Fluorescent tube lights have dominated commercial illumination for over 50 years. The corporate powerhouses like General Electric, Philips, and Osram Sylvania are well established as multi-national powerhouses.
Thank you Steve Jobs and the Apple Family for inspiring us to think outside of the box. We applaud you vision and leadership. Last night, I dusted off this old Apple to place in our office reception area this morning with a few flowers. It has brought a smile to the face of our staff as they have come in to work, and those smiles are a tribute to your career and accomplishments.
Warren Kampf, a Republican representing the 157th district in Pennsylvania, is one of the first state legislators to upgrade their district office to LED lighting. A local company, LED Saving Solutions, manufactured the tubes in their Boyertown, PA facility. It is estimated that the upgrade will decrease the per-fixture wattage from 55 to 11 watts.
Stock car racing fans at Kansas Speedway on September 30 will receive an unusual message from one of the cars speeding around the track: America needs to compete in the "Race to Energy Independence."
This week’s Green Spotlight is on Toby Hemenway. Author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home Scale Permaculture, he is one of the most well-regarded home-scale permaculturalists in the world, and has had the best-selling Permaculture book for the past six years to prove it.
In New Orleans’ leafy Uptown district, about a dozen blocks from Tulane University, there’s a hidden dog park on the banks of the Mississippi River. Hounds from all over the neighborhood lead their humans over the levee and into a small wood to cool off with a romp in the shallows. On a hot, damp Sunday this summer, I took a small film crew there to meet the actor Ryan Reynolds, who spent much of 2010 in New Orleans shooting Green Lantern for Warner Bros.
The World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth began on Monday night in a small town outside Cochabamba, Bolivia. The conference organizers consider their event an alternative to the big, fancy, UN-organized meetings - like the one last December in Copenhagen - which have thus far failed to create meaningful cultural or legislative change.
Investigators, led by geologist and energy industry veteran Ronald Oxburgh and hired by East Anglia University - the university that housed the scientists' Climate Research Unit - published their report on Wednesday.