Cruelty Free International calls for a ban on household product testing on animals

Green (Living) Review

Cruelty Free International Chief Executive, Michelle Thew , said:“ We are delighted to receive widespread political and company support for our campaign. It is now time to do the same with household products and their ingredients.

The Simple Household Product that is Helping Save Lives.

Elephant Journal

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Düsseldorf International Airport Goes Solar

Green (Living) Review

One of Germany’s largest photovoltaic (PV) plants is newest arrival at Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS) Düsseldorf, Germany, December 2011: Travelers flying in or out of DUS can enjoy a new sight: a field of 8,400 solar panels on an area as big as six soccer fields.

Give it a grow – International Compost Week

Green (Living) Review

International Compost Awareness Week which runs from Monday 5th to Sunday 11th May aims to show people how simple home composting is and demonstrate the great results that can be achieved by turning your organic waste into nutrient-rich homemade compost.

The UN adds “Tea Day” and “Food Loss” day to international agriculture days of the year

Green Prophet

The UN has decided we need more days to celebrate food and agriculture and has decided that 2021 is the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, 21 May as International Tea Day and 29 September as International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste.

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An international day for electronic waste

Green Prophet

More than one hundred organisations from over forty countries worldwide will organise activities as part of the second International E-Waste Day taking place on 14 th October. The International Telecommunication Union, the UN agency responsible for ICT is involved.

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HRH The Prince of Wales receives international recognition for his unrelenting commitment to promote sustainability

Green (Living) Review

LONDON, November 2012: HRH The Prince of Wales was recognized as this year’s acclaimed Lifetime Achievement Winner at the 7th International Green Awards gala ceremony held at the iconic Battersea Power Station, London.

Green Adoption

Green Home Blog

Fortunately for the planet, one person also dies every 13 seconds, but that still leaves a net gain of one human every 15 seconds, one of which will become an international migrant every 44 seconds. The same applies to LGBT households, which now represent five percent of the U.S.

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Debunking Some Green Myths

Green Home Blog

These movements, or conversions, don’t simply involve giant international corporations. Tagged: Cleaning , ecofriendly , environmental products , green cleaning , green products , health , household products , natural , non-toxic. ALLERGY HEALTH SENSITIVE Cleaning Defining Green Household Living Green NON-TOXIC BIO-BASED ecofriendly environmental products green cleaning green products health household products natural non-toxicDebunking Some Green Myths.

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How To: Stay Cool and Green

Green Home Blog

Here are ten tips that should help lower your internal thermostat without costing you an arm and a leg (and your firstborn child!) Tagged: household products , Save energy , solar attic fan , water conservation. How To: Stay Cool and Green.

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Killer Fungi

Green Home Blog

In fact, stachybotrys is perfectly happy snapping up material with a high cellulose and low nitrogen content, which means it is well fed on ordinary household items such as fiberboard, gypsum board, paper, dust, and lint. It can even cause damage to internal organs and mental impairments.

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What It Means To Be Socially Conscious

Green Home Blog

Then bring the green inside by choosing non-toxic household insect repellants that aren’t repellant simply because they smell yucky! What It Means To Be Socially Conscious. In today’s hectic world, it is hard to be socially conscious.

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Off-Grid, Clean Energy Access For All

Sierra Club Compass

Figure 1 - Estimated value of future markets of household energy access products.   Figure 2 - Estimated future usage of energy access products by households. Energy Solutions International One in five people around the world, approximately 1.3

Skinny Grids

Sierra Club Compass

Advances in LED white lighting have revolutionized the amount of power poor households now need. That''s because the drop in demand lowers the current in the "poles and wires" that connect households in conventional grids. Energy Solutions India International

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Sierra Club & Solar Crowdfunding For the World's Poor

Sierra Club Compass

That’s a big problem because we know that to end energy poverty we need to dramatically ramp up decentralized clean energy ( at least according to the International Energy Agency ).   @SunFunder  is doing just that: [link] " -- Justin Guay, Sierra Club International.

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A Guide to Fair Trade

Green Home Blog

The main ones are Fairtrade International (FLO), the World Fair Trade Organization, the Network of European Worldshops, and the European Fair Trade Association (these four are loosely aligned in an organization known as FINE). Tagged: environmental products , fair trade , fair trade certified , green certification , green living , green products , household products.

