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

How One Plant in India Learned to Turn Carbon into Baking Soda How One Plant in India Learned to Turn Carbon into Baking Soda

As far as environmentalists are concerned, carbon dioxide and baking soda sit at... 

Pros and Cons: Do RFID Chips Belong in Recycling Bins? Pros and Cons: Do RFID Chips Belong in Recycling Bins?

Recycling: eco-friendly, responsible and … computerized? The recycling industry... 

ConnectAll.org Makes Technology More Accessible Than Ever ConnectAll.org Makes Technology More Accessible Than Ever

Ah, the digital age. We are in such an exhilarating whirlwind of technology and digital... 

5 Solar Energy Trends for the Year Ahead 5 Solar Energy Trends for the Year Ahead

The United States has enough solar energy capacity to power 5.7 million homes. Installing... 

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Recycle

See how banana trees are recycled into vegan leather wallets in Micronesia See how banana trees are recycled into vegan leather wallets in Micronesia

Forget plastic and leather, your next wallet could be made from a more ethical and eco-friendly alternative—banana fiber. Kosrae, Micronesia-based startup Green Banana Paper tapped into banana tree waste, upcycling the unlikely material into stylish and sturdy vegan leather wallets. Green Banana Paper launched a Kickstarter to bring these eco friendly... [Read more from this category]

Rios $800 million Olympic Park sits nearly abandoned after 2016 games Rios $800 million Olympic Park sits nearly abandoned after 2016 games

Last year, during the 2016 Summer Games , it would have been hard to imagine the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro sitting empty in the hot Brazilian sun. Sadly, this is what has become of the space today. Despite having been officially reopened in January as a public recreation area, the park is treated to only a few visitors and a longstanding bad... [Read more from this category]

Inhabitat is giving away an organic Avocado Green Mattress Inhabitat is giving away an organic Avocado Green Mattress

We spend one third of our lives sleeping, but how many of us have taken the time to learn what’s inside our mattresses? Studies have found that conventional mattresses contain toxic levels of volatile organic compounds that could be the source of many ailments, including chronic allergies, asthma, sleep problems, endocrine problems and even cancer.... [Read more from this category]

Futuristic canopy made of knitted textile solar panels wins 2017 Young Architects Program at MoMA Futuristic canopy made of knitted textile solar panels wins 2017 Young Architects Program at MoMA

Since 2000, New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) PS1 art gallery brings to life experimental outdoor installations every summer—and this year’s winning design is shaping up to be its most innovative project yet. Ithaca-based design practice Jenny Sabin Studio won the 2017 MoMA PS1’s Young Architecture Program competition with their proposal... [Read more from this category]

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Green Living

NASA releases images of the world’s largest solar farm from space NASA releases images of the world’s largest solar farm from space

China is home to the world’s largest solar farm , which is so immense, it is visible from space. With around four million solar panels , Longyangxia Dam Solar Park has a capacity of 850 megawatts (MW) – pushing the country closer to its ambitious renewable energy goals. NASA recently shared satellite images of the solar park as seen from... [Read more from this category]

Foldable, lightweight kayak assembles in 10 minutes Foldable, lightweight kayak assembles in 10 minutes

For all the joy they can bring out on the water, traditional kayaks are bulky, heavy and often cumbersome to transport. But that’s all about to change thanks to the Justin Case Kayak , a foldable, lighweight kayak design made with 3D-printed materials that can be assembled in just 10 minutes. Most kayaks are long, bulky and heavy, making transport... [Read more from this category]

Dakota Access Pipeline 99 percent finished, says Energy Transfer Partners Dakota Access Pipeline 99 percent finished, says Energy Transfer Partners

After months of protests by Native Americans and supporters worldwide, the Trump administration ignored the pleas of so many American citizens and gave permission for the hotly contested Dakota Access Pipeline to move forward. And Energy Transfer Partners didn’t waste much time doing just that. The group said in a recent statement that the oil... [Read more from this category]

Portable solar unit fits into a steel drum for off-grid events Portable solar unit fits into a steel drum for off-grid events

The Solar Charging Can fills the gap between large-scale residential photovoltaics and portable solar chargers for your smartphone. The unit unpacks quickly for camping, outdoor events, and other off-grid functions and is ready to use after just a half hour of assembly. In addition to recreational use, the unit can provide crucial power to mobile medical... [Read more from this category]

Check out the vibrant outdoor art gallery coming to NYC’s High Line park Check out the vibrant outdoor art gallery coming to NYC’s High Line park

High Line Art , the arm of Friends of the High Line that manages its public art projects, reviewed more than 50 proposals before shortlisting 12 for the inaugural Plinth commissions. The artists, who hail from all corners of the globe, include veterans such as Haim Steinbach and Charles Gaines, mid-careerists like Matthew Day Jackson and Cosima von... [Read more from this category]

Award-winning Boulder Cabin minimizes energy use and material waste Award-winning Boulder Cabin minimizes energy use and material waste

Boulder’s reputation as an environmental leader is upheld in this eco-friendly home overlooking views of the metropolitan Denver valley. Jackson-based firm Dynia Architects completed Boulder Cabin, a contemporary home with an emphasis on sustainability. Clad in weathering steel and lined with timber, the modern cabin sits lightly on the land to minimize... [Read more from this category]

Genius elevator bed slides vertically on rails to maximize space in Alaskan tiny home Genius elevator bed slides vertically on rails to maximize space in Alaskan tiny home

Ana White , a self-taught carpenter in Alaska, has built a number of impressive tiny homes . But her latest project literally takes her craft to a new level. In keeping with her client’s request for an open and airy space, Ana built an ‘elevator bed’ that slides vertically on rails with just a touch of a button. White’s client... [Read more from this category]

Germany’s environmental ministry nixes meat, fish at official functions Germany’s environmental ministry nixes meat, fish at official functions

The German equivalent of the Environmental Protection Agency is saying yes to sauerkraut, no to bratwurst—officially, at least. Barbara Hendricks, minister for the environment, announced last week that the Umweltbundesamt , Germany’s federal environmental arm, will serve neither meat nor fish at state events. She cited as a reason the inordinate... [Read more from this category]

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