Friday Green Links – 2/12
Not a ton of links this week, but they’re all really interesting. (The Energy Pyramid in particular seems very pragmatic.) Read on:
- Is Living Sustainably Unsustainable – Arduous Blog. This is totally how I feel this month. I just keep telling myself that I’m in it for the long haul and a little backsliding isn’t the end of the world.
- Marcal Paper Products Review – Pays to Live Green. Ali recommended Marcal toilet paper to me a while back, but I haven’t been able to find it yet. I’m pretty happy with my Green Forest for now.
- New Honeywell Wind Turbine – greenUPGRADER. Lighter, quieter, and produces electricity at 1/3 the cost per kWh than other wind turbines. Check out the photo of the rooftop installation. Cool.
- Energy Pyramids – Energy Savers Blog. On the other hand, these pyramids emphasize that high-cost energy generators like solar panels and wind turbines are the last thing to focus on when it comes to saving energy.
- How Green Is That Corn Cup? – greenUPGRADER. My point exactly. Most people don’t live in a town with commercial composting. And I’ll bet even my neighbors in Cambridge don’t know where they can drop off their compost.
- A Welcome Retraction – New York Times. The Lancet retracts a 1998 paper that linked vaccines and autism because the author received payments from a lawyer suing vaccine manufacturers. Not to mention that he filed a patent for a product that would benefit from the fears and the original study only included 12 children.
That’s all for now. As always, if you come across anything you think I’d be interested in, send it my way.