June 29th, 2009 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
I’m naked right now! Just kidding, that’d be creepy. But for a lot of people walking around naked is a lifestyle. I call them crazy people.
However, nudism or “naturalism” is catching on. More and more people are shedding their clothes and bearing their giblets. Many of them claim it’s green.
Being naked from time to time means you’re not wearing as much clothes, so you’re not doing a lot of laundry, using up water or releasing detergents into the sewers.
But some people take it a giant step further. Instead of just staying inside, they take naked vacations with other naked people. On these nude getaways vacationers do activities and eat diets with very low ecological impact.
And the idea is spreading! In France, nearly a third of vacationers at the Aquitaine region on the French Atlantic coast are foreign nudists.
I wouldn’t have a problem with nudism, if it weren’t for every other nudist looking like Archie Bunker or Mimi from The Drew Carey Show.
Via Green Inc.
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December 18th, 2008 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
Most people know Jay Leno from the Tonight Show or his standup career in the 1980s. But he’s also a gear-head.
He likes cars. And in our new eco-conscious society, driving hotrods and gas-guzzlers isn’t going to win many hearts and minds.
That’s why Leno’s different. Somewhere in Southern California is Jay’s Big Dog Garage and it’s outfitted with a lot of eco-innovations:
- 54-kilowatt solar panel system
- 10-kilowatt vertical axis wind turbine
- Parts-washer that uses microbes to consume grease and oil
- Industrial canister exchange system, replaces aerosol cans for break cleansers
- Natural all-purpose cleaners
- 90% efficient hot water heater.
He’s also got a bunch of cool cars, like a GM biodiesel super-car powered by a Honeywell LT-101 turbine engine. For more, check out Jay Leno’s Garage.
Via The Los Angeles Times.
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