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 Games Can Make Sustainability Fun How Games Can Make Sustainability Fun

Even though most humans are innately driven to protect the planet, they’re likely... 

Smartphone Recall: Will Samsung Consider the Earth? Smartphone Recall: Will Samsung Consider the Earth?

Keep your seat back in the upright position, put your tray table up, switch all electronics... 

We Could Power America with Relatively Few Solar Panels, So Why Aren’t We? We Could Power America with Relatively Few Solar Panels, So Why Aren’t We?

I recently saw an article going around about how much land we would need to power... 

What’s Blocking CRT Recycling? What’s Blocking CRT Recycling?

Cathode-ray tubes, found primarily in old televisions and computer monitors stashed... 

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Recycle

Japanese kindergarten features awesome green courtyard where kids can run and climb Japanese kindergarten features awesome green courtyard where kids can run and climb

Japanese kindergartens are well known for their minimalist design and creative play spaces. Japan-based Hibino Sekkei and Youji no Shiro have created many of our favorites, and their latest design for Kids Mayumi or “KM” Kindergarten in Osaka demonstrates all the signature elements of its predecessors, with some unique departures. With ample indoor... [Read more from this category]

Friends and family help repurpose a concrete carport into an inspiring home for an ALS patient Friends and family help repurpose a concrete carport into an inspiring home for an ALS patient

This temporary residence facilitates both physical and mental accessibility for a client diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). With the help of more than a 100 friends and family of the client, design studio Wim Goes Architectuur repurposed an existing concrete carport, which proved to be more suitable than the existing house, and created... [Read more from this category]

Fairytale-inspired lakeside cabin is made from locally felled and milled timber Fairytale-inspired lakeside cabin is made from locally felled and milled timber

London-based architecture practice De Rosee Sa replaced an old dilapidated structure with a “magical” 35-square-meter black cabin that takes inspiration from fairytales. Located by a lakeside in Nouvelles, Belgium, the tiny Woodland Cabin is a self-build project commissioned by architect Max de Rosee’s father who wanted a simple and economical... [Read more from this category]

Georgetown Universitys LEED Gold living room will make you wish you were a student Georgetown Universitys LEED Gold living room will make you wish you were a student

Georgetown University recently added a LEED Gold “living room” for undergraduates that’s so beautiful it’ll make you wish you were a student again—at least one who can afford the posh Washington, D.C. private school. Designed by ikon.5 architects , the Healey Family Student Center is an activity hub filled with cozy study rooms, meeting spaces,... [Read more from this category]

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Green Living

Warming Huts 2017 winning designs are inspired by beaches, lanterns, and open borders Warming Huts 2017 winning designs are inspired by beaches, lanterns, and open borders

Warming Huts , an ” Art + Architecture Competition ” whose entrants design huts fit for the cold Winnipeg winters, have revealed their 2017 winners. Three winning teams designed the 2017 huts, which include a lantern-like hut, an ice block cabin and an “open border” hut. This year’s five winning huts are creative out-of-the-box... [Read more from this category]

Astronomers just calculated when a day on Earth will be 25 hours long Astronomers just calculated when a day on Earth will be 25 hours long

Many jokes are made about creating just one more hour in the day, but that will eventually become a reality. After a review of celestial data spanning 27 centuries, a team of astronomers has determined that Earth’s orbit slows almost two milliseconds every 100 years . If the slowdown continues—and it’s expected to—Earth will eventually experience... [Read more from this category]

Labyrinthine resort in Bangladesh lets nature take over Labyrinthine resort in Bangladesh lets nature take over

Nestled among the green hills of a tea plantation in northern Bangladesh , Dusai Resort & Spa was modeled after the area’s traditional villages. VITTI Sthapati Brindo used a hybrid construction system of traditional tea estate bungalows and standardized concrete structures, as well as local technology and materials, to create the labyrinthine... [Read more from this category]

70-mile crack in Antarctic ice shelf could create Delaware-sized iceberg 70-mile crack in Antarctic ice shelf could create Delaware-sized iceberg

A deep, 70-mile long crack in the Antarctic ice shelf could lead to major problems as it grows. The rift threatens the Larsen C ice shelf, the continent’s fourth largest, which has been under close observation since its neighbor, Larsen B, collapsed due to a similar crack in 2002. The growing rift, photographed by NASA’s IceBridge mission on November... [Read more from this category]

Thousands of mysterious gelatinous creatures washed up in California Thousands of mysterious gelatinous creatures washed up in California

Locals strolling Huntington Beach recently in Southern California came across a weird sight: thousands of gelatinous pink sea creatures had appeared on the sand. People described the creatures as squishy, almost like jellyfish , and bewildered National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists, according to NBC Los Angeles . The appearance... [Read more from this category]

America’s first urban ‘agrihood’ feeds 2,000 households for free America’s first urban ‘agrihood’ feeds 2,000 households for free

When you think of Detroit , ‘ sustainable ‘ and ‘ agriculture ‘ may not be the first two words that come to mind. But a new urban agrihood debuted by The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) might change your mind. The three-acre development boasts a two-acre garden , a fruit orchard with 200 trees, and a sensory garden... [Read more from this category]

Cedar Rapids turns tragedy into triumph with new LEED Platinum public library Cedar Rapids turns tragedy into triumph with new LEED Platinum public library

Tragedy struck Cedar Rapids, Iowa in June 2008, when a devastating flood swept the city and destroyed hundreds of homes, businesses, and several prominent public structures, including the public library. In the wake of the unprecedented natural disaster, the community and local studio OPN Architects joined together to rebuild the library. The new Cedar... [Read more from this category]

Snails defeat Trump: Irish seawall scrapped Snails defeat Trump: Irish seawall scrapped

Snails accomplished what 16 Republican primary opponents and Hillary Clinton could not: defeat Donald Trump . The US president-elect just withdrew plans to build a massive seawall that would protect his Irish golf resort from rising sea levels caused by the climate change that he previously said is a Chinese hoax . Environmental activists opposed the... [Read more from this category]

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