This week at TreeHugger: Own a domain and live in the UK? You can now power your website with 100% wind power. We report on technology used for good (not evil) with Venice's new solar-powered vaporetto on the watery Grand Canal. We encounter Giles Miller's unique Corrugated Cardboard Laptop Case at London's [re]Design exhibit. Lastly, TreeHugger has hit the airwaves with the launch of TreeHugger Radio, a bite-sized weekly audio program covering all things "eco" from the forefront of the modern green movement.
Gizmodo readers who are masters of their own domain in the UK might be pleased, as we were, to discover that Make Hay has launched a green web hosting service. That's right, the servers, routers and data centers are all powered by 100% wind power, thanks to a slick little deal with Green-e and renewable energy credits. Yes, everything works even when the wind isn't blowing, and thanks for asking.
Venice recently welcomed a new solar-powered vaporetto to the Grand Canal. Owned and operated by the Bauer Hotel Group, the B mare shuttle boat is powered by solar energy collected on the roof of the boat. The vaporetto, Venice's version of a bus (except, you know, floating), is not only emission-free, it is also very quiet and does not produce troublesome waves — both of which are important issues on the bustling Venetian canals. It's so nice when gizmos can be used for good.
We encountered Giles Miller's unique Corrugated Cardboard Laptop Case at London's [re]Design exhibit this fall, and kinda like its chic looks and clean design. The sturdy case is made of 100% recycled cardboard, and the fluting gives you the option to personalize it with a slick custom design. Tell the world who you are with your initials; alternately, you could show off your undying love for Steve Jobs & team with the Apple logo.
Lastly, a bit of shameless self-promotion for you audiophiles out there: TreeHugger has hit the airwaves with the launch of TreeHugger Radio, a bite-sized weekly audio program covering environmental news and insights from the forefront of the modern green movement. TreeHugger Radio can be heard nationwide on the airwaves every Thursday thanks to our partners at EcoTalk. TH Radio will be aired each week on EcoTalk with Betsy Rosenberg on Air America and can be heard on partner stations across the country (see below) as well as streaming at ecotalk.net, podcast via iTunes, and on XM Satellite. Can you hear us now? Good.
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