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Entries from May 2011

Power Up Your Cell Phone By … Talking?

May 31st, 2011 · Comments Off on Power Up Your Cell Phone By … Talking?

In 2009, I wrote an article about the top 10 green cell phones manufactured or conceptualized that year. Included in that list was a concept phone called Zeri which can “convert air vibrations into usable power through hair-thin generators on piezoelectric system.” Well, this year, the idea of a cell phone powered by air or […]

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Tags: Cell Phone Technology

Recycling Diapers With Oyster Mushrooms

May 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Disposable diapers are among the nastiest consumer products out there – they take something like 500 years to fully break down once deposited in landfills. In the United States, about 27.4 billion diapers are used every year translating to 3.4 million tons of nappies being dumped in our landfills annually. How do you get rid […]

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Tags: Recycling

RefashioNYC Textile Recycling Program Debuts in NYC

May 24th, 2011 · 2 Comments

After almost a year since the city started accepting bids from nonprofit organizations to supply and maintain textile recycling bins to the city for the purpose of textile recycling, the program called RefashioNYC is finally making a debut in New York City. The city has partnered with Housing Works, a nonprofit that’s working to help […]

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Tags: Recycling

Toys “R” Us Getting Largest Solar Rooftop in New Jersey

May 19th, 2011 · Comments Off on Toys “R” Us Getting Largest Solar Rooftop in New Jersey

I have two small boys so I’m quite familiar with toy manufacturers in the U.S. Well, Toys “R” Us has just given me one more reason to buy from them. The distribution facility of this giant toy store chain in Wayne, New Jersey is scheduled to be retrofitted with what could be the largest solar […]

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Tags: Renewable Energy

U S Government Cuts Fuel Expenses Using Green Vehicles

May 17th, 2011 · Comments Off on U S Government Cuts Fuel Expenses Using Green Vehicles

US government is the biggest consumer of oil in the world. U S government cuts fuel expenses using green vehicles. President Obama signed an executive order aimed at decreasing the U.S. government’s fuel consumption by as much as 30 percent in 2020. President Obama checking out a Chevrolet Volt last summer. The US government is the […]

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Tags: Clean Technology

Against All Odds, U.S. Windpower Keeps Growing

May 12th, 2011 · Comments Off on Against All Odds, U.S. Windpower Keeps Growing

On May 29th, the largest wind energy conference in the United States will open in Anaheim, California with an estimated 20,000 participants. In 2007, a similar conference drew 5,000 participants. At the time, the cumulative U.S. installed wind capacity was 17 gigawatts. Today, the sector accounts for 2.3 percent of the country’s total energy capacity […]

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Tags: Renewable Energy

Top 10 Solar-Powered States

May 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The New York Times recently published a list compiled by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) of the top 10 states with the highest aggregate solar capacity in the United States as of last year (2010). Here’s the entire list: 1. California: 47 percent with 971 megawatts 2. New Jersey: 14 percent with 293 MW […]

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Tags: Renewable Energy

Pacebutler Makes Selling Recycling and Donating Old Cell Phones Easier Than Ever

May 10th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Pacebutler makes selling recycling and donating old cell phones easier than ever.  We celebrated the National Cell Phone Recycling Week here in U.S. to remind us how easy it is to recycle your used cell phones. Last month, we celebrated the National Cell Phone Recycling Week here in the U.S. It’s an activity that’s designed to remind us of how […]

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Plastic to Fuel Recycling Gaining Traction in the US

May 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Plastic to Fuel Recycling Gaining Traction in the US

A study by the American Chemistry Council found out that the plastic to fuel recycling gaining traction in the US. “People begin to see that this is not garbage, this plastic waste, this bottle cap, the lunch container is oil. So when a child understands this, the garbage gets cleaned up. People don’t know that […]

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Tags: Plastic Recycling