Beth Buczynski

 

Beth Buczynski is a freelance writer and editor currently living in the shadow of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Her passion for the planet started with the Truffula Trees, and she’s never stopped trying to make this planet a better place to live. She writes about clean technology, sustainable living, and environmental activism for EcoSalon and Care2, just to name a few. Beth believes collaborative consumption and opensource innovation is key to ending our mindless waste. Learn more about the overlap between sharing and sustainability in her new book, Sharing is Good.

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SmileSolar Watch: One Hour of Sunlight Provides Three Months of Battery Life

SmileSolar Watch: One Hour of Sunlight Provides Three Months of Battery Life

We discovered Q&Q's solar powered watches during Sight Unseen Offsite, a shoppable two-story exhibition that took place recently in New York City. Our team was instantly drawn to the

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America’s Largest Electric Car Sharing Service Launches in Indianapolis

America’s Largest Electric Car Sharing Service Launches in Indianapolis

French billionaire and EV entrepreneur Vincent Bolloré recently joined the people of Indiana in celebrating the launch of America's largest electric car sharing service. Called BlueIndy, the

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Futuristic Solar-Powered Skylock Secures Your Bike With the Touch of a Button

Futuristic Solar-Powered Skylock Secures Your Bike With the Touch of a Button

For years fear of theft has deterred many would-be bike commuters from taking the two-wheeled plunge. Securing one's bike outside work or a restaurant has required big combination chains or

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Fabrica’s Uniquely Textured Polar Bear Rug Is Upcycled from Guatemalan Textile Waste

Fabrica’s Uniquely Textured Polar Bear Rug Is Upcycled from Guatemalan Textile Waste

Have you ever dreamed about curling up in front of the fire--with a glass of wine and that special someone--on a gorgeous polar bear rug? Don't worry--we're not suddenly supporting the hunting

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10 Mouthwatering Vegan BBQ Recipes Your Kids Will Love!

10 Mouthwatering Vegan BBQ Recipes Your Kids Will Love!

It's barbecue season! While cooking and feasting outdoors is a refreshing change, most of the traditional "cookout" foods are full of unhealthy ingredients and toxic additives. If you embrace a

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Hong Kong Officials to Torch Over 61,000 Pounds of Illegal Ivory Seized From Smugglers

Hong Kong Officials to Torch Over 61,000 Pounds of Illegal Ivory Seized From Smugglers

Just four months after officials pulverized $10 million worth of ivory from its stockpile, China is once again taking a public stand against poachers and those who smuggle such items. In Hong

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IKEA’s ‘Home for Hope’ Program Finds Families for Homeless Pets

IKEA’s ‘Home for Hope’ Program Finds Families for Homeless Pets

Stop by an IKEA showroom in the near future and you're likely to encounter something even more adorable than assemble-it-yourself bed frames and cabinets. The Swedish furniture giant recently

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China Unveils Plans to Build an 8,000-Mile High-Speed Underwater Railway Line to America

China Unveils Plans to Build an 8,000-Mile High-Speed Underwater Railway Line to America

It sounds like an April Fool's joke, but from what we can tell, the Chinese government is completely serious about their latest high speed rail project. According to multiple news outlets,

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These Signal Blocking Clothes Keep Your Phone From Ruining the Moment

These Signal Blocking Clothes Keep Your Phone From Ruining the Moment

Admit it: you have a smartphone problem. No, a gadget problem. When you're at home on the couch, you're watching a big screen, tapping on a smaller screen, checking messages on an even smaller

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Clever Cloud Pot Showers Your Flowers with Gentle Rain

Clever Cloud Pot Showers Your Flowers with Gentle Rain

Plants need water to thrive, but how much is enough? A few extra seconds of blasting with the garden hose, and you could drown the roots; forget to water them for a few days, and you'll find

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White House Solar Panels Fire Up for the First Time Since Jimmy Carter Left

White House Solar Panels Fire Up for the First Time Since Jimmy Carter Left

As President Obama makes his way to California to preach the gospel of solar power, his words have become action back home in Washington D.C. After years of waiting, the White House solar array

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Google Street View Hack Shows Your Neighborhood on Climate Change (and it Isn’t Pretty)

Google Street View Hack Shows Your Neighborhood on Climate Change (and it Isn’t Pretty)

Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, but because it's happening gradually, it's difficult to understand how it relates to our lives and future. A new project called World Under

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This Open Source Glove Turns Your Fist Bump into Music

This Open Source Glove Turns Your Fist Bump into Music

Good music almost always evokes a physical response. Maybe you tap your feet or nod your head. Maybe you dance or jump or fist bump. A new invention by musician Imogen Heap makes it

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Everything You Never Knew About the USDA Organic Label

Everything You Never Knew About the USDA Organic Label

For those of us in the United States, healthy, organic food begins and ends with the USDA Organic Seal. But what does this seal actually tell us? You might be surprised to learn that all foods

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IVANKA’s H2O Filtering RainHouse Produces Fresh Drinking Water Every Time it Rains

IVANKA’s H2O Filtering RainHouse Produces Fresh Drinking Water Every Time it Rains

There were a lot of creative, efficient designs featured at Milan Design Week, but this one just might be our favorite. The RainHouse's complex rainwater harvesting system is built around

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Why is This Praying Mantis Wearing the World’s Tiniest Pair of 3D Glasses?

