Wow, this school gets 60% of its power from solar energy. The Monterey Ridge Elementary school is the newest in a growing list of solar powered schools in San Diego Country. It has more than 20,000 square feet of solar panels blanketing the hillside behind the campus. Principal Rebecca Wardlow says the system is an… [Continue Reading]
Interested in knowing where you can find places free of cars? There’s an extensive list of carfree places around the world, available now on the Wikipedia. There’s also a book about Carfree Citites available. Here’s our review: Imagine life in a city free from the noise, stench, and danger of cars, trucks, and buses. Imagine… [Continue Reading]
Orikaso, a design firm in the U.K., has released these foldable polypropylene cups, bowls and plates for backpacking or travel. They can actually hold liquids without leaking.
Hotspots are places with publically accessible wireless internet access. Depending on where you are in the U.S., finding a free Hotspot can be tricky. Here is a overview of what’s available: Panera Bread Company offers free Wi-Fi in about 500 of its stores nationwide. Here is a complete list of Wi-Fi enabled Paneras, you can… [Continue Reading]
Diesel vehicles are meta-efficient when run with Biodiesel fuel. Some cars are listed as "TDIs", meaning they have a Turbo-Charge Direct Injection Engine — these cars can also be run on Biodiesel. Diesel engines are fuel-efficient, for example VW Jetta TDIs get around 47 mpg. Earlier diesel cars, produced in the 1960s and 1970s were… [Continue Reading]