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BMW’s New Zero-Emission Electric Vehicle

Posted by gerry @ 8:41 am on August 13, 2009

As part of a joint venture between Bosch and Samsung SDI, BMW has announced that they will launch an electric vehicle (using state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery technology) as a sub-brand of BMW.  Let it be known that when BMW talks about sustainability, they back up their word with actions.

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Algreen’s Win A Composter Contest

Posted by gerry @ 8:59 am on July 30, 2009

If you own an Algreen rain barrel, here’s your chance to win a gorgeous new Terra composter!

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Algreen's Terra Composter

Algreen's Terra Composter

Canada and the US to Open Clean Energy Dialogue

Posted by gerry @ 1:32 pm on February 19, 2009

Today, during Obama’s visit to Ottawa, Canada, he made it clear that he wants to move quickly, within the first year, to establish U.S. credibility on the environment.   Both Obama and Harper have pledged to work together to catapult environmentally-friendly technologies into action in order to cut emissions from dirty energy sources in both countries.

Could this be the first step towards a continent-wide clean-energy policy? Hope is definitely in the air.

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Loblaws charging for plastic bags

Posted by Courtney @ 10:58 am on January 13, 2009

On Monday, Loblaws started charging $0.05 for the use of plastic bags in Toronto. By April 22nd (Earth Day), all the stores across Canada will be charging for plastic bags.

Personally, I think this is a great idea, and I applaud them for making the effort to do something that would reduce waste in our landfills. I already bring my own canvas bags and grocery bins. But if I didn’t already, would this encourage me to? I don’t know. I’m a little skeptical that 5¢ is going to make much of a difference. It’s the whole convenience factor – spend 5¢ or bring your own? Yes, it would add up quite quickly – imagine for a four person household how many plastic bags would be used per week for grocery shopping… but are they charging enough to make people want to change their habits?

Year in Review

Posted by Courtney @ 10:00 am on January 5, 2009

Did you do anything new and exciting with your garden this year? How about around your home – were there any exciting changes to make your life more green? Let us know, we’d love to hear about your accomplishments! Send any pictures of your garden or green choices, and we’ll post them on our blog!

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