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43 Articles by Kristy Arbon

Solar Taxi Travels the World

Swiss adventurer Louis Palmer has driven his Solar Taxi down under. Palmer recently drove across the Nullarbor Plain, arriving at Perth -- the 20,000 kilometer halfway mark in his mission to travel around the world to raise awareness of climate change and clean energy solutions. The car gets half its ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in March 2008, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Transport

Global Warming Killed the Loch Ness Monster

The Loch Ness Monster has succumbed to global warming, according to long-time Nessie hunter, Robert Rines. The 85-year old American will abandon his search for the monster after four decades of fruitless hunting. He plans one last trip to Loch Ness in search of Nessie’s remains. Despite having hundreds ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in March 2008 (1 comment)

Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers Unite to Heal Earth

We are the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. We have united as one. Ours is an alliance of prayer, education and healing for our Mother Earth, all Her inhabitants, all the children and for the next seven generations to come. – Statement of Alliance, The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in March 2008

What Happens After Us?

Alan Weisman kills us off before his book even starts. As a result of one almighty intentional oversight on the author’s behalf, the reader never knows what happened to the human race. Alan figures that descriptions of the apocalypse are not necessary. He’s more interested in what comes ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in February 2008

Earth Hour 2008

A friend sent me an email, asking me to sign on to Earth Hour 2008 with her, then turn off my lights at 8pm on March 29. Curious, I followed the link, and this is what I found: It started with a question: How can we inspire people to take ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in February 2008, about Climate Change

Ratifying Kyoto, One U.S. House at a Time?

Editor's Note: Frustrated by apathy and inaction from politics and industry? Read on - here's a great profile on how you can get militant on climate change. The Kyoto Protocol has been ratified in a little house on Twillman Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri. The signatories are Claire Schosser ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in February 2008, about Consumerism

Recycle Your Cell Phone!

How many cell phones have you thrown away already? Since cell phones became a throw-away item with a lifespan of, maybe, 18 months, the problem of the accumulation of toxic metals in the environment, and the waste of valuable mined ore (like gold) has gotten some people a bit concerned ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in February 2008, about Consumerism, Industry & Business, Recycling (2 comments)

Permaculture 101

Permaculture was introduced by a couple of radically-minded Australians, in the 1970s, as an answer to Peak Oil (also). Today it is spread all over the world. Penny Livingston-Stark of the Regenerative Design Institute in Bolinas, California, explains the movement that looks to the natural world for answers to human ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in February 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Energy Saving, Permaculture

Greener Gadgets Conference

This Friday in New York City, leaders in enviro-gadgetry will meet to talk, network and share their ideas on greening the consumer electronics industry with students, the media, companies and interested techno-heads. The Greener Gadgets conference is put on by Inhabitat and Marc Alt + Partners to showcase technology that considers ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in January 2008, about Consumerism, Industry & Business

Innovate or Die

A Californian team won the first "Innovate or Die" competition (staged by Google and Specialized) with their Aquaduct: Mobile Filtration Vehicle. The competition was "designed to inspire innovation and environmental change, one pedal stroke at a time." Judged on creativity, environmental impact and design, over 100 entries vied for first ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in January 2008, about Transport, Water

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