GREEN is also slang term for money, in the United States of America. The word
GREEN is closely related to the Old English verb growan, “to grow, turn green”.
Green has traditionally been used to symbolize nature and its embodied attributes,
namely those of life, fertility, and rebirth.
Several minerals have a green color, including emerald and jade. Animals such as
frogs, lizards, and other reptiles and amphibians, fish, insects and birds, appear green because of a mixture of
layers of blue and green coloring on their skin. But the largest contributor to green in nature is chlorophyll, the
chemical by which plants photosynthesize.
In recent years, green has become a symbol of environmentalism.
Quotes regarding Green:
- The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. Man did not weave
the web of life; he is merely a strand in it - Chief Sealth/Seattle 1855
- We don't inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children
- Chief Sealth/Seattle 1855
- There are too many of us using too many resources - The 11th Hour
- The are not technical issues nearly as much as it is leadership issues - The
11th Hour Eco-documentary
- We need to go from recognition of the problem to action -
- Green ideas are great ideas if there are subsequent green actions -
IGEM 2013 Themed, "Advancing Green Growth and Global Entrepreneurship", the objective is focused on eight sectors including development, transportation, information communication technology, water and waste management, and energy.
The four-day IGEM 2013, which began yesterday, is participated by 469 exhibitors from 23 countries including the European Union, Germany, Taiwan, China, South Korea, Japan and Singapore.
- Renewable Energy
- The Green Initiatives
GLOBALwarming is an issue that has received much media attention in recent times because of the threat that it poses to Mother Nature and mankind.
- Ecologic Label
In keeping with the Eco theme of the Malibu and the Cruze models, Chevrolet introduced a new ecological label which will appear first on the 2012 Chevy Sonic, and on other Chevy models thereafter.
- Rebuilding the Green Concept
GTOWER Hotel takes its commitment to being green seriously. Being housed within Malaysia’s first green and smart building helps in upholding the four tenets of environmental sustainability - Rethink, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
- Sabah Intensifies Green Effort
Sabah is set to intensify its green effort and bring more value to its conservation efforts in the state.
The effort, which is envisioned in the “Heart of Borneo” initiative, was mooted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in recognition of the importance of the island of Borneo and its biodiversity.
- Going Google can mean Going Green
If you can reduce your company’s annual carbon footprint by at least 11 tons and save money, would you?
- City of Kyoto from Car-Centric to Walking City
The "Walking City: Kyoto" general traffic strategy was formulated in January 2010. By promoting the creation of a city that facilitates walking instead of driving, where pedestrians and public transportation are given priority, it encourages the conversion of Kyoto from being a car-centric city and society into a more pedestrian-oriented one.
- Billion Acts of Green
- Turning Consumers Green
Retail outlets that typically use 68 million disposable bags per quarter handed out 11 million bags in the first quarter of this year and fewer than 13 million bags in the second quarter, according to the district's Office of Tax and Revenue. That may help explain why volunteers for the city's annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup day in mid-April pulled 66% fewer plastic bags from the Anacostia River than they did last year.
- Penang mulling over No-car Zone
Penang mulling over No-car Zone
- 3Rs among Malaysians
November 2, 2010
More can be done to raise awareness of the 3Rs among Malaysians
- Independent Power Producer
Solar energy is clean, environmentally friendly and has zero emissions. There is no depletion of natural resources and it is one of the fastest growing energy sources in the world.
On the average, a bungalow is able to produce about 1,000 kWh of electricity per month (based on 10kW installed PV capacity). Given this, the owner may earn about RM1,200 per month (based on FiT rate RM1.20 per kWh if the PV system is commissioned by 2012) and recoup his investment within eight to nine years.
- Roof-top Secret Garden
Nature, parks and gardens have always been a tourist attraction. Tourists go all around the world to look at parks and gardens and Malaysia has so much to offer in terms of tropical plants.
The Secret Garden, a paradise for gardeners and plant lovers, has 500 species of plants from all around the world, including tropical and temperate plants.
WORLD leaders pondering the conundrum of climate change should think of bamboo. Cheap, fast-growing and immensely strong, bamboo provides an answer to surging carbon emissions, generates income for the rural poor and helps tackle housing shortages.
- Population Wealth Health and Food
It is illogical to see population as the cause of hunger – China has only half the crop land per person that India has, yet many more people in India are starving than in China.
The United Nations predicts that the number of the world’s peoples will plateau at 9 billion around 2050 before slowly starting to fall. And there are more than enough resources to feed the world even then. The problem is inequality: one American, on average, consumes as many resources as 250 Ethiopians.
- Never Drink From Plastic
Did you know that 1,500 plastic bottles are used every second in the United States? Or that it requires 17 million barrels of oil to produce plastic bottles each year? According to the EPA, 32 million tons of plastic waste were generated in 2011 alone. Despite recycling programs, 40 billion plastic bottles end up in a landfill, where they sit for approximately 700 years before they decompose.