Weekly Greens – August 6th [w/Videos]

The end of the day at the stallsImage by Tambako the Jaguar

Well, it’s that time of the week again. If your week has been anything like mine, it’s been a busy but hopefully fruitful week! I do have to admit I’m looking forward to this weekend. However, before you or I head out, let’s take a look at the ‘Weekly Greens’:

1 – China’s ‘3D Fast Bus’ Straddles the Road So Cars Can Go Under: Personally I thought this was a pretty creative idea. I’m not exactly sure how practical it would be, but I do think it is ideas like this that could bring about more advanced forms of transportation which may not require new roads, bridges or tunnels to be built.

2 – The Future of Cities and Transportation: Speaking of transportation, take a few minutes to read this post. It’s a great take on how and why cities need to plan and build for a sustainable future.

3 – Ocean Waters Off Hawaii Could Be Alternative Energy Mecca: I’m sure you’re familiar with tidal power (if not you can check out my earlier post on the subject), but are you familiar with OTEC or ocean thermal energy conversion?

Apparently this technology has been around for over half a century but was never fully put to use due to oil and other fossil fuels being so inexpensive. Now that the world is beginning to take different alternative energies a little more seriously, this technology may find itself in the spotlight.

4 – 55 Magnificent Natural Waterfalls: Everyone needs beautiful pictures to look at every now and again. Besides, waterfalls are a perfect of example of what Aristotle was talking about when he said, “If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is Nature’s way.”

5 – Biologist Using Noah’s Ark Idea to Save Sea Life: It’s no secret that the Gulf Oil Spill caused some serious devastation, not just to the people of the gulf, but to the animals of the gulf as well. One Biologist is hoping his Noah’s Ark idea will eventually allow the gulf to be repopulated by all the amazing sea life that once lived there.

6 – Making Healthy School Menus for Body and Mind: As a mother of two young children, this is an issue close to my heart. One of the last things I want when my kids go to school is for them to be loaded down with sugar or other unhealthy foods.

lunch ladyImage by SpecialKRB

My kids have a tremendous amount of natural energy in their own right. There is no need for them to get loaded down with junk food at school. Personally, I want my kids to be able to learn when they go to school. I want them to be properly fed so they can run, play, explore and be truly interested in everything their school has to offer them. Wouldn’t you want the same for your kids?

7 – 5 Kids Who are Changing the World: Speaking of kids…you need to see what these 5 kids have been busy doing. They are truly having a positive influence on the world. You never know, one of them may even inspire you!

I could go on and on, but I think I’ll end on that positive note.

So, now that you’ve gotten your dose of ‘weekly greens’, have a wonderful weekend! For those of you who are looking for a good day trip or weekend get away, you might want to see if your local spa has any of these spa treatments using locally grown fruit. I have to say, after reading this article that spa in Ojai, CA is looking a whole lot closer!

I hope you not only enjoyed the information shared here but that you were able to learn something new too. Please don’t forget to email me with any green information or photos you feel would be worth sharing in one of my ‘Weekly Greens’ posts. I’d love to see them.


  • Stephanie

    Really loved that post about the buses that drive over cars (but have to admit that I could get claustrophobic as a driver!) Cool collection of green articles – I’m especially inspired by the kids that are changing the world!

    Have a great weekend! 🙂

  • Leslie

    Wow! Great link roundup! Love it & the sound the the spa treatments in Ojai! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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