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 Powered Airplane ‘Explores The Impossible’ Solar Powered Airplane ‘Explores The Impossible’

When you get on an airplane to fly across the country – or even across the ocean... 

Recycle Your Cell Phone Already Recycle Your Cell Phone Already

Cell phone recycling positively impacts the environment. According to About News... 

5 Smart Garden Products For The Techy Gardener 5 Smart Garden Products For The Techy Gardener

Contrary to popular opinion, technology and nature are by no means mutually exclusive.... 

Plants Powering Eco Tech? Peek These 3 Innovations! Plants Powering Eco Tech? Peek These 3 Innovations!

Our world revolves around technology. Rarely do we see a person without their iPad... 

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Recycle

Medieval village ruins converted into an art school unveil past secrets Medieval village ruins converted into an art school unveil past secrets

Once the stomping grounds of Celtic tribes, Roman armies, and famed painters like Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, this tiny village made from stone has enjoyed a colorful history thanks to its location along the ancient La Via Domita, the first paved trade route that passed through the Luberon Valley to link Italy and Hispania. The cluster of stone... [Read more from this category]

SCAD artist weaves sustainably sourced yarns into vibrant environmental art and stories SCAD artist weaves sustainably sourced yarns into vibrant environmental art and stories

The Heart of the Hive takes inspiration from the traditional yarn weaving craft Ojos de Dios—Spanish for “eye of God”—used by many indigenous peoples in the Americas as a meditative and spiritual practice. Hagerty modified the Ojos de Dios’ standard four-point shape into a hexagonal form akin to the shapes found in honeycomb . The colorful... [Read more from this category]

ByFusion turns all types of ocean plastic into eco-friendly construction blocks ByFusion turns all types of ocean plastic into eco-friendly construction blocks

The problem of ocean waste, particularly the plastic variety , is a big one, and many creative people are working on ways to clean it up. Finding ways to repurpose the plastic debris  collected from the ocean is one component of that, and the U.S.-based startup ByFusion has responded with technology that recycles ocean plastic into durable construction... [Read more from this category]

6 abandoned grain silos repurposed into swanky modern homes 6 abandoned grain silos repurposed into swanky modern homes

1. Midcentury grain silo home in Phoenix, Arizona Our favorite grain silo conversion project is this beautiful silo tiny home completed by architect Christoph Kaiser . Kaiser purchased the mid-century structure from a Kansas farmer and transported it to downtown Phoenix, where he reassembled and renovated the silo into a cozy 340-square-foot dwelling.... [Read more from this category]

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Green Living

What does Hillary Clinton need to do to win over climate hawk voters? What does Hillary Clinton need to do to win over climate hawk voters?

Many climate hawk voters flocked to Bernie Sanders during the Democratic presidential primaries, drawn to the Vermont senator’s call for a WWII-scale mobilization to save human civilization from catastrophic climate change. But where will Sanders supporters go now that Hillary Clinton is officially the Democratic nominee in the race for the White... [Read more from this category]

North Carolina home embodies the spirit of Raleigh’s first progressive street car neighborhood North Carolina home embodies the spirit of Raleigh’s first progressive street car neighborhood

The design doesn’t aim to mimic the architecture of the surrounding buildings, but tries to embody the spirit of the neighborhood. Four levels of living spaces are framed by two board-framed concrete walls that stretch from the public sidewalk into the site and the private service access area. A multi-level circulation gallery hall flows through... [Read more from this category]

Efficient "ice battery" provides 24/7 cooling for your home Efficient "ice battery" provides 24/7 cooling for your home

The eco-friendly and cost-effective “ice battery” method of residential indoor climate control has been around for more than a decade, but one company still believes it is the answer to inefficient air conditioning units. California-based Ice Energy is the company that makes Ice Bears for both residential and commercial installations. The cooling... [Read more from this category]

Insane video shows Siberian ground bubbling like a "wobbling waterbed" Insane video shows Siberian ground bubbling like a "wobbling waterbed"

Siberia is no stranger to weird geological phenomena. Adding to the list of the area’s vast holes and craters is a bubbling tundra on the island of Belyy. Environmental researchers found a site where the Earth wobbles like a waterbed when stepped upon. Their best guess to explain the mysterious quivering is methane released by melting permafrost... [Read more from this category]

Branching addition cuts through existing Swiss farmhouse to increase structural integrity Branching addition cuts through existing Swiss farmhouse to increase structural integrity

The concrete structure branches inside the old barn, allowing it to be easily converted into two residential units. Made up from board-marked concrete and extending across all three floors of the building, the addition forms doorway arches, service islands, and holds all the bathroom and kitchen accommodations and storage spaces . Related: Stacked... [Read more from this category]

Brick-laying robot stacks 1,000 bricks an hour to build a house in 2 days Brick-laying robot stacks 1,000 bricks an hour to build a house in 2 days

A new automated, truck-mounted robot can build a house in two days , moving four times faster than human construction workers. Hadrian X by the Australian company Fastbrick Robotics Limited can reportedly lay as many as 1,000 bricks per hour and, because robots don’t need lunch breaks, Hadrian X can work around the clock. The company’s impressive... [Read more from this category]

The big lesson big companies can teach their utilities The big lesson big companies can teach their utilities

It’s about embedding sustainability in your business model. For power providers, that starts with a more thoughtful approach to building new plants. See the rest here: The big lesson big companies can teach their utilities  Read More →

Handsome House XL is constructed almost entirely from cross-laminated timber Handsome House XL is constructed almost entirely from cross-laminated timber

Located on the outskirts of a new residential area, House XL comprises two gabled volumes that lie parallel to one another and are connected by a third gabled volume perpendicularly placed. All three volumes extrude past the slatted timber and glazed facades to provide shade from the sun . The two parallel volumes are clad in black panels while the... [Read more from this category]

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