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GREEN BUILDING 101: Materials & Resources, Part 2—The Great Indoors

GREEN BUILDING 101: Materials & Resources, Part 2—The Great Indoors

In our last Green Building 101 post, we delved into the LEED-H criteria for sustainable residential materials and resources. Now that we've given you the low-down, it's time to get specific. While the

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Baltimore’s Solar-Powered Water Wheel Can Devour 50,000 Pounds of Harbor Trash Every Day

Baltimore’s Solar-Powered Water Wheel Can Devour 50,000 Pounds of Harbor Trash Every Day

Every year, stormwater runoff carries tons of trash and debris from the streets and streams of the Jones Fall watershed down into the mouth of the Jones Falls stream and out into the Baltimore Harbor. "I

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The Best Green Designs From ICFF 2014!

The Best Green Designs From ICFF 2014!

We've featured TOBYHouse's resin beach ball lamps in the past - and the designer just unveiled a new inflatable version that will be available in stores! The colorful clustered lights are made from

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Petomato Bottle Caps Convert Plastic Bottles into Tiny Hydroponic Gardens

Petomato Bottle Caps Convert Plastic Bottles into Tiny Hydroponic Gardens

Looking for a productive and environmentally-friendly way to combine your love of recycling with gardening? A new product called Petomato allows aspiring gardeners to convert plastic bottles into

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Water Efficiency, Both Inside and Outside the Home

GREEN BUILDING 101: Water Efficiency, Both Inside and Outside the Home

There are few things we take for granted as much as our ability to turn on the tap and get water in a seemingly endless supply. Even during droughts, and despite warnings about shortages and conservation,

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3D-Printed Canal House Pops Up in Amsterdam, May Start New Housing Trend

3D-Printed Canal House Pops Up in Amsterdam, May Start New Housing Trend

When DUS Architects announced plans last year to 3D print an entire canal house, the design world was skeptical. But all skepticism vanished recently when they unveiled the first 3D-printed walls to the

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Bureo Launches the World’s First Skateboard Made From Recycled Fishing Nets

Bureo Launches the World’s First Skateboard Made From Recycled Fishing Nets

Los Angeles-based sustainable skateboard company Bureo has developed the world's first skateboard deck made entirely out of recycled fishing nets! The company has set up a recycling program called "Net

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Origami-Inspired Microgarden Gives City Dwellers an Easy Way to Grow Fresh, Organic Veggies at Home

Origami-Inspired Microgarden Gives City Dwellers an Easy Way to Grow Fresh, Organic Veggies at Home

Tomorrow Machine and INFARM envision Microgarden as the "next generation of home farming," in which the miniature greenhouse serves as an affordable and space-efficient way to grow pesticide-free

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Eco-Cleaning Company Ecover is Making Bottles Out of Recycled Ocean Plastic

Eco-Cleaning Company Ecover is Making Bottles Out of Recycled Ocean Plastic

Right now there are about 46,000 pieces of trash floating around in every square mile of the ocean, which is why Belgian company Ecover is now making their cleaning product packaging from plastic fished

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Harvard Scientists Create Super Strong Degradable Bioplastic from Shrimp Shells

Harvard Scientists Create Super Strong Degradable Bioplastic from Shrimp Shells

Thanks to a team of Harvard scientists, being called a "shrimp" will no longer amount to an insult. The University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering isolated chitin in the arthropod's

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INTERVIEW: Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am Tells Us Why Green Fashion is the Future

INTERVIEW: Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am Tells Us Why Green Fashion is the Future

Green fashion already has a strong group of loyal followers, but how do we get the word out to a larger audience? We recently caught up with multi-platinum recording artist Will.i.am to see how he is

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The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Paper Wasps Teach Us About 3D Printing?

The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Paper Wasps Teach Us About 3D Printing?

3D printing is the coolest thing since sliced bread, but what should we print with? This could go horribly wrong if we don't take the opportunity to stop and ask how the rest of nature would do it.

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Luke Jerram’s Massive Blue Water Slide Stops City Traffic for a Day in Bristol

Luke Jerram’s Massive Blue Water Slide Stops City Traffic for a Day in Bristol

A strip of blue plastic coated straw bale, surrounded by excited onlookers allowed thrill seekers to sail down the middle of an iconic Bristol street from the Wills Memorial building and City Museum at

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The Iconic Eames Shell Chair is Now Available in New Recyclable Fiberglass!

The Iconic Eames Shell Chair is Now Available in New Recyclable Fiberglass!

In a furniture lineup, few chairs are be as recognizable as the Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair. This design, by everyone's favorite Modernist design duo Charles and Ray Eames, has become one of the most

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From Bottle to Bag: Thread Collaborates with Moop to Create Responsible Bags Out of Haitian Trash

From Bottle to Bag: Thread Collaborates with Moop to Create Responsible Bags Out of Haitian Trash

Most of us have seen the islands of discarded plastic bottles that bob around in our oceans and create mountains in landfill sites, but there are a few companies out there that are harnessing all that

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Looking for an Eco-Friendly Way to Fuel Your Car? Make Your Own Biodiesel!

