GravityLight: A New Form of Lighting

Uses no batteries, is powered by gravity and even the bag it comes in is part of the sustainability focused design of the GravityLight. So happy to see that this project passed it’s indiegogo funding goal http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gravitylight-lighting-for-developing-countries

How Green Is Your Internet (Infographic Video)

Really, how green is your internet?  

Rent Green: Will Electric and Hybrid Car Rentals Take Off?

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While most of the country is mired in snow and sleet, our minds can’t help but jump ahead to spring and summer, when Americans will hit the road to do some family travel. It can cost a family a small fortune to drive, however, especially as gas prices climb the closer we get to Memorial […]

What does being ‘green/sustainable’ mean to you?

With all this talk of “going green” it has me thinking; why exactly hasn’t it been more successful?  With the evidence pertaining to the positive benefits of green energy and sustainability as well as the negative repercussions of not doing so, how could it be bad?  Perhaps, it could be lack of knowledge and true […]

Your Restaurant in Brooklyn: Designing the PV system

Solar MockUp

We’re back again to your restaurant in Brooklyn once again.  Let’s review what has occurred so far.  In week 1, you opened the restaurant only to discover that it had no electricity.  In week 2, you corrected the problem by installing a diesel generator .  In week 3, you starting seeing the downsides of having […]

How Your Facebook Usage Affects Our Planet

Facebook Energy Mix Infographic

Do you use facebook? Yep, I figured as much. Just thought you might like to know, that in Facebook’s eyes, you are more or less the equivalent of a latte. Or three bananas. Or a couple glasses of wine. (Preferably red. Barolo, anyone?) At least when it comes to Facebook’s carbon footprint, that is. For […]

Biking for Light… and Freedom

Brazil

Gotta hand it to those Brazilians. They’ve come up with a pretty smart idea to keep prisoners active, promote good health, AND save money on electricity.

Putting the “Green” in Astroturf

Sports stadium

We all know how much influence sports teams have on the American people. They don’t call some fans “rabid” for nothing. Well, it seems that the athletic industry is engaging those powers of persuasion for a worthy cause – the environment. From LEED certified stadiums, to harvesting solar energy, to water conservation and composting programs, the sports industry is taking huge steps toward creating a better planet for sports watchers and abstainers alike.

Don’t Expect Relief Any Time Soon In the Cost of Your Electricity

Electric Bills Will Continue to Rise

You heard it here: Your electricity bills will continue to increase. But don’t take our word for it. The electricity industry “experts” have spoken. At least 90% of them attest to higher energy costs, with half of that 90% indicating that bills will rise “significantly.” The term “significantly” refers to a ballpark of around 10%, […]

Beware: Your House is Alive

Net Zero Energy Home

Recently Seyi (our friendly Chief Electricity Officer) forwarded this article to me about a Net-Zero-Energy home. After first glance, I thought, “Hmm, a house that generates electricity. Big whoop. Seen it. NEXT.” Then, something in the story struck me and I lapsed into English major mode, whereupon I thoroughly overanalyzed the story and produced some pretty seemingly random thoughts about the house.