Shipping Container Homes: Prefab & Eco-friendly House Design (Prefab Homes)

Learn About Prefab Shipping Container Homes Get this Amazon bestseller for just .99. Regularly priced at .99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. You’re about to discover why more and more people have been choosing to build their eco-friendly prefab dream houses out of used shipping containers. Here Is A […]

INTERVIEW: Don George on Travel Writing, Blogging & “Working for Exposure”

INTERVIEW: Don George on Travel Writing, Blogging & “Working for Exposure” originally appeared on Green Global Travel. Don George’s Travel Writing Don George on Travel Writing,Blogging & “Working for Exposure” Don George is a legend in the travel writing world, and has been for more than a quarter of a century now. His resume reads like an aspiring travel writer’s bucket list: Since getting his first full-time gig at the San Francisco Examiner

‘Packer Backers’ living in Seattle –'Packer Backers' living in SeattleKING5.comOn Tuesday, he joined about a dozen others in green and gold, as they talked about the upcoming game and what it's like to be a Packers fan living in Seahawks territory. "They're talking smack, they're letting us know – we're the underdogs and we're …Local Packers fans have been cheering from here

Ohio’s Renewable Energy Freeze Threatens Growth of Solar and Wind Investments and Jobs

Pew’s findings should be a warning for other states considering such a rollback bill, called the…The post Ohio’s Renewable Energy Freeze Threatens Growth of Solar and Wind Investments and Jobs appeared first on EcoWatch.

Offshore Wind Trumps Offshore Drilling in Job Growth and Energy Generation

“Unlike offshore drilling, offshore wind provides…The post Offshore Wind Trumps Offshore Drilling in Job Growth and Energy Generation appeared first on EcoWatch.

WASP 3D printer creates hyper-local affordable housing out of mud (Video)

There’s a global shortage of ecologically made low-cost housing. Could 3D printed houses, made out of locally abundant earth, be one solution?

Photo: The palest blues on a winter’s day

I just love the pale colors of this snowy field, under a blue sky and a blanket of clouds.

Report: Solar Is Cheaper Than the Grid in 42 of the 50 Largest US Cities

Millions of people live in cities where going solar would cost them less than their current utility rates — and most of them don’t even know it. According to a new report by the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center, backed by the SunShot Initiative, a fully financed solar PV system costs less than the energy purchased from a residential customer’s local utility in 42 of the 50 largest cities in the United States. Among

Can Moore’s Law Be Applied to Power Electronics for Solar and Storage?

Antoine Paquin, CEO of Ontario, Canada- and Silicon Valley-based Solantro Semiconductor, believes Moore's law can lower the cost of solar power electronics. (Yes, Moore's law is not a law; it's more of an observation. And the original idea applied to transistor density growth over time. We'll use it as shorthand for the way silicon drives computing power, as well as cost and size reduction.) While laptops and consumer electronics follow Moore's law of performance doubling every eighteen months or so, some have said that the grid hews more closely to Westinghouse's law, with big change happening every 50 to 70 years. Paquin believes that horizontal integration in inverters will yield more

A new sea level curve

The “zoo” of global sea level curves calculated from tide gauge data has grown – tomorrow a new reconstruction of our US colleagues around Carling Hay from Harvard University will appear in Nature. That is a good opportunity for an overview over the available data curves. The differences are really in the details, the “big picture” of sea-level rise does not change. In all curves, the current rates of rise are the highest since records began. The following graph shows the new sea level curve as compared to six known ones. Fig 1 Sea level curves calculated by different research groups with various methods. The curves show the sea level

Music & Your Child

This post is sponsored by Music Together Teacher Training in Tampa, March 20-22nd.  What role does music play in the life of your children?  I’m sure that music has been part of your own life as far back as you can remember.  For our family, music consists mostly of songs we hear on the radio.  We don’t censor the radio stations too much, so the kids end up signing and dancing along to whatever is popular.  I don’t mind listening to kids stations

How to Cook with Frozen Peppers from Summer Harvest

I love growing and eating peppers. Unfortunately, pepper season ends around October in zone 6. So, how do I keep my pepper addiction alive during the winter? I freeze my summer harvest of peppers! Yep, I freeze them and use them the whole winter. Let me teach you how. Anna, come on. If you defrost the pepper, then it is going to be mushy.  Gross. How do you use them? How to Freeze Peppers Freezing pepper is really easy. All, I do, is put them in a bag or container. They don’t stick to each other like frozen tomatoes. However, your pepper can

