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Weekly Kickstarter Picks, 8/15/11

Article: Weekly Kickstarter Picks, 8/15/11

We’re starting off the week with our second batch of donation-worthy Kickstarter projects. What’s this all about, you ask? Well, it seems like everyone is pitching their idea to Kickstarter. We think that’s great, but with great power comes great responsibility, and while the 23-person Kickstarter team does their best to filter out the winning projects from the thousands and thousands of proposals they receive, there are still literally tens of thousands of new projects that launch each week. That’s a lot of ways to spend your hard-earned five bucks. Too many ways, actually. How can one person sort through it all? Relax, we’ll do it all for you, starting right now with this week’s Kickstarter Picks.

Launching Cleantech 2010

Article: Launching Cleantech 2010

The depressing strip of grey concrete nothing-ness you see in the photo above runs through East Downtown LA, right along the LA River. It’s the site of the Los Angeles Cleantech Corridor and Green District Competition, recently announced by SCI-Arc (The Southern California Institute of Architecture) and The Architect’s Newspaper. The hope is to transform this zone into “an integrated economic, residential and cultural engine for the city,” and asks architects, landscape architects, designers, engineers, urban planners, and environmental professionals to challenge conventional wisdom about civic development and green architecture to create a thriving, livable new space.

Coca-Cola introduces plant-based plastic bottles

Article: Coca-Cola introduces plant-based plastic bottles

ATLANTA, Georgia, May 18, 2009 (ENS) – For some of its beverages, The Coca-Cola Company is introducing a new type of plastic bottle made partially from plants.

The world’s largest beverage company says its new PlantBottle™ is recyclable, has a lower reliance on a non-renewable resource, and reduces carbon emissions compared with petroleum-based PET plastic bottles.

PET plastic bottles are made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource. The new bottle is made from a blend of petroleum-based materials and up to 30 percent plant-based materials such as sugar cane and molasses.

Energy Incentives in the Obama Stimulus Package

Article: Energy Incentives in the Obama Stimulus Package

President Obama talked about green jobs and rebuilding America in many of his speeches throughout the 2008 Presidential Campaign. Now it is time for a real look at what he is proposing in his stimulus plan. Chief among Obama’s green committments are money for heat insulation and energy conservation in low income homes; an initiative…

Majora Carter's ECO HEROES: Shai Agassi

Article: Majora Carter's ECO HEROES: Shai Agassi

Shai Agassi courageously works to change the nature of transportation in Israel; Mr. Agassi’s company has the eventual goal of expanding their operations to countries all around the world. As founder and CEO of Project Better Place, Mr. Agassi created his business based on the idea that consumers can support a shift from fossil fuel…

Dell Computers' Home Campus Now Runs on Green Energy

Article: Dell Computers' Home Campus Now Runs on Green Energy

ROUND ROCK, Texas, April 8, 2008 (ENS) – Computer giant Dell is serious about meeting its commitment to become carbon neutral this year. Dell announced April 2 that its entire 2.1 million square-foot global headquarters campus, home to more than 10,000 employees, is now powered with green energy. “It’s time for our industry to take…