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 the Cloud Is Going Green How the Cloud Is Going Green

You already know the many lauded benefits of the cloud — it saves paper, equipment... 

5 Smart Home Tech Trends That Can Save You Money 5 Smart Home Tech Trends That Can Save You Money

At first, you may not think technology is very eco-friendly, but emerging trends... 

Survey: Americans Miss Out on Savings from Energy Hacks Survey: Americans Miss Out on Savings from Energy Hacks

Americans love a deal. There is a proliferation of websites that specialize in coupons... 

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.... 

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Recycle

Rooftop farms in Gaza provide lifeline to the community Rooftop farms in Gaza provide lifeline to the community

Meeting even basic needs in Gaza can be a challenge for the nearly 2 million people that live in the territory’s 141 square miles. Under  Israeli blockade, which prevents vital supplies from reaching Gaza and inhibits international trade, the Palestinians living there rely on resilience and innovation to survive with the resources they have.... [Read more from this category]

LEED-seeking illumina i3 campus lets workers work anywhere LEED-seeking illumina i3 campus lets workers work anywhere

San Diego’s new BioMed Realty i3 campus is raising the bar for corporate research parks everywhere. Perkins+Will recently designed the iconic science and research campus that’s on track for LEED Platinum certification and exemplifies the “work anywhere” culture. Filled with natural light and topped with green roofs, this environmentally progressive... [Read more from this category]

Artist embroiders incredibly lifelike insects using boldly colored thread Artist embroiders incredibly lifelike insects using boldly colored thread

Artist Yumi Okita creates amazingly intricate insect sculptures out of colorful, bold textiles. The Raleigh-based artist makes the hand-sized moths, butterflies, and even cicadas by painstakingly embroidering simple thread into life-like sculptures and adding various realistic touches such as fake fur, wire, and feathers. Okita uses various embroidery... [Read more from this category]

Inspiring urban farm teaches kids how to grow their own organic food Inspiring urban farm teaches kids how to grow their own organic food

A tree may grow in Brooklyn, but an amazing urban farm flourishes on Governors Island . An inspiring GrowNYC initiative is teaching inner city kids how to plant, water, harvest, and cook pesticide-free fruits, herbs, and vegetables. Located on Governors Island just a quick ferry ride from lower Manhattan, the Teaching Garden is a 21,000-square-foot... [Read more from this category]

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Green Living

South Korea is building a $10 billion agriculture city in Egypt South Korea is building a $10 billion agriculture city in Egypt

Within six months, 311,400 acres of land in Egypt will be transformed into an agriculture city. The $10 billion deal was signed on Tuesday by Egypt and the Korea-Arab Society (KAS). The project will feature 50,000 smart greenhouses in addition to a number of seawater desalination and solar power plants. Arab Finance reports that the protocol was signed... [Read more from this category]

Germany is electrifying part of the autobahn to cut freight emissions Germany is electrifying part of the autobahn to cut freight emissions

We rely on trucks to get the goods we need from one place to another, but all of those semi trucks spew a lot of pollution. So Siemens and the German state of Hesse teamed up to create a 6-mile stretch of electric highway on the autobahn . Hybrid trucks can connect to overhead charging cables to drive on pure electricity, and then switch back to diesel... [Read more from this category]

White House kills ban on bottled water at National Parks White House kills ban on bottled water at National Parks

The Trump administration has put the kibosh on a six-year-old ban on selling bottled water at some national parks . The National Park Service announced on Wednesday that, effectively immediately, parks like the Grand Canyon will no longer be able to block the sale of plastic water bottles in a bid to reduce litter. In a statement, the National Park... [Read more from this category]

Woven bamboo pavilion offers shelter to passion fruit farmers in China Woven bamboo pavilion offers shelter to passion fruit farmers in China

A team of students at the University of Hong Kong is exploring the limitless potential of bamboo as a sustainable alternative to conventional building materials. After completing a glowing pavilion in their hometown, they designed another innovative bamboo structure– this time in China– using traditional weaving techniques and digital technologies.... [Read more from this category]

Compact OffGridBox provides clean drinking water and power where it’s needed most Compact OffGridBox provides clean drinking water and power where it’s needed most

An Italian company has developed a compact solution for communities that lack access to clean drinking water and electricity – the OffGridBox . Measuring 6x6x6 feet, the container cube features everything necessary to generate, convert and store solar energy , as well as collect, treat and distribute clean drinking water . But the system does... [Read more from this category]

Huge circular windows flood Melbourne’s Cirqua Apartments with natural light Huge circular windows flood Melbourne’s Cirqua Apartments with natural light

Huge circular windows flood the interior of this funky apartment block in Melbourne with natural light. BKK Architects designed the Cirqua Apartments as a series of staggered volumes that reference the region’s historical housing while reinterpreting it in a modern way. The block occupies a steeply sloping site in a residential neighborhood in... [Read more from this category]

Woman’s lost engagement ring found rooted to a carrot – 13 years later Woman’s lost engagement ring found rooted to a carrot – 13 years later

Watch while you weed , or you may lose a ring. Gloves can help, not only to prevent contact with soil-borne infections and bacteria, but also to keep prized possessions on your person. Mary Grams of Alberta, Canada learned this the hard way. 13 years ago, Grams, 84, lost her diamond engagement ring, a family heirloom since 1951, whilst working in her... [Read more from this category]

Subterranean Oxygen Park is a breath of fresh air in the Qatari desert Subterranean Oxygen Park is a breath of fresh air in the Qatari desert

A “green lung” in Qatar’s desert landscape is helping people stay healthy and active, and reconnecting them to nature. Erik Behrens and James Haig Streeter of AECOM recently completed Oxygen Park, a unique public space in Doha’s Education City. Built to promote exercise and social gatherings, Oxygen Park is partly buried underground and features... [Read more from this category]

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