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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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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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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INFOGRAPHIC: 24 clever storage hacks to make the most out of your space

INFOGRAPHIC: 24 clever storage hacks to make the most out of your space

The below infographic from Solent Plastics has 24 great storage solutions for every home, big and small, old and new. Tired of having your clothes tumble out of your tiny closet every day? Hang

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VIDEO: The incredible mission to resurrect the woolly mammoth

VIDEO: The incredible mission to resurrect the woolly mammoth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmlpSOHc5A4 Recently, VICE headed to South Korea to explore the incredible mission to resurrect the woolly mammoth. Host Ben Makuch and his team spoke to

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RECIPE: Vegan steamed pak choi parcels with rice and veggies

RECIPE: Vegan steamed pak choi parcels with rice and veggies

Looking for something a little lighter for dinner tonight? These pok choi (aka bok choi aka chinese cabbage) parcels are just the thing. Utterly delicious and healthy, these are also tons of

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Ben van Berkel and United Nude create hoof-like 3D printed shoes for the animal in you

Ben van Berkel and United Nude create hoof-like 3D printed shoes for the animal in you

For the lady who just isn't satisfied with a 6-inch stiletto comes United Nude's UNX2, an entirely 3D-printed shoe that will give the ladies the towering hoof-like stature they desire. Created

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Alvaro Uribe and Makerbot come together to create Mushroom lamps

Alvaro Uribe and Makerbot come together to create Mushroom lamps

Alvaro Uribe Design collaborated with 3D-printing experts Makerbot to create the innovative Mushroom Lights.

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Sandwichbikes presents two special edition plywood bikes at Milan Design Week

Sandwichbikes presents two special edition plywood bikes at Milan Design Week

For this year’s Salone del Mobile, Sandwichbikes will present two special bicycle editions at the exhibition “NEED – When design empowers human potential”. Both the Sandwichbikes Walnut

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Artificial leaf can make oxygen in space with water and light

Artificial leaf can make oxygen in space with water and light

It seems like we are constantly getting a little bit closer to being able to live in outer space, but one teeny-tiny little detail keeps holding us back: oxygen. Plants just don’t like zero

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INTERVIEW: Linda Greer and Clean by Design are creating a cleaner fashion future

INTERVIEW: Linda Greer and Clean by Design are creating a cleaner fashion future

Natural Resource Defense Council's director Linda Greer is spearheading the way to a cleaner fashion future. Greer is leading fashion's "toxic avengers" in a bid to clean up the toxic fashion

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This ring is made of smog harvested from Beijing’s polluted skies

This ring is made of smog harvested from Beijing’s polluted skies

Last October we wrote about Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde, who developed a vacuum cleaner that can suck urban smog right out of the air. Now the designer is turning that smog vacuumed from

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Cantilevered home takes advantage of a tiny, sloping lot in Kirkland, Washington

Cantilevered home takes advantage of a tiny, sloping lot in Kirkland, Washington

Inhabitat favorite Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture is no stranger to tackling challenging design projects. So when the owner of a tiny, steep, vegetated lot in Kirkland, Washington

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Jungle Bar is a sustainable insect-infused protein bar

Jungle Bar is a sustainable insect-infused protein bar

Icelandic startup Crowbar Protein is crowdfunding sustainable protein bars made using edible insects. Jungle Bar is a protein bar made with dates, sesame, sunflower & pumpkin seeds,

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Halfbike is a totally new way to get around that feels like walking and riding a bike at the same time

Halfbike is a totally new way to get around that feels like walking and riding a bike at the same time

Halfbike is a totally new kind of personal vehicle, built with the goal of awakening your natural instinct to move. The basic core of Halfbike is built on a bicycle design with a wheel connected

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This summer, vacation at a farm instead of a boring hotel

This summer, vacation at a farm instead of a boring hotel

Looking for a different kind of family vacation this summer? Consider spending some time at one of these idyllic farms from around the world. It's less disruptive than hotel hopping and it will

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Casa BS is an understated residence clad in locally-sourced flagstone

Casa BS is an understated residence clad in locally-sourced flagstone

The Casa BS is a stone-clad residence designed to blend in with the surrounding treeless landscape in Tapalpa. The horizontal volume, which was designed by Elias Rizo Arquiectos, is discreetly

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INFOGRAPHIC: The countries with the most threatened mammals in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: The countries with the most threatened mammals in the world

Many of the world's most magnificent animals are quietly slipping away. This new infographic reveals which countries have the most endangered animals based on data from The World Bank. According

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