Test Drive a Bicycle from the Bicycle Library

August 18, 2011 by  
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Photo: bicyclelibrary The Bicycle Library is a lending library–for bicycles. Interested, wanna-be cycle buyers can take out a bike for a day, just like the library, and test drive it. If you like it, the library links you up with the right bicycle dealer and your rental goes toward the purchase. So sensible: prospective buyers can make an informed decision about what they want, instead of test-driving a bicycle in a shop for 10 minutes. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Have You Ever Had a Broken Heart? The Museum of Broken Relationships Needs Your Donations

August 12, 2011 by  
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Photo: new.brokenships : Divorce Day Mad Dwarf, 20 years,Ljubljana, Slovenia “Oh, it’s cryin’ time again , you’re gonna leave me…” Think of the song that makes you remember the one that got away. Then think of a whole museum of objects signifying all of the ones that got away. It’s sad. Have you ever had a broken heart? The Museum of Broken Relationships is about to open in London. They want your donations. Be part of a global emotional … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Peter Gabriel Creates Amazing DJ Booth With His Old CDs and Cassettes

August 12, 2011 by  
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All images by author Now that we live in the digital age , the question has often been asked: “What in the love of music do we do with all our old formats ?” Yes, all those cassettes, CDs , VHSs and their horribly non-recyclable

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Bernie Madoff’s Pants Recycled as iPad Cases

August 11, 2011 by  
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Photo: frederickjames If you are a New Yorker, or if you lost your shirt courtesy of Bernie Madoff , you can finally get a piece of him. Madoff’s trousers are being recycled as iPad cases. The clothes, obtained at an auction held by the US Marshals Service, don’t come cheap, of course neither did he. Each item of clothing has been cut up to create a one-off case. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Make the 2012 Olympics Plastic Bag Free

August 9, 2011 by  
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Photo: banthebag The goal of London’s 2012 Olympics is to be the most sustainable Games ever. But the organizers are a bit conflicted. For example, the world’s largest MacDonald’s will be opening just next to the site. It will be the size of 3 football fields and is expected to serve 1.75M meals. That’s 50,000 Big Macs and 180,000 portions of fries and 30,000 milkshakes.over the 29 days of the Games. But

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Shanga Christmas Tree Decorations Recycle Hopes

December 2, 2010 by  
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Photo: Shanga.org These beautiful Christmas stars were made in Tanzania by a small company with a heartwarming story.

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What Is Distributed Power Generation?

December 2, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Electric Power Systems Research 57 (2001) 195-204 ; Ackermann et. al. My recent claim of ‘distributed power’ being inherently superior created some controversy.

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The Best Film About a Plastic Bag You’ll Ever See

March 24, 2010 by  
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Plastics. In the Graduate, it’s the big secret Benjamin gets from a well-meaning family friend, and it’s one of our dirtiest, creepiest secrets too

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ReCellular Spares Landfills From Over 1.6 Million Pounds of e-Wasted Cell Phones

March 24, 2010 by  
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These really old cell phones *still* aren’t junk… Photo via goosmurf We go through a lot of cell phones

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Brixton Cornercopia is a New Kind of Corner Store

February 16, 2010 by  
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Images by B. Alter The place is Brixton Market where a group of entrepreneurs, artists and idealists are creating an enclave of new shops and cafes in a corner of an old Caribbean market

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