Number 5 In Our Weekly Series Of Tune-up/ Check-up Tips – 4173th Edition
Karma Fisker: Bond’s going green – 4172th Edition
Cleaning your dryer vents and ducts should be done once a year. This will prevent a fire hazard, reduce the time needed to dry your clothes, and save you money on your electric bill. There are two options for getting this done, the first being to call in the professionals. The average professional dryer vent cleaning costs about $150. Or you could do it yourself!
This should be a relatively simple task, requiring only a screwdriver to loosen the dryer clamp, a lint brush or tool to scrape out the lint, and your household vacuum …
New Mexico “SuperStation” could link major power grids – 4170th Edition
The man behind some of the most iconic sports cars of recent vintage has gone green. Henrik Fiskerbuilt his reputation designing the BMWZ8 and Aston MartinDB9 & V8 Vantage. The Z8 and the V8 Vantage both have the well earned distinction of being Bond cars: appearing as the ultra-classy 007’s tricked out rides in the James Bond films.
Fisker has since decided to venture out on his own and bring exquisite luxury design to environmentally friendly vehicles. Fisker Automotiveis a joint venture that combines Henrik’s world-class vehicle design talent with Quantum Technologies‘ plug-in hybrid electric …
Weekly Tune-up / Check-up Series – 4th Installement – 4169th Edition
A new idea for a large substation based in Clovis, New Mexico has the potential to solve one of the biggest hurdles to clean energy growth: transmission. The SuperStation, as its being called, would link the three largest grids – the east, west and Texas – allowing renewable energy producers to sell electricity across the country instead of just within their own grid.
The basic setup of the SuperStation would be a huge substation using superconducting cables to transmit electricity. The cables would carry 5 GW of electricity to and from the substation where it …
Solar powered e-reader makes e-books eco-friendlier – 4168th Edition
Another check on your house includes the drafty windows.
Did you know that a 1/8th of an inch crack all the way around a doorway creates the same air loss as a 6 inch square hole in the middle of your door?
Properly sealing up your windows and doorways using weather-stripping eliminates drafts and keeps the heated or conditioned air you pay for from escaping. There are many options available for homeowners to do this yourself.
Check out the Department of Energy for more information on the different types and materials of weather-stripping.
Here’s a …
What Are You Doing to Fight Climate Change? – 4174th Edition
A recent study by the Cleantech Group revealed the much lower environmental impact of e-readers – specifically the Kindle – compared to traditional publishing, but the devices still require charging from the grid. LG’s new e-reader takes care of that: it’s outfitted with its own integrated solar panel, allowing it to run on clean, renewable, solar power.
The thin-film panel is 10 cm wide and just .7mm thick, adding only 20 grams to the product. The panel is 9.6 percent efficient and needs 4.5 hours of sunlight to juice the device for an entire day.…
Homemade skin care from your kitchen cabinets – 4176th Edition
Today is Blog Action Day, and since this year’s theme is climate change, we are joining in this week to discuss this important topic. John told you on Monday about 350.org, which has established October 24, 2009, as a day of action around climate change. October is a big month for climate change awareness! Whether you’re blogging about it today or joining in the efforts on October 24th, tell us:
What are you doing to fight climate change?
Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or …
As a beauty editor at women’s magazines and CNN, author Julie Gabriel had no hesitation endorsing the season’s hottest lipstick shade, or justifying the purchase of the latest anti-aging cream. But after years of following the trends, she began to hesitate as she faced the not-so-pretty side of the cosmetics industry. She left the mainstream cosmetics industry behind, trained as a nutrition specialist and launched her own cosmetics line, Petite Marie Organics.
The Green Beauty Guide is the knowledge-packed proof of Gabriel’s beauty awakening. It offers expert advice to help steer your beauty routine toward …