There are eight Eco-Bungalows at the Chumbe Island Coral Park, Tanzania, Africa. Each bungalow collects its own freshwater supply from rainwater (captured from the specially designed expanse of roof) during the rainy season. This rainwater passes through a complex filtration system and is stored in spacious underground cisterns (under each living room). The water is then hand-pumped through a solar-powered heating system into hot & cold-water containers for the shower and hand basin in the bathroom.
“Local River”, home storage unit for fish and greens
The Locavores appeared in San Francisco in 2005 and define themselves as ‘a group of culinary adventurers who eat foods produced in a radius of 100 miles (160 km) around their city’. By doing so they aim to reduce impact on the environment inherent to the transport of foodstuffs, while ensuring their traceability.
You are about to play an interactive game that puts you in charge of meeting the energy demands of a city. Assumptions for the game, both present and future, are based on the Economist intelligence Unit’s assessment of global facts and trends obtained from numerous credible sources. They are the originators of its content and, with input from a wide range of energy experts, developed the calculations on which the game scoring is based. The game simulates aspects of reality, but does not serve as a perfect model of the real world. the game has limitations and many elements have been simplified it facilitate game play.
For example, macroeconomic contributors that may have otherwise impacted economic outcomes were minimised and underlying algorithms for events and impacts don’t model all outcomes which may occur. Additionally, although you are able to determine how to power your city, the game does not take into account the time and investment needed to replace existing energy infrastructure with your choices. Finally, global forces and technological developments may change current and future assumptions. Information presented in Energyville is not intended to express Chevron‘s opinions or beliefs.
Have you ever seen a "Green Label" on household product, personal care product, office supply, paint?..What does it mean? What Green Label seal mean to you?
The Green Label is an environmental certification awarded to specific products that are shown to have minimum detrimental impact on the environment in comparison with other products serving the same function.
The Thai Green Label Scheme applies to products and services (not including foods, drinks, and pharmaceuticals. Products or services which meet the Thai Green Label criteria can carry the Thai Green Label. Participation in the scheme is voluntary.
The Thai Green Label Scheme implemented by Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) has signed bilateral mutual recognition agreements (MRA) with six Eco Labelling Programs in six countries including:
The Environment Development Foundation (EDF) of Taiwan in 2003,
Japan Environment Association (JEA) in 2003
Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI) in 2003
The New Zealand Eco Labelling Trust (NZET) in 2004
Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) in 2005
China Environment United Certification Center Co. Ltd (CEC) in 2007
Grapes and Avocado from Australia or apples from Japan, New Zealand and South Africa are available at the leading Supermarket, Food Hall, China Town, or Sunday Market in Thailand. Those fruits should be a member of airline mileage program which earn miles when flying from its source of origin to Thailand!!
In general, fruits should not travel too long distance from the farm (source of origin) to any stores when you buy it (It’s what we call “Food Miles”.) Fruits are imported by air consume a huge amount of fossil fuel when transport. Fruits travel in long-haul flight (e.g. from South Africa to Thailand, Australia to Thailand) contribute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, such as CO2 (the largest human-caused contributor to climate change) in the atmosphere. It’s not climate-friendly fruits.
The tower of “Green Books” belongs to Uthit Atimana, a Ph.D candidate of Media Study at the Rajabhat Suan Dusit, Bangkok and professor at Media Arts and Design, Chiang Mai University. The must-read books for everyone who sought for the holistic of ecological issues in the green world. How those green books offset their carbon footprint and responsible for ecological issues?
Did you know that the paper industry is one of the most polluting and resource intensive industries in the world?
Paper production is the third largest industrial energy consumer in the world. Producing paper causes water pollution, loss of biodiversity, and native forest.