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Happy Earth Day!
It's Earth Day 2011–a day for everyone, not just environmentalists, to think about the climate and take action! This year's theme is "A Billion Acts of Green." Earth Day organizers want the world to generate a billion acts of service to our environment before the Rio +20 UN climate conference in June 2012.
What are you doing to celebrate Earth Day? And will you take part in an "act of green?" Share your stories with us!
DateApril 21, 2011
New York is known for a lot of things: its towering high rises, insane traffic and, if you're talking about the environment, air pollution. It's not exactly known for being sustainable–but that might be changing. Los Angeles designer Neil Denari has designed a new highrise for Manhattan's Chelsea district that will be both energy-efficient and sustainable!
The building, called HL23, would take up less surface space on the ground than the dimensions of its floors–and it will be 14 stories high. The builders are looking to get a seal of approval from LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, which is the internationally-recognized green building certification system.
The space inside will include green features like eco-friendly heating systems, an electric elevator without machine rooms (which consume a lot of energy), and recycled paints. The building has already won awards, and it's expected to be unveiled on June 1st–we'll be watching!
DateMarch 25, 2011
48 Go Green
Tomorrow (March 4th) is the very last day of voting for the '48 Go Green' film competition! It's an international contest that calls for filmmakers and producers to make green-themed films–but they only have 48 hours to do so. All the projects are submitted and, with your votes, the online festival will narrow it down to the top eight selections by Friday!
48 Go Green, which was inspired by the 48 Hour Film Project, got started in Athens, Greece back in 2009. It was such a big hit that organizers decided to take it global. Filmmakers can choose any style of fiction film, from comedy to romance to mockumentry–as long as it has an eco-theme. This year, 183 people took part around the world. And the winning film will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival plus $5,000.00–not a bad prize!
You can watch last year's winning film and screen all the official entries for this year, too, so cast your votes!
DateMarch 3, 2011
Hard cash for your tech trash
ecoATM, a startup company from San Diego, has recycled the idea of cash machines. If you are living in the southern California region you may have a good chance to find one of the so called kiosks, you can see in the video below. These machines will recycle your unused tech items and give you money for the trashy things. If you have an expired cell phone, an overplayed MP3 player or used-up ink cartridge, the ecoATM will determine the product, estimated it's value and will make you and offer (you might not be able to refuse). The idea could be a goldmine not only for the company, but for the recycling market as well. Because, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the recyling potential of electronic trash is especially significant. Every year the world generates about 40 million tons of E-waste, which contains valuable quantities of gold, silver and copper. More information on the values of trash you will find here.
DateMarch 1, 2011
Get properly educated – and switch off!
green.tv has launched a music channel that features songs that are green meaning that they have the educational message of saving our environment. In the early 80s MTV kicked off with a metaphorical jab against radio – a video of the song 'Video killed the radio star' by the Buggles. MTV's product – "Music goes TV" – proved highly successful. It seems that green.tv now wants to inititiate another twist to the story: music TV goes green. And the video above is supposed to get the ball rolling.
Swedish producer and DJ, Eric Prydz, did a remix of Pink Floyd's 'Another Brick in the Wall' focusing on the 'education' part of the lyrics. The tune's called 'Proper Education' and it has a strong green message: switch off appliances, change light bulbs for energy efficient alternatives and put a brick into your toilet cistern (so it fills up faster and uses less water). Besides, the tune is quite catchy.
DateJanuary 27, 2011