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Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge
12 May 12

myampgoesto11:

Garth Britzman(POP)culture

Made from recycled plastic soda bottles

Designer Garth Britzman of Lincoln, Nebraska used recycled bottles filled with colored water to create stunning topographical shade canopy for a vehicle. I love how the natural shape of the plastic bottles makes the pooled water look like leaves. See more over on Behance. (viamy amp goes to 11)”

[via colossal]

Reblogged: myampgoesto11

10 May 12

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27 April 12
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8 December 11
Plantable raincoat made from potatoes and laden with seeds | Springwise
gardensinunexpectedplaces:

Equilicuá’s ”Spud” raincoats, made in Spain from potato starch, are biodegradable under “specific conditions” (per its maker), so they can be worn several times. Later, the ponchos can be planted. 

Not only is its potato starch-based “Fantastic Bioplastic” fully compostable, but — through a collaboration with La Fundación árboles — it’s been impregnated with the seeds of various Mediterranean plants and shrubs. For that reason, in fact, Equilicuá currently distributes the raincoat only in [Europe] where the seeds are native…

Plantable raincoat made from potatoes and laden with seeds | Springwise

gardensinunexpectedplaces:

Equilicuá’s ”Spud” raincoats, made in Spain from potato starch, are biodegradable under “specific conditions” (per its maker), so they can be worn several times. Later, the ponchos can be planted. 

Not only is its potato starch-based “Fantastic Bioplastic” fully compostable, but — through a collaboration with La Fundación árboles — it’s been impregnated with the seeds of various Mediterranean plants and shrubs. For that reason, in fact, Equilicuá currently distributes the raincoat only in [Europe] where the seeds are native…

Reblogged: gardensinunexpectedplaces

8 December 11

Green Holiday Tips

ecofriendlyhealth:

Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

Most mass-produced wrapping paper you find in stores is not recyclable and ends up in landfills. Instead, here’s a great chance to get creative! Wrap presents with old maps, the comics section ofa newspaper, or children’s artwork. Or use a scarf, attractive dish towel, bandana, or some other useful cloth item. If every family wrapped just three gifts this way, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields.

Buy Energy-Saving Holiday Lights

Now you can decorate your house with LED lights that use 90 percent less energy than conventional holiday lights, and can save your family up to $50 on your energy bills during the holiday season! LED lights are available at many major retailers, including Target, CostCo, and Ace Hardware.

Add Organic and Local Foods to Your Holiday Feast

Support local family farmers who grow sustainable meat and produce. Not only does it taste better, you’ll be doing your part for the planet too. Looking for an organic turkey or ham for Christmas dinner? Find out where to get local green products in your neighborhood.

Get a Pesticide-Free Tree

Demand is on the rise for Christmas trees that are not covered in chemicals; some growers use 40 different pesticides, as well as chemical colorants. The good news is that there are now a number of tree-farms that sell pesticide-free trees, so ask your local Christmas tree seller, or search for an organic tree farm near you.

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Ninety-eight percent of Christmas trees were grown on farms, not in forests, so at least it’s not as if you’re cutting down an ancient tree. Each year, 10 million Christmas trees end up in the landfill. While your tree won’t fit in the recycling bin with your newspapers and bottles, you can recycle your tree: many cities offer programs to turn your tree to mulch or wood chips. Call (800) CLEANUP or visit  www.earth911.org to find the tree-recycling program near you.

Recycle Your Old Cellphone

Getting a new cell phone for Christmas? Not sure what to do with the old one? Now, you can drop off that old phone at any Staples store, as part of the Sierra Club cell phone recycling program. Each year, 130 million cell phones are thrown out, weighing approximately 65,000 tons. Recycling your old phone prevents hazardous elements like mercury, cadmium and lead from ending up in our landfills. Find out more.

Reblogged: msmajik

8 November 11

jimmyjimmyjimmy:

TEDxDirigo - Roger Doiron - A Subversive Plot: How to Grow a Revolution in Your Own Backyard

Occupy your Backyard.

(via @punkrockgardens)

Reblogged: jimmyjimmyjimmy

Tags: gardening
14 October 11
29 September 11

EJF Shrimp Campaign

To satisfy our demand for shrimp, thousands of miles of coastal habitats  around the world often in developing countries have been destroyed.  Forests and wildlife have been lost, and water and soil is polluted by  shrimp farms. Protests by local communities have been met with threats,  intimidation and violence.


via crookedindifference

EJF Shrimp Campaign

To satisfy our demand for shrimp, thousands of miles of coastal habitats around the world often in developing countries have been destroyed. Forests and wildlife have been lost, and water and soil is polluted by shrimp farms. Protests by local communities have been met with threats, intimidation and violence.

via crookedindifference

Reblogged: crookedindifference

31 August 11
"To get all the data from buildings ready for public consumption, the  USGBC is inviting software developers to make that data legible. Horst  showed Fast Company a preview of LEED 2012 in the Council’s airy headquarters in the heart of Washington, D.C. Using a database called the Green Building Information Gateway, the software allows an owner to tap into comparable data from similar buildings.”
(via LEED2012: The USGBC Adds Teeth, Real-Time Reporting To Its Green Building Ratings | Fast Company)
there is an awful irony in LEED’s inefficiencies, but this is a fantastic step forward.

"To get all the data from buildings ready for public consumption, the USGBC is inviting software developers to make that data legible. Horst showed Fast Company a preview of LEED 2012 in the Council’s airy headquarters in the heart of Washington, D.C. Using a database called the Green Building Information Gateway, the software allows an owner to tap into comparable data from similar buildings.”

(via LEED2012: The USGBC Adds Teeth, Real-Time Reporting To Its Green Building Ratings | Fast Company)

there is an awful irony in LEED’s inefficiencies, but this is a fantastic step forward.

24 August 11
texturism:

[kudos] though it looks like your standard bottle, its outside is made from entirely recycled cardboard and its inside pouch—which uses 70% less plastic than a plastic jug—is fully recycleable. after four years of development, you may see it soon, holding seventh generation detergent. - fastco design | via jenna

texturism:

[kudos] though it looks like your standard bottle, its outside is made from entirely recycled cardboard and its inside pouch—which uses 70% less plastic than a plastic jug—is fully recycleable. after four years of development, you may see it soon, holding seventh generation detergent. - fastco design | via jenna

Reblogged: texturism

1 August 11
lifebetweenbuildings:

1 car space = 10 bicycles

RIDE!

lifebetweenbuildings:

1 car space = 10 bicycles

RIDE!

Reblogged: askjerves

29 July 11

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28 July 11
19 July 11
Tags: house swiss
Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh