Daily Green

February 2007 - Posts

It seems the green community is somewhat split on whether to support Al Gore or denounce him in the face of a report saying his Nashville home consumes more energy in a month than most do in an entire year. In fact, it says his yearly power consumption Read More...
Posted on February 28,2007

After we posted about Oscar going green, more news came in about the efforts of the Academy to reduce waste and help the environment. Not only were there no extravagant gift bags for presenters at this year's awards, a vote lead to some really Read More...
Posted on February 27,2007

Straight from the mouths of Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio, "for the first time in the history of the Oscars, this show has officially gone green." Looking dapper in black tuxes, the two spoke about the Academy's newfound commitment to "environmentally Read More...
Posted on February 26,2007

I feel like a kid sitting in the back of my parents' car. Are we there yet? Needless to say, we're really excited that Sundance Channel Green is launching soon - April 17 at 9 p.m. to be exact. As recently announced, the channel will be collaborating Read More...
Posted on February 23,2007

In a $565 million deal Whole Foods Market has bought leading organic food retailer Wild Oats Marketplace. The 110 Wild Oats stores will be added to an almost 200 existing Whole Foods locations. For the companies, which have "similar missions and core Read More...
Posted on February 22,2007

Australia who has been criticized in the past for not signing onto the Kyoto Protocol is now leading the way as the first country to implement legislation phasing out traditional incandescent light bulbs by 2012. According to recent reports  the Read More...
Posted on February 21,2007

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released a list of the 12 Greenest Vehicles of 2007. And pushing the Prius aside is none other than a car powered by…natural gas? The Honda Civic GX runs on a compressed form of the fuel Read More...
Posted on February 21,2007

A government-funded report out of the UK questions whether organic foods are actually less harmful than their intensively-farmed counterparts. While it does question whether "all organic" is better than "all conventional", it'd be a bit misleading to say Read More...
Posted on February 20,2007

A tipping point on global warming is said to be close at hand in the U.S. Politicians, leading businesses (including GE, of ecomagination fame) and economists have been joining up with environmental organizations to push for laws limiting greenhouse Read More...
Posted on February 20,2007

The American Solar Energy Society has recently released a 200 page report explaining how concentrating solar power (CSP), photovoltaics (PV), wind power, biomass, biofuels, and geothermal power, along with increased energy efficiency, can significantly Read More...
Posted on February 20,2007

A series of concerts planned for July will be showcasing musical talent from around the world. The concerts called "Live Earth" are being organized by Al Gore and the Save Our Selves (S.O.S.) campaign for Climate Crisis. The concerts will take place on Read More...
Posted on February 19,2007

I recently experienced firsthand that low-chemical paint can go a long way in making a room look great and making the painter feel good about their home improvement project. It all started when I looked up at the cupboards above my washer and dryer, for Read More...
Posted on February 19,2007

Next Monday is one of our favorite days of the year here at The Renewable Planet. It's the Savers / Value Village 50 % off sale! What's so great about Savers, you ask? It's the ultimate in recycled clothing, accessories, books, furniture and more. We're Read More...
Posted on February 16,2007

Who doesn't love getting free stuff? And for that matter who doesn't love pawning off their junk (and I mean that in the nicest sense of the word) on someone who'll make good use of it. You're probably thinking "Freecycle" and that's the same thing I, Read More...
Posted on February 16,2007

Well it's been a week since the release of the UN's IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report that states that "warming of the climate system is unequivocal." The cause of the warming is "a very high confidence that the globally averaged Read More...
Posted on February 16,2007

  If you paint a mountain green is it considered green-washing, feng shui for the countryside or just another western concept lost in translation? Villagers in western China have found their neighborhood has been beautified by government workers who have Read More...
Posted on February 15,2007

We decided to take pity on all you stragglers. You know who you are, you forgot to order something off Gaiam for your Valentine and now you're thinking about whether he or she would be satisfied with a card. Don't worry; you can be creative even if you Read More...
Posted on February 14,2007

Maybe your heart's not yet as big as Ed Begley's, who it was announced yesterday won the Ecorazzi Big Heart's Celebrity Contest with his wife Rachelle Carson, but you still have the rest of the day (and maybe a bit of tomorrow if you're lucky) to get Read More...
Posted on February 13,2007

If children are our future, then here is an opportunity for them to imagine and shape their own future; at least as relates to renewable energy. Imagining Tomorrow is a contest for students to submit their written and video ideas for the future of Read More...
Posted on February 13,2007

Well, we're off to the 2007 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto tomorrow. And seeing the Green Vehicles section they're bragging about, we're anticipating there will be quite a bit to look at. Some of the cars sound pretty practical, although I'm Read More...
Posted on February 13,2007

I'm hopeful. Along with a new urgency to global warming, there are more people than ever working to solve the problems of climate change. I believe the planet will renew itself given time if we collectively make some changes to our behavior. But how do Read More...
Posted on February 12,2007

Imagine - washing your laundry without using any detergent. Ok, I'll admit my first thought was that this sounds a bit like a scam with potentially gross consequences, but I've since been convinced (by people I know and trust...and who don't smell) that Read More...
Posted on February 12,2007