Why is This Praying Mantis Wearing the World’s Tiniest Pair of 3D Glasses?

Animals can teach us a lot about the world, which is why we're always dragging them into our scientific experiments. While some of this research is downright cruel and unnecessary, some is more

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Google Invests $100 Million to Make Solar Panels More Affordable for American Homeowners

Google Invests $100 Million to Make Solar Panels More Affordable for American Homeowners

Google recently announced its biggest renewable energy purchase to date (and that's saying something: the company has already invested $5 million in a German solar power plant and bought enough

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10 Breathtaking Natural Tree Tunnels You’ve Got to See to Believe!

10 Breathtaking Natural Tree Tunnels You’ve Got to See to Believe!

It's Spring and as the world comes alive again, we're reminded of just how beautiful this planet of ours really is. In this time of special effects and virtual realities, it's important to

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Nissan Tests Self-Cleaning Nano-Paint Technology That Could Make Car Washes Obsolete!

Nissan Tests Self-Cleaning Nano-Paint Technology That Could Make Car Washes Obsolete!

What would you say if I told you there was a car that could never get dirty? That you'd never have to waste time (or money) scrubbing away the dirt and grime that collects on the exterior and

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Mishka Henner’s Apocalyptic Photos Show How Factory Farming is Destroying The American Landscape

Mishka Henner’s Apocalyptic Photos Show How Factory Farming is Destroying The American Landscape

The images, discovered by Henner while researching satellite photographs of oil fields, look more like post-apocalyptic wastelands than acreage in America's heartland. “While I was working

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The Port Solar Charger Turns Any Window into a Power Outlet for Your Mobile Gadgets

The Port Solar Charger Turns Any Window into a Power Outlet for Your Mobile Gadgets

Whenever I arrive at a coffee shop or coworking space, the first thing I do is scope out the power outlets. Between a smartphone, laptop, and occasionally a tablet too, keeping my mobile office

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New Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Flavors Let You Eat Your Veggies With a Spoon

New Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Flavors Let You Eat Your Veggies With a Spoon

Tired of trying to force your kids to eat their vegetables when they'd rather be scarfing down ice cream? A new product line from Häagen-Dazs attempts to combine the two for a healthier

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Band-Aid Circuit Boards: The Next Step in Wearable Technology?

Band-Aid Circuit Boards: The Next Step in Wearable Technology?

Many experts predict that our beloved mobile technology will someday cease to be things we carry around in pockets or purses. Instead, we'll all have wearable technology that integrates

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Put This on Your Bike Helmet and You’ll Never Ride Alone Again

Put This on Your Bike Helmet and You’ll Never Ride Alone Again

In cities all over the world, a growing number of people are leaving their cars in the garage and commuting by bike instead. The only problem is, neither infrastructure nor driver education has

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Forget Junk Food: Colorado’s First Pot Vending Machine Serves Up Recreational Marijuana

Forget Junk Food: Colorado’s First Pot Vending Machine Serves Up Recreational Marijuana

In 2012, Colorado made history by becoming the first state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults over 21. This week, the state enjoyed another first: the installation of a vending

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Revolutionary “Superman” Memory Crystals Can Store Data Virtually Forever

Revolutionary “Superman” Memory Crystals Can Store Data Virtually Forever

Quartz Crystal photo from Shutterstock While most of us are just getting used to the idea of 3D printing, scientists are already working on technological marvels that operate two dimensions

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Killing the Lorax: 900 Environmental Activists Slain in the Past 10 Years

Killing the Lorax: 900 Environmental Activists Slain in the Past 10 Years

A shocking new report finds that in addition to waging war against the only planet capable of sustaining human life, we're also attacking those who would seek to protect it. The survey,

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Injectable Oxygen Particles Could Be the Only Way to Breathe in a World Smothered By Air Pollution

Injectable Oxygen Particles Could Be the Only Way to Breathe in a World Smothered By Air Pollution

There's nothing more satisfying or more cleansing than sucking in a deep breath of fresh air. Unfortunately, clean air is increasingly hard to find. Cities, especially in quickly industrializing

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9 Green Tools for a Bountiful Spring Garden

9 Green Tools for a Bountiful Spring Garden

 1. Upcycled Seed Starters The most economical way to grow food is to start from seed, but you can't just throw those little guys directly into the ground. A month or two before you want to

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The Fashion Industry Learned Nothing from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

The Fashion Industry Learned Nothing from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Recent disasters like the Rana Plaza fire in Bangladesh have created awareness about unsafe working conditions in the overseas fashion industry. What most people don't know is that a pervasive

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