Las Paginas Verdes, Green Guide to Mexico City

Las Paginas Verdes, Green Guide to Mexico City
Las Paginas Verdes (The green Pages) is a directory of sustainable products and services for businesses and consumers throughout Mexico City.  Whether you live in Mexico City or are just passing through, it’s a helpful guide to going green in the capital.  The guide includes listings for a variety of categories including food and drink, energy, consulting services, restaurants, shopping, transportation and tourism services. Going green in the Capital It’s also useful if you’re going to be...
July 24th, 2010 | Laura Nazimiec | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, green, sustainable

Ecobici Bicycle Sharing

Ecobici Bicycle Sharing
As part of Mexico City’s green Plan (Plan Verde) the city is introducing several new initiatives to combat pollution and traffic congestion, help improve air quality in the city and reduce carbon emissions.  The green Plan focuses on seven key areas including habitability and public space, land conservation, water supply, transportation and mobility, waste and recycling, air pollution, and an energy and climate action program. Ecobici Bicycle Station, Mexico City One recent initiative is...
June 13th, 2010 | Laura Nazimiec | Read More | Comments: 1
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City of Sydney Council Helps You Achieve Your Green New Year’s Resolutions

City of Sydney Council Helps You Achieve Your Green New Year’s Resolutions
Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? It’s not too late! If you’re stuck for inspiration, how about these green ideas? Recycle more: Don’t just stop at cans and plastic bottles. Remember to recycle your garden off cuts and Christmas tree. City of Sydney will be collecting garden waste and real Christmas trees (no plastic ones please) on January 27. Call 9265 9333 to make sure they stop by your house. Start cycling: we all enjoy a bike ride, but many folks get a little nervous about...
January 13th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: cycling, eco-friendly, free, green, recycling, workshops

Hotel Review: Hyatt at Olive 8, Seattle

Hotel Review: Hyatt at Olive 8, Seattle
If you think that green can’t be modern, chic, and luxurious, you haven’t been to Hyatt at Olive 8 , Seattle’s only LEED certified hotel.  With its sleek modern design, lots of glass and wood, and amenities everywhere you turn, the hotel sets the bar high for environmental responsibility, sustainability, and luxury. My first impression of the hotel, and the one that lasts as I attempt to describe it, is glass.  Lots and lots of glass.  The front facade of glass, the airiness the glass creates...
December 10th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 2
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10 Reasons Why San Francisco is the Greenest City in the Country

10 Reasons Why San Francisco is the Greenest City in the Country
... standard Styrofoam cups for smoothies, but a paper-based cup.  After some quick research, I found out that San Francisco might possibly be the greenest city in the country. 1.  SF has a 70% recycling rate.  The city’s goal is 75% by 2010 and zero waste by 2020 (green SF). 2.  In September 2009, San Francisco International Airport unveiled kiosks in which travelers can calculate the amount of carbon dioxide their trip will produce, and then have the option of buying carbon offsets to...
November 30th, 2009 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: green, recycle

San Diego Botanic Garden – Encinitas

San Diego Botanic Garden – Encinitas
... to everyone! Fall classes  are can be found on their website at www.sdbgarden.org. – details are below, but some of the new classes are: green Roofs and Urban Sustainability Planning an Eco-Friendly Holiday Flower Photography Artistic Effects Coming up on Saturday, October 24 from 10-Noon is a Free Composting Workshop.  Learn how to compost your food scraps and yard trimmings.  Workshop also covers vermicomposting (worms).  Compost bins and worm bins...
October 21st, 2009 | Pam Nagata | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Botanic garden, botanical garden, botanical gardens, children, Children's Garden, Encinitas, fall, gardens, green, how to, information, nature, North County Coastal, plants, San Diego, san diego county

100 Percent Biodegradable Hotel Key Cards

100 Percent Biodegradable Hotel Key Cards
Hotels everywhere may soon be adopting a greener key card. Since all those small green choices do add up, this is a pretty sweet deal. Pineapple Hospitality offers green key cards along with key card sleeves in eco-friendly materials to limit the bulky plastic waste most key cards present. If you consider one large city full of hotels, each with one plastic key card per room, plus spares, all that plastic gets to be a bit much. In the past there have been a slew of recycled key cards available,...
September 30th, 2009 | Jennifer | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: eco travel, eco-hotel, featuredarticle, green, green hotel, green travel

Green Vegas: Booking your Trip

... 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 development in the world and, nearby, little Boulder City is burning up the West with its rapid growth in the solar industry.   While green washing is a problem and we invite scrutiny to any product or company we recommend, we ran across green Bookings, a travel planning site that doesn’t promise you the lowest air, hotel and...
July 31st, 2009 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: airfare, bookings, environment, green, hotel rates, sustainability, sustainable, travel, vegas, water

Sydney City Goes Green

Sydney is set to become even greener, with the city council pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency by 28% by 2012. “When we developed our Sustainable Sydney 2030 vision, 97 per cent of people told us they wanted urgent action to address global warming,” explained Lord Mayor Clover Moore, who is currently attending the c40 climate change summit in Seoul. “Improving the efficiency of our public buildings not only saves money by using less energy, but...
May 25th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: energy efficient, environmentally friendly, green, greenhouse gas emissions, News

Celebrate Earth Day with a Backyard Wildlife Program

... to save our earth. Happy Earth Day! Photo credit:  SXC Tags: backyard wildlife, conservation, earth day, eco-friendly, Family Friendly, green, History & Information, outdoor recreation, Resources ...
April 22nd, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: backyard wildlife, conservation, earth day, eco-friendly, Family Friendly, green, History & Information, outdoor recreation, Resources

Win A $1000 Green Cricket Shopping Spree!

