The Volvo V60 Solar Pavilion: Electric Vehicle Charging on the Go – The Green Optimistic

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living Charging an electric vehicle , or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle [PHEV], is typically associated with being tied to a charging station in your garage, at your business, or on the road somewhere. How would you put a solar panel on a vehicle? Some might immediately point to that expanse… Read more »

Eco-Friendly Printing Solutions for Small Businesses

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living Running a ‘green’ office can be challenging and does have an initial outlay of fees. However, when done right, it can be both fruitful to the environment and the business alike, to apply eco-friendly printing solutions. There are the obvious changes that can be made such as installing recycling… Read more »

Could Photosynthesis Be Our Best Defense Against Climate Change?

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living Some scientists think that biochar is the key to extracting carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. A gigantic, steaming-hot mound of compost is not the first place most people would search for a solution to climate change, but the hour is getting very late. “The world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate… Read more »

Surprising Toxic Chemicals In Children’s Toys

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living What we’ve learned from the nation’s toughest chemical disclosure law. Cobalt in plastic building blocks and baby bibs. Ethylene glycol in dolls. Methyl ethyl ketone in clothing. Antimony in high chairs and booster seats. Parabens in baby wipes. D4 in baby creams. See on www.thedailygreen.com

Accreditation for Green Buildings: LEED

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There is increasing awareness and support to saving the planet. This makes LEED certification increasingly meaningful. LEED stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built, using strategies aimed at improving performance; across energy savings,… Read more »

25 Amazing Benefits Of Sapota For Skin, Hair And Health

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The name ‘sapota’ might not be familiar to most of us. Sapota is another name for the fruit better known as ‘chikoo’. When we say sapota, we are basically referring to the tropical evergreen tree that bears this fruit. Sapota is a delicious…

Hybrid Cars – Fascinating Facts

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It is evident that hybrid technology in the auto-world is a novel thing. Hence, there has been a lot of speculation revolving around hybrid vehicles. If you were planning to buy a hybrid car, it would be imperative to know some of the fascinating facts…

NZ’s First Eco-Fashion Week – Sustainable Style Model 2013

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living Designer Denise Anglesey and co-founder of this event is inspired to announce the first NZ Eco Fashion Exposed Event. An Eco Fashion runway of ecologically, environmentally and ethically sustainable, plus up cycled fashion. Ever since she started designing, manufacturing and marketing her own personal brand of up-cycled garments in… Read more »

GM To Test Utility-Controlled Solar Charging For Electric Cars

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living If there’s one thing that most people agree on when it comes to electric cars, it’s that powering them with electricity generated by renewable energy is generally the greenest thing to do. Solar is a popular choice with those in warmer climates, but even that endless nuclear furnace we call… Read more »

Environment Friendly Roofing to Impact City Life

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The roofing industry is no stranger to ecologically friendly items or cutting-edge means of decreasing our carbon footprint. Current advances have enabled even more roof products to be made from recycled items or added new innovations such as solar…