Tag Archives: sustainability

Infographic: Do It From Home!

Over the weekend there was some chat benefits from distance learning and telecommuting, and then a subsequent request to see more infographics about online courses. Most of the infographics that I found specific to online courses mainly focused on the future and trend of distance learning… which by the way, education is heading toward becoming a hybrid of online […]

Infographic: How Much Oil is Left?

Peak oil is the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached, after which the rate of production enters terminal decline. Leading geophysicists predict that peak is either currently occuring, or will have occured by 2015. Meanwhile, demand for oil continues to increase at an extraordinary rate. Which raises the question….

Infographic: Life of a Paper Grocery Coupon

“The production of paper grocery coupons destroys 13.62 million trees each year. That breaks down to 1.135 million trees each month – roughly the number of trees it takes to fill New York City’s Central Park twice over. Only one percent of the newly-inked coupons sent to consumers’ homes by way of weekly free-standing inserts (FSI’s) makes it to the grocery store checkout. Instead, a shocking 99 percent of the coupons are never used, heading directly to the recycling bin, or even thrown away. Those that do make it to the store are eventually shipped to clearing houses in Mexico. Track the journey of paper grocery coupons in this infographic.”

Underground Eco Home

Bolton Council in the United Kingdom may soon see the construction of its first zero-carbon underground home. Designed by Make Architects for green enthusiast and British football  (aka Soccer) star Gary Neville, the one-story, nearly 8,000 sq ft structure has been designed to be beautiful and functional while keeping energy consumption to a minimum.   […]

Greenwashed – The Truth About 95% of So-Called ‘Green’ Products

The green product industry has exploded in the last few years. Whereas ecologically produced and packaged consumer goods were once relegated to offbeat niche stores in liberal cities, they have now garnered the love and devotion of a good deal of the population. Great news right? Well, it should be. But as soon as ethically […]

Bottles, Monks, and a Temple

A couple of weeks ago, I posted an article that highlighted a few buildings made from recycled bottles. My personal favorite was the Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple. The Thai monks used over a million glass bottles to build everything from the roof to the toilets. The architecture and details are so impressive that I thought the […]

Crosswaters Ecolodge

China’s first ecotourism destination, Crosswaters Ecolodge, is located within the 260 km protected forest of Nankun Mountain Reserve in Guangdong Province. The reserve was established in 1984 to protect the subtropical forest. Within the reserve there are 5,000 local Keija people, who harvest bamboo from the reserve’s 30 square km bamboo forest. “Longmen Mt. Nankun Zhongheng Ecotourism Development Co. Ltd., a […]