Green Tips

Spring Cleaning: 6 Green Tips to Organize and Simplify Your Home Spring Cleaning: 6 Green Tips to Organize and Simplify Your Home

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Spruce Supermarket: 4 Tasty Treats You Can Make with Spruce Tree Tips Spruce Supermarket: 4 Tasty Treats You Can Make with Spruce Tree Tips

When you go for a walk in the woods, do you glance around and consider which... 

Tips for a Greener Thanksgiving Tips for a Greener Thanksgiving

Blogger Diane MacEachern of Big Green Purse offers 10 simple tips to green your... 

Button Up Your Home- get ready for winter Button Up Your Home- get ready for winter

As the seasons begin to change your family migrates indoors for the winter, a lot... 

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Green Tech

Nobel Prize Awarded for Blue LEDs Nobel Prize Awarded for Blue LEDs

The Nobel Prize in physics this year has been awarded to three scientists, Isamu... 

Fuel-Free Plastics Manufacturing Fuel-Free Plastics Manufacturing

Plastics manufacturing is typically a double consumer of petrochemicals, using them... 

Navy Demonstrates Fuel From Seawater Production Navy Demonstrates Fuel From Seawater Production

A team of US Navy research scientists has developed a method to produce liquid fuel... 

Ontario Completely Off Coal Ontario Completely Off Coal

The Canadian province of Ontario has officially shut down its last coal burning... 

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Recycle

Why Building With Bottles Makes Sense Why Building With Bottles Makes Sense

Here at Build Abroad , we have found that it is best to build with local materials. Local materials can vary from mud bricks to bamboo depending on the region, but the one thing they have in common is they are easily accessible and cheap. We are very intrigued by a recent method of constructing with recycled bottles , because in some countries these... [Read more from this category]

Dimitri Tsykalov Carves Fruits and Vegetables into Creepy-Yet-Still-Delicious Skulls Dimitri Tsykalov Carves Fruits and Vegetables into Creepy-Yet-Still-Delicious Skulls

Read the rest of Dimitri Tsykalov Carves Fruits and Vegetables into Creepy-Yet-Still-Delicious Skulls Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carved fruit , compostable art , Dimitri Tsykalov , eco-art , edible art , fruit , fruit and vegetable skulls , fruit carving , Fruit skulls , Gardening , green design , halloween , melon , melons ,... [Read more from this category]

Help to Transform Weapons of Conflict into Wearable Symbols of Peace Help to Transform Weapons of Conflict into Wearable Symbols of Peace

Cambodia has had nearly 3 million tons of bombs dropped on it in the past century, and most of their remains still lie scattered across the country , maiming and killing hundreds of people every year.  The Purple Buddha Project upcycles these weapons of war  in Cambodia, creating peace jewelry from pieces of UXO (un-exploded ordinances), bomb shells,... [Read more from this category]

Vinylize Turns Burlap Coffee Sacks into Modern Urban Travel Bags Vinylize Turns Burlap Coffee Sacks into Modern Urban Travel Bags

Recently the folks over at  Vinylize  – known for their groovy recycled goods – got their hands on a bunch of burlap coffee bean bags from all over the world from local roasters. No strangers to repurposing, the company collaborated with a local leather goods producer in Hungary  and came up with the concept of a bag which could be... [Read more from this category]

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Green Living

Pope Francis Officially Endorses Evolution and The Big Bang Theory Pope Francis Officially Endorses Evolution and The Big Bang Theory

Pope Francis has continued to turn heads as the most liberal pope in decades by declaring that “the Catholic Church sees no conflict between science and religion” and stating that he accepts the universe was created in a Big Bang rather than what is detailed in the Book of Genesis. While he is not the first pope to side with science over... [Read more from this category]

Himalayan Viagra Causes Fungal Gold-Rush in the Tibetan Plateaus Himalayan Viagra Causes Fungal Gold-Rush in the Tibetan Plateaus

High in the Himalayas grows a highly sought after medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra. And while many global leaders fail to enact policies to protect their own resources, two remote Tibetan communities who harvest the fungus have managed to implement a system to secure a sustainable harvest year after year. Using an innovative resource management... [Read more from this category]

Austria’s Hotel Daniel Gets a LoftCube Penthouse! Austria’s Hotel Daniel Gets a LoftCube Penthouse!

Read the rest of Austria’s Hotel Daniel Gets a LoftCube Penthouse! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Austria , crane-lifted penthouse , eco design , graz , green design , hotel Daniel , loft cube , Loftcube , pop up penthouse , prefab design , studio aisslinger , sustainable design More: Austria’s Hotel Daniel Gets a LoftCube... [Read more from this category]

Get Ready to Flip Out Over the reCAP Flip Cap Mason Jar Lids, Now on Kickstarter Get Ready to Flip Out Over the reCAP Flip Cap Mason Jar Lids, Now on Kickstarter

Who doesn’t love Mason jars ? Not only are they great for canning tomatoes and other preserves at home, they’re also ideal for storing everything from bulk food to craft supplies. The problem with the average Mason jar is the 2-part lid that has to be fussed with—anyone who’s dealt with leaking jars can relate to this all too well.... [Read more from this category]

Why Building With Bottles Makes Sense Why Building With Bottles Makes Sense

Here at Build Abroad , we have found that it is best to build with local materials. Local materials can vary from mud bricks to bamboo depending on the region, but the one thing they have in common is they are easily accessible and cheap. We are very intrigued by a recent method of constructing with recycled bottles , because in some countries these... [Read more from this category]

Empathy Garden is an Immersive Space that Combines Sustainable Design with Music and Nature Empathy Garden is an Immersive Space that Combines Sustainable Design with Music and Nature

Empathy Garden was designed as a hybrid space—a meeting point, a stage for events, and a showcase for farm products. It’s a place where people and plants can thrive together in harmony, and their actions are converted into a tangible soundscape. The key concept of the project is empathy; the ability to perceive the world outside ourselves,... [Read more from this category]

Urban Skärvet Neighborhood Will Have a Lush Park at its Heart in Sweden Urban Skärvet Neighborhood Will Have a Lush Park at its Heart in Sweden

Read the rest of Urban Skärvet Neighborhood Will Have a Lush Park at its Heart in Sweden Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture competiton , green architecture , green design , green neighborhood , Kjellander + Sjöberg , Skärvet neighborhood , Sweden , swedish architects , urban block design See original here: Urban Skärvet... [Read more from this category]

Spanish Artist Lucas Munoz Challenges You to Get Some Sweet Air on His Stone Skateboards Spanish Artist Lucas Munoz Challenges You to Get Some Sweet Air on His Stone Skateboards

Read the rest of Spanish Artist Lucas Munoz Challenges You to Get Some Sweet Air on His Stone Skateboards Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , Bastardism , Design Academy Eindhoven , Foundations Collection , Lucas Munoz , Spanish artists , stone skateboard , urban art , Urban design Go here to see the original:  Spanish Artist... [Read more from this category]

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