TAG: Sustainable energy

Leading By Example

Leading By Example

Industry, though necessary in a modern world, has a big impact on the environment. It takes enormous energy to run places, and yet there are some organizations and workplaces making great efforts to reduce their impact. Great Britain is home to one extremely green hospital. Featured on Real Green TV, University Hospital of South Manchester is the first in the UK to install a large 4 megawatt biomass plant, which greatly decreases their carbon dioxide emissions. Implementing greener ways of doing things is a commitment reportedly taken seriously by staff. The goal is to become carbon neutral, and in addition to… read more

Fruit Energy

Fruit Energy

Fruit can provide some amazing things. It is full of healthful properties and has a multitude of uses. It may seem like an entry level science experiment, but the fruit battery is a pretty neat project. Artist Caleb Charland has taken the fruit powered battery to the next level with his long exposure photography shots. An interesting project in the line of artwork-meets-science-lab, his Back to Light collection showcases how the naturally created batteries can generate enough electricity to provide the lighting for photographs. Charland stated about the series: “…my hope is that these photographs function as micro utopias by… read more

Save Our Thirsty World

Water conservation

With some places in the world facing scarce water supplies and some others trickling into the beginning stages of water shortage alerts, water conservation awareness is a must. Though many of us take having a daily water supply for granted, water scarcity around the world is a fundamental issue. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a typical U.S. household containing 4 members uses around 400 gallons of water per day just at home, with most of this being from indoor water use. This is more than twice the daily worldwide average, comprising a large amount of daily water use as… read more

Glowing Plants For Your Home

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A new sustainable energy project on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter just received their funding goal. The project is a natural lighting plant for your home, aka awesome glowing plants. Check out the video below to learn more and watch an interview with the creators of the project. Have a thought? Share it in the comments below.

World Bank Energy Roadmap Focuses on Energy Poverty

World Bank Energy Roadmap Focuses on Energy Poverty

According to a recent report led by the World Bank, 1.2 billion people worldwide lack access to electricity, and 2.8 billion people are still dependent on using wood (or other biomass) for cooking and heating. That’s a staggering statistic, considering how simple, cheap, and accessible energy is in the developed world. But just as lack of wealth, assets, and opportunity keep people in poverty, lack of a viable and affordable energy source keeps people in ‘energy poverty’. “We cannot end extreme poverty without tackling energy poverty. The low access rate in these countries is both a cause and result of… read more

Earth Friendly Actions Are Awarded

Eco Awards

Health and environmental effects from manmade poisons like lead, mercury and nuclear radiation just to name a few, have left unfortunate lasting impressions in history. The environment has long been a concern, and there haven’t always been accolades for those who try to make differences in pressing issues. Finding innovative ways to make a real impact in the lives of others while meeting environmentally conscious requirements deserves recognition. Below are a few examples of green awards that distinguish those who see a need and fulfill it with earth friendly actions. 1. The Energy Globe awards were started in 1999. This… read more

Creative Energy

Creative Energy

Popular sustainable energy choices like solar and wind are thankfully becoming more prevalent. However, there are some other really interesting innovations in energy research and application. Typically present things capable of producing power, like motion, are being successfully looked into for energy sources. Items that are in movement possess kinetic energy, which can then be turned into even more energy. The motions created from things like vibrations are being considered for netting and producing energy because of their usually constant availability. The pulsating caused from repeated movements can be manufactured into small bursts of power. Since there are numerous things… read more