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: The dangers of indoor pollution and how to deal with it

INFOGRAPHIC: The dangers of indoor pollution and how to deal with it

In 2012, household air pollution made up 7.7% of all global mortalities. Given that we spend 90% of our lives indoors, it's important that the air we breathe indoors is clean, which can be a

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SOM reveals design for new sustainable capital city in Egypt

SOM reveals design for new sustainable capital city in Egypt

Egypt is getting a new and improved capitol city designed by architecture firm SOM. The privately-funded project consists of a 700-square meter development with an urban park, residential

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BP is the latest company to ditch ALEC

BP is the latest company to ditch ALEC

Following in the footsteps of major companies like eBay, Google, Microsoft and AOL, oil giant BP has announced that it is leaving the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) behind. In a

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INFOGRAPHIC: Ten tips to save you 25,000 gallons of water

INFOGRAPHIC: Ten tips to save you 25,000 gallons of water

With World Water Day this Sunday, it's the perfect time to consider all the small changes you can make to be water smart. For instance, if every American home replaced their old toilets with

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Donate now to help Project H students build tiny homes to help their community

Donate now to help Project H students build tiny homes to help their community

https://vimeo.com/121906128 Project H is a non-profit organization based in California that encourages creativity among young people in the community. Working with a group of designers and

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The Future of Medicine May Lie in the Fur of the Sloth

The Future of Medicine May Lie in the Fur of the Sloth

As bacteria become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, we're going to have to find a different way to fight the diseases that threaten us. After all, we tend to take for granted that we can

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How To: Dye Easter eggs the natural way

How To: Dye Easter eggs the natural way

Dyeing Easter eggs doesn't have to be an exercise in dipping into a multitude of chemicals. This year, dye your eggs the natural way. The process takes a bit longer, but produces a beautiful,

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This gorgeous t-shirt is a glamorous way to charge your phone with solar power

This gorgeous t-shirt is a glamorous way to charge your phone with solar power

When you hear the term "photovoltaic" the first word that probably comes to mind isn't glamorous. But Pauline van Dongen is changing that with her Solar Shirt, a beautiful shirt that can also

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James Dyson Wants to Use His Famous Vacuum Technology to Clean Rivers

James Dyson Wants to Use His Famous Vacuum Technology to Clean Rivers

Beneath their spotless surfaces, rivers are often incredibly filthy and not particularly easy to clean up. After all, you can’t just bust out your vacuum and suck up all of the debris

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Tesla reveals Model S update that will end range anxiety

Tesla reveals Model S update that will end range anxiety

Tesla is updating its Model S software to make it “impossible” to stray too far from a charging station. Earlier this week, Elon Musk tweeted about ending electric car range anxiety and the

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Make Architecture’s bright and airy M House soaks up natural light

Make Architecture’s bright and airy M House soaks up natural light

M House by Make Architects is a small home that explores how modern renovations can improve the way we live in our homes. A window-filled addition to the home allows light to fill the space

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Vincent Callebaut’s City of Science in Rome is turning a former military district into a self-sufficient urban ecosystem

Vincent Callebaut’s City of Science in Rome is turning a former military district into a self-sufficient urban ecosystem

Città della Scienza in Italy aims to turn a former military district into a self-sufficient urban ecosystem. The project by Vincent Callebaut Architecture is part of a plan to regenerate the

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Richard Guibault created an airy Parisian apartment in just 300 square feet

Richard Guibault created an airy Parisian apartment in just 300 square feet

When two apartments were joined to create one space, Richard Guibault was tasked with creating a bright, open space out of a teeny, tiny footprint for the couple who lives there. At just over

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INFOGRAPHIC: Surprising water use facts and how you can make a difference

INFOGRAPHIC: Surprising water use facts and how you can make a difference

  Of all of the water on the planet, only 1% of it is drinkable. That means 7 billion people are sharing the precious little drinking water that we have, which really makes every drop

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Quell provides the world’s first wearable pain relief

Quell provides the world’s first wearable pain relief

For those who suffer from chronic pain, finding relief can be difficult. Quell provides drug-free pain relief by stimulating a natural nervous-system response that blocks pain signals. The

