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'Muckbusters' help in converting food waste to usable, clean electricity

EcoFriend

Of course, the procedure is not all that fantastical, where your uneaten food items magically turn into usable electricity. Dattatreya Mandal: When we talk about sustainable electricity generation, perhaps the very last thing that comes to our mind is food.

What's Next: Systems to convert acoustic energy into usable electricity

EcoFriend

In a fascinating turn of events, researchers at the University of Utah are in the process of developing small devices that can turn heat into sound, and then the sound into usable electricity. Dattatreya Mandal: As we know it. If solid figures are any indication to go with, we are certainly going through a propitious phase for renewable power generation.

Paper or Plastic?

Environmental News Network

Consumerism Policy Sustainability Waste Management bags paper plastic re usable I recently came across the following video from DNews ( Discovery News ) briefly addressing the age old grocery store bag question of ” paper or paper?

How To Check Your Pool And Hot Tub Filters

Green Living Ideas

DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects Energy Efficiency Green Lifestyle Home Energy Usage Home Improvement care energy-efficiency filter hot tub maintenance pool pool and hot tub pump re-usable filter

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Responsibly Managing Waste on Boating Trips

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Plumbing Recreation and Outdoors Travel and Vacationing adaptive exhaust systems AirHead chemical contaminants chemical re-circulating toilets chemicals Composting dehydration end product Envirolet Environmental Protection Agency food food scraps MSD installation sanitation systems Sun-Mar toilet technology usable end product waste treating device

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Woodworking Arborist Salvages Urban Trees

Green (Living) Review

Ryan Baldwin, Baldwin Custom Woodworking While working as an arborist removing trees from backyards and along city streets in Fort Collins, Colorado, Ryan Baldwin saw an opportunity to salvage city trees destined for the dump into usable lumber for woodworking projects. “I

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It started with a futon in a dumpster

Green (Living) Review

" Upon further inspection, he saw that the dumpster was chock full of usable items — and there were dozens of others just like it all over campus. It started with a futon in a dumpster. Now it's a student org that's changing the way we see waste. It started with a futon in a dumpster.

This Ancient “Medicine Chest” can Help with Cold & Flu Symptoms this Summer.

Elephant Journal

Hippocrates, reverently referred to the herb as the “medicine chest” of all herbs because of its endless benefits and the usability of all aspects o. Food Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today cold elderberry flu healthy medicine staying healthy

Gift Ideas from Etsy ECO Team

Green Earth Journey

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THIS CHINESE CITY IS BUILDING THE WORLD’S LARGEST WASTE-TO-ENERGY FACILITY

Green (Living) Review

The city, reports Fast Company , intends to convert its abundance of waste into usable electricity by investing in the world’s largest waste-to-energy facility. By 2020, the waste-to-energy plant being constructed in Shenzhen will convert 1/3 of its trash into energy. Did you know?

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Ripasso may have Doubled Solar Power

Solar Power Ninja

Photovoltaic solar panels can turn as much as 23% of the sun in to usable grid power while traditional solar panels convert at around 14% to 16%.

Red Warbler

10,000 Birds

Red Warblers , Cardellina rubra , are easy enough to find in their highland Mexican habitat, but getting usable photographs has eluded me before. I have had to wait a long time to write this post.

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Bar Carts Are Cool Again and We’re Happy About It

Green Furniture Home Design

Have a look at this collection of pictures of bar carts that run the gamut of style and usability! Maybe they were always cool, but this is the first time in my life I’ve ever REALLY wanted a bar cart. Maybe I’ve just watched too many episodes of Mad Men.

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Move over, landfills — food scraps give Massachusetts biogas

Green (Living) Review

Their only options: donate any usable food, ship the remaining scraps to a composting facility or as farm animal feed, or turn the food waste into clean energy at an anaerobic digestion facility, where microbes in enclosed chambers break it down.

What Does the Ultimate Utility Bike Look Like?

Wend Magazine

As bike ridership continues to grow, the question of what kinds of bikes offer the best in terms of utility and usability for the modern commuter is one that is often raised. Click here to view the embedded video. The Oregon Manifest 2011 Constructor’s Show , a competition that took place back in September, focused on that question with this year’s challenge, asking: what is the ultimate modern utility bike?

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Kitchen Ideas: Butcher Block Countertops

Green Furniture Home Design

It was a material I had not considered as being usable for kitchen counters, but here it was, and it looked and worked so well. I first came across a true butcher block counter top at a dear friend’s home.

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How Cost-Effective Are Solar Panels, Really?

Greentumble

There are a number of online tools to help you calculate how many hours of usable daylight your property gets each year. Local weather patterns can affect usable daylight hours, so make sure you use data for the closest city to your actual location to get accurate results.

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God Hates Bags Organic Tote

Green Furniture Home Design

First message: Save the environment by taking your own re-usable bags out shopping! We absolutely love the two-fold message of this handy little tote! Plastic bags are one of the most wasteful by-products of our plastic obsessed society, and their use should be illegal! Plastic bag bans are becoming more prevalent.)

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Furnace filter options: best choices for health and efficiency

Green Living Ideas

Which ones are re-usable and how can I tell? A great way to ensure that your home is using energy efficiently is to regularly change and monitor your furnace filter. But which filters are best at actually filtering the air? Don’t worry.

