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Times Square To Score A Wind/Solar Powered Billboard

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flowerEven Times Square is getting a bit greener. Office and electronics supplier Ricoh has announced that their new “Eco-Friendly” billboard in NYC will be powered entirely by green energy. 45 solar panels and four wind turbines will be integrated into the structure — saving an estimated 18 tons of CO2 per year. The renewable technologies will power floodlights illuminating the sign. “On days lacking enough solar or wind power, the sign will go un-illuminated,” a company rep said. [Read more…]


The little gadget we love to talk about — the iPhone 3G — is getting some eco-friendly potato packaging. The paper tray, manufactured by Dutch firm PaperFoam, is made from potato or tapioca starch. Mmm…[Read more…]


In the land of cars, the BMW Mini is kicking some serious bumper compared to last year — with a 40.5% increase in sales over June 2007. Sadly, Hummer has seen sales bomb 54% from a year ago. Beautiful, isn’t it? [Read more…]


NBA star LeBron James has paired up with Nickelodeon to help get kids off their butts and outside exercising and playing sports — as well as saving water, recycling, and helping to protect the environment. It all comes as part of Nickelodeon’s Big Green Help campaign. [Read more…]

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Dairy virus increases human risk of breast cancer by 3.1 times

Saying no to dairy is crucial for the lives of cows, but we’re learning more and more that consuming dairy can have grave consequences for us, too.


Vegan fast-food chain lands $22 million in funding for expansion

A further sign of the acceleration of a need for more accessible plant-based dining options.


Please, Jenna Dewan Tatum, stick to ethical veganism

Jenna, use your star power to remind people that animals cannot be commodified, but make sure that’s the position you believe whole-heartedly first.