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GreenPeace Rolling Sunlight unit to Provide Power to Sandy Victims

By Anny on February 6th, 2013

GreenPeace Rolling Sunlight unit to provide power to Sandy Victims

The sandy has been ended with month of October but still there are many areas which remained a question to be solved. Many regions of United States which were affected with hurricane sandy remained devastated after weeks of the storms. Many states, cities and town were subjected to Hurricane sandy, resulting in $50 million damages only in United States. Power issue is the top priority along with huge constructions damage, but a temporary solution of power would be helpful. Many Government and NGOs worked parallel to get rid of this external unpredicted damage. Still efforts of Greenpeace are unmatchable because of its energy generators deployment around the effected States.

Rolling Sunlight generations are a quick solution for power issue and eco-friendly friend for Americans. It was quite challenging to restore the power beyond New York due to Hurricane Sandy damages, because energy infrastructure was highly subjected the storms and resulting big volume of damages. After sandy stopped its onslaught, Rockaway left without power for all the week and most of the everyday activities had been affected and almost damages.

More power delay brought more economic and practical losses and some power stations worked really hard to bring emergency backup for the citizens. In those areas where power startup was a difficult task, GreenPeace started a rolling sunlight generator to help the victims. How far we have talked about and seen the green energy alternatives, where they had gone during such emergency days? Thankful to GreenPeace that has decided to roll out a rolling sunlight unit and 24 hours electric power availability to some of the needed camps and sights away from the cities.

Rolling sunlight is a special green vehicle introduced by GreenPeace to offer as much energy as offered by a standard grid in those areas where primary power source has been damaged or not available. This vehicle was introduced about a year ago and in last many years it was used to provide power source in special events like press conferences and concerts. This power vehicle looks similar to a simple truck through one side, but its solar power panels are visible on the top. This GreenPeace initiative has been set at 50 kilowatt-hours, so it remains operational for a whole day.

GreenPeace Rolling Sunlight unit to provide power to Sandy Victims

The power system used in Rolling sunlight is not a mystery, it is a similar solar energy system which bunch of the charging batteries and other needed components for working of solar energy, that have been light to transport through truck. However, we praise this simple idea of energy deployment; it’s brilliant. A rolling sunlight can be easily placed without diesel generator and easily places to eco-friendly and safe energy everywhere. In those cities where fuel is still a problem as future heavy consumption, this eco-friendly truck is a sign of the happiness.

The Rolling Sunlight unit that was deployed in New York City to power just one station, but it worked so effectively and provided the power more than six days.  It’s good to know that innovations like these can be made to aid in relief efforts after such natural disasters. We just hope that there are more eco-friendly units like the Rolling Sunlight that will provide emergency power in case of such natural disasters.

The Industrial Hemp has great Advantages

By Anny on January 19th, 2013

 

Marijuana and industrial hemp are similar in many aspects, but they are too different things. There are many characterizes, uses and The Industrial Hemp has great Advantagesadvantages of industrial hemp. Industrial hemp is still starting to discover for its advantages, which are tremendous and unlimited, but its importance can be found in many industries like construction, paper and textile. The major difference between industrial hemp and marijuana is in their CBD and THC level, a stuff which is used industrial level and get you high-cannabidiol.

 

The level of CBD is low in Marijuana and its THC level is high, which make it good for students of colleges but not for industrial use. Industrial hemp, on the other hand is low at HTC level and its CBD level is high, which makes it useful for industrial work.  Industrial hemp has tremendous advantages and unmatched in terms of its absorbency and strength as natural fiber.  Industrial hemp for this purpose is used in canvas sails for sailing ships, creation of ropes and in clothing.

 

Levis, the popular jeans manufacturing company of the world earned its popularity through its durability and strength of the clothing and it has been found that jeans were originally made from hemp. Hemp is also used in many dietary products.  There is high level of concentration in hemp for essential fatty acids, including alpha-linolenic acid omega-3 and omega-6 and it has been found as healthy for our health.

 

Hemp has great power to fight against premenstrual syndrome, arthritis and neurodermatitis.  The hemp oil can be used as linseed oil or flaxseed oil and it is processed for manufacturing of products like cosmetics, nail varnishes, soaps and biodiesel. A large quantity of waste is produced while processing the hemp and this material is used to produce an unsustainable reliance, and cut down our reliance and dependency on forests for making of papers.

 

Industrial hemp has great strength and durability, which makes is an essential material for construction materials and it can surely replace the many other alternatives such as plywood and drywall. Hemp has also many other profitable uses like made bricks of high insulation. Today US environment, a large number of the growers and farmers have been asked for grow hem for industrial purposes. If we see it from farming view, hemp is a great rotation crop and there are no pesticides grown with it, which would cut down the growth a per-acre revenue.

