Posts tagged "sustainable"
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!
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”.
Pop-up office cubicles created from recycled cardboard
UK-based Duke Studios has created ten studio offices constructed out of Dufaylite’s Ultra Board, a building material that’s strong yet fully sustainable and recyclable.
Full Story: Springwise
Very cool cubicles made of cardboard.
Heineken launches online innovation challenge to come up with new ideas for sustainable beer packaging.
Before you start, please be advised that local legislation unfortunately put restrictions on the ability to welcome ideas from all over the world.
For this particular innovation challenge, participation is therefore limited to a selection of countries and states only.
The challenge is open to all residents of the following countries: Austria, Brazil, Canada (excl. Quebec & Yukon), China, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, UK & US (excl. California).
Find out more and enter at ideasbrewery.com
Disruption 101: Grass Clippings to Become Solar Cells for All
This MIT scientist has a crazy brilliant dream — one where we are all able to easily hijack the process of photosynthesis using our garden waste.
“Dr. Mershin says that by using agricultural waste and inexpensive materials, like grass clippings, to create solar panels, electricity could become affordable and more available to rural places and developing countries. He also says that if we manage to hijack the molecules responsible for photosynthesis in plants and use them to generate electricity for our own needs it becomes a great, disruptive new step in the way we generate solar power in general.”
Apartments built over the streets, waterfalls inside towers and… cave dwelling? Yup. Click link above to read all about it and see the whole slideshow.
THE FOOTBALL KIT THAT SCORES GOALS FOR SUSTAINABILITY
What it is:
Inspired in Portugal’s past and produced by Nike, the away kit of the Portuguese Football Team aims at conveying all the powerful symbolism of Portugal’s maritime history and the glorious age of Discoveries, as a means of urging the players to perform feats on the pitch that are at least as great as their ancestor performed on the seas.
But there is another Cool side to this, since it also represents a feat for Nike in the sustainability stakes, since the shirts are made 100% of polyester recycled from plastic bottles (each shirt using up to 13 bottles) and the shorts are 96% made of the same recycles polyester (and using up to 8 bottles, each).
Why it is Cool:
Because not only does it revive the spirit of the discoveries in a sporting sense, but also points the way to many to discover how important sustainability is for a better world by using one of the most powerful and aspirational meda in the world: top league football.
And also because it proves that sustainability should be seen more as a victory for the planet than just a goal.
- Diogo Torres - AYR Consulting
ARZU is a global philanthropic innovator creating innovation through sustainability.
ARZU, which means “hope” in Dari, is an innovative model of social entrepreneurship that helps Afghan women weavers and their families break the cycle of poverty by providing them steady income and access to education and healthcare by sourcing and selling the rugs they weave. While structured as a 501(c)(3) in the United States and an international NGO in Afghanistan, ARZU operates as a “for-benefit” corporation, using private sector practices to create jobs in desperately poor rural villages where little opportunity exists.
The entire ARZU, Inc. site is amazing and inspirational… worth a look.
“The beautiful Aquaria Grande residential towers, currently undergoing construction, will be equipped with one of the most stunning architectural feats when the project is completed, transforming standard balconies into swimming pools. The residential location consists of two 37 story towers located in Mumbai, India. The Aquaria Grande Tower was designed by Wadhwa Group, and will feature several different amenities including a car park, fully equipped clubhouse, and a sustainable podium garden.”
Whoa. Are those pool balconies freaky or fantastic…or both?
Andrew Winston on how the “lords of low cost” are going green to see green:
Walmart strives for 100% renewable energy? Amazing.