Poznan, Poland is the place to be this week. The first solar car to travel around the world ended it voyage here, where the United Nations Climate Change Conference is occurring.
The vehicle drove 32,000 miles without a drop of petrol; instead, it used the sun's energy caught by a trailer of solar cells. The noiseless car traveled up to 55 mph and covered around 185 miles on a fully charged battery.
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Al Gore's new book "Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis" is now on sale! Following up on his wildly successful 2006 book "An Inconvenient Truth," "Our Choice" goes into more detail about the solutions we can pursue to prevent the irreversible damage to our planet, as opposed to just making us aware of the problem.
Carbon Retirement is an alternative way to offset your carbon footprint if you're in the EU. It is based on the European industrial efficiency and allows you to purchase EU Emission Permits! Our friends at CarbonRetirement.com created this animation to explain how Carbon Retirement works.
"Americans' bottled water habit costs $100 billion a year and uses 17 million barrels of oil in production alone," according to
Concerts and live events are fantastic. When given the opportunity to go see a live show or to go to a free outdoor picnic, people usually drop everything and join in on the festivities. Events like these are an essential part of community life and have usually had a positive effect on society.
Last week we talked about the bugs that hang in your home and garden and the greenest alternatives to get rid of (or encourage) them to find someplace else to party. But we realize there is a much bigger picture to the problem of pests – a global picture that includes pollution, oil, food and the health of people, animals and the planet.