An ECO Christmas

Green Earth Journey

But artificial trees are non-renewable, non-recyclable and non-biodegradable plastic. Add mantelpiece greens—organic balsam fir, pine and cedar ($25)—or a centerpiece with three candles ($35; DarthiaFarm ).

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Jordan architect wants to green up the capital’s biggest eyesore

Green Prophet

The empty skyscrapers stand in silent testimony to both the 2008 world financial crisis and a more localized crisis in smart urban planning. Green Prophet met up with Salameh to get the full story. Green Prophet: Congratulations! “Green” is in my blood.

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Meet the “Miss Pakistan” of Renewable Energy

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Natasha Paracha was Miss Pakistan World in 2008. In 2011, she’s using her beauty and smarts to build a sustainable renewable energy climate in Pakistan. In 2008, Natasha Paracha got that question moments before she became Miss Pakistan World.

Why You Should Be Optimistic About Renewables, In One Chart.

Mother Jones

Why You Should Be Optimistic About Renewables, In One Chart. Print Email Tweet Farewell, Obama's "Green Dream Team" TSA Dumps Porno Airport Scanners. Big Wind's Recurring Nightmare The wind industry is clamoring to renew a key tax credit. 2008 December.

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The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

The Green Changemakers

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil - 53 min - Jul 6, 2008 [link] When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. The nation has also moved toward small-scale renewable energy and developed an energy-saving mass transit system, while maintaining its government-provided health care system whose preventive, locally-based approach to medicine conserves scarce resources.

THIS Toothbrush Is A Miswak | Green Prophet

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Thank you Leen for sharing your eco-product with Green Prophet. The miswak’s plastic wrapping is a familiar image for consumers – but contradicts renewability And what about the plastic packaging?

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Green Wiki

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[link] Welcome to Wikia Green We are building the best resource for citizens of the Earth to learn about the environment and how to live a more sustainable life. 683 articles since March 2008 Environmental Issues Global Warming Carbon Footprint Emissions Problems Environmental Economics Legislation and Policy See more. Green Science and Technology Renewable Energy Green Computing Hybrid cars Solar energy See more. Tags: Life-style Green

Making a Life (Green Living)

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Community involvement can be immediately local and place-based, or it can be virtual (on the Internet) or temporal (at a Green Festival or renewable energy fair). Tags: Life-style Green Living-values

15 Future Wonders of Green Technology

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Written by Urbanist on July 8th, 2008 As the world increasingly focuses on sustainable initiatives, green architecture is a booming industry. The center will operate almost entirely on renewable energy.

A 'Green New Deal' can save the world's economy,

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Switching direction and concentrating on 'green growth', he says, will not only prevent such catastrophes, but rescue the world's finances. The new, green economy would provide a new engine of growth, putting the world on the road to prosperity again.

Green Recovery: A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy

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can create two million jobs by investing in a rapid green economic recovery program, which will strengthen the economy, increase energy independence, and fight global warming. labor market conditions in July 2008). Tags: Energy Economics Green

Green Government Initiative Publications

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[link] Green Government Initiative Launched in 2007, the NACo Green Government Initiative provides comprehensive resources for local governments on all things green, including energy, air quality, transportation, water quality, land use, purchasing and recycling. NACo serves as a catalyst between local governments and the private sector to facilitate green government best practices, products and policies that result in financial and environmental savings.

Poor Countries Tap Renewables at Twice the Pace of Rich

Green (Living) Review

Emerging markets are installing renewable energy projects at almost twice the rate of developed nations, a report concluded. A study of 55 nations -- including China, Brazil, South Africa , Uruguay and Kenya -- found that they’ve installed a combined 142 gigawatts from 2008 to 2013. The 143 percent growth in renewables in those markets compares with an 84 percent rate in wealthier nations, which installed 213 megawatts, according to a report released today by Climatescope.

