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Chris Hough’s Biodegradable Speakers Are Made from Nutshells and Reclaimed Newspaper

Chris Hough’s Biodegradable Speakers Are Made from Nutshells and Reclaimed Newspaper

Designer Chris Hough created this set of biodegradable, portable speakers using only waste and reclaimed materials. Made up of a combination of nutshells and waste newspaper, the speakers are strong,

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MIT’s Mapdwell Project Tracks Sustainable Development Around the World

MIT’s Mapdwell Project Tracks Sustainable Development Around the World

The Mapdwell Project is a collaborative effort by researchers, academics, and professionals at MIT to develop a community resource of research-driven and tested information on sustainable practices. The

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DIY: Learn How to Make a Gorgeous Farfalla Chandelier with Recycled Fabric

DIY: Learn How to Make a Gorgeous Farfalla Chandelier with Recycled Fabric

To promote the value of turning garbage into something valuable, artist and designer Francis Sollano transformed discarded nursing uniforms into a spectacular chandelier he's called 'Farfalla' (aka

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Students Transform a Parking Space In Front of Their School Into a Cool Parklet

Students Transform a Parking Space In Front of Their School Into a Cool Parklet

As a technology teacher at Jericho Middle School in Long Island, New York, Matthew Silva is constantly looking for ways to infuse design thinking and process into his curriculum. With this goal in mind,

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Glass Lab Turns Waste From Local London Businesses Into Beautiful Recycled Products

Glass Lab Turns Waste From Local London Businesses Into Beautiful Recycled Products

Glass Lab is a system for collecting and processing waste glass from small businesses in London. Developed by Royal College of Art student Diana Simpson Hernandez, Glass Lab collects glass waste for free

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Anders Stai Fougner Creates Rectangular Headphones Made from Wood

Anders Stai Fougner Creates Rectangular Headphones Made from Wood

Created by Anders Stai Fougner, a 19-year old student from Oslo, Norway, these cool-looking headphones boast a rectangular shape that makes them stand out amongst the bunch of boring earbuds and

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Vasileios Roumeliotis Transforms an Old Bike Wheel Into a Beautiful LED Lamp

Vasileios Roumeliotis Transforms an Old Bike Wheel Into a Beautiful LED Lamp

Vasileios Roumeliotis transformed an old bike tire into this beautiful Wheel Light for Roumelight. This lamp is made from a recycled bicycle wheel set on a black glass surface which acts as a canvas,

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Multifunctional Mobiel Bike Cart Helps Urban Farmers Carry Tools and Produce

Multifunctional Mobiel Bike Cart Helps Urban Farmers Carry Tools and Produce

Inspired by a thriving demographic in Vancouver, Mobiel is a multifunctional cart designed to support the day-to-day needs of commercial urban farmers - people who grow food on a medium to large scale on

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Matt Fajkus Architecture’s Bat House Visitor Center Provides Vital Nesting Grounds for Bats

Matt Fajkus Architecture’s Bat House Visitor Center Provides Vital Nesting Grounds for Bats

The Bat House Visitor Center by Matt Fajkus Architecture is a fully-integrated, sustainable building that provides much-needed nesting space for bats. To offset the rigid prefabricated wood frames of the

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Donate Your Old Sewing Machines and Help Create New Opportunities for Individuals Around the World

Donate Your Old Sewing Machines and Help Create New Opportunities for Individuals Around the World

What if your old, unused sewing machine could help mend the lives and create opportunities for woman around the world? It can! Eco entrepreneur and creative activist Jenelle Montilone recently partnered

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A++ Architecture Unveils Plans for Shipping Container Homes in Bodrum, Turkey

A++ Architecture Unveils Plans for Shipping Container Homes in Bodrum, Turkey

A++ Architecture recently unveiled plans to construct a cluster of net zero energy buildings in Bodrum, Turkey. The new development will feature a number of highly efficient, low cost homes made from

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Infographic: The Carbon Footprint of Your Electric Car Depends on Where You Live

Infographic: The Carbon Footprint of Your Electric Car Depends on Where You Live

In a recent study comparing grid-powered electric car emissions around the world, Shrink That Footprint found that when electric cars are charged with low-carbon power, they have just a quarter of the

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Learn How to Create Cute Photo Magnets Using Old Bottle Caps!

Learn How to Create Cute Photo Magnets Using Old Bottle Caps!

Upcycle old bottle caps into magnetic photo memories! The newly launched site, called Made + Remade, features ways that you can make, fix and find materials. Recycled and salvaged materials are a focus of

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Claire Tracey Creates Giant Water Dragon Sculpture from Recycled Water Bottles

Claire Tracey Creates Giant Water Dragon Sculpture from Recycled Water Bottles

In 2012, Claire Tracey was commissioned by the city of Melbourne to produce “Water Dragon,” a giant transparent dragon sculpture made from recycled plastic water bottles. Developed with The Chinese

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The Koteli Bag Is a Colorful Reusable Bag That Also Helps Save Sea Turtles

The Koteli Bag Is a Colorful Reusable Bag That Also Helps Save Sea Turtles

The Koteli Bag is a colorful, durable, foldable reusable bag that is helping our oceans stay free of plastic debris. Conservation and wildlife protection organization SEE-Turtles says 6 of the 7 species

