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Hmmm Hmmm. The Future of Vroom Vroom

December 9, 2010

I saw a number of tweets this week that were linking to a company called Brammo. Evidently they have come up with a battery that has some pretty amazing power and longevity. In fact, they’re featuring this technology on a motorcycle they call the Empulse, which can go up to 100 miles per hr and has a 100 mile charge life. This is pretty amazing stuff, and I assume, only the tip of the Brammo iceburg.

If you’re at all interested in the future of non-fossil fuel powered travel, then you should, by all means, check out these folks. I think they are really onto something.

http://www.brammo.com/empulse/

 

 

Social Media Campaign for Our Green Directory

2011 is the year we really want to put Our Green Directory on the map. So in January we’re starting a social media campaign to help us do just that. Fortunately one of the partners (Terry Lewis(, has all kinds of skills in that area.

I guess it’s a good idea when you consider that Facebook alone has 500 million users. That’s a country the size of Canada, The US and Mexico.

 

 

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An Interesting Video About Bottled Water From Ethical Ocean

September 23, 2010

We got an email from Tony Hancock at an on line company called Ethical Ocean. This is one of the country’s preeminent online retailers of Eco and just about everything else friendly products. We invite you to read it and follow the link to check out the very interesting video he has made about bottled water.

Hi There

I came across your green directory and want to commend you for putting together a great Green Directory which has a Canadian focus…I just added our website today!

I wanted to pass on some information that the readers of your blog would likely find interesting. We’ve put together a short and to-the-point video about bottled water, and the inputs that go into producing it (for example, it takes 3L of water to produce a 1L bottle, including the litre that is consumed). You can see the video here: http://www.ethicalocean.com/water-bottled-no-plastic-go-stainless

There is a link on that page to our calculations, as we want to be transparent to the sources of our information and how we arrived at our numbers.

Tony Hancock

BTW: I checked out the Ethical Ocean site and it’s pretty cool. http://www.ethicalocean.com

Recycling On An Industrial Scale

April 5, 2010

A lot of us think of recycling in terms of what toss into a blue or green bin around the house. And that’s just fine. But what happens if you have more stuff to recycle than what you are allowed to bring to the curb? Or what if you’re a manufacturing, construction or trade services company with lots of recyclable waste an a regular basis.

If you’re in the GTA that answer is simple. Just call or bring your materials to Peel Scrap Metal Recycling.

Peel Scrap Metal Recycling Ltd. is a family owned and operated  dealer & processor of a wide range of ferrous & non-ferrous metals.

The industrial recycling they do is one of the most important ways to ensure that valuable non-renewable resources are given new life.

They have been in business since 1990, and they really know their stuff. They pay top prices for scrap metal and they are really good people to deal with, because unlike many businesses in this sector, they have a very well developed customer first attitude.

Peel Scrap Metal Recycling is conveniently located off Derry Road,just north of Pearson International Airport.

Commonly Purchased Items, Metals & Alloys

Aluminum • Copper • Brass • Insulated Wire • Stainless Steel
• Nickel • Nickel Alloys • Titanium • Zinc • Lead • Carbide • Radiators
• Transformers • Ballasts • Electric Motors • Lead Acid Batteries
• End of Life Electronics • Cast Iron • Auto Cast • Steel

Peel Scrap Metal Recycling Ltd
2301 Anson Drive, Mississauga, ON L5S 1G6

Hours of Operation
7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday
7:30 to Noon Saturdays (except for long weekends)

The Dragons Are Breathing Green Fire

March 18, 2010

I just got an email from Justine Luckowicz, an Associate Producer of The Dragon’s Den, a very popular CBC show. Here’s what she had to say. 

This season, DRAGONS’ DEN is teaming up with Frito Lay Canada’s SunChips® to look for Canada’s best Greenvention™. Eco-preneurs can pitch their green inventions at local auditions or online until Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day), for a chance to win $100,000. With its launch of the world’s first 100% compostable chip bag of its kind, the SunChips brand is asking Canadians “What’s your Greenvention™”?

http://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/greenvention

GREENLINK #6 Environmental Stewartship In Schools

December 18, 2009

http://www.gogreeninitiative.org/

The Go Green initiative program is designed to change the attitudes of young people towards the environment in a way that is relevant and relateable to a very hard to impress segment of society.

If you have a green link you would like to have posted on our blog, just send it along, with a short description and we’ll post it for you. Email: jim.murray@ourgreendirectory.com.

GREENLINKS #5- Small Town Big Green

December 18, 2009

http://www.eastgwillimbury.ca/Environment/Thinking_Green_Initiatives.htm


How small town Canada is going green. It’s a real source of inspiration for the green movement how smaller towns, communities and municipalities are establishing and remaining remarkably committed to green initiatives. They say every little bit helps and it’s true.

If you have a green link you would like to have posted on our blog, just send it along, with a short description and we’ll post it for you. Email: jim.murray@ourgreendirectory.com.

GREENLINKS #4 Rolling Greener In TO

December 18, 2009

http://www.toronto.ca/fleet/green_initiatives.htm

How the City of Toronto is greening its fleet of public vehicles. We’re never really sure just how much municipal governments are really contributing to the green movement. But we do know they generally react to public pressure.

If you have a green link you would like to have posted on our blog, just send it along, with a short description and we’ll post it for you. Email: jim.murray@ourgreendirectory.com

GREENLINKS #3 – The Urban Guide To Greener Living

December 18, 2009

http://green101.experience.com

Green 101 is excellent green blog for city dwellers with lots of info on going green both on and off campus.

If you have a green link you would like to have posted on our blog, just send it along, with a short description and we’ll post it for you. Email: jim.murray@ourgreendirectory.com.

GREENLINKS#2 Green IT Technology? Oh Yeah!

December 18, 2009

http://cio.ittoolbox.com/

What you can do to be green in the Information Technology Business. Surprisingly there are a number of things, many of which came as a bit of a revelation to us. Hopefully they will be things that you can incorporate to make your IT systems run greener.

If you have a green link you would like to have posted on our blog, just send it along, with a short description and we’ll post it for you. Email: jim.murray@ourgreendirectory.com.

GREENLINKS #1 One Million Acts Of Green

December 18, 2009

http://green.cbc.ca/

The One Million Acts of Green Site, sponsored by Cisco Systems is a really good example of how big business is getting behind the green movement. Not so sure what the CBC has to do with any of this, but there you go. It’s an interesting and informative link nonetheless.

If you have a green link you would like to have posted on our blog, just send it along, with a short description and we’ll post it for you. Email: jim.murray@ourgreendirectory.com.