greenhomeAlmost a third of the homes in Wales will be powered by green energy, a company behind a major new wind farm project pledged yesterday.

shiner_fishIt's like beer goggles gone wrong. A common chemical used to make plastics also causes fish to indiscriminately court members of other species – behaviour that could result in interbreeding and the merger of two species.

NYT_radishes“The future is local,” said Narendra Varma, 43, a former manager at Microsoft who invested $2 million of his own money last year in a 58-acre project of small plots and new-farmer training near Portland, Ore.

bottle_recyclingDo you find yourself buying plastic beverage bottles without regret because they can be tossed in the recycling bin? Or do you justify leaving reusable bags in the car because there’s a plastic bag recycling bin at the front of the store.

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The Sierra Club is one of the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States.

As part of their Bottled Water Campaign, the Sierra Club has published this useful brochure to discourage the use of bottled water.

plastic-bags-300x2241Four hundred million more plastic bags were handed out by UK supermarkets last year as the campaign to reduce their use went backwards, official figures from the waste reduction body Wrap showed today.

mexico-barter-schemeMexico City (CNN) -- A new barter market in Mexico City is helping residents trade their trash for food in an effort to reduce the mountain of waste produced by the mega city.

Mexico City's huge, infamous Bordo Poniente landfill site was receiving 12,600 tons of waste a day -- one and a quarter times the weight of the Eiffel Tower -- before it was shut down in December last year. But although the landfill is is no longer in operation, the city keeps churning out trash.

 

 

solarenergy8-09[May 28] German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity – equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity – through the midday hours of Friday and Saturday.

Norbert Allnoch, director of the Institute of the Renewable Energy Industry in Muenster, said the 22 gigawatts of solar power fed into the national grid on Saturday met nearly 50% of the Germany's midday electricity needs.

About Greenrock

According to The Footprint Network, which measures the ability of the planet to produce resources and absorb waste, our resource use and waste production is 60% more than the earth can produce or absorb annually.

This overshoot is the result of decisions that we each make every day. We seek to generate debate and to influence people to change their behaviour.We strive to be catalysts: Success for us is when we can Change the Mindset so that sustainable use of resources is included in decision-making for individuals, government or businesses. ... read more


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