Lighting accounts for about a quarter of all electricity consumed in the U.S. That’s a lot of energy. Let’s reduce that by turning off the lights when you leave a room, even if it is just for a short period of time. It’s the Green thing to do!
Look out…There’s a new jug in town. Mega-retailers Costco & Wal-Mart have been rolling out a new eco-friendly variation of the gallon milk jug. The new jugs have been redesigned to keep milk fresher, reduce carbon emissions, and lower shipping costs. However, the new eco-jug comes with one problem…they are hard to pour without spilling… Read More »
Yes, that’s right! Chicago’s CTA is now running a test hybrid bus on the #8 Halsted line. The new bus gets 7-8 mpg, as compared to the 2-3 mpg for their current diesel buses. CTA officials are working to calculate if the nearly $200,000 more for the hybrid will be off-set over time with fuel… Read More »
Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap water to cool it for drinking. This has the potential to save 200 to 300 gallons of water per month.
Not all plastics are the same. That’s why there’s a number code on the bottom for recycling. Below is a breakdown on the plastic recycling codes, including what types of products are usually produced with that plastic in its first life, how to recycle it, and what it can be recycled into for its second… Read More »
AS+GG, a local Chicago architect firm has proposed the Eco-Bridge as part of the city’s Green Initiative. The proposed Eco-Bridge is basically a 2 mile long breakwater that will offer residents and visitors great views from the bridge’s footpaths and futuristic observation tower, as well as a calm spot for boating. AS+GG plans are intended… Read More »
Pay attention to any strange sounds and smells coming from your vehicle. A clogged air filter can increase gas consumption by 10%. With regular maintenance you can extend your car’s life and improve its fuel efficiency.
Gas prices are more expensive today then ever before. By driving sensibly you can save on the amount of fuel your vehicle needs to run, which in turn equals extra money in your pocket. Avoid aggressive driving, rapid acceleration and hard braking because you are just wasting gas. Quick starts will consume huge amounts of… Read More »
The mkSolaire, pictured here, is an awesome prefab home from Michelle Kaufmann Designs and is part of the Smart Home: Green + Wired exhibit that opened May 8, 2008 at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry (MSI). “The mkSolaire has been designed to bring healthy living to the city. This open, spacious, loft-like home… Read More »
Check out Cameron Diaz in the below video urging participation in Pangea Day a four-hour film festival of user-generated films and TED-style short talks from scientists, filmmakers, and global visionaries. The event will air internationally May 10th, 2008 on television and online. For more information on how to take part, check out Pangea Day’s official… Read More »