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

Avoiding the Watery Grave: How to Recycle Fiberglass Boats Avoiding the Watery Grave: How to Recycle Fiberglass Boats

Boating is a major industry in the U.S., with millions … The post Avoiding... 

How Recyclers Are Affected by Smart Gadgets How Recyclers Are Affected by Smart Gadgets

A refrigerator used to be a place where you merely … The post How Recyclers... 

What Happens to Airplanes No Longer Fit to Fly? What Happens to Airplanes No Longer Fit to Fly?

As a kid, I remember seeing striking pictures of massive … The post What Happens... 

What Happens to Airplanes No Longer Fit to Fly? What Happens to Airplanes No Longer Fit to Fly?

As a kid, I remember seeing striking pictures of massive … The post What Happens... 

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Recycle

Son builds modern dream cabin from recycled materials for his aging father Son builds modern dream cabin from recycled materials for his aging father

Retiring to a cozy cabin in the woods is a dream of many, and one that Josh Wynne helped his father fulfill when he built and designed Mike’s Hammock, a compact dwelling located on his property in Nokomis, Florida. Designed for handicap accessibility, the modern one-room was crafted for aging in place and prioritizes sustainability in its use of... [Read more from this category]

Recycled materials make up this quirky solar-powered hotel in West Africa Recycled materials make up this quirky solar-powered hotel in West Africa

A beautiful sun-soaked retreat on Cape Verde’s island of Sao Vicente prides itself on sustainability. Ramos Castellano Arquitectos designed the Terra Lodge Hotel using recycled and found materials, water recycling systems, and a rooftop solar array . The hotel draws the eye with its gridded timber frame, constructed from unfinished African wood,... [Read more from this category]

Inspiring youth village for orphans generates solar power for nearly 10% of Rwanda Inspiring youth village for orphans generates solar power for nearly 10% of Rwanda

More than one million people in a population of over 11 million in Rwanda are orphans . After hearing about this crisis, couple Anne Heyman and Seth Merrin started the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) to offer a safe community and four-year high school education for at-risk orphans. Today, over 500 teenagers from across Rwanda’s 30 districts... [Read more from this category]

Historic French building stuffed with plastic bags looks ready to explode Historic French building stuffed with plastic bags looks ready to explode

A shockingly large number of plastic bags appeared to fill a historic stone building to near bursting in Bordeaux last month. The eye-catching installation is the most recent work of Luzinterruptus , a design collective famous for raising environmental awareness with plastic art installations. Created for the FAB Festival de Bourdeaux, the temporary... [Read more from this category]

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Green Living

New NASA tool shows which melting glaciers will affect coastal cities New NASA tool shows which melting glaciers will affect coastal cities

NASA has developed a new tool  that individuals and communities can use to determine the precise impacts that sea level rise will have on individual coastal cities . This newly accessible information will enable scientists and policymakers to have a more complete understanding of the consequences of climate change in specific areas. “This study... [Read more from this category]

Keystone 1 oil pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons days ahead of Keystone XL permit decision Keystone 1 oil pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons days ahead of Keystone XL permit decision

210,000 gallons of crude oil seeped out of the TransCanada -owned Keystone 1 pipeline this week – mere days before Nebraska’s Public Service Commission (PSC) is set to make a decision on whether or not to grant a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. The first Keystone pipeline, running from Canada through the Great Plains, leaked oil southeast... [Read more from this category]

New periodic table sorts 3,700 known exoplanets into 18 categories New periodic table sorts 3,700 known exoplanets into 18 categories

A new Periodic Table of Exoplanets guides scientists and science fans alike through over 3,700 known exoplanets, including those that may host life . To organize the thousands of worlds identified since the first exoplanet was discovered in 1992, astronomer Abel Méndez? of the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico created... [Read more from this category]

This solar-powered floating farm combines agriculture and dining under one roof This solar-powered floating farm combines agriculture and dining under one roof

As urban farming becomes increasingly popular, people are finding new, unexpected ways of incorporating agriculture into cities. From rooftops and community gardens, urban farming has descended to waterways and lakes – as in this solar-powered floating farm that doubles as a restaurant. Lotus is designed to grow fresh produce with a vertical... [Read more from this category]

Tesla surprises the crowd with a new $250k Roadster Tesla surprises the crowd with a new $250k Roadster

Tesla surprised the crowd last night at the debut of the Tesla Semi by unveiling a new Roadster, which is expected to arrive by 2020. Although lately Tesla has been focused on more mass market electric cars, it hasn’t forgotten where it started. While the Tesla Model 3 focuses on the entry-level electric segment, the new Roadster will focus on... [Read more from this category]

Worlds first solar panel mural unveiled in San Antonio Worlds first solar panel mural unveiled in San Antonio

In a world where solar farms are shaped like giant pandas, there’s certainly room for some solar butterflies. Determined to beautify our cities by converting solar panels into creative works of public art , the Seattle-based Land Art Generator Initiative just unveiled the world’s first solar mural installation, called La Monarca, by San... [Read more from this category]

Durable canvas cloth with embedded solar cells generates 120 watts per square meter Durable canvas cloth with embedded solar cells generates 120 watts per square meter

Tents , sun shades, and canopies could generate renewable energy with Norway-based company Tarpon Solar’s solar canvas . They created flexible tarpaulins, integrated with bendy solar cells from Swedish company Midsummer . Instead of simply finding shade from the sun, with Tarpon Solar’s product people could obtain clean power from the sunlight... [Read more from this category]

Son builds modern dream cabin from recycled materials for his aging father Son builds modern dream cabin from recycled materials for his aging father

Retiring to a cozy cabin in the woods is a dream of many, and one that Josh Wynne helped his father fulfill when he built and designed Mike’s Hammock, a compact dwelling located on his property in Nokomis, Florida. Designed for handicap accessibility, the modern one-room was crafted for aging in place and prioritizes sustainability in its use of... [Read more from this category]

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