Grow Your Own Diesel
Created 4/14/2008 7:41:13 AM 
The tropical rainforest tree Copaifera langsdorffii is known as the "diesel tree" or "kerosene tree". It produces a large amount of terpene hydrocarbons in its wood and leaves. One tree can produce 30 to 40 liters of hydrocarbons per year. The oil is collected by tree tapping much like rubber trees, but instead of rubbery latex, it gives up a natural biodiesel.
The Green Dating Game
Created 3/10/2008 8:51:18 AM 
One in five American singles looks for love on the web, spending hundreds of millions on online dating and personal ads. With the right moves, your Ideal hemp-wearing hiker-boy or vegan vixen is just a few clicks away. If you're trying to find an environmentally conscious babe or reach for the eco-hottie, now you can choose from therapists to backwoods grizzly mountain guys and gals by joining the new niche Dating Sites.
Music to Our Green Ears
Created 3/4/2008 7:31:52 AM 
Music festivals are extremely popular entertainment events across the planet and since the days of Woodstock, they have taken a large toll on the environment. Mountains of waste, car parks, food from afar, diesel generators for electricity, massive amounts of plastic and human waste, flying in international artists. In an effort to do less harm, several music festivals around the world have started putting 'carbon neutral' practices into place, offsetting the carbon dioxide they've caused to enter the atmosphere.
The Priceless Gift of Green Graffiti
Created 2/29/2008 6:21:31 AM 
Guerilla gardening has a new meaning as street artist Edina Tokodi grows site-specific moss installations of animal figures on wooden construction planks, utility poles, and billboards. Her idea of graffiti, or 'grassfiti' rather, invites the viewer to explore with touch and reclaim a bond with nature. These works of greenery really pop in contrast to the surrounding condo-clustered Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg
Get Rich Recycling Chopsticks
Created 1/18/2008 7:27:54 AM 
Chopsticks were developed about 5,000 years ago in China. Disposable, wooden chopsticks are used in a large number of restaurants there. In Japan alone, consumption is estimated at 90,000 tons a year, or 200 pairs per person, according to the findings by the government. Statistics show that about 25 million trees are cut in China for making 45 billion pairs of one-off chopsticks every year
Going Green... Literally
Created 11/13/2007 7:30:07 AM 
In ecological terms, how we bury our dead is unsustainable. In contrast, a simpler, greener movement that requires fewer natural resources and causes less pollution is emerging that will change the way the $11 billion corporate and consolidated funeral business funeral service profession operates, which is currently dominated by just three conglomerates—Service Corp. International, Alderwoods (formerly the Loewen Group) and Stewart Enterprises.
Recycling Human Energy
Created 11/6/2007 9:21:33 AM 
Have you've ever wondered how much energy you are capable of putting using your own body and whether that's enough to power the appliances around you? French inventor Lucien Gambarota and entrepreneur Doug Woodring are bringing clean, sustainable energy to the gym using good old-fashioned manpower
Old wood, new life, great cash
Created 7/25/2007 1:20:13 PM 
Heritage Salvage has a lumberyard on the river in Petaluma, CA selling reclaimed wood and milled windfalls, custom furniture, repurposed paraphernalia and building consultation. 100% of the wood products are sourced from windfalls or existing structures; chicken shacks, barns, houses, water tanks and other buildings destined for deconstruction.
How to profit from wood scraps
Created 4/21/2007 1:21:03 PM 
Brooklyn-based designers Carlos Salgado and Bart Bettencourt are the creators of environmentally friendly furniture they call Scrapile. Their furniture is fashioned from discarded pieces of wood from several woodworking studios.
LaserMonk: Faith, and a value proposition
Created 3/23/2007 11:09:58 AM 
You wouldn’t think a monastery deep in the western woods of Wisconsin would be involved with re-manufactured laser printer cartridges, but there they are, a multimillion dollar business, up to their necks in profits.


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