GREENER PRODUCT approves 3rd party certifications for green building products

Green Life Smart Life

is an independent, non-profit organization responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving a sustainable forestry certification program that is internationally recognized and is the largest single forest standard in the world. Over two decades, SCS has developed internationally recognized standards and certification programs aimed at spurring the highest level of environmental improvements, social accountability and product performance. NEWS RELEASE.

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Chinese Coal Consumption Just Fell For The First Time This Century

Sierra Club Compass

According to analysis produced by Lauri Myllyvirta and Greenpeace International in the first half of this year, China’s coal use dropped for the first time this century - while the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) actually grew. Coal International

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Solar Crowdfunding's Lessons Learned

Sierra Club Compass

Already organizations like the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) is financing a fund which will support off grid clean energy including novel mini grid approaches like Tower Power. Coal Energy Solutions Greentech India International Politics Safe and Healthy Communitie

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The World’s First Rural Feed-In Tariff?

Sierra Club Compass

Here’s a checklist: Guaranteed Minimum Revenue: An RFIT provides a targeted payment per household ‘connected’ to either a large solar home system or a village power/micro-grid  installation. Energy Solutions International

President Obama and Private Investors Move $1 Billion Beyond The Grid

Sierra Club Compass

It begins to align the Power Africa Initiative with what the International Energy Agency (IEA) has made clear is necessary to achieve universal electrification - diverting over 60 percent of all new energy access finance to off-grid and mini-grid solutions. International

More Than A Light Bulb: How Clean Energy Is Powering Health Clinics Beyond the Grid

Sierra Club Compass

But why should SunFarmer target large consumers, like health clinics, when most organizations working in this clean energy market start with small household needs -- including lighting and mobile phone charging? This is why the Sierra Club’s International Program advocates for energy access.

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Green Living Ideas

Fights infection (internally or externally). ? Fights inflammation (internally or externally). ? Eco Friendly Household Goods Food and Cuisine Health and Fitness apple cider vinegar apple cider vinegar benefits arthritis diabetes digestion migraine

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Modi’s Solar Lining

Sierra Club Compass

With a freshly minted pledge to bring solar power to all 400 million Indians living in the dark, Modi has elevated solar to the prime time - and made an important break with the fossil fuel status quo that the international community will do well to watch. That’s why there are roughly 80 million households still without power. According to the 2011 Indian census, there were approximately one million households using solar. Energy Solutions India International

Haiti: Give me Light, Give me Life

Sierra Club Compass

All photos courtesy of Earthspark International. In 2012, President Michel Martelly  announced a new rural electrification program, with the aim to electrify 200,000 households in two years. Coal International Here in the U.S.,

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Embracing Analog: Postcards From the Middle East

Green Prophet

Years later, handwritten letters kept my college roommates connected over summer breaks (interstate calls from our parents’ single-phone households being too pricey to dare). Lifestyle cloud technology digital media handwritten correspondence Queen Alia International Airport Ziggy Shortcrust

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21 Products I Use That Tell Me I’m An Adult Now.

Elephant Journal

I’ve never felt like an adult and I really doubt I ever will, but I do catch myself using very practical household products now that I’m older. My internal grandmother is definitely showing, and I don’t give a […]. I mean, I get excited to buy things that my teenage self would have found quite hilarious.

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India CAD Crisis Solution: Move Beyond Kerosene

Sierra Club Compass

That's 25percent of all off-grid households, that's scale, and that's why small is big. It would be a first, and much needed step, towards letting the sun shine on rural India. -- Justin Guay, Sierra Club International. Coal Energy Solutions Health India International

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Calling All Village Infrastructure Angels

Sierra Club Compass

Perhaps the most exciting is a campaign to map all off-grid households in the world (www.developmentmaps.org ), so the industry can better map and plan how it''s going to reach everyone. Coal Energy Solutions Greentech Health International

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Easy DIY Gift Ideas for the Non-Crafty Green Diva

Green Living Ideas

So, my awesome intern, Jamie and I have done some homework and found some DIY gift ideas that seem fairly simple and have enough information to get us non-crafty green divas into the game.

