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The Homestead, 335°

West Central Wisconsin, United States

Updated in November 2008

In December of 2006 my husband and I purchased an old homestead built in the 1930's. As DIYers our goal is to up-date the old house and make it as energy efficient as possible using environmentally-friendly construction and renovation techniques. We are working on natural farming (permaculture) techniques to ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Recycling, Water

Vetiver Project - Naac Baal, 163°

Sebikotane, Senegal

Updated in February 2010

The project is a promoter and supplier of Vetiver grass (see www.vetiver.com for more details of this plant)in Senegal, West Africa. Vetiver is a very effective way of sequestering carbon emissions and countering the effects and impact of global climate change which is currently having a devastating ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environmental Disasters, Permaculture, Water

Hotel Diaries A Story of a Green Hotel, 150°

Toronto, Canada

Updated in November 2009

A derelict building in downtown Toronto is being converted into a hotel. This will be no ordinary hotel, however - the goal is to build a cutting-edge 'green' hotel, one that uses roughly 80% less carbon than business-as-usual. I am a software entrepreneur turned green venture capitalist. This project is my ...

Project about Architecture, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Economics, Emissions, Energy Saving, Finance & Money

Ricoh Power Cycle, 149°

A Ricoh New Zealand project in Auckland, New Zealand

Updated in July 2008

Ricoh Eco Action Day, June 5 2008 Ricoh’s Eco Action Day is an annual practice across all our operations around the world, coinciding with World Environment Day. This year it was the perfect opportunity to launch an idea Ricoh New Zealand is aiming to spread across its branches – a ...

Premium project about Energy Saving, Events

Community Reefs, 119°

Opotiki, New Zealand

Updated in April 2012

The eco benefits of forming fish growing reefs close to boat launching areas are many: Fishermen use significantly less petrol getting to where fish are. Simpler near shore fishing boats can be used. The fishing is action packed, fun and produces a great diversity of species. Smaller catches can be ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Education, Energy Saving, Health, Poverty & Development, Transition Towns, Water

Blog-A-Tree Campaign!, 108°

Florida, United States

Updated in December 2011

Blog-A-Tree aims to plant a tree for each blog that pledges to take our initiative with a blog post about our campaign that showcases our revolutionary green product that is the first of its kind. Coming in August 2011 is a hair care product that contains not only wonderfully natural ...

Project about Action, Protest, & Activism, Air Quality, Carbon Sequestration, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Emissions, Green energy, Health, Lifestyle & Behavior, Organic, Recycling

Green Bonds - A Victory Bond for the Environment, 91°

Canada, Canada

Updated in July 2008

Canada could be a renewable energy superpower. What's holding us back? Renewable energy is more expensive to produce than fossil-based. Over time, with high cost to carbon, this will change. We cannot wait, however: and we have an answer. "Green Bonds" is a policy proposal designed to accelerate Canada ...

Project about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Economics, Emissions, Finance & Money, Politics & Government

What's Your Crazy Green Idea? Video Contest, 85°

A X PRIZE Foundation project in Santa Monica, United States

Updated in September 2008

The X PRIZE Foundation is hosting a competition on YouTube to find out what the next X PRIZE in the Energy and Environment sector is going to be. We're looking for crazy green idea that can become a breakthrough, and we're willing to pay $25,000 to the ...

Premium project about Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Deforestation, Education, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Global Dimming, Green energy, Pollution, Recycling, Solar

EcoBase, 80°

Europe and UK, Republic of Moldova

Updated in March 2008

EcoBase it is a modern interpretation of traditional log homes. Inside this 132 square meters two-storey home you can find everything for sustainable living: > kitchen, living room, bathroom and two bedrooms. It comes up with 3 basic types of the home - all stylish, modern, green and energy-efficient. The roof is ...

Project about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Education, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife

Kapiti Off Grid, 75°

Wellington, New Zealand

Updated in November 2009

We're building a Lo-Grid home in the form of that classic Kiwi Villa. We plan to insulate by exceeding NZ standards. Heat will come from that hot round thing in the sky, backed up by a woodburner supplied by those tall wooden things that will grow out of the ...

Project about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Green energy, Pollution, Recycling, Solar, Water

EnergySaint, 60°

Cronton - a small village in Cheshire., United Kingdom

Updated in March 2009

Energysaint headlines Renewable Energy and Clean Technology breakthroughs in an attempt to help cure us off our current Carbon hungry dependance. Currently formatted as a frequently updated blog but will soon appear across .com .net and .org domains.

Project about Air Quality, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Green energy, Nuclear, Pollution, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Solar, Water, Weather

Living Off The Grid, 57°

cerrillos, United States

Updated in June 2008

Having lived off the grid since 1971, I'd love to share some cool things i have learned over the years.

Project about Architecture, Energy Saving

Green Humans, 54°

Irvine, California, United States

Updated in January 2009

Combat Global Warming by helping the less fortunate! We help preserve the environment by improving energy efficiency for low income homes. Why? Global Warming is happening now and we, humans, have the power to take actions in order to stop the devastating effects. The only way we can achieve this ...

Project about Carbon Trading, Children and Families, Climate Change, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy

Food for Change, 52°

Global, New Zealand

Updated in March 2010

How You Can Make a Positive Difference by Choosing WHAT You Eat Causing global change one meal at a time... What we eat "locally" makes a difference globally. Our mouth is about as local as it gets, so its the perfect place to start climate changing action. Maybe leadership begins ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Economics, Education, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Genetic Modification, Green energy, Health, Industry & Business, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government, Pollution, Population, Recycling, Transport, Water

Skipso, 52°

London, United Kingdom

Updated in October 2010

Skipso is a new web-based platform and vertical business to business marketplace that aggregates professionals and businesses from the Clean Tech industry and allows them to: - Raise their profile and build relationships - Maximize professional opportunities - Find resources more efficiently and at lower costs - Collaborate and be exposed to new ideas ...

Project about Air Quality, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Deforestation, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Pollution, Recycling, Solar, Water

Produce Some of Your Electricity, 50°

Everywhere, Canada

Updated in September 2008

Build a small wind turbine to use at the cottage, cabin, farm or your home. Or install a small Photovoltaic system. You'll not only reduce your power bill (just a little) but you'll also learn lots about saving electricity in the process.

Project about Education, Energy Saving

Get your school or child's school involved in water conservation!, 45°

Nationally, United States

Updated in December 2010

Our program, Life Needs Water, will install INSTANT-OFF and schools will be able save hundreds of thousands of gallons of water per year! The schools will achieve savings of $7,500 (on avg.). They will then be able to reinvest those savings into much needed projects such as purchasing computers ...

Project about Children and Families, Education, Energy Saving, Water

CREATE! The Center for Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology for the Environment, 45°

Senegal

Updated in October 2010

CREATE! is implementing its initial country program in Senegal, West Africa. Senegal is not only representative of many Sub-Saharan African countries hardest hit by the increasingly disastrous effects of global climate change, but represents one of the most daunting challenges to respond to it, especially as it affects the rural ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Poverty & Development, Solar, Water

Powerhouse Wind: Thinair 102 Domestic Scale Wind Turbine, 45°

Dunedin, New Zealand

Updated in March 2011

A quiet, reliable, high performing, elegant, easy to own and operate, economic domestic scale wind turbine. The Thinair 102 has been designed from the ground up to be the ultimate appliance like wind turbine for distributed energy systems of the future.

Project about Green energy

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