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primarily concerned with the conservation of resources, not simply the rearrangement of them.

other interests: corporate sustainability initiatives (and their realizations), popular accessibility of green technology, fighting poverty & social injustice with sustainability.

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Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge
3 March 09
burning fuel » goodmagazine.com
an average car burns 1125 calories of energy per minute at 60 mph
an average human burns 4.6 calories per minute at 3 mph
so, should you walk or drive that mile to the store? walking will take 1.5 calories (or 6,280 joules), while driving would take 19 (or 79,549 joules).
that’s over 12x more cash, pollutants, and resources burned into nothing.

burning fuel » goodmagazine.com

  • an average car burns 1125 calories of energy per minute at 60 mph
  • an average human burns 4.6 calories per minute at 3 mph

so, should you walk or drive that mile to the store? walking will take 1.5 calories (or 6,280 joules), while driving would take 19 (or 79,549 joules).

that’s over 12x more cash, pollutants, and resources burned into nothing.

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30 January 09
"Researchers at Cambridge University have developed a new way to produce highly efficient LEDs, which can reduce the cost of LED bulbs from £20 to just £2. These mercury-free LEDs are 12 times more efficient than conventional tungsten bulbs and three times more efficient than CFLs. Apart from being cheap and efficient, researchers claim that these bulbs have a lifespan of a whopping 60 years or 100,000 hours of operation, which is ten times more than the conventional eco-bulbs available on the shelves today." (via Ecofriend)

"Researchers at Cambridge University have developed a new way to produce highly efficient LEDs, which can reduce the cost of LED bulbs from £20 to just £2. These mercury-free LEDs are 12 times more efficient than conventional tungsten bulbs and three times more efficient than CFLs. Apart from being cheap and efficient, researchers claim that these bulbs have a lifespan of a whopping 60 years or 100,000 hours of operation, which is ten times more than the conventional eco-bulbs available on the shelves today." (via Ecofriend)

21 January 09
Bonded Logic “takes post-industrial denim and cotton from jean maker’s factories, crushes it down, and uses it for 85% of the “recycled” insulation. It doesn’t itch, doesn’t contain chemicals or carcinogens, you can find it at Home Depot, and best of all, it’s LEED applicable for commercial and residential usage.” you can even watch bill nye demo the product. (via  Greener.Ideal)

Bonded Logic “takes post-industrial denim and cotton from jean maker’s factories, crushes it down, and uses it for 85% of the “recycled” insulation. It doesn’t itch, doesn’t contain chemicals or carcinogens, you can find it at Home Depot, and best of all, it’s LEED applicable for commercial and residential usage.” you can even watch bill nye demo the product. (via Greener.Ideal)

16 January 09
The Coefficient of FastSkinz - FastSkinz, a dimpled vehicle wrap (golf ball skin for your car), supposedly inmproves fuel efficiency by up to 25% by reducing drag. what i like about this idea is 1) it applies long-known concepts (dimpled golf balls fly farther) to a different knowledge area, and; 2) it rethinks a major system of automobiles that has been consistent since the car’s conception. it makes the car more efficient, not just the engine which is going to have efficiency thresholds based on fuel & type. this method can also be applied immediately to any/every car - no overhaul or conversion necessary and no need for widespread alternate fuel adoption.

The Coefficient of FastSkinz - FastSkinz, a dimpled vehicle wrap (golf ball skin for your car), supposedly inmproves fuel efficiency by up to 25% by reducing drag. what i like about this idea is 1) it applies long-known concepts (dimpled golf balls fly farther) to a different knowledge area, and; 2) it rethinks a major system of automobiles that has been consistent since the car’s conception. it makes the car more efficient, not just the engine which is going to have efficiency thresholds based on fuel & type. this method can also be applied immediately to any/every car - no overhaul or conversion necessary and no need for widespread alternate fuel adoption.

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