Building a Green Economy

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Link on ENN -- Know Your Environment When leaders of the 20 largest economies gather in Washington this week , a centerpiece of their deliberations should be a Global Green Deal that capitalizes on the current economic crisis to build economically and environmentally sustainable economies. A Global Green Deal would have several strategic objectives: Transition to a renewable energy economy. Invest in green infrastructure. Norton & Company, 2008).

Win An Organic Area Rug - Eco-Vegan Gal: Live healthy, live green

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Making a green revolution

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by Ted Glick October 23, 2008 “Just because we can’t sell shares in nature doesn’t mean it has no value.” Friedman’s “Hot, Flat and Crowded—Why We Need a Green Revolution and How it Can Renew America,” Michael Brune’s “Coming Clean—Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal,” and Van Jones’ “The Green Collar Economy—How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems.” For Jones “green jobs” means above all else an understanding of the race and class dimensions of U.S.

UNEP Launches Green Economy Initiative

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The call was made today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and leading economists as they launched the Green Economy Initiative aimed at seizing an historic opportunity to bring about tomorrow's economy today. Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director, said: "The financial, fuel and food crises of 2008 are in part a result of speculation and a failure of governments to intelligently manage and focus markets".

Is nuclear power green?

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Rachel's Democracy & Health News #983, October 30, 200 8 [link] [Rachel's introduction: How can people judge whether a technology is green or not? They can compare it to the 12 principles of green engineering and the 12 principles of green chemistry. Here we compare nuclear power to these green principles.] On the other hand, sometimes we are told that solar, geothermal and tidal power are what we really need to "green" our energy system.

The Green City Vision

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link] “The city can save the Earth” – the Charter of Calcutta, 1990 What is a Green City? A Green City is an ecologically healthy city. We do, however, see hints of Green Cities emerging in today’s solar, wind and recycling technologies, in green buildings and green businesses, in urban environmental restoration projects, urban gardening and organic farming, and in individuals using foot, bicycle and public modes of transportation in preference to the automobile.

8 Ways to Green Your Battery Use

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by Trey Granger This story is part of Earth911’s “Green Eight” series, where we showcase eight ways to green your life in various areas. These are both forms of renewable energy so you won’t have to use non-renewable electricity to power your batteries. Tags: Electronics Green You may not realize how often you use batteries until you have to operate for a few hours without electricity.

One Planet Living

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In our One Planet Living Communities , users’ and residents’ environmental impacts will be lower than normal ‘by default’ because of the provision of sustainable infrastructure such as renewable energy, easy recycling facilities, sustainable transport options and recycled water.

Beyond Simplicity

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For individuals the practice has meant much and they have been able to live healthy, productive lives, and find much satisfaction with use of renewable energy, organic foods and clean domestic environments. Tags: Simplicity Green [link] TOUGH ISSUES FOR A NEW ERA by Al Fritsch, S.J.

13 Best Energy Ideas (And 3 Really Bad Ones) :: by Sarah van Gelder

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MAGAZINE GRAPHIC, 2008. For starters, it will have to be both highly efficient and powered by renewable energy—the sun, wind, earth, or ocean. Examples: Sweden taxes CO2 emissions, carbon-based fuels, and domestic flights, and cut taxes for labor and green fuels.

The World is Flat (free audiobook)

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MB Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux Hardcover September 2008 Hot, Flat, and Crowded Why We Need a Green Revolution - And How it Can Renew America Thomas L. But they have not gone very far down Main Street; the much-touted "green revolution" has hardly begun.

Green up or ship out – Saudi clamps down on construction industry

Green Prophet

Saudi Arabia has announced that the construction industry has five years to “green” up their business. Faisal Alfadl, Secretary-general of the Saudi Green Building Forum (SGBF) told the paper that all of the projects under this umbrella will be green.

A Sustainable City! China Enters the Age of Sustainable Urban Design

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Combining the high end knowledge in green technologies and infrastructures. Through sustainable design and planning, Arup aims for Dongtan to be self-sufficient, generating all energy from renewable resources, growing all food, and recyling all waste.

Special report: How our economy is killing the Earth

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16 October 2008 From New Scientist. Most of us accept the need for a more sustainable way to live, by reducing carbon emissions, developing renewable technology and increasing energy efficiency.

