by Michael dEstries
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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://kwanzoo.com/social-trivia Liz

    I never really thought about how much energy billboards use up. This is a great idea!