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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Creepy or Cool? Haunting Sculptures Made From Upcycled Doll Parts

Creepy or Cool? Haunting Sculptures Made From Upcycled Doll Parts

Throughout the course of his or her life, the average child will break more than a few toys. Some will be loved to death, while others might meet a more sudden demise in a childhood experiment

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EQUAL: A Compact Electric Vehicle Specially Designed for People with Disabilities

EQUAL: A Compact Electric Vehicle Specially Designed for People with Disabilities

A new eco-friendly vehicle from Absolute Design could make independent, low-emission transportation possible for people who utilize a wheelchair. Most of us can't even imagine what life would be

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Prince William Urges Buckingham Palace to Destroy All 1,200 Pieces of Ivory in the Royal Collection

Prince William Urges Buckingham Palace to Destroy All 1,200 Pieces of Ivory in the Royal Collection

Photo from Shutterstock Prince William recently threw his support behind a campaign against elephant poaching, and in a conversation with world renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, he

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Twelve-Year-Old Creates Working Braille Printer Using Lego Mindstorms Kit

Twelve-Year-Old Creates Working Braille Printer Using Lego Mindstorms Kit

These days, it's not unusual to meet a teenager with a head full of marketable ideas. Unlike some enterprising youngsters, however, Shubham Banerjee isn't on a quest for fame or fortune. The 12

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Activists Put Rana Plaza Victims On Display at New York Fashion Week

Activists Put Rana Plaza Victims On Display at New York Fashion Week

The glitz and glamour of New York Fashion week was interrupted by grim images depicting the reality of the fast fashion industry this week. Labor activists forced designers and fans to

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Dollhouse Mom Built Inside A Guitar Is Music To Daughter’s Ears

Dollhouse Mom Built Inside A Guitar Is Music To Daughter’s Ears

Lots of little girl's have dollhouses, but few have miniature creations as unique and wonderful as the one Lorraine Robinson built for her daughter. The crafty mom and owner of Fairy Meadow

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Heart & Noble Repurposes Plastic Cable Ties As Conceptual Jewelry

Heart & Noble Repurposes Plastic Cable Ties As Conceptual Jewelry

Most of us wouldn't look for fashion inspiration at the hardware store, but that's exactly where Cristina Gabriele's London- and New York-based label, Heart & Noble, found ideas for their

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Move Over California Roll, This Panda-Shaped Sushi Is Adorable!

Move Over California Roll, This Panda-Shaped Sushi Is Adorable!

Sushi is healthy and exotic food but it can be difficult to convince kids (and some adults!) to give it a try. One easy way to lower the barrier to trying sushi is by making it at home, and

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Modu’s Gender-Bending Clothing Line Samples The Best of Both Worlds

Modu’s Gender-Bending Clothing Line Samples The Best of Both Worlds

Women's clothes are designed for beauty while men's clothes are designed for function and comfort. But why? Designer Modu decided there's no reason fashion for both genders can't share the best

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Fly6 Rear-Facing Bike Light Camera Spies on Unruly Drivers with its Little Red Eye

Fly6 Rear-Facing Bike Light Camera Spies on Unruly Drivers with its Little Red Eye

Have you ever been riding your bike down the road and had a car cut you off or come too close for comfort? I'll bet you wished you had a camera running so you could hold them accountable. With

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EcoMow Grass-Powered Robotic Lawnmower is its Own Energy Factory!

EcoMow Grass-Powered Robotic Lawnmower is its Own Energy Factory!

EcoMow, a startup founded by engineers and business students from George Mason University, is working on an automatic lawnmower that literally creates its own fuel. Between the tailpipe

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New Solvent Could Shrink the Paper Industry’s Energy Footprint By 40 Percent

New Solvent Could Shrink the Paper Industry’s Energy Footprint By 40 Percent

Paper photo from Shutterstock Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology recently teamed up with paper industry specialists to develop a new solvent that could drastically change the

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14 Green Gift Ideas For Valentine’s Day

14 Green Gift Ideas For Valentine’s Day

IDEA 1: Eco-Friendly Valentine's Day Cards Nothing says I love you like the actual words, written down on paper. Getting love notes on Valentine's Day is an age-old tradition, so this year, why

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High-Tech Glasses Help Surgeons Visualize and Target Clustered Cancer Cells

High-Tech Glasses Help Surgeons Visualize and Target Clustered Cancer Cells

A wearable technology so new it still doesn't have an official name could allow for more precise cancer-removal surgeries in the future. Cancer cells are notoriously difficult to see (even

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Watching This “Evolution Door” Open Will Blow Your Mind

Watching This “Evolution Door” Open Will Blow Your Mind

At first glance, the Evolution Door designed by Austrian artist Klemens Torggler looks like a modern barn door, and we expected it to behave the same way - by simply swinging or sliding open.

