• Shinrin Yoku to Improve Health

      Spending time in natural environments has been linked to lower stress levels, improved working memory and feeling more alive, among other positive attributes. In an effort to combat our indoor epidemic and reap these health benefits, a growing number of Americans have become followers of a Japanese practice called Shinrin-yoku. Coined by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in […]

    Shinrin Yoku to Improve Health
  • Harvest Bees at Home

      Recently the bee population has declined everywhere expect cities. We still don’t understand the cause but we do know bees are crucial for pollination. To help support the bee population, a Dutch electronic company’s Microbial Home design, an eco-system concept unveiled at this year’s Dutch design week. Pressed against an opening in a window, the Urban Beehive splits the difference […]

    Harvest Bees at Home
  • Shipping Containers Turned Into Living Spaces

      With the green premise growing in popularity across the globe, more and more people are turning to cargo container structures for green alternatives. There are countless numbers of empty, unused shipping containers around the world just sitting on shipping docks taking up space. The reason for this is that it’s too expensive for a country to ship empty containers […]

    Shipping Containers Turned Into Living Spaces
  • World’s Longest Tunnel to Open in Switzerland

      Traveling around Europe by train is about to get a whole lot faster, thanks to the opening of Switzerland’s Gotthard Base Tunnel. It is the product of 17 years of work, including cutting through solid rock at depths of up to 7,500 feet. It cost $12 billion — as well as the lives of eight workers. The project also marks […]

    World’s Longest Tunnel to Open in Switzerland
  • Elevated Bus in China

        Now engineers in China, the world’s most populated country, have come up with a way to overcome the problem of getting around in traffic. Designs for a new elevated bus has been unveiled at a tech expo in China, which will apparently be able to carry 1,200 passengers over the top of cars and let traffic to pass […]

    Elevated Bus in China
  • Turning Plastic Bags Into Plastex

        Reform Studio was founded to create high design objects out of low grade plastic bags. The founder, Mariam Hazem, said “Recycling consumes energy and resources but this can be avoided by directly upcycling the bags in new products we design.” Using a traditional Egyptian craft that weaves thread together, she applied the same methodology using plastic. The collected […]

    Turning Plastic Bags Into Plastex
  • Solar-powered “Sterile Box” for Developing Countries Hospitals

      Surgical procedures come alongside with the risk of an infection. These risks are increased in developing countries as hospitals often lack staple sterilization instruments. To tackle this problem, Rice University students created a solar powered sterilization unit. The Sterile Box has been built into a standard 20-foot steel shipping container, where it boasts of everything required to prepare surgical […]

    Solar-powered “Sterile Box” for Developing Countries Hospitals
  • St. Helena is Expected to have it s 1st Airport February 2016

      The isolated island, with just 4,500 residents, is about to enter the aviation age. Despite a fascinating history and unique wildlife, tourists are few and far between. The residents’ reaction to the news. Currently, the only way to reach St. Helena is by taking a five and a half days boat ride from South Africa. With the opening of the […]

    St. Helena is Expected to have it s 1st Airport February 2016
  • Scott Slatter Plans to Sell Mojave Dessert Water

        Slater is a chief executive at a Cadiz, a company that owns water rights associated with 45,000 acres of land along route 66, about 75 miles north-east of Palm Springs. He wants to pump 814bn gallons of water from under the Mojave desert to Los Angeles and other drought-stricken communities in southern California, and make more than $2bn […]

    Scott Slatter Plans to Sell Mojave Dessert Water
  • Loliware: Biodegr(edible) Cups

        LOLIWARE are biodegr(edible) cups* designed to complement a variety of beverages. While you’re sipping your drink, you can eat your cup, and any remnants can be composted. Sure to spark conversation in the hands of guests at parties and events, LOLIWARE’s artisanal flavor and unique texture enliven every occasion. Made entirely of vegan, biodegradable ingredients, LOLIWARE is a […]

    Loliware: Biodegr(edible) Cups

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195 Countries to adopt COP21 Climate Change Agreement

195 Countries to adopt COP21 Climate Change Agreement

December 12, 2015 at 7:03 pm

  A global climate conference on Saturday adopted an international accord aimed at transforming the world’s fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and...

Energy Sources »

Harvest Bees at Home

Harvest Bees at Home

May 29, 2016 at 4:41 am

  Recently the bee population has declined everywhere expect cities. We still don’t understand the cause but we do know bees are crucial for pollination....

