Ochis Coffee releases a new line of sunglasses made from organic coffee grounds

August 21, 2019 by  
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It’s been almost a year since Ochis Coffee launched its first eyewear collection, reached its Kickstarter goal and began full-scale production. Now, it’s time for 2019 fashion updates with a brand new line of sunglasses made from organic coffee grounds. Inhabitat reported on this Ukrainian optical company last year. A brief overview: Max Gavrilenko, the mastermind behind Ochis Coffee, found a way to compress organic coffee grounds into a compound he calls “coffee cake,” which is then turned into sunglasses. Related: Make your own custom sunglasses from recycled plastic with FOS “My father owned an optical store and workshop, where I studied glasses from my very childhood,” Gavrilenko said. “From this, I saw a lot of glasses and wanted to create really eco-friendly, comfortable and universal glasses that each person can adjust to themselves.” The company’s 2018 Kickstarter campaign was so successful that Ochis Coffee is using the fundraising site again this year. For 2019, it is introducing two new frame shapes and two new lenses, both of which provide UV and HEV protection or polarization + UV filter. The lenses are made from recycled cotton . Then, the team adds a UV filter to protect the eyes and a hydrophobic coating to repel water and dirt. If you use Ochis Coffee glasses while looking at your computer, the anti-reflective coating and blue light-blocking features add further eye protection. Perhaps the most enticing part of these innovative sunglasses is that they actually smell like a freshly brewed cup of Joe. The new styles are attractive, too, with a modern Wayfarer shape as well as a trendy, rounded option. Instead of eventually winding up in a landfill , Ochis Coffee glasses will one day fertilize a garden. They take about 10 years to break down; compared to plastic glasses, this is impressively quick — about 100 times faster, according to the company. Prices for the new styles will start at $79. Ochis Coffee aims to raise $15,000 to fund the new eyewear line in this Kickstarter round, which will begin late August 2019. + Ochis Coffee Photography by Yaroslav Boychenko and Akim Karpach via Ochis Coffee

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Washington’s wolf population is down to 122 after a pack is shot by state hunters

August 21, 2019 by  
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Washington’s wolf population has dropped to 122 after a pack of four were killed by state hunters on August 16 near a ranch in rural Ferry County. The incident has environmentalists up in arms as they believe the deaths of these wolves benefit this particular ranch. Sam Montgomery, a spokesperson for the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, said that the hunters were inside a helicopter when they shot and killed the wolf pack. Related: Trump administration wants to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list “It’s unbelievably tragic that this wolf family has already been annihilated by the state,” Sophia Ressler of the Center for Biological Diversity, which tried to stop the incident, told the AP. “It seems like Washington’s wildlife agency is bent on wiping out the state’s wolves.” The ranch where the wolves were recently killed is no stranger to this particular pack of wolves — originally a group of 7 — as its livestock have been attacked, killed and hurt at least 29 times since 2018 as well as another nine times in the past four weeks, the state agency reported. Before the wolves were killed on Friday, the owner of the ranch tried using horse riders to scare the wolves before the choice was made to shoot them, the agency said. Wolves in Washington nearly disappeared entirely in the 1930s, primarily because of the growing cattle industry. They began returning about 15 years ago. Many of the gray wolves today are said to live in rural and mountainous regions of northeastern Washington. They have also been seen roaming the Cascade Range. In the past, Washington has approved the killing of wolf packs if they have attacked cattle, but activists believe annihilating the animals won’t protect livestock. In the end, conservationists suggest other control methods, such as better management systems, to deter the wolves from preying on cattle. Via The Guardian and Associated Press Image via Krystal Hamlin

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How to: Win a free Hushamok organic baby hammock worth $599

