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Tesla’s Semi Trucks

Tesla’s Semi Trucks

  Tesla is producing semi-trucks in 2019. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, is releasing this product as a competitor to the lower-cost diesel vehicles. The electric tractors are meant to reduce environmental impact, reduce ownership cost, and improve safety. The steering wheel will be in the center of the car with the ability for the driver to navigate while […]

Seattle’s Amazon Botanical Spheres

Seattle’s Amazon Botanical Spheres

  Tech industries are expressing themselves through buildings. Amazon’s real estate director said “We wanted to do something that was not only great for employees, but for the city as whole.” On Amazon’s new $4 Billion urban campus, they built 3 interconnected spheres with trees, waterfalls, and treehouses. To bring this project to life, a full time horticulturist, Ron Gagliardo, […]

Sundays: Non-Toxic Nail Polish

Sundays: Non-Toxic Nail Polish

  Sundays has revolutionized the market by creating the highest quality socially-responsible products that are safe. The goals is to create a product that is safe for clients and safe for salon workers. To shop for shades look here: Sundays Product. The nail polish collection is 10-free, nontoxic, cruelty-free, and vegan. 10-free means it does not include 9 of the […]

Square Roots Grow Farming in Brooklyn

Square Roots Grow Farming in Brooklyn

  Kimball Musk, the brother of Elon Musk, and Tobias Peggs want to revolutionize urban farming. On a parking lot in Brooklyn, they have 10 containers, each vertically packing two acres of farmland in under 320 square feet. The company has local, real food grown by modern urban famers year-round. Square Roots farmers grow GMO-free, spray-free, leafy greens in indoor […]

United By Blue Apparel

United By Blue Apparel

  United By Blue is an outdoor apparel company founded in Philadelphia during 2010. The company is driven by the idea of associating each sale with an environmental action. It pledged to remove a pound of trash from the earth’s oceans and waterways for every product they sell. So far, they have hosted 127 cleanups and removed over 242,929 pounds […]

PlantMed Perserving Amazon Plants

PlantMed Perserving Amazon Plants

  We all know it’s important to preserve the Amazon. It’s plants are a source of many medicines. PlantMed is an organization that is working on keeping the relationship between the Amazon plant resources and our ability to use them alive.  The PlantMed website states “PlantMed is working with indigenous people in the Amazon to share their knowledge of medicinal plants with […]

Lebanon’s Highest Point Turning Into Ski Resort

Lebanon’s Highest Point Turning Into Ski Resort

  Beginning summer 2017, Lebanon highest point will be ripped of its natural habitat and converted into a ski resort. This is a $500 million Realis Development project, a family owned company with shares in the Abu Dhabi finance company. The project will be built on a 420,000 m2 plot, and will include a hotel, club house, wellness-center, and entertainment […]

Garden Indoor All Year Round

Garden Indoor All Year Round

  Interested in gardening but can’t either to space or weather? With indoor gardening kits, seeds, added nutrients and cultivation lights it can be possible. The hydroponic gardening kit at IKEA is called Krydda / Vaxer Series. The process involves soaking little plugs in water. Once the seeds grow, replant them in small planters filled with pumice stones and transfer […]

Plume To Help You Breathe Better

Plume To Help You Breathe Better

  Ever wonder the air quality you are breathing? Air pollution used to be invisible but now the Plume Air Report reveals pollution peaks and fresh air. This wearable air pollution tracker was presented at the CES 2017. The Plume report tracks and monitors air quality to help improve your life. It tracks humidity, temperature, household chemicals, irritating gas, exhaust […]

Shinrin Yoku to Improve Health

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 […]

Harvest Bees at Home

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 […]

Shipping Containers Turned Into Living Spaces

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 […]

World’s Longest Tunnel to Open in Switzerland

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 […]

Elevated Bus in China

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 […]

Turning Plastic Bags Into Plastex

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 […]