INFOGRAPHIC: Inspirational DIY projects to get you started on upcycling

INFOGRAPHIC: Inspirational DIY projects to get you started on…

Upcycling, the process of converted old materials into a product with greater value and use, has many benefits. Not only can upcycling cut down on the global garbage stream, it can also…

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8 scrumptious vegan BBQ recipes to enjoy this summer

8 scrumptious vegan BBQ recipes to enjoy this summer

©woodleywonderworks Teriyaki Grilled Eggplant Grilling eggplant brings out a rich, smokey flavor, making each slice the perfect main dish to eat alone or pile on a bun. Try an Asian…

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Four stylish green grills for a sustainable Memorial Day

Four stylish green grills for a sustainable Memorial Day

Like many Americans, you may be lighting up the barbecue this holiday weekend — but if you want to set yourself apart from the bands of boring black grills, take a cue from our guide…

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NYC's first prefab micro-unit apartment building starts to rise in Manhattan (PHOTOS)

NYC's first prefab micro-unit apartment building starts to rise in…

Actors Fund HDC, adAPT Nyc, eco design, green design, Kips Bay, micro apartments, micro ny, MIcro NYC, Monadnock Development LLC, nARCHITECTS, sustainable design, tiny dwellings, tiny…

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Incredible video shows the first 21 days of a bee's life

Incredible video shows the first 21 days of a bee's life

What will save the bees? In an effort to explore the issue, National Geographic commissioned writer Charles C Mann and photographer Anand Varma to produce a story called Quest for a…

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Does the bare-bones Maison D house take utilitarian architecture too far?

Does the bare-bones Maison D house take utilitarian architecture too…

Located in the suburbs of Couëron in Western France, the two-story Maison D sticks out like a sore thumb among its more traditional neighbors. The architects built the bioclimatic home…

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The Slice by Saunders Architecture is a tiny cabin that's built around three existing plum trees

The Slice by Saunders Architecture is a tiny cabin that's built around…

The Slice is a tiny, backyard cabin by Saunders Architecture that presented a welcome design challenge for Canadian-born, Norway-based architect Todd Saunders. The minimalist space was…

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Win up to $1,500 Euros in the a[r]challenge’s Meeting Point student competition

Win up to $1,500 Euros in the a[r]challenge’s Meeting Point student…

The city of Barcelona is ripe with startup activity—so much so that it’s sometimes referred to as the Silicon Valley of Europe. A[r]challenge builds upon that startup environment in…

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MAD Architects transform a home into a flexible kindergarten by wrapping it in a luminous skin

MAD Architects transform a home into a flexible kindergarten by…

MAD Architect’s Clover House is a unique hybrid of a kindergarten by day, and personal home by night. The flexible living and learning space was created when the owner of a small…

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7 cozy tipis and yurts that make you feel right at home

7 cozy tipis and yurts that make you feel right at home

Dan and Emma Kigar started out with their own tipi way up at 11,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains. Their experience in these harsh conditions primed them for their life as yurt and tipi…

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Artist creates incredibly detailed life-size Ford Mustang entirely out of paper!

Artist creates incredibly detailed life-size Ford Mustang entirely out…

We can't help but wonder if Brand used recycled paper to create this masterpiece -- we hope he did -- and we're concerned about the toxic nature of the inkjet ink that colors the piece…

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Alterra beach resort uses shipping containers for private glamping cabins

Alterra beach resort uses shipping containers for private glamping…

Pinamar is a beach resort located about 350 kilometers south-east of Buenos Aires and the landscape is predominantly filled with dense pine woods. Originally, the resort was an art…

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Controversial Texas hunter bags his $350,000 endangered black rhino

Controversial Texas hunter bags his $350,000 endangered black rhino

The Texas man who paid $350,000 to kill a black rhinoceros has been successful. Corey Knowlton purchased the permit to kill the endangered animal in an auction in January of 2014,…