L’Oreal Glossy Balms Swatches and Review

Press Sample Affiliate Link A Drugstore Fave offers a Rainbow of Affordable Lip Crayons Lip crayons. They are the simplest, fuss-free way to get a good dose of color on those lips. Beauty trends come and go, but I think there’s a reason why lip crayons are still around. They really do make life so easy. The tips are more slender than your standard lipstick and the longer size makes them easy to hold. I’ve been

Finding the Perfect Decor Pillows with Lush Decor

Having problems picking the perfect decorative pillows for your bedroom or living room? See why we love Lush Decor here!

Earth – A New Wild: See Nature As Never Before

Do you love animal documentaries & learning about our planet? See why we love Earth – A New Wild & why we think you need to watch its premiere here!

Honeywell Scales Up Production of Low-GHG Propellant, Insulating Agent and Refrigerant

Honeywell has announced that it has started full-scale commercial production of a low-global-warming-potential (GWP) material used as an aerosol propellant, insulating agent and refrigerant.The diversified technology and manufacturing company says the material, known by the industry designation HFO-1234ze and marketed by Honeywell under its Solstice® line of low-global-warming materials, is being produced at the Honeywell Fluorine Products facility in Baton Rouge, La.HFO-1234ze is part of Honeywell’s line of Solstice hydrofluoro

The Myth of Biodegradability in Plastic Consumer Products and Packaging

In my last post regarding the long-term viability of bio-based polymers, I touched on some of the primary concerns we face regarding the rise of plastics labeled as “biodegradable.” It’s an important component of this broad discussion, and one that has become increasingly relevant in an increasingly sustainability-driven product market.For consumers, understanding what biodegradable really means is crucial to making sustainable purchasing and disposal decisions. Needless to say, marketers and advertisers have confounded this issue, making many consumers believe that the plastic products they are purchasing are more eco-friendly than they really are. I’d like to take this opportunity to address some of this confusion, along with some of the biggest

What’s driving the clean vehicle revolution?

Next-gen cars and trucks, falling battery prices and government policies are propelling fuel savings and emissions reductions in the U.S.

6 sustainability terms to kick-start a new impact job in 2015

Whether you’re planning your re-entry into the workplace or a career move, know these key concepts that will be on the industry’s lips.

Home Sustainable: How to Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

If you’re looking for ways to save money every month, consider making a few investments in your home. Creating a more energy efficient property is an easy way to enjoy passive savings throughout the year. You’ll lower the energy bills, and enjoy an interior environment that’s far more comfortable. Most of these changes are very affordable, but they’ll help you see lower energy bills for years to come.Insulate Unexpected AreasYou know that insulating your attic can make the home more comfortable in any kind

Energy Efficient: Five Of The Easiest Ways To Go Green At Home

Embracing the green movement by focusing on saving energy is a simple concept. Simply being aware of opportunities around the home for conservation is a major step forward. In addition, being efficient can actually save money by reducing utility costs. While certified appliances are now designed to enhance the efficiency of the home, several simple habits and easy renovations can yield significant savings over time and really make a difference in the efficient energy management plan of a home. Here’s a look at five of the easiest ways to go green at home:(adsbygoogle =

Greentraveller’s Guide to Somerset and Exmoor

Description: As part of our ongoing celebration of inspiring places to visit in the UK, we have produced a Greentraveller's Guide to Somerset and Exmoor, as well as a printed supplement and video. As part of our ongoing celebration of inspiring places to visit in the UK, we have produced a Greentraveller’s Guide to Somerset and Exmoor showcasing a range of tourism businesses that support sustainable rural tourism experiences.The guide includes 30 different ideas to

Longlist announced for Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel 2015

Description: The longlist for the 2015 Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel has been announced, including six sustainable travel schemes from the UK, plus two from Belgium and two from France. The longlist for the 2015 Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel has been announced, including six sustainable travel schemes from the UK, plus two from Belgium and two from France.The 10 projects are now in with the chance of sharing the £30,000 prize fund following a rigorous judging process, which will select four finalists in March