NQJW Eighth Edition: Sunoco Is The Greenest Oil Company, Foliage Covered Roofs And USPS “Green” Stamps

Stories that are not quite Jub-Worthy There are stories out there that merit the cycle of agonizing over our thoughts and limited writing abilities for four hours, and others that might be interesting but are just as well represented by a link. Here are those links.

  • Beautiful Norwegian Foliage-Covered Green Roofs – In the right environment, Foliage Covered Roofs in Norway a well designed sod covered roof is a brilliant idea. Not only will it insulate a home in the winter but it also aids cooling during the summer. Inhabitat wanted to highlight some great green rooftops in Norway with a slideshow of examples where green roofs were well maintained and helped make homes with them more efficient. Unfortunately, the featured image was as my kids call it, a fail. Not sure anyone is calling this place home and maybe the picture should be on uninhabited.com. Inhabitat

  • Sunoco Oil Spill Cromwell Oklahoma

  • Sunoco Ranked ‘Greenest’ Oil Company by Greenopia – Previous Winner BP Drops Back to Fourth Place – Greenopia’s Eco-Friendly Green Oil Guide seems to be more about keyword and search engine placement than about actual research and useful information. I think Treehugger.com said it best when they described their 2010 green list, with BP on top, as kind of but not entirely an oxymoron. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to see oil companies striving to reduce their impact but a green list? I personally think a “least brown” list would be more appropriate. Next up: Greenest Eco-Friendliest Moutaintop Removal Coal Operation. Treehugger.com

  • Click to enlarge Green Stamps from USPS

  • The USPS’s New “Go Green” Stamps Will Have You Seeing Red – Not sure what made the author of this Fast Company article see “red” because these USPS stamps are actually very effective. They’re simple ideas that save resources, benefit the environment and are easy to incorporate into our daily lives.

    Yes, email is a better option and maybe the author was trying to be tongue in cheek. But if he wasn’t, we put together a stamp for him. FastCompany.com

    Dick Punch

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    Paperless or Paperfull? The Comparison Between E-Books and Book-Books

    Wellhome.com, an all-in-one service provider that improves home efficiency, posted an article on their blog about the positive effect E-books have had on reducing our need for cutting down and processing trees for printed books. We haven’t confirmed the accuracy of their data and it seems to travel between books and newspapers a bit but their conclusion is simple – E-books on E-readers is the way to go. Check out a full version of their amazing and kind of roided-out infographic. After much thinking, I calculated my footprint in the whole E-Book vs Printed Book issue and I decided to create an infographic of my own.

    E-Books vs Printed Books


    NQJW Seventh Edition: Colored Silk From Dye-Fed Silkworms?, Mission Impossible BMW i8 Hybrid, Giant Shoe Shaped EV On Streets Of China, Summer Rayne Oakes Wears One Dress For Entire Month

    Stories that are not quite Jub-Worthy There are stories out there that merit the cycle of agonizing over our thoughts and limited writing abilities for four hours, and others that might be interesting but are just as well represented by a link. Here are those links.

    Dye Fed Silkworm Silk

  • Dye-Fed Silkworms Cut Silk Industry’s Water Consumption – Could adding dye to a silkworm’s diet enable it to produce colored silk? That’s what researchers from the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) in Singapore discovered and they also found that dye in the silkworm will not compromise the quality of the silk. The nice Jubbling here comes from the fact that the produced colored silk does not have to go through the normal water-intensive dyeing process.

    When I read this, my first thought was: “I should’ve of figured this out first!.” Anyone who has eaten 25+ pink colored Marshmallow Peeps and chased it with copious amounts of Kool-Aid has seen the results and knows what I’m talking about. Treehugger.com

  • Tom Cruise To Drive Electric Hybrid In New ‘Mission Impossible’ Film – Awesome! A new Mission:Impossible film, The Ghost Protocol, and they’re eco-friendly and flexing their green muscle in this $140 million blockbuster by featuring the $160,000 BMW i8 Hybrid. Tom Cruise will be piloting the BMW i8 Hybrid that goes 0-60 in 5 seconds while getting 62 mpgs. If you can’t wait, you may get to see everything you want in this movie by watching the clip below. Ecorazzi.com
  • [youtube width=”300″ height=”169″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRzgpqMuT54[/youtube]

    AoKang Shoe Car

  • AoKang’s Giant Shoe Shaped Electric Vehicle Cruises Chinese Streets – Chinese shoemaker, AoKang, is attracting a little bit of attention on the streets of China with their promo-driven electric vehicle Shoe car. It’s a two-seater that can travel 180+ miles on a single charge. AoKang hopes to sell 40 of these vehicles and they’re selling them for $6500/each.

