16 last minute gifts for the green procrastinator

December 14, 2017 by  
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Were you so busy surfing the web for cool gift ideas that you totally forgot to do any actual shopping? If so, there’s no need to fret because we’ve got you covered with a last-minute gift guide full of clever and imaginative presents that can be whipped up at the 11th hour . Check out all of our ideas – from a basket full of practical presents they’re sure to appreciate to the ever-elusive gift of closet organization and this foolproof crowd-pleaser . LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS >

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Trump signs bill that recognizes climate change as a threat to the US

December 14, 2017 by  
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This past Tuesday, President Trump signed a bill into law that formally recognizes climate change as a national security threat to the United States . While the president has long railed against climate change and advocated for fossil fuels, the Trump Administration and a Republican-controlled Congress have taken a small but significant step towards formally recognizing climate change. Now that this stance has become codified law, the United States will be further pressured to act. The newly signed law is a hard-earned result of the bipartisan organizing done by the Climate Solutions Caucus. Established in February 2016, the caucus was founded by Democratic Congressman Ted Deutch and Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo “to educate members on economically-viable options to reduce climate risk and to explore bipartisan policy options that address the impacts, causes, and challenges of our changing climate.” Currently, there are 24 Democrats and 24 Republicans who serve as members of the caucus. The climate change provision reached the president’s desk as an amendment to the must-pass, annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Republican leadership attempted to remove the provision from the bill, but were defeated when 46 Republican representatives defected and voted to uphold the provision. Related: Trump signs directive to send astronauts to the Moon and Mars It requires the Pentagon to conduct a report on the specific vulnerabilities of American military assets to climate change over the next twenty years. In addition, the amendment formally recognizes what the scientific community  and the United States military has been saying for years. “Climate change is a direct threat to the national security of the United States,” reads the law, “and is impacting stability in areas of the world where the United States armed forces are operating today, and where strategic implications for future conflicts exist.” Since Trump made national security a key plank of his campaign platform, he will be under further pressure to act. Whether the president chooses to do so remains doubtful. Via EcoWatch Images via The White House (1)

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14 Green Gifts for Big Kids

December 3, 2013 by  
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Even the greenest kids want gift action during the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean you have to buy them junk from Walmart. We’ve collected a list of 14 green gifts that will cheer up your kid without being totally detrimental to the environment, and they might learn something at the same time. From this cool root vue farm that provides a fun food-growing experience to a kit that allows you kids to turn just about any recycled paper into fun beads and wildflower seed bombs for the budding guerrilla gardner, our guide has ideas for kids with all kinds of interests. GREEN GIFTS FOR BIG KIDS > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Aqua farm , aquaponic farm for kids , Bird Habitat Garden , Butterfly kit , Charlotte’s Web , children’s books , christmas gifts , Cubebot , earth-friendly gifts , eco gifts for kids , eco presents , eco-blocks for kids , eco-gifts , farming kits for kids , Fuel Car Car Science Kit , Fuel Car Kit for Kids , gift guide , gifts for guerrilla gardeners , gifts for kids , Glob Paint Kit , green building blocks , green gift guide , green gifts , green gifts for big kids , Green gifts for kids , green holidays , green office , green presents , green xmas , holiday gift guide , holidays , Magnetic Cube Puzzle , non-toxic paint , non-toxic supplies for kids , Novara Pixie Bike , presents , puzzles for kids , Recycled Paper Beads , REI bike for kids , science kits for kids , seed bombs , sustainable gifts for kids , tegu blocks , toys for kids , toys made with natural materials , Wildflower seed bombs , wooden toys , xmas gifts        

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14 Last Minute Gifts for the Green Procrastinator

December 17, 2012 by  
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Ingenious 14-Year-Old Invents Solar-Powered Water Purification System for the Developing World