Hemp is friendly to the environment and also provides good yield as compared to soybeans or corn yield of $100-200, while it has revenue of $250-300. The growing period of hemp is also not large enough like soybeans and it takes only 90 days for hemp to grow, while soybeans take 100- 150 days average. Although Hemcrete has strong insulation benefits (A 12-inch-thick Hemcrete wall has an R-value of R-28), the cost of building his home was $133 per square foot. This is in comparison to the 2009 U.S. average of $83.89 meaning he almost paid double per square foot.

 

Vine.com -Your one Stop Eshop for Eco-Friendly Goods

By Anny on December 13th, 2012

Quidsi.com today launched vine.com which is an exclusive store for Eco-friendly products. You can now shop from thousands of Eco-friendly brands across a wide range of categories in the comfort of your home. All items are backed by Vine.com’s 365-day return guarantee policy.

Vine.com- Your one stop eshop for eco-friendly goods

 

All of their products are thoroughly reviewed to ensure that they are either from natural organic sources, or are non-polluting, or have been through an Eco-friendly manufacturing process. This ensures that you shop with a sense of pride for having contributed in safeguarding the environment.

You can search products by name, brand, category, certifications and also by criteria such as organic, gluten-free, cruelty-free, fair trade or energy efficient. A dedicated team of phone and email customer support staff would be available 24/7 to help you with your issues. You can also check the exclusive “Vine Picks” which are individually certified by their team. You also have an option to search for local retailers within a geographic range. By this you can promote local businesses and also reduce the environmental impact that shipping would have.

They have a huge selection of products which included apparel and accessories, sports and leisure goods and also gifting ranges. You can also shop for fair trade, made in USA and cruelty free listings. They also have an exclusive section for pets as well as for health and wellness.

The site offers gift certificates from $25 to $1500 which can be redeemed on merchandize through vine.com and their family of sites . Your referrals would get a flat 15% discount on their first purchase. The site offers free shipping for orders above $49 or $39 for combined purchases from their other sites. Shipping is fast, and you would get the product within 2 business days.

What is Green Transportation and why it is important

By Anny on August 16th, 2012

Green transportation

Green transportation

 Green transportation or sustainable transport refers to any form of transport which is following the rules of Going Green. It also includes the non-motorized transport  like  green vehicles, CarSharing, transit oriented development, walking and urban transport system like fuel efficient, healthy lifestyles and space savings. Green transport or sustainable transportation system make a positive contribution to the environmental, economic, social and communities sustainability to be served bythem. Existence of transport systems which provide social,economic connection and people get the facility of fast transport system will be included in green transport system.Transport systems have significant impacts on the environment and advantages of green mobility need to measure against the environmental, social and economic  benefits provided to human beings and our environment. Going “green” is not just good for the environment division,– it’s good for business. Now more than ever, consumers and employees favor and seek out environmentally friendly companies and products. What’s more, businesses are discovering that green generates significant cost savings on day-to-day operations. One simple way businesses can go green is to encourage employees to use public transportation and shared rides to get to and from work.Such efforts not only help the environment, but also enhance company recruitment and retention. (more…)

Saving endangered species and Mass extinction

By Anny on June 23rd, 2012

ecosystem

An ecosystem can be as small as a pond or as large as a rainforest, you can even build your own in a garden or fish tank. Humans create larger ecosystems too, either agricultural or urban and have certainly had an effect on natural ecosystems, often a very damaging effect.Groups of similar ecosystems are called biomes; for example, the Arctic Tundra is considered a biome and the world’s largest biome is the open sea. (more…)

New Green Online games for the environment

By Anny on June 12th, 2012

New Green Online games for the environment

Some of the online gaming developers have realized the impacts of green environment and brought forward such online and offline downloadable games which teach the gamers about keeping their environment green and elimination of pollutant tools. Go green games have been designed with latest graphic approach and they are more fascinating then games before to get the real world excitement in video games. (more…)

Planting a home vegetable Garden

By Anny on June 10th, 2012

Planting a home vegetable Garden

Planting

Planting a garden is not just to put the seeds and they will grow as young trees one day, it deals with many steps and proper care required every day from seeding to their full boom. Preparing the seed beds, selecting seeds and decision regarding their plantation are all the major steps to start plantation in your garden. Will you first sow the seeds and thinning them or you will try transplant? The decision may vary across the individual gardeners. (more…)

How to keep environment clean from Toxic chemicals

By Anny on June 6th, 2012

Toxic chemicals

We know certain that how we can turn the things away from our lives if they have any side effects, prove to be dangerous or hazardous to lives of human beings or any other living beings on the earth. It opens our eyes to everything around us and our head out of hole when it comes to remove toxic chemicals. For some people, it may look abruptly when they experience some health problem or have adopted a pet. (more…)