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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US approves farming of genetically modified apples to reduce food waste

US approves farming of genetically modified apples to reduce food waste

The next wave of GMO food is about to hit store shelves in America. The US government has approved the planting of genetically modified apples which could hit store shelves within the the next

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Will Smith says son “has refused to be a slave to money”

Will Smith says son “has refused to be a slave to money”

According to Will Smith, his son refuses to be a slave to money and it is part of a larger trend in values that he sees developing. “It’s such a strange thing. Jaden, my 16-year-old, he has

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Australia’s oldest man is helping penguins by knitting them sweaters

Australia’s oldest man is helping penguins by knitting them sweaters

When oil spills around Australia injured hundreds of penguins, the oldest man in the country stepped up to the plate to help out. 109-year old Alfred Date has long been an active knitter and he

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OwnFone is an effortlessly simple printed phone that you can completely customize

OwnFone is an effortlessly simple printed phone that you can completely customize

OwnFone is using Kickstarter to take the world's simplest mobile phone across the globe. Based in London, OwnFone is the world's first custom printed mobile phone that connects you instantly to

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Spiraling wedding chapel in Japan looks like gently twining ribbons

Spiraling wedding chapel in Japan looks like gently twining ribbons

The spiraling Ribbon Chapel by Tokyo-based Hiroshi Nakamura is a gracefully flowing structure tucked away in a luxury resort on the Hiroshima shoreline. The building is wrapped in two

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VIDEO: Watch giant squid flash different colors to communicate

VIDEO: Watch giant squid flash different colors to communicate

Giant Humboldt squid have a unique way of communicating. Rather than relying on sounds or gestures, they speak to each other using flashes of color - a squid may burst from red to white and back

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Infographic: What the net-zero homes of the future will look like

Infographic: What the net-zero homes of the future will look like

While previously the purview of a very niche/expensive housing market, net-zero homes are quickly becoming both an economically sound and sustainable proposal. The average price of an installed

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New documentary takes a look at the scientific art collective Coral Morphologic’s living artworks

New documentary takes a look at the scientific art collective Coral Morphologic’s living artworks

A new documentary called Coral City takes an exclusive look at the scientific art collective Coral Morphologic's living artworks: colorful reefs created using coral polyps native to Miami. Coral

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Mokki is half planter, half lamp that can be endlessly adjusted to suit your style

Mokki is half planter, half lamp that can be endlessly adjusted to suit your style

Mokki is a half lamp, half plant pot that brightens your environment while adding a little whimsy to any space. The design mimics the shape of a house surrounded by a mini landscape that you can

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Study finds that common chemicals may bring on early menopause in women

Study finds that common chemicals may bring on early menopause in women

Endocrine-disprupting chemicals may not only be bad for you in the short term, but in the long term as well. A new study found that these types of chemicals, found in everything from nail polish

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Brad Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation releases six new affordable home designs for its Kansas City Manheim Park project

Brad Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation releases six new affordable home designs for its Kansas City Manheim Park project

The Make it Right foundation is expanding its affordable housing in Kansas City, Missouri with the addition of six single-family home designs. In 2013, Make it Right started the Manheim Park

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RECIPE: Decadent vegan, gluten-free chocolate lava cake

RECIPE: Decadent vegan, gluten-free chocolate lava cake

Still searching for the perfect Valentine's desert recipe? Our vegan, gluten free chocolate lava cake is a decadent indulgence that is sure to please. Beet puree adds color (and nutrients) while

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Iceland is building the first temple to Norse gods in 1,000 years

Iceland is building the first temple to Norse gods in 1,000 years

For the first time since the age of the Vikings, Icelanders will be able to publicly worship at the altar of Thor (or any other Norse god they choose). This month, construction begins on a

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KaliPAK is a portable solar generator that goes wherever you do

KaliPAK is a portable solar generator that goes wherever you do

Whether a natural disaster wipes out the power in your city or you just need a weekend to get away from it all, it's nice to have your own source of power. But generators can be bulky, not to

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‘Missing’ oil from BP disaster located at the bottom of the ocean

‘Missing’ oil from BP disaster located at the bottom of the ocean

When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burst in 2010, about 200 million gallons of crude oil was released into the fragile ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico. While much of that oil washed up on

