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Tesla’s Revolutionary Roofing

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October 28th marks the day that powering homes has changes forever. Tesla has unveiled their new solar roof tiles, bringing the possibility of solar energy onto all our houses. These tiles are stylish, more durable than clay, slate or terracotta, and of course come with the ability to power a standard home. To learn more about this incredible new technology, click here.

Homegrown: How to Grow a Forest in Your Own Backyard

This incredible Ted Talk from Shubhendu Sharma shows us that it is possible to have nature in our own backyards. Learn how to grow a 100 year old forest in just ten years through engineered soil, microbes and biomass to kickstart the natural growth process.

Wind Turbine Trees- A Green Solution for Urban Environments

 

A new type of greenery has been popping up all over France, but these aren’t your typical trees. The French based company New Wind has made traditional, loud wind turbines a thing of the past with their new sleek and modern design. The “trees” are 8m tall and each have 63 aeroleaves. Inside each “leaf” is a blade which can capture and generate wind electricity at speeds as low as 7km/h. Over the course of a year, each tree could power up to 83% of a standard household’s needs, or an electric car for over 1300km. Learn more about this green technology here.

 

 

Inspiration Hour with 5 Companies Dedicated to Sustainability

Take a few minutes out of your day to hear from 5 incredible CEOs of companies dedicated to sustainability in their products, and their processes. Jessica Alba touches on founding The Honest Company, Yvon Chouinard speaks about his company Patagonia, acting as an activist, rather than a business, and much more. Click here to see more from these amazing individuals.

Biofuel is Taking Flight

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With restrictions on airline greenhouse gas pollution looming, JetBlue is looking to get ahead of the curve. The airline has made a deal with bioenergy company SG Preston to turn 20% of it’s fuel use into a biofuel blend. Their aim it to “jump-start the industry and quite frankly enable all airlines, very much ourselves included, to diversify our fuel supply.”- Sophia Mendelsohn, Head of Sustainability, JetBlue. Learn more about the airline’s effort here.

Making Climate Change Work

An interesting take on the complexities of integrating renewable energy into industry. This article focuses on the job potential within the green energy industry, especially as we move away from traditional energy production methods. To learn more, click here.

A Merger that Matters

“That’s why we’re all doing this — is to try to accelerate the advent of a sustainable-energy world.”

A Merger that Matters: Two green tech power houses have come back together to dominate the renewable energy space. Tesla Motors and Solar City have announced a $2.6 billion stock merger, allowing both companies to move beyond their original mandates, and into more projects in the broader clean energy space. Learn more here.

Finding Power and Profits out of Poop

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The creation of a portable, odourless, and  waterless washroom system which can be used to power the communities in which it is used, has revolutionized the lives of those living in Madagascar. Originally created for music festivals, the human waste disposal system created by American student Virginia Gardiner is turning fecal waste into biogas, as well as eliminating human-waste born diseases. These solvers of the sanitation crisis are turning poop into electricity which can power electric lights, batteries, or gas cookers. Learn more here.