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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 […]

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 […]

Solar-powered “Sterile Box” for Developing Countries Hospitals

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 […]

Loliware: Biodegr(edible) Cups

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 […]

Shrimp sold by global supermarkets is peeled by slave labourers in Thailand

Shrimp sold by global supermarkets is peeled by slave labourers in Thailand

  So far this year, more than 2,000 trapped fishermen have been rescued as a result of an ongoing AP investigative series into slavery in the Thai seafood industry. The reports have led to a dozen arrests, millions of dollars’ worth of seizures and proposals for new federal laws.US customs records show that the shrimp entered the supply chains of […]

“Changes Everything” Movie

“Changes Everything” Movie

  Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder […]

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 […]

Thanks to LEGO, Turtle Walks Again

Thanks to LEGO, Turtle Walks Again

  Schildi is not your average turtle. His leg was infected, leaving doctors no choice but to amputate it. Luckily, some awesome German vets found a way to make him a better, stronger, faster tortoise. Now, fitted with a Lego wheel for a leg, he’s a bionic hero in a half shell. Doctors first placed a double wheel under Schildi […]

Wrap Presents with Lush Scarf Designed by Vivienne Westwood

Wrap Presents with Lush Scarf Designed by Vivienne Westwood

  Every Christmas, the UK is responsible for using 227,000 miles of wrapping paper enough to wrap the world nine times. Two iconic British brands, Lush and Vivienne Westwood, joined together to cut back on wasting paper by using scarves instead. The designer, Vivienne Westwood, believes in buying less but buying better quality so that the product lasts. Climate Revolution […]

40% of Food Goes to Waste

40% of Food Goes to Waste

  Over 90% of Americans may be prematurely tossing food because they misinterpret expiration dates, according to the study by Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Natural Resources Defense Council, a non-profit environmental action group. Faulty expiration-date rules are confusing at best, says Dana Gunders, a NRDC staff scientist with the food and agriculture program. “Sell […]

Jessica Alba’s Honest Co Delivers Monthly Eco Baby Products

Jessica Alba’s Honest Co Delivers Monthly Eco Baby Products

  The Honest Company is Jessica Alba’s company that delivers monthly eco-friendly products to families with babies. The reason she created this company is, “That there’s a cause and effect to every action you take. So all of your purchasing and consuming choices are going to affect the planet and the people around you in some way, be it positive […]

iPhone Megaphone Works Without Electricity

iPhone Megaphone Works Without Electricity

  No electricity? No problem. Plug your iPhone into this ceramic passive amplifier, optimized to boost the sound of your iPhone output. The amplifier sits atop a wooden stand to maximize vibrations. The Megaphone comes in six colors. Four-year-old Italian design partnership En & Is (En for designer Enrico Bosa and Is for Isabella Lovero) have created a large ceramic […]

Lady Bird Johnson Forever Stamps

Lady Bird Johnson Forever Stamps

  On Friday, the United States Postal Service issued the commemorative Forever Stamp to celebrate the centennial of Johnson’s birth this year. She was born Dec. 22, 1912, and died at her home in Austin on July 11, 2007.The Lady Bird Johnson souvenir sheet features six stamps, a quote from the First Lady reflecting her belief that the environment is our common […]

CANLOVE Artwork From Graffitti Cans

CANLOVE Artwork From Graffitti Cans

  THE SHORT STORY CAN LOVE is devoted to removing discarded spray paint cans from heavily concentrated graffiti zones and properly recycling them by turning them into various artworks. Piece by piece, graffiti culture was built on the spray can, the cornerstone of a graffiti artists arsenal. For decades, this magical invention has benefited artists by giving them the speed and freedom to create […]

Vine.com, Green E-commerce Shopping

Vine.com, Green E-commerce Shopping

  This week Quidsi, Inc., owner and operator of Diapers.com, Soap.com, BeautyBar.com, Wag.com, YoYo.com and Casa.com, launched Vine.com (www.vine.com), an online shopping destination for over 30,000 natural, organic and sustainably-made products. Featuring everything from paraben-free skincare and gluten-free snacks to reclaimed wood furnishings and solar-powered electronics, Vine.com makes life easier for consumers who want to access green products and shop […]

iPhone E-Waste Accumulates to $6 Billion

iPhone E-Waste Accumulates to $6 Billion

  When our cell phone breaks, we think of the financial replacement cost, but rarely of the e-waste cost. A survey conducted by warranty provider SquareTrade of 2,000 iPhone users found that, based on the sample size, Americans have spent an estimated $5.9 billion on repairing and replacing broken phones over the past five years. The most common cause of a […]

Edible School Yard’s Delicious Revolution

Edible School Yard’s Delicious Revolution

  Edible School Yard is calling for a Delicious Revolution in public education. The concept started 16 years ago when Alice Waters walked by a run down looking school. She met with the principal Neil Smith and together they agreed to do something to improve the school. Alice  wanted to start a garden and then, build a teaching kitchen to enrich […]

Starbucks Green Coffee Bean Refreshers

Starbucks Green Coffee Bean Refreshers

  All coffee starts as a green bean. Now there’s a reason to keep it that way. Starbucks is the first to bring green coffee extract innovation to customers on a global scale. Traditionally, after coffee is harvested, green coffee beans are roasted to bring out the dark colors and bold flavors coffee is famous for. But now, Starbucks is using […]

