Polish Documentary explores the lives of people living “Off the Grid”

April 8, 2016 by  
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In many people there is some kind of protest awakening, but only the bravest go further and take it to the next step. Polish documentary “Off the Grid” presents the lives of the people who have chosen to live outside the conforms of society in an attempt to return to nature and self-sufficiency . In this documentary, you will meet a man who has been living without money or documents for six years. You’ll also get to know a “freegan”, who not only eats what has been discarded, but also brings food to distribute amongst others and cooks for the poor. And finally, you will meet an architect who is engaged in promoting natural construction techniques and community initiatives. At a first glance, they have nothing in common but in reality each of them is trying to improve the system around them in their own way. Each hopes that their small steps will lead to giant leaps forward, transforming the world around us. This inspiring documentary follows Natalia Hatalska (one of Poland’s more influential bloggers) from Warsaw to Berlin as she tries to understand this growing movement and the people who have decided to lead their lives this way. Off the grid is the 2nd episode of the “OnOff” documentary series project, which focuses on current and coming social trends. + Hatalska 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!

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12 Inspiring mini parks created in street parking spaces

September 17, 2015 by  
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INFOGRAPHIC: Endangered animals from around the world

September 17, 2015 by  
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It has become so common to hear about  animals facing the verge of extinction that it hardly seems shocking anymore. The reality is that, for as long as the world has been habitable, species have come and gone. But nowadays, due to poaching, deforestation and other issues associated with greed and monetary gain, we are facing a rate of extinction that hasn’t been seen since that of the dinosaurs. The following infographic reveals the shocking populations behind some of the world’s most endangered animals, like the Javan rhino, which has a global population of just 35 animals, and the Bengal tiger, whose population hovers around 3,000. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Endangered animals from around the world

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VIDEO: Olafur Eliasson’s Solar “Little Sun” LED Lamp Lights Up Lives Around the World

November 10, 2014 by  
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Artist Olafur Eliasson explores the importance of turning artistic potential into environmental action in this inspiring video created by VICE for The Creators Project . Eliasson discusses his Little Sun – a solar-powered LED lamp that can run for up to 5 hours on a single charge. One in every five people on the planet has no access to electricity, so Eliasson sought to harness solar energy in a creative lamp that provides an affordable and sustainable light source for all. Check out the video above! + The Creators Project Images via The Creators Project Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , art that challenges the world , eco design , eco-art , environmental awareness , green design , inspiring , little sun , Olafur Eliasson , sustainable design , vice

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VIDEO: Olafur Eliasson’s Solar “Little Sun” LED Lamp Lights Up Lives Around the World

March 17, 2014 by  
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Artist Olafur Eliasson explores the importance of turning artistic potential into environmental action in this inspiring new video created by VICE for The Creators Project . Eliasson discusses his Little Sun – a solar-powered LED lamp that can run for up to 5 hours on a single charge. One in every five people on the planet has no access to electricity, so Eliasson sought to harness solar energy in a creative lamp that provides an affordable and sustainable light source for all. Check out the video above! + The Creators Project Images via The Creators Project Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , art that challenges the world , eco design , eco-art , environmental awareness , green design , inspiring , little sun , Olafur Eliasson , sustainable design , vice        

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Global Warming Could Affect Crops Sooner Than We Thought

March 17, 2014 by  
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A new report by scientists at the University of Leeds shows that global warming may affect crops much sooner than originally thought. The study compared data from 1,700 other studies on climate change and agriculture to determine that a global increase of just 2 degrees Celsius could reduce crop yields by as early as 2030. Read the rest of Global Warming Could Affect Crops Sooner Than We Thought Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: climate change crops , eco design , global crop yields , global warming , green design , nature climate change , sustainable design , university of leeds        

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IKEA Unveils New Line of Clever Transforming and Space-Saving Furniture Designs

March 17, 2014 by  
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Last week, we got a sneak peek of IKEA’s new PS 2014 collection entitled “On the Move.” The line of space-saving, multi-functional pieces was designed in response to the world’s growing population of urbanites who move frequently from one small dwelling to the next. Preview the collection here before it goes on sale next month. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “ikea ps” , compact furniture , ikea , ikea cabinet , ikea corner cabinet , ikea furniture , ikea lamps , IKEA PS 2014 , ikea small spaces , micro apartments , small spaces , tiny apartments , Transforming Furniture        

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Inhabitat’s Top 10 Most Inspiring Stories of 2013

December 27, 2013 by  
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The media tends to feed on negativity – but if you dig a little deeper you’ll find a wealth of uplifting and inspiring stories just below the surface. Sometimes they’re about brilliant teenagers who came up with innovative solutions to the world’s problems – like this 16-year-old who created bioplastic from bananas and the student who developed a phone charger that can fill your cell in 20 seconds . Other times they’re about visionaries like the man who is planting a second forest entirely by hand , the African inventor who built a working 3D printer from e-waste , and the Empowerment Plan to provide Detroit’s homeless with coats that turn into sleeping bags. These bright minds are building a more sustainable tomorrow – check out their stories below and vote for the most inspiring! Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-friendly design , good news , green design , green innovation , inspiration , inspiring news , inspiring stories , most inspiring stories of 2013 , positive environmental news , positive news , sustainable design , teenage inventors , top stories of 2013 , uplifting stories        

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‘Cow Power’ Explores How Vermont Is Turning Turds Into a Treasured Energy Resource

August 23, 2013 by  
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Dairy farms are going out of business all across the United States, but in Vermont, citizens have banded together to support family farms by turning cow manure into a form of renewable energy . Cow Power is a new documentary by Allison Gillette that explores how the state of Vermont is turning waste into treasure by collecting manure and then biodigesting it to generate electricity. So far, the project can generate enough energy to power 400 homes while reducing methane emissions from livestock—and the founders believe the initiative could eventually generate upwards of 10% of the nation’s energy needs. If you’d like to check out this inspiring documentary, you can watch it today on iTunes or Google Play , and it will be coming to Netflix in the next few months. + Cow Power Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Allison Gillette , bio-energy , biodigester , cow power , cow power film , green energy , Poo Power! , renewable energy        

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BMW X5 eDrive Concept Debuts with a Plug-in Hybrid System

August 23, 2013 by  
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BMW has unveiled the new BMW X5 eDrive Concept ahead of its world debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The X5 eDrive Concept is based on the 2014 X5 , but features a new plug-in hybrid system that allows the SUV to travel up to 19 miles on electricity alone. Read the rest of BMW X5 eDrive Concept Debuts with a Plug-in Hybrid System Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BMW , bmw hybrid , BMW plug-in hybrid , BMW X5 , BMW X5 hybrid , BMW x5 plug-in hybrid , electric motor , green car , green SUV , plug-in hybrid suv        

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