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: Make Fresh Food Last Longer

INFOGRAPHIC: Make Fresh Food Last Longer

Wasted food is more than just wasted money. Every time you toss uneaten produce in the compost, it causes unnecessary environmental damage and wastes water. So how do you make your food last

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How to: Make your own vegan peppermint chocolate truffles

How to: Make your own vegan peppermint chocolate truffles

Who doesn’t love chocolate truffles? Make your own for the holidays using completely vegan ingredients and surprise everyone at your next party with a plate full of these delectable treats.

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DIY: Make your own festive upcycled holiday wreath

DIY: Make your own festive upcycled holiday wreath

Looking for a weekend craft that will brighten up your holiday decor? How about making a festive wreath using nothing but items headed for the garbage bin. Whether you have tons of wrapping

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VIDEO: Watch Sriracha and beer glide off the world’s first stain-proof shirt!

VIDEO: Watch Sriracha and beer glide off the world’s first stain-proof shirt!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLR9ZVxsowY Could this be the last white t-shirt you ever need? It's water-repellent, dirt-repellent… virtually everything-repellent - and once you see it

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Giant tulip-shaped solar plant to bring reliable energy to Ethiopia

Giant tulip-shaped solar plant to bring reliable energy to Ethiopia

Development in rural African communities is often limited by lack of access to reliable power - hospitals, schools and businesses all require a steady source of electricity in order to function.

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INFOGRAPHIC: What is driving deforestation and what can you do about it?

INFOGRAPHIC: What is driving deforestation and what can you do about it?

Every year 33 million acres of forest are lost to deforestation as forests are cut down to make room for agriculture, to build roads, for mining and logging operations and to build

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Scientists Create the World’s First Enzymes Using Synthetic Biology

Scientists Create the World’s First Enzymes Using Synthetic Biology

Life as we know it is a series of chemical reactions. Whether we are digesting food or making DNA, everything depends on those reactions. Scientists have managed to harness that process by

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World’s Biggest LEGO Christmas Tree Shines in Sydney

World’s Biggest LEGO Christmas Tree Shines in Sydney

While everyone else was stringing lights and hanging tinsel on their own Christmas trees, a group of Australian LEGO geniuses were putting together the world’s tallest and largest LEGO tree.

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Reduce Your Water Consumption With the Amphiro B1 Water Meter

Reduce Your Water Consumption With the Amphiro B1 Water Meter

There are smart meters for your heating and air conditioning, but until now, there isn’t been one for your water heater. Heating your water is actually the second biggest use of power in the

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Building Inspectors Deem Tilting Shanghai Towers Safe to Live In

Building Inspectors Deem Tilting Shanghai Towers Safe to Live In

A little bit of tilting is no big deal, right? Just ask the Leaning Tower of Pisa. At least, that’s what officials in Shanghai declared last week after a pair of 15-story high leaning

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Homespun Design is the Perfect Place for Local, Sustainable Furniture

Homespun Design is the Perfect Place for Local, Sustainable Furniture

It can be difficult these days to find gorgeous furniture that is made in the US using sustainable materials. But Homespun Design is a one-stop shop for all that and more. Most pieces are made

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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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