Posted by: carity | January 31, 2009

Top 5 Eco Trends for companies 2009

Opportunities for companies providing environmental technology

• Higher fossil fuel prices due to oil shortage
• the Climate change will become clearer, although there are significant regional variations
• Increased water efficiency: In the year 2030, 50% of the population will suffer from water scarcity
• cold and electricity from heat loss and solar will be competitive
• Decentralization of electricity supply, including decentralized storage

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Posted by: carity | December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008!

I wish everyone a nice celebration for todays New Years Eve! 😉

Posted by: carity | November 30, 2008

Atmosfair – a contribution for travellers

Here is something about a Berlin-based environemt project, which you can find on a lot of online travel portals those days – Atmosfair.

What is atmosfair?

Each flight contributes to climate warming. But if you want to travel to San Francisco from Europe, except of just letting it be there was no practical alternative. But if you are in a situation like this, you can do your contribution to climate protection by using atmosfair.

How does atmosfair work?

atmosfair allows air travellers to calculate the quantity of greenhouse gases caused by their flights and how much it costs to save these emissions elsewhere by investing in climate protection projects. With your donation atmosfair realizes solar, hydropower, biomass, or energy-efficiency projects which save the amount of greenhouse gases your flight has emitted before.

Posted by: carity | October 31, 2008

Eco News for autumn

Expect a detalled review of the latest ecologic activiites for tomorrow!

Posted by: carity | September 28, 2008

Eco-tourism in New York

The panorama of New york is truly a dream. But whatever meets the eye are stones, glass and concrete. This is New York, it`s the metropolis, the opposite of a rural idyll. But wait: Do I stray a little too much in stereotypes? Obviously yes, because there were news recently, the Big Apple would turn into a thoroughly green apple – and It starts already in the gastronomy:

Organic grocery stores open everywhere, restaurants are serving the booming organic food – and in Chelsea, the first Biohotel of the city will soon be opened. Marco Burlimann, Director of Food and Beverage at the luxury hotel Essex House, confirmed the boom in eco-tourism business: “There is a veritable organic trend in upscale restaurants.”

Further, around the abandoned elevated railway in the west of Manhattan opened a new park, for which the city administration will spend 180 million euros.

Clearely, this investment will pay off soon. Because even today, the most expensive New York roads are located around the Central Park. And so it is hoped that the current “greening plans” last and New York will get a whole new image in the future. It would do the city on the Hudson River certainly good.

Posted by: carity | August 21, 2008

Ecotrophea 2008

There are still eleven days in which companies from the travel industry can apply for the coveted Ecotrophea 2008. This is announcecd by a press release from the German Travel Association (DRV) – which sets a deadline to 31 August:

This is – despite the new name- a very traditional and prestigious award,  which this year already takes place for 22nd Time. Awards ceremony will be during the 58th DRV annual meeting from 13th to 15th November 2008. In the terms of participation we read:

To Apply Ecotrophea, persons, groups, organizations, businesses and municipalities are welcomed with their projects from all over the world. Decisive for the award is not the size of the operation, but the most effective, exemplary and innovative contribution of the project on sustainable tourism.

More information and detailed tender documents can be found on the website http://www.drv.de and in the Department of Environment & Culture.

Posted by: carity | July 30, 2008

The 11 Healthy Foods You Aren’t Eating

…Nutritionist and author Jonny Bowden has created several lists of healthful foods people should be eating but aren’t. But some of his favorites, like purslane, guava and goji berries, aren’t always available at regular grocery stores. I asked Dr. Bowden, author of “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth,” to update his list with some favorite foods that are easy to find but don’t always find their way into our shopping carts. Here’s his advice.

  1. Beets: Think of beets as red spinach, Dr. Bowden said, because they are a rich source of folate as well as natural red pigments that may be cancer fighters.
    How to eat: Fresh, raw and grated to make a salad. Heating decreases the antioxidant power. …

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As been mentioned several times at the Smart Grids Week, which took place last week in Vienna,  electricity from photovoltaic systems is particularly valuable due to the inverter technology which is good for the network. It is also a technology which has the largest increases -so the facility owners should not worry about the future income, because each network operator is going to to pay good money for this power –  several industry representatives confirmed this already.

Posted by: carity | June 2, 2008

Environmental activists

Environmental activists are people who feel the environment and the fight against environmental pollution effort. These are also actions of civil disobedience and often risking fines, sometimes even their physical integrity. For sensational environmental actions in this sense, especially the anti-nuclear movement and the environmental organizations Greenpeace and Robin Wood can be named.

Well-known environmental activists:

* Julia Butterfly Hill, Forest Protective woman of the U.S. environmental organization Earth First!
* Al Gore, former Vice-President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize winners 2007
* Monika Griefahn, a former organizer of the Greenpeace campaign against the chemical pollution of the North Sea, and later Lower Saxony Environment Minister
* Michael Hartmann, Car opponents from Munich and inventor of the Car and Street Walking
* David McTaggart, Long time Managing Director of Greenpeace International
* Wangari Maathai, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and founder of the afforestation project Green Belt Movement

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