Eco-Inspiration

Species Spectrum’s Inspiring Cards Feature Rescue Animals Around the World

Species Spectrum’s Inspiring Cards Feature Rescue Animals Around the World

Do you love animals and design? Species Spectrum publishes fantastic all-occasion greeting cards showcasing rescue and sanctuary animals. Created by Santa Fe, NM-based designer Jes McKay Gilmore, every

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DIY: Learn How To Build a Root Cellar From Recycled Materials

DIY: Learn How To Build a Root Cellar From Recycled Materials

Creating a cellar for food storage is an ideal method for many reasons: an underground chamber doesn't see much temperature fluctuation, and during the colder months the conditions within will be nice and

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Catherine Nelson Creates Incredible Floating Worlds From Hundreds of Nature Photographs

Catherine Nelson Creates Incredible Floating Worlds From Hundreds of Nature Photographs

Nelson returned to her love of photography in 2008 after lending her talents to such illustrious projects as Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 300, Moulin Rouge, and Australia. Drawing upon

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Save Energy in Your Home

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Save Energy in Your Home

By saving energy in your home, not only are you doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint, but you can also save a great deal of money along the way. ELocal.com's infographic provides a wealth of

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6 Playful Works of Architecture Inspired by Toys We Love

6 Playful Works of Architecture Inspired by Toys We Love

They say that “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” and we think the same can be said about architecture. We’ve rounded six delightful structures inspired by our favorite toys

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NASA Harnessing the Power of Microbes to Create Building Bricks on Mars

NASA Harnessing the Power of Microbes to Create Building Bricks on Mars

Mars image from Shutterstock Engineers at NASA's Synthetic Biology Initiative are creating the building blocks of life - or rather, using life to create building blocks. Instead of shipping

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ELIOOO is an Instruction Book That Shows You How to Turn IKEA Parts Into a Hydroponic Garden System

ELIOOO is an Instruction Book That Shows You How to Turn IKEA Parts Into a Hydroponic Garden System

Want to know how a hydroponic system works? Or maybe build your own? ELIOOO is an instruction book that shows green thumbs how to build a hydroponic garden system using IKEA components! The book, which

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93-Year Old Man Sells Personal Collection of 30 Gigantic Windmills to Create a Local Theme Park

93-Year Old Man Sells Personal Collection of 30 Gigantic Windmills to Create a Local Theme Park

Vollis Simpson has been fascinated with wind power since he rigged a wind-powered washing machine on Saipan during World War II. When he settled back home in North Carolina after the war, Simpson turned

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7 Eco-friendly Tips to Green Your Bathroom

7 Eco-friendly Tips to Green Your Bathroom

Photo: Modern Flush Toilet via Shutterstock TIP 1: Install a Low-flow Toilet Toilets use approximately 27% of the water consumed in your home -- more than any other appliances or plumbing -- including

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Infographic: How Plastic Bags Are Destroying Our Planet

Infographic: How Plastic Bags Are Destroying Our Planet

With over 1 trillion plastic bags produced globally each year, our dependence on convenience is at an all-time high. But at what cost? Each plastic bag is estimated to take 1,000 years to degrade, meaning

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FASHION MEETS TECHNOLOGY: 6 Examples of Groundbreaking High-Tech Fashion

FASHION MEETS TECHNOLOGY: 6 Examples of Groundbreaking High-Tech Fashion

From a dress that tweets to Google glasses coming down the runway at New York Fashion Week, we've been seeing a growing intersection between fashion and technology in the past few years. This

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Aether Hemera’s Interactive Sound and Art Installation Gives You a Brass Voice

Aether Hemera’s Interactive Sound and Art Installation Gives You a Brass Voice

‘Which is your brass voice?‘ by Aether Hemera is an art installation employing artificial intelligence (AI) and digital media to create an engaging multi-sensory experience. The innovative

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Design, Sketch and Communicate With Morpholio’s New Trace App – Now Available for Free!

Design, Sketch and Communicate With Morpholio’s New Trace App – Now Available for Free!

