Daily Green

April 2007 - Posts

After Canada's most populated province announced it was banning incandescent light bulbs, the country followed suit, with power hungry lights being out of the question by 2012. This'll mean more great things for CFLs (compact fluorescent light bulbs), Read More...
Posted on April 30,2007

One of the best presentations at last weekend's Green Festival in Chicago was about choosing where to spend your dollars to make the most difference. Dr. Ellis Jones, author of The Better World Shopping Guide, talked about the rating system he developed Read More...
Posted on April 27,2007

On Monday, Ford Motor Co. chief executive Alan Mulally said global warming is really happening and acknowledged it's caused in part by auto emissions."The vast majority of data indicates that the temperature has increased, and I believe the correlation Read More...
Posted on April 26,2007

TerraCycle Inc. -- founded by college students wanting to create an eco-friendly business and now staffing a whopping 33 people. Scotts Miracle-Gro -- 59 percent market share and annual profits surpassing $132 million, with only about 5,000 employees. So Read More...
Posted on April 25,2007

Ontario, Canada has become the latest to announce a ban on incandescent light bulbs (by 2012), following on the heels of Australia's ban and news that California is considering the same thing. Of course, if the incandescent were to become efficient, the Read More...
Posted on April 24,2007

Staplers that work without using staples (hence the name stapleless) have been around for almost 100 years, but they've recently been making a comeback thanks to their green attributes. The neat gadget made an appearance at the Green Festival in Chicago Read More...
Posted on April 23,2007

Doesn't the thought of your food being bathed in the warm light of radiation before it reaches the grocery store make you feel safe? If you're like me and you're thinking "not so much", then you might find this interesting. In early April, the government Read More...
Posted on April 23,2007

If you asked former rancher and author Howard Lyman that question, the answer would be a resounding no. Speaking at day one of Chicago's Green Festival, Lyman addressed the audience as a reformed rancher -- who went from an operation 7,000 cattle strong Read More...
Posted on April 22,2007

The Green Festival opened its doors in Chicago this weekend, just in time for Earth Day. The windy city is showing a very strong shade of green and its not just from the new spring growth that is everywhere on this warm sunny weekend.  From recycled Read More...
Posted on April 21,2007

This Saturday we'll be journeying to the current center of the green universe -- Chicago, this year's host of the Green Festival. Among the things planners promise we'll be able to do there? Shop for eco-fashions, fair trade products and solar Read More...
Posted on April 20,2007

A recent Ipsos Reid survey  in Canada revealed that the current crop of teenagers hasn't quite got the hang of having a small ecological footprint. Almost 94% said that they should be environmentally conscious, but just 20% said they make an effort to Read More...
Posted on April 19,2007

Global oil production is expected to peak sometime within the next 11 years and then begin to decline, spelling big problems for an oil dependant economy. The findings themselves aren't new, but are based on a controversial new way of modeling developed Read More...
Posted on April 19,2007

Much like fuel efficiency in cars there is an opportunity to make your home or business use fuel more efficiently as well. This can be accomplished the old fashioned way by turning the thermostat down and opening windows instead of using air Read More...
Posted on April 18,2007

"Pop-culture gaming" has taken the next logical step with global warming wagers becoming a growing segment. Media outlets are reporting BetUs.com is offering those who like to take a chance with their money the opportunity to gamble for or against Read More...
Posted on April 18,2007

Earth Day is getting closer and you haven't found an event to join or activity to participate in. Don't worry, we've got you covered with a few places to go in search of Earth Day ideas. The Nature Conservancy suggests three musts for Earth Day and every Read More...
Posted on April 17,2007

I learned a few things reading Time magazine's recent Global Warming Survival Guide. For instance, did you know there's a type of sheep that grows a coat of cotton instead of wool? I sure didn't. Maybe someone should tell the Sustainable Cotton Project Read More...
Posted on April 16,2007

Who wouldn't love a home full of Energy Star appliances, bought with a $15,000 gift certificate - or green home products worth $5,000. And who could say no to over $2,000 worth of renewable energy credits from Green Tags. What about all three? Soy milk Read More...
Posted on April 16,2007

Called a viral grassroots movement, this weekend's Step It Up event is expected to attract tens of thousands of people across the country. They'll be joining together at iconic locations, in cities and in small towns as part of a call for action on Read More...
Posted on April 13,2007

According to Arnold we need to make environmental issues sexy in order to attract more people to the cause. He's right, but he's not the first one to try and bring a higher level of awareness through the tried and true method used by car companies, beer Read More...
Posted on April 12,2007

Three Chevy minicar concepts that made their debut at the New York Auto Show are being offered up in an online poll where you can rate your favorite. The results of voting for the Beat, Groove and Trax models will help Chevrolet determine U.S. market Read More...
Posted on April 12,2007

It appears beginning daylight savings time early and ending it later to save energy might not have worked out exactly as planned. To be more exact, some say it looks to be a complete failure. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the people who Read More...
Posted on April 11,2007

Venues have been announced and 16 headliners revealed for Live Earth's U.S. show. If you want to be one of the two billion people gathering in the name of combating climate change, you better have your credit card ready Monday, April 16 at 10 a.m. EDT. Read More...
Posted on April 10,2007

It would be easy to use the weeks leading up to Earth Day to encourage small initiatives like recycling or even a complete lifestyle overhaul, but we're not going to do that. Don't get us wrong, we always support steps towards green living, but we also Read More...
Posted on April 10,2007

As unbelievable as it sounds, a UK study has found the dangers of air pollution in major cities is worse than the damaging health affects radiation exposure has had on Chernobyl survivors.A report published last week by Dr. Jim Smith, a scientist at the Read More...
Posted on April 9,2007

On Friday the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a much-anticipated report detailing impacts of human-caused global warming. As expected, the news isn't good. Predictions include hundreds of millions without water, mass food shortages Read More...
Posted on April 9,2007

In Monday's 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court labeled carbon dioxide and other emissions as pollutants under the Clean Air Act. The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) calls news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) already has the power to set Read More...
Posted on April 6,2007

It's a holiday specific example of cause and effect, but a kind that's sure to become more common in the coming months. Interest in ethanol has grown and corn prices have consequently risen, so farmers are paying more to feed their egg-laying hens. As Read More...
Posted on April 5,2007

A lack of ice flows in Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence is suspected to have caused the deaths of thousands of harp seal pups. Mother seals require the ice flows to give birth and nurse their pups, but surveillance flights over the region by the Read More...
Posted on April 5,2007

Leonardo DiCaprio is being featured in May's issue of Vanity Fair, with fur! Don't worry; the fur's attached to celebrity polar bear cub Knut (sounds like Ka-noot). As you may recall, Knut was born in captivity at the Berlin Zoo and raised by a keeper Read More...
Posted on April 4,2007

In a recent 10-1 vote, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors banned petroleum-based plastic bags from the checkout aisles of supermarkets and pharmacies -- to the cheers of environmentalists everywhere. Biodegradable plastic bags or recycled paper bags Read More...
Posted on April 3,2007

U.S. churches are going green this week by using eco-palms in their Palm Sunday church services. The palm fronds are considered "green" because of the way they're collected. Only quality palms are cut and the rest of the plant is left intact to provide Read More...
Posted on April 2,2007