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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The World’s Largest T-Shirt is Raising Awareness for Fair Trade

The World’s Largest T-Shirt is Raising Awareness for Fair Trade

To help consumers remember the real impact that their clothing consumption has on the people who create it, a group of activists decided to make the world's largest t-shirt. The idea is to

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Escape the Consumerism Trap and Have a Thoughtful Holiday Season

Escape the Consumerism Trap and Have a Thoughtful Holiday Season

It can be easy to get sucked into the chaotic shopping frenzy of the holiday season, but that kind of unchecked consumerism has some decidedly negative effects. In fact, the average consumer

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The Square Water Bottle by Clean Bottle has a Brilliant Modular Design

The Square Water Bottle by Clean Bottle has a Brilliant Modular Design

What if a team of Apple designers decided to create the perfect water bottle? It would have to be functional, innovative and, of course, good looking. Enter the Clean Bottle Square, version 2.0.

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Don’t Forget to Thank the Pollinators That Made Your Thanksgiving Feast Possible

Don’t Forget to Thank the Pollinators That Made Your Thanksgiving Feast Possible

While you are sitting around the Thanksgiving table surrounded by pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce and heaps of vegetables, sharing the things that you are thankful for, don’t forget to thank the

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Make Your Own Thanksgiving Turkey Using Fruit and Vegetables

Make Your Own Thanksgiving Turkey Using Fruit and Vegetables

Vegetarians (and vegetable lovers) don’t need to be left out of the Thanksgiving festivities. Create your own colorful vegetable turkey and join in on the feast. The raw vegetable design uses

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The Google of China is Launching a Smart Bike

The Google of China is Launching a Smart Bike

Forget your Nike Plus, the most exciting fitness tracker these days could soon be a bike. Baidu, the equivalent of Google in China, has announced that it will soon release an e-bike called

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The BioLite KettleCharge Gives You Clean Water and Off-Grid Power in One Device

The BioLite KettleCharge Gives You Clean Water and Off-Grid Power in One Device

There’s pretty much nothing more basic than boiling water, but do you ever think about how much untapped power all that boiling creates? The people at BioLite - makers of the BaseCamp Stove -

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Skanska and Foster + Partners are Creating the World’s First 3D Printing Robot

Skanska and Foster + Partners are Creating the World’s First 3D Printing Robot

Swedish concrete manufacturer Skansa and architecture firm Foster + Partners have teamed up to create the first 3D-printing concrete robot. The team is using the technology to print

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The Largest Solar Plant in the US is Officially Up and Running

The Largest Solar Plant in the US is Officially Up and Running

The largest solar plant in the United States is officially fully operational. The Topaz Solar project in San Luis Obispo County, California completed its final 40-megawatt phase last month,

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INFOGRAPHIC: How We Can Make the Food Supply Chain More Eco-Friendly

INFOGRAPHIC: How We Can Make the Food Supply Chain More Eco-Friendly

Greening up the food supply chain is an essential part of living sustainably. From improving food transportation to converting farm waste to energy, there are so many different ways that we can

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VIDEO: World’s Longest Zipline is Part Roller Coaster, Part Zipline and All White-Knuckle Fun

VIDEO: World’s Longest Zipline is Part Roller Coaster, Part Zipline and All White-Knuckle Fun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8MMRWtbmDY&feature=youtu.be Ziplines are great - but for the most part, if you’ve done one you‘ve done them all. Unless, of course, the zipline also

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Scientists Identify Virus that is Wiping Out Thousands of Starfish on the Pacific Coast

Scientists Identify Virus that is Wiping Out Thousands of Starfish on the Pacific Coast

A horrifying disease is making thousands of Starfish in the pacific ocean rip themselves apart, and the cause has left scientists baffled - until now. A team of researchers was recently able to

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Enter to Win a Canopy Verde “Heights” Carry-All

Enter to Win a Canopy Verde “Heights” Carry-All

If your old bag is looking tired, you’re in luck: we are giving away a beautiful Canopy Verde “Heights” shoulder bag to help take your commute up a notch. Made out of organic cotton,

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Acid Rain is Turning Canada’s Lakes Into Jelly

Acid Rain is Turning Canada’s Lakes Into Jelly

You’d have to be living under a rock not to know that acid rain is a monumental problem, but these days, the consequences of industrialization are beyond anything we could have imagined. Toxic

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Another Giant Sinkhole Opens Up in Russia

Another Giant Sinkhole Opens Up in Russia

It hasn’t been a good year for the land in Russia. Earlier this year a gaping 262-foot wide hole opened up in Siberia and now a gigantic sinkhole has popped up in the Perm region. Unlike the

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Can Biomimicry Inspire Smarter Companies? Help Kickstart This Book!

