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

Recycle Your Cell Phone Already Recycle Your Cell Phone Already

Cell phone recycling positively impacts the environment. According to About News... 

5 Smart Garden Products For The Techy Gardener 5 Smart Garden Products For The Techy Gardener

Contrary to popular opinion, technology and nature are by no means mutually exclusive.... 

Plants Powering Eco Tech? Peek These 3 Innovations! Plants Powering Eco Tech? Peek These 3 Innovations!

Our world revolves around technology. Rarely do we see a person without their iPad... 

Samsung Wins 2016 Design For Recycling Award Samsung Wins 2016 Design For Recycling Award

Not only does the Samsung 2016 Curved Full HD TV boast true-to-life picture quality,... 

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Recycle

Bright yellow dome home completed for Mama Dolfine’s orphanage in Kenya Bright yellow dome home completed for Mama Dolfine’s orphanage in Kenya

Torsten told Inhabitat, “When we started this project back in January 2015 the plan was to raise funds to build a permanent school for the center. (We haven’t reached that goal yet). But quickly we had to realize that building a school cost a lot of money. I mean really A LOT. We are talking about $15-20k per classroom.” “So... [Read more from this category]

Upcycled Sony headphone wires create fashionable travel accessories Upcycled Sony headphone wires create fashionable travel accessories

Usually, broken headphones just end up in the trash — but a new collaboration between Sony and London fashion label Auria aims to change that. The two brands recently debuted the world’s first line of travel accessories created from discarded headphone wires. The new collection features colorful passport covers, sunglasses cases, beach... [Read more from this category]

Australian couple builds a tiny home in three months for $320 Australian couple builds a tiny home in three months for $320

Liam Culbertson and Rachel Newby didn’t have much building experience but that didn’t stop them from constructing their own tiny home . Using recycled and salvaged materials, they erected a 67 square foot home in the Gunai district of Gippsland, Victoria in Australia, and it cost just 420 Australian dollars, or $320 American . See the... [Read more from this category]

Handcrafted timber pavilion celebrates British and Japanese craft traditions Handcrafted timber pavilion celebrates British and Japanese craft traditions

Completed as part of the Kingston University Degree Show 2016, the Seminar House Pavilion combines traditional craftsmanship found in British and Japanese culture. The students drew inspiration from their study abroad trip to Nagano and Tokyo , where they toured a variety of Japanese buildings , from a 16th century timber castle to a self-built concrete... [Read more from this category]

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Green Living

Storybook Transylvania hotel built with clay and sand opens soon Storybook Transylvania hotel built with clay and sand opens soon

The hotel’s owners, Razvan and Gabriela Vasile, sold their home in Romania ’s capital city of Bucharest in order to bring this clay fairytale castle into reality. The Valley of the Fairies, situated near the tiny village of Porumbacu De Sus, is 24 miles from the city of Sibiu. Its remote location and jaw-dropping views add to the hotel’s charm... [Read more from this category]

This Russian man just rode a hot air balloon around the world in 11 days This Russian man just rode a hot air balloon around the world in 11 days

Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov has set a new world record for the fastest hot air balloon trip around the world. The 11-day journey, which began on July 12, took the 64-year-old adventurer from Australia, over New Zealand, across the Pacific Ocean, South America, the Cape of Good Hope, and the Southern Ocean. Upon landing near his starting point... [Read more from this category]

First solar-powered, net-zero apartment building in Los Angeles opens its doors First solar-powered, net-zero apartment building in Los Angeles opens its doors

The eco-conscious project was developed by Hanover Company , developer and manager of high quality multi-family residential properties across the U.S. Each apartment has Energy Star-rated appliances , LED lighting , as well as a Nest Thermostat and an iPad Mini energy tracker that allow tenants to monitor their solar energy generation and consumption.... [Read more from this category]

New Zealand is exterminating all rats and non-native predators New Zealand is exterminating all rats and non-native predators

Today the New Zealand government announced plans to rid the country of introduced predators by 2050. That includes species like possums, rats, and stoats that kill around 25 million birds native to New Zealand (like the kiwi) yearly, according to the government. Prime Minister John Key said introduced predators are a bigger threat to native animals... [Read more from this category]

Life-saving Classon bike helmet has built-in cameras and turn signals Life-saving Classon bike helmet has built-in cameras and turn signals

The helmet has a number of safety features that aim to make cyclists aware of their environment without taking away the enjoyment of the ride. Cameras in the front and back of the helmet constantly scan the rider’s immediate environment. This info is immediately interpreted by an algorithm and communicated to the cyclist, letting them know when... [Read more from this category]

Uncontained sand fire forces thousands of California residents to flee their homes Uncontained sand fire forces thousands of California residents to flee their homes

Wildfires in southern California are once again forcing residents to evacuate their homes, with more than 18 homes reportedly destroyed so far in the Santa Clarita Valley in Los Angeles county. The Sand Fire, as it has been called, is currently only 10 percent contained, according to local fire authorities, and still poses a threat to thousands of... [Read more from this category]

Romanian architects turn a dirty, dingy garage into their dream office Romanian architects turn a dirty, dingy garage into their dream office

The 1960’s garage was on the ground floor of a Bucharest apartment building, and satisfied the goals the architectural firm had in mind as they sought a new space. According to a statement from arhiDOT design, the firm was looking for “an unconventional and representative space, small and manageable, a place where we’ll feel more... [Read more from this category]

Walmart introduces line of ugly fruit to combat food waste Walmart introduces line of ugly fruit to combat food waste

The largest grocer in America is recognizing that beauty is only skin deep, even when it comes to “ugly” fruits and vegetables. Walmart will be rolling out a line of imperfect apples , aptly named “I’m Perfect,” in 300 select Florida stores. These weather-dented fruits are just as nutritious as their more beautiful counterparts and will receive... [Read more from this category]

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