Posts from — August 2004
by JULIETTE SMITH on AUGUST 31, 2004 - 0 Comments in COMMUNITY
by JULIETTE SMITH on AUGUST 31, 2004 - 2 Comments in ENERGY, WATER
by JULIETTE SMITH on AUGUST 30, 2004 - 0 Comments in ENERGY, FOOD, MOBILE
We all love barbecues. But what’s best, gas or charcoal?
Gas barbecues are more eco-friendly than charcoal — they are more energy-efficient and release less pollution. Gas won’t give a funny flavour to your food like charcoal briquettes. Gas barbecues are not all expensive, and some are small enough to be taken on camping trips. Here’s where to find some online.
by JULIETTE SMITH on AUGUST 30, 2004 - 0 Comments in ENERGY, LAND, WATER
by JULIETTE SMITH on AUGUST 27, 2004 - 1 Comment in ENERGY, OFF-GRID 101
by JULIETTE SMITH on AUGUST 27, 2004 - 0 Comments in LAND
Clean and easy to use, a compost bin to recycle your organic waste is this year’s off-grid must-have accessory. Compost bins can be used in the city, placed in a garden or on a balcony. They reduce the mountain of waste and make something out of nothing. Here are the best ones available online.
by JULIETTE SMITH on AUGUST 26, 2004 - 0 Comments in COMMUNITY
For those in the northeastern United States, a new half-day event called Solar Jam & Rally might be of interest. The event will be held Sat 28th Aug 2:00 to 6:00 pm at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington, Vermont.
This solar-powered event is free and will feature live music, educational exhibits, and vegetable oil vehicles.
by JULIETTE SMITH on AUGUST 26, 2004 - 0 Comments in MOBILE
Bushara is no ordinary holiday destination. This island on lake Bunyonyi in Uganda was turned into a sustainable eco-tourism facility in the late 90’s by the Ugandan NGO The Lake Bunyonyi Development Company (LBCD).
The lake is one of the rare swimmable lakes in Africa and the area is teeming with wildlife – it’s not too far from the mountains, where you can spot gorillas.
by JULIETTE SMITH on AUGUST 26, 2004 - 0 Comments in ENERGY
Megacorp General Electric doesn’t intend to be left out of the race for the new oil. The energy giant is opening a new $52 million research lab for renewable energy technologies near Munich, Germany.
The new lab is just another card in GE’s game to dominate the market for renewables.
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