Posted on October 31, 2013 by Envirothink
Colored Solar offers an array of colors and styles to enhance any home
I recently wrote about a company in Southern California called Colored Solar, which provides high quality colorful solar panels. These high-efficiency durable panels offer comparable performance to standard solar panels but compliment the architecture and style of any building.
Now the company is seeking additional funding to expand and improve and they’re asking for help. All it takes is a click and a vote for them to capture a grant from Google and Chase called the Main Street Grant.
So take a moment and click here to help them in their efforts to give we consumers some beautiful choices in color and energy efficiency we can be proud of.
Filed under: Solar Power | Tagged: Colored Solar, energy efficiency, Main Street Grant, solar, solar panels | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 28, 2013 by Envirothink
Humans need Nature to survive and thrive. Too often we treat Nature as a commodity, exploiting, polluting and destroying it in our unfailing drive towards “progress”.
Filed under: Nature | Tagged: Army Corps of Engineers, bee die-off, biodiversity, carbon capture, coral reefs, economic growth, ecosystems, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, Nature, plastic, rainforests, sustainability, Tony Juniper | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 25, 2013 by Envirothink
Unused meds gathered in an earlier Take-back program Photo Courtesy of VA Guard Public Affairs
Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. For all of us (you know who you are) who have unused or expired medications stuffed in cabinets or drawers just taking up space, this is the day to finally get rid of them responsibly.
Filed under: Announcement, Health concerns | Tagged: DEA, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, prescription medication, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 24, 2013 by Envirothink
Air pollution in China
Even as the amount of carbon dioxide in the air has gone down, the outdoor air pollution continues to be an issue, particularly in developing countries and, most notably, in China. It’s long been known that pollution contributes to heart disease and respiratory illness, but the IInternational Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the World Health Organization’s specialized cancer agency, has now classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans.
Filed under: Health concerns | Tagged: cancer, carcinogen, China pollution, clean air, health, heart disease, IARC, outdoor air pollution, World Health Organization | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 22, 2013 by Envirothink
It didn’t happen in California before or after Proposition 37 – the ballot measure that would have put mandatory labeling for food containing GMO ingredients in place – went down in flames. But thanks to Washington state’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson filing suit against the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) last week for violating state election disclosure requirements, the lobby group published a list of their major donors to fighting the “Yes on 522” measure in Washington on Friday, according to Cornucopia Institute.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: food lobby, GMO, GMO labeling, Grocery Manufacturers Association, health, Yes on 522 | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 21, 2013 by Envirothink
As the cost of utilizing fossil fuels continues to unfold – i.e. oil spills devastating wildlife habitat, increased carbon released into the air, growing occurrences of asthma in metropolitan areas – cost-saving renewable energy sources look better and better. As the price of the installation solar panels continues to fall, this is becoming an increasingly attractive option. Yet homeowners have to put up with unattractive solar panels with no regard to aesthetics. Until now.
Filed under: Solar Power | Tagged: business incubator, Colored Solar, Department of Energy, energy efficiency, environment, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, photovoltaic, renewable energy, solar, Solar Decathlon, solar panels, Ventura Ventures Technology Center | Leave a comment »