Where are they now? A status report on previous 30 Under 30s

June 4, 2018 by  
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Now in its third year, our roundup of 30 inspiring young sustainability leaders wouldn’t be complete without a look at what their earlier cohorts are doing today.

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Electricity-free, foot-powered washing machine is slated for release this summer

April 11, 2018 by  
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The Drumi, from product design company Yirego , is a washing machine powered by your feet — no electricity necessary. The device uses six to 12 liters of water per load, and can wash almost five pounds of clothes in around five minutes. Inhabitat first covered the little washing machine in 2015, and we checked in with Yirego to hear how they’ve improved the product, slated for release this summer. Yirego designed an environmentally friendly washing machine powered by you. And after more than 10,000 hours of product development, the Drumi is in production, and the company is aiming to release it in the summer of 2018. As they progressed past the early stages of design , they made a few key changes to improve the washing machine. Related: The zero-electricity Gentlewasher does the laundry in five minutes flat One change is the carrying handle. Users only need one hand to transport the machine, as opposed to holding both sides with the earlier model. The handle doubles as a lock, keeping the lid in place as a user peddles. The production model is now shorter than the earlier model; Yirego lowered the machine’s center of gravity to boost stability and durability. Also, they addressed peoples’ concerns that a dirty machine would impact their skin and laundry by enabling users to remove the drum out of the new Drumi for easy cleaning. Yirego said they’ve filed patents for these technologies. The washing machine is aimed at people living off the grid , in small urban apartments, or in mobile homes , to name a few. It can be utilized for small loads containing clothing like activewear or delicates. About five minutes is all it takes to clean clothes in the Drumi: around two minutes to wash, two to rinse, and 30 seconds to spin dry. You can pre-order the machine, which costs $299, in silver or green on the Yirego website . + Yirego Images courtesy of Yirego

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Smaller, Lighter Plastic Shrinks Packaging Footprint

June 26, 2012 by  
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Written by Lee Spivak, Sustainability Services, Waste Management Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the Sustainable Brands 2012 Conference in San Diego. This conference brings together companies working toward a variety of…

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Zoo Plans to Split Up Same-Sex Penguin Pair

November 7, 2011 by  
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Earlier this year, wildlife experts at Toronto Zoo welcomed two new male African penguins to their popular exhibit, with the hope the spirited young bachelors would be a boon to the endangered species — but they fell for each other.

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Meet The ‘Climate 185’: More Corporations Calling For Government Climate Action

October 20, 2011 by  
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alexbrn / CC BY 2.0 Changing corporate consensus on climate? Earlier this week, a long list of some of the world’s largest investors urged government action on climate and I used the occasion to point out that Republicans, once the US’ premier party of business, ignore at their peril a growing climate action preference by world-class institutional investors and their service agents. In this post, you… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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How to Build a DIY Solar Dehydrator (Video)

October 13, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Paul Wheaton Earlier today I posted an appeal from Paul Wheaton for funding for his latest video project . but if you’ve yet to check out one of his practical, permaculturist back-to-the-land videos—from rocket mass stoves through tiny houses to

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sleeper cell.

May 24, 2010 by  
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Now that the sun is rising earlier, it’s time to take advantage of that early morning natural glow. I’m talking about from you!  Because if you go to bed one hour earlier each night, you’ll not only save electricity used to keep your dark house light at night, but you’ll wake up feeling much more refreshed and ready to start your day.  While we’re on the topid of consumption, studies have also shown that you’ll probably consume more food the less you sleep (probably because it’s easy to eat when you are awake too?).  Take your time to rest and regenerate seriously – for yourself and the environment.

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here comes the sun.

May 23, 2010 by  
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Extra daylight hours are just another perk to Spring. Try using natural light as much as possible and watch your energy bills drop

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H&M Caught in “Organic” Cotton Fraud

January 25, 2010 by  
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Credit: Andreas Tellefsen , Via Ecouterre Earlier this month we reported that H&M was destroying clothes now it’s their–not so–organic cotton fabrics making headlines.

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