Recycle your PET for money
Created 1/1/2007 12:26:00 AM 
The biggest growth in bottled beverages isn't beer or soft drinks or juices; It's water. Bottled water is the single largest growth area among all beverages, that includes alcohol, juices and soft drinks. Per capita consumption has more than doubled over the last decade. While the recycling rate is extremely low, the demand from recyclers is actually quite high.
These so called PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) containers (fizzy drink bottles, cordial bottles, cooking oil bottles), pile up as mountains of waste.
Recycle your Oil Rig Into a Vacation Spot
Created 10/3/2010 9:26:39 AM 
Only 120 diving and snorkeling permits are granted near Sipadan island ( located in the Celebes Sea, surrounded by Borneo, Indonesia, and the Philippines ) each day and lately some of those have been going to folks using an old oil rig's elevator to drop right into the perfect waters.
A Great Sustainable Birthday Present!
Created 8/25/2010 10:10:12 AM 
There are a billion people living without clean water. Four years ago, some people had a crazy idea. They asked friends to give up their birthdays gifts for donations instead. 100% of the money raised is used to build water projects. Every year, it got bigger. They now helped over a million people get clean water. This September, join them again, start a campaign, give up your birthday. It can change the world.
Tree Life Box: A Seed-Sprouting Cardboard Box
Created 8/9/2010 9:34:55 AM 
Cardboard production produces the majority of pollutants associated with cardboard. When this product is made, trees are cut down and and turned into a pulp which creates sulfur dioxide emissions. Sulfur dioxide dissolves in water vapor and is released into the atmosphere, where it joins with other gases to create sulfates.
Grow Peanuts Instead of Lawn and Save Water
Created 8/6/2010 9:32:09 AM 
Household lawn is only behind corn, soybeans, wheat, and hay in terms of cropland acreage, and it uses about the same amount of fertilizer as row crops! Outdoor watering also accounts for 30% of household water use, much of that likely going to grass. In other words, individual households cumulatively play a major role in in water quality issues related to lawn care.
Buy a Beer, Save a Beach
Created 7/30/2010 8:41:37 AM 
From the mundane debris of food wrappers and cigarette butts to a pile of spring onions, our world beaches are strewn with litter. Coastal communities are bearing the brunt of the rising tide of litter, which has massive ramifications on tourism, fishing and water sports
Award Winning Rainwater Harvesting System
Created 7/5/2010 9:13:51 AM 
The shortage of clean water in many parts of the world is a critical problem. According to the World Health Organization, 1.1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water. As a direct consequence 1.6 million people die every year from diarrheal diseases (including cholera) attributable to lack of access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation and 90% of these are children under 5, mostly in developing countries.
A Safer and More Profitable Sustainable Water Disinfection Technique
Created 5/5/2010 7:52:23 AM 
Chlorine is an extremely dangerous substance to transport and handle, and industries have been scrambling for safer alternatives in the face of stricter regulations. Even the ubiquitous Clorox recently announced that it was phasing out rail transportation of chlorine in favor of trucking in a more manageable bleach product to its factories. Chemical price spikes and shortages are also motivating water treatment professionals to search for alternative water disinfection technologies
Hydrokinetic Rocks!
Created 4/7/2010 8:19:01 AM 
Hydrokinetic projects produce power from moving water without the use of a dam, and they include wave energy systems and in-stream turbines, which can capture the energy from tidal flows or the flow of a river.
Get Rich with Green Meat Alternatives
Created 3/15/2010 8:58:47 AM 
Most people canít afford it and meat alone is responsible for about 18 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. The land required to grow the feed and graze those animals that are allowed to graze, the water used at every stage of the process, and the complications of hormones and antibiotics make the kind of industrial meat production required to feed billions of omnivores one of the biggest threats to the global environment.


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