Lovely Beehive Bowls Made from 100% Wool Felt

August 20, 2010 by  
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If you’re looking for a more eco-friendly alternative to ceramic pots for your windowsill garden, these wool felt pots offer an artful way to outfit your plants. Each Beehive Bowl is made from 100% wool felt and is handcrafted at one of the last remaining millineries around. Available in an array of colors, each sturdy shape is soft to the touch and uses only one tenth of the energy it takes to manufacture ceramic pots.

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Oldest Pool in Bay Area Takes Plunge to be Greenest in Country

August 20, 2010 by  
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The oldest and largest existing public pool in the Bay Area shuttered its doors ten years ago due to structural concerns but has re-emerged like a phoenix from the ashes this weekend as the greenest pool in the country! The Richmond Plunge has long been a stable icon of a city with an ever-changing identity. Now the pool represents not just renewal but a leap forward in sustainability with a historic preservation that saves energy, and a huge 80 panel solar thermal system and water and chemicals by using saline water. And they did it all without swimming in red ink as the reconstruction and upgrades were all done well under budget.

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VW Successfully Tests Hydrogen Vehicle in Long-Range Drive

August 20, 2010 by  
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Volkswagen recently successfully tested its new Bora Hy.Power hydrogen vehicle by subjecting it to a long-range drive between France and Italy. Unlike other hydrogen cars, the Bora Hy.Power features significant performance enhancements such as a new type of membrane in its fuel cell, as well as high-performance capacitors. The vehicle was accompanied by a SunFuel -powered Bora on a drive through the Simplon Pass in a bid to test both their efficiency and how they deal with temperatures below freezing point

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Finland Plans to Build World’s Greenest Highway

August 20, 2010 by  
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Finland recently unveiled plans to build the world’s first green highway — an 81-mile stretch of road that would feature charging stations for electric cars and pumps filled with local biofuels. Outfitted with energy-efficient lighting systems and geothermal heat pumps, the proposed carbon-neutral roadway handily out-greens Britain’s plans for a green service station . Read the rest of Finland Plans to Build World’s Greenest Highway http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biofuels , carbon-neutral , european union , ev charging stations , EVs , Finland , green highway , loviisa , smart lighting , sustainable design

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sow those wild oats.

May 29, 2010 by  
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It’s not too late to plot a small veggie garden, grow your favorite herbs or get a pumpkin patch ready for Halloween. Growing your own food can be personally rewarding and save you money but it also does wonders for the environment. Homegrown food requires very little energy or waste to produce and deliver – no excess packaging, shipping in large trucks or gas guzzled to get to the store and pick it up.

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happy hour.

May 28, 2010 by  
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Here’s a cute treat for your tweet tweets (ok, we admit that was a stretch): Etsy shop owner DeeLux Designs has come up with the perfect way to recycle an old liquor bottle – into a hummingbird feeder !  If you like showing off your alcoholism (kidding!) or just want a fun conversation piece for your backyard gatherings this summer, take advantage of a recycled bottle.  Not to mention hummingbird-safe by not using a ball-bearing in the feeder tip to protect the hummingbird’s tongue. Thanks to Melissa Adelman for suggesting this tip

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bizzarre brassiere.

May 27, 2010 by  
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Going bra-less just got a little cheekier.  A company in Japan called Triumph has introduced a bra that doubles as a reusable bag.

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