Archive for October, 2012

100% Wood-free Paper Made from Wheat Straw

Step Forward Paper is created using 80 per cent waste wheat straw and 20 per cent wood fibres. It’s currently available in more than 330 Staples stores across Canada and was found to have the least amount of environmental impact among North American copy papers, including 100% recycled paper. Woody Harrelson is a major backer of Prairie Pulp and Paper Inc., North America's First Non-Wood Paper Mill.

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October 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

Top 100 Sites for Going Green

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October 25, 2012 at 1:00 am Leave a comment

New alliance could make cable a catalyst for cleaner power


Dean Kamen, developer of the Segway, got the Coca-Cola company to invest in water purification systems for sites in Ghana and other regions. The prolific inventor has developed a Stirling Engine to generate alternative energy, which is always available, multi-purpose, and able to run on multiple fuels from hydrogen, to methane, to beer.

Read full article at Smart Planet.

October 25, 2012 at 12:47 am Leave a comment

Newsweek Green Rankings

Newsweek and The Daily Beast’s annual ranking of US and Global companies and politicians by how green, or not green, they are.

October 24, 2012 at 8:51 pm Leave a comment

Lifespan of Marine Debris

October 11, 2012 at 10:43 pm 1 comment

Smart, Solar-Powered Kiosks for Recycling and Composting Send Text When Theyre Full


Last year, the University of Washington realized it had a big waste problem. A sampling of the garbage at the campus’s Red Square found that 61 percent was actually compostable. To make sure the compostable waste wasn’t going out with the garbage, the university decided to seek a high-tech solution in the form of smart, solar-powered kiosks that collect garbage, compost and recyclables and communicate wirelessly when they need to be emptied.

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October 10, 2012 at 11:31 pm Leave a comment

Irreversible warming will cause sea levels to rise for thousands of years to come, new research shows

 Greenhouse gas emissions up to now have triggered an irreversible warming of Earth that will cause sea levels to rise for thousands of years to come, new research has shown.

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October 6, 2012 at 12:58 am Leave a comment

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