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So, you've been working hard, growing your garden and your bank account, and it's time to trade in that trusty old Geo Metro for some new wheels. You want to look cool and have a car that performs, but you also want to do your part for the environment, so…
This year, the entire school district in Dunwoody, Georgia, a suburb of North Atlanta, implemented an integrated gardening program in all eight of their schools. This program, which was started after a student-led movement that encouraged the district to see how exciting gardening can be, has found a lot of…
Last year, British entrepreneurs Laurence Kemball-Cook and Mark Wane introduced the world to an exciting new advance in green energy called Pavegen Systems. This new innovation involves tiles that, when stepped on, can harness the power of kinetic energy to supply lights and other devices with green electricity. Recent applications…
If necessity is the mother of invention, then it stands to reason that having a great need would lead to one Mother of an invention. Nowhere is this more true than in the very low income neighborhood of Sitto Malagaya in the city of San Pedro, Philippines, where an organization…
As a country with very few natural resources and little land, Japan is always at the forefront of advancements in green technologies and space-saving techniques. Their newest export, an addition to the world of soilless agriculture, is both green and a space-saver. Invented by scientists at Tokyo-based Mebiol, the hydroponic…
With a grower's busy schedule, finding ways to do things more efficiently is always welcome. Home Plus, a South Korean retail chain owned by Tesco and Samsung, has found a way to help people manage their time and eat more healthily, creating virtual grocery stores in subway stations. The idea…
Last month, when former president Bill Clinton announced that he had been following a vegan diet, folks were understandably shocked. Bill "Burger & Fries" Clinton, abandoning beef for a life of tofu and lentils? It couldn't be so! But perhaps we shouldn't be so surprised. More and more high profile…
What if we could grow food and medicine anywhere, regardless of climate, soil erosion and degradation, insect infestation or drought? Those of us who work in the hydroponic industry know that this is not only possible; it's already a reality. Since 1982, Disney's EPCOT in Orlando, Florida has hosted a…
New York has started a growing trend that’s already branching its way outside North America: windowfarming. Windowfarming uses maximum window space for hydroponic growing and it’s no surprise its roots are found in New York. According to the 2010 US census, 8.2million New Yorkers reside within a land area of…
The world has changed fundamentally in the 10 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. From the way that we handle national security and potential threats to the importance that we place on conservation and energy independence, America's priorities have evolved. Opening to the public this September 11th…

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