26/11/08 17:24 Filed in: Inspirations
Homeowners battling rising energy bills can now keep an eye on their electricity consumption with a high-tech flower that wilts when too many appliances are left on.
The blooming gadget connects wirelessly to the home's electricity meter and changes colour and shape depending on the amount of electricity used.
When electricity use is low the flower glows a healthy greenish-blue and stands tall and open.
23/11/08 14:48 Filed in: Inspirations
The European Union is considering a ban on trade in seal products. Ten countries have already ended their trade in seal products or announced their plans to do so. By closing down markets for seal products, we can ensure no more seals are clubbed or shot for their fur.
I hope you'll sign a petition in support of an EU ban on trade in seal products. It will only take a minute. Thank you for joining me in working to end cruel seal hunts.
15/11/08 16:43 Filed in: Inspirations
05/11/08 18:55 Filed in: Inspirations
Single-seat bamboo-made electrical car "BamGoo" is displayed in Kyoto city, western Japan, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008. The 60-kg ecologically-friendly concept car is developed by the city and the Kyoto University, featuring local bamboo ware technology. The car can run for some 50 kilometers (30 miles) on a charge.