/environment

World Oceans Day and What You Can Do to Help

World Oceans Day and What You Can Do to Help
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June 13th, 2010 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: environment, non-profit, Restaurants & Bars

Sydney Gets Australia’s First Electric Car Charging Station

Sydney Gets Australia’s First Electric Car Charging Station
... are worth considering as they have zero exhaust emissions and cost significantly less to run than petrol powered cars. Car sharing is another great environmental initiative, and around 3000 Sydneysiders have already seen the benefit and signed up. Right now the charging station won’t get too much of a work-out, but I’m looking forward to the day when electric cars become common enough for many more stations to be installed. Image source: Gerard79 @ Stock.xchng Related...
May 24th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: environment, featuredarticle, News, technology

City of Sydney Council Leads Earth Hour Environmental Event

City of Sydney Council Leads Earth Hour Environmental Event
... and taking part. Remember to do your bit and switch out your lights for Earth Hour this Saturday night! Image source: Aussiegall @ Flickr Tags: environment, featuredarticle ...
March 22nd, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: environment, featuredarticle

Sydney Gets Greener With New Mini Gardens

Sydney Gets Greener With New Mini Gardens
... own front yard.” The program is part of the local council’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 commitment. Image source: Jay Lopez @ Stock.xchng Tags: environment, gardens ...
January 17th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: environment, gardens

Children Go Green at Eco-Kids Festival

... from $90, free for kids under two Website: http://www.ecokidsfestival.com.au Image source: Alessandro Pucci @ Flickr Tags: Eco-Kids Festival, environment, Events, Family Friendly, Luna-Park, sustainable living ...
September 12th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Eco-Kids Festival, environment, Events, Family Friendly, Luna-Park, sustainable living

Where Does Garbage Go?

... bags to the market.  Despite all those efforts, we still generate garbage.  It’s gotten smaller over the years, and I’ve become wiser about environmental issues, still. . . every week, I put out a trash can for the garbage company to pick up.  And once it’s picked up, I don’t give it another thought. So where does it all go?  I mean, I know about landfills and all that, but really – WHERE does it go? Researches from MIT hope to answer that question for Seattle-ites, with a study they’ll...
August 24th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Central Library, eco, environment, garbage, History & Information, News, Sound Like a Local - Local "speak", trash, urban planning

Hotel Indigo Opens First Green Roof Property in San Diego!

... Roof property in San Diego at the Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter! [Map] Hotel Indigo In keeping with Hotel Indigo’s commitment to the environment, numerous sustainable practices were incorporated into the new 12-story Hotel Indigo San Diego. “From the rooftop down, Hotel Indigo is a model of sustainability, and we’re delighted to debut the brand’s first green hotel in San Diego,” said Janis Cannon, vice president, Global Brand Management, Hotel Indigo. “Hotel...
August 13th, 2009 | The San Diego Guide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accomodations, environment, hotel indigo, Hotels & Places to Stay

Green Vegas: Booking your Trip

Vegas is more sustainable than most people realize, so this is the first in a series of postings about how you can or Vegas is dealing with environmental issues like global warming, water sustainability and resource management.  Our bright city in a desert seems like an oxymoron of sustainable development.  Yet, Vegas has actually reduced its water consumption (not just the percentage of water used) over the past decade, despite its growth.  CityCenter may be the largest green commercial...
July 31st, 2009 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: airfare, bookings, environment, green, hotel rates, sustainability, sustainable, travel, vegas, water

Borrow Eco-Friendly Gadgets from Sydney Libraries

... sure to be popular, there may be a waiting list to borrow the eco-friendly gadgets. Image source: Sydney Media Tags: borrow, electricity, energy, environment, library, News, Power-mate, Sydney ...
June 28th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: borrow, electricity, energy, environment, library, News, Power-mate, Sydney

Green London – or not?

