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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Six of the largest school districts in the US are ditching polystyrene

Six of the largest school districts in the US are ditching polystyrene

Six of the largest school districts in the nation announced that they are ditching polystyrene trays (more commonly known as styrofoam) for eco-friendly compostable plates. The move is the

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Twinkling solar bike path inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night pops up in the Netherlands

Twinkling solar bike path inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night pops up in the Netherlands

At night, the path is lit by thousands of twinkling stones, creating a beautiful night sky on the ground. The path is illuminated LED lights powered by a nearby solar array that charges

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INFOGRAPHIC: Is your state a clean energy leader or dirty energy loser?

INFOGRAPHIC: Is your state a clean energy leader or dirty energy loser?

Thanks to surging production in the country’s oil and gas shale regions, the U.S. is importing significantly less oil and bolstering its energy independence. Part of the reason is that

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Solartab is a tablet case with built-in solar charging

Solartab is a tablet case with built-in solar charging

The Solartab is unlike any other power bank or solar charger. The Solartab’s unique built-in cover that works as a stand for the solar panel, so you can angle the panel in three different

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UNplug lets you reduce your dependence on the grid and stay powered during outages

UNplug lets you reduce your dependence on the grid and stay powered during outages

Software engineer Markus Loeffler wants to help consumers reduce dependency on the electric grid while saving on electric costs. “One Fridge off the Grid” was initially conceived during a

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13 of the most incredible sandcastles you’ve ever seen

13 of the most incredible sandcastles you’ve ever seen

Summer is almost here, and that means days at the beach building sandcastles! We've lined up some of the most incredibly creative sandcastles ever - including a Super Mario sandcastle, a scene

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INFOGRAPHIC: The ultimate guide to guerrilla gardening

INFOGRAPHIC: The ultimate guide to guerrilla gardening

Guerrilla gardening is the act of taking on a patch of neglected, bedraggled public land to make it beautiful using flowers, vegetables, and fruits. So whether you live in an apartment but still

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Expert Says “We May Have to Migrate People out of California”

Expert Says “We May Have to Migrate People out of California”

Fire, earthquakes and one of the worst droughts in recent history - these days California is not looking like the best place to settle down. In fact, things have gotten so bad that the state

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This minimalist wallet is the thinnest in the world

This minimalist wallet is the thinnest in the world

Wallets haven't evolved much over the years, but the guys at ACE thought it was about time they did. By creating a wallet out of a single, continuous piece of nylon, they made the world's

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Californians Paint Their Lawns Green as Devastating Drought Continues

Californians Paint Their Lawns Green as Devastating Drought Continues

California's crippling drought has forced many residents to cut back on water-wasting activities, but one company is making the best of a bad situation by helping them keep their lawns looking

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EDI is a sleek, modern table made out of local, renewable wood using renewable energy

EDI is a sleek, modern table made out of local, renewable wood using renewable energy

EDI is a new table made using 100% renewable materials and 100% renewable energy by Finnish brand Nikari. Nikari sources its timber from local woods that are tended with the principles of

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Forget the ink – this pen writes with wine, beer or tea

Forget the ink – this pen writes with wine, beer or tea

Forget the ink!  The WINKpen can use virtually any liquid with staining properties like wine, beer, tea, juice and more.  Simply place the writing end of the pen into your liquid of choice,

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Get a sneak peek of Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus WTC Transit Hub – opening soon

Get a sneak peek of Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus WTC Transit Hub – opening soon

Platform B at the World Trade Center Port Authority (PATH) Station in New York City opened today and we have a sneak peek at the stunning transit station. Crews scrambled last night painting and

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Lowe’s follows in Home Depot’s footsteps and pledges to phase out phthalates from flooring

Lowe’s follows in Home Depot’s footsteps and pledges to phase out phthalates from flooring

Chalk another one up for the environment. Fresh on the heels of Home Depot's announcement to ditch phthalates in all of their flooring by the end of the year, Lowe's has revealed plans to do the

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INFOGRAPHIC: How we can help reduce the impact of natural disaster

INFOGRAPHIC: How we can help reduce the impact of natural disaster

  Studies show that the number of people displaced by natural disasters has nearly doubled since the 1970s and scientists believe that, ultimately, urbanization is to blame for such

