Dead leaves? Grass clippings? Fruit and vegetable peels? Sure, you could compost them, or you could turn them into robot fuel or solar cells. Plus, a gadget for harvesting the power you generate while walking, and an app for showing off your gas and carbon savings from driving a plug-in vehicle.
Article: Green tech finds (2/17/11)
Plug in a wind turbine, get solar power at night, and charge your phone with water… this week’s green tech finds.
- Landfill gas power comes to Detroit: Waste Management of Michigan has announced plans to build two plants that convert landfill gas into electricity in the Detroit metropolitan area. Expected output: 24.8 megawatts.
- The solar panel that works in the dark: Full-spectrum solar panels aren’t new… but, up until now, they’ve been incredibly expensive. Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory may have hit the sweet spot… (via Cleantechnica and Greenwala)
Article: Green tech finds (9/3/09)
Avoid road rage, build your own house, and blow up your solar panels… all in this week’s green tech finds.
Ethanol from waste gases: Australian company LanzaTech won the Green Technology Innovator of the Year award at the Asia Pacific Industrial Technologies Awards in Singapore for its technology that captures waste gases from steel mills for recycling into ethanol.
Build your own green house… Lego style: German company HIB has developed a kit building system that works an awful lot like Legos, and creates a well-insulated, soundproof, and non-toxic frame for almost any style of house. (via Springwise)
This is the second in our list of the best green jobs as our country converts to a 21st century Green economy. If you missed it, read the first entry in the list.
Energy courses through every aspect of industrialized civilization. Since everyone can agree that polluting energy sources need to be cleaned up, solar technology seems to have an absolute advantage when it comes to providing sustainable energy. Being a solar panel technician will allow you to directly improve the environment. Every unit you install adds more alternative energy to the nation’s grid.
Article: New Green Kid's Toy and More…
The Annual Greener Gadgets Design Competition will be held on February 27th. Checking out this competition and voting on your favorite designs is an excellent way to see great green design. One notable competitor this year would be a kid’s toy line called “Fastronauts.” These toys facilitate an active play style for your kid. The…
Opening up your utility bills and getting slammed with three digit bill totals ruins at least one day a month for every home owner or renter. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District and RJ Walter Homes decided to team up to make a model energy efficient home in Folsom, California. The result is a home with…
Article: Greening Your Home Town
Start a movement in your home town by setting up a blog about your green ideas and how they could make your neighborhood more concerned with protecting the environment. Here are some questions to help you start thinking about ideas for your writing. What kinds of green friendly stores can you find in your town/city?…
Building homes and renovating them is an industry that can seriously benefit from the green philosophies of recycling, reusing, and sustainable design. Whether you are talking about heating, cooling, insulation, air circulation, foundations, septic systems, windows, plumbing or anything else under the roof, there is a green option for you. “Your Green Home: A Guide…
Article: Weekly Theme on THE GREEN: DRIVE #2
ECOISTS: Daryl Hannah Daryl Hannah has been leading a sustainable lifestyle for some time. She uses solar panels for her home, drives a biodiesel car, adopts animals and in general strives to be a sustainable member of the world. Daryl works tirelessly to further environmental changes. To this end, she created a website that is…