Masdar City Will Be World's First Zero-Carbon, Zero-Waste, Car-free City

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Images: Foster unveils green utopia in the desert " It hopes to set the trend in property development, renewable energy, sustainable habitat and climate change mitigation all in one project.

Save the world

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The food is nutritious and delicious, and uses less of our non-renewable resources. Shop Green. Tags: Photo Life-style Green 10 EASY THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP THE EARTH THIS EARTH DAY, APRIL 22 1. Plant a tree in your yard or start a garden.

Community Solutions for Peak Oil and Post Carbon

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Plan B – The "clean and green" approach proposes using large-scale renewables like wind, solar, biofuels and hydrogen to maintain our high energy way of life and keep us complacent and consuming. Click on any question for the answer: Q: What is Peak Oil?


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To renew, deepen the foundation of our work, and sharpen our focus? In the past years, there has been an inflation of declaring “Green Heroes”.

Ecotechnic economy and relocalisation

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This would require either extreme taxation or a global fuel shortage, combined with high technology renewable energy, local organic polyculture farming and the like. The Freezing Point of Industrial Society [link] The Ecotechnic Economy Fuel 270 years' grain No such economies yet exist.

Magnetic levitation growing into the next big thing in green transport


Green Products. Renewable Energy. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Magnetic levitation growing into the next big thing in green transport. However, the biggest advantage is that they don’t run on petroleum and the needed electric power can be obtained from different sources, including renewable ones. Elena Corchera, is one such designer who apart from making clothes green is also working on ways to make them look. Please login.

Was the Arab Spring Good for Renewable Energy?

Green Prophet

How is the Arab Spring, which has caused massive financial losses on one side, also able to influence growth and development of renewable and green sources of energy? The International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated in their latest bi-annual “Regional Economic Outlook: Middle East and Central Asia”-report that breakeven oil price for the UAE has risen from $60 in 2008 to $80 a barrel. Renewable energy has become more attractive.


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Switch your investments away from fossil fuel to renewable energy companies, or exercise your right as a shareholder to pressure energy companies to make the transition to renewables. Boycott the products of companies like Esso that are obstructing the transition to renewables. Provide investment, grants, and tax breaks for the development and purchase of clean renewable alternatives to oil and for energy efficient vehicles.

Positive Energy Conference Reports

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Bamboo flooring is NOT green

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Time and again writers and makers try to have the consumer, that is you and me, believe that bamboo flooring is green, environmentally-friendly and sustainable. In the book Green From the Ground Up by David Johnston and Scott Gibson (Taunton Press, 2008) the authors state with regards to Bamboo Floors the following: “Bamboo is a rapidly renewable resource, making it a sustainable flooring option and also a durable flooring material.

To The Next U.S. President: 100 Words for 100 Days

The Green Changemakers

WorldChanging Team October 29, 2008 9:20 AM The eyes of the world are riveted on the U.S. Even the most intelligent and most prepared leader will face unprecedented challenges when taking office in 2008. Barnstorming a world without borders, the President can begin America’s journey toward a bright green future. Several times over the past few years, Chinese leaders have signaled to business and industry to expect emissions caps after 2008 – if the U.S.

Links Between a Poverty Fighting Present & a Sustainable Future

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Iteke has created 40 full-time, green jobs and heightened awareness of the need to recycle. Self-reliance, capacity-building, green transformation, equity and public participation are also key principles of the initiative through which EcoCity has been able to orient urban planning and investment towards sustainable development. October 2008 So how much eco is enough for your city - and how to make it happen. It too is a net exporter of renewable energy.

Eco-Industrial Parks (EIP)

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Components of this approach include green design of park infrastructure and plants (new or retrofitted); cleaner production, pollution prevention; energy efficiency; and inter-company partnering. For the environment there is reduced demand on finite resources; decreased local and global pollution; increased use of renewable energy and materials; and an overall renewal of natural systems. Tags: Sustainable-development Green