Kristine Lofgren

 

Kristine is a writer and designer from Salt Lake City, Utah. Passionate about green design and pretty words in equal parts, she spends her days blogging, writing, designing and working towards her Masters in English at the University of Utah. Kristine discovered her passion for the environment while growing up on the trails of the Rocky Mountains and has had her feet (and hands) in the dirt ever since.

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Film release about the Rana Plaza collapse delayed by India court

Film release about the Rana Plaza collapse delayed by India court

In 2013, over 1000 people were killed in the Raza Plaza collapse in Bangladesh. Now, a movie about the disaster is being banned in India for at least six months for being unfit for theaters. The

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INFOGRAPHIC: Tips for making sure your next trip is a green one

INFOGRAPHIC: Tips for making sure your next trip is a green one

When the travel bug hits, it's important to make sure that you are exploring the world with the lightest environmental and socio-cultural footprint possible to maintain or improve conditions in

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INFOGRAPHIC: Solar power on the large and small scale

INFOGRAPHIC: Solar power on the large and small scale

The sun has become one of the leading sources of clean and renewable energy in the US. More specifically, during the third quarter of 2014, panels that generate 1,354 MW of solar were installed

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Naturepedic helps your tot transition to a big kid bed with their 2-in-1 organic mattress

Naturepedic helps your tot transition to a big kid bed with their 2-in-1 organic mattress

When it's time to move from a crib to the big kid bed, Naturepedic has you covered. Their 2 in 1 organic quilted mattress has a waterproof side for accidents (and, as an added bonus, protects

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‘Flo’ is a washer dryer combo that lets women rewash and reuse feminine pads

‘Flo’ is a washer dryer combo that lets women rewash and reuse feminine pads

Too often, menstruation isn't just a biological issue, but a social one. In developing countries, the problem is even worse because lack of access to feminine hygiene products can create a

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Freitag announces that their 100% compostable denim is about to hit shelves

Freitag announces that their 100% compostable denim is about to hit shelves

Finally, your favorite pair of pants is about to get greener because 100% compostable denim is about to hit the market. Freitag's "F-abric" denim is cotton free with a linen, hemp blend that can

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INFOGRAPHIC: Which indoor plant is right for you?

INFOGRAPHIC: Which indoor plant is right for you?

Houseplants are awesome - they spruce up your pad, purify the air and can even boost healing. But not every plant is right for every person. Besides light needs, some plants require a delicate

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Gigantic 40-foot-tall spiderwebs engulf streets in Dallas

Gigantic 40-foot-tall spiderwebs engulf streets in Dallas

If you suffer from a touch of the arachnophobia, avoid Dallas, Texas at all costs. The neighborhood of Lakeside Park has become home to a canopy of spiderwebs that cover the trees, spanning

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Lucy is a robotic sunlight reflector that brings light into every dark corner of your house

Lucy is a robotic sunlight reflector that brings light into every dark corner of your house

Every home has a corner that is so far from the sunlight, it practically feels like perpetual night. But this brilliant little device - dubbed Lucy - is about to bring the sun into every space

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Students use rippling carbon fiber to create an innovative architectural facade

Students use rippling carbon fiber to create an innovative architectural facade

In the past year, we’ve witnessed a large growth of composite applications in architecture. Last year we covered the IIT College of Architecture's FIBERwave Pavilion. This year, professor

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Students in Rotterdam are turning wasted fruit into a leather alternative

Students in Rotterdam are turning wasted fruit into a leather alternative

Food waste is a major problem across the world, and while food sharing and conservation programs are making a dent in the issue, some students in Rotterdam decided that they wanted to tackle

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Mobile school “walking classrooms” are helping change lives in Kenya

Mobile school “walking classrooms” are helping change lives in Kenya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqdcj6ViCIc&w=537&h-302 In Marsabit County, Kenya, less than 15% of girls over the age of six attend school, and literacy rates are an abysmal 20%.