    The only value Jubbling sees here is an opportunity for a playdate between shoe car guy and Beijing’s egg house living man. Inhabitat
  • Playdate Egg House Man and AoKang Shoe Car Guy

    Summer Rayne Oakes

  • Summer Rayne Oakes Wears One Dress for Entire Month of March – Model and environmental activist, Summer Rayne Oakes, is going to wear one outfit for the entire month of March. Her odyssey is being tracked on the UniformProject.com website and we think it’s great idea. Yes, she’ll accessorize daily (that’s how you get sponsors like Payless to pitch in) and her cause this month is charity : water. If I could get a sponsor, I would do the same thing without accessorizing. I’d even throw in the not-bathing. Treehugger.com
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    NQJW Sixth Edition: How To Get Your Man To Go Organic, Wasteful Packaging, Wiz Khalifa Eco-Friendly Tour, Projecto Kombi: Human Powered VW Van

    Stories that are not quite Jub-Worthy There are stories out there that merit the cycle of agonizing over our thoughts and limited writing abilities for four hours, and others that might be interesting but are just as well represented by a link. Here are those links.

  • How to Get Your Man to Go OrganicAccording to British scientists, 30 of the 37 pesticides found in the non-organic food that the man in your life eats lowers his testosterone level and will make him less manly. So how do you motivate your organic food-resistant man to eat more organic fruits and vegetables? Jubbling thinks you should just tell him that his boobs are getting bigger than yours. TheDailyGreen.com
  • The Stupidity of Wasteful Packaging Keeps Reaching New Depths – Dell Computer has created a super successful model that most companies try to emulate but their kryptonite might just be mailing 65 screws to a single customer. Martin Ørding-Thomsen orders computer parts from Dell Computer and over the last four years, he has documented how he received them:

    Sixty-five screws, each one in their own padded envelope and then packed into a single box Dell ships sixty-five screws in individual padded packages.
    CMOS batteries, which are a bit larger than a watch battery, were shipped individually in padded boxes or envelopes. Dell ships replacement CMOS batteries in padded boxes.
    Shipping box Dell used to send 8 mounting screws. (One pair per box.) Dell ships 8 mounting screws a pair at a time in 4 padded boxes.

    In related news from MNN.com, [Dell’s] Beth Johnson named ‘Woman to Watch’ in sustainability. Gizmodo
  • Wiz Khalifa Green Carpet Tour - Campus Consciousness

  • Wiz Khalifa to Get Eco-Friendly on ‘Green Carpet’ Tour – Might as well go green and embark on the eco-friendly Campus Consciousness Tour. Mr. Khalifa believes in green and appreciates organic especially after completing the “Waken Baken Tour” in 2010. Billboard
  • Projecto Kombi: People-Powered Cardboard Flintstone Van Hits the Streets of São Paulo – “Projecto Kombi” hopes to make a statement about the pollution created by heavy traffic on the streets of São Paulo Brazil. The way they’re making that statement is by building a people-powered VW camper van that members of the group can ‘drive’ around attracting attention from motorist and pedestrians to their cause. They call it an “urban intervention.”

    Whatever works and delivers their message I guess. But, if they really wanted to accurately drive a VW van, one of the “Flintstones” inside the vehicle should stand behind it and be ready to push it up the hills. Inhabitat

  • Projecto Combi Ocupeacidade


    Easy Bake Oven No More?

    “The only way you’re taking my Easy-Bake Oven from me is if you pry it out of my dead cold dirty hands”
    Little Keith M.
    Scottsdale, AZ

    Easy-Bake Oven from Hasbro

    All hell is going to break loose as one of the first victims, the Easy-Bake Oven, is going to be discontinued thanks to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and the push toward more eco – sustainable lighting. The problem with the original oven is its use of 100 watt incandescent light bulbs which will be phased out and no longer manufactured as of 2012.

    Parents are already lining up to vent on behalf of their kids and their Easy-Bake Ovens:

    “My kid wanted to be the next Rachael Ray. Now, without his Easy-Bake Oven, he’ll probably end up a crackhead.”

    UPDATE: Swooping in like a hero, Hasbro has announced that it is currently working on an Easy-Bake Oven replacement – The Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven. No word on exactly how it will cook the individual cake and/or cookie but wouldn’t it be great if it involved a kid pedaling a bicycle? Just sayin.


    NQJW BREAKING NEWS: Stomachs In Malawi Are Growling About A Possible Ban On Flatulence

    Malawi row over whether new law bans farting – Finally, a precedent setting bill is released that could make breaking wind in public a misdemeanor. Thank you Malawi! The bill states that:

    “Any person who vitiates the atmosphere in any place so as to make it noxious to the public to the health of persons in general dwelling or carrying on business in the neighbourhood or passing along a public way shall be guilty of a misdemeanour.”

    Yes, it’s about methane, a greenhouse gas, but making this law stand the test might depend an investigators ability to capture DNA evidence from the suspected toot or the old line about “he who smelt it, delt it” might come into play and put the blame on the accuser. If this bill passes and makes its way to Malawi’s Supreme Court, its chance for success is probably dependent on what the justices ate the night before. BBC

    Malawi Flatulence Ban