Living »

Shinrin Yoku to Improve Health

Shinrin Yoku to Improve Health

May 29, 2016 at 4:49 am

  Spending time in natural environments has been linked to lower stress levels, improved working memory and feeling more alive, among other positive attributes....

Transportation »

World’s Longest Tunnel to Open in Switzerland

World’s Longest Tunnel to Open in Switzerland

May 29, 2016 at 4:20 am

  Traveling around Europe by train is about to get a whole lot faster, thanks to the opening of Switzerland’s Gotthard Base Tunnel. It is the product of...

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Walkonomics App: Best Walking Route

Walkonomics App: Best Walking Route

  Walkonomics was seen in The Guardian ‘Best iPhone Apps of the Week’. It is an app that will help you find the most walkable routes to your destination. So far the app works in the following 7 cities: Central London Paris New York San Francisco Toronto Buenos Aires Glasgow How it works: Walkonomics analyses over 1.7 million street trees […]

Uber Prices At London Tube Strike

Uber Prices At London Tube Strike

  A few days ago, a massive strike by London Underground workers caused Uber prices to go up as much as 3 times. For some emergencies such as Hurricane Sandy, Uber did not increase rates, however not in this situation. According to Quartz “London made extra buses, bicycles, and riverboats available in an attempt to compensate for the outage, but […]

Transform Your Bike Into a SmartBike

Transform Your Bike Into a SmartBike

  Helios Ride launched a Kickstarter fund last year for the release of the world’s first integrated headlight & blinker system for bicycles which also utilizes Bluetooth 4.0 & GPS to add smart features to any bike. Helios has both Andiod and iOs Apps. Here’s all the great new stuff we packed into Helios Bars V2 for you: Brighter Headlight […]

General Mills Eliminating Artifical Flavors

General Mills Eliminating Artifical Flavors

  The cereals of your childhood — like Lucky Charms, Reese’s Puffs, and Trix — are getting a makeover. General Mills announced today that it will be eliminating artificial flavors and colors from all of its cereals. The company has been experimenting with fruits, vegetables, and spices to replace those artificial ingredients, according to its press release. So, for its most vibrantly […]

Indigenous Fair Trade Fashion 

Indigenous Fair Trade Fashion 

  Indigenous organic + fair trade fashion has been leading the way in stylish, handmade fashion since 1994. All Indigenous’ sustainable apparel is made with extreme care by artisans who are paid a Fair Wage. The founders, Scotty and Matt, have helped form a scalable artisan network through the Indigenous clothing line that reflects a commitment to sustainability and socially […]

Atelier 8000 EcoLodge

Atelier 8000 EcoLodge

  Atelier 8000 developed the proposal for the Kežmarská Hut architectural competition, which asked applicants to design a building offering accommodation, a restaurant, a medical facility, skiing storage and a garage for a snowmobile. The competition was won by a team made up of architects Karel Havliš, Filip Havliš, David Zámečník and Ondřej Novosad, so Atelier 8000’s concept is now unlikely […]

Beirut’s ABC Mall Solar Roof

Beirut’s ABC Mall Solar Roof

    ABC Achrafieh, the most beautiful mall in Beirut, is turning into the most eco-friendly one by installing the largest private photovoltaic plant in Lebanon on ABC’s rooftop. The installation will cover up to 4,000 m2 and will provide a capacity of 0.45 MW that is enough to power ABC department store, the equivalent of feeding up to 500 […]

Hidden West Village Rooftop

Hidden West Village Rooftop

  It’s been a winning week for the Village’s rooftops. First, a glorious, coveted cabin poised high above East 13th Street came to market, and now, Gothamist relays word of a bucolic rooftop cottage replete with porch and lawn at 719 Greenwhich Street. Color us jealous. The cottage belongs to David Puchkoff and Eileen Stukane, who live on the top […]

London Green Bridge Approved

London Green Bridge Approved

  Last year, the fabulous actor and green activist Joanna Lumley teamed up with the Pretty Terrific architect Thomas Heatherwick to imagine a gorgeous pedestrian bridge across the Thames in London. This November, the pedestrian Garden bridge spanning London’s River Thames won local-government approval. In the Guardian the bridge is described as “It will be like a tiara on the […]