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Public Urinals Help Amsterdam Harvest Pee as Fertilizer for Green Roofs

Public Urinals Help Amsterdam Harvest Pee as Fertilizer for Green Roofs

Photo of green roof via Shutterstock The idea of someone sprinkling urine on building rooftops sounds like a major health hazard, but that's just what Amsterdam's water utility, Waternet,

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Rawlemon’s New Spherical Beta.ey Solar Generator Can Charge Your Cell Phone

Rawlemon’s New Spherical Beta.ey Solar Generator Can Charge Your Cell Phone

For the past year or so, Rawlemon has been blowing our minds with their innovative concepts for concentrated solar power generation. Back in 2012 Inhabitat first reported on the Barcelona-based

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How Your Eye-Shadow Puts Indian Children At Risk For Death

How Your Eye-Shadow Puts Indian Children At Risk For Death

Do you love shimmery lip gloss, eye shadow, nail polish? That extra sparkle comes from a mineral called mica, a glittery silicate mineral that's used in many different types of cosmetics.

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Clever Pop-Up Store Lets Homeless South Africans ‘Shop’ For Used Clothing

Clever Pop-Up Store Lets Homeless South Africans ‘Shop’ For Used Clothing

Most of us can't imagine the stress and shame that come along with being homeless. Services that are meant to help those without a place to live mean well, but often they treat homeless

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Score A Flavor Touchdown with 6 Delicious Dips And Spreads For Super Bowl Sunday!

Score A Flavor Touchdown with 6 Delicious Dips And Spreads For Super Bowl Sunday!

Scrambling for snack ideas on the eve of the Super Bowl? Struggling to balance your healthy eating style with the less-than-healthy appetizers that typically make the rounds at a Super Bowl

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Ralph Lauren’s 2014 Winter Olympic Team Outfits Scream “Made In The USA”

Ralph Lauren’s 2014 Winter Olympic Team Outfits Scream “Made In The USA”

During the last Winter Olympics millions were astonished to learn that the uniforms worn as the U.S. Olympic Team entered the carnival-like Opening Ceremonies had not actually been made in the

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DIY This Healthy ‘Three Sisters’ Soup Recipe To Fill Your Belly In Chilly Weather

DIY This Healthy ‘Three Sisters’ Soup Recipe To Fill Your Belly In Chilly Weather

Do you know the Three Sisters? No, we're not talking about a new musical group. The Three Sisters are corn, beans, and squash--three staples of the Native American diet that have actually been

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Walmart Pledges $10 Million To Support “Made In The USA” Products

Walmart Pledges $10 Million To Support “Made In The USA” Products

At the recent United States Conference of Mayors’ winter meeting in Washington, D.C., Walmart executives announced a new plan to invest in American businesses. Long criticized for importing

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Jakub Szczesny’s Keret House is the World’s Narrowest Building

Jakub Szczesny’s Keret House is the World’s Narrowest Building

Could you live in house no wider than a door frame? Etgar Keret can. The Israeli writer is now the proud owner of the world's narrowest building, a home so tiny that you might not even notice

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Superhydrophobic Coatings Could Prevent Wind Turbines from Becoming Giant Icicles During Cold Winter Months

Superhydrophobic Coatings Could Prevent Wind Turbines from Becoming Giant Icicles During Cold Winter Months

GE is developing new superhydrophobic coatings that allow turbines to keep pumping out energy in sub-zero temperatures. As Arctic temperatures again begin to engulf nearly every corner of the

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H&M’s New Line Of Eco-Friendly Denim Closes The Loop On Textile Recycling

H&M’s New Line Of Eco-Friendly Denim Closes The Loop On Textile Recycling

We recycle our bottles, cans, and newspapers, but what about clothes that are past their prime? Last year, Swedish apparel chain H&M made headlines by launching the world's first global

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Meet The T-Shirt That Could Make Stain Remover Obsolete

Meet The T-Shirt That Could Make Stain Remover Obsolete

We've all been there: halfway through dinner and you drop a big dollop of sauce right in the middle of your new shirt. Stain removers may eradicate some of the mark, but you know the fabric will

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Time-Traveling Photographer Makes An Appearance In Her Own Childhood Memories

Time-Traveling Photographer Makes An Appearance In Her Own Childhood Memories

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to hang out with your younger self? To hear your childish voice and watch yourself experience certain sites and sounds for the first time. Perhaps

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Infamous Permit to Hunt One of the Last Black Rhinos in the World Auctioned for $350,000 in Dallas

Infamous Permit to Hunt One of the Last Black Rhinos in the World Auctioned for $350,000 in Dallas

Well, we knew this was coming. In October 2013, Inhabitat reported on the Dallas Safari Club's nefarious plan to auction off a rare permit to hunt and kill a black rhino in the African nation of

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Stop Slouching! This T-Shirt Will Teach You How To Stand Up Straight

Stop Slouching! This T-Shirt Will Teach You How To Stand Up Straight

When you were a kid, did adults always tell you to stop slouching? I had a piano teacher who would poke me in the back if I didn't sit up straight at the keyboard. Good posture is an important

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