New Packaging Tells You How to Reuse It Creatively

October 5, 2011 by  
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A tub of paint can be turned into a lamp (bottom) while its lid becomes a clock (top) in these creative reuse ideas by Luis Carlos Calderón. Photos: Quehagoconesto.org . Creative crafters can come up with all sorts of beautiful and innovative ways to turn trash into treasure. But faced with a empty

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Oil Rig Escape Pods Become a Floating Hotel

September 6, 2011 by  
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Photos via CapsuleHotel.org Garbage Architect Denis Oudendijk has gone and done the impossible by making off-shore oil rig waste actually cool. He’s turned discarded escape pods into rustic, floating hotel rooms…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Turning Wartime T-Walls into Iraqi Affordable Housing

August 28, 2011 by  
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Natural wind tower in housing project in Basrah, Iraq. Rendering by New World Design. At a Pecha Kucha session during this summer’s Dwell on Design conference, I was inspired by a series of seven 7-minute presentations proposed on the theme of “Regeneration.” Dwell magazine editors partnered with Arc… 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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Reusable Bag Overload? Donate to Those Who Can’t Afford Them

February 4, 2011 by  
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Photo by thetbone via Flickr.com.

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Hawaii Breeding Sea Urchins to Gobble Up Invasive Seaweed

February 4, 2011 by  
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Scientific American has a report on Hawaii’s use of sea urchins as a way to combat invasive seaweed in their coral reefs. By breeding sea urchins to boost numbers, they can act like goats on hillsides, keeping the weeds mowed

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Second Severe Amazon Drought This Decade Spells Disaster for Rainforests

February 4, 2011 by  
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Photo by Ben Sutherland via Flickr Creative Commons The Amazon suffered a record-making drought in 2005, which was thought to be the worst in the 108 years since tracking rains and droughts began. However, researchers are now saying that the drought the region struggled through in 2010 was likely even worse

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Yurts Cause Controversy in France

January 5, 2011 by  
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Photo: yourtes The nomads in Outer Mongolia created yurts out of necessity, now many people in France are living in them as part of an alternate lifestyle decision. But the French government has come up with a

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When Is It OK to Knock Down Old Houses?

January 4, 2011 by  
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Photo: dr.boogies, flickr The largest collection of prefab houses in the UK is about to be demolished . Built by German and Italian prisoners of war in 1945, these small bungalows are a remnant of war-time years when housing was at a premium. At that time 160,000 prefabs were built in the country, all meant to last for only a decade.

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Giant Pink Snails Invading Miami Beach Vandalized

December 28, 2010 by  
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Parade of pink plastic snails on Miami Beach offer recycling message. Photo by Phillip Pessar via Flickr Dozens of giant pink snails have overtaken Miami Beach this December as an environmental message about recycling by the REgeneration Art Project that’s gone bad.

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