September 27, 2015 by  
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Rocking a newborn gently to sleep often works, but doing so can put enormous strain on your arms and back. Babies love to be rocked—sometimes hours on end—which has sparked the invention of useful battery-powered “swing-o-matics;” however, they’re often ugly and made from synthetic, off-gassing materials. Luckily, Hushamok has created a stunning and stylish organic alternative, the Okoa Hammock, that’s designed to swing naturally in the breeze and is made from all-natural materials. Our editor-in-chief gave it her seal of approval when she reviewed it for her baby and we’re delighted to announce that we’re giving away a brand new hammock set, worth $599 . ENTER TO WIN A FREE HUSHAMOK BABY HAMMOCK>

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Everything Your Child Needs For A Waste-Free School Year

August 10, 2015 by  
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Do you remember the sweet sense of beginning that accompanies the start of a brand new school year? Sharpened pencils, the incomparable feeling of a a pristine, unsullied notebook, and the optimistic feeling that this year, this year things will be…

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Bright Idea: Get Crafty With Repurposed Light Bulbs

August 4, 2015 by  
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When a light bulb in your home goes out, you likely unscrew it and toss it in the trash, replacing it with a brand new, working bulb at once. However, next time maybe think twice before throwing out the ‘dead’ light bulb. Lights and electricity are…

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Tesla Announces Plans to ‘Unveil the D and Something Else’ On Oct 9

October 2, 2014 by  
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk just sent out a mysterious tweet announcing that the EV maker plans to unveil something new on October 9. His tweet, “ about time to unveil the D and something else ” has set off waves of speculation – could Tesla be unveiling a brand new model, or is it something less dramatic like new technology for its existing vehicles? Read the rest of Tesla Announces Plans to ‘Unveil the D and Something Else’ On Oct 9 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: driver assistance , electric car , electric motor , elon musk , green car , green transportation , tesla , Tesla D , Tesla electric car , Tesla Model D , Tesla Model X , tesla model-s

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GE’s New ‘Magnetocaloric’ Refrigerator Cools Food With Water And Magnets

February 13, 2014 by  
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GE just developed a brand new refrigerator that uses special magnetic materials to achieve temperatures cold enough to freeze water. The magnetic fridge is estimated to be 20% more efficient than current refrigeration technology, and it could be available by the end of the decade. Read the rest of GE’s New ‘Magnetocaloric’ Refrigerator Cools Food With Water And Magnets Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: fridge , general electric , magnetocaloric technology , prototype fridge , refridgeration , refridgeration technology        

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The AquaDesigner Living Fountain Provides a Beautiful Way to Grow Food at Home Year-Round

February 12, 2014 by  
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For gardeners looking to grow their own food year-round without worrying about the harsh winter weather, aquaponics is the way of the future. With $2.5 billion spent nationwide on U.S. food gardens and a $21 billion return on investment, the incentive to implement this revolutionary system combining raising fish and plants symbiotically is met with growing interest and passion. Aquaponics is quickly becoming popular throughout the U.S., and if you’ve been hankering to try your hand at aquaponics, but don’t know where to start, you might want to check out the Aquaponic Source . This cool company is about to release a brand new series of aquaponic systems, including their Ambiance AquaDesigner Living Fountain, a beautiful and functional piece of decor that can be used for growing both indoors and outdoors! Read the rest of The AquaDesigner Living Fountain Provides a Beautiful Way to Grow Food at Home Year-Round Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aquaponic source , aquaponic system , aquaponics , aquaponics gardening , diy aquaponics , The AquaDesigner Living Fountain        

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Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Under $50!

November 29, 2013 by  
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Looking for unique gifts for your friends and family but don’t have a ton of money to spend? Inhabitat has curated a brand new green gift guide for the 2013 holiday season filled with green goodies that can be scooped up for $50 or less. From a set of earbuds made from wood to a mojito molecular mixology kit to an incredible solar-powered bulb that can also charge a mobile phone, check out our  Gifts Under $50 Guide  for the best affordable, eco-friendly gifts out there! GIFTS UNDER $50 >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:        

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Will China’s eco-city of the future be built around cars?

June 20, 2012 by  
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How a brand new mini-city in China is rethinking the basic arrangements of car-centric metropolitan areas. 

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