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Students are creating $350 bionic arms for children using 3D printing

Students are creating $350 bionic arms for children using 3D printing

A team of students at the University of Central Florida is using 3D printing to create bionic arms for children. The arms are fully-equipped with a muscle sensor and costs just $350 to make.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The greenest buildings in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: The greenest buildings in the world

Sustainability and environmentally friendly design has become an important part of the world of construction. This infographic explores some of the world’s most efficient buildings, ranging

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Help Kickstart Kalsada specialty coffee from the Philippines

Help Kickstart Kalsada specialty coffee from the Philippines

Kalsada offers a new specialty coffee origin with a social mission to bring Philippine coffee to the international stage. The company, founded by three female entrepreneurs, work closely with

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Rene van Zuuk’s Zinc-clad chapel floats on a lake in the Netherlands

Rene van Zuuk’s Zinc-clad chapel floats on a lake in the Netherlands

Dutch city Almere held a competition recently to develop architecture in and around the Weerwater lake that sits at the heart of the city. The winner, Rene van Zuuk, created a curvy little

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Tower House doubles the size of an existing home and looks like a tiny village

Tower House doubles the size of an existing home and looks like a tiny village

When most people find that they need more space, they either move or build bigger. But when one family decided to expand, they didn’t want the typical monolith, so architect Andrew Maynard

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Apple unveils its thinnest and lightest Macbook ever

Apple unveils its thinnest and lightest Macbook ever

While many people were focused on the Apple Watch reveal, one of the most exciting things to come out of today's Apple event was the newly-revamped Macbook. Rumors have been swirling for months

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One company will turn your old sofa into a pair of running shoes

One company will turn your old sofa into a pair of running shoes

You've heard it before: get off the couch and get moving because sitting is one of the worst things you can do for your body. Bottled water company Vittel is taking that to the next level by

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Could BPA be linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Could BPA be linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder?

BPA has already been identified as a potential health risk as an endocrine disruptor, prompting Canada to ban the chemical altogether, but a new study reveals yet another potential risk when

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INFOGRAPHIC: Could we end our fossil fuel addiction by 2050?

INFOGRAPHIC: Could we end our fossil fuel addiction by 2050?

Scientists say that unless we change our ways quickly, we could be seriously screwed when it comes to climate change. But since we are reliant on fossil fuels, is it even possible to move away

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Swedish Strawscaper harvests energy from the wind with a kinetic hair-covered shell

Swedish Strawscaper harvests energy from the wind with a kinetic hair-covered shell

Every once in a while an idea comes along that is so unlike anything before that it defies reference. Take Belatchew Lab Architecture’s Strawscraper, a skyscraper covered in hair that can

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SilverWoodHouse is an organic remodel that reflects the surrounding seaside

SilverWoodHouse is an organic remodel that reflects the surrounding seaside

Architect Ernesto Pereira was tasked to create a home that was a piece of art out of an existing structure that was long past its prime. The result was the SilverWoodHouse, a stunning remodeled

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These clever backpacks charge your devices with built-in solar power

These clever backpacks charge your devices with built-in solar power

Everyone has experienced the frustration of being on the go and needing to use your phone, only to find that it is completely dead. Project Solaire is changing that with these innovative solar

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New study shows that hand-washing dishes may help prevent allergies

New study shows that hand-washing dishes may help prevent allergies

Could dishwashers cause allergies? A recent study found that children who come from homes where dishes are washed by hand have fewer allergies than those in homes where the dishes are washed by

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Rhijnspoor Building earns highest BREEAM award for an educational building in the Netherlands

Rhijnspoor Building earns highest BREEAM award for an educational building in the Netherlands

The Team RSG-designed Rhijnspoor Building in Amsterdam has been awarded a BREEAM certificate of excellence with 4 stars, the highest score ever given to an educational building in the

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New study suggests that feeding peanut products to infants may reduce peanut allergies

New study suggests that feeding peanut products to infants may reduce peanut allergies

You may have heard the often-repeated advice that infants with food allergies shouldn’t be given peanuts or peanut products because it may increase their risk of developing potentially

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