Looking for an Eco-Friendly Way to Fuel Your Car? Make Your Own Biodiesel!

Gas prices continue to rise, and things are not getting better as far as oil resources are concerned. Fracking, deep-sea drilling, and massive spills are all wreaking havoc on the planet, and all that

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DIY: Homemade Insect Repellent Sprays and Lotions

DIY: Homemade Insect Repellent Sprays and Lotions

'Tis the season for camping trips and beach parties, barbecues and patio drinks, and you can bet that insects of all shapes and sizes are rubbing their little feet (forelegs?) together in glee at the

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The Currents: World’s Tallest Indoor Living Wall Sprouts in Quebec City

The Currents: World’s Tallest Indoor Living Wall Sprouts in Quebec City

Green Over Grey, who has completed a number of other large vertical garden installations like the one in the Edmonton Airport, was in charge of the design for The Currents. "According to our research,

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Ingo Arndt’s Amazing Book Reveals the Wonderful World of Animal Architecture

Ingo Arndt’s Amazing Book Reveals the Wonderful World of Animal Architecture

The Indonesian vogelkop bowerbird build intricate stick tower nests to attract mates. They decorate them with flowers, fruits, mushrooms, and even trash left in the forest by tourists. Australian

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Under Cover Camper: An Elegant Two-Person Tent for Eco-Friendly Camping

Under Cover Camper: An Elegant Two-Person Tent for Eco-Friendly Camping

A quick look at the aftermath of any music festival shows just how little tents are valued, these days. Everywhere from Glastonbury to Bonnaroo or Coachella, 1 in 5 tents are left behind once the crowds

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Green and Clean: Eco-Friendly Laundry Products

Green and Clean: Eco-Friendly Laundry Products

There's really nothing like the fresh scent of newly washed laundry, so it's too bad that many of the products we use to get our clothes clean are downright scary. Many detergents are petroleum-based and

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New Study Finds Human Refuse in the Deepest Parts of Europe’s Oceans

New Study Finds Human Refuse in the Deepest Parts of Europe’s Oceans

A new study headed by The National Oceanography Center reveals that the seafloor is awash with human rubbish. Bottles, plastic bags, fishing nets and other types of human litter are not only floating on

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How You Can Make an Edible Water “Bottle” at Home!

How You Can Make an Edible Water “Bottle” at Home!

We were fascinated when we first came across the Ooho, an edible water “bottle” conceived by three students to reduce plastic waste, and decided to make one of our own. Check out our DIY video

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LIX: The World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen Draws Designs in Thin Air

LIX: The World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen Draws Designs in Thin Air

LIX is the world’s smallest 3D printing pen powered by the electricity from a USB port and guided by nothing but your artistic instinct. Unlike 3D printers, LIX doesn’t require a program to guide the

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Cella: Adorable Modular Planter Pods Perfect for the Urban Plant Lover

Cella: Adorable Modular Planter Pods Perfect for the Urban Plant Lover

Looking to bring a splash of green into your tiny city apartment? Check out Cella, a new, creative product designed by firm Ecoid that aims to bring urban people closer to nature. Constructed of flexible,

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Hand-Powered Golden Goose Gadget Scrambles Eggs Without Breaking the Shell

Hand-Powered Golden Goose Gadget Scrambles Eggs Without Breaking the Shell

To achieve the perfect egg, chefs and amateur cooks often labor with spatulas, forks, whisks and a host of other utensils. So inventor Geraint Krumpe of Y Line Product Design envisioned a much simpler,

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DIY: Vegan Cashew Cheese with Cranberries and Walnuts

DIY: Vegan Cashew Cheese with Cranberries and Walnuts

Although more and more people are being raised with a wholly vegan diet from day one, there are also many who choose to pursue a plant-based diet after having been omnivorous for several years. If you ask

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Artist Chris McVeigh Pays Tribute to Retro Technology with LEGOs

Artist Chris McVeigh Pays Tribute to Retro Technology with LEGOs

The LEGO master has used the retro bricks to pay tribute to some of our favorite technology from the not so distant past. The minimalist designs are clad in the signature tans, browns and yellow hues that

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South American Plastic Banks Turn Pollution into Currency

South American Plastic Banks Turn Pollution into Currency

Canadian Entrepreneurs David Katz and Shaun Frankson are on a mission to tackle poverty and plastic pollution in one fell swoop. Their startup Plastic Bank recognizes that many areas affected by plastic

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5 Brilliant Backyard Sheds Built from Recycled Materials

5 Brilliant Backyard Sheds Built from Recycled Materials

Coco Hut Made From Recycled Scrap Wood Made from FSC-certified wood and random scraps, Coco Hut is a cozy shelter shaped like a ball. Created by Dutch designer Gert Eussen, it stands on stilts and can be

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