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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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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Bkeeper upcycles unused beehives into furniture and design for the home

Bkeeper upcycles unused beehives into furniture and design for the home

  Israel-based Bkeeper - motto: "the art of saving bees" - takes old beehives and turns them into eclectic furniture and design for the home. According to the founder, Hagar Pundak,

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INFOGRAPHIC: These pollution-busting houseplants will have you breathing easier

INFOGRAPHIC: These pollution-busting houseplants will have you breathing easier

With all those nasty chemicals floating inside our homes, its no wonder that indoor air quality can be downright dismal. Gasses from things like benzene in paints and detergents, and

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Walmart is selling “Made in the USA” goods that are made in China

Walmart is selling “Made in the USA” goods that are made in China

When shopping at Walmart, that made in the USA t-shirt might not be so US-manufactured after all. According to Truth in Advertising, the company's website contains over 100 items that fail to

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Win a twin size $494 organic cotton mattress

Win a twin size $494 organic cotton mattress

We spend a third of our days in bed, but we rarely give much thought to the mattress underneath us. But here's why you should: conventional mattresses have all kinds of dangerous chemicals in

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INFOGRAPHIC: For the cost, which type of lightbulb reigns supreme?

INFOGRAPHIC: For the cost, which type of lightbulb reigns supreme?

After being used for over 100 years it’s fairly safe to say that the incandescent bulb is old technology - and it has taken a long time for new technology to replace it. After a brief rise in

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Infographic: Ditch the clutter with this space-saving encyclopedia

Infographic: Ditch the clutter with this space-saving encyclopedia

It's easy to get attached to the things in our lives, but clutter wastes more than just space. We spend nearly 2 years out of our lives dealing with clutter and 40% of cleaning time is spent

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KAYIWA DINO is a 3D-printed, modular clothes rack that reinvents storage

KAYIWA DINO is a 3D-printed, modular clothes rack that reinvents storage

Just when you thought that clothing racks are to remain forever mundane, KAYIWA excavates the DINO. After eight intensive years of research and development, the DINO clothes rack is now

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Infographic: How renewables are thriving in the US thanks to state policies

Infographic: How renewables are thriving in the US thanks to state policies

Things are looking up for clean energy in the US. Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a national nonprofit coalition working to advance clean energy, released a new report titled Clean Energy

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Mosevic makes fashionable eyewear using recycled denim

Mosevic makes fashionable eyewear using recycled denim

Mosevic is tapping into wasted denim with is new "Solid Denim" eyewear collection. Each pair is made out of resin-infused layers of the well-known fabric to create eyewear out of the fashion

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Infographic: 6 problems self-driving cars will have to overcome

Infographic: 6 problems self-driving cars will have to overcome

Self-driving cars will make stressful commutes a thing of the past, allowing passengers to relax or even take a nap on the way to work. But if the technology already exists then why are they

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Andreco used nature as art to create this intriguing living wall

Andreco used nature as art to create this intriguing living wall

In the climate change era, the environment needs new symbols to inspire change. 
One artist is making that happen by creating artworks that focus on the relationship between humanity and

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Help craft “Wildlife Rescue Nests” for sick or injured wildlife

Help craft “Wildlife Rescue Nests” for sick or injured wildlife

Sick and injured wildlife is getting a helping hand thanks to Katie Deline-Ray, and if you have knitting or crochet skills, you can get in on good works.  Deline-Ray has been knitting

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