Levi’s Field of Jeans To Promote Recycling

Levi’s Field of Jeans To Promote Recycling

  In an effort to promote recycling, Levi Strauss & Co. started a drive that brought in 18,850 pairs of jeans. The event known as “Field of Dreams” is meant to show the impact of throwing clothes in a landfill versus recycling. The collected jeans weighted 24,000 pounds. They were put on display at the 49ers football stadium by a […]

New York’s “Big U” Climate Change Risk

New York’s “Big U” Climate Change Risk

  New York City, with a population fast approaching 9 million and vast cultural, historical, and financial resources, is fast approaching the danger zone for climate change. The city sits on a “Big U” shaped waterfront property. The OECD ranked New York City among the 10 cities most vulnerable to rising sea levels with 2.9 million people and $2.1 trillion […]

Southwest Airlines Upcycles 80,000 Leather Seats Into Shoes, Bags, Balls

Southwest Airlines Upcycles 80,000 Leather Seats Into Shoes, Bags, Balls

  Southwest Airlines will lighten its 737-700 aircrafts by over 600 pounds by replacing its leather covered seats with lighter material. The change was aimed at reducing weight – 600 lbs per plane – and thus fuel. The airline, having cracked the top 100 in Newsweek’s annual green company rankings this year didn’t want to throw away the 80,000 leather seat coverings in […]

Yingli Solar at World Cup 2014

Yingli Solar at World Cup 2014

  Yingli who? If you watched the World Cup 2014, you would have seen Yingli Solar ads, one of the 12 companies advertising at the World Cup. FIFA made over $1 billion from ads, $70m of directly from Yingli. Additionally, Yingli placed 1,500 solar panels encircling the World Cup stadium in Maracana, Brazil. As the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer […]

Copenhagen’s Bike Increase Jumped 5% to 41%

Copenhagen’s Bike Increase Jumped 5% to 41%

  Copenhagen is known to have more bikes than people. Last year, bike usage increased by 5% due to 17 large Metro construction sites in the city that make driving unpleasant. Increased bike usage was not deliberate, it became the preferred option when driving due to construction became inconvenient. Lesson learned is that there is a more effective way to […]

Ecosphere Shipping Containers Turned into Solar Stations

Ecosphere Shipping Containers Turned into Solar Stations

  Ecosphere Technologies designed a mobile solar station that can be installed anywhere in the world. It can create and store energy with a wireless connectivity toa range of 30 miles. The pop-up panels provide 400% more energy than solar panels on the roof with a maximum of 15 kilowatts. This station in many situations including military, humanitarian or disaster […]

Primark Dress Includes Worker’s Cry For Help

Primark Dress Includes Worker’s Cry For Help

  Mysterious messages about working conditions discovered in a store remind us that textile industry standards have changed little since the Rana Plaza disaster. Two Swansea shoppers have come forward saying they found extra labels sewn into items bought last year. “Forced to work exhausting hours” read the first; “Degrading sweatshop conditions” says the latest, pictured in the 25 June […]

A Rescue Package for the Ocean

A Rescue Package for the Ocean

  The Global Ocean Commission, co-chaired by Jose Maria Figueres, has issued a groundbreaking new report that charts a course forward in our effort to protect this beautiful ecosystem. In September this year, the United Nations will begin discussing the future of the high seas and how they should be governed. We are polluting and depleting the ocean at a […]

Farm Bill Winners and Losers

Farm Bill Winners and Losers

  The long-stalled farm bill, which represents nearly $1 trillion in spending over the next 10 years and passed on a rare bipartisan vote, 68 to 32, produced clear winners and losers. Over all, farmers fared far better than the poor. The nearly 1,000-page among other things expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over a decade and created […]

Apple Solar Patents

Apple Solar Patents

  Apple appears to be creating a new device that can let natural light in and absorb the energy via solar cells in the devices. The key component in the patent is Smart Glass, or electrochromic glass. Acting like sunglasses, the glass can fluctuate its translucency to filter in light. The idea is to have a layer of photovoltaic cells […]

Solar Glass Orb Phone Charger

Solar Glass Orb Phone Charger

  Beta.ey is a spherical glass solar phone charger and atmospheric lamp. German architect André Broessel of Rawlemon has designed a solar cell phone charger and atmospheric lamp that follows the sun’s path to allow for maximum powering up. The Beta.ey is mounted on a dual axis tracking system and is small enough to fit on a regular desk. It […]

