Green Tips

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... 

Button Up Your Home- get ready for winter Button Up Your Home- get ready for winter

As the seasons begin to change your family migrates indoors for the winter, a lot... 

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Green Tech

Solar Impulse Begins Round-the-World Journey Solar Impulse Begins Round-the-World Journey

Earlier this week, the Solar Impulse aircraft took off from Abu Dhabi on the first... 

Solar-Powered Window Sensors for Smarter Buildings Solar-Powered Window Sensors for Smarter Buildings

Sensors are the next step needed on the road to developing smarter buildings, and... 

Who Cares About the 2015 Green Car of the Year? Who Cares About the 2015 Green Car of the Year?

One thing we’ve looked for in our annual coverage of the North American International... 

Solar-Powered, Concrete Hull Boat Solar-Powered, Concrete Hull Boat

Carter Quillen is an engineer who bought an old, concrete hulled sail boat named... 

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Recycle

From trash to Transformers: A father-son team earns over $160,000 building giant robots from junk From trash to Transformers: A father-son team earns over $160,000 building giant robots from junk

Read the rest of From trash to Transformers: A father-son team earns over $160,000 building giant robots from junk Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: china , creative forms of income , recycled scrap metal , recycled transformers models , Tranformers , transformers models Read the original here: From trash to Transformers: A father-son... [Read more from this category]

The world’s first functional ‘human-powered’ cardboard treadmill is a confusing feat The world’s first functional ‘human-powered’ cardboard treadmill is a confusing feat

Click here to view the embedded video. We’ve seen cardboard bikes , surfboards and a huge amount of cardboard furniture , but in what must be a world-first, Lue Nuwame—better known as Homemade Game Guru—has created a cardboard treadmill . And it works! Sort of. Built for a fraction of the cost of a regular motorized treadmill, the cardboard... [Read more from this category]

Biodegradable plastics may not break down more quickly in landfills Biodegradable plastics may not break down more quickly in landfills

Plastic products labeled as ‘biodegradable’ may not decompose any more quickly than standard plastics , according to new information. A new study by Susan Selke and Rafael Auras in the ACS journal  Environmental Science & Technology  reveals that plastics claiming to be biodegradable have not in fact broken down at an accelerated... [Read more from this category]

AgriDust transforms food waste into green packaging and plant pots AgriDust transforms food waste into green packaging and plant pots

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Green Living

18-year-old builds one-man DIY submarine out of a drainpipe 18-year-old builds one-man DIY submarine out of a drainpipe

Read the rest of 18-year-old builds one-man DIY submarine out of a drainpipe Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: homemade submarine , Justin Beckerman , lake hopatcong , new jersey teen submarine , nj teen creates submarine , teen creates submarine Excerpt from: 18-year-old builds one-man DIY submarine out of a drainpipe  Read More →

Facit Homes’ D-Process creates buildings that snap together like LEGO bricks Facit Homes’ D-Process creates buildings that snap together like LEGO bricks

Read the rest of Facit Homes’ D-Process creates buildings that snap together like LEGO bricks Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2013 Index: Awards , 3d modeling techniques , digital 3d modeling , digital fabrication , Facit Homes , Facit Homes D-Process , green homes , Index Awards , lego-like building , on-site fabrication , plywood... [Read more from this category]

Grand Cancun eco island cleans up the ocean while generating renewable energy Grand Cancun eco island cleans up the ocean while generating renewable energy

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HOW TO: Decorate Easter eggs using flowers and foliage HOW TO: Decorate Easter eggs using flowers and foliage

Easter season is upon us, and many families enjoy decorating eggs as a way to celebrate and spend time together. You’re not stuck fiddling with messy dye kits from the grocery store, however. Decorating eggs with flowers and foliage is just as easy! As a bonus, it’s an excuse to get your family—especially those rambunctious little ones... [Read more from this category]

Daniel Libeskind’s funky metallic apartments will purify the Berlin air Daniel Libeskind’s funky metallic apartments will purify the Berlin air

Architect Daniel Libeskind just unveiled plans for a modern, metallic apartment complex located in the heart of Berlin . Projected for competition by the end of 2016, the eight-story tall Chausseestrasse 43 building will feature large asymmetric windows to maximize natural light and a shining ceramic facade etched with a striking geometric pattern.... [Read more from this category]

Refuge du Goûter: Space-Age Self-Sufficient Alpine Lodge is the Highest Building in France Refuge du Goûter: Space-Age Self-Sufficient Alpine Lodge is the Highest Building in France

Read the rest of Refuge du Goûter: Space-Age Self-Sufficient Alpine Lodge is the Highest Building in France Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , Architecture , green materials , Group-H , Mont Blanc , Refuge du Goûter , renewable energy , self-sufficient , water issues Here is the original: Refuge du... [Read more from this category]

Temperature-regulating textiles take inspiration from polar bear fur Temperature-regulating textiles take inspiration from polar bear fur

A thick coat of fur keeps polar bears warm in below-freezing temperatures, but did you know that the hairs on their pelts are hollow to provide extra insulation? Inspired by nature’s genius design , UK fashion brand HotSquash unveiled an innovative new clothing line that uses the same insulating qualities found in polar bear fur. The temperature-regulating... [Read more from this category]

Find out which companies are cleaning up with the Greenpeace Detox pledge Find out which companies are cleaning up with the Greenpeace Detox pledge

Every year, Greenpeace calls out major suppliers in order to encourage them to remove toxic chemicals from their supply chain –  including companies like LVMH, Gap, H&M and Levi’s – with their Detox Catwalk . Adidas has been under fire for toxic residue in their clothing, but the company has finally cleaned up its act by  eliminating... [Read more from this category]

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