Saturday, June 21, 2008

Get Paid to Recycle



A guy in PA was frustrated that we had maxed out our recycling out of the goodness of our hearts (or guilt), and decided to take it to the next level by paying your for your garbage. And so started RecycleBank.

So far, they are available in NY, Philly and Ontario...There are rumors of expansion to the West Coast.

http://recyclebank.com/

Friday, June 20, 2008

Building reuse directory



Find a building salvage yard near you using the Building Materials Reuse Association diretory.

http://www.buildingreuse.org/directory/

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Nellie's has a new site...

Nellie's, makers of non-toxic detergents and those awesome dryer balls, have redesigned their site, and it's worth a visit...

http://www.nelliesallnatural.com/

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Lawn info



Great anti-turf lawn site... "the art and science of the american lawn" lot's of info on lawn maintenance and impacts to our greatest natural resource, fresh water.

http://www.naturemuseum.org/lawn/

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

mindset car


Swiss company Mindset have a concept car, designed by former Volkswagen designer Murat Guenak that they are aiming to have in production soon... a hybrid with solar back-up.

http://www.mindset.ch/

Monday, June 16, 2008

Green Toys



Made from recycled milk cartons, and made right here in California, these are a great alternative to the plastic toys made out of the country.

http://www.greentoys.com/

Sunday, June 15, 2008

"Green" billboard


This is kinda cool...McDonald's made a living salad billboard...it grew over 16 weeks, so the message appeared slowly on the billboard. I wonder if they composted it when it came down?

http://www.foodfacts.info/blog/2007/10/mcdonalds-living-salad-billboard.html

Friday, June 6, 2008

Biobling


A service that connects people to green cars and the fuel that runs them.

http://biobling.com/

also find biofuel here: http://www.nearbio.com/

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Chevy Volt Gets Green Light?


It's rumored that The Board of Directors gave the green light to funding the Chevy Volt. My main question is why does GM have such a micro-managing Board of Directors? Don't they trust their employees to make smart decisions? This is probably the source of GM's tumble from the top.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Diesel Hybrid


http://www.lincvolt.com/

This guy is my hero, he's taking a 1959 Lincoln Continental Mk IV convertible, and putting a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain in it.

It's been a pipe dream of mine to do the same with one of my Cadillacs (well maybe not exactly a diesel-electric hybrid, but you know, something similar). Icant wait to see how this turns out.

http://www.lincvolt.com/

Monday, June 2, 2008

Hybrid cars

There's a whole slew of hybrids coming onto the market, so the "unique" styling of the Prius, or the crappy little Civic are no longer your only options to be greener... check out this site for a list of the options.

http://www.hybridcars.com/shop-by-technology/hybrid

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Less toxic Coolant

Today while buying supplies for my car, I paid the extra dollar for the less-toxic coolant. It's supposed to not kill your cat or dog if they happen to drink it, and be slightly more friendly to the enviornment.