Outdoors sports magazines are falling over themselves to establish green credentials, and, we suspect, mostly for all the right reasons. Afterall their readership spend the free time out there in the very natural environment which is under threat.
Solar installer Real Goods has dotted the i's and crossed the t's on the paperwork for an initial public offering (IPO). The company, which is now owned by Gaiam, had an estimated 2007 revenue of $32.7 million and profits of $490,000 (if you include
If the entire dairy industry sector (organic and traditional) did what Aurora is embarking on - Aurora is planning for third party measurement of life cycle carbon footprint of all its operations - and announced the results to stakeholders, there could
When I posted my interview with Erik Gustafson, this year’s winner of Discovery’s Young Scientist Challenge, it wasn’t so surprising to learn that he’d launched his path to the top of the heap as America’s Next Top Young Scientist by investigating the
Some of our readers may recall the Rifle Colorado-area oil shale extraction projects of the 1970's (map of area pictured). Reduced oil prices following the OPEC boycott, impacts of saline water discharges, and high operating costs resulted in a virtual
Whilst Osprey have been bringing their recycled daypacks and messenger bags to market, Mountainsmith has been busy with their line of recycled lumbar pads (as noted in our Christmas Gift Guide for Outdoor Lovers) and seen above right.
You can take your old junk and landfill it or ship it to China, or you can give it to Jimmy Descant, who turns it into space age art. Clearly the man spent far too much time watching old Buck Rogers serials as a kid, for this stuff is beyond retro.
Years ago, whilst working as a researcher for Greenpeace, looking at how effective its campaign had been to make the Sydney Olympics PVC-free, it became apparent to me how polyvinyl chloride so dominates certain industries. This is certainly true of
Where can you learn what to do with "underappreciated produce"? And where can you get fish once reserved only for royalty? Find out in this month's issue of green*light which takes readers on a tour of the top 10 farmers markets in the USA. If you
A civilizations lifeblood is available fresh water. Drought is a stealthy natural disaster, it doesn't have the huff and puff of a hurricane, the shock of an earthquake or the terror of a tornado- but it can be just as deadly. We have been covering the
20 university teams battled it out for solar home supremacy, and in the end, one stands alone: congratulations to Germany's Technische Universität Darmstadt. How'd they do it? "This team from Germany came to the Solar Decathlon hoping to have an impact
iCAST (International Center for Appropriate & Sustainable Technology) is a not-for-profit organization based in Colorado. They work with local partners to develop sustainable solutions to the infrastructure and economic development needs of underserved
Speaking at Oceana's 2007 Partners Award gala in Los Angeles last Friday, former Vice President Al Gore warned of the global implications of increased ocean acidification and of the impending melting of the Arctic
The green team at the outdoor gear co-op, REI (Recreational Equipment Inc,) can't be getting much sleep of late. They seem to be rolling our some new eco-endeavour every month. In August it was their Eco-Sensitive product labelling. Last month we
"WorldWater & Solar Technologies Corp., developer and marketer of proprietary high-power solar systems, today announced it will engineer and construct a 2 Megawatt solar system at Denver International Airport (DIA). MMA Renewable Ventures LLC, a