Opportunity Hangers
Created 6/1/2009 8:33:06 AM 
One item touches every article of clothing and is touched by every customer. Itís the ubiquitous, invisible clothing hanger. Itís so prevalent, so insignificant that no one sees it, no one thinks about it, no one cares about what happens to it when it gets thrown into the box under the counter after a sale. Where do all those thousands upon thousands of hangers go at the end of the day? Alarmingly the vast majority end up in landfills via the storeís dumpster. How many hangers are we talking about? The landfilled waste they create world-wide would fill 4.6 Empire State Buildings each and every year. The annually trashed 8 billion invisible plastic and metal hangers entering out municipal waste stream are now becoming a very dire issue.
Discover the Fortune Behind Cattle Waste
Created 5/27/2009 7:45:08 AM 
Giant livestock farms, which can house hundreds of thousands of pigs, chickens, or cows, produce vast amounts of waste,- often generating the waste equivalent of a small city. Pollution from livestock farms seriously threatens humans, fish and ecosystems. However, animal waste should be considered a valuable resource which, when managed properly, can reduce the need for commercial fertilizer or produce other benefits for man.
What's Next? Urban Beekeeping
Created 5/13/2009 8:24:40 AM 
The local food movement in which sustainable food production, processing, distribution, and consumption is integrated to enhance the economic, environmental and social health of a particular place and is considered to be a part of a broader sustainability movement. Urban farming ó the art of growing vegetables in cities has become increasingly trendy in recent years, led by health-conscious foodies coveting just-picked produce, as well as hipsters who dig the roll-your-own vibe.
Marketplace for Urban Farmers
Created 4/29/2009 8:09:10 AM 
The current trend in food and beverage is all about freshness, with supermarkets increasingly shifting from packed and canned goods to fresh, if not produced on the premises offerings. Then, why not facilitate the selling of fresh, locally grown food to demanding consumers, businesses and restaurants?
How Urban Farmers Make Money Targeting Commuters
Created 4/27/2009 8:02:59 AM 
There's no doubt eating locally grown food benefits both the community and the environment, but without regular visits to a farmers' market, it can be difficult for consumers to make that happen. One of the best ways to expand our locally-grown diets is to "grow our own," and the popularity of pea patches, community gardens and home-grown vegetables is on the rise.
Tap your Tap Water for Electricity
Created 4/13/2009 8:05:21 AM 
Every household in the industrialized world used tap water. As is part of indoor plumbing, which became available in the late 19th century and common in the mid-20th century. The minimum water pressure that must be supplied is approximately 1bar, (enough pressure to supply water up to 10 meters height from the stop tap in the street, The minimum flow rate is 10 liters per minute.
Pig Poop Biofuel
Created 4/10/2009 8:09:54 AM 
100 million pigs are slaughtered each year in the USA alone, producing 110 million tons of waste. Much of these ends up in rivers and fed the expansion of a New Jersey-sized dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Billions of dollars are spent on waste transportation and treatment, and regulations continue to become more stringent and cost-intensive to satisfy our desire for a clean environment. Meanwhile, we have a growing need for biofuels that would reduce our dependence on foreign oil and the world's finite supply of crude petroleum.
Green Power from Burning Ice
Created 4/8/2009 8:13:49 AM 
According to Wikipedia, Methane clathrate, also called methane hydrate or methane ice, is a solid form of water that contains a large amount of methane within its crystal structure. Originally thought to occur only in the outer regions of the Solar System where temperatures are low and water ice is common, significant deposits of methane clathrate have been found under sediments on the ocean floors of Earth.
Discover the Socially Conscious Shops
Created 3/30/2009 9:03:48 AM 
Eco-friendy now has a broader meaning. It now embraces socially conscious products, ranging from art and clothing to food and music instruments. They can be products produced by fair trade, or recycled material. The products are classified as either People Positive, Eco Positive, Animal Friendly or Supports a Right Cause. According to the Natural Marketing Institute, the USA market for these types of goods was $209 billion dlls in 2005, and the group projects that will rise to $420 billion in 2010. As more users take responsibility for their shopping habits.
The Peepoo Bag: A Disposable Toilet
Created 3/20/2009 9:15:43 AM 
More than 2,6 billion of people around the world has no access to basic sanitation. That means that 40% of the Earth's population lacks even the most simple latrine to perform their needs. This causes contamination of fresh water and ground water because human faces contain viruses, bacteria, worms and parasites which kills and infects people with serious diseases. One child in the world dies every 15 seconds due to contaminated water.


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