Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Green business & homes

Positive Eco-News was the topic of the Day on Conscious Discussions - Our guest of the day was unable to call in for his interview today so we shared information on how to save money on heating and cooling costs; we also shared some information on how to look at waste as a resource around your home and office. Check it out by clicking on the hyper-linked show title here, or look to the right to find the link for the Conscious Discussions radio show.

-- Eco-News --

According to the Japan For Sustainability Newsletter (www.japanfs.org)
"...Kyocera Corp. created "green curtains" of plants climbing the outer walls of five factories in Japan. The green curtains of climbing plants, such as morning glory and goya (bitter gourd), absorb carbon dioxide and at the same time help reduce the need for air conditioning by providing a cool covering of the buildings and keeping the heat of the summer sun out. Thanks to the shady green curtains, the factories rarely needed to use the air conditioning in the mornings between May and September, when the plants were in full growth. The harvested goya vegetables, which taste like a bitter cucumber, were served in lunch meals at the plants' cafeterias and distributed free of charge to employees. After noticing the green curtains' energy saving and positive aesthetic effects, quite a few employees started similar projects at their homes as well. ...According to Kyocera's calculation, the living green curtains at the five sites absorbed approximately 1,600 kilograms of carbon dioxide in the summer of 2008 -- equivalent to the amount absorbed annually by 115 Japanese cedar trees... "


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1 comment:

  1. Green! My Favorite for Eco Friendly Blogs :) Great site, this is great info "the living green curtains at the five sites absorbed approximately 1,600 kilograms of carbon dioxide in the summer of 2008" Thanks for sharing :)

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