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alexob:

The 2 in 1 sustainable hanger bag!
The H+ bag - what a great piece of innovation. Absolutely in love with it. 

From bag to hanger in just three steps!

ufansius:

EDITT (Ecological Design In The Tropics) Tower (project) - Singapore
TR Hamzah &Yeang

I believe this is what they had in mind when they coined the term “green building”.

experimentoverde:

Do you remeber those? The last time I saw one was in elementary school (at least I knew them but I feel really old :S ). I have a bunch of them, upcycle them as planters :D
¿Se acuerdan de estos? La última vez  que vi uno estaba en la primaria (al menos los conocí aunque eso me hace sentir bastante vuejita :S ). Tengo un montón de esos guardados, reusenlos como macetitas :D

Here’s a great use for an outdated technology.

experimentoverde:

Do you remeber those? The last time I saw one was in elementary school (at least I knew them but I feel really old :S ). I have a bunch of them, upcycle them as planters :D

¿Se acuerdan de estos? La última vez  que vi uno estaba en la primaria (al menos los conocí aunque eso me hace sentir bastante vuejita :S ). Tengo un montón de esos guardados, reusenlos como macetitas :D

Here’s a great use for an outdated technology.

coincidentalbeauty:

I have used Aveeno products before and have been happy with them. Mainly I use the baby wash, eczema cream, bath soak, and sunscreens. That’s why I am happy to share with my readers that you can feel that much better when you use Aveen because they are partnered with TerraCycle in the Beauty…

So glad to hear that two of our favorite green companies are partnering to make an even greater impact.

springwise:

In Mexico City, Nissan funds outdoor ‘vertical gardens’

We’ve already seen plenty of green-minded urban inspiration from UK-based media agency CURB over the years, but recently we came across a related effort from Mexican nonprofit VerdMX. Specifically, through a new campaign dubbed “Respira,” or “Breathe,” the company has been working with Nissan Mexicana to install numerous living vertical garden sculptures throughout the public spaces of Mexico City. READ MORE

cocojamming:

Coffee Powered Car

Created by BCC1’s Bang Goes The Theory tv show, the Car-puccino is the world’s first coffee powered car. The converted 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco has a caffeine buzz top speed of 60 mph.

Nganga. Amazing.

Now you and your car can be fueled by the same liquid.

brand-now:

Sustainable Minimally Packaged Eggs

(Via Trend Hunter)

As a society, not only do we waste a lot of food, be we also produce a lot of waste as a result of packaging foods. This is a simple, but potentially very impactful solution.

marce-lab:

Bus roots is a public and playful project that uses plants as a creative medium. It connects the citizens with their community while trying to use the least amount of resources and improving the quality of the environment around it. PURPOSE Reclaim forgotten space, increase quality of life and grow the amount of green spaces in the city.

BENEFITS OF PLANT LIFE IN THE CITY:

Aesthetic Value

Mitigation of Urban Heat Island Effect

Acoustical and Thermal Insulation

Storm Water Reduction

CO2 absorbtion

Habitat Restoration

Storm Water Management

Public Education and Recreation

Reclaiming Forgotten Real Estate

And they say New York City doesn’t have enough green space!

treehugger:

© Patrick Lehoux

If you’re looking to add to your collection of drinking glasses, there’s no reason to go out and buy a new set. Especially not if you ever drink beer, wine or liquor. Instead, get your hands on a Kinkajou, a simple. safe, glass bottle cutter from designer Pat Lehoux.

Details here: Simple Cutter Gives Glass Bottles New Life

Such a simple, but useful product that can turn everyone’s kitchen into a recycling center.

noraleah:

Tio byTim Holley (British, born 1985)

Tio is a bird-shaped light switch designed to teach children not to waste energy. Using a traffic stoplight’s color progression and a series of increasingly angry facial expressions, Tio lets children know how long the lights have been on, so they can decide when it is time to turn them off. The accompanying website allows them to see their energy-use patterns and explains where energy comes from and how harvesting it affects animals, plants, and the larger environment. Tio was developed for Onzo, a British company that provides energy utilities with data-capture and analysis services.

We already know children respond well to games. Here’s a great way to use those concepts to use gamification to train children on energy saving techniques.