... him ‘green’. And it seems anyone with similar suspicions was probably right. The Guardian reported that Boris was going to halve the environmental team at City Hall – the people actually tasked with getting us to recycle more and cut our carbon emissions. And if the Guardian got it right he’ll be cutting the real specialists out, and keeping on a load of senior managers and policy wonks. The fact that he’s bringing transport and environment together is a bit suspicious...
April 15th, 2009 | Andrea Kirkby | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: ecology, environment, Events, green, sustainability

Eco-Friendly Treehouses Heading to Sydney

... in Sydney. The exhibition is set to feature up to 100 custom-designed tree houses made from recycled and sustainable materials. In keeping with the environmentally ethos, they’ll be free-standing rather than attached to the trees so they don’t negatively impact the trees or the park. “Treelife will be a brand new free event, launched here in Sydney before going to London and New York,” said Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP. “This event will showcase innovative and creative sustainable...
April 8th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: eco-friendly, environment, News, The Cool Hunter, treehouses, Treelife

Earth Hour 2009: Saturday 28th March 2009, 8:30pm local time

... and global warming are none of your businesses or concerns, you are absolutely wrong. Energy conservation and global warming are serious environmental issues, if ignored by majority of us for a long time, either by you, me or our grand children, could lead all of us to environmental disaster faster than we could imagine. So think twice before you say no to Earth Hour 2009. On Saturday March 2009, between 8:30pm and 9:30pm local time, wherever you live, please ‘vote’ for environmental...
March 28th, 2009 | Che | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Earth Hour, energy conservation, environment, global warming

Sydney Photo Friday: Earth Hour

... are turned off this year! Remember to do your bit between 8:30 and 9:30 pm tomorrow night! Image source: Madradish @ Flickr Tags: Earth Hour, environment, lights off, Photos, Sydney-Harbour, Sydney-Harbour-Bridge, Sydney-Opera-House ...
March 27th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Earth Hour, environment, lights off, Photos, Sydney-Harbour, Sydney-Harbour-Bridge, Sydney-Opera-House

Turn The Lights Out and Have Some Fun for Earth Hour

... source: Earth Hour website Tags: Avalon Beach, beach party, Circular Quay, Earth Hour, Earth Hour Challenge, environment, Events ...
March 18th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Avalon Beach, beach party, Circular Quay, Earth Hour, Earth Hour Challenge, environment, Events

The Environmental Film Festival in Washington, DC

If you consider yourself “green”, one who tries to save the planet, recycle, buy renewable products, or love the outdoors, then the 17th annual environmental Film Festival in Washington, DC is the place to be. Presented during the festival are 115 documentary, feature, animated, archival, experimental and children’s films from 30 countries — all focused on the environment, ranging from subjects as broad as pollution, environmental issues, climate change, water, energy, and more. The...
March 2nd, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: environment, Events, Family Friendly, festival, films, green, Smithsonian, The Arts, Washington DC

Beautify Sydney on Clean Up Australia Day

... and get involved in the country’s biggest community event, Clean Up Australia Day. Every year hundreds of thousands of locals help to clean up the environment, and on March 1 you can be part of it. Pick up rubbish, make a worm farm, start composting, plant a tree, and pull out those weeds. Your efforts, along with those of other Aussies, will help clean up thousands of kilometers of waterways, roadsides, parklands, and native bush. Getting involved is easy. You can organise your own Clean Up effort,...
February 25th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Clean Up Australia Day, environment, Events

Walk Against Warming

Last year record numbers of environmentally-conscious Aussies took part in the Walk Against Warming. They demanded real action against climate change, and it sounds like the federal government heard them. Within a month Prime Minister Kevin Rudd had ratified the Kyoto Protocol! Who knows what this year’s event will achieve? To help make a different get out to the Sydney event this Saturday! You’ll join thousands in the walk from Martin Place to Hyde Park. Once you finish up, why not relax with...
November 12th, 2008 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: climate change, environment, Events, global warming, Sports & Recreation, Walk-Against-Warming