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Green tech finds (1/13/11)

Green tech finds (1/13/11)

From green tech at the auto show in Detroit to a potential standard for eco cell phones… your green tech finds for the week.

Green tech finds (12/2/10)

Green tech finds (12/2/10)

Google Earth’s new “tree view,” state-by-state run-downs on solar power, and LED holiday lights… your green tech finds for the week.

  • Energy Star Plus: Paul Smith at Triplepundit profiles Energy Forward, a Northwest-based electronics efficiency standard that claims to exceed Energy Star standards by 30%.

  • Missouri a great state for solar? That’s right… as are Arkansas, Mississippi, and Wisconsin. A new study out of Arizona State University ranks the optimal state for solar development based on environmental and economic factors.

Jenny Odell: creative cartographer

Jenny Odell: creative cartographer

My ongoing obsession with Things Organized Neatly recently introduced me to what is likely to become another obsession: Jenny Odell’s satellite composites. Working entirely from imagery found using Google Earth, Odell chooses a theme like boats (above), silos, parking lots (below) or swimming pools and creates meticulously arranged mazes of those objects. She’s probably working as large as she can with the resources available to her as a student, but I would love to see a wall-sized version of some of these patterns.

Green tech finds (7/17/09)

Green tech finds (7/17/09)

It’s that time again… your weekly green tech finds.

  • The Google of hybrid tech? Toyota’s talking to Mazda about a partnership to share the larger company’s hybrid technology.

  • Want to support your favorite environmental non-profit? Start using social media