March 28, 2011
Willis Tower Houses Solar Farm
What used to be the Sears Tower has gone solar, at least the southern side of the 56th floor. The Willis Tower has photovoltaic glass units and has become a 2-MW solar farm, the result being a cooler lit environment and more effective power system. Pythagoras Solar is in charge of the project and hopes that this building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solution will be an example to other buildings to get with the green plan.
March 21, 2011
Gargoyle Keeps Its Eyes Wide Open
For secret Gargoyle fans (we know who you are,) there is now one that operates on solar power, combining the evil with the good. The faux stone statue guards your homestead silently by day and his eyes light up at night. The creature stands 10.5" high, has an on/off switch, is made of polyresin and comes with one rechargeable AA battery.
March 14, 2011
Prepare for Earth Day Now
Earth Day is on its way and the organization has a new goal, planting 10,000 trees by March 31. Every dollar you send means a new arboreal life will exist. The Canopy Project will bring back much needed trees to Mexico, Haiti or other places ravaged by disaster. And even if you cannot donate much, you can sign up to help them reach their goal of a billion acts of green. Start a compost pile, pledge to not buy bottled water or try organic gardening and join the over 60 million who have already offered support.
Via Earth Day
March 7, 2011
GatherGreen, the Environmentally Friendly Groupon
Imagine a Groupon for the green-minded. The LA based GatherGreen gives you easy access to local sustainable goods and services with 50 to 90% savings. The way it works is explained in the video, but basically you get a deal when you get two others to go in on it. Most of the offerings are food for now, but we expect that they will move up to products like solar arrays and other basic gadgets. The site features World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) if you want to volunteer to make the planet a better place or just want to learn how to build your own.
(Thanks, Julie and Rosette)