London gears up for a Green face in time for Olympics 2012

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 01-06-2011

Green Revolution

Alongside the Olympics 2012, London aims to send a strong message to the world—the Green is not un-get-at-able if aimed for with purpose and intent. On these lines, the mayor of London has literally announced a Green make over for the city, with hundreds of green projects lined up to see completion by July 27.
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South Korea rides the Green Wave with World’s First Zero Emission Business Center under its belt

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 25-05-2011

Environment Friendly Building

South Korea has taken yet another leap on the environmental front in its endeavor to step up the Green wave. The nation recently came up with a zero-emission business center powered completely by renewable energy. The project is a manifestation of the government’s efforts in reducing the outflow of Greenhouse gases, a foregone conclusion of any commercial set up, which account for about 25% of greenhouse emissions in the nation.
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GE introduces Cyclopentane into its refrigerators to bring about Green Cooling

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 02-05-2011

Green Technology

With Environment concerns in the backdrop, General Electric (GE) is moving towards introducing a new gas for its refrigerators that will help cut down on the company’s carbon footprints. The new cooling gas Cyclopentane will first be introduced at the company’s Decatur facility, the whole set up will require about $16 million to be pumped in. Then, in 2014 the company plans to introduce Cyclopentane to its products manufactured in the US.
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Microgym is a work-out hub with love of the Green flowing all over

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 29-04-2011

Green Gym

Boesel, a former elementary teacher from Seattle is a man with a different, environment-friendly vision so much so that he’s been running his Gym over the past three with custom-made exercise bikes that quite interestingly are a source of clean power. The bikes hold a generator that churns out electricity as users sweat it out on the machine; the electricity so generated is fed back to the gym premises and put to good use. Most users add up somewhere between 50 and 150 watts while working out which is enough energy to power a mobile phone for a week.
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Macy’s to Soon Hang Up Plastic Hangers and Replace Them with Eco-Friendly Ones

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 26-04-2011

Eco Friendly  Plastic Hangers

Almost all major brands are shunning plastic and replacing it with eco-friendly materials for production of their products, right from laptops bags to mobile handset panels to lingerie. Macy’s, which has been associated with several green initiatives in the past, is taking another environment friendly step. The well-known department store of America is now planning to do away with the 300 million clear petroleum-based plastic hangers that it uses each year. It will replace plastic hangers with ones made from recycled material and plastic.
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2011 Easter Egg Rolling plays up kids’ and environment concerns

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 25-04-2011

Healthy kids

Rolling Eggs on the White House South Lawn is a symbolic spring activity in the US and this year’s theme “Ready, Set, Go!” focuses healthy kids and Green environment. Slated on April 25, this year’s Easter Egg rolling will see a host of events revolving around kids– live music, sports, cooking stations, storytelling and finally…Egg Rolling of course. The onus will be on driving obesity off childhood, and helping obese children redeem healthy lifestyles. The event has the supported of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign to combat obesity in young children.
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Infographic claims ‘iPhone’s Green in its ways’, is it?

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 23-04-2011

iPhone Green

The iPhone is Green and …Greener than the rest, who says that— this brilliantly done info-graphic. Over the times Apple has generally been found on the shorter side of the Green equation, as is put to the fore by its fairly low, mid-level rankings with Greenpeace. It’s a different story that Apple faces a number of low blows for not coming out in the open with the finer details of its manufacturing process. The infographic here posits the cumulative emission count of the iPhone units sold over 2010 and suggests that they account for about 2350 million KG of CO2 being added to the atmosphere.
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