Stay eco-friendly and get a Green Loyalty Card

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 27-01-2011

Eco Friendly loyalty card

it a novel way to promote and encourage sustainable and organic production of goods, especially those which have to face stiff challenges from the retail chains. This unique Green card scheme involving Eurostar and Green & Black’s, rewards shoppers for buying environmentally friendly goods and services. These services and goods include anything from train travel, locally grown food, hybrid taxis and solar lighting, basically anything that ensures a more sustainable and eco-friendly alternative.
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Can one of the cruelest conquerors of history be the greenest conqueror ever?

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 27-01-2011

Greenest

You know there are times when you unintentionally happen to do some good and receive accolades for that. Well, that may have happened with many of us, but what must have happened with a very few people is that for this ‘unintentional good doing’ we get our name mentioned in history. And one of those ‘few people’ is surprisingly, one of the cruelest conquerer of history, Genghis Khan. To understand how someone like Genghis Khan could ever do some good, we will have to go back in history.
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Frito Lay, Cocoa-Cola and Staples turning to Electric fleets

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 26-01-2011

Go Green

Call it a smart marketing move to catapult their image or a genuine effort to offset their carbon footprints, but more and more companies in the US are finally waking up to EVs to incorporate into their delivery fleets. Electric trucks, are known to cause less noise, they don’t pollute, and vibrate less than diesel powered vehicles. with immense economical and environmental benefits, these companies are finally finding tangible results of turning to a green fleet.
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Hazy outside your window? It may just signal the Grim Reapers advent

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 25-01-2011

Pollution

For example, in Hong Kong – 1 in 4 residents are considering leaving the city due to bad air quality.This is probably its last and final wake up call – for a city where haze and smog from pollution has become the order of the day. The following statistics will reveal the gravity of the situation. Conducted by Hong Kong University and published in the journal Environmental Research 91% of parents are worried how pollution affects their kids’ health. In 1968, residents had to suffer about eight days of pollution-caused smog in a year. By last year, it was 46 days, or about one every week.
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Eco-City – China’s future landscape

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 17-01-2011

Eco City

From , green buildings, offices, roads, to now entire cities – modern urban planning is all set to imbibe an overhaul. China has literally revolutionised the way governments can think and act green — from plastic, bans, to roads, wind and solar energy empowerment, to EVs — the country which is one of the largest contributor to greenhouse gases, is also one of the prime votaries of the green campaign. As part of its new urban planning the country will soon inaugurate its first Eco-City in Tianjin.
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Sonoma County to be saved from a cost of $50m over energy costs thanks to its innovative power-plant

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 14-01-2011

Save Money Electricity

Four years ago Sonoma County agreed to a plan that aims at reducing local greenhouse gas emissions to 20 percent below 2000 levels by 2015 and as per plans on 11th January, 2011, the County of Sonoma celebrated their crowning achievement of the commencement of the new 1.4 megawatt fuel cell. Sonoma County’s fuel cell is the largest fuel cell installed in California to date helping the County be less dependent on foreign fossil fuels. Located on the county government’s administrative campus in Santa Rosa, the fuel cell plant takes hydrogen from natural gas to create a electrochemical reaction that produces electricity.
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India’s official nod to the EV market

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Posted in Pollution | Posted on 14-01-2011

Green

The country which is sitting on the cusp of a major growth story, is also one where rapid industrial developments of the last two decades and urbanisation have resulted in endangering its environment. India in the 21st century is poised for a new innings, and just as grimly on the contrary, its estimates indicate a rapid increase in population – one that could touch 1.26 billion by 2016. In such a scenario, it makes enough sense for a country where poverty is still a major concern to look at areas of environment such as public health, sanitation, pollution, biodiversity and ecosystems, to keep its new success story going.
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