Monday, October 5, 2009

Solar Skin the Inflatable solar panels

the company of Studio formwork has developed a type of solar panel that will allow people to use solar energy without having to pay for the expensive installation of normal solar panels.

it looks like something out of a sci-fi show

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Support Van Jones

If you don't know green activist Van Jones was fired form his Green Jobs Czar position in the Obama administration due to Glen Beck and Republicans anger over a number of things such as the fact that Jones was the founder of color of change (they are trying to say that group is racist) and after 911 he signed a petition asking for the cause of 911 to be further investigated (something that many of the widows of 911 also signed)

But the truth is they are pushing hard part not only their attack on Obama but also part of their denial that there is anything wrong with the environment.

petition site is holding a petition drive for people to show support for Van Jones

They are looking to get at least 2,500 signatures and as I post this they are only 10% of the way there.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Moku Gift teams up with a few stars from hip-hop and beyond to get you to planet some trees

Mokugift is running a program where you can planet a tree with some of your favorite artist and sports star...well short of. you can click on a picture of one of the celebrities that have teamed up and order a tree or two to planet...I don't think that star will actually show up to you house and go planting with you.

still this for a good cause.

the celebrities that have lent their names to the project are Mystic, Nina B, Pharoahe Monch, DJ Sake-1, Omar Offendum, jahcoozi, Tajai, VP Rao and a few others

Friday, May 22, 2009

Plastic Bags recyceling

the other day I was watching a documentary on plastic bags. The documentary was focused on the harm plastic bags do to the environment ( I knew they where bad but I'll be honest I didn't realize these bags are commonly eating by animals...leading to their deaths) but the doc also talked to a person that work for an oil/plastic company talking about how good plastic bags are.

One of the things the guy (I didn't catch his name) stated the fact that these bags can be recycled. But it's estimated that only about 1% of plastic bags get recycled

But listen to the guy trying to put a positive spin for the field that pays him it hit me since these bags can be recycled maybe we should do what was done with the pop industry and give people a little money back when they return bags as they do pop cans and bottles.

The way I see it most people through away bags and don't think about it but keep there pop cans/bottles so they can get some of their money back and for the those of us who still those, sometimes a homeless person will pick them up so they can get the refund.

If a refund was added to plastic bags I would think a similar thing would happen. people will collect their backs to get some money back.

the only problem I can think of is that we would have to increase the cost of bags which may turn some people off. But if the cost is either a store saying it cost 10 cents a bag or if they just sneak the extra price into there normal cost of running business I think it would be well worth it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

100 mpg: big vehicles that give us big mileage

it seems we may have to rethink the ideal that smaller cars are better for the environment

recently GM has announced that they are working on a electric hybrid Hummer that will get 100 mpg.

but this is not the only 100 mpg automobile that is in the works.

an upstart company Bright Automotive has van (or as they call it fleet vehicle) that can get 100 mpg.

both companies are hoping to have their vehicles out around 2011 or 2012.

Bright automotive is looking get a $450 million loan from the Department of Energy from a program to help car companies to put out fuel efficient cars

Monday, February 16, 2009

Oprah's OWN Environment Man

when the deal to turn discovery health into OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) next year, one of the new shows will star an African American internet star working to help us be a greener place...I'm talking about Environment Man

the Black Rock & Roll Superhero goes around the nation pushing environmental awareness and somethings singing his own songs.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New Jers makes a big move into going Solar powered

The biggest utility company in New Jersey PSE&G is making moves to have a big push to go solar.

PSE&G is putting $773 million toward placing solar panels on all of their properties, their electric poles and even on public schools.

it's expected that this project will allow 7% of New Jersey's power form solar energy.

Monday, February 9, 2009


I ran across this site that has a models for their ideal of skyscrapers that are based on mushrooms.

the tops are supposed to be solar panels to give the powered needed for the building.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Help Africa and South America make big power movies with solar power

The England based solar panel company Solarcentury are the folks behind the charity Solar Aid

The goal of the charity is to provide items small solar panels and solar powered items to people living in the most rural impoverish areas of Africa and South America.

Normally people living in those areas wouldn't have electricity but with these solar panels and solar powered products they can at least have some electric powered items to make life easier, healthier and more productive for them.

also since the charities is giving people solar energy, Solar aid is helping to insure as nation develops they are doing so in a clean way.

Solar aid has a number of projects and are looking for donations to help fund them.

Solar Aid funds placing solar panels on schools, clinics and community centers.

they also found training people on how to make solar power products such as lamps, cell phones and radios. This is done in hopes to give people skills and also give them a source of income by supplying an item that that people can sell.

go to their site to check out all the different programs they are running and pick one or more of them to give to.