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Dell is shipping some of its computers in packaging that includes bamboo components, with the exterior packaging being made from 25 % post-consumer recycled materials. Bamboo is so preferable because it grows fast, at up to 24 inches a day, and is strong enough to protect equipment during transit.
The Austin, Texas-based company is “introducing it with mobile products, as it’s proven a strong, sustainable and cost-effective solution for packaging those.”
The Dutch are well known for their everyday use of the bicycle, but now the government is trying to take that to a law abiding level. A new Dutch driving tax has just been proposed – one designed to seriously get people out of their cars. The plan would actually tax miles driven and would replace the existing Dutch road taxes and duties on new car purchases.
The plan proposes an average tax of $.07 per mile, with fees higher during rush hour and for commercial vehicles. It would use GPS systems installed in each car to track mileage and automatically bill drivers. The goal, the Dutch government says, is to cut traffic by 15% and reduce transport emissions by 10%.
Do you think this is a fair way to cut down on emissions?
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Check out this new brick design! It looks like an ordinary brick, but is much more than that. Turn it over and and you can see one very different eco-friendly design change, one that will change the way bricks are made.
Coal Country reveals the truth about modern coal mining. The story is told by the people directly involved, both working miners and activists who are battling the coal companies in Appalachia.
We are proud to begin highlighting the wonderful Run for Water events being planned around the world for April 18, 2010. The 2010 Run for Water Race in Santo Domingo will be a high-level event, helping the Dominican community to acknowledge the importance of prevention regarding the world water situation and reaching the top of mind of the public by helping the fund raising to support water projects. They are expecting over 1,000 participants for the event so far!
This event will include a 6K Race/Walk at an ocean view location, located in Santo Domingo City, the Capital of the Dominican Republic, as well as a post run concert with a local artist.
If you’re in Southern California area, then join stylish EcoStiletto.com at Environment Furniture, located at 8126 Beverly Blvd for the Green Blogger Convention today – November 6th! More than an opportunity to discuss the past, present and future of green blogging, there will also be some wonderful green products to sample.
Make your friends the star of a music video and declare energy independence! Check out Crush Global Warming - the world's first personalized music video.
Crush Global Warming supports the Declaration of Independence from Fossil Fuels, written by 15-year-old ACE youth leader Alec Loorz to tell leaders that youth want action on climate change now. Climate change will affect young people the most, and it's essential that we do something about it. ACE :: Alliance for Climate Education will deliver signatures to key leaders working on the climate crisis and make sure youth voices are heard.
Try it now, share it with your friends and declare your energy independence!
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.
Repower America has just launched their new major call to action with The Wall. A place where thousands of people have committed to a revolutionary new energy future for our nation, and coming together to express their hopes, share their resolve, and step up to a leadership role in building a grassroots movement for change.
In a letter from Al Gore, Repower America is asking all people to "stand up and be a part of the generation that makes future generations proud -- join the movement and share your voice on The Repower America Wall today."
The Toyota Prius has been highlighted through just about every media format possible, and the number of them on the road keep growing.
Leave it up to the folks of the comedy team Casual Mafia to put it all into perspective with their hilarious video - "In My Prius." It glorifies this culturally iconic eco-friendly vehicle to a whole new, catchy level.