Created by architects, Trace addresses a number of questions about how a digital culture affects the way creative work and connect with one another. It has been predicted that in 2020, there will be 50

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Large-Scale Sierra Nevada Clean-Up Sees 90,000 Pounds of Trash Collected

Large-Scale Sierra Nevada Clean-Up Sees 90,000 Pounds of Trash Collected

This year during the Great Sierra River Clean-up, over 2,500 volunteers banded together to collect discarded junk and rubbish that made its way on to the picturesque California landscape. According to the

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Eco-Baroque’s Unique Land Art Gilds Boulders in the Gobi Desert

Eco-Baroque’s Unique Land Art Gilds Boulders in the Gobi Desert

Lucas and Conkle lived for two weeks amongst the undeveloped lands of Mongolia, making site specific sculpture, video, installation and photography, which were then exhibited at the Mongolian National

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7 Smart and Easy Tips to Green Your Kitchen

7 Smart and Easy Tips to Green Your Kitchen

TIP 1: Pay attention to your appliances One of the reasons that it's so easy to make an impactful difference on the overall energy-efficiency of your kitchen is that some of your home's largest

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6 Examples of Innovative Architecture Inspired By Music

6 Examples of Innovative Architecture Inspired By Music

You can see, feel and touch architecture, but what if you could hear it too? Innovative architects and designers across the globe are finding inspiration in music to create sound-producing structures

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Employees Work Harder When The Company Goes Green, New Study Reports

Employees Work Harder When The Company Goes Green, New Study Reports

Photo via Shutterstock What motivates you to give 150 percent at your job? Is it a friendly boss? Tasks that you really care about? Awesome clients? According to new research led by UCLA, employees of

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Fungus Can Make a Cheap Violin Sing Like a Stradivarius

Fungus Can Make a Cheap Violin Sing Like a Stradivarius

photo via Shutterstock Normally, finding mold on your instrument would make any violinist panic. Fungus needs heat and moisture to grow, both of which are deadly to the delicate woods used to make

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Lorenzo Duran Creates Spectacularly Intricate Nature-Inspired Leaf Art

Lorenzo Duran Creates Spectacularly Intricate Nature-Inspired Leaf Art

Utilizing elements of nature, Duran chooses the raw elements of nature to complete his amazingly fragile leaf cuttings. As a child, Duran had always painted an sculpted. In 2008, he became inspired by

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Giant Footprint Tree in Shanghai Promotes Walking

Giant Footprint Tree in Shanghai Promotes Walking

The China Environmental Protection Foundation (CEPF), in collaboration with DDB China Group, created an interactive poster to encourage people to walk rather than drive. With the piece, pedestrians

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9 Eco-Fashions Inspired by Architecture

9 Eco-Fashions Inspired by Architecture

Fashion and architecture have a lot in common, as form, function and material are at the core of both disciplines. But while some have taken a hilarious, literal approach to melding the fields in the

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Aurea Golden Grass Furniture and Decor Will Add a Sustainable Shimmer to Any Space

Aurea Golden Grass Furniture and Decor Will Add a Sustainable Shimmer to Any Space

Cristiane Kimura started Aurea to not only showcase the natural beauty of golden grass and Brazil, but also to promote traditional techniques and to create economic opportunities for artisans. Run as a

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Matteo Cibic’s Tree Trolley is a Mobile Garden Bench That Can be Parked Just Like a Car!

Matteo Cibic’s Tree Trolley is a Mobile Garden Bench That Can be Parked Just Like a Car!

Transforming a dense concrete jungle like Milan into a haven of vegetation is no easy task, but artist Matteo Cibic has come up with a clever way to reintroduce plant life into the barren metropolis with

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Eco-Clothing Firm Rapanui Throws Weatherman Michael Fish Off A Tower To Raise Climate Change Awareness

Eco-Clothing Firm Rapanui Throws Weatherman Michael Fish Off A Tower To Raise Climate Change Awareness

Eco-clothing firm Rapanui has teamed up with infamous British weatherman Michael Fish to raise awareness about climate change. How you ask? Well, the award-winning firm has decided to get the celebrity,

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Disney Develops Plant-Controlled Touch Software That Makes Music

Disney Develops Plant-Controlled Touch Software That Makes Music

Singing flowers used to live only in the fanciful realm of cartoons, but like something out of Alice in Wonderland, Disney Research presents “Botanicus Interacticus”, an interactive music game

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1 Liter of Light Project Illuminates Thousands of Filipino Homes With Recycled Bottles

1 Liter of Light Project Illuminates Thousands of Filipino Homes With Recycled Bottles

What if something as simple as an old plastic bottle filled with water could mean the difference between light and darkness? Rudimentary as it may sound, the almost no-cost solution is uplifting the

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