Can Biomimicry Inspire Smarter Companies? Help Kickstart This Book!

Regular Inhabitat readers will know and love Inhabitat's Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker, who writes the incredible Biomimicry Manual series. Dr. Woolley-Barker has been writing a bio-inspired book

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Senate Votes to Stop Keystone Pipeline – For Now

Senate Votes to Stop Keystone Pipeline – For Now

The Keystone Pipeline is dead - for now. The US Senate voted Tuesday to block a measure that would have allowed construction on the controversial pipeline. The measure fell short by one solitary

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Interpol Wants You to Help Catch the World’s Worst Environmental Criminals

Interpol Wants You to Help Catch the World’s Worst Environmental Criminals

Interpol is launching the first-ever Most Wanted-style list for environmental criminals. Consisting of nine individuals suspected of all kind of eco-crimes, the list is meant to raise awareness

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Genius LEGO Fans Build Particle Accelerator Entirely Out of LEGO Bricks

Genius LEGO Fans Build Particle Accelerator Entirely Out of LEGO Bricks

Scientists had it all wrong when they built massive particle accelerators. They should have gone small, like the brilliant builders over at JK Brickworks. JK Brickworks has built an all-LEGO

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Get Away From it All With the Nutshell Cocoon-on-the-Go

Get Away From it All With the Nutshell Cocoon-on-the-Go

Wish you could take a moment to get away from it all even when you can’t actually get away? Design student Eden Lew has just the solution with the Nutshell. It’s a fold-out fabric shell that

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Twinkling Solar Bike Path Inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night Opens in the Netherlands

Twinkling Solar Bike Path Inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night Opens 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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This Home Library Has a Built-In Slide to Make Reading Fun

This Home Library Has a Built-In Slide to Make Reading Fun

Instead of diving into a good book, how about sliding into one? This home in South Korea has its own library that comes complete with a multi-level slide. The idea behind the design is to

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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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Visitors Are Getting So Lost in the World’s Largest Corn Maze That They Are Calling the Police for Help

Visitors Are Getting So Lost in the World’s Largest Corn Maze That They Are Calling the Police for Help

The world’s biggest corn maze is a jaw-dropping 63 acres - so large that people are getting completely lost and are resorting to calling the police to find their way out. Every weekend during

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AOL is the Latest Company to Abandon ALEC

AOL is the Latest Company to Abandon ALEC

The ALEC exodus keeps on gaining momentum and it doesn’t show any signs of stopping. The most recent company to jump ship is internet giant AOL, which announced on Monday that it had decided

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Swiss Man Breaks Bicycle Speed Record with Insane 207-MPH Rocket Bike

Swiss Man Breaks Bicycle Speed Record with Insane 207-MPH Rocket Bike

Imagine reaching 207 mph in just 4.8 seconds - that’s a pretty impressive feat for any vehicle. Now imagine traveling that fast on a bicycle with a rocket strapped to it. Daredevil Francois

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HOW TO: Raw Broccoli and Mushroom Stir Fry Recipe

HOW TO: Raw Broccoli and Mushroom Stir Fry Recipe

Need a good last-minute recipe for dinner tonight? This tasty broccoli and mushroom stir-fry will not only hit the spot, but it is completely raw, which means lots of nutritious deliciousness

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World’s First Breathable Ebola Vaccine Proven 100% Effective in Trials

World’s First Breathable Ebola Vaccine Proven 100% Effective in Trials

Ebola has been ravaging parts of Africa, and the deadly virus shows no signs of stopping. Now a new needle-free vaccine has proven to be 100% effective at stopping the transmission of ebola in

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‘Monsieur Plant’ Grows Nike Sneakers using Flowers

‘Monsieur Plant’ Grows Nike Sneakers using Flowers

The French artist known as Monsieur Plant is living up to his name with a fashionable line of sneakers made out of flowers, moss, bark and dirt. Aptly named Just Grow It, the collection even

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North America’s Tallest Wood Building Opens in British Columbia

North America’s Tallest Wood Building Opens in British Columbia

The project officially opened to the world on October 31, 2014, on budget and on time, showing that wood construction can serve as a functional and reliable option for sustainable building. The

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