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

Are Solar Panels Recyclable? Are Solar Panels Recyclable?

Solar power is now the fastest-growing energy source. In fact, an estimated 500,000... 

Bio-Based Bottle for Water in the Works Bio-Based Bottle for Water in the Works

The two biggest bottled water companies in the world — Danone and Nestlé Waters —... 

4 Disadvantages of Solar Energy 4 Disadvantages of Solar Energy

Many news outlets have extensively covered the advantages of solar energy, and there... 

Recycling Old Electronics: One Writer’s Journey Recycling Old Electronics: One Writer’s Journey

Take a minute and think about how much technology you have had throughout your lifetime.... 

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Recycle

Worlds greenest terminal opens at Oslo airport Worlds greenest terminal opens at Oslo airport

Nordic Office of Architecture recently completed the world’s greenest airport terminal with their new 115,000-square-meter extension that’s doubled the size of Oslo Airport. As the world’s first airport building to achieve the BREEAM Excellence sustainability rating, the renovated Oslo Airport boasts an array of energy-efficient strategies as... [Read more from this category]

Apple’s newest store has Solar Wings" that transform before your eyes Apple’s newest store has Solar Wings" that transform before your eyes

Apple pulled out all the stops for their glamorous new store in Dubai. Designed by Foster + Partners , the recently completed Apple Dubai Mall is unlike any mall we’ve seen before with its giant “Solar Wings” that open and close in a beautiful choreographed display. The kinetic art installation, which ranks among the world’s largest, helps... [Read more from this category]

Energy-generating ‘artificial plants’ turn greenhouse gases into clean air Energy-generating ‘artificial plants’ turn greenhouse gases into clean air

Groundbreaking research from scientists at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Florida State University could help in the fight against climate change . The researchers were able to trigger photosynthesis in metal-organic frameworks (MOF) with a little help from blue light , and the process turned carbon dioxide (CO2) into solar fuel . UCF... [Read more from this category]

Apple announces goal to make products from 100% recycled materials Apple announces goal to make products from 100% recycled materials

The electronics industry is notoriously harsh on the planet. Around 60 million metric tons of e-waste end up in landfills each year, and children are sometimes put to work to mine necessary rare earth elements. Technology giant Apple aims to fix these issues in their company. They recently announced plans to use 100 percent recycled materials in all... [Read more from this category]

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Green Living

Hope for the metropolitan solution to climate change Hope for the metropolitan solution to climate change

More than 7,000 cities will report emissions cuts and climate progress. That’s why Mike Bloomberg Carl Pope are optimistic about the future. Read the rest here: Hope for the metropolitan solution to climate change  Read More →

Inhabitat is hiring: morning news writer + social media editor Inhabitat is hiring: morning news writer + social media editor

Calling all writers and editors with a passion for design and the environment! Inhabitat is hiring for two positions right now: Social Media Editor and Morning News Writer . Both are freelance, part-time, work-from-home positions. They could potentially be combined into a larger commitment for the right candidate, or two separate jobs for separate... [Read more from this category]

El Salvador just became the first country to ban metal mining El Salvador just became the first country to ban metal mining

El Salvador just became the wold’s first country to ban metal mining . In a historic move, the country will no longer allow “prospection, exploration, exploitation, extraction or processing of metallic minerals.” While the US seems to be moving backwards when it comes to environmental protection, El Salvador has made a landmark step... [Read more from this category]

Ford introduces the first-ever hybrid police car Ford introduces the first-ever hybrid police car

When you think of police cars, visions of large, powerful and gas-hungry vehicles probably come to mind. Well, that vision of the “dirty” police car may change forever with Ford’s first-ever hybrid police car: meet the Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan. Ford currently more police vehicles in the United States than any other car-maker,... [Read more from this category]

Denmark to end subsidies for renewables much sooner than anyone thought possible Denmark to end subsidies for renewables much sooner than anyone thought possible

The renewable energy industry is performing extremely well in Denmark . The country’s energy minister Lars Christian Lilleholt said it’s performing so well, they’ll be able to stop providing state support for clean energy providers in just a few years. Denmark’s renewable energy industry will be able to stand on its own, and... [Read more from this category]

Scientists create super-strong bricks from mars-like soil Scientists create super-strong bricks from mars-like soil

Future Mars dwellers may actually be able to use locally-sourced materials for their buildings. Four University of California, San Diego engineers were able to press Mars-like dirt into bricks in a study funded by NASA . No other materials were necessary to keep the blocks together. And the bricks were incredibly tough – even more than steel-reinforced... [Read more from this category]

These solar-powered apartments in Sweden generate more energy than they use These solar-powered apartments in Sweden generate more energy than they use

Although the US may be moving backwards in terms of clean energy, countries like Sweden are going full throttle while adding plus-energy homes to their cities. Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture designed this newly-built apartment complex in Linköping. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it also produces enough energy to sell surplus electricity... [Read more from this category]

Old mountain retreat renovated into sublime off-grid refuge Old mountain retreat renovated into sublime off-grid refuge

The challenges of renovating older buildings are already numerous, but when working deep in 8,100-foot-high mountainous topography and extreme climate conditions, it can be downright perilous. Meeting the challenge head-on, architecture firms Arteks Arquitectura and Ginjaume Arquitectura i Paissatge partnered up to convert a 1930s mountain retreat... [Read more from this category]

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