Hey there.  Our friends over at green Cricket our having a cool contest.  The winner gets a $1000 green Cricket shopping voucher.  green Cricket is the online store that sells exclusively eco-friendly, everyday, high quality products, from baby products to gift baskets. The products will be delivered directly to your front door too! No purchase necessary. Contest will run from April 15, 2009 ending on June 15, 2009. Enter your name and a valid email address (that’s it!). Contest results will...
April 21st, 2009 | jonah | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: contest, earth day, environmentally freindly products, green, green cricket, planeteye, Shopping, shopping spree

Green London – or not?

I’ve never been sure about Boris Johnson’s green credentials. Yes, he rides a bike. His hair also gets a set-aside grant from the EU, I reckon. (You get this grant for areas that are uncultivated. Which his hair certainly is.) But I’ve never been quite sure whether the New Routemaster and more bike routes were quite enough to make him ‘green’. And it seems anyone with similar suspicions was probably right. The Guardian reported that Boris was going to halve the environmental...
April 15th, 2009 | Andrea Kirkby | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: ecology, environment, Events, green, sustainability

Learn About Green Issues with Green Drinks

Going green doesn’t have to be stuffy or boring, and the international organization green Drinks has several chapters here in the Seattle area that will convince you of just that. On a monthly basis, green Drinks sponsors meet ups around the world for people working in the environmental field and people interested in networking and learning more about green issues.  These informal happy hour events are full of information, good-natured discussions and plenty of laughs. The always changing...
April 10th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: environmental issues, Events, green, History & Information, People - Interesting Local People, Resources, Sound Like a Local - Local "speak", sustainability

Earth Day, A Celebration of All Things Green

Get your green on for the annual Earth Day celebration, April 22nd. Help with beach clean up and recycling, learn about sustainability issues, admire eco-art, eat and drink organic, and support the continuation of Planet Earth. A few suggestions: The 10th Annual Topanga Earth Day (www.topangaearthday.org) is actually a two-day event (April 18th and 19th) among the oak groves and sea breezes at the Topanga Community House Fairgrounds. Festivities include educational presentations, eco-development...
April 9th, 2009 | M. L. Johnson | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: earth day, eco-friendly, environmental, Events, Family Friendly, green, Outdoors & Recreation

Go Green for Earth Day in Edinburgh

... this is the perfect timing. What will you be doing for Earth Day? Image courtesty Cayetano Tags: eco-friendly, Edinburgh, Events, grass, green, green day, morningside, princes street gardens ...
April 9th, 2009 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: eco-friendly, Edinburgh, Events, grass, green, green day, morningside, princes street gardens

Amsterdam Goes Green(er)

... mayor, dreams of a city without the noise and pollution of conventional cars. He believes that electric cars play a part in Amsterdam’s green future, although more development is still needed. Mr Cohen isn’t waiting for the future, he has already taken eco-friendly steps. Last month LED lamps replaced the energy-guzzling light bulbs that festoon Amsterdam’s humpbacked bridges on a trial basis on three bridges: Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, Leidsestraat and Vijzelgracht. Amsterdam’s...
April 9th, 2009 | Marianne Crone | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, eco-friendly, environmental friendly, green, LED lamp, taxi

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

21st Annual Northwest Flower & Garden Show

... town this week, with the 2009 Northwest Flower & Garden Show and this year’s theme “Sustainable Spaces. Beautiful Places.”   The green theme will feature lots of educational and inspirational ideas to create eco-savvy, sustainable gardens. Over 26 display gardens and 16 container gardens, ranging in size from container gardens for condo dwellers to estate size gardens, will be available for viewing and wandering through.  The focus is on native plants, organic vegetable...
February 16th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: eco-friendly, Events, flowers, gardening, green, home improvement

Go Green — The DC Green Festival

In its 5th year, the Washington DC green Festival this weekend will showcase a schedule of 150 inspirational green-focused speakers and over 350 green products manufacturers and vendors including renewable energy, eco-fashion, technology, green building, organic body care products, and Fair Trade goods. There’s lots of activities, including hands-on recycling, pavilions on how to make your home greener, a yoga room, an organic beer and wine garden and even a vegetarian food court. And get the...
November 6th, 2008 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: ecology, Events, green, Washington DC