December 17, 2012 by  
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When most of us were teenagers, we were more worried about an embarrassing outbreak of acne or who to ask to homecoming than the challenges of developing nations. After witnessing children in India drinking from a stagnant pool of water, 14-year-old Deepika Kurup from Nashua, New Hampshire was inspired to help “find a solution to the global water crisis.” After much research, she developed a solar-powered purification system in her backyard that eventually earned her a $25,000 award from the The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge . Entering while she was still in the 7th grade, she took first place in the competition. So, just how does this ingenious invention work? After spending three months pouring over PhD papers during her vacation, speaking with her 3M mentor, and testing her inventions with contaminated water from the Nashua wastewater treatment facility, Deepika Kurup came up with a system that could cheaply and easily purify water containing harmful bacteria. Her process involves exposing titanium oxide and zinc oxide to sunlight, which initiates a chemical reaction that forms hydroxyl radicals and super oxides. These compounds are able to oxidize organic substances into water and carbon dioxide. After counting the levels of coliform bacteria before and after she applied her system with 3M Petrifilms , she found that her system had significantly reduced the amount of coliforms from 8,000 down to 50 and E. coli from more than 1,000 down to none in less than 8 hours. In one hour, she was also able to degrade methane blue, oxidizing it faster that most current processes. Unlike most purification methods that rely on UV lamps that require electricity, nasty chemicals, or pricey filtration systems, Kurup’s composite which also incorporates cement and 3M Glass Bubbles , costs half a cent per gram. Applied through both a photocatalytic rod and reflector film, she was able to achieve this amazing results with an amazing amount of efficiency and consistency. Now high school freshman, Kurup hopes to apply for a patent for her system and start a nonprofit to help deploy her innovation. Passionate about science, she is striving towards becoming a neurologist. + The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Via Co.EXIST

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12 Customized Gifts Made Just for Them

December 3, 2012 by  
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One of the easiest ways to ensure that a holiday gift will be liked by the recipient is to sprinkle a little bit of them right into the design . Nowadays it’s easy to create one-of-a-kind, personalized gifts for everyone on your list, and the likelihood that such a special present will get trashed or shoved in a closet somewhere is a lot lower than a bland, cookie cutter item. From cufflinks featuring the silhouettes of loved ones to custom mini books with pics from their personal Instagram feed to furniture inlaid with their own photos , flip through our customized gift guide to see all of our suggestions. CUSTOMIZED GIFTS > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: customizable gifts , customized gifts , customized giftsgreen gifts , eco-gifts , green gift guide , green gifts for dad , green gifts for guys , Green gifts for kids , green gifts for mom , green gifts for pets , green gifts for the family , green gifts for women , inhabitat gift guide , Inhabitat green gift guide , monogrammed gifts , personalized gifts , photo gifts , sustainable gifts

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Get Your Holiday Shopping Done Early with Our Green Gift Guide!

November 19, 2010 by  
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Thanksgiving is coming up quick in less than a week, which means that time is ticking away before Black Friday hits and the insanity of the holiday shopping season kicks into full gear. But you can skip all of the hassle and heartache of hitting the malls by getting all of your sustainable shopping done early with our Green Holiday Gift Guide ! It’s filled with stocking stuffers and eco-friendly gifts for mom and dad , boys and girls , new parents , him and her , tots , green thumbs , the home and even pets . Plus, don’t forget to check out our green gifts on a budget , the hottest green gadget gifts and homemade gift ideas you can whip up yourself

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NEW PHOTOS: Canstruction Sculptures Made Entirely From Cans!

November 19, 2010 by  
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Just last week we brought you a peek at the incredible winners of this year’s NYC’s Canstruction competition, which challenges engineers, architects , contractors, and students to create massive structures made entirely from canned goods to raise awareness and food for the hungry.

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Norman Foster’s Moving Elevator Gallery Opens in NYC

November 19, 2010 by  
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When the owners of the new Sperone Westwater Gallery on NYC’s Bowery were first planning the construction of their new building, they had to contend with an incredibly limited building footprint of just 200 square feet. Certainly small for a gallery of any sort, given the prime location in one of NYC’s most lively neighborhoods, they knew they had to be flexible with the site. Their solution

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Greenbuild 2010: The Best Eco-Designs From Day 2!

November 19, 2010 by  
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