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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Hungry? These vegan potato and zucchini latkes are just the thing to hit the spot. While the greasy fried version is a Hanukkah tradition, this version is so healthy you can dig in all year
Freedom furniture is revolutionizing the way we make furniture. The company starts with computerized modeling to create shapes that work seamlessly with the human body. The flat-pack
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Every year the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy publishes a report revealing the most energy efficient countries in the world. The council looks at the 16 biggest economies and
For the first time ever, scientists have managed to collect data confirming just how much plastic trash is floating around in the world’s oceans. According to their research, right now there
BP has been busy scrambling to limit the amount of money it must pay out as a result of the 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, but yesterday the gas and oil giant had a serious set back. The
This year, fill the stockings of your loved ones with the things they really crave. Whether you are shopping for the beauty junkie or the outdoor lover, we’ve got you covered with the perfect
The main tent comes with three layers: the roof, a mesh layer and the floor. To that, you can add extra floors to accommodate the whole troop and all their stuff. The tent is ideal for a hot,
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.
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
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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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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