FilterForGood is a program on a mission. Through the Web site http://www.FilterForGood.com, consumers can pledge to switch to a reusable water bottle filled with home-filtered water. At the same time, they can pitch in to help make safe drinking water available worldwide. For each FilterForGood refillable bottle purchased between now and the end of the year, a $4 donation, up to $25,000, will be made to the Blue Planet Run Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to provide safe drinking water to 200 million people by 2027.
On Sunday, the world’s largest solar powered footbridge was opened to the public in Brisbane’s Central Business District. About 36,500 people are expected to use the new Kurilpa Bridge each week to walk or bike across the Brisbane River between the CBD and the arts precinct at South Bank. The bridge, which has been described as looking like knitting needles, is not only one of the longest footbridges, but also features a sophisticated LED lighting scheme that is powered by the sun and can produce a number of different lighting effects.
In the 19th century, Dutch consumer electronics giant Philips (PHG) made its name as one of the first manufacturers of lightbulbs. Almost 120 years later, new lighting technologies and increased global demand for energy-efficient goods is offering a unique opportunity for growth. And Philips, the world’s biggest lighting company with $10 billion in annual sales, is at the forefront of what Philips Lighting CEO Rudy Provoost calls "the most profound change the industry has witnessed since the invention of the electric light."