California School Goes 60% Solar Powered

by Justin Thomas •

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 essential teaching tool at the …

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Carfree Cities: Where Are They?

by Justin Thomas •

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 that all basic needs, from …

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Origami Tableware by Orikaso

by Justin Thomas •

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.

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Green Hotels: Healthy Accomodation

by Justin Thomas •

From installing efficient lighting and air conditioning to featuring only locally sourced and organic ingredients on restaurant menus, many accommodations are actively pursuing sustainability. Green Seal and the Green Hotels Association promote this innovation in the lodging industry, and their web sites list green hotels on a state-by-state basis. You can find a list on the Green Hotels Association web …

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Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

by Justin Thomas •

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 also search for a ZIP …