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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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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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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The Awesome Reason You’ll Never See a UPS Truck Take a Left Turn in the U.S.

The Awesome Reason You’ll Never See a UPS Truck Take a Left Turn in the U.S.

Email and text messages may have replaced snail mail, but there are some things that you just can't send electronically. While the Internet may have killed the handwritten letter, all those

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Interacting with Animals Helps Autistic Children Connect with Peers

Interacting with Animals Helps Autistic Children Connect with Peers

Research conducted by author, engineer, and activist Temple Grandin has shown that cultivating a bond between animals--even domesticated ones like the chickens above--and autistic children can

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Would You Strut The Beach Wearing Nothing But Sand?

Would You Strut The Beach Wearing Nothing But Sand?

We're all for living 'au naturale' but sometimes clothing made from natural materials can get a little weird. Like the show-stopping sand bathing suit that recently appeared on the runway during

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IKEA’s New 98 Megawatt Wind Farm in Illinois is Capable of Powering 70 Stores

IKEA’s New 98 Megawatt Wind Farm in Illinois is Capable of Powering 70 Stores

There are companies who talk about going green, and companies who do something about it. This week, for the 206th time, IKEA proved that it belongs in the latter category. The popular home

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Meet the Solar Impulse 2: The First Airplane to Attempt a Round-The-World Solar-Powered Flight!

Meet the Solar Impulse 2: The First Airplane to Attempt a Round-The-World Solar-Powered Flight!

After the Solar Impulse prototype broke 8 world records for solar-powered flight, creators Borschberg and Piccard knew it was time to tackle the next big challenge: a trip around the entire

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6 Awesome (and Unexpected) International Cities That are Great for Cyclists

6 Awesome (and Unexpected) International Cities That are Great for Cyclists

Charleston, South Carolina Besides being relatively flat and offering a temperate coastal climate, this old port city boasts a vibrant cycling scene. Downtown Charleston’s Real Estate

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TAG Heuer’s New Meridiist Infinite Phone Uses a Hidden Solar Panel to Stay Charged Forever

TAG Heuer’s New Meridiist Infinite Phone Uses a Hidden Solar Panel to Stay Charged Forever

Best known for stylish watches that cost as much as a used car, TAG Heuer recently announced plans to launch into the smartphone market. The Switzerland-based firm enjoys creating modern

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WIN $100 In Eco-Friendly Easter Art Supplies from Glob Colors!

WIN $100 In Eco-Friendly Easter Art Supplies from Glob Colors!

Easter will soon be here in all its pastel-colored glory. This is a great time to plan fun, Spring-related crafts with the family, but traditional art supplies are laden with chemicals and

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Why Live Chickens and Bunnies Are NOT Acceptable Easter Gifts

Why Live Chickens and Bunnies Are NOT Acceptable Easter Gifts

Easter is coming! For those who celebrate, this Spring holiday is a chance to shower those you love with delicious treats and baskets full of colored eggs. Unfortunately some Easter traditions,

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7 Hilarious Clothing Spoofs That Made Us Laugh On April Fool’s Day

7 Hilarious Clothing Spoofs That Made Us Laugh On April Fool’s Day

April Fool's Day is one of the most hilarious days to work in fashion. In the fashion industry, it's common place to see outlandish designs and futuristic garments, so it can be difficult to

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Tiny English Village Blocks Giant Fracking Operation, Announces Plans to Build Community-Owned Solar Power Plants

Tiny English Village Blocks Giant Fracking Operation, Announces Plans to Build Community-Owned Solar Power Plants

Normally, the village of Balcombe, West Sussex is just another picturesque spot in a valley where nothing really happens. But when Cuadrilla Resources--the UK's fracking pioneer--announced plans

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Breakthrough Discovery Uses Sunlight to Create Materials for Solar Devices

Breakthrough Discovery Uses Sunlight to Create Materials for Solar Devices

Researchers at Oregon State University just made an energy breakthrough that could cut the cost of solar energy while also drastically reducing the carbon footprint of manufacturing solar

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YOU Can Help NASA Decide What Future Astronauts Will Wear To Mars

YOU Can Help NASA Decide What Future Astronauts Will Wear To Mars

NASA is building a new class of space suit, and it's has turned to you, the people of the Internet, to help it decide which design is best. Dubbed the "Z-2", the new suit must be able

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IKOS Upcycled Modular Building Blocks Were Designed By Kids, For Kids!

IKOS Upcycled Modular Building Blocks Were Designed By Kids, For Kids!

Move over LEGO, there's a new building block in town. The brain child of Mike Wong, a Park City, Utah-based industrial designer and engineer, IKOS are 3D toys that overcome many of the

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How Your Love for Burgers is Driving Wildlife to Extinction

How Your Love for Burgers is Driving Wildlife to Extinction

A new campaign launched by the Center for Biological Diversity hopes to make people aware of the connection between eating meat and the endangered status of animals like wolves and bears. The

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