A Great Day at Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum in Compton, CA. The event, held in partnership with companies and organizations such as; Pacific Coast Waste and Recycling, Heal the Bay, Treehugger and Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, will feature free electronic waste recycling and educational Earth Day programs for youth and adults.Check out Pics [Read more...]
Many people have no idea that the NFL has been investing in eco-friendly programs for years. And this year isn’t an exception. Super Bowl XLVI will present the highly lucrative rematch between the New England Patriots and New York Giants.
Super Bowl XLVI will be powered through 15 million kilowatt hours of reusable energy, which will be provided by Green Mountain Energy Company. Green Mountain will also play there part in cutting emissions of both teams by, installing a residential photovoltaic array and planting around 1,700 trees in urban parts of Indianapolis.
Many eco-friendly car buyers have been patiently awaiting the arrival of the Chevrolet Volt at their local dealer since the extended-range juggernaut was unveiled in concept form nearly four years ago, and now the wait is almost over. To be more precise, the wait is nearly over if you ordered one of the first 160 retail examples of General Motors’ halo car and you live in one of the battery-powered sedan’s initial launch markets. The first batch of Volts have left the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and are en-route to California, Texas, Washington D.C and New York.
The Volt finally hits prime time with an EPA-approved range of 35 miles on a single charge, and with the ability to travel up to 379 miles when also using its 1.4-liter gas engine generator. The Volt also enters the Chevy showroom with the Motor Trend and Automobile Car of the Year awards. Hit the jump to read over GM’s official press release.
Europe is truly embracing hydrogen refueling stations — first we saw Italy install solar-powered pumps, then Germany announced plans for a hydrogen fuel network that will be finished by 2015. The latest nation to jump on the bandwagon is the Netherlands, which recently unveiled the first public hydrogen fueling station in the country. The first pump is installed in Arnhem and it is reportedly one of the first stations to be installed along Europe’s Hydrogen Highway.
Throw Back BCTV: Hip Hop Panel @ UCLA Feat. Devi Dev, Melyssa Ford, Little X, DJ Tony Touch, Nipsey Hussle
Devi Dev- 93.5 KDAY radio personality, special event host, and Director of Music for KDAY—
Melyssa Ford- famous model and actress (got her start in popular hip hop music videos)
Julien “Director X” Lutz- Highly Revered music video director who has directed singles for Sean Paul, Common, R.Kelly, The Game, Ludacris, Kanye West, and many more hip hop/rap recording artists (formerly known as “Little X”)
DJ Tony Touch- well-respected hip hop DJ and producer, and heavy affiliate of the world-famous “true school” movement that is the Rock Steady Crew
Nipsey Hussle- Up and coming All.$.In.No.$.Out! Records hip hop/rap recording artist & heavy player in the West Coast rap resurgence.
Sorting through mountains of bottles and cans to recycle them may be a thing of the past thanks to a new recycling center set to be unveiled in Texas this month. Set up by Coca-Cola, the Reimagine recycling center swallows up bottles and cans in bulk — and rewards you through the My Coke Rewards Program. [Read more...]
Via TreeHugger: Walmart customers—whether they live in Chicago or Tokyo—want locally grown fresh produce. Yet, while grocery sales make up more than half our business, we haven’t focused enough of our sustainability efforts toward the food we sell. We’ve set dozens of sustainability goals for the company during the past five years, but only four of our 39 public sustainability goals addressed food…A year ago, we realized we needed to do more, and it was clear sustainable agriculture was right for our business. [Read more...]
Responding to health concerns about possible carcinogens in the former polystyrene containers, the organic yogurt company announced Wednesday it has switched to a plastic made from corn – one of the first plant-based containers for the dairy industry and believed to be the first for yogurt.
Polyactic acid or PLA, a polymer made from corn, is nothing new. Last April, Frito-Lay came out with a compostable bag for its SunChips, one which it is now scrapping for most varieties because customers complained about how noisy it was. Coca Cola Co. has introduced a bottle made from up to 30 percent plant-based materials, and a mix of petroleum-based materials.
Stonyfield admits while its PLA package is made from a renewable source and not fossil fuels, it isn’t perfect – because of the energy, pesticides and genetically modified seeds that go into growing the corn, which is also a food source. And there’s only one U.S. facility that recycles PLA.
TreeHugger.com: New NOAA temperature data has been released including August temperatures and this year’s record-setting global trend continues: “For January-August 2010, the global land and ocean surface temperature of 14.7°C tied with 1998 as the warmest January-August period on record. This value is 0.67°C above the 20th century average.” August itself went down in history as being among the warmest recorded as well.
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Sami Grover: Aquaponics usually stirs up a good deal of interest and debate here. From the awesome urban aquaponics of Growing Power to industrial-scale aquaponics operations, plenty of people believe in the idea of recycling fish poop into plant food in an efficient semi-closed-loop system. And yet questions remain—I’ve asked before whether aquaponics is cruel, whether soil-less farming can be organic, and whether aquaponics is an efficient way to feed ourselves. Now one study is claiming to answer another important question—can aquaponics pay for itself? [Read more...]