Author Archives: Marjolein

About Marjolein

Marjolein Hijl has a background in psychology and movement sciences and her interests cover a wide range of topics. She wonders when and why people will adopt a green(er) lifestyle, and how the opinion will change from 'It's not easy bein' green' to 'Green is the color of spring, and green can be cool and friendly-like. And green can be big like an ocean or important like a mountain or tall like a tree', as Kermit once sung. To convince you of the above she will show some wonderful examples to green your life.

Gaming’s in the air

Kinect, PS3, Wii: what to choose.. Or don’t we have to choose at all? Techblog (Financial times) writes about cloud gaming service OnLive. You don’t need a console, pc or Mac, just a little set-topbox with a Wireless game controller … Continue reading

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Your own green power

If you want to generate power for your mobile devices in a sustainable way there are multiple options to do so. A solar powered charger, a charger on your bike, or in your gym, or you can use handpowered devices. … Continue reading

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Inventing the wheel all over again

On the occasion of the climate change conference MIT introduced The Copenhagen Wheel. It’s a wheel that turns your bike into a hybrid, collecting energy from regenerative braking and distributing it when you need a boost. It can also be … Continue reading

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Wat(t)ch(er)!

Last Friday the first TEDx in the Netherlands took place at the Royal Tropical Insitute in Amsterdam. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that … Continue reading

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Green green lighting

A while ago I read an article about LED streetlights, and the influence of the color of the light on visibility in the dark. The usual white light mimicks daylight and will not yield optimal visibility at night. Every week … Continue reading

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Is it a car? A motorcycle?

We blogged about electric bikes, cars and about the carver. Herman blogged about the one person Lumeneo. This new concept car from Nissan is a combination of all three. The zero-emissions electric car seats two in-line and is just 1.1 … Continue reading

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Lets Roll(s) electric

Rolls Royce is considering an electric variant of the Phantom. The excess weight of a battery powerful enough will not be a problem for such a big and heavy car. The torque curve of an electric motor – making maximum … Continue reading

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Solar UFO

Osaka, Japan, initiates several projects to revitalize rivers and waterfronts. One of the projects of the event ‘Aqua metropolis Osaka’ will be a giant floating water cleaner running on solar power. “The disc-shaped machines — called “Solar UFOs” — weigh … Continue reading

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Electric Garden

A while ago I wrote about electric pylons with an unusual design. In Austin, Texas solar flowers are used to generate shade during sunny days, power blue LED lights at night and the leftover power is sent to the grid.  … Continue reading

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OCC goes Electric

Electric cars and bikes are on the rise, but are they cool yet? This must be a positive sign: the guys from Orange County Choppers have built an electric chopper, in cooperation with Siemens. The Smart Chopper will make a … Continue reading

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