Monthly Archives: April 2015
April 28, 2015.
Spring is finally here, and the ClimateStore team cannot wait to spend more time outside! We’re based in Massachusetts, and now that the snow is finally (FINALLY) gone, so we’re looking forward to gardening and relaxing in the sun – in a climate-friendly way, of course! Here are five of our newest products that can help kick off the spring on the right foot, without a negative environmental footprint: 1. Cow Pots We are crazy about Cowpots. They are perfect for starting your home garden, and work just like peat starter pots, but are made from…yep...
April 20, 2015.
Believe it or not, Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world. It’s a time when over a billion people from 192 countries around the globe take part in public actions that support the environment. These actions can range from planting trees in a local park to participating in nationally organized seminars, demonstrations and rallies. As we observe Earth Day 2015, we’re seeing large segments of the world’s population migrating to cities. The reality of human-caused climate change means the need to create sustainable communities is urgent and complex. This requires an enlightened and active public, forward-looking...
April 14, 2015.
Sustainable development is the ability to meet the needs of the current population, without compromising the quality of life for future generations. This means people today should have access to food, water, shelter, safety, healthcare, etc. without hindering the ability for their children and grandchildren to have these same resources. As you can probably imagine, climate change is a huge obstacle for sustainable development infrastructure around the globe. Climate change contributes to water scarcity, extreme weather, food shortages and other impacts that make it difficult for current people to build strong economies to sustain future generations. Furthermore, economies in...
April 6, 2015.
There are thousands of organizations around the world working on solutions to climate change and its impacts. But while in the U.S. we are working on ways to use less electricity and fossil fuels, it is easy to forget that there are millions of people in other parts of the world that have no access to power whatsoever. How can we help them have access to electricity without contributing to climate change? The Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) is working on just that. SELF, based in Washington D.C., is a nonprofit whose mission is to implement solar energy solutions...
April 1, 2015.
When you go along narrow, winding Dane Street in Somerville, Massachusetts, you might not at first notice the brick building which is set back from a street of otherwise private residences. A sign on the side reads Greentown Labs. When you step inside, you find yourself in an open 10,000 square foot office space that's bustling with people and activity. Within the same complex are an additional 20,000 square feet of shared prototyping space and a machine shop. The idea for this innovation incubator began about four years ago, when the founders of four energy startups tackling climate...