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Designer Liu Hsiang-Ling has come up with a clever concept design that makes charging a cell phone with sunshine as easy as possible - just slap it onto a window and wait for the magic to happen.
The concept behind the Sticker Phone is pretty simple; most of us tend to place our mobile phone near windows for better signal reception. So the designer has taken this to a design level as this concept takes it a step further by adding a solar panel to the back of the phone and adding a suction so that it can stick to the window glass for sunshine.
Integrating solar cells into mobile phones is gaining continuing to gain popularity.
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Check out this new spot from Plane Stupid to bring awareness to the amount of wasted CO2 from flights. Plane Stupid created the ad with Mother, a London agency, to confront people with the impact that short-haul flights have on the climate and used polar bears because they are a well understood symbol of the effect that climate change is having on the natural world.
What do you think?
Live Earth Run for Water partner Invisible Children launched another powerful program to raise funds and awareness for the children of Uganda affected by this horrendous war. With your help, the Schools for Schools program will help rebuild schools in war-torn northern Uganda.
The program pairs participating schools to a “cluster” or a group of schools working to raise money for a specific school in northern Uganda. As of today they have raised over $260,000 and counting!
The world is gearing up for the highly anticipated Copenhagen Climate Summit from December 7th-18th, which will be the most important meeting on climate change in history. The best and brightest minds will be together to battle out the fight against climate change and the changes desperately needed to be made. With carbon emissions about to peak, we have no time to waste if we want to keep global temperature rise below 2°C and preserve a world's climate roughly similar to that of today.
Video from the forum is now available to watch below
Today the Obama Administration is holding its first-ever Youth Clean Energy Forum with youth leaders from around the country. The event will be hosted at the White House on Wednesday from 4 - 7pm EST, and will also be webcast to young people across the country at here.
The National Resources Defense Council, have evaluated the quality of drinking water in nineteen major cities across the country and ranked them based on quality and compliance, availability of information, and source water protection. Surprisingly it found everything from rocket fuel, pesticides, lead, arsenic, etc in many samples!
Alexandra Cousteau, the founder of Blue Legacy, a nonprofit dedicated to our beautiful water-based planet, and Live Earth Run for Water spokesperson, recently sat down with the folks at EcoStiletto to chat. Cousteau spent her days growing up on grand oceanic expeditions with her famous grandfather Jacques-Yves and father Philippe, and learned to scuba dive at the tender age of seven.
If you are in charge of preparing food for Thanksgiving this year, you will undoubtedly be busy with your nutritious creations. But as you’re planning your shopping list, be sure to take a minute to think about where your food comes from.
1. Shop Green
Keep three things in mind when shopping for your ingredients: organic, local and nutritious. These will guarantee a fresher, more nutritious meal.
Sand dams are an ancient water-saving technique that is thousands of years old and could prove to save millions of lives from drought. They are constructed out of concrete barriers 1-5m high and filled with sand. When seasonal rains fall, water collects behind the dam. The sand acts like a sponge and filters the water and slows evaporation. Clean water can be drawn for up to several months after the rains have fallen through pipes underneath the dams or by digging a hole in the sand.
We should be much more aware that we may be using water at an extremely unsustainable pace. An astronomical amount of water is used for consumer products and food consumption known as your Water Footprint. This is the amount of water a person, company or nation uses to produce the commodities, goods and services consumed.
Water footprints can be hard to calculate, depending on how far up the chain of production you investigate, since everything you eat and buy used some water to produce. For example: to feed cows for beef, or to use in the factory that made your cell phone, or even the mass amount of water it took to make that plastic bottle of water - that you should have stopped using!