Timberland Boots Don’t Kick the Can

October 26, 2011 by  
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“Lost Bottle,” a television ad for Timberland Earthkeepers boots and part of the company’s Nature Needs Heroes campaign, was seen in the commercial break on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night. It shows a dog snatching a plastic bottle and dumping it over a bridge. Taa-daa: Earthkeepers boots to the rescue – at great lengths! Check out the amusing hair-raising environmental adventure: … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Dirty Diapers? Knowaste Will Turn Them Into Roofing Material

September 13, 2011 by  
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Photo: miguelb (Flickr / Creative Commons) For those of us who wince every time a dirty diaper is discarded, take heart: Canadian company Knowaste can now transform those soiled, disposable nappies into roofing material. That’s right, billions of baby-poop gems and even adult ‘accidents’ due to incontinence, are ripe for the picking and destined for our roofs, thanks to a process that transforms diaper waste into plastic pellets, which can then be made into roofing tiles and tubing. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Old TVs, Suitcases and VCRs Upcycled into Vintage Pet Products

September 12, 2011 by  
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All Photos Courtesy of Atomic Attic Design firm AtomicAttic loves vintage, and vintage plus the urge to create new things is the perfect recipe for upcycling. Their most interesting work is made for pets. In Miles and Aimee’s workshop, old television sets, VCRs, suitcases and reclaimed wood become beds and food bowls…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Invasive Tree-Killing Insects Cost U.S. Over $3.5 Billion a Year

September 12, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Denis Defryne via Flickr/CC BY The rise of invasive species is well-known: As globalization advanced, nations started shipping more and more goods across the planet, intrepid creatures started hitching rides and showing up across the ocean from where they belonged. Invasive species can be dangerous, irritating, disruptive, and, as a recent study reveals, expensive as hell. A new study in the biology journal PLoS One reveals, for instance, that tree-killing invasive forest insects alone are costing the U… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Wonderbag Is Made from Recycled Wonderbras

September 6, 2011 by  
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All Photos Courtesy of Rita Almeida Portuguese designer Rita Almeida has come up with a clever way to reuse old Wonderbras- upcycling them into purses. Although Almeida doesn’t explain on her web site how she makes the bags, it seems pretty straight-forward, even DIY worthy. The two cups are sewn together to form the bag itself, and a flap is added to keep it closed. The straps become, well, the strap…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Hacked Up Barbie Dolls Make Cool but Ghoulish Jewelry

August 13, 2011 by  
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All Images Courtesy of Margaux Lange When I was little, my friend and I tore the heads of his sister’s Barbie dolls. After that, the game was pretty much over. Designer Margaux Lange shows a similar penchant for tearing apart Barbie and Ken dolls, but she doesn’t stop there. She takes the dismembered heads, arms, legs, breasts and accessories, and makes some very unique- if somewhat macabre- jewelry…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Japan’s Solar Surge Continues (Video)

August 12, 2011 by  
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Image credit: CNN With Japan’s internet business giants pursuing renewable energy , its “sunrise plan” pushing for solar on all new buildings , and Tokyo’s residents cutting energy use 15%, it’s fair to say that the Fukushima disaster may turn out to be a true teaching moment. Here’s a short report from CNN about Japan’s new found enthusiasm for solar, and how a crisis may indeed be an opportunity to build… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Best of Inhabitots: 7 Eco-Friendly Birthday Party Ideas

August 12, 2011 by  
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+ Inhabitots just turned three years old! My how quickly baby blogs… and babies grow up! Celebrating your little one’s third birthday? Here are six green gifts your tot will love! + No need to rush out and buy disposable decor for baby’s bash. We bring the party to your printer with this round-up of the best printable (and recyclable) birthday party decorations for kids . + Planes, trains and automobiles. What kid doesn’t get revved up over ‘things that go?’ Learn

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Synthetic Skin From Spider Silk Heals Wounds

August 12, 2011 by  
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Photo by I’ll Never Grow Up via Flickr CC Researchers have been looking for better alternatives for providing skin grafts to wounds, and it turns out they need look no further than the animal kingdom. Spider silk is legendary for its strength, as well as its possible healing properties. Tissue engineer Hanna Wendt at Medical School Hannover in Germany honed in on this and found that by creating an artificial skin spun from spider silk, we could have an ideal answer for helping heal wounds. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Designer Turns Moving Day Discards Into Charming Furniture

July 30, 2011 by  
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Photos: Marjolaine Poulin Like America’s Independence Day, Canada’s day commemorating its inception as a nation falls on July 1st every year. But in the province of Quebec, July 1st is also known as La Fête du déménagement — or ” Moving Day .” Chaos reigns as it’s the day when many rental leases expire and almost a quarter million people move en masse. It’s also a field day for free stuff, due to the fact that not all belongings make it t… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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