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Solar Lights: Nokero Introduces New Solar Light Bulb In Zimbabwe

from Solar Love Solar Lights: Nokero Introduces New Solar Light Bulb In Zimbabwe I received this news and Zimbabwe photo yesterday from Steve Katsaros, founder of Nokero, a pioneering Denver company that makes great solar light bulbs that replace poisonous kerosene lamps that are so prevalent where people have no access to electricity. Katsaros had […]

October 22nd

$300 Million Fund From ReNewAll Targets Clean Energy Projects

From CleanTechnica ReNewAll, a California financing solutions company, is now tackling head-on the call for clean energy projects, with $300 million in financing opportunities. The company recently announced that its $300 Million Clean Energy Fund will finance energy solutions projects, including a custom program for National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) members. The financing initiative has been […]

October 21st

Powerlessness & Gratitude: Message from post-Sandy NJ

We are in northern, New Jersey. We were hit pretty hard by Sandy, but from what I can tell, we got off easy compared to lower Manhattan, Queens and the Jersey shore. We experienced 5 days of powerlessness. By day 3 I stopped flicking light switches, and quickly adjusted to candlelit dinners and huddling around the fireplaces for warmth, light and quietude.

November 6th

Obomney: Obama v Romney on Environment & Energy

Oh boy. Whether you are rooting for the guy who got Clint Eastwood to babble to an empty chair (Mitt Romney), or the guy who is tap dancing as fast as he can in the White House to the “be patient. hope is on the way” song (President Barack Obama), you know this is a critical crossroad in our country’s history.

September 10th

Radioactive Tuna Found Off the California Coast

Traveling across the vast Pacific Ocean, Bluefin tuna were found contaminated with radiation originating from the Fukushima nuclear. The devastating accident occurred March 10, 2011. The contaminated tuna highlight the inconvenient truth of broad environmental impacts presenting and yet to reveal themselves. This evidence proves a catastrophic event in one part of the world indeed affects the rest of the planet. Learn more about the radioactive tuna found off the coast of California.

May 31st

Why Environmentalists Care About the Komen Controversy

For years eco-minded philanthropists have been researching Komen’s products and giving them poor scores on the green front. With some donators wondering where to spend their cancer-fighting donation dollars, it’s important to know where your money really goes and which products have potential cancer links. Here’s a few reasons why environmentalists care about the Komen controversy.

February 16th

Green Living Ideas: Back in 2011!

Welcome (back) to Green Living Ideas! Things have changed around here, and we’ve moved to a new home, joining the Important Media network of sites as of late 2010. Because Important Media is a decentralized network of editorial contributors supported by a centralized infrastructure, it may be a while before we get things going again […]

December 30th

Europe Cuts Coal Consumption 16.3%

Europeans now get 46.4% of their electricity  from non-carbon courses, if you include nuclear, which supplies most of the electricity at 28%. In 2009, they cut coal consumption drastically from 2008. Europeans’ hard coal production dropped 9.2% in 2009 from 2008, and Europe similarly reduced their production of natural gas which in 2009 supplied just […]

August 30th