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

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... 

CETO Produces Wave Power and Freshwater CETO Produces Wave Power and Freshwater

A new, grid-tied offshore wave energy project called CETO is being readied off the... 

Nontoxic Flame Retardants from Whey Nontoxic Flame Retardants from Whey

Whey is generally a waste byproduct from cheese- and yogurt-making. Producers need... 

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Recycle

Emeco’s New Su Stool Captures the Spirit of the Navy Chair With Recycled Materials Emeco’s New Su Stool Captures the Spirit of the Navy Chair With Recycled Materials

Design lovers are sure to be familiar with Emeco ‘s 1006 Navy Chair – a classic seat that was originally designed for the US Navy but found popular appeal due to its simplicity, durability, and light weight. Emeco recently called upon Nendo to design Su – a new stool that embodies the spirit of the classic Navy Chair. The stool has... [Read more from this category]

CC441: Tokyo’s First Shipping Container Art Gallery Warmed Up With Interior Timber Panels CC441: Tokyo’s First Shipping Container Art Gallery Warmed Up With Interior Timber Panels

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BC’s First Earthship is Still Standing Strong, and Growing Ever Greener BC’s First Earthship is Still Standing Strong, and Growing Ever Greener

In July 2009, Sandra Burkholder and her family began building an Earthship ;  a sustainable house built with used tires and pop cans. Known as the Darfield Earthship , the home features green building methods, water conservation, organic growing techniques, and renewable energy. In 2011, this inspiring project won $5,000 in the So Nice “A Better... [Read more from this category]

Soninke Buffet: Wings Made of Recycled Slats and Inspired by the Tribal Patterns of Africa Soninke Buffet: Wings Made of Recycled Slats and Inspired by the Tribal Patterns of Africa

Soninke by Davide G Aquini is a buffet with wings that are entirely covered with slats that are used to shield furniture during the lacquering process. After being used several times, these slats, which assume a characteristic striped pattern, are normally discarded. Upcycling is the starting point of the project, but the end result is a layered-reading... [Read more from this category]

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Green Living

Emeco’s New Su Stool Captures the Spirit of the Navy Chair With Recycled Materials Emeco’s New Su Stool Captures the Spirit of the Navy Chair With Recycled Materials

Design lovers are sure to be familiar with Emeco ‘s 1006 Navy Chair – a classic seat that was originally designed for the US Navy but found popular appeal due to its simplicity, durability, and light weight. Emeco recently called upon Nendo to design Su – a new stool that embodies the spirit of the classic Navy Chair. The stool has... [Read more from this category]

INFOGRAPHIC: A Look at Earth’s Oceans, and How We Can Help to Keep Them Healthy INFOGRAPHIC: A Look at Earth’s Oceans, and How We Can Help to Keep Them Healthy

Did you know that our tears have the same percentage of salt as seawater? Or that 90% of the ocean is yet unmapped, and would take 125 years to explore? Most people aren’t aware of just how vital our oceans are, or that untold damage has been done to them over the past half-century. In the last decade alone, 600,000 barrels of oil have been accidentally... [Read more from this category]

System D’s Compact Ozone Generator Makes Dirty Water Sparkle Using Zero Chlorine System D’s Compact Ozone Generator Makes Dirty Water Sparkle Using Zero Chlorine

System D has designed a compact ozone generator that can provide clean sterilized water anywhere. At the heart of this system is an electric powered “corona discharge” ozone generator that converts oxygen in the air (O2) to ozone (O3). The air is then injected into water. Ozone is a powerful oxidizer, way more powerful than chlorine. In... [Read more from this category]

Prefabricated 240-ton KHM26 House Wrapped in a Steel Shell Was Transported by Boat to its Final Site Prefabricated 240-ton KHM26 House Wrapped in a Steel Shell Was Transported by Boat to its Final Site

Read the rest of Prefabricated 240-ton KHM26 House Wrapped in a Steel Shell Was Transported by Boat to its Final Site Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “dutch architecture” , Dutch Architects , house transported by boat , KHM26 house , KHM26 house Netherlands , Pikmeer lake KHM26 house , Tim Piët and Jos Blom , transportable... [Read more from this category]

CC441: Tokyo’s First Shipping Container Art Gallery Warmed Up With Interior Timber Panels CC441: Tokyo’s First Shipping Container Art Gallery Warmed Up With Interior Timber Panels

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BC’s First Earthship is Still Standing Strong, and Growing Ever Greener BC’s First Earthship is Still Standing Strong, and Growing Ever Greener

In July 2009, Sandra Burkholder and her family began building an Earthship ;  a sustainable house built with used tires and pop cans. Known as the Darfield Earthship , the home features green building methods, water conservation, organic growing techniques, and renewable energy. In 2011, this inspiring project won $5,000 in the So Nice “A Better... [Read more from this category]

MIT Develops Brilliant Graphite Sponge that Converts Solar Energy into Steam MIT Develops Brilliant Graphite Sponge that Converts Solar Energy into Steam

Researchers at MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering have developed a simple, graphite and carbon-based sponge that soaks up water and heats it using the sun’s rays. The sponge converts the water into steam that can then be used for water purification or as a power source. With low-cost materials and an 85 percent efficiency rate, the... [Read more from this category]

Colorful Binishell Dome Homes Made from Inflatable Concrete for Roughly $3,5000 Colorful Binishell Dome Homes Made from Inflatable Concrete for Roughly $3,5000

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