Creative Repurposing of Gift Cards, Credit Cards, & Rewards Cards

July 20, 2018 by  
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Searching for Planet-Friendly Fashion?

July 20, 2018 by  
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Congrats: A New Gifting App That Plants Trees with Every Use

December 3, 2014 by  
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“Send a smile, save a tree”. That’s the slogan coined by a new gifting app called Congrats , which encourages folks to send heartfelt greetings without harming any trees . Considering that over 300,000 trees were cut down in the USA alone for this year’s holiday greeting cards, an app like this is a great idea for sending great messages while reducing their carbon footprint. To use Congrats , people just record messages on their phones, and then there’s an option to add a cash gift that includes suggestions for how the recipient can spend the money. Every time the app is used, a tree is planted in one of the most deforested regions of the planet. So, not only is this app saving trees from being cut down to make cards, it’s replenishing areas that have already been clear-cut . Happy people, happy forests, happy planet. + Congrats App Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: app , apps , card , cards , clearcut , Congrats , congratulations , eco-friendly app , gifting app , gifting card , greeting app , greeting cards , holiday card , holiday cards , plant a tree , plant a tree app , planting trees , replanting forests , replanting trees , replenishing forests , smartphone app , smartphone tree app , Tree , tree app , tree greeting app , tree planting , tree-planting app , Trees , video card

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14 Faux Christmas Trees to Green Your Holidays

December 3, 2014 by  
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EV-Sharing in Paris – Update

September 23, 2013 by  
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A few years ago, we covered Paris’s plans to initiate an electric car sharing program . Through the Autolib car sharing program, which boasts over 1800 vehicles and 800 charging stations, the French capital now ranks among the world’s leaders in EV presence and charging locations . Autolib’s system was built by a subsidiary of Bolloré, the company that helped create the compact Bluecar. This system focus on being extremely user-friendly, by monitoring the relative location and battery charge of each vehicle. Members of the program can simply swipe their cards at a charging station and use a nearby car with the best charge. Only cars with a 40 percent or higher charge are released to members, and an agent will even contact drivers who’ve ventured past the last charging locations in the suburbs or drive with a battery that has a charge lower than 20 percent. As IEEE Spectrum reports, more EVs on the road means more familiarity with seeing and driving them–and less local air pollution should they have been fossil fuel powered instead. With ample charging locations and shorter distances, in an urban environment, shared EVs can also shine well within their range. That being said, the convenience of personal vehicle ownership, for those who can afford it and even when space is at a premium, is a challenge all car sharing programs will continue to combat. The Autolib program in particular has its share of critics among EV car sharing supporters, who say the program’s focus on being flexible means its members are more likely to have their own personal cars as well, and that programs that allow the reservation of vehicles have much more success in reducing personal automobile ownership. The Autolib program has also not yet generated profits, although general director Morald Chibout believes the program will become profitable sometime in 2014. via: IEEE Spectrum image CC BY 2.0 by Francisco Gonzalez

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Eco Innovators’ Design Play Cards are a Fun Way to Learn About Sustainable Design

March 14, 2013 by  
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Melbourne-based creative agency Eco Innovators is up to green mischief again with their new Design Play Cards – a deck of 50 quirky playing cards designed to challenge, inspire and explore sustainable design. Gamification is recognized as a valid educational tool, and the Design Play Cards assist educators in conveying complex approaches to design problem solving using fun and engaging exercises. The cards are divided into three groups: The ‘Design Problem’ set challenges players to solve social and environmental design issues, the ‘Design Inspiration’ set encourages players to find inspiration through real world solutions in action, and the ‘Design Strategy’ cards help players discover opportunities through sustainable design thinking. The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of Eco Innovators’ Design Play Cards are a Fun Way to Learn About Sustainable Design Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Design Education , design games , design play cards , eco innovators , eco playing cards , environment games , environmental education , green design , green design game , playing cards , sustainable design

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Recycled Last Light Lamp is Made From 350 Outdated Business Cards

September 28, 2012 by  
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Wellington, NZ-based artist Michelle Whale found a new use for old, outdated business cards with her beautiful Last Light Lamp . Created for Active Architecture ltd , the recycled lampshade is made from 230 business cards – and they can even be made to order from personal business cards or stock material. We recommend fitting it with an energy-efficient LED bulb to keep temperatures and power use low. + Last Light The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Active Architecture ltd , business card lamp , green design , green lamp , green products , last light lamp , Michelle Whale , recycled business cards , recycled lamp , sustainable design

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DIY: Make Dad an 8-Bit Pop-Up Card This Father’s Day Card!

June 16, 2012 by  
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Forget store-bought cards, and embrace your inner geek by making Dad an awesome retro pop-up card this Father’s Day!  Crafty designer Kate Lilley , the blogger behind  Minieco , came up with these clever designs, which are easy enough that just about anyone can make them (although younger kids will need help from an adult). The designs feature a heart, a skull and the iconic Space Invader. Head over to Inhabitots for more details on how to make your own pop-up card. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: crafts , DIY cards , eco parenting , father's day 2012 , Father’s Day Cards , gift cards , holiday cards , homemade cards , Inhabitots , Kate Lilley , Minieco , Space Invader

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Tinabonbina’s Postcard Greeting Cards Raise Funds for the Fight Against Breast Cancer

June 13, 2012 by  
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While email definitely dominates our lines of communication, we bet you’d be hard-pressed to find a person who doesn’t still enjoy receiving an old-school greeting via snail mail. Family-run Tinabonbina Greeting Cards is a nifty little e-shop that raises funds to help find a cure for breast cancer by selling eco-friendly cards. The charity greeting cards are designed to be sent ‘postcard style’ to reduce the amount of wasted paper . All cards cost £1.00 with 50p from each card being donated directly to a charity supporting research for breast cancer. A selection of designs can be seen at their site, and many more adorable designs are on the way! + Tinabonbina The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: charity greeting cards , donate to breast cancer research , eco greeting cards , fight against breast cancer , greeting cards , health relief efforts , Tinabonbina Greeting Cards

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6 DIY Valentine’s Day Cards To Make for Your True Love

February 12, 2012 by  
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Looking for the right way to tell your special someone what you really think of them? Forget the store-bought Valentine’s Day cards and stationary, and make your own DIY V-Day card. Nothing says “I love you” like a personalized, hand-made card. Need a bit of inspiration for how to get started? From paint chip bookmarks to thumbprint hearts, check out these six adorable DIY Valentine’s Day cards over at Inhabitots . MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arts and crafts , cards , DIY , eco friendly valentine’s day , gifts , Inhabitots , parenting , v-day , valentine’s day

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