Posts tagged: plant

5 Green Gifts Your Mom Will Love This Mother’s Day

by Ashley Lauren Samsa Annually, the total amount of money spent on flowers for mothers on Mother’s Day is $1.9 billion. Even more staggering is the fact that we will spend $671 million on Mother’s Day cards. Taking that even further, 26,683 jewelry stores place orders for Mother’s Day gifts, and 14,027 beauty supplies are […]

Bio-Based Solar Panels That Could Run On Dirt And Plants

An inspiring design aims to get rid of the expensive and toxic materials used to make solar panels today, and replace it with something a lot more natural. What if solar panels could be dirt, plants, and batteries rather than the expensive and often toxic chemicals and heavy metals used today? That’s the aim of […]

University to Build £25m Green Energy Centre

St Andrews University has unveiled plans to build a £25m biomass plant at Guardbridge, Fife. The plant will pump hot water four miles underground to St Andrews to heat and cool its labs and residences. Work is set to start on the Sustainable Power and Research Campus (SPARC) site next year with the Renewable Energy […]

Environmentally Responsible Holiday Preparation

Guest Post As fall moves in and the holiday season approaches, it’s time to take the holiday decorations from the attic and prepare your home and lawn for winter. The cooler weather brings the leaves from the trees and eventually, a white, heavy blanket of snow. As the seasons change, don’t forget the importance of […]

Green Energy, Literally: Solar Cells Made of Grass Clippings

The process of photosynthesis is what keeps all plants alive. If you think about it, it is very similar to the human concept of solar cells providing power for our homes. MIT researcher Andreas Mershin has figured out a way to harness that similarity and turn grass clippings and other plant waste into solar cells. […]