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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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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Google and Levi are turning clothing into touchscreens

Google and Levi are turning clothing into touchscreens

Google's Advanced Technology and Projects is developing a smart fabric called Jacquard, which has the potential to turn your shirt into a touchscreen. The fabric will look and feel like your

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Virgin Mobile is offering employees a year of maternity AND paternity leave

Virgin Mobile is offering employees a year of maternity AND paternity leave

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is no stranger to blazing new paths, but this time he isn't focused on travel or mobile technology, but parental leave. Under the company's new policy,

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Ditch the pods: Trinity ONE is the Swiss Army Knife of coffee makers

Ditch the pods: Trinity ONE is the Swiss Army Knife of coffee makers

A new brewing experience awaits coffee lovers with Trinity ONE. The charming device needs no electricity, doesn't use wasteful pods and best of all, its innovative design not only makes the

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Surfer Gary Linden and Jose Cuervo create the world’s first 100% agave surfboard

Surfer Gary Linden and Jose Cuervo create the world’s first 100% agave surfboard

Born out of passion, adventure and the never-ending commitment to positive social impact, Jose Cuervo Tradicional has unveiled the world’s first sustainable, 100% Agave surfboard in

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Villa in the Beskydy Mountains is clad in a 3D perforated sheet metal facade

Villa in the Beskydy Mountains is clad in a 3D perforated sheet metal facade

Eschewing the traditional wood and stone facades that most homes exhibit, this villa by Zdeněk Trefil is completely clad in a 3D perforated, corrugated sheet metal facade. The design

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This family checked out of the daily grind and took up life on the road

This family checked out of the daily grind and took up life on the road

For this family, every day is a new adventure. Ever since 2011, when the Works family decided to sell their home and live in an Airstream trailer, they have been waking up in a new place and

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Bill Gates warns that the world must prepare now for a Spanish Flu-like pandemic

Bill Gates warns that the world must prepare now for a Spanish Flu-like pandemic

You might think that the richest man in the world would sleep pretty easy, but billionaire Bill Gates recently told Ezra Klein at Vox about the one big fear that keeps him up at night.

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MOW is the world’s first inductive wireless charging lamp

MOW is the world’s first inductive wireless charging lamp

Powerful, handy and elegant, MOW is a portable lamp with no buttons and no wires that claims to be the world's first inductive wireless charging lamp.  The lamp is intuitive by design, just

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INFOGRAPHIC: The future of construction techniques

INFOGRAPHIC: The future of construction techniques

Construction is changing in a big way. From 3D printing to self-healing concrete, the future of building is full of all kinds of exciting advancements. This infographic from Gutter Masters

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INFOGRAPHIC: 10 tips to save water in your home

INFOGRAPHIC: 10 tips to save water in your home

Water is important to everyone and everything: we use it every day and, as a result, sometimes don't realize how much we waste. With the recent devastating droughts impacting huge portions of

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Lucie lamps are brilliant lights made out of orange peels

Lucie lamps are brilliant lights made out of orange peels

Orange Sessions Lucie lamps are brilliant lamps that are covered in orange peels to provide a warm, natural glow in any space.  Inspired by the sun and handcrafted in the central Europe, the

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Snøhetta, DIALOG and Mayer/Reed picked to revitalize Oregon’s Willamette Falls

Snøhetta, DIALOG and Mayer/Reed picked to revitalize Oregon’s Willamette Falls

The area around second largest waterfall in the United States is about to experience a serious revitalization. Oregon governor Kate Brown recently announced an impressive team of architects and

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Crayola is asking people to stop using crayons as makeup

Crayola is asking people to stop using crayons as makeup

File this one under advice that you didn't know you needed. Some enterprising beauty bloggers are encouraging make-up lovers to ditch the pricey eyeliners and pick up a Crayola instead.

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HueRay’s rechargeable bike grip lights protect cyclists from the side

HueRay’s rechargeable bike grip lights protect cyclists from the side

Today, HueRay! is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the pilot run of its flagship product, revolutionary light emitting bicycle grips. HueRay! aims to deliver safety, comfort and style to

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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: Our ocean plastic problem is quickly spiraling out of control

INFOGRAPHIC: Our ocean plastic problem is quickly spiraling out of control

Try to imagine your life without plastic: it's in your smartphone, your car, your clothing, your toiletries. All that plastic ends up somewhere, and more and more, that place is the ocean. In

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Lilo is an easy-to-grow plant system that connects you to your herbs via an app

Lilo is an easy-to-grow plant system that connects you to your herbs via an app

Lilo is the perfect way to grow your own greens right at home by taking the guess work out of growing. All it takes to get going is to just insert a capsule, water it and watch it grow. A

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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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