Charge anywhere with JOOS Orange

Charge anywhere with JOOS Orange

  SolarJOOS won the 2011 Consumer Electronics Association‘s Best of Innovations Award and was featured in the Best of Innovations Showcase at the 2011 CES event in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company builds an efficient and rugged portable solar charger used to charge cell phones and other portable electronic devices. The company’s product, the JOOS Orange,  uses a solar panel (solar photovoltaics or solar […]

16 Hour Power Free Coke Vending Machine in Japan

16 Hour Power Free Coke Vending Machine in Japan

  Japan has the highest number of vending machines per capita, with about one machine for every 23 people. Last year’s magnitude 9 earthquake northeast of Tokyo and the ensuing tsunami damaged and destroyed many machines in the coastal region devastated by the wave, but seemed to have had minimal impact on Japan’s vending industry overall.  Beverage machines are the dominant […]

Nationwide Efforts Against Plastic Bags

Nationwide Efforts Against Plastic Bags

  There’s no denying it. Single-use disposable plastic bags are suffocating the planet, with 60,000 plastic bags being consumed in the U.S. every 5 seconds. They don’t recycle and are forming plastic islands in the ocean. An alternative solution is to use re-usable, sutrdy, and washable totes such as the “THANK YOU THANK YOU” tote. Request to Purchase Tote So […]

Revolve Tap Water Filter Bottle

Revolve Tap Water Filter Bottle

  The Revolve™ Tap Water Filter Bottle is a portable water filtration bottle designed for use with municipal tap water. The Tap Water unit filters over 100 gallons of water and removes up to 99.99% of all contaminants found in tap water, including chlorine, heavy metals, industrial pollutants, agricultural runoff, microbial cysts, and trace pharmaceuticals. Redefining bottled water, the Tap […]

Los Angeles bans Plastic Bags

Los Angeles bans Plastic Bags

  Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation Wednesday to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines, handing a major victory to clean-water advocates who sought to reduce the amount of trash clogging landfills, the region’s waterways and the ocean. Egged on by actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and an array of environmental groups, the City Council voted 13 […]

Rue La La’s Eco Kids Shopping Section

Rue La La’s Eco Kids Shopping Section

  Looking for Sustainable toys and clothing for your toddler? Join Rue La La and take a look at their “Sustainable Fun” section where the flash site offers Eco-Minded Toys and Apparel for toddlers in your life. We all know they will outgrow the apparel in size or toys due to interest, so what better way to get those things […]

Hofman’s Rubber Ducky Travels the World

Hofman’s Rubber Ducky Travels the World

  Artist Florentin Hofman is an environmentalist that puts smiles on people’s faces. He knows how to place impressionable and universal large fixtures around the world. Famous for his humoristic pieces, the Dutch artist Florentin Hofman used rubber coated PVC to built the duck on a pontoon with a generator. Hofman believes that the soft giant can relieve global tensions […]

Microalgae Lamp Absorbs 150-200 Times More CO2 than a Tree

Microalgae Lamp Absorbs 150-200 Times More CO2 than a Tree

  Algae are a large, diverse group of simple microorganisms that have lived on Earth for billions of years. 

Although we typically associate the term algae with the slimy green stuff that accumulates on the surface of a stagnant pond, seaweedand kelp are also member of the algae family. In the right situations, algae can be very useful to humans, […]

Facebook joins Opower to launch Social Energy App

Facebook joins Opower to launch Social Energy App

  One of the most comprehensive applications to use Facebook to manage home energy consumption was officially launched on Tuesday. Facebook has joined forces with energy efficiency startup Opower and the National Resources Defense Council to release a social energy application that encourages people to track, and ultimately reduce, energy use in the home. The simple application invites Facebook members to log in and automatically track […]

iZen Bamboo Bluetooth Keyboard

iZen Bamboo Bluetooth Keyboard

  Until now, environmentally friendly electronics has an oxymoron. We envision a future with less plastic filling up our landfills, and iZen keyboards are a catalyst for this change. iZen Bamboo is the first eco-friendly bluetooth keyboard on the market. Its low profile, portable design is great for anyone on-the-go, and the simple and natural look will add more Zen […]

LG Plastic Bendable E-Ink Reader

LG Plastic Bendable E-Ink Reader

  LG will mass produce its first ever flexible plastic e-ink display. Nearly two weeks after Apple’s iPad 3 debut, LG announces plans to sell the e-ink in Europe starting as early as next month.  LG’s latest flexible e-ink display measures six inches diagonally, and has a 1024 x 768-pixel resolution. Unlike a typical e-reader, the display is made of plastic and […]

McDonalds To Phase Out Styrofoam Cups in 2,000 Stores

McDonalds To Phase Out Styrofoam Cups in 2,000 Stores

  McDonalds, one of the largest purchasers of recycled paper, used in its food containers, bags, and napkins, has just announced a major environmental initiative. The company is launching a pilot program to phase out polystyrene beverage cups.  The reason to replace the polystyrene cups with a double-walled paper hot cut at 2,000 of its restaurants, mostly in the Coast, and […]