By on March 9th, 2011

Here at talkgreen, we like to showcase eco friendly things that are “Rockin”. People don’t like boring stuff and boring doesn’t bring change. The car you see in the pictures is called the Vermot AG Veritas RS III Roadster Hybrid and it’s nothing close to boring. This little thing looks like it can literally rip pieces out of the pavement and it’s powered by a V10 delivering 507-horsepower. But wait a minute… this blog is supposed to be about the environment… and you’re probably asking yourself how can a big V10 be anywhere close to environmentally friendly. The answer lies in between the front axles. Continue reading…

By on March 8th, 2011

Here at Talkgreen, we strongly believe in riding your bike as often as possible to get to your destinations. Since we are such big fans of city biking, we though it would be very appropriate to show you the following videos. It features riders competing in the Valparaíso Downhill in Chile. If you thought the downhill races in the mountains were crazy, just wait until you see this one.

More videos after the jump. Continue reading…

By on March 8th, 2011

Although I was never a big fan of the car-sharing companies such as the one featured in this video, I’m more and more keen on the idea and I have to admit that if well organized and structured it can be very useful. This is specially true for people living in downtown urban areas. The main concern is accessibility. What I mean by this is if you have to walk half an hour to get to one of theses car, it takes away from the functionality aspect. On the other hand, if you can get to one in less then 5 or 10 minutes and you don’t need a car to go to work, then it becomes a plausible idea to not have a car and to use one from the car-sharing business whenever you need it.

As a guy who likes to go outside of the city on a regular basis for outdoors activities such as Snowboarding or cross-country skiing, owning a car is not even a question. But sharing one car for the household (girlfriend and I) and using one from the car-sharing company whenever the extra car is needed would be something to consider.

By on March 7th, 2011

2,400 to 3,000 sheets per person per year. That’s how many sheets of paper towels we humans use every year. The impact… 3,000 tons of paper towel waste every day in the United-States alone. In more details, 17 trees are cut down and 20,000 gallons of water is consumed for every thousand tons. That is HUGE when you think about it. It’s only a little sheet of paper you say every time you rip one away from its roll.

To fight for this cause, PeopleTowels and Inhabitat came together and launched the Stop the Paper Towels! Design Contest. Basically, they are asking competitors to design something that will open people’s eyes on the situation and encourage the world to cut paper towel waste. The winner will have it’s design printed on a 9×9 inches 100% organic, Fair Trade cotton hand towel plus $500 and 10% royalties on every towel sold.

Click here for more details.

By on March 7th, 2011

To add to what I posted earlier (A world made of glass presented by Corning), here is a real life preview of a transparent LCD display by Samsung. One thing that I should specify here is the LCD display is actually powered by nothing more than ambient light. With its 46-inch display, 1920 x 1080 resolution and ten-finger touchscreen capability, this is the coolest computer screen I have ever seen!

[Source] Engadget

By on March 7th, 2011

Imagine a world where everything that surrounds you is made of glass. But not the usual kind. This glass is interactive and tactile in a way that you could think of it as a giant iPad. This could be part of a more eco conscious future reducing our use of paper to almost nothing. If you pay attention to the details in this video, you will see that the waste reduction is not only limited to paper. Right at the beginning, you see the house windows changing shades to allow the sun to come through. This means no more need for blinds or curtains. When the guy operates the stove, you see that there is no more need for switches, buttons or other analog controls. This may not seam like much, but put all those little things together and you get big results. Also, glass is very clean compared to plastic or other petroleum based compounds.

On an economic standpoint, we could see a boom in the advertising market. New ways of connecting with customers and in the process, a new shopping experience. In fact, there is a wide variety of jobs that would be created to support all this glass display infrastructure. From the worker putting it together to the one installing the system and everything in between.

To sum it up, this would really be the world at our fingertips.

By on March 6th, 2011

Ok so we have put up the new design for Talkgreen.ca but we still have some stuff to do so bare with us. As you can see the sidebar is still pretty much empty and don”t worry, it will start to fill up little by little. Some function may not casino online work properly just yet ether so if you notice anything please let us know at info [at] talkgreen [dot] ca or simply leave a comment on this post.

As you can see we made the content wider so we can fit bigger pictures. It”s also less crowded and so giving you readers a better experience. Now that we are almost done with redesigning, it”s time for us to get back to writing. We hope you enjoy the new Talkgreen!

By on March 4th, 2011

After almost 2 long years of inactivity, we are back! We are going to slowly redesign the blog to make it so it’s easier for you readers to find whatever you are looking for. We’ll start by first posting a few articles per week hoping to get it up to at least 1 post a day by the end of this year.

Here at Talkgreen, we are very conscious of what people think and we welcome you to send us tips or comments at info [at] talkgreen [dot] ca.