Posted on June 29, 2012 by Envirothink
This massive dock that landed in Oregon is the likely the tip of the debris maelstrom to hit the West Coast for years to come
Seven feet tall, nineteen feet wide and 66 feet long, the concrete and metal dock that washed ashore in Newport, Oregon is a stunning residual remnant of last year’s Fukushima disaster. An awesome sight, the derelict dock that made the more than 6,500 mile trek from Minamisoma, Japan is a harbinger of serious debris yet to come.
Filed under: Observations, Recycling | Tagged: environment, environmental, Fukushima, International Pacific Research Center, invasive species, Japan, landfill, Method laundry products, Oregon Refuse and Recycling Network, Pacific Garbage Patch, Pacific Ocean, plastic, recycling, tsunami, Upcycle the Gyres Society | Leave a comment »
Posted on June 28, 2012 by Envirothink
The Sierra Nevada Innovation Challenge featured innovative companies and products that could change industries, the environment and peoples lives
California has long had a reputation for moving environmentalism forward while fostering innovation. This was more than apparent at the first annual Sierra Nevada Innovation Challenge, held at the Sierra Nevada Brewery last week.
The range of products presented was a kaleidoscope of innovation, creativity and ingenuity.
To learn more about the remarkable new companies, products and innovations that participated in this exciting competition, go to http://bit.ly/LDVDEM.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: environment, environmentalism, innovative, Sierra Nevada Brewery, Sierra Nevada Innovation Challenge | Leave a comment »
Posted on June 26, 2012 by Envirothink
The High Line – a jewel overlooking the Big Apple
New York City may be famous for the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center Memorial, but it is also home to one of the country’s most innovative public parks. The High Line, a 1 1/2-mile-long greenway, runs above ground on what used to be an elevated rail freight line.
For more on this remarkable park in the sky, go to http://bit.ly/KAHJz8.
Filed under: Nature | Tagged: Empire State Building, greenway, New York City, Statue of Liberty, the High Line, World Trade Center Memorial | 2 Comments »
Posted on June 25, 2012 by Envirothink
We Americans love our water bottles. Even though we purchased more single use plastic kind last year than the year before, we can’t wait to grab the latest, colorful ones we see on store shelves. Made from stainless steel, aluminum, BPA-free plastic – the choices are mind-boggling.
For those looking for a different, sexy looking portable bottle, check out the PURE Glass Bottle.
Filed under: Green products | Tagged: BPA-free, FDA, plastic, PURE Glass Bottle, recyclable, reusable, water | Leave a comment »
Posted on June 23, 2012 by Envirothink
Aqua Cents – a remarkable innovation that dramatically cuts lawn water waste and use
Landscape irrigation accounts for almost one-third of all residential water use, totaling more than 7 billion gallons per day in the United States. Almost 50 percent of that is wasted– both commercially and residentially– due to evaporation, wind, improper system design, or overwatering.
With many cities facing severe water shortages and a drought spreading throughout the Southwest, lawns are squandering a precious resource we cannot afford to lose. More cities across the country are installing water meters, and California has mandated that these be installed in all cities by the year 2025.
But saving water requires more than metering. It means rethinking how we water our plants, and developing new best practices that will help us create substantial water savings.
Aqua Cents is an extraordinary technology that could help us with both.
To learn more about how this award-winning technology can help dramatically cut water usage, see http://bit.ly/O7mN8E.
Filed under: Exciting New Technologies Revealed, Water issues | Tagged: Aqua Cents, innovation, irrigation, polymer, waste, water, water meters, water shortages | Leave a comment »
Posted on June 19, 2012 by Envirothink
A slab of polyurethane foam can, in the hands of a craftsman, become a beautiful surfboard. But the waste product created during the process has, until recently, been of little value or concern.
Sustainability is a new but growing trend within the surfing industry. There are as yet limited sustainably-produced options for surfers to choose from.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: Bill "Stretch" Riedel, ECOBOARD Project, energy efficiency, Energy Trust of Oregon, environment, health, polystyrene foam, styrofoam, surfboard, Surfrider Foundation, sustainability, Sustainable Surf, Timmy Patterson, waste, Waste to Waves | 1 Comment »