Category Archives: Environment

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Tip of the Week – Turn Off The Lights

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!

The New Gallon Milk Jugs

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 »

Chicago’s First Hybrid Bus

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 »

Chicago’s New Eco-Bridge – Is it really Eco?

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 »

Cameron Diaz Urges Support For Pangea Day – May 10th

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 »