Tiny 'Project Gregory' Billboard Homes Provide Free Housing for the Homeless

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HOW TO: Whip Up Light and Creamy Vegan Avocado and Coconut Mousse

by , 07/13/14
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Need a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than this nutritious and oh-so-creamy avocado and coconut mousse. Perfect for the summer months, this light and silky vegan dessert is packed full with healthy fats and vitamins and can even be whipped up in a jiffy with zero cooking time required. Click through to see the step-by-step directions for this guilt-free and healthy dessert!

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HOW TO: Create a Natural Medicine Cabinet Stocked with Edible Remedies

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Hippocrates once said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” We often fail to take this advice as literally as Hippocrates meant it! If you’re interesting in taking a more natural approach to your family’s health, there are a number of great items to keep on hand. Our handy guide will show you everything you need to create a natural medicine cabinet stocked full of herbs, teas, veggies, and other gifts from the earth. You may already have some of these things in your kitchen!

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The World's Largest Indoor Farm Produces 10,000 Heads of Lettuce a Day in Japan

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A former Sony Corporation semiconductor factory in Japan has been converted into the world’s largest indoor farm. Japanese plant physiologist Shigeharu Shimamura, CEO of Mirai Co., partnered with GE Japan to make his dream of a water, space and energy efficient indoor farming system a reality. Despite having only started production a year ago, the farm is already shipping out 10,000 heads of lettuce per day.

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NCTU's Energy Efficient Evaporative Cooling Orchid House Wins Best Urban Design at Solar Decathlon Europe 2014

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Fabric Pen is a Tiny 3D Printer that Mends Clothing On-the-Go

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Lots of people carry around sewing kits and stain-removal pens for those on-the-go clothing emergencies, but how about a 3D printer that could actually mend rips or damage right on the spot? The Fabric Pen is a tiny little 3D printer that fits in a purse or backpack that allows you to scan your clothing and print out new patches of the same fabric wherever you happen to be. The “print” from the pen, part of the Electrolux Design Lab 2014, actually attaches itself to loose threads and blends right it, turning a fashion mishap into a mere memory.

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Pret-a-Loger's Home With a Skin of Solar Panels Wins Sustainability Prize at Solar Decathlon 2014

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You're Invited: Sustainable Summer Fest Heats Up Underground Dance Venue Beef Cuts This Weekend

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Join the Ethical Writers Coalition this weekend at Beef Cuts, NYC’s newest underground electronic music venue, for a sustainable summer party of epic proportions. Venture into the newly built outdoor dance house in Bushwick and stop by the repurposed shipping container bar for an organic cocktail, local beer, clean energy drink or freshly cracked coconut. Then step onto a custom dance floor built with reclaimed wood provided by Build It Green! NYC as the best local DJs perch atop a reclaimed wood DJ booth spinning EDM beats. Make sure to work up an appetite because snacks from the Little Cupcake Bakeshop and locally-sourced, grass-fed sandwiches will also be served. 3-10PM on Saturday, July 12th. Tickets are $10 (cash only) at the door and RSVP is required: info@beefcutstudios.com.

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6 Isolated Luxury Retreats for Off-Grid Living

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Stop the Cove Point Natural Gas Terminal From Exporting Our Energy Independence!

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By allowing Cove Point Export Terminal to be built, the U.S. would be forfeiting energy independence and committing our world to runaway climate change. Despite warnings from climate scientists and world leaders to severely reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the fossil fuel industry wants to continue their usual carbon-polluting practices by building Export Terminals and shipping liquefied natural gas (LNG) overseas to the global energy market in search of more money that they don’t need. On July 13th, citizens and environmental organizations from across the country are headed to Washington D.C., to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) offices to say “no!” to these fracked gas exports.

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Elon Musk Donates $1 Million for a New Museum on Nikola Tesla's 158th Birthday

by , 07/11/14

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For Nikola Tesla’s 158th birthday on July 10, 2014, Elon Musk made a generous $1 million donation for a new museum at the site of the scientist’s old laboratory on Long Island. The CEO of Tesla Motors was inspired by a side-splitting Model S review featured on Matthew Inman’s The Oatmeal – Inman was the same man who saved the lab from being sold or destroyed in 2012. Keep reading to see what else is in store for the new museum.

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Vegetarians Live 20% Longer, According to New Study

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According to new research, eating meat might be killing you – and the planet. A new study conducted by Loma Linda University shows that vegetarians and semi-vegetarians live 20% longer than people who eat a meat-based diet. On top of that, vegetarian diets significantly reduce carbon emissions, since various studies have shown that meat production contributes anywhere from 14 to 50% of all greenhouse gasses. According to the study, vegetarian food production resulted in about a third fewer emissions than a meat-eating diet.

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Infoversum Pop-Up Cinema Sits on a Dutch Campus like Something from Outer Space

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Jane Poynter and Taber MacCallum May be the First Couple to Travel to Mars

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Long road trips can quickly turn into a nightmare for many couples, but what happens when partners are stuck with each other in a confined environment for six to eight months? That’s what  Jane Poynter and Taber MacCallum face as they hope to be the first couple from Earth to travel to Mars.

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Uhl Foundation Headquarters Made from Salvaged Materials Boasts Spectacular Mountain Views in Italy

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FLAP is Making Canada's Buildings Safer for Birds

FLAP is Making Canada's Buildings Safer for Birds

It's estimated that between 1 and 10 migratory birds die per building, per year... and in an average city, that means a lot of bird deaths. Toronto alone has over 950,000 registered…

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Erik Meldahl Wants to 3D-Print this Extraordinary Maasaica Car with Biodegradable Materials in Kenya

Erik Meldahl Wants to 3D-Print this Extraordinary Maasaica Car with…

Imagine a third industrial revolution where sustainable energy and manufacturing set the standards for production of culturally-relevant cars? Maasaica is a concept from BMW that was…

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The First Building in Canada to Rise to the Living Building Challenge (Is for Kids)

The First Building in Canada to Rise to the Living Building Challenge…

Located at the Simon Fraser University Campus on Burnaby Mountain just 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver, the UniverCity Childcare Center is on track for Living Building Challenge…

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The Mystery of New York's Original High Line Park: Why Did It Vanish?

The Mystery of New York's Original High Line Park: Why Did It Vanish?

Nowadays, there is not even a trace of the old park. When the High Line opened back in 2009, many hailed it as the first park of its kind in New York City. But did you know that…

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Vik Muniz Transforms Garbage from Rio de Janeiro Landfills into Stunning Works of Art

Vik Muniz Transforms Garbage from Rio de Janeiro Landfills into…

Muniz first creates installations, or “paints” with materials such as sugar, peanut butter, or junk. He then photographs the piece to complete the final artwork. The photos at first…

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