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This bookcase was created without any waste at all, and uses no fasteners or glue. You can even just pack it up in a big 'ole envelope and mail it to your next address if you run out of room on the Penske.  
 
Sellers has also created a single-panel series in which movers can create a table and chairs from a single sheet of wood, though it looks like the comfort level may be sacrificed for movability.
 
Via: Treehugger
 
 
 
 

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Starting this week France will start posting eco labels that will be indicate the CO2 emissions per kilometer for each car.
 
As France’s environment minister, Nelly Olin, said, “We must avoid a drift towards cars that are too big for our towns, too polluting, like in other countries."
 
Hopefully Olin hasn't visited our hometown, where soccer moms drive Hummers to go grab a gallon of milk at the grocery store. And we really hope Olin doesn't know that we've currently made a sport out of watching college girls try to parallel-park the SUVs that their daddies bought them.
 
A matching "energy label" will also become compulsory for French homes starting in July. 
 
Via: Greenbiz .  
 
 
 

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Chicago's mulch helps make it one of the greenest cities
It's almost ironic that Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley was born on Arbor Day. He's pledged to try to restore the Windy City to the "urban forest" he remembered as a kid, and he's succeeded in making Chi-town one of the greenest cities in the U.S. -- all thanks to a little mulch.
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Daley's report card is coming up pretty green as a result -- he's put in 500,000 trees, is putting in the most energy efficient and environmentally sensitive municipal buildings in the country, helps fast-track building permits if they're for green buildings, and promises that 20% of the energy used by the city will be from clean and renewable sources.

Read more about Daley's green efforts in this NYT article .  

 
 
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The goal of the  event was to bring the eco-minded players in the fashion industry together to focus on high quality cialis fair trade and sustainable development in fashion. 
 
All fashion shown over the weekend complied with the International Labor Organization rules, used elements of recycling, often worked with local artisans, and reinvested itself in community events. Pretty impressive for those of us that like to wear what we preach.
 
Via: Treehugger .  
 

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You can get the drink at Whole Foods, Exxon or order it from Amazon
 
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NASCAR for Ecogeeks
Let's just say it: the Shell Eco-Marathon   -- the finals of which are this weekend in Nagaro, France -- is simply adorable. Competitors toodle up in cars that look like they're designed by the Pixar team and compete with the cartoonish dream of getting great mileage.{mosimage}
 
That's right -- the only goal is to drive as far as possible using the least amount of energy.  
 
And this isn't just a biodiesel fiesta. Teams can use any conventionally available energy source, including petrol, diesel, propane, solar, electric, hydrogen or biomass. 
 
255 teams from 20 countries are revving up to compete -- 163 are using gasoline, 21 are using diesel, 19 will use propane and the remaining 52 will use alternative materials. The results have been fairly astounding in the past -- in 2003 a French team achieved fuel consumption of 10,705 miles per gallon. 
 
Via: Treehugger
 
Even Alcatraz goes green
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The use of solar and wind energy will lead to zero emissions at the wharf, and the ferries have been touted to get much better mileage and levitra online usa pollute half as much as the previous vessels. 
 
The first ferry will be built within the next two years, and the second will be built by year five.  
 
Water vessels are making big strides going green -- Canal Boats, Inc. has launched a bio-diesel/electric hybrid ferry named "Clay Shaw." These ferries are powered by a 100KW John Deere bio-diesel Genset 6068 TFM that uses an 80/20 mix of best place cialis diesel fuel and vegetable oil. 
 
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The Scuderi Group has recently gained a lot of publicity with its “Air-Hybrid” engine that can double the viagra label fuel effciency of a car and decrease toxic emissions by as much as 80%.

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The engine is remarkably simple and very efficient. We're looking forward to seeing these things in mass-market cars.

Great story on these things at AutoBlog, I found it via GizMag .

For more information see this video on how the Scuderi Air-Hybrid Engine works.

 
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