We are living at a very exciting point in time, an awakening period, where real change seems to be possible. Things that only a few years ago seemed extreme and very fringe, something only the most motivated individuals would even consider, are now looking very normal. But of course the flip side of the positive results is the world wide crisis we are all in. Everything from Global warming, to wild habitats destroyed, to natural animal populations collapsing, and of course nations fighting each other in bloody wars. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
The quality of this video is not very good, but what is amazing about it is how much mainstream news media is starting to cover Green news and Green events like the Global Green Pre-Oscar Party. Just in the past couple of years, there was very little press on these events and campaigns, even with the big name celebrities. It is really starting to pick up speed and momentum in the mainstream and everyone is talking about it. They even check out the hot all electric Tesla in this video segment.
In a previous post, I mentioned the Global Green Pre-Oscar Party coming up on 2.21.07 with co-chairs Leonardo DiCaprio, Edward Norton, Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek. Here is Orlando Bloom on the Green Carpet at the Global Green Pre-Oscar Party discussing why he is there and what it means to him.
I have read so many publishing’s regarding the pros and con’s of H20, bottle or tapped. The New York Times published an article on August 1, 2005, called “Bad to the Last Drop” by Tom Standage, who is the technology editor of The Economist. He did a blind taste test of ten tapped and bottled waters. The results? Well, according to his test no one could make out the difference, so he concluded that people are wasting there money when they buy the latter. I read this and was floored that such a man would come to a conclusion so witless and perhaps even half-baked at the time. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
I wanted to post this article written by Wendy Brawer for worldchanging.com, about Asher Derman, a man I only spoke to a few times, but respected greatly.Â Asher Derman was a pioneer of thinking green and acting on it.Â Everyone here at G Living will miss him.
The photo is by ilans1 (in memory of my uncle, Asher derman the seventy year old child professor who died yesterday )
(via worldchanging.com) Recently, we lost a real pioneer: Dr. Asher Derman, an early leader in NYC’s green design world. His ongoing work as educator, mentor and consultant, as well as a founding member of the US Green Building Council has led the New York Chapter’s of the USGBC to name its Emerging Green Builders annual award in his honor.
Always beneficial, never artificial: this is Colorado’s Pangea Organics simple but straightforward business mantra. By now, you have probably seen their products before, thanks to featured in Lucky, Self, Jane, Nylon, Real Simple, Vogue, Body + Soul, Yoga Journal, even here on G Living Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
In 1924 one of the first experiments took place regarding cholesterol. Scientists fed large amounts of cholesterol to bunnies and shortly there after the bunnies arteries got clogged and they died, the result of this: If people eat lots of cholesterol they to will die. Now back then and even today this type or research flies, people hear it, believe it, and practice it. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
(RED)’s president Tamsin Smith
A lot of people wait for someone else to change the world, their world â€“ a politician, a partner, a mentor, a belief system. These role models and support structures can be crucially important. But sometimes it takes individuals to turn the tide. Individuals, coming on like the tide, that is a force to be reckoned with.
After the link, Video Post by Chris Rock and Speech by Tamsin Smith
Rahul Nair is a researcher at the Yahoo! Research Berkeley Lab and he drives, the Lotus Elise. This is part of his blog entry about his visit to the new Head Quarters of Tesla Motors.
(via rahulnair.net) I had the opportunity to visit Tesla Motors on a tour organized by SFF1 and would like to write up some of my thoughts about the company, its technology and their first car. This is going to be from the point of view of a petrol head engineer who daily drives an Elise â€“ take it how you will Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
Kia will also be unveiling a striking new concept car, which will indicate the options open to its European design and manufacturing bases. But the Kia Rio Hybrid is the one to watch.
Called “a new vision for the future of clean motoring from Kia,” the Rio Hybrid has a 1.4-litre 90 PS petrol engine mated to a 12-kW synchronised electric motor. Almost 4,000 will soon become part of a huge real-world hybrid test for the Korean Ministry of the Environment. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
Architect Michael Jantzen likes to think of structures with a twist and in this case a lot of twisting turbines. The Wind Tunnel Foot Bridge, a design proposal for a new kind of wind activated footbridge made of steel and aluminum. As the wind blows, the five turbine wheels turn at different speeds around the people who are walking through the structure. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
The odd but very “G” new thinking behind this odd styled water craft called the WAM-V or Wave Adaptive Modular Vessels. This spider looking vessel has many “G” features, some of the coolest ones we think are that the entire thing packs into a shipping container, uses very little fuel, runs shallow, and can be configured for many different uses. This isn’t your one function vessel, it can reconfigured in a very short time to take on a new mission. To use re-thinking tech to be smart is what “G” is all about.
Checkout the amazing details behind this craft. The specially designed pontoons by several components that actually move in relation to one another. Springs, shock absorbers and ball joint articulate the vessel and mitigate stresses to structure, payload and crew. Two engine pods, containing the propulsion and ancillary systems, are fastened to the hulls with special hinges that keep the propellers in the water at all times. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos