Category: Sustainable

  • A Poem: Petrol Dreams in the Wind

    A Poem: Petrol Dreams in the Wind

    In the howl of the asphalt breeze,Beneath the neon glow of our oil-lit dreams,We dance on the precipice of desire,Consuming the black gold, setting the world on fire. Pipelines carve scars through the heartland,Oil wells rise like monuments to our demand.Protests echo, voices in the wilderness,Yet, the drill rigs persist, relentless. Solvents, motor oil, and…

  • #datapipeline the hourly electricity rate

    #datapipeline the hourly electricity rate

    I spent my Christmas holiday in the southern part of Sweden, the weather was cold with several days of temperatures down under -10 celsius. In the news were stories about new price records for a KwH of electricity. I started to get worried that our electricity bill for December or for the whole winter period…

  • Plants To Clean The Air Indoors

    Plants To Clean The Air Indoors

    If you have read my articles The air I breathe how polluted is it and how I became an environmental data collector on collecting data to know how air pollution affects my life indoors and outdoors. In this article, I will offer some ideas on how you can improve your indoor air quality with plants.

  • Does alcohol consumption have an impact on climate change?

    Does alcohol consumption have an impact on climate change?

    It is a great question, does alcohol consumption impact climate change? I would argue that what you drink has an impact on climate change. That does not mean you have to stop drinking, you can drink more or less climate-smart.

  • Banana Oat Meal cookies (energy bars)

    I have tried a new homemade recipe for a sports bar, that I can take with me to refuel during a training session.

  • Stuff broken? Don’t throw it away, in the Netherlands you can join a Repair Cafe

    All over NL Repair Cafes are sprouting. Usually held at neighbourhood centres, here you can bring your broken CD-player, toaster, lamp, fridge. Volunteer technicians will grab the gizmo from you and will – often – fix it. There are people with sewing machines too, to repair clothes etc.

  • Acting green vs. buying green

    Discover the differences of acting green vs. buying green. Is it more important to buy green appliances or act green? Learn about business intelligence tools.

  • The Rise of Megacities

    The Rise of Megacities

    Check this out – By 2025, the developing world, as we understand it now, will be home to 29 megacities. We explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of these ‘cities on steroids’, and take a look at the challenges and opportunities megacities present for the tens of millions living in Lagos,…

  • Swedish Limpa Bread Recipe

    This is my moms special recipe for making Swedish Limpa. Ingredients 2 cups orange juice 1/2 cup butter 1 1/3 cups dark brown sugar 1/4 cup dark molasses 2 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds 2 teaspoons anise seed 2 teaspoons salt 2 cups cold water 3 tablespoons yeast 4 cups rye flour (medium) 5-6 cups all-purpose…

  • Re-cycle your electronics!

    Re-cycle your electronics!

    Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, is a growing concern, especially as we start replacing our old TVs with new digital, high definition models. Add the mountains of cell phones thrown out (130,000 per year) along with computers (20 million just in the USA) and it’s easy to see why e-waste is such a problem.…