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

Solar Impulse Begins Round-the-World Journey Solar Impulse Begins Round-the-World Journey

Earlier this week, the Solar Impulse aircraft took off from Abu Dhabi on the first... 

Solar-Powered Window Sensors for Smarter Buildings Solar-Powered Window Sensors for Smarter Buildings

Sensors are the next step needed on the road to developing smarter buildings, and... 

Who Cares About the 2015 Green Car of the Year? Who Cares About the 2015 Green Car of the Year?

One thing we’ve looked for in our annual coverage of the North American International... 

Solar-Powered, Concrete Hull Boat Solar-Powered, Concrete Hull Boat

Carter Quillen is an engineer who bought an old, concrete hulled sail boat named... 

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Recycle

Nine Stories gorgeous Elsie cabinets up cycle automotive metal from junk yards Nine Stories gorgeous Elsie cabinets up cycle automotive metal from junk yards

Nine Stories Furniture Company’s new upcycled Elsie cabinets made their debut at the Architectural Digest’s MADE  show this month. The series of casegoods transforms sheet metal from old cars found in junkyards into unique cabinets for any room in your home. Each custom Elsie cabinet pays tribute to its material’s past, with the metal’s textures... [Read more from this category]

From trash to Transformers: A father-son team earns over $160,000 building giant robots from junk From trash to Transformers: A father-son team earns over $160,000 building giant robots from junk

Read the rest of From trash to Transformers: A father-son team earns over $160,000 building giant robots from junk Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: china , creative forms of income , recycled scrap metal , recycled transformers models , Tranformers , transformers models Read the original here: From trash to Transformers: A father-son... [Read more from this category]

The world’s first functional ‘human-powered’ cardboard treadmill is a confusing feat The world’s first functional ‘human-powered’ cardboard treadmill is a confusing feat

Click here to view the embedded video. We’ve seen cardboard bikes , surfboards and a huge amount of cardboard furniture , but in what must be a world-first, Lue Nuwame—better known as Homemade Game Guru—has created a cardboard treadmill . And it works! Sort of. Built for a fraction of the cost of a regular motorized treadmill, the cardboard... [Read more from this category]

Biodegradable plastics may not break down more quickly in landfills Biodegradable plastics may not break down more quickly in landfills

Plastic products labeled as ‘biodegradable’ may not decompose any more quickly than standard plastics , according to new information. A new study by Susan Selke and Rafael Auras in the ACS journal  Environmental Science & Technology  reveals that plastics claiming to be biodegradable have not in fact broken down at an accelerated... [Read more from this category]

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Green Living

New Zealand guest house fits luxurious living in a tiny space New Zealand guest house fits luxurious living in a tiny space

Read the rest of New Zealand guest house fits luxurious living in a tiny space Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cedar shutters , environmentally friendly design , green architecture , green design , guest house architecture , guest house designs , guests houses , natural home , New Zealand architecture , New Zealand guest house , small... [Read more from this category]

INFOGRAPHIC: Tips to lower your carbon footprint INFOGRAPHIC: Tips to lower your carbon footprint

Lowering your carbon footprint at home depends on limiting your electricity usage, since electricity accounts for the majority of residential carbon emissions . If you can’t move to wind or solar, your best option is finding ways to reduce how much electricity you use. This infographic provides a wealth of tips for lowing your carbon footprint... [Read more from this category]

Nine Stories gorgeous Elsie cabinets up cycle automotive metal from junk yards Nine Stories gorgeous Elsie cabinets up cycle automotive metal from junk yards

Nine Stories Furniture Company’s new upcycled Elsie cabinets made their debut at the Architectural Digest’s MADE  show this month. The series of casegoods transforms sheet metal from old cars found in junkyards into unique cabinets for any room in your home. Each custom Elsie cabinet pays tribute to its material’s past, with the metal’s textures... [Read more from this category]

Dazed and infused: the Porthole, by Crucial Detail Dazed and infused: the Porthole, by Crucial Detail

007 likes his cocktails shaken, not stirred, but the innovative Porthole creates flavorful cocktails through cold infusion while acting as the main centerpiece in any setting. Originally designed as a custom piece by Martin Kastner of Crucial Detail for the Aviary , a cutting-edge contemporary cocktail lounge in Chicago, the Porthole quickly grew a... [Read more from this category]

INFOGRAPHIC: Why the shipping container revolution became popular INFOGRAPHIC: Why the shipping container revolution became popular

Cargotecture is one of our favorite topics on Inhabitat and it should be no wonder why—building with shipping containers can be an affordable way to provide high-quality housing. Inside Portable Accommodation , a company that specializes in portable buildings, has also caught on to the booming shipping container revolution in architecture. In celebration... [Read more from this category]

France’s oldest tree, alive since Louis IX, hides treehouse chapels within its trunk France’s oldest tree, alive since Louis IX, hides treehouse chapels within its trunk

Read the rest of France’s oldest tree, alive since Louis IX, hides treehouse chapels within its trunk Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Allouville-Bellefosse , Architecture , Botanical , carved tree , Chêne Chapelle , france , oak chapel , Treehouses View post: France’s oldest tree, alive since Louis IX, hides treehouse chapels... [Read more from this category]

Smarter traffic light programming could help cut carbon emissions, MIT study shows Smarter traffic light programming could help cut carbon emissions, MIT study shows

Idling cars create unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions , so common sense indicates that less time sitting in traffic would lead to a cleaner world. A new study by researchers at MIT shows how reprogramming traffic signals could lead to fewer traffic jams and a world with lower carbon emissions. Read the rest of Smarter traffic light programming could... [Read more from this category]

Unexpected Aurora Skyscraper purifies air and water in Chernobyl Unexpected Aurora Skyscraper purifies air and water in Chernobyl

Read the rest of Unexpected Aurora Skyscraper purifies air and water in Chernobyl Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air purification , chernobyl , environmental destruction , eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2015 , nuclear disaster , nuclear power , skyscraper , Solar Power , water purification Go here to read the rest: Unexpected Aurora... [Read more from this category]

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