Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Detroit Auto Show - More Hybrids & Full Electric Cars!

Finally, carmakers are listening to the customer! Thanks to the likes of Toyota and Honda, we now have a selection of hybrids and emissions-free vehicles that are actually pleasant to the eye. I was watching some of the highlights of the Detroit Auto Show on TV last night, and I had to write about some of the new hybrids and electrics!

So of course you have the Prius and the Insight, but I am really taking a liking to Lexus's new hybrid, the HS. The other car makers that are introducing hybrids are Jeep, Ford, Mercedes (SMART), and GM. I think that the real improvement would by the number of electric vehicles that were showcased like the Toyota FT-EV, the Chevrolet Volt, BYD, to name a few.

It almost seems as though the release of these vehicles are in line with Obama's environmental policy. All of these improvements are great and are promising, but to really reduce emissions - just ride your bike.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

If Everyone Lived Like You - The Sustainability Game

What would the world look like if everyone lived like me?

Consumer Consequences lets you compare your lifestyle with other players and gives you a chance to modify your choices and reduce your carbon footprint. This interactive game will ask you a series of questions about your lifestyle, and as you play, it will show you how many "Earths" of natural resources it would take to sustain all 6.6 billion humans… if everyone lived like you.

Find out if you are living a sustainable life!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Eco-Fashion Comes of Age

In 2006, the glossies couldn’t get enough of fashion’s Green Revolution. Finally, they proclaimed, “eco” no longer equaled “geeko.” Editors at Vogue, InStyle, and The New York Times swooned over bamboo denim totes, organic cotton tees and recycled vintage sweaters... More

As prominent celebrities and politicians speak out about protecting the environment, fashion designers quickly follow suit. More and more, high fashion has incorporated eco-conscious trends-and surprisingly, we love what we're seeing.

Earth Hour 2008!

It started with a question: How can we inspire people to take action on climate change?

The answer: Ask the people of Sydney to turn off their lights for one hour.

On 31 March 2007, 2.2 million people and 2100 Sydney businesses turned off their lights for one hour - Earth Hour. If the greenhouse reduction achieved in the Sydney CBD during Earth Hour was sustained for a year, it would be equivalent to taking 48,616 cars off the road for a year.

Created to take a stand against the greatest threat our planet has ever faced, Earth Hour uses the simple action of turning off the lights for one hour to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming.

This simple act has captured the hearts and minds of people all over the world. As a result, at 8pm March 29, 2008 millions of people in some of the world’s major capital cities, including Copenhagen, Toronto, Chicago, Melbourne, Brisbane and Tel Aviv will unite and switch off for Earth Hour.

Click here for more!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Take the red pill

A fun animated account of the techniques used by the modern industrial farm, which make low-cost meat and dairy products possible for our fast food industry to pass on to you, the customer.

Visit to see the movies.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sustainability: Money Talks

Bob Garrison discusses how sustainability is beginning to effect the refrigerated and frozen food industry. He argues that ignoring this trend could cost companies quite a bit in the future when major chains are looking for products that are more environmentally conscious. Click here to check it out.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Drink Beer and Save the World!

By buying beer from local brewers you not only cut down on transportation, but you could be supporting businesses that are leading the way in employing innovative new green practices.

Read the article "Sustainability in the Brewing Industry" for more about what some micro-brewers are doing