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

5 Essential Eco Tech Ideas You Should Consider 5 Essential Eco Tech Ideas You Should Consider

For many, technology represents our best hope for radically rethinking our lives... 

Not All Recycling Apps Created Equal Not All Recycling Apps Created Equal

We’ve all heard the tongue-in-cheek ‘there’s an app for that.’... 

Here’s How Kids Explain “Bigger Than The Bin” Recycling Here’s How Kids Explain “Bigger Than The Bin” Recycling

Most American kids today grow up with a recycling bin and an understanding that items... 

Does Eco Tech Do More Harm Than Good? Does Eco Tech Do More Harm Than Good?

Eco tech is a rising industry sector which creates new innovations and inventions... 

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Recycle

Traditional windows transform the facade of Tehran apartment building into art Traditional windows transform the facade of Tehran apartment building into art

The seven-story building features a facade made of heat-treated timber inset with stained glass and vegetation. In addition to its role in controlling solar intake, the facade has a decorative quality by combining natural materials, color and transparency. The patterned facade references some of Iran’s iconic traditional residences, while functioning... [Read more from this category]

Most of Nike’s shoes are made using recycled materials Most of Nike’s shoes are made using recycled materials

Nike is taking sustainable style seriously – these days, a full 71 percent of their shoes contain recycled materials . Some of these materials even come from the company’s own manufacturing waste. But they aren’t stopping there, according to the company’s CEO Mark Parker. “Excess materials in the manufacturing of Nike shoes... [Read more from this category]

11 pieces of transforming furniture that work wonders for small spaces 11 pieces of transforming furniture that work wonders for small spaces

Image via Exocet Exocet Chair by Stéphane Leathead at Design Arium Exocet is “a new kind of chair for all kinds of moments” — built for the natural curvatures of the human body, this ergonomically designed lounge chair can be transformed into a multitude of positions depending on your mood or activity. The patent pending design... [Read more from this category]

Mio’s clever modular furniture line brings function and vibrance to small spaces Mio’s clever modular furniture line brings function and vibrance to small spaces

Made from a recycled steel alloy and FSC-certified wood, Mio’s Flip Tables and Stools are interchangeable designs that can be assembled in hundreds of ways. Adding or flipping the steel base creates tables and seating of varying heights and styles that are easily adjustable for any situation. Having a chair that can double as coffee table or... [Read more from this category]

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Green Living

China to test crazy traffic straddling bus this summer China to test crazy traffic straddling bus this summer

In China , traffic jams are serious business—like, ‘ 50 lanes of gridlock ’ serious. A Beijing company called Transit Explore Bus is gearing up to test an incredible solution that we first reported nearly six years ago. This summer the company will roll out a traffic-straddling bus the width of two traffic lanes that could help alleviate some... [Read more from this category]

World’s highest glass bridge in China to include three crazy swings World’s highest glass bridge in China to include three crazy swings

http://inhabitat.com/worlds-longest-and-highest-glass-bottom-bridge-expected-in-china-next-spring/ http://inhabitat.com/haim-dotan-unveil-design-for-the-extreme-zhangjiajie-grand-canyon-glass-bottom-bridge/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3598945/Is-world-s-terrifying-attraction-China-s-2-6-million-glass-bottomed-bridge-built-980ft-valley-bungee-platform-SWING.html... [Read more from this category]

"Vibranium" hyperloop pods will be 10 time stronger than steel "Vibranium" hyperloop pods will be 10 time stronger than steel

When Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced that it would be using a new type of carbon fiber to make its capsules, what stuck out to many comic and film fans wasn’t the technical details of the innovative new material, but the name: “Vibranium.” The material takes its name from the fictional metal used in the Captain America... [Read more from this category]

Dream/Dive Platform made from salvaged materials is the ultimate summer hangout Dream/Dive Platform made from salvaged materials is the ultimate summer hangout

Created as part of a collaborative weekend project, the Dream/Dive Platform comprises a 64-square-foot timber base with a covered space for sleeping on one end and a cantilevered diving platform on the other. The majority of the structure was built using reclaimed materials found locally and supplemented with 2x4s from a hardware store. Left unpainted,... [Read more from this category]

MIT created a solar cell that breaks theoretical conversion limits MIT created a solar cell that breaks theoretical conversion limits

MIT researchers are heating up clean energy technology with a new solar cell capable of converting solar heat into usable light, which raises the overall solar-to-electricity conversion rate of the cell. The new device demonstrates, for the first time ever, a method that allows solar cells to use heat to break through a theoretically predicted limitation... [Read more from this category]

Do Eco Friendly Drain Clog Solutions Exist? Do Eco Friendly Drain Clog Solutions Exist?

Do you get a sinking feeling in your stomach when you go to use the sink or tub and the water doesn’t drain? Is your sink clogged — or slow slow slow? It is in moments like these that even the greenest among us might feel a need to use… Read the original here: Do Eco Friendly Drain Clog Solutions Exist?  Read More →

Biodegradable plastics are the ‘enemy of the environment,’ says UN scientist Biodegradable plastics are the ‘enemy of the environment,’ says UN scientist

To combat the massive problem of plastic debris in the world’s oceans, manufacturers developed lightweight plastic products that are supposed to break down rapidly, thus reducing hazards to marine animals. The so-called ‘biodegradable plastics’ aren’t the answer, according to the United Nations’ top environmental scientist, because they don’t... [Read more from this category]

Can you ever really retire from sustainability? Can you ever really retire from sustainability?

A wave of corporate executives stepping down from longtime roles in environmental responsibility are redefining retirement. Read the original post: Can you ever really retire from sustainability?  Read More →

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