Environment Forum

Video Q+A with solar entrepreneur Dave Llorens

April 9, 2010

Solar energy is not a new technology, yet the adoption rate in the United States continues to crawl along. Just one percent of homes have made the switch to solar power and the reason is primarily a lack of understanding of how it all works, says Dave Llorens, founder and CEO of One Block Off the Grid (1BOG), a California solar retrofit company that groups together neighbourhoods to cut costs for consumers.

Compost — or else! San Fran’s not just asking

June 24, 2009

No more Mr. Nice Green! San Francisco passed what it called the first mandatory requirement to throw carrot peels, moldy bread and other icky compostable material into separate bins in order to improve recycling. Total recycling would rise to 90 percent from a current 72 percent if all of the paper and scraps currently in the garbage were put in the right cans, the city said.

L.A. to be greenest big U.S. city?

April 23, 2008

downtownla.jpgLooking for clean air and lots of greenery? Los Angeles is probably not the first place that comes to mind.