Green Tips

13 Green Tips That Can Save You Over $5,000 A Year 13 Green Tips That Can Save You Over $5,000 A Year

Simple shifts to greener versions of the products you already buy can save you... 

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 Thanksgiving.... 

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Green Tech

The Surprising Green Lining at 2017 NAIAS The Surprising Green Lining at 2017 NAIAS

For an EcoGeek, there were many surprises at the 2017 edition of the North American... 

Department of Defense Seeks Biodegradable Bullets Department of Defense Seeks Biodegradable Bullets

Calling all engineers: The Department of Defense is on the lookout for a new bullet... 

Apple’s New Headphones Aren’t So Eco-Friendly Apple’s New Headphones Aren’t So Eco-Friendly

As electronics take over every part of our lives, the need for easy-to-recycle gadgets... 

3 Reasons Why You Should Try Home Automation 3 Reasons Why You Should Try Home Automation

As new technology makes the world smarter, our homes are being transformed by gadgets... 

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Recycle

Minimalist Urban Nomad Kit lets travelers carry traces of home in a small wooden basket Minimalist Urban Nomad Kit lets travelers carry traces of home in a small wooden basket

Living a nomadic lifestyle just got a little more Zen thanks to the Japanese-inspired Nomad Life Kit. Mexican designer Geraldo Osio has created a minimalist wooden basket that carries a handful of basic necessities inside so travelers can have a sense of a home anywhere they go. All of the items in the kit are all manufactured by Japanese craftsmen... [Read more from this category]

Affordable housing for disabled veterans marries wellness and sustainability in Los Angeles Affordable housing for disabled veterans marries wellness and sustainability in Los Angeles

Great architecture goes beyond building four walls—it’s about empowering individuals and building communities. That philosophy is embodied in the 2017 AIA award-winning project, Six Affordable Veteran Housing. Designed by Brooks + Scarpa , this beautiful LEED Platinum-certified project offers support services, rehab, and affordable housing to disabled... [Read more from this category]

Italian farmhouse transformed into exquisitely sustainable summer retreat Italian farmhouse transformed into exquisitely sustainable summer retreat

Minimalist sophistication may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Italian farm houses, but designer Andrew Trotter’s first architectural project, Masseria Moroseta, is full of surprises. Renovated with locally-sourced materials, the contemporary Italian summer retreat, located on the coast of Puglia, is a stunning example... [Read more from this category]

IKEA introduces Sladda, a chainless bike built for urban mobility IKEA introduces Sladda, a chainless bike built for urban mobility

The next time you walk into an IKEA store , you might just be able to leave with a new bicycle. While it may seem to be a strange direction for a furniture company to take, the expansion into transportation connects with the company’s larger vision of sustainability . With more and more people moving to dense urban areas, car ownership is becoming... [Read more from this category]

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Green Living

Surprising new study shows deadly feedback loop of soil warming Surprising new study shows deadly feedback loop of soil warming

Unexpectedly high carbon emissions from warming soil highlight the benefits of land restoration. Continued here: Surprising new study shows deadly feedback loop of soil warming  Read More →

Minimalist Urban Nomad Kit lets travelers carry traces of home in a small wooden basket Minimalist Urban Nomad Kit lets travelers carry traces of home in a small wooden basket

Living a nomadic lifestyle just got a little more Zen thanks to the Japanese-inspired Nomad Life Kit. Mexican designer Geraldo Osio has created a minimalist wooden basket that carries a handful of basic necessities inside so travelers can have a sense of a home anywhere they go. All of the items in the kit are all manufactured by Japanese craftsmen... [Read more from this category]

Australian minister says coal power can help reduce CO2 emissions Australian minister says coal power can help reduce CO2 emissions

Don’t throw out your climate science books just yet, folks. Australian resources minister Matt Canavan recently said burning a certain kind of coal could help the country slash its overall carbon emissions . He commissioned a study conducted by the Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science that reportedly claimed the country could reduce... [Read more from this category]

Wyoming architects convert former hayloft into light-filled guest home Wyoming architects convert former hayloft into light-filled guest home

Nothing tugs at our country-loving hearts quite like a good barn conversion . With this minimalist renovation in Wyoming, Carney Logan Burke Architects transformed a weathered farm building into a refined, light-filled guest house. Using reclaimed materials to help offset the project’s environmental impact, the firm deftly retains the original... [Read more from this category]

Wyoming lawmakers launch bill that would ban selling renewable energy Wyoming lawmakers launch bill that would ban selling renewable energy

In a move that puts the “R” in regressive, a group of Republican lawmakers in Wyoming just launched a bill that would effectively ban selling wind and solar power in the state. The measure proposes to fine utilities for purchasing energy produced by large-scale renewable power projects. According to Inside Climate News , the bill is chiefly sponsored... [Read more from this category]

Aquarium Zebra shark learns how to reproduce without her male partner Aquarium Zebra shark learns how to reproduce without her male partner

A female zebra shark ( Stegostoma fasciatum ) in Australia has learned to live, and reproduce, without a male counterpart. The shark, which lives in an aquarium , is one of only three animals documented that once reproduced sexually – she had a male partner for around 13 years – and then switched to reproducing asexually. Now scientists... [Read more from this category]

Affordable housing for disabled veterans marries wellness and sustainability in Los Angeles Affordable housing for disabled veterans marries wellness and sustainability in Los Angeles

Great architecture goes beyond building four walls—it’s about empowering individuals and building communities. That philosophy is embodied in the 2017 AIA award-winning project, Six Affordable Veteran Housing. Designed by Brooks + Scarpa , this beautiful LEED Platinum-certified project offers support services, rehab, and affordable housing to disabled... [Read more from this category]

UK architect helps locals rebuild Nepal temple destroyed by earthquake UK architect helps locals rebuild Nepal temple destroyed by earthquake

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that battered Nepal in 2015 damaged 100 homes, killed three people, and devastated what many consider to be the country’s oldest Hindu temple in Changu Village alone. Slowly locals are rebuilding their beloved Changu Narayan temple with help from a British architect, who also helped restore Angkor Wat in Cambodia... [Read more from this category]

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