Gorgeous And Sleek Office Design Concepts

Green Furniture Home Design

With a clean desk, a few bookshelves and a means to file and manage documents for quick perusal, you’ll have a great starting point for creating a professional office design that will make people take notice while also offering a modern level of usability.

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Water Usage Facts

Green Home Blog

Usable water is decreasing faster than it can be replenished. There are many things in life we take for granted, water being one of them. It is assumed there is plenty of water to go around as it is a renewable resource, however, of all of Earth’s water, only 3% is fresh water – 97% salt water. Of the 3%, more than half of that is frozen in glaciers and polar caps leaving less than 1% available for human consumption. We must consider how we can conserve water before it’s too late.

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Wood Pallet Projects – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

While lumber prices are soaring, and deforestation a rising concern, millions of pounds of perfectly usable wood are dumped in landfills every year in the form of pallets and shipping cases. Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Wood Pallet Projects by Chris Gleason 128 pages, 9 x 7.5

6 Simple Ways to Green Up your Office Space

Hug a Tree with Me

Donate your usable goods: Do not trash your outdated computing and printing equipment, instead donate them to Computers with Causes and donate your old furniture to Donation Town.

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Upcycle your Trash with Terracycle and Eliminate the Idea of Waste

Hug a Tree with Me

Founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, Terracycle is an award winning international upcycling and recycling company that collects hard to recycle packaging and transforms them into clean, usable materials and products.

Sargassu--A Potential Economic Disaster?

Environmental Economics

The beaches there were covered daily with a thick line of stinky seaweed that rendered the beaches unusable (fortunately the swim up bar at the pool was still usable). A slimy, brown monster, after slithering free of the Bermuda Triangle, is devouring beaches from Florida to Texas and the Caribbean. It’s not the plot of a bad science fiction movie, although it involves a whole lot of bad science — just zero fiction. It’s big, it’s unstoppable, it sometimes disappears only to return.

Upcycle old CDs and DVDs into drinks coasters

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I am sure many of us have old CDs and DVDs or various kinds laying around the place that are duds, no longer used or simply no longer usable and recycling those is actually not as easy as it is thought.

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need for 1000 kWh per Month

Greentumble

Combining all of the sunshine that falls on the solar panel over a 24-hour period, the average roof in the United States gets about four hours of “full” or “usable” sun a day. Solar power is becoming more efficient. and more affordable.

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Pros and Cons of Fossil Fuels

Greentumble

This has helped reduce their cost to extract and turn into usable energy [12]. The Industrial Revolution allowed the world. to modernize into what it is today. One of the driving factors in the industrial revolution was the introduction of coal energy.

Upcycle your Trash with Terracycle and Eliminate the Idea of Waste

Hug a Tree with Me

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A Simple Guide to Regrowing 5 Everyday Veggie Scraps

Green (Living) Review

They’ll have to donate or repurpose usable food instead. Americans generate food waste like nobody’s business. The USDA estimates that in 2010, we didn’t eat nearly a third of the 430 billion pounds of food produced in the United States.

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Costa goes nationwide with in-store coffee cup recycling scheme

Green (Living) Review

Costa is also now offering 25p off a hot or cold drink for customers that bring a re-usable cup into its stores; and in April it will begin selling a selection of own-branded, re-usable cups.

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These Recycled Plastic Dividers Can Create A Bike Lane In A Second

Green (Living) Review

In cities where bike lanes are routinely ignored--like New York, where cyclist Casey Neistat hilariously documented the number of illegally parked cars along one bike route a couple of years ago--having something like this to physically separate the curb is one way to make lanes more usable.

Keep Britain Tidy finally secures Big Lottery funding to extend Love Parks Week initiative year-round

Green (Living) Review

One of the priorities for the initiative will be tackling the issue of the lack of usable green space in many communities, particularly in deprived areas. Love Parks Week is going year-round after lottery funding was finally transferred to environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

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What Is This Tern Doing?

10,000 Birds

I didn’t get much that was usable, but I did get one shot that really confuses me.

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"What Is the Most Efficient Source of Electricity?"

Environmental Economics

Energy Points , a company that does energy analysis for business, factors in the these myriad values in terms of what percentage of the energy input—fossil fuel energy, plus energy for production and energy for environmental mitigation—will become usable electricity. The WSJ's  Numbers "guy" : The true cost of electricity is difficult to pin down.

Choosing the Ultimate Modern Desk for Your Home Office

Green Furniture Home Design

A large modern desk can provide an expanded work area as its simple, sleek features usually include more usable space rather than less space with more amenities. Choose the desk that provides a good balance of usable work area and the compartments you need for files and other storage. An office can be a very important part of your home.

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Talking Trash With The Cyclists Behind This Compost Startup

Green (Living) Review

These hosts add the scraps to their personal compost piles and—with guidance from Compost Pedallers’ how-to handbook—transform the waste into usable material for their growing operation. An eco-preneur hits pay dirt with a bike-powered pick-up service in the heart of Austin, Texas.

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B2B Reuse and Recycle Scheme Comes to London

Celsias

The initiative plans to create an online directory whereby any business in the district, from restaurants to offices, can post their unwanted but usable equipment, computers, furniture and books.

Sustainable Fashion: The Top 50 DIY Recycled Jewelry Projects

Green Living Ideas

Of course you love to reduce, reuse and recycle, but what about turning all that recycling into usable, wearable art? Feelgood Style has a great post here about fifty projects you can take on to make your fashion statement an eco-statement too.