Survey Results: Do You Vote Your Environmental Values?

August 8, 2018 by  
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Earthling Survey: Have You Switched to Plant Proteins?

August 8, 2018 by  
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Senate fails to override Obama’s Keystone XL veto

March 6, 2015 by  
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The Senate put one more nail in the Keystone XL Pipeline’s coffin yesterday when it failed to override President Obama’s veto of the project last week . With a two-thirds majority needed for the override to succeed, the Senate only managed to get 62 votes in favor of an override, with 37 votes going toward sustaining the veto. Read the rest of Senate fails to override Obama’s Keystone XL veto Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: congress votes on keystone xl , keystone , Keystone XL Pipeline , obama , override , presidential veto , senate , Veto , Vote

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10 High-Function, Low Impact Birdfeeders (Slideshow)

August 22, 2011 by  
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Photo: redyellowandblueink.etsy.com Make your backyard a haven for local birds with these chic feeders — some of which are aimed specifically at certain breeds, and all of which use recycled, upcycled, or biodegradable materials. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Sea Chair: Fishing away plastic waste

August 22, 2011 by  
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Ankit Sharma: The Sea Chair Designed by Alexander Groves, Azusa Murakami and Kieren Jones Innovation is said to be at work when we do something different and unique to benefit people and other life forms inhabiting our planet. Three people knew it well. Alexander Groves, Azusa Murakami and Kieren Jones, all graduates of the Royal College of Arts in London have turned a fishing trawler on its head and made a sea cleaning machine by searching the plastic waste, which they lovingly call the Sea Chair, this being in a chair like structure. So, watch out all you plastic in the sea, the chair is coming to chuck you out. Picture Gallery The Sea Chair The Sea Chair by Alexander Groves, Azusa Murakami and Kieren Jones What’s it about? Well, people generally go for fishing in the sea, but the trio can proudly say that they go to fish plastic. And besides making the sea a better place for those marine inhabitants, they are also doing a great deal for the two legs land walker, the human. With growing population, logic dictates that one needs more chairs, and humans are known to pollute water bodies from time immemorial. So, why not combine the two and viola!, you have the Sea Chair. Methodology: You must be wondering, how’s this possible? Don’t fear. You shall get all your answers. The machine encompasses a fishing trawler with an on-board factory which sorts out the plastic pellets from the other denser elements. It uses a floatation tank which filters the debris. The chair scoops along the shore, picking up plastics hither and thither and all the junk goes in the tank which sits peacefully atop the machine. The machine has been nominated for the Victorinox Time To Care Award. If you want to vote, then you can visit their site and make your vote count. The designers are hoping that they get the award, because this will make their machine a reality, and they can start production soon. Even if they end up in top three, they will get enough funding to start production. So, people make your vote count and pave the way for change. The plastic pellets are popularly known as ‘nurdles’ among the industrial community. The designers found that they were the most prevalent amongst the debris during their research trip to Porthtowan beach. Their minds ran this way: the plastic pellets are the raw materials for injection molding. Being small, they will not be scooped up by other ‘sea cleaning’ machines, and as they don’t make the pointer of the weight scale tilt away much, they will just float on the water surface. And according to the way nature works, take a thousand years to disintegrate. So, in an eureka moment, they decided to do something about it. EU has also decided to pay the fishermen by plastic, so this will enable them to live a better life, as the net used to scoop plastic does not harm marine life, and the plastic can be recycled into a sea chair. So, do cast your vote, and let’s walk along the road to a better world. Via: Dezeen

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City Cottage: Set to reconnect human’s relationship with nature

August 22, 2011 by  
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B Phanindra Kumar: City Cottage Designed by Verstas Architects Most of us have read the poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost. The writer depicted the two things—the beauty of the woods and the busy mechanical life. Yes, the nature and humans are interlinked and are inseparable. However, caught in the rat race of earning money, one is moving far from the nature that has been resulting in the increased crime rate and corrupted minds. Though a few people want to at least spend their weekends in woods but they do not find any scope for the same. In order to reconnect the relation of human with nature, Finland based Verstas Architects has come out with City Cottage. Picture Gallery City Cottage City Cottage by Verstas Architects This City Cottage is a family resident—a home away from the home built on the city out skirts and in a nature preserve. The cottage is covered with lush green from all sides. Besides, one can pamper his ears and ignite the senses by listening to the birds chirping and smelling the fresh budding flowers. City Cottage is a 14-meter-cabin, and has everything neatly equipped in it; from sofas to well designed kitchen with stove, kettle and other utensils. The walls of the cottage are made of plywood and glass. One can enjoy relaxing on the sofa while staring at the woods from the see through glasses of the wall. A family can come to this place for picnic too. Best part is the location, which is just a few miles away from the civilization. Therefore, one can easily reach the city area by just peddling a bicycle in an emergency. A great design by Verstas Architects. Via: Designboom

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Chinese Subway Riders Given Giant Punching Bags to Deal With Commuter Rage (Video)

August 9, 2011 by  
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Image via YouTube video While not nearly as bad as road rage, some commuters using public transportation could get a little riled up during long or arduous trips in rush hour traffic. One subway station in China may have a clever solution to anyone who needs to vent their stress (or boredom), offering giant punching bags to riders. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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What To Do If Worried About Climate Change?

October 2, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Inhabitat.com Help get out the vote , is what you want to do. Writing blog posts and messing with social media are insufficient.

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As California Considers Ban on Plastic Bags, Adrian Grenier’s SHFT Works to Sway the Vote (VIDEO)

August 1, 2010 by  
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Image Credit: Zainub via Flickr In June, we were thrilled when we heard that California’s State Assembly passed a bill banning single-use plastic bags . Stores would have to charge 5 cents for every paper bag they dole out, pushing shoppers to bring reusable bags. To become law, however, the bill has to get through the California Senate this Summer

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Fresh and Easy’s Farm to Store in 24 Program

August 1, 2010 by  
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photo: Sara Novak This is an idea that I hope gets some traction and expands to other grocers across the nation. Fresh & Easy’s Neighborhood Market found such success with their Farm to Store in 24 Program , that they will be expanding it. Customers are ensured through the program, the their produce was picked only 24 hours prior to their purchase, Along with the program, the grocer only sells in-state produce so that they can get it to you in a timely manner

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