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 to Keep Plastics Out of the Ocean How to Keep Plastics Out of the Ocean

You’re probably already aware that millions of tons of plastic … The... 

How Tech Giants Are Going Eco How Tech Giants Are Going Eco

After Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently announced his company would … The post How... 

5 Battery Trends That Represent a More Sustainable Future 5 Battery Trends That Represent a More Sustainable Future

When you think about the most eco-friendly items in your home, batteries might not... 

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... 

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13 innovative, thought-provoking designs that broke new ground at the London Design Festival 13 innovative, thought-provoking designs that broke new ground at the London Design Festival

Design weeks around the world tend to be dominated by refined furnishings , sleek products , and glitzy lighting – but some of the most interesting works are those that challenge our assumptions about what design is – and what it can be. Independent designers and aspiring students are the masters of this realm, as they’re not afraid... [Read more from this category]

Futuristic solar home hidden inside 18th-century stone ruins Futuristic solar home hidden inside 18th-century stone ruins

The stone ruins of an 18th-century Scottish farmhouse have been brought back to life as the envelope for a surprisingly modern solar-powered home. Nathanael Dorent Architecture and Lily Jencks Studio crafted Ruin Studio with layers like a palimpsest, from the 200-year-old farmhouse frame to futuristic and tubular interior shell. In addition to the... [Read more from this category]

Spectacular origami pavilion made of recycled plastic pops up in Columbus, Indiana Spectacular origami pavilion made of recycled plastic pops up in Columbus, Indiana

This gorgeous origami-inspired building in Columbus, Indiana is made entirely from recycled plastic – and it lights up at night with a beautiful LED display. Students at the IU School of Art, Architecture + Design in Bloomington , led by Professor Jiangmei Wu , designed the Synergia pavilion as an experiment in building complex structures inspired... [Read more from this category]

Nike calls "Flyleather" its most sustainable leather material yet Nike calls "Flyleather" its most sustainable leather material yet

When Nike introduced its Flyknit technology in 2012, the sportswear giant literally broke the mold of sneaker construction. By using a weaving technique that results in a virtually seamless one-piece upper, Nike is able to create a shoe that has the featherweight pliability of a sock yet the support and durability of a trainer. Flyknit is better for... [Read more from this category]

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Green Living

Hinckley unveils the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht Hinckley unveils the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht

Imagine silently slicing through the Long Island Sound on a yacht , wind tousling your hair. That peaceful vision is possible with Hinckley’s new Dasher yacht, which they say is the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht. Inhabitat took a ride in Oyster Bay recently, and we were amazed at how quiet the boat is – thanks to twin... [Read more from this category]

Solar record-breaking China aims for 50GW installed in 2017 Solar record-breaking China aims for 50GW installed in 2017

China , a consistent leader in solar power production and installation, is having another banner year with 25 gigawatts of solar energy being installed in June and July alone. It is estimated that China is capable of installing over 50GW of solar energy by the end of 2017. As of October 1, approximately 42GW of solar energy had been installed, though... [Read more from this category]

New concrete roof includes thin-film PV cells to generate power New concrete roof includes thin-film PV cells to generate power

Digital design and fabrication techniques allowed researchers in Switzerland to create a curvy, super thin concrete roof that will one day help a residential unit produce more power than it consumes. Using the innovative methods, the researchers assembled the roof with much less materials than would otherwise be needed. The concrete roof is also equipped... [Read more from this category]

Tesla earns contract for world’s first solar, wind and storage project Tesla earns contract for world’s first solar, wind and storage project

Tesla has won its first contract with Vestas, the world’s largest wind turbine maker, to supply its Powerpack batteries for a project that combines solar power , wind power, and Tesla’s storage technology — the first of its kind in the world. The $160 million project is being managed by Windlab at the Kennedy Energy Park hybrid renewable... [Read more from this category]

13 innovative, thought-provoking designs that broke new ground at the London Design Festival 13 innovative, thought-provoking designs that broke new ground at the London Design Festival

Design weeks around the world tend to be dominated by refined furnishings , sleek products , and glitzy lighting – but some of the most interesting works are those that challenge our assumptions about what design is – and what it can be. Independent designers and aspiring students are the masters of this realm, as they’re not afraid... [Read more from this category]

VW is building an electric race car to set a new speed record VW is building an electric race car to set a new speed record

Buckle your seat belt!  Volkswagen , on a mission to become a top producer of electric vehicles, is proving itself by developing an electric race car which will be entered in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb  in 2018. If the company is successful, the race will mark the first time in 31 years VW has competed in the hill climb. The race will... [Read more from this category]

LAVA unveils greenery-infused Garden Island to revamp Sydney Harbour LAVA unveils greenery-infused Garden Island to revamp Sydney Harbour

Australia-based firm LAVA just unveiled a stunning proposal for converting an inaccessible plot of land near Sydney Harbour into a sustainable waterfront community. The ambitious Garden Island proposal envisions a vibrant green public space with eco-friendly residential towers and multi-use buildings that would host activities throughout the year.... [Read more from this category]

This company wants to turn food waste into building materials  heres how This company wants to turn food waste into building materials heres how

What do peanuts, rice, bananas, potatoes, and mushrooms have in common? In addition to being delicious, they could be transformed into building materials. In a report entitled The Urban Bio-Loop , the Arup group proposes to use food waste (something developed nations have an abundance of) to develop low-cost and eco-friendly materials for use in construction.... [Read more from this category]

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