LEGO reveals its first disabled wheelchair-bound minifigure

January 30, 2016 by  
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It’s been a good week for toys – Mattel announced that Barbie is expanding beyond the leggy, blue eyed, blonde haired mold that she’s been stuck in for so long and now, LEGO has revealed a minifig that comes in a wheelchair. The hip little guy comes complete with a hoodie and beanie and signals yet another step forward into a more inclusive world. Now that’s awesome. READ MORE >

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This new Dubai tower will create an artificial rainforest complete with a beach in the middle of the desert

October 15, 2015 by  
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Public PPlanter Urinal Doubles as a Bamboo Garden in San Francisco

February 28, 2014 by  
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When most people hear the term public urinal, it’s often accompanied by horrifying images and the recollection of an equally unpleasant smell. In an attempt to change people’s perception of these waste receptacles, California’s Hyphae Design Laboratory  developed the PPlanter , an eco-friendly public urinal that not only gives people the chance to relieve themselves in the fresh air, but uses bamboo to process their pee. Read the rest of Public PPlanter Urinal Doubles as a Bamboo Garden in San Francisco Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bamboo bio-filter urinal , California bamboo urinal , eco-friendly urinal , ecological urinal , green urinal , hyphae design laboratory , open-air public urinal , PPlanter , San Francisco public urinal , sustainable porta pottie , unisex public urinal        

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Google Street View Maps Out the Polar Bear Capital of the World and it’s Awesome

February 28, 2014 by  
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Image of polar bear with cub / Shutterstock It’s no surprise that the polar bear has become an icon of climate change, since it’s a living example of what happens when rising temperatures begin to destroy an ecosystem. The problem is, very few people ever journey to the Arctic to see the changes first hand. In attempt to bring the bears’ plight closer to home, Google has been secretly working with Polar Bears International to capture rare glimpses of the animals in a place known as “the polar bear capital of the world.” The result is a face-to-face encounter with the majestic creatures that we’re driving to the brink of extinction. Read the rest of Google Street View Maps Out the Polar Bear Capital of the World and it’s Awesome Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arctic polar bears , Canadian arctic , Canadian polar bears , mapping climate change , mapping habitats , polar bears and climate change , polar bears at risk , polar bears on Google , polar bears on Google Street View        

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Composting Toilets: Whose Is the Fairest of Them All?

September 2, 2011 by  
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Despite prejudices, many of us know that composting toilets are often a remarkably pleasant place to do your business. From portable composting toilets for festivals , complete with potted plants and reading materials, to the affordable Lovable Loo that even makes pooping in a bucket look surprisingly sophisticated. Permaculture Magazine has already noted that compos… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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UK Man Mounts Traffic War Using Pedestrian Crosswalk Button (And Wins. Sort Of.)

August 25, 2011 by  
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Photo s__i via flickr and Creative Commons. You would think the residents of Chideock, a small town in Dorset in the UK, would have been happy. After many, many years of heavy traffic making it difficult to simply cross the road , they received a pedestrian “pelican” crossing, complete with a crosswalk sensor button that allowed them to bring a halt to the unceasing line of trucks a… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Steve Jobs: The Most Important Patron of Design Of This Century

August 25, 2011 by  
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I was going to write about how important Steve Jobs was to the world of design, how he was this generation’s Dieter Rams . But Cliff Kuang at Fast Company notes correctly that Jobs is neither a designer nor an engineer. He writes: Steve Jobs may not be the greatest technologist or engineer of his generation. But he is perhaps the greatest user of technology to ever live, and it was Apple’s great fortune that he also happened to be the company’s founder. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Is Earth Your Mother Or Your Home?

April 22, 2011 by  
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photo: Mat McDermott I took the photo above in Times Square not long after Earth Day New York ‘s green car fashion show. Picture a whole bunch of electric, hybrid and biofuel vehicles presented to a crowd of tourists many of whom had no idea what was going on but were drawn in by the all-electric Delorean conversion, complete with decade’s old Back to the Future references. Personally I thought the eStar all electric delivery truck was more interesting.

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Join X-Games Champion Gretchen Bleiler in Creating a Sustainable Habit

April 22, 2011 by  
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Gretchen Bleiler practices for the ladies halfpipe final during the 2011 Sprint US Snowboarding Grand Prix. Photo credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Practice makes perfect—and what is practice but repeating something over and over, day after day.

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Celebrating Earth Day Together, Across the Internet

April 22, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Jdodge3 / Wikimedia Commons Earth Day . The day to celebrate planet Earth, the planet that we call home

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