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Save Lives, Upload Photo Project

I got the Photojojo newsletter yesterday, and found out about a cool project being run by GE.  By uploading photos to Flickr through the GE Ecomagination site,  you can help them to donate wind power, solar power and drinking water to an underdeveloped country. Check out the post about the project on PhotoJojo or go directly to the GE EComagination page to upload your wind,water, and light photos.

Below are the three photos I submitted to the project.

wind

Wind

light

light

Water - Sarasotta Waves

Water

Your Wind, Water, and Light Photos?

Let me know if you added your pics to the project, and I’ll check them out.

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Written by Pixelhead on November 2nd, 2010 with 13 comments.
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Chevy Volt Test Drive: Engadget Style

Engadget test drives the Chevy Volt, which Chevy considers to be an electric car with extra range due to the use of a supplemental gas engine..sounds like a cool car. You can watch the video and see the write that was done by Chris Stevens in the orginal post Engadget test drives the Chevy Volt

Yea, it looks like a fun little car to drive.

How about you?

Would own one or even test drive a Chevy Volt?

Written by Pixelhead on April 2nd, 2010 with 26 comments.
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Video of the Author of “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”

I first heard about the story of, William Kamkwamba, a young resourceful African man, several months ago when I stumbled across an article about this young man who learned to build windmills out of materials that he found and which supply electricity to his village.
When he first started building windmills, he was 14, and not in school. Watch the video or better yet order his book if you want to learn more.

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I just love stories about people like this because their stories offer so much hope. It almost inspires me to try to make one in my own back yard.

If you want to purchase his book, the widget below was copied right off of William Kamkwamba’s blog.

I love it,  he didn’t even know about Google. What is amazing is you look at what this young lad was able to accomplish with so very few resources. I am sure he will be able to accomplish some amazing things with all the resources that he now has at his disposal.

So What do you think of Mr. Kamkwamba’s story?

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Written by Pixelhead on October 24th, 2009 with 22 comments.
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Windspire Turbine

As wind farms become more and more common across the rural landscape, urban areas are also going to want to take advantage of the power of the wind. As anyone who has visited the windy City, the possibility of using wind turbines is unlimited.

This new type of propeller-less windmill, the Windspire uses technology that the Egyptians used for grinding wheat over 3000 years ago.

The Windspire is manufactured by Mariah Power. I was reading their blog and see that they have a Windspire at a Vineyard in New York. I just might have to take a trip up to NY and check the Windspire out for myself.
I would love to get one of these for my house, which is on top of a hill and usually gets a pretty good breeze on most days.

How about you? How would you like to get your electricity from a Windspire?

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Written by Pixelhead on September 28th, 2009 with 52 comments.
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NonTurbine Wind Generator

This is such a cool invention, inventions like this really give me hope for the future.

Since I have not done an environmentally related blog post for some time, I thought why not share it with the peeps.

Pretty cool If I do say so myself.
What about you, have you heard of any cool environmentally related inventions?

Written by Pixelhead on September 17th, 2009 with 23 comments.
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BagsOnTheRun: Shop with Reusable Shopping Bags

This is a guest post for Bagsontherun.com.

I love shopping, strolling in the mall and just buying whatever I want. Not only me but most of people  really love to do that .However at the end of every shopping spree is the bunch of plastic bags that are left. It is very hard to eliminate these really; the Earth just can’t keep it anymore. Did you know that the average US family uses approximately 1,000 plastic bags per year! That number astonished me, and that’s why I love using Reusable shopping Bags!

I’m very passionate about using reusable bags for all my shopping needs whenever I go shopping. It’s not only a cost effective way to do my shopping but it also helps save the planet from the tragedy of wasted plastic bags blowing in the wind, clogging landfills and waterways and harming wildlife that ingests or gets entangled in the filmy stuff. It is about time that every shopper have his/her own reusable shopping bag. My latest find on the internet is a place called BagsontheRun a company that sells Reusable bags at great prices.

BagsOnTheRun offers basic, simple & stylish reusable bags which includes Grocery Bags, Shopping Bags, Customized Bags with company Logos for a very reasonable price, with a ten-pack going for between $16 and about $20. The bags are made of polypropylene, making them very strong, chemical resistant and 100% recyclable.


Bags on the Run come in a variety of colors and styles, from plain colors to “Going Green” logos. Out of the selection,
the Navy “G” bag is probably the cutest in my opinion, although knowing me; I would be inclined to go for the plain black.

You can’t beat the price on these and they are especially perfect for grocery shopping. I have a set of similar bags and they are the first thing I reach for when I need an easy tote. Also check out their fundraising and corporate page, where you can order custom bags for your organization.

Anybody looking to buy bags for personal use, to give as gifts, or companies not only buying for retail use, but to give away at trade shows, company functions, holidays, etc. can get them here.

By Alex Jacob

Written by mesamj on April 14th, 2009 with 52 comments.
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