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Beyond-the-Grid Is Not Just About Light, It’s About Resiliency

Sierra Club Compass

The fact that Bhanumathi’s solar system remained intact meant that her household could maintain their own supply of clean water and cooked food.    --Vrinda Manglik, Associate Campaign Representative, International Clean Energy Access. Energy Solutions India International

Off-Grid Clean Tech 2.0: Interview with BBOXX CEO Mansoor Hamayun

Sierra Club Compass

Nowhere is this more true than Africa where the International Energy Agency predicts population growth will outstrip grid expansion to leave 645 million people without power. and they''re not looking back. -- Justin Guay, Sierra Club International.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Helene Gayle

Conservancy Talk

That will help environmental advocates see the human face of environmental issues — internationally as well as domestically — and understand how that connection shapes priorities.

The World’s First Rural Feed-In Tariff?

Sierra Club Compass

Here’s a checklist: Guaranteed Minimum Revenue: An RFIT provides a targeted payment per household ‘connected’ to either a large solar home system or a village power/micro-grid  installation. And to be clear, there is the full expectation households will pay for these services given the large amounts they already pay for dirty, expensive forms of energy like kerosene. Energy Solutions InternationalHow do we move clean energy access beyond just a light bulb?

India, AAP & The People's Energy Plan

Sierra Club Compass

million solar home systems , putting it on track to reach 25 percent of all off-grid households with clean energy by the end of 2014. Perhaps now it will also have a people's energy plan. -- Justin Guay, Sierra Club International. Coal Health India International

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RFF: Increased Driving and Gas Consumption

Environmental Economics

They find that “changes in the demographic and economic characteristics of households in the United States, rather than changes in driving habits, explain most of the recent dynamics.”. From the "Key Findings": Over the next decade, miles traveled will increase nearly at historical rates, causing substantially higher oil consumption and GHG emissions than if persistent changes in household driving habits explained the recent changes in VMT.

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How to Realign Your Lifestyle Using Eco-Principles

Green Life Smart Life

Once we have internal balance, our focus can shift smoothly to an external balance. Achieving an eco balance internally through meditation, exercise, and intellectual stimulation is the simple solution to turning a truly balanced green leaf. Tags: Energy Green Green Products Health Household Recycling sustainable living energy efficient appliances reusable grocery bags eco-living

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Beyond-the-Grid Is Not Just About Light, It’s About Resiliency

Sierra Club Compass

The fact that Bhanumathi’s solar system remained intact meant that her household could maintain their own supply of clean water and cooked food.       Emergency responses by the international community to disasters increasingly include bringing beyond-the-grid solar products to disaster-impacted areas.    --Vrinda Manglik, Associate Campaign Representative, International Clean Energy Access. Energy Solutions India International

Did you know…you could shop for the Earth?

Green Life Smart Life

Posted by: Ashley (intern). Tags: Green Green Products Holidays Household Local Organic Recycling green holiday gifts Green kids green shopping reduce reuse recycle Sustainable products Just a heads up to all you Rhode Islanders! If you haven’t seen the commercial yet, there is a new store offering eco friendly alternatives for shopaholics in Wakefield and East Greenwich. It’s called THE Did You Know? STORE.

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Is a space heater worth it?

Green Life Smart Life

Posted by: Kate (intern). Tags: About the Home Energy Green Green Electronics Household Safety Saving Money buyenergyefficient.org energy efficiency energy savings home ownership oil alternatives space heater The purchase of my new home has made me very aware to the financial burden of everything from a large appliance to buying unnecessary decorations for my house.

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Get the Greenest lawn in the Neighborhood

Green Life Smart Life

Posted by: Ashley (intern). Tags: About the Home Green Green for Business Household Organic Saving Money buying from local farms energy efficiency green landscaping green living Tax Credits Husqvarna's Solar Powered Lawn Mower. Time to buy a new lawn mower? How about trying out a hybrid mower? Or even better and electric or battery operated one? Maybe Dad needs one, it would be a great belated fathers day gift.

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Global Economy Expanded More Slowly than Expected in 2011

Green Blog

Economic output in several of them, notably the United States, the United Kingdom, and Russia, was some 10 percent lower in 2011 than it would have been without the crisis, according to International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates. The global economy grew 3.8 percent in 2011, a drop from 5.2

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URI teaches the basics: REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE

Green Life Smart Life

Posted by: Ashley (intern). Tags: About the Home Green Green Products Household Local Organic Recycling buying from local farms green landscaping green living reduce reuse recycle Are you a master composter and recycler? Would you like to be? Well if youre a Rhode Islander you should check out URI’s Master Composter and Recycler Program. It not only teaches you how to compost and recycle in RI, but also the ins and outs of Rhode Islands trash systems.

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