Category Archives: Environment

Student Invents Solar-Powered Fridge for Developing Countries | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/12/solar-powered-fridge-by-emily-cummins I’ll leave the thumb-up for the fact that this is still an amazingly useful tool, but she’s as much the inventor of this solar fridge as Pat Boone was the inventor of his R&B rip-off songs. I suppose her true appeal (apart from being photogenic and having that patronizingly exclamatory “girl inventor!” label that […]

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Doug Fine: Author, Journalist, Adventurer, Goat-Herder

http://www.dougfine.com/ A tentative thumbs-up for a website and related book that have disappointed me. I first heard about Doug Fine through a>, and the fact that I don’t always agree with Kevin Kelly’s media suggestions should’ve been a heads-up. Instead, I eagerly placed Farewell, My Subaru on hold at the library and waited impatiently for […]

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Majora Carter: Greening the ghetto | Video on TED.com

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/majora_carter_s_tale_of_urban_renewal.html As promised, here’s the first – and, this week, the most powerful – of the TED talks that I’ve enjoyed. South Bronx green activist Majora Carter shows what a strong will and a great attitude can contribute towards turning a historically dangerous neighbourhood into a living, breathing green space. Required viewing for anyone who […]

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NatureMill Automatic Compost Bin | Composter | Compost | Composting | naturemill.com

http://www.naturemill.com/ I went into this website with my skepticism filter set to “high”, but came out with a new item for my want-want-want tags: A compact home composter. What won me over? The replaceable filter lasts for five years instead of the standard two weeks (hello, Brita filters), the decomposition is sped up far more […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080709/ap_on_re_ca/g8_climate_change_24;_ylt=Aly.sKQgzIEO1CmS18qnIyEE1vAI The G8 miraculously come to a consensus on climate change, and promise swift action to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets. Ha ha, just kidding. As usual, the self-congratulatory group present a plan that calls for halving today’s levels over the next 42 years. Dream big, guys, dream big. The one bright spot in the […]

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Sironi Peace

http://dcssi.istm.cnr.it/Sironi/Peace.htm A well-intentioned joke that misses its target rather spectacularly. I’m not sure that equal-opportunity finger-wagging is really the solution to a fractious global crisis.

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Clean Office Air With a USB-Powered Mini-Greenhouse – GoodCleanTech

http://www.goodcleantech.com/2007/08/clean_office_air_with_a_usbpow.php A USB greenhouse. Perfect for drones like myself who will never attain the desirable window cubicle. Note that I am resisting the urge to make green-thumb-drive jokes – surely that is deserving of one of these, gift-wrapped and left on my desk?

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titansixs favorite websites – StumbleUpon

http://titansix.stumbleupon.com/ Here I was all set to extend a warm welcome to TitanSix, when I notice he’s been around for a year, and leaves me in the dust, thumbs-given-wise! I suppose, amidst the MySpacers and Photoblogs, there’s another couple of awesome Stumblers I have yet to discover. Anyway, this is the themed blog that was […]

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Robin Nixon: Technical &Motivational Author

http://robinnixon.com/blog/2007/06/27/finally-fully-biodegradable-plastic-bottles/ Innocent’s drinks are pretty awful, but their innovation and commitment to the environment are laudatory. Potential clients, though, should remember that these degradable bottles are far from carbon neutral – there’s processing involved before you buy them – though at least they’re selling something that doesn’t come free out the tap, so they’re less […]

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Ten ways to prepare for a post-oil society

http://eartheasy.com/article_ten_ways_post_oil.htm Though I’m not sure I agree with all of its theories, this article intrigues me. The tagline used by the author is, …the best way to feel hopeful for the future is to prepare for it. And yet, his suggestions are reminiscent of an 1890s frontier lifestyle, as seen in the Little House on […]

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