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This all-electric off-road spider car can drive over just about anything

This all-electric off-road spider car can drive over just about anything

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FbW_kVYcl0 It may not look like your typical off-roading beast, but the ingenious Swincar by French company Mecanroc may be the most incredible ATV ever

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Grow your own cocktails: drink recipes from the garden

Grow your own cocktails: drink recipes from the garden

It's that time of year when gardeners take a step back from the hard work and take a moment to enjoy the fruits of their labors. What better way to do that than with a delicious cocktail made

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Butterflies may hold the secret to increasing solar output by 50 percent

Butterflies may hold the secret to increasing solar output by 50 percent

The secret to cheaper, more efficient solar power may lie in the unassuming wings of the butterfly. The Cabbage White butterfly folds its wings in a v-shape in order to heat up their flight

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UPDATED: Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho confirmed to be alive

UPDATED: Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho confirmed to be alive

While the world mourns the loss of Cecil the lion, breaking news reveals that his brother Jericho was killed today by poachers illegally hunting in Zimbabwe. After Cecil was killed by American

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Cacoon is a hanging tent that lets you get away from it all

Cacoon is a hanging tent that lets you get away from it all

The Cacoon hanging tent is the perfect place to escape from it all. Part hammock, part tent, it's an indoor/outdoor cocoon that can travel wherever you go - even if you never leave your home.

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Baines&Fricker reveal a stylish portable research lab for Fieldwork

Baines&Fricker reveal a stylish portable research lab for Fieldwork

Baines&Fricker were commissioned by consultancy firm Fieldwork to design and make a portable research lab. The lab comes in a custom built flightcase with rollers on one side. The

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INFOGRAPHIC: Are our homes becoming more sustainable overall?

INFOGRAPHIC: Are our homes becoming more sustainable overall?

Our current climate situation is a big problem without one simple answer. In order to slow or halt climate change, we are going to need to change many different aspects of modern life. One

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RECIPE: bread-free sushi sandwiches

RECIPE: bread-free sushi sandwiches

Get your sushi on - no rolling mat needed. These flour-free sandwiches combine nori, rice and vegetables for a nutrition-packed meal that can be adjusted to suit whatever you have lying around

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Help save Neil Armstrong’s moon landing space suit

Help save Neil Armstrong’s moon landing space suit

One of the most significant pieces of NASA history needs your help! Neil Armstrong's moon landing space suit - the "one giant step for mankind" suit - is starting to degrade.  The National Air

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Vela is the bike of the future in the body of a classic cruiser

Vela is the bike of the future in the body of a classic cruiser

https://vimeo.com/133249296 Vela is the bike of the future, wrapped up in the body of a classic fixed-gear cruiser.  The beautiful, electric single-speed cruiser comes with a Li-ion 370Wh

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RECIPES: 12 oven-free, animal-free desserts for a summer treat

RECIPES: 12 oven-free, animal-free desserts for a summer treat

If you crave fresh-baked desserts but dread the heat of the kitchen during the summer months, you are in luck. We have 12 scrumptious dessert recipes that will thrill the whole family, all

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Collapsable Closca Fuga makes it easy to bring your helmet everywhere you go

Collapsable Closca Fuga makes it easy to bring your helmet everywhere you go

If you bike often, you know what a pain it can be to figure out what to do with your helmet when you aren't using it. Well worry no longer, because the collapsable Closca Fuga is the perfect

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Tesla ‘Ludicrous Mode’ upgrade takes the Model S from 0 – 60 in 2.8 seconds

Tesla ‘Ludicrous Mode’ upgrade takes the Model S from 0 – 60 in 2.8 seconds

Tesla is continually breaking new ground in the world of green technology, so it is always exciting when the company makes an announcement. + Tesla

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Dazin Fuel Cookie helps save lives by eliminating deadly cooking smoke

Dazin Fuel Cookie helps save lives by eliminating deadly cooking smoke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSw1MAdf3hE&w=537&h-302 Open fire cooking is a silent killer that according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) claims the lives of 491 people each

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Artist Monsieur Plant created this incredible Batman suit out of bark

Artist Monsieur Plant created this incredible Batman suit out of bark

From the artist who brought you the Nike Just Grow It! topiary sneaker comes this crazy Batman suit made  out of moss, bark and fungi. Christophe Guinet, or Monsieur Plant as he is known,

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Activists Show What it Would Look Like if Bikes Took Up as Much Room as Cars

Activists Show What it Would Look Like if Bikes Took Up as Much Room as Cars

Automobiles have pretty bad space economy, but it’s hard to visual just how bad. So a group of Latvian cycling advocates decided to create a visual demonstration for International Car Free

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This infographic visualizes the carbon emissions of the entire planet

This infographic visualizes the carbon emissions of the entire planet

If we are going to really start tackling climate change on a global scale, we are going to need to be able to identify the major culprits of carbon emissions. To help make the job easier, the

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Fern & Roby make high-end electronics out of reclaimed wood

Fern & Roby make high-end electronics out of reclaimed wood

  Richmond, Virginia-based Fern & Roby produces high-end furniture, audio, and hardwares that reflect the founders’ desire to celebrate the narrative and history of the materials

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