Stella McCartney Uses Sustainable Wool for 2014 Pre-Fall Collection

Stella McCartney Uses Sustainable Wool for 2014 Pre-Fall Collection

  Stella McCartney’s 2014 Pre-Fall collection at the Harold Pratt House introduced McCartney’s sustainable wool partnership with the Nature Conservancy and Ovis XXI, through which her tailoring and knitwear will use wool from the sheep of Patagonia, South America produced in accordance with the conservancy’s new sustainability standards. Its aim to prevent overgrazing in a bid to preserve grasslands in […]

TIME’s top 10 Green Changes of 2013

TIME’s top 10 Green Changes of 2013

  Below is a list from TIME: 10. The anti-genetically modified food movement gains momentum The food movement is powerful—just look at the number of farmer’s markets and Whole Foods shops in your area—but politically, it’s remained diffuse, unable to challenge the powerful mainsteam farming lobby. Instead, the food movement is flexing its muscles on another area: genetically modified foods […]

Bankrupt Bixi Montreal Bike Sharing Program

Bankrupt Bixi Montreal Bike Sharing Program

  Bixi owes $50M, files for bankruptcy protectionPopular bike-sharing service gets taken over by City of Montreal. The company that owns Bixi — the Public Bike System Company, known in French as the Société de vélos en libre-service (SVLS) — owes $50 million to various creditors, including the City of Montreal. Coderre said rather that sinking more money into the […]

June Bracelet Measure Sun Exposure

June Bracelet Measure Sun Exposure

  The June bracelet — by French jewelry designer Camille Toupet — is feminine and flattering, while also practical. Camille has worked with brands such as Harry Winston and Louis Vuitton. She made the bracelet to help women prevent skin diseases due sun exposure. The bracelet ($99) made its debut at the International CES Show and will be available in […]

Prince William Enrolls in Agriculture Classes

Prince William Enrolls in Agriculture Classes

  Early next year, Prince William plans to return to school and complete a 10-week program in agricultural management at the university at the University of Cambridge. What William, 31, learns could help him when he takes over responsibility for the Duchy of Cornwall, an estate that includes farmland, from Prince Charles and make better decisions in the public sector. […]

China Launches Second Largest Carbon Market

China Launches Second Largest Carbon Market

  On Thursday China began trading in Guangdong’s carbon permit market, which is expected to be the world’s second-largest market after the European Union in terms of carbon dioxide emissions covered. It is far larger than either the Australian or Californian emissions trading schemes. The Chinese government has approved seven pilot carbon trading exchanges in total, with Shenzhen being the […]

Jay-Z and Beyonce Go Vegan For 22 Days

Jay-Z and Beyonce Go Vegan For 22 Days

  Jay-Z and Beyonce have embarked on a 22-day Vegan diet plan. According to Jay-Z’s website announcing their endeavor, they decided on 22 days because someone once said it takes 21 days to break a habit, and on the 22nd day, you’re golden. The purpose of this diet is not only for physical health but also a spiritual cleanse. On […]

Canada Post Plans to End Home Deliveries Within 5 Years

Canada Post Plans to End Home Deliveries Within 5 Years

  Canada Post Corp. is one of the many postal agencies facing future financial losses as people abandon traditional mail to electronic communication. However, there still is a need to post offices especially as online shopping sales are increasing. Governments realize to avoid the post office turning into a burden for customers and taxpayers, they must make some changes. To […]

Amazon Prime Air Delivery Uses Electric Drones

Amazon Prime Air Delivery Uses Electric Drones

  On Sunday’s 60 Minutes, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos dragged Charlie Rose out of his black-backgrounded studio and to Amazon HQ to show off “Amazon Prime Air”, an electric drone aircraft that could someday deliver packages directly to customers’ homes and offices. He said, “We can do half-hour delivery, and we can carry objects — we think — up to five […]

Largest NYC Solar Farm: Staten Island’s Freshkills Park

Largest NYC Solar Farm: Staten Island’s Freshkills Park

  New York’s landfill-turned-green space is getting the city’s largest solar array, a 10 megawatt system that will sit on 47 acres of Freshkills Park. Renewable energy was always part of the plan for the 2,200-acre site, and the city released an RFP for operators in March 2012. The new array in Staten Island, to be built and run by […]