August 24th, 2016 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Many solar farm designers didn’t plan for the high grasses that would grow up and block precious sunlight from solar panels. The solution? Solar sheep! Here’s an eco-business that’s new, different, and in demand.
January 15th, 2015 | by ecolocalizer
A new French start-up, NewWind, is making wind power beautiful! Their new Wind Tree offers almost a hundred mini-windmills on [&hellip
September 9th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás
Architects love to design soaring skyscrapers and wildly innovative apartment buildings. At the end of the day, though, the developer [&hellip
June 6th, 2014 | by ecolocalizer
The successful Parisian We Love Green music event strives to create a more sustainable festival model by radically reshaping how huge public events are now organized.
April 30th, 2013 | by ecolocalizer
Riding a bicycle helps the body stay fit and is environmentally friendly, and provides numerous benefits that allow for self autonomy, mobility, and health, all factors that help our society to evolve and improve. Although when I am riding my bike, some days it still feels like some people do not understand just how truly liberating riding a bicycle can be
February 8th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter
"I just want everyone to know that my decision not to serve a second term as Energy Secretary has absolutely nothing to do with the allegations made in this week’s edition of the Onion. While I’m not going to confirm or deny the charges specifically, I will say that clean, renewable solar power is a growing source of U.S. jobs and is becoming more and more affordable, so it’s no surprise that lots of Americans are falling in love with solar."
February 5th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter
In 1947 Woody Guthrie wrote House of Earth, a fictional story about struggling young sharecroppers, poverty and building sustainably with dirt and natural ingredients. The book was never published at the time, due in part to the novel's sexually explicit material, as well as the oppressive red-baiting political climate during that era. The story has been recently re-discovered by historian Douglas Brinkley, and has just been released by Johnny Depp's new publishing division of Harper Collins, Infinitum Nihil
November 30th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter
This forlorn and starving cartoon bee from Occupy the EPA made me laugh out loud when I first saw it. The comic does a brilliant job of humorously expressing the very real plight of these vital insects, as they battle habitat loss, chemical pesticides and disease, in a desperate attempt to survive
September 29th, 2012 | by ecolocalizer
Monsanto is trying to destroy California's Proposition 37, a piece of legislation that they once supported.
July 3rd, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter
Just like Anderson Cooper this week, I also feel compelled to come out of the closet and highlight a very obvious fact about myself: I am child-free, never ever wanted to have kids, and I embrace these choices openly, with pride. Our culture often treats those who have no desire to be parents as abnormal, and there is still not much societal support for deciding to not increase our planet's rapidly expanding population
June 5th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter
Each week Important Media highlights a list of featured articles from across our diverse network, including compelling posts from Crafting a Green World, Eat Drink Better, sustainablog, Green Business Owner, Planetsave, Inspired Economist and CleanTechnica. Please take a moment to read some of this week’s headlines, and you might learn something new
May 14th, 2012 | by Jo Borrás
Whether it’s slinky lingerie, cheap beer, or electric cars: sex sells. I’m not gonna lie to you, either – I [&hellip
May 12th, 2012 | by Jo Borrás
This is the Hornster. It’s a 178 dB air horn pretending to be a bicycle, and make no mistake: I [&hellip
March 7th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter
This inspiring image of a bicycle-powered lawn mower drifted through my social media stream today. The pedal-powered idea is so simple and beautiful, it is utterly genius. The photo came from a South African film production company called Green Renaissance; the organization specializes in working with non-profits and other environmentally conscious businesses interested in promoting nature conservation and sustainability