Is Food Waste Destined to Become Our Next Renewable Energy Source?

In order for us to become a more sustainable society, significant changes need to be made. In many parts of the world there are individuals, families and entire communities struggling to survive on the minuscule portions of food. Others scrounge for whatever materials they can get their hands on. Most people need to make do […]

Sustainable Light Source: No Batteries, Plugs, Solar Panels or Kerosene

Plugging in a light is simple when you live in a first-world country. You have access to electricity, you can choose between LED lights and CFL lights, and you can even tap into solar power for a more sustainable source of energy. Batteries for a flashlight or lamp can be easily purchased at a store […]

A Biofriendly Way to Tap Into Renewable Energy? Use Existing Properties.

As our society begins to intensify its efforts to move away from fossil fuels and invest in more renewable energy sources, the signs of this expansion can be seen all over the world. We can see wind turbines going up off the coast of major countries, solar farms being spread across open deserts, and farmers […]

Renewable Energy, Solar and the Ultimate Power of the Sun

Image by Mike Behnken / Creative Commons I have seen a number of posts recently pertaining to famous quotes on a variety of different topics. One post I haven’t seen, however, is something about renewable energy, solar and the power of the sun. So, I figured why not put one together? In honor of both […]

5 Smart Uses for Wind-Powered Energy

Wind is one of those resources we find all around us in nature. It’s one of the more environmentally-friendly alternative energies around and has been tapped into for thousands of years. It has a wide variety of uses, some you may be familiar with and others not so much. So, let’s take a look at […]

Why Make Energy-Efficient Modifications to Your Home?

In recent years there has been a large increase in demand for energy-efficient appliances, residential solar panels, wind turbines, etc.  Some of that may have been as a result of people becoming more environmentally-aware, some because people wanted to lower their electric bills and some simply because of the Federal Tax Credits in place for […]

Five Cities for the Environment (and the People)

  Image from GoodPlanet.info I was reading a blog the other day on Mother Nature Network about the Top 10 Cleantech Countries and it got me thinking, what about some of the top cities?  What cities are considered being the best when it comes to being good for the environment and good for the people in them?    […]