Solar USB Chargers

There are countless different green products out there that can help us to reduce our power usage and carbon footprint and any of these will help us to look after the planet better and often to save us money. Some of these though are so practical and so useful, that even those with no interest in going green whatsoever can greatly benefit from them. For those who are interested in going green meanwhile they represent a great way to demonstrate to others just what a smart lifestyle choice this really is. Enter the solar USB charger. These are solar panels with a USB port that can be used in order to charge anything that charges through a USB connector whether it’s a phone, a tablet, an MP3 player or a camera. OF course this is perfect for going green as it quite simply means that you will no longer need to keep charging your phone off of the mains. Instead you can charge it by plugging it into your solar charger and that will give you a roughly 80% charge. […]

Green City Market

Green City Markets

The Green City Market is a non-profit organization operating in Chicago that focuses on local sustainable farming practices. Once a year the Green City Market takes place in Chicago and is the only one of its kind. It was started in 1998 by Abby Mandel, who was a Chicago Tribune columnist and an author of cookbooks. It is located in at the South End of Lincoln Park and takes place from May through to October. It continues in the Peggy Notabaert Nature Museum from November to April. Attend and you can expect to see chefs demonstrate their culinary skills, view the edible gardens, enter competitions and more. The Green City Market website states its mission as being to make available a diverse range of quality foods, and to educate and connect farmers as well as chefs, restaurateurs and the local community. They also aim to promote health and green living through education and through the appreciation of fresh food, and sustainability; and they support small family farms. So how does the Green City Market help Chicago to go green? Well […]

Green Superheroes

Superheroes have for many years fought for causes and faced up to threats that are too large, too complicated or too politically sensitive for us to stand up to in real life. This way they provide a great sense of escapism, of wish fulfillment and of inspiration, and they provide a great influence in some cases on how we live our lives. In these moments superheroes transcend their medium and become something bigger, using their iconic status to interpret and even direct the course of real world events. Thus it only makes sense that heroes should take on board one of the biggest issues of the 21st century and look at the environment. So what do green superheroes have to say about global warming and other eco-issues. There are many green superheroes in terms of color. The Green Lantern for instance, Green Arrow, The Incredible Hulk and Swamp Thing. Part of the reason for this was that in those days, green superheroes were easy and cheap to color, and would stand out against the other colors on the page (also […]

Top Green Products

The top green products provide simple practical solutions that allow us to reduce our carbon footprint while making life easier at the same time. But where do you begin? With so many green toys and tools to choose from it can sometimes be overwhelming, so following are the 10 top green products to help you get started. Energy Saving Light bulbs: The energy saving light bulb is one of the top eco products for being so useful, so simple and such an easy way to make a big difference.   Non-Flush Urinals: These are being used more and more in a range of commercial locations and are some of the best top green products saving water and energy while maintaining the same level of hygiene. It only takes business owners and managers to make the right decision and these results can cumulatively make a huge difference.   Smart Flush Bags: But if you want to save flush-water at home then you’ll need to use smart flush bags – another of the top green products which save a liter of water […]

Green Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is something that many homes and companies need to use on a daily basis. If you live in an area prone to long periods of heat, then life without air conditioning could be very oppressive and uncomfortable. Meanwhile ‘AC’ has a lot of other benefits too and can help to keep air clean and prevent the spread of bacteria. This is not always great for going green however as air conditioning does tend to guzzle quite a lot of energy. The key then, is to use air conditioning responsibly and to make sure you take precautions to ensure that you use as little as possible. Here we will look at some possible ways to reduce energy consumption as a result of using air conditioning. First of all you need to choose wisely precisely which air conditioning unit you purchase. When you first become interested in going green you should likely learn that many household and business appliances come with an energy rating that denotes how energy efficient they are. Choose an air conditioning system then that will use […]