Ecological competition: collection of plastic bottles at Loreto College Rose-Hill



For the second year running, AMORIS Environnement Ltd. has held a school competition to collect plastic bottles.  This year, the competition was sponsored by SOFAP, manufacturer  of ISO 140001 certified paint in Mauritius.

The students of Loreto College Rose-Hill engaged in a hunt for recyclable plastic waste, collecting more than 19,445 plastic bottles in one month! These were then handed over to AMORIS Environment Ltd., who will liaise with their partners for the recycling of the bottles.

The 19,445 bottles, laid end-to-end,  would create a 6 km long line of plastic bottles!

I say WELL DONE to the students/staff/parents of students at Loreto College Rose-Hill, and to AMORIS Environnement Ltd. & SOFAP for this great initiative!

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Tongji solar power bamboo house set out for Europe Decathlon Competition


Tongji solar power bamboo house set out for Europe Decathlon Competition:
Two curve roofs, built by bamboo, run only by solar power, the bamboo
house can generate 9 kilowatt electricity, one bedroom and one living
room with whole set of facilities. This solar power bamboo house was
built by a team of our students from various departments for about half
a year, which was just completed and was going to be shipped to Madrid,
Spain, for the local 2010 Europe Decathlon Competition this June.
Read more at the website below:

http://www.tongji.edu.cn/English/EventNews/newshow.asp?id=736

Square Feet – Spreading Green Technology by Documenting its Benefits – NYTimes.com


Showing the Benefits of ‘Green’ Retrofits: This new report will reveal the savings which have been made due to retrofitting buildings in New York City via a public database of several hundred retrofitted buildings. This will definitely be a step forward in better understanding building energy usage and proving that building more efficiently is worth it!

Article below:
Showing the Benefits of ‘Green’ Retrofits

Daniel Barry for The New York Times: 1050 Amsterdam Avenue is one of the buildings considered in a project examining the cost savings of green technology.

The practice of retrofitting buildings with simple, environmentally friendly technology like more-efficient boilers and better-quality windows has been around for years, but there is little research on how much energy these changes actually save — and by extension, how much money they can save landlords and lenders. Continue reading