G Living Takes The Lexus GS 450h For A Test Drive| An Environmental Codpiece?

The big brains at Lexus have evidently stumbled upon a fundamental truth of the American car market: instead of trying simply just make cars run more efficiently, it’s more lucrative to make cars run fast more efficiently.

Take the Lexus GS 450h.

Coming into its second year on the market, the 450h is the second of Lexus’s now three vehicles to feature the Lexus Hybrid Drive (in reality just a relabeled second-generation Toyota Synergy Drive). Along with the RX 400h sport utility and brand-new LS 600h flagship sedan, Lexus is attempting to corner the market on performance hybrids, just as Toyota has with efficiency hybrids.

Its 3.5-liter V-6 engine puts out 292 horsepower, while the electric motor-generator ups its power is equivalent to a 4.5-liter V-8. The generator produces some 197 horsepower, but because the peaks don’t match up, 292 and 197 add up to 339. Don’t ask me how.

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The Real G | Boise Goes On An Electric Car Date with Worm Tongue

When G Living told me I’d be cruising around with an actor named “Brad” in his electric car, I was like, “Whoa! I wonder if Angie and the kids’ll be in the back seat?”

“No,” they answered. “Not Brad Pitt. Brad Dourif.” I went to the Internet Movie Database to make sure I knew who they were talking about, and when I saw that the character actor had a amazingly diverse resume dating back to an Oscar-nominated performance in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, I was like, “Whoa! That’s even cooler than Brad Pitt!”

The ride was fun. And so was our chat, which extended far beyond movies and electric cars.

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G Living Room101 | Elizabeth Kucinich Talks World Politics

Today on G Living’s ROOM101. Elizabeth Kucinich, wife of Congressman Dennis Kucinich joins Sarah Backhouse for an in-depth two part conversation about her life before Dennis and what life is like on the road during the race for the Presidency.

In this interview we will cover: Meeting Dennis, War in the Middle East, War and The Environment, Greener Government, and what the future looks like. Sit back and enjoy a special Room101 with Elizabeth Kucinich.

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The Real G Promo / Spread The Word

Here is one of our promo’s for the Real G! Tell us what you think and then embed it on your site, or in your facebook account. More people who see it the better. Thank you from the bottom of our black monkie hearts.

GreenChef Khatija Dadabhoy | Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies
(by Khatija Dadabhoy of Ghalia Organic Deserts)

On this episode of G Living GreenChefs, Boise Thomas helps out GreenChef Khatija Dadabhoy make vegan chocolate chip cookies. Life doesn’t get any better than this. Right.

For the Cookies:

2 ¼ Cups Whole wheat pastry Flour or Spelt

1/2 Tsp. Baking soda, aluminum-free

1/2 Tsp. Salt

½ Cup Earth Balance, melted and cooled

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar

1/3 Cup Sugar

1/3 Cup Silken Tofu, blended

2 Tsp. Vanilla

1 ½ Cup Pecans, chopped

1 Cup Chocolate Chips, semisweet

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The Real G! | Wired LivingHome, The Future Is Here

Modern? Luxury? Green? Wow. Sounds like a job for G Living! And send me, please. We’re excited to be invited to the first ever Wired LivingHome. Off to Brentwood, California, taking you (wherever you are) to a residence that promises to serve as the benchmark for how we can live NOW. The future is here. NOW. We may not be fulfilling upon my vision of the future: the Jetsons with flying cars and instant pill meals (just add water)… but iPhones and electric cars come pretty close, and if you’re a total construction/architecture slut like me, these homes (if you’ve never seen one) make me want to swear. They’re cool. And this one is open to the public. We can get in, and you can, too.

BMW is getting in on the action by sponsoring the event, shuttling people and offering test drives with their CleanEnergy Campaign. And %s of the proceeds go to Global Green USA, the champions that enable people like you and me to afford a home like this. Look for them coming to visit us soon on The Real G.

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GreenChef Melissa Davison Makes a Mojo-Jito Organic Cocktail

Mojo-Jito
(by rawchef Melissa Davison)

In Shaker:

1/2 Fresh Lime, quartered

1 TB Agave Nectar

Muddle, then fill shaker with ice

Fill 3/4 with Ginger Kombucha

Fill 1/4 with Sparkling Water

4 Mint Leaves, hand torn, to garnish

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The Real G | Introduction

G Living Room101 | Saving The American Economy With Biodiesel

On this episode of G Living’s Room101 we interview Josh Tickell, the author of Biodiesel America and director of the new 2008 Sundance Award winning film, Fuel.. On G Living Room101, Biodiesel Amercia Author Josh Tickell talks about why Biodiesel is the alternative fuel answer for America. He also talks about his new film, Biodiesel America which won at this years Sundance.

About Josh Tickell

Josh Tickell’s work as a published author, filmmaker, public speaker and renowned activist has taken him from the grease dumpsters of Florida and the farms of the Australian Outback to the Laboratories of the Department of Energy and the oil refineries of the Gulf Coast.

Tickell has rapidly become one of the nation’s leading experts on alternative fuels. He has consulted and testified for companies and organizations such as the National Biodiesel Board, Clif Bar, and the Arizona State House of Representatives. His first book, From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank – The Complete Guide to Using Vegetable Oil as an Alternative Fuel, is a bestseller and has been instrumental in jumpstarting the biodiesel industry.

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BILL BUCHANAN “24” TAKES OVER THE REAL G!

Today on the Real G! James Morrison (Bill Buchanan) from the hit show “24”, talks about the show going carbon neutral and how important living “G” really is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

G Living Room101 | The Los Angeles Water Crisis

On this edition of G Living’s Room101 our special guest is the founder of Tree People, Andy Lipkis. Andy has decided planting millions of decorative trees in the city isn’t enough. No, he says, trees are great but if we don’t build the entire forest eco-system around the tree’s they will never be able to do the job we so desperately need them to do. He believes this expanded mission, is so important, that it just might save Los Angeles from it’s self.

What does that mean? Well, L.A. like most of the major cities around the world, is a dirty beast. The 13 million or so people living in and around L.A. live a chemically dirty life. During the course of a day, your average Los Angeleno will do their fair share to dirty the place up. They will dump unknown amounts of waste into the land fills, pour vast amount of pesticide and chemical fertilizers onto their un-stainable lawns and drive their cars all over town, to make sure the air over their heads gets a little too.

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Linda Loudermilk | Spring Collection

Here at G Living we really like mixing it up at a gas stations. Okay, I’m being a little facetious. BP Helios House is more than a gas station – it was the chosen location for the debut of Linda Loudermilk’s Spring 2008 collection, Windpower. Supermodel Kristi Hume and other long limbed lovelies pumped gas…I mean, strutted the catwalk…for a host of eco-fabulous celebrities including rumored guest Prince, although the super secretive star did manage to keep well out of the spotlight. How convenient.

When it comes to high-end green fashion, they don’t come any bigger or better than Linda Loudermilk. Linda introduced breakthrough fabrics like mud-dyed linen, vegan silk and milk cashmere. These were in addition to her staples like organic cotton, seaweed wood pulp and sasawashi (a Japanese leaf… don’t worry, I’m half Japanese and I had to look that one up).

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