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: 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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Is the Paleo diet really Paleo?

Is the Paleo diet really Paleo?

The Paleo diet is all the rage as a way to “get back” to the way our Paleolithic ancestors ate. The only problem with the diet - besides being environmentally unsustainable - is that it is

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INFOGRAPHIC: Discover the cleanest cities in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: Discover the cleanest cities in the world

There's a movement afoot to find ways to create super clean cities. Birmingham, England is slashing emissions like a CO2 ninja, while Oslo boasts the honor of having not a single landfill.

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VIDEO: Dream of living in your own tiny home? You need to watch this

VIDEO: Dream of living in your own tiny home? You need to watch this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6pj3jVgeh8 Good things come in teeny tiny packages, or so we are told. But as much as we love to extoll the virtues of those adorable micro homes, sometimes

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Kengo Kuma created an organic facade out of cedar strips for the University of Tokyo

Kengo Kuma created an organic facade out of cedar strips for the University of Tokyo

Most university campus buildings are hard on the outside, using brick, concrete, metal and stone to create their familiar facades. The people at Kengo Kuma wanted to break away from that to make

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This simple gadget could extend the life of your produce up to 3 times as long

This simple gadget could extend the life of your produce up to 3 times as long

We've all done it - you purchase a bunch of luscious fresh fruits and veggies, only to lose track of the time and find them languishing in the back of the crisper, covered in a layer of fuzz.

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Villa Zuid is a revitalized 1950s villa tucked amidst Amsterdam’s high rises

Villa Zuid is a revitalized 1950s villa tucked amidst Amsterdam’s high rises

Tucked amongst the high-rises of Amsterdam, Marc Prosman Architects revitalized a 1950s villa, creating a completely updated residence without losing the home’s modernist roots. Known as

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Recipe: Vegan sesame spinach noodles for Chinese New Year

Recipe: Vegan sesame spinach noodles for Chinese New Year

Get into the Chinese New Year's spirit with this recipe for vegan sesame spinach noodles. Unlike the greasy Americanized Chinese food that most people are familiar with, this dish is light and

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Pink has a special message for people who wear fur

Pink has a special message for people who wear fur

Pink recently did a photo shoot for PETA admonishing New York Fashion Week attendees to forgo the fur. Posing in nothing but her tattoos, the singer urged people to "wear your own skin," and,

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TripLit is the first portable, endlessly versatile OLED light

TripLit is the first portable, endlessly versatile OLED light

Alkilu's TripLit is the first portable OLED device. Hang it from a tree, prop it up on a desk or even use it to light the area to change a tire. TripLit has three positions in addition to a

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Lumi is the first smart light that can adjust itself for your optimal health and comfort

Lumi is the first smart light that can adjust itself for your optimal health and comfort

  If you thought all there was to lighting was just the ability to turn it on and off, you are in for a surprise. Lighting is incredibly important for our health and well-being, and our

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LEAFXPRO is the world’s first umbrella for your bike

LEAFXPRO is the world’s first umbrella for your bike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8y9e6lhKbU Not being able to use your bike because of bad weather shouldn't force you to fall back on transportation that's harmful for our environment.

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Colbost house is a sleek black residence on the Isle of Skye

Colbost house is a sleek black residence on the Isle of Skye

Tucked on a plot of elevated farmland on the Isle of Skye, the Colbost residence is an unfussy collection of geometric black buildings. Inspired by a nearby old, black shed, the four

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to choose the best HVAC for your home and the planet

INFOGRAPHIC: How to choose the best HVAC for your home and the planet

Heating your home can be one of the biggest expenses a homeowner has, accounting for anywhere from 35 to 50% of annual energy costs in colder areas. But modern HVAC systems can help alleviate

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