Eco-Innovation Articles From Around the World

Goats to Trim the Grass

Source: dailymail.co.uk Published: September 15, 2012 By Snejana Farberov A major international airport like Chicago’s O’Hare needs a large staff to take care of everything from security to maintenance, and now the major aviation hub is looking to hire some...

Should We Change the Colour of Our Streets?

Source: newscenter.lbl.gov Published: September 13, 2012 Feature Story Julie Chao (510) 486-6491 Berkeley Lab researchers showcase cool pavement technology to combat urban heat islands. Sharon Chen and Ana Paula Werle of the Berkeley Lab Heat Island Group use a...

Apple’s Massive Solar Farm from The Sky

Source: gigaom.com Published: September 13, 2012 Katie Fehrenbacher Image courtesy of WCNC-TV. I did an interview with North Carolina’s TV Station WCNC-TV this morning about the data center cluster in their state. After the interview they kindly sent me these aerial...

Sun Ovens

Source: sunoven.com Published: September 13, 2012 The Ultimate Solar Appliance The GLOBAL SUN OVEN® has been devised to meet up to 70% of the needs of a family of 6 to 8 people in a developing country, entirely with the power of the sun. Even though it is called an...

Spinach Gives Solar Tech Some Muscle

Source: nbcnews.com Published: September 6, 2012 Silicon wafers doped in positively charged atoms and coated in a protein extracted from spinach give a boost to so-called biohybrid solar cell technology. Silicon wafers coated in a protein extracted from spinach...

Solar Device Brings Natural Light to Workers

Source: youtube.com Published: August 8, 2012 Fluorescent lights are often seen as the brunt of an artificial working environment, but office workers around the world could soon have sunnier dispositions. Harnessing the power of the sun, Canadian researchers are...

Grey2Green

Source: youtube Published: July 20, 2010 The San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance serves children and families of San Francisco by promoting and supporting green schoolyards. We provide resources, training, and advocacy to school communities to help them create and...

How to Start A Home Rain Barrel Project

Source: mnn.com Published: March 22, 2010 By Chris Baskind Water is precious and becoming more scarce. Try a rain barrel in your yard to use ‘free’ water for irrigation and limit what you run from the tap. A rain barrel not only provides you with a renewable source of...

Water Power in Your Home

Source: earthtechling.com Published: July 7, 2012 By Beth Buczynski Image via Ryan Jongwoo Choi Waterwheel turns your faucet into a tiny power plant. This nifty gadget is already a finalist in the Industrial Designers Society of America’s 2012 International Design...

How to Make a Solar Cooker

Source: solarcooking.org Published: July 31, 2012 Kristi Jerger’s 5th grade class Dublin, Ohio Public Schools provided this lesson plan. This is a great project with easy to follow step by step instructions. See How to Make a Solar Cooker.pdf 20120731 How to Make a...

Just How Much Water Is Your Home Wasting Per Day?

  Source: takepart.com   Published: July 31, 2012         How to Save 150 Gallons of Water Per Day Without Leaving Your Home.     Fresh water accounts for less than one percent of all the water on the planet, making it a very...