My Green World’s Blog


BLACK PIXEL
June 28, 2009, 2:37 PM
Filed under: New Ideas, Take Action

It’s never late to spread great ideas like the Greenpeace Black Pixel. Installing a small black square in your monitor, you’ll reduce your consumption of energy and CO2.

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VIDA Organic Life Massage
June 28, 2009, 1:58 PM
Filed under: Beauty, Organic

thumb_9365281An old friend of mine, who’s living in California for a long time now is opening this great  massage spa that not only offers great organic treatments, with 100% natural botanical products from the heart of the Amazon in Brazil, absolutely no synthetic/ chemicals added neither at the extraction process nor on the final product, but also is passionate about the environment. 

They’re located at 320 Main Street in Seal Beach, just a couple blocks from the beach, and the big opening will be on JULY 11th. 

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Starbucks for 2010
June 28, 2009, 12:21 AM
Filed under: Green Labels, News

I’m a real Starbucks lover. And happy to hear that they’re now joining my world.

See, last thursday they announced that the company aims to earn LEED certification on all new company-owned stores beginning in 2010. LEED means: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. 
starbucks The goals for all new company-owned stores are that 50 percent of each store’s energy be derived from renewable sources, and that they will be 25 percent more energy efficient. The company has set long-term goals including replacing all stores’ incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs and ensuring 100 percents of its cup supply is reusable or recyclable by 2015.



Beer Bottle, lovely home.
June 9, 2009, 12:25 AM
Filed under: Eco Home, New Ideas, Recycling, Take Action

Jenna Mack is not an ordinary recycler.  She is building her eco-home from about 7.000 used  beer bottles, in Evans, West Virginia.

Bellow, you can see the 8 steps of Jenna:

  1. Collect the bottles
  2. Clean the bottles – important for clarity of the glass and adhesion to the mortar.
  3. Build the foundation and frame – nothing is more important than stability when building a glass house
  4. Build the roof – A shed style steel roof ideal for rainwater harvesting. 
  5. Stack the bottles –four rows in a day and then setting; slow and time consuming
  6. Install the bathroom. 
  7. Install solar panels, water systems
  8. Decorate and landscaping.Bottle_Sorting(1)


EcoMouse
June 8, 2009, 11:51 PM
Filed under: Eco Home, Green Labels, New Ideas

This Eco Mouse saves energy. With a small button ECO it puts your computer in stand by. Besides, it has a CO2 calculator to tell you how much money and energy you’re saving. 

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Nokia-tree-planter
June 6, 2009, 11:18 PM
Filed under: Green Labels, New Ideas


In New Delhi, NOKIA is planting a tree every time you return a junk mobile phone to a Nokia dealer. It’s the way the firm thank you, apart from recycling that phone in an eco-friendly manner.

The initiative was announced on World Environment Day,  by Ambrish Bakaya, director of corporate affairs in Nokia India. He said the firm had already tied up with two NGOs in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to plant 22,000 trees. The programme would soon be extended to the top 15 cities of the country, he added.

Read more. 

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