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Apple Pie Launches Recycled Cardboard iPad Case

Apple Pie Launches Recycled Cardboard iPad Case

Apple Pie's iPad Case is made entirely from recycled cardboard in the USA and it fits 2nd generation iPads or later. The iPad case is available in packs of 3 that cost $17, and the design has been

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California Engineering Students Develop Device that Reduces Lawnmower Emissions

California Engineering Students Develop Device that Reduces Lawnmower Emissions

A team of students from the University of California's Riverside Bourns College of Engineering recently developed a simple-yet-brilliant device that can make lawnmowers greener. The team's NOx-Out system

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University of Virginia Engineering Students Develop a Solar-Powered Wheelchair

University of Virginia Engineering Students Develop a Solar-Powered Wheelchair

A team of students at the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science mesmerized one and all at the World Cerebral Palsy Day’s “Change My World in One Minute” competition

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Infographic Shows the 100 Most Endangered Species in the World

Infographic Shows the 100 Most Endangered Species in the World

Human development, global warming, and changing ecosystems have put many animal species around the world at risk of becoming extinct - and this interactive infographic shows the 100 most endangered

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Artist Giuseppe Licari Transforms a Dutch Gallery into an Indoor Park

Artist Giuseppe Licari Transforms a Dutch Gallery into an Indoor Park

For his new "Public Room" exhibition, artist Giuseppe Licari transformed the Hommes Gallery in Rotterdam into an indoor park - complete with a large grassy lawn, small trees, and even birds. The

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Benjamin Weinstein’s Stylish Bags and Cases are Made from Discarded Rubber Tires and Inner Tubes

Benjamin Weinstein’s Stylish Bags and Cases are Made from Discarded Rubber Tires and Inner Tubes

Discarded rubber tires and inner tubes are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste worldwide. Tires are made to be incredibly strong and long lasting, which is great for the operation of a

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Green Cabinet Designs Shipping Container ‘Space Cabins’ for Tamale University in Ghana

Green Cabinet Designs Shipping Container ‘Space Cabins’ for Tamale University in Ghana

Green Cabinet designed these modular cargotecture Space Cabins to meet the housing needs of students at the university of Tamale in northern Ghana. The comfortable cabins are designed to be made from

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The Cardboard Collective Releases Detailed Instructions for Creating Children’s Furniture from Reclaimed Cardboard

The Cardboard Collective Releases Detailed Instructions for Creating Children’s Furniture from Reclaimed Cardboard

The Cardboard Collective just released a new pattern for making a set of stacking cardboard boxes that convert into a nightstand, an ottoman, a stool or a tiny table with chairs. They were developed by a

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HOW TO: Build Your Own Bodacious Beach Bar from 7 Discarded Shipping Pallets

HOW TO: Build Your Own Bodacious Beach Bar from 7 Discarded Shipping Pallets

Using seven discarded shipping pallets, avid recycler and designer James Higginson—who previously shared his pallet table project with us—now ups his game with a gorgeous DIY beach bar built on a

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Haiku Unveils Ultra-Efficient Ceiling Fan With Built-in LED Lights

Haiku Unveils Ultra-Efficient Ceiling Fan With Built-in LED Lights

Haiku is currently rated by ENERGY STAR as the world’s most efficient ceiling fan - and the company just launched a new patent-pending fan with integrated LED lights that are 80% more efficient than

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Erez Nevi Pana’s “Soilid” Chair is Made from Baked Soil and Fungi

Erez Nevi Pana’s “Soilid” Chair is Made from Baked Soil and Fungi

When it comes to green furniture design, it doesn't get much more natural than Erez Nevi Pana's Soilid Chair, which is made from a mixture of soil, fungi and other natural materials. The materials are

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Aaron Maret’s Pocket Shelter is an Amazing Tiny Home Fit for Small-Space Living

Aaron Maret’s Pocket Shelter is an Amazing Tiny Home Fit for Small-Space Living

Learning how to build this small is a challenge. But it’s child’s play compared to learning how to live small. It took every bit as long for Aaron and his family to pair down enough to fit reasonably

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Ethan Abramson Creates Unique Furniture Using Classic and Modern Woodworking Techniques

Ethan Abramson Creates Unique Furniture Using Classic and Modern Woodworking Techniques

New York-based designer Ethan Abramson creates unique furniture that's handcrafted using a blend of classic and modern woodworking techniques. His designs and shop practices are built around the idea of

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Beautiful Steam-Bent Hertfordshire Hammocks are Made From Sustainably Sourced Wood

Beautiful Steam-Bent Hertfordshire Hammocks are Made From Sustainably Sourced Wood

Designer/maker Richard Foxcroft recently brought together ancient barrel making and boat building techniques to create a beautiful line of wooden hammocks. Foxcroft's Hertfordshire Hammocks are made of

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Burno & Betty’s Reusable Produce Bags are Perfect for Carrying Fresh Fruits and Veggies

Burno & Betty’s Reusable Produce Bags are Perfect for Carrying Fresh Fruits and Veggies

Brrno & Betty's produce bags are the perfect farmers market or grocery store companion, and they make for a superb alternative to plastic bags. Handmade from organic cotton and hand-pressed with

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