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

11 Ways to Use Solar Energy Besides the Home 11 Ways to Use Solar Energy Besides the Home

Solar panels can be installed on your home and save you thousands a year in energy.... 

Recycler Builds Electric Vehicle Out of Discards Recycler Builds Electric Vehicle Out of Discards

Seeking a splashy way to display the impressive potential of trash, a recycling... 

A Cleaner Ride: 4 Tips for Financing Eco-Friendly Vehicles A Cleaner Ride: 4 Tips for Financing Eco-Friendly Vehicles

Car ownership is, in many parts of the country, a necessary evil. You need one if... 

How 5G Technology Will Power a Greener Future How 5G Technology Will Power a Greener Future

It is becoming increasingly clear that the conservation and protection of our natural... 

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Recycle

Recycling Mystery: Is Bubble Wrap Recyclable? Recycling Mystery: Is Bubble Wrap Recyclable?

I remember one of the most fun parts of unwrapping packages as a kid was seeing how many bubbles I could pop in the protective plastic packaging. I obviously wasn’t too concerned about reusing this material, let alone whether it could be recycled…. Here is the original post: Recycling Mystery: Is Bubble Wrap Recyclable?  Read More →

INTERVIEW: Meet Eric Lundgren, who broke the world record for EV range with a car made from trash INTERVIEW: Meet Eric Lundgren, who broke the world record for EV range with a car made from trash

Eric Lundgren, the founder and CEO of e-waste recycling company ITAP , recently beat the electric vehicle driving range of a Tesla with a car made from trash and powered by repurposed Nintendo batteries. (Well, technically not just Nintendo batteries but Lenovo laptop and Time Warner cable box batteries too.) But how did he accomplish the seemingly... [Read more from this category]

This Louisiana craft beer pioneer ‘went green’ long before it was cool This Louisiana craft beer pioneer ‘went green’ long before it was cool

Abita Brewing Company has been a tastemaker since 1986, both in terms of craft beer – you’ve probably sipped their Purple Haze – and in sustainability . Before Heinekin opened a carbon neutral brewery or Sierra Nevada installed a Tesla Powerpack system , Abita invested in clean tech because they felt it was the right thing to do.... [Read more from this category]

Michelin unveils airless 3D-printed tires that last virtually forever Michelin unveils airless 3D-printed tires that last virtually forever

Fear not the flat tire, road trippers! The future of tire technology is rolling into reality, thanks to Michelin’s Vision tire. The 3D-printed tire does not need to be inflated, and it’s designed to last through the entire lifetime of a vehicle. It’s also equipped with high-tech sensors and it’s 100% biodegradable to boot. Michelin... [Read more from this category]

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Green Living

Cities rebel against Trump by posting climate data his EPA took down Cities rebel against Trump by posting climate data his EPA took down

Around two months ago the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Donald Trump took down climate change information that had been on their website. American cities decided to reinstate the archived data, which has been painstakingly curated for decades, on their own websites – including major urban areas like Chicago , Atlanta,... [Read more from this category]

Volkswagen may offer more electric cars than any other brand Volkswagen may offer more electric cars than any other brand

Now that the “dieselgate” scandal is almost over, VW needs to revamp its image and find a new way to appeal to the “green” crowd. Diesel has become a dirty word, so VW is doubling down on its production of electric cars . Over the past year VW has unveiled three new electric concept cars, but a leaked powerpoint slide suggests... [Read more from this category]

Macron and Schwarzenegger throw shade at Donald Trump in new climate video Macron and Schwarzenegger throw shade at Donald Trump in new climate video

Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” has become infamous – as it casually writes off the other 7.17 billion or so people that share the planet with America. But recently elected French president Emmanuel Macron is calling on Earth’s inhabitants to Make Our Planet Great Again – and he got together... [Read more from this category]

This green-roofed cultural center in Sweden doubles as a vibrant public square This green-roofed cultural center in Sweden doubles as a vibrant public square

This green-roofed cultural center in Sweden blurs the line between the indoors and outdoors. Designed by Sweco Architects , the new Bergsjön Kulturhus grows out from the existing hill and blends with the square to form a unified environment. Sweco Architects won a competition to design a new culture house for Bergsjön, a district in eastern Gothenburg.... [Read more from this category]

This amazing farm in a box can pop up on any city street This amazing farm in a box can pop up on any city street

It’s sometimes difficult to find fresh, local produce in urban environments. To solve this problem, Finnish enterprise Exsilio Oy has developed the EkoFARMER – an urban farm in a box. With a little bit of water and electricity, the EkoFARMER can sprout a flourishing veggie farm on any city block. Over the past decade, urban farming and... [Read more from this category]

This urban tree cleans as much polluted air as an entire forest This urban tree cleans as much polluted air as an entire forest

Air pollution might be invisible, but it results in 7 million premature deaths each year. Fortunately, there’s a solution – the CityTree is a high-tech green wall that scrubs the air of harmful particulates – and it has as much air-purifying power as 275 urban trees. As you might have guessed, the CityTree isn’t really a tree .... [Read more from this category]

Biodegradable PawPods: a better way to bury your pet Biodegradable PawPods: a better way to bury your pet

Burying a beloved pet is never easy. But PawPods offers a thoughtful, biodegradable option for burying deceased animals with their bamboo and rice husk pods. Similar to eco burials for humans, PawPods allow pets to return to the earth with dignity. PawPods CEO Ben Riggan had a terrible experience after he had to put down a cherished dog. His pet was... [Read more from this category]

Brilliant woodland pavilion pushes the envelope of timber in tension Brilliant woodland pavilion pushes the envelope of timber in tension

Architectural Association students of the Design & Make program are pushing the envelope on lightweight timber construction. In the program’s most recent annual project, students completed the Sawmill Shelter, an experimental pavilion that uses tension to hold the structure together and create a sturdy roof resistant to snow loads and wind uplifts.... [Read more from this category]

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