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Re Rag Rugs use textile industry discards to create stylishly sustainable floor coverings

Re Rag Rugs use textile industry discards to create stylishly sustainable floor coverings

Re Rag Rug started as an experimental design project that explores the social and ecological sustainability of the rug. Using material that is waste and excess from the textile industry and old

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BottleCloths are modern, stylish table cloths made out of recycled plastic bottles

BottleCloths are modern, stylish table cloths made out of recycled plastic bottles

Designed by Southern California based Brenda Sacks, this eco-chic line of contemporary table coverings is made from 100% woven fiber sources entirely from recycled plastic bottles.  A

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X-TU’s Architects World Expo pavilion evokes the iconic food markets of France

X-TU’s Architects World Expo pavilion evokes the iconic food markets of France

France is known for its fabulous food markets, so it is no surprise that the focus of the country's Milan Expo 2015 pavilion is centered on creating sustainable community center for agriculture.

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This Mushroom Drone Will Biodegrade if it Crash Lands

This Mushroom Drone Will Biodegrade if it Crash Lands

What happens to a drone when it crash lands? Besides polluting or damaging a potentially sensitive environment, it could also mean, at least for the military, that people you are spying on will

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MetaWear wants to make textile manufacturing ethical and sustainable

MetaWear wants to make textile manufacturing ethical and sustainable

Textile factories aren't exactly known for their ethical manufacturing processes. Virginia-based MetaWear wants to change that by launching America's first Global Organic Textile Standard. Solar

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UAE’s Foster + Partners pavilion is inspired by traditional desert villages

UAE’s Foster + Partners pavilion is inspired by traditional desert villages

At the heart of this year's Milan Expo sits the curvaceous, desert-inspired pavilion for the United Arab Emirates. Created by Foster + Partners, the design features dune-like walls and a bevy

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Help Nepal earthquake survivors and renewable energy by Kickstarting the Solarpuff portable solar lantern

Help Nepal earthquake survivors and renewable energy by Kickstarting the Solarpuff portable solar lantern

SolarPuff is a little lantern that is making a huge impact, and now you can help make it even bigger. Right now, SolarPuff is offering Kickstarter rewards that will benefit the victims of the

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ANIAN is Canada’s first totally off-grid store made almost entirely out of reclaimed materials

ANIAN is Canada’s first totally off-grid store made almost entirely out of reclaimed materials

ANIAN is a Canadian manufacturer of clothing and coastal gear based in Vancouver, BC, and while their custom surfboards (made on-site) and groovy apparel are the highlight of their business, the

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INFOGRAPHIC: The most interesting environmental lawsuits in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: The most interesting environmental lawsuits in the world

When it comes to protecting the environment, political action and grassroots movements tend to get the most attention. But environmental lawsuits have proven to be an important - if unglamorous

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Life-size hot rod made entirely from LEGO bricks runs on air!

Life-size hot rod made entirely from LEGO bricks runs on air!

LEGO savants Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida have constructed a life-sized car made almost entirely out of LEGO bricks - and it runs entirely on air! The pair put out a message on Twitter asking

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Nepal quake leaves widespread devastation and thousands dead

Nepal quake leaves widespread devastation and thousands dead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GexFdKVjPxM&spfreload=10 A devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Nepal today, killing hundreds and sending a ripple of aftershocks through the

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JetBlue and Manhattan Portage are turning uniforms into carryalls

JetBlue and Manhattan Portage are turning uniforms into carryalls

JetBlue is partnering with bag-makers Manhattan Portage to turn decommissioned uniforms into trendy bags. The airliner is taking its its unused flight gear and turning it into a collection of

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Falling Fruit map guides you to local fruit that you can forage for free

Falling Fruit map guides you to local fruit that you can forage for free

It’s harvest season! The trees are overladed with fruit and while you may be spending your hard-earned cash at the farmer’s market to get your hands on it, did you know that you can pick

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why gardening is surprisingly good for your health

INFOGRAPHIC: Why gardening is surprisingly good for your health

Gardening is great for your yard and the environment, but did you know it is also great for your body and mind? It's true - the humble act of digging in the dirt will do some remarkable things

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