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 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... 

Is BEHA the Greenest Plane, or a Kitchen Sink? Is BEHA the Greenest Plane, or a Kitchen Sink?

Most people thought the triplane was a relic of the past, an ungainly aircraft from... 

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Recycle

Sew Much Style upcycles vintage men’s suits into stylin’ messenger bags Sew Much Style upcycles vintage men’s suits into stylin’ messenger bags

Designer Terry Lischka’s innovative bags transform thrift store men’s items into fashion-forward unisex messenger bags . Designing under the name Sew Much Style , Lichska scours thrift stores for disused suits and ties, then gives them a new life as part of a line of accessories. Fashions may come and go, but Sew Much Style loves upcycling quality... [Read more from this category]

Minnow lamp shades are made from New Zealand Macrocarpa and laser-cut bamboo Minnow lamp shades are made from New Zealand Macrocarpa and laser-cut bamboo

Read the rest of Minnow lamp shades are made from New Zealand Macrocarpa and laser-cut bamboo Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bamboo Lamp , green lighting , lamp design , light shade , Minnow Twist , New Zealand , old internet cables , pendant lamp , pendant light , Recycled Materials , reused materials , sustainable lamp See more... [Read more from this category]

Loo-cy helps one Maryland man clear snow while sitting on the can Loo-cy helps one Maryland man clear snow while sitting on the can

The northeastern US has been inundated with snow over the past month, but one Maryland man has found a way to bring a smile to the faces of passersby with his rather unique snowplow. Dubbed “Loo-cy”, David Goldberg’s sidewalk snow plow is manned from atop a toilet , and the rig is fully equipped with loo paper and a magazine rack—though... [Read more from this category]

Sustainability is key at the Bamboo Cottages resort in Vietnam Sustainability is key at the Bamboo Cottages resort in Vietnam

Bamboo Cottages is a family owned, 19-room boutique beach resort located on Phu Quoc Island , Vietnam. It was established with the goal of positively impacting the local community, by supporting local education and providing jobs as well as preserving and cultivating its natural environment. Sustainability is the primary focus of this resort, with... [Read more from this category]

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Green Living

Award-winning biomason grows bricks from sand and bacteria to reduce CO2 emissions Award-winning biomason grows bricks from sand and bacteria to reduce CO2 emissions

It takes an enormous amount of energy and resources to produce simple building materials such as concrete, bricks, and asphalt – however Ginger Krieg Dosier has developed a low-impact way to simply grow building blocks instead! Her award-winning company Biomason recently received 500,000 EUR (about $560,000 USD) from the 2013 Postcode Lottery... [Read more from this category]

9 Exceptionally delicious (and easy) vegan meals you can make on a budget 9 Exceptionally delicious (and easy) vegan meals you can make on a budget

Read the rest of 9 Exceptionally delicious (and easy) vegan meals you can make on a budget Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bean fritters , beans , budget meals , burrito , cheap vegan meal ideas , congee , healthy budget meals , healthy budget recipes , healthy meal ideas , lentils , Moroccan stew , mujadara , mujadarah , Onigiri ,... [Read more from this category]

These sensory-friendly clothes make it easier to keep autistic kids safe These sensory-friendly clothes make it easier to keep autistic kids safe

Parents of autistic children have a lot to keep tabs on. One of the most frightening tendencies for some children with autism is the tendency to wander off, which can be dangerous or even life-threatening, depending on the surroundings. Independence Day Clothing has created a smart, fashionable answer to this problem. They’ve embedded a tiny... [Read more from this category]

HOW TO: Make decadent and delightfully spicy Mexican hot chocolate HOW TO: Make decadent and delightfully spicy Mexican hot chocolate

Looking for a way to stave off those winter chills? Try this delicious and comforting recipe for Mexican hot chocolate that’s sure to warm your insides and put an instant smile on your face. Made with vegan ingredients, this decadent hot chocolate is easy to whip up and has a delightfully spicy kick thanks to the addition of cayenne pepper. Read... [Read more from this category]

Stunning Sculptural Sound Walls Sweep Across Melbourne’s Freeway Stunning Sculptural Sound Walls Sweep Across Melbourne’s Freeway

Read the rest of Stunning Sculptural Sound Walls Sweep Across Melbourne’s Freeway Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Corten steel , earth berms , gabions , highway infrastructure , hume highway , Melbourne , melbourne ring road , pedestrian bridge , Robert Owen , sound walls , Taylor Cullity Lethlean , Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Original... [Read more from this category]

These clever backpacks charge your devices with built-in solar power These clever backpacks charge your devices with built-in solar power

Everyone has experienced the frustration of being on the go and needing to use your phone, only to find that it is completely dead. Project Solaire is changing that with these innovative solar backpacks. These simple packs capture sunlight as you go about your day so that you can charge your smartphone, camera or tablet when you need them most. READ... [Read more from this category]

New study shows that hand-washing dishes may help prevent allergies New study shows that hand-washing dishes may help prevent allergies

Could dishwashers cause allergies? A recent study found that children who come from homes where dishes are washed by hand have fewer allergies than those in homes where the dishes are washed by machine. Although the research is still in its infant stages, it is an interesting starting point for solving modern allergies. READ MORE > Permalink... [Read more from this category]

Scientists Create World’s First Self-Healing Plastic Scientists Create World’s First Self-Healing Plastic

Photo via Shutterstock Spanish scientists have developed the world’s first self-healing polymer – a plastic that can be cut in half and then left to repair itself without any outside intervention. Nicknamed “Terminator” after the shape-shifting T-100 robot in the film “Terminator 2,” the polymer could be used to... [Read more from this category]

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