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Articles tagged with: sustainability

Cardboard Vacuum Cleaner Is One Green Machine!

If you were in doubt about certain appliances going ‘green’ you may be surprised by this article. We’ve recently caught a glimpse of a cardboard vacuum cleaner called the Vax. The concept was originally designed by Jake Tyler from Loughborough University.

The vaccum cleaner is supposedly a centerfold of sustainability, although I can’t speak volumes on whether it’s a machine that will last you through the years. After all, I can’t imagine holding up well to years of continuous humidity or heck, even a nearby leak.

New Hydrocycle Lets You Bike In Waters

A new Hydrocycle is out on the market, it’s basically a watercraft that lets you “ride it” much like riding a bicycle, except you’ll be in water. The rider will move the pedals in a clockwise fashion to spin a 12″ propeller, allowing the Hydrocycle to drive smoothly on rivers, lakes, or even oceans at speeds up to six miles per hour. The Hydrocycle uses polyethylene pontoons that were developed by a professional canoe designer for optimum buoyancy (don’t worry, you won’t have to hold your breath to stay afloat)!

Google Buys Wind Energy Until 2031

Today is Earth Day, and it marks a day of making better decisions for our planet. After spending nearly $275 million dollars on renewable energy, Google is not falling short of expectations this time. Google has announced today that it has signed a power purchase agreement for wind energy in Oklahoma. Mayes County Oklahoma will have a fully operational data center by the end of 2011 thanks to wind energy. Google will be buying the energy from NextEra Energy Resources’ Minco II wind facility and will continue to get energy there until 2031.