environmental sustainability

See Inside NYC’s New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach “Pods”

See Inside NYC’s New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach “Pods”

They might look more like Star Wars AT-ATs than bathrooms, but these new flood-proof, prefab beach buildings are causing quite a splash at several NYC beaches. Garrison Architects designed and implemented

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New California Plant Will Recycle 2 Billion Plastic Bottles a Year

New California Plant Will Recycle 2 Billion Plastic Bottles a Year

A recycling plant that will recycle up to 2 billion PET bottles a year recently opened this month in Riverside, California. Governor Jerry Brown attended the opening ceremony for the carbonLITE facility

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The City 2.0: Coveted 2012 TED Award Goes to an Idea Instead of a Person!

The City 2.0: Coveted 2012 TED Award Goes to an Idea Instead of a Person!

This year the TED team upended their own tradition by awarding their 2012 TED prize not to a person, but to an idea! Called the City 2.0, the idea is a bit abstract (it is an idea after all), but here's

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Iwastology About Their Waste and Consumption Education Curriculum

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Iwastology About Their Waste and Consumption Education Curriculum

Thanks to Iwastology, Filipino and Canadian high school students receive media training sessions that empower them to share ideas in highly visual and engaging manners. Spanning oceans and two distinct

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Cibicworkshop’s ‘Designing our Future’ Project Showcases New Models for Creating a Sustainable World

Cibicworkshop’s ‘Designing our Future’ Project Showcases New Models for Creating a Sustainable World

Cibicworkshop, the design research center founded by Aldo Cibic, presents a new project: Designing our Future. A collection of six ideas and six design themes, the project tells of the new possibilities

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Evaporating Oil in Vicinity of Yellowstone River Spill May Be Sickening Residents

Evaporating Oil in Vicinity of Yellowstone River Spill May Be Sickening Residents

Despite the massive Yellowstone River oil spill in Montana, the EPA has deemed the air and drinking water in the nearby area safe. Just ten days after 1,000 barrels of oil leaked from Exxon's Silvertip

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EPA Announces Tougher Regulations for Coal Fueled Power Plants in 28 States

EPA Announces Tougher Regulations for Coal Fueled Power Plants in 28 States

New power plant regulations unveiled yesterday by the EPA will prevent as many as 34,000 deaths a year and eliminate millions of tons of pollutants from our air. The tougher regulations affect coal fueled

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Toyota and Parlee Cycles Team Up to Develop New Bicycle Based on Prius Design Principles

Toyota and Parlee Cycles Team Up to Develop New Bicycle Based on Prius Design Principles

To commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the Prius and a decade of environmentally sustainable transportation, Toyota has teamed up with Parlee Cycles in an effort to create a bicycle based on Prius

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SportsArt’s S770 Pinnacle Trainer is an Energy-Generating Exercise Machine!

SportsArt’s S770 Pinnacle Trainer is an Energy-Generating Exercise Machine!

Hitting the gym is about to get a whole lot greener as SportsArt Fitness just unveiled an energy-generating exercise machine that produces watts as you work out! The company's new S770 Pinnacle Trainer

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Swingtrike Introduces New Electric Bike With Three Wheels

Swingtrike Introduces New Electric Bike With Three Wheels

The Swingtrike is a new electric bike from Germany aimed at riders who are worried about keeping their balance while on the road. Boasting greater overall stability, the bike is pedal assisted, but is

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Bread Spoons are Biodegradable (and Delicious) Utensils You Can Eat

Bread Spoons are Biodegradable (and Delicious) Utensils You Can Eat

Now here's an idea we can really sink our teeth into. Designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen seeks to revolutionize the concept of the spoon, (which, let's face it, hasn't seen much improvement in the past

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Recycled Tub Chair Is the Perfect Place to Relax Without All the Water

Recycled Tub Chair Is the Perfect Place to Relax Without All the Water

The Tub Chair is very unusual to say the least - but who says you can't create curious new things from recycled materials? Designed by Frees co, the Tub Chair is a sofa made from a bathtub cut-out, lined

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Vertical Gardens from Uribo are Designed for the City Gardener

Vertical Gardens from Uribo are Designed for the City Gardener

Living in the city while having limited space may seem like the norm, but this is especially disheartening for any green thumb looking to take on a gardening project. Fortunately for all the city dwellers

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LOT-EK Recycles Doors Into a Spectacular Storefront for Van Alen Books in NYC

LOT-EK Recycles Doors Into a Spectacular Storefront for Van Alen Books in NYC

While it may seem that books are being quickly replaced by their E-tablet counterparts, there are still a handful of people out there keeping the art of print alive. Van Alen Books, specializing in both

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6 Earth Day Activities That Will Actually Make a Difference

6 Earth Day Activities That Will Actually Make a Difference

1. GO VEGETARIAN The amount of greenhouse gas produced by the livestock industry is staggering - the Worldwatch Institute estimates that meat and dairy production accounts for 51% of the world's total

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