10-year-old leukemia survivor wins trips to NASA with an award-winning bandage dispenser design

November 20, 2016 by  
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Bridgette Veneris is a 10-year-old Australian who not only battled leukemia and survived, but also designed a sterile waste-saving bandage dispenser design that’s won her a trip to NASA . Veneris got the idea for the design during her stay in the hospital, where she noticed her parents and nurses having difficulty unwrapping adhesive bandages. Her bandage dispenser design won the national littleBIGidea competition , which awarded her with a trip to NASA.

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A look into a Turkey sweatshops use of Syrian child labor to make ISIS uniforms

June 12, 2016 by  
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Syrian refugee children are working 12-hour shifts for a little over a dollar per hour to make ISIS uniforms in a Turkey sweatshop, according to The Daily Mail . The children, reportedly sent by their parents, work in a shop that makes uniforms, backpacks, and other military gear for the Syrian market. While the factory owner Abu Zakour concedes that school would be a better place for the children, he says the parents want their children to work. Complicating the issue is the language barrier and other social barriers that dissuade Syrian children from attending Turkish public schools.

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Greenery-infused nursery school in Japan brings children closer to nature

May 25, 2016 by  
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Rather than orient the two-story building towards the surrounding urban jungle, the architects turn attention inwards with the design of a ring-shaped structure centered on an inner courtyard. “The concept of its design is to provide enough space for 160 children to play around in the nature and also for all their parents and nursery staff to feel safe,” said the architects. Outdoor corridors with rounded eaves and railings ring the central green space. Circular shapes and rounded forms are design…

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Meet the Sustainability Sisters

January 25, 2013 by  
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Amy and Annie Longworth are both successful sustainable business professionals. Where did their parents go right?

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Danish Study Links Co-Sleeping To Decreased Risk of Obesity

May 19, 2012 by  
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Co-sleeping — when babies and young children share a bed with one or both of their parents — has now been linked to reduced obesity . According to a new Danish study, children who regularly co-sleep with their parents are 70-percent less likely to be overweight when compared to kids who never sleep with their parents. So what’s behind the correlation? Although researchers aren’t clear on why the co-sleepers were slimmer, they have some theories, such as kids who co-sleep may have a greater sense of emotional support, whereas children who are not allowed to sleep with their parents may feel rejected, and in turn, negative feelings may increase the risk of obesity. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: child rearing , Children , Co-sleeping , green parenting , Health , Inhabitots , kids sleeping , obesity , parenting , sleep

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Police Officers Keep Cool in the Heat With Air-Conditioned Bulletproof Vests

May 19, 2012 by  
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If you’ve ever seen police officers walking around in full gear during a heat wave, you’ve probably felt a little faint just looking at them.  Lucky for them, scientists from the  Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) have devised a new  “smart” protective garment that cools down your body instead of keeping it heated up.  With a mini-fan and a cooling water system, police officers are way more likely to be able to stay cool under pressure.   Click ahead to check out this innovative new garment! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air conditioners , air conditioning , bulletproof vests , climate-controlled clothing , climate-controlled fashion , eco-fashion , EMPA , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , policemen , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style , Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology , Switzerland , wearable technology , Zurich

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Are the New LEGO Friends for Girls Sexist?

January 14, 2012 by  
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LEGO rang in 2012 by launching a new line of toys , LEGO Friends, which are aimed at girls 5 and up. No big deal, right? Actually, to some it is a big deal. A petition was launched at Change.org is demanding that LEGO to stop selling out girls with the new collection, arguing that the new line of toys feeds young girls a narrow set of stereotypes. So far, some 30,000+ people have signed the petition already. Will you join them? Head over to our sister site Inhabitots to read our analysis of the issue and vote in our survey. MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: change.org , Inhabitots , lego , lego friends , marketing , minifigs , parenting , parents , petition , sexism , toys

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UK Solar Prices Tumble, Boosting Rush of Installations

July 25, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Solarcentury Earlier this year, my parents installed solar PV panels on their home in England . Not long after, my brother installed solar panels too . As solar prices ahve tumbled, and householders have reported higher than expected returns, more and more households are taking the plunge. (Four of my parents’ neighbors now have solar.) But can it last? And should it?… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Sen. Jim Inhofe Sick from Swimming in Lake Where "Sustained High Temperatures" Caused Toxic Algae Blooms

July 25, 2011 by  
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Photo: Public domain via Wikimedia Commons Senator James Inhofe is, as you may be aware, the nation’s foremost Congressional climate change denier. He revels in the role, mocking Al Gore at every chance he gets, belittling climate scientists, and vociferously insisting global warming is the greatest hoax ever to be perpetrated on the American people. So you can’t help but derive a little schadenfreude from Mr. Inhofe’s recent respiratory illness, which he contracted from swimming in Grand Lake, OK, where “sustained high temperature… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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A Surprisingly Simple Solution to a Big Climate Change Problem

November 3, 2010 by  
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Photo credit: Tormod Sandtorv / Creative Commons This guest post was written by Le Ngoc Thach, president of the Dai Nghia cooperative and one of the first SRI farmers in Ha Noi province, courtesy of Oxfam America .

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