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The true story behind Groundhog Day

The true story behind Groundhog Day

This year, as Punxsutawney Phil is hoisted into the air to divine our weather future, you may find yourself wondering, how the heck did this become a thing, anyway? The modern Groundhog Day

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35 facts that will make you never want to eat fish again

35 facts that will make you never want to eat fish again

Next time you reach for a spicy tuna handroll, you may want to keep the following infographic in mind. Eating fish may seem like the safer choice when it comes to environmental impact, but

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DIY: 6 dips and spreads to make your Super Bowl feast the best ever

DIY: 6 dips and spreads to make your Super Bowl feast the best ever

The Super Bowl is tomorrow and that means it is time to start prepping all those delicious dips and spreads for the big game. We have 6 recipes that are sure to please your entire crowd and,

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Brilliant sleeping bag transforms into a tent to provide shelter for homeless

Brilliant sleeping bag transforms into a tent to provide shelter for homeless

Winters for the homeless can be an incredibly challenging time, so Carnegie Mellon University challenged its students to create temporary, economically viable shelters for people living on the

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LAST CHANCE: Enter to win a ZumZum balance bike from Inhabitots

LAST CHANCE: Enter to win a ZumZum balance bike from Inhabitots

The ZumZum all-terrain balance bike is the coolest bike around for kids with an ergonomic seat and natural suspension for safe and fun riding experience. We are offering you a chance to win one

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Clever modular mobility aid helps those with disabilities in the developing world

Clever modular mobility aid helps those with disabilities in the developing world

A modular kit of interchangeable mobility aid parts from crutches to walking frames is set to change the lives of some of the world’s poorest people with disabilities thanks to a design

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INFOGRAPHIC: A half a billion people worldwide still lack access to clean water

INFOGRAPHIC: A half a billion people worldwide still lack access to clean water

The United Nations have a goal to make sure that 75% of the world has access to safe drinking water by 2015. Unfortunately, they are still far short of reaching that goal.  This infographic

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kraftwerk is a fuel cell-powered portable charger that fits in your pocket

kraftwerk is a fuel cell-powered portable charger that fits in your pocket

kraftwerk gives you electronic freedom with the ability to charge your electronic devices no matter where you go. The handheld device is like a tiny, portable power plant that keeps your

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Cardboard Furniture makes flat pack, recyclable furniture for every room

Cardboard Furniture makes flat pack, recyclable furniture for every room

It's easy to focus on transportation and architecture when it comes to improving our carbon footprint, but sometimes it is the little things that make all the difference. Cardboard Furniture is

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The Oak Tree Ring House is an innovative home that blurs the lines between inside and out

The Oak Tree Ring House is an innovative home that blurs the lines between inside and out

  The Oak Tree Ring House is a new kind of interactive home designed by Michael Jantzen. The space was designed with a temperate climate in mind and the structure consists of a

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Beijing’s hazardous air is so bad, it’s off the charts

Beijing’s hazardous air is so bad, it’s off the charts

Despite taking steps to limit carbon output, Beijing’s toxic air is still breaking records. In fact, Beijing’s air is so bad that last Thursday, it was literally off the charts. Fine air

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INFOGRAPHIC: The 7 best treehouses on Earth

INFOGRAPHIC: The 7 best treehouses on Earth

Treehouses appeal to the child in all of us, but some of them go far above and beyond the simple structures of our youth. These seven treehouses, brought to you by Heiton Buckley and NeoMam

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Dolfi is a washing machine that fits in your hand

Dolfi is a washing machine that fits in your hand

The future of washing on-the-go fits in the palm of your hand and uses ultrasound to get your garments clean. Called Dolfi and designed by MPI Ultrasonics, the little handheld clothes washer

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HOW TO: make your own decadent vegan chocolate mousse

HOW TO: make your own decadent vegan chocolate mousse

Chocolate mousse is the ultimate decadent dessert, but if you want to make yours just a little bit healthier (and better for the environment), try our delicious vegan mousse topped with candied

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GenZe is a smart scooter that helps redefine urban mobility

GenZe is a smart scooter that helps redefine urban mobility

Increasing traffic congestion—along with energy, pollution, parking and maintenance hassles—are definitely creating a demand for smart, two-wheel solutions for getting around cities,

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