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James Cameron designs five huge flower-shaped solar arrays to power his wife's sustainable school

James Cameron designs five huge flower-shaped solar arrays to power…

Blockbuster director James Cameron has added a new entry to the code of the language of flowers. By gifting his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, a "bunch" of five solar arrays shaped like giant…

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The Cube-Shaped Flotane is a Solar-Powered Rest Stop For Hikers in Norway

The Cube-Shaped Flotane is a Solar-Powered Rest Stop For Hikers in…

The parking area has long served as a departure point for hiking trips and as a rest stop for motorists along the Aurlandsfjellet Route. In 2010, the parking area was updated with…

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This $129 foot-powered clothes washer is now available for pre-order in the U.S.

This $129 foot-powered clothes washer is now available for pre-order…

A people-powered washing machine is a dream come true for some who live in remote areas, off-the-grid or in places where a washer and dryer are a hike to get to. The Drumi is…

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Rent a herd of goats on Amazon to mow your lawn

Rent a herd of goats on Amazon to mow your lawn

Amazon never ceases to amaze us with their product and service offerings. Sure, they started out as a speedy way to get cheap books, but those days are a faint memory as their lineup…

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L’Oreal to begin 3D-printing human skin

L’Oreal to begin 3D-printing human skin

Cosmetics company L’Oreal has teamed up with Organovo, a bioengineering startup, to 3D-print human skin—a move that may at first sound unsettling, but actually comes as no big…

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This water-filled lamp makes it rain in your home

This water-filled lamp makes it rain in your home

If you fell in love with Richard Clarkson Studio's intriguing Cloud Lamp, how about some rain

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Six of the largest school districts in the US are ditching polystyrene

Six of the largest school districts in the US are ditching polystyrene

Six of the largest school districts in the nation announced that they are ditching polystyrene trays (more commonly known as styrofoam) for eco-friendly compostable plates. The move is…

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Sunshine in a Bottle: Consol's Solar Jar Captures the Sun's Rays and Lights Up at Night

Sunshine in a Bottle: Consol's Solar Jar Captures the Sun's Rays and…

There are all kinds of awesome sustainable lighting projects illuminating the planet these days but we have developed a new soft spot for the Consol Solar Jar from South Africa. A…

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Ingrid Siliakus Creates Intricately Layered Architectural Models Using Just One Sheet of Paper

Ingrid Siliakus Creates Intricately Layered Architectural Models Using…

Move to Trash It was only after carefully studying the professor's work that Siliakus learned to design these precise constructions. The Amsterdam-based artist transfers the…

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Now you can carry around your own pop-up hotel room with Travelbox

Now you can carry around your own pop-up hotel room with Travelbox

Austrian design firm Juust’s new Travelbox lets you tote around a pop-up hotel with you wherever you go. At just 132 pounds, the sleek box unfolds to reveal a comfy bed, chair, table,…

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6 Amazing Green Treetop Paradises for Sustainable Living

6 Amazing Green Treetop Paradises for Sustainable Living

TORNADO TREEHOUSE ROOTED TREEHOUSE FINCA BELLAVISTA TREE HOTEL UNDER HEAVEN ILLUMINATED GEODESIC DOME TORNADO TREEHOUSE Roderick Romero proved that treehouses…

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This woman is rowing 6,000 miles from Japan to San Francisco without any support

This woman is rowing 6,000 miles from Japan to San Francisco without…

No sail. No motor. Just a woman and her arms. From Japan to San Francisco. Take that Crossfitters. Sonja Baumstein is a 30-year-old Florida native who is preparing to row from Choshi,…

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California farmers to voluntarily cut water usage by 25 percent

California farmers to voluntarily cut water usage by 25 percent

Regulators in California accepted an historic offer by the state’s farmers on Friday to reduce their water usage by 25 percent by either leaving part of their land unplanted or by…

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Solar-powered Ecocapsule lets you live off-the-grid anywhere in the world

Solar-powered Ecocapsule lets you live off-the-grid anywhere in the…

The compact Ecocapsule fits all the home necessities within an egg-shaped space measuring 4.5 meters (14.6 feet) in length, 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) in width, and 2.5 meters in height (8.2…

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California Assembly votes to ban all products with toxic plastic microbeads

California Assembly votes to ban all products with toxic plastic…

California has just voted in favor of what could become the strictest ban in the U.S. on all products that contain plastic microbeads—the tiny gritty flecks found in a wide array of…

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This Star Wars retrofitted R2D2 Volkswagen van is just the droid you're looking for

This Star Wars retrofitted R2D2 Volkswagen van is just the droid…

The classic Volkswagen Camper Van has been given custom paint jobs for almost as long as it's been around; admittedly the vast majority by the free-loving, tie-dyed and Deadhead crowds.…

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Gianluca Gelmini transforms a medieval tower into a modern library space in Italy

Gianluca Gelmini transforms a medieval tower into a modern library…

The building dates back to medieval times when it functioned as a fortified structure. As part of a restoration project the old stone structure was restored and renovated in order to…

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This solar-powered 'water ATM' provides fresh drinking water in troubled areas

This solar-powered 'water ATM' provides fresh drinking water in…

Pakistan is short on water, but soon, you can scan a card and get water, right out of the ATM. What’s better is that the ATM’s are solar-powered. The card is given to those who need…

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This stunning Argentinian house is buried under a sacred Patagonian site

This stunning Argentinian house is buried under a sacred Patagonian…

According to the architects, the house stands on a religious Bariloche site, where natives used to hold Smoke ceremonies by burning green leafs as an offering to the gods. When the…

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Trekkie-run Chinese gaming company builds HQ as homage to Star Trek

Trekkie-run Chinese gaming company builds HQ as homage to Star Trek

China… the final frontier. These are the voyages of a building that looks remarkably similar to the starship Enterprise. Except there aren’t any voyages for this Enterprise, because…

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'The Invisible Store of Happiness' wooden installation produced less carbon emissions than an iPhone 6

'The Invisible Store of Happiness' wooden installation produced less…

British designer Sebastian Cox teamed up with with sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon to create a large wooden sculpture for the Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 in London. The piece, entitled The…

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Project B connects urban beekeeping with the needs of restaurants

Project B connects urban beekeeping with the needs of restaurants

Project B: Fundamental to the biodiversity cycle, and essential to our food chain, bee populations in industrial countries are decreasing at an alarming rate due to changes dictated…

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Twinkling solar bike path inspired by Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night pops up in the Netherlands

Twinkling solar bike path inspired by Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night…

At night, the path is lit by thousands of twinkling stones, creating a beautiful night sky on the ground. The path is illuminated LED lights powered by a nearby solar array that charges…

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House Republicans vote to restrict National Science Foundation climate change research

House Republicans vote to restrict National Science Foundation climate…

Last month, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology voted along party lines to cut funding allocations that enable NASA to study changing climate patterns through their…

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Enter the International Tropical Architecture Student Competition for a shot at US$15,000

Enter the International Tropical Architecture Student Competition for…

Calling all university architecture students—the International Tropical Architecture Competition has just opened its doors for submissions and there’s a USD$15,000 prize pool!…

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Unilever uses food waste to save over 1 million metric tons of C02

Unilever uses food waste to save over 1 million metric tons of C02

Unilever has long stood proud as a food manufacturer with lofty sustainability goals—from their adoption of sustainable palm oil to their efforts urging consumers to cut back on…

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Locally-sourced rock fence creates a natural wind break for Melbourne's Whitehall Road Residence

Locally-sourced rock fence creates a natural wind break for…

It's great to see more of the vernacular in contemporary architecture, like this sturdy rock fence that frames a summer home just south of Melbourne. Designed by b.e. Architecture and…

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