Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

Eco Friendly July 21, 2016 posted by

The Ocean Cleanup – the set it and forget it way to clean up the Earth’s oceans

The ocean is sort of a large part of our planet and we’ve spent a good deal of time just filling it all up with garbage. We’ve realized the error of our ways and we’re trying to fix it. The Ocean Cleanup is a largescale project that wants to use the ocean to . . clean the ocean.


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The Ocean Cleanup – the set it and forget it way to clean up the Earth’s oceans

Quebec company’s innovative technology means polystyrene (styrofoam) can be recycled

We’re all familiar with that white chunky packaging that’s snug around all our electronics. But styrofoam or polystyrene is very difficult to recycle, with few exceptions. Polystyvert, a company in Quebec, has developed a process that not only makes polystyrene recyclable but enhances its “green” factor. Founded in 2011, the company provides expanded polystyrene (EPS) containers they call concentrators for on-site collection at the business sites where the polystyrene is. Once filled with up to 66o pounds of EPS, the…


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diy July 12, 2016 posted by

Open Building Institute – A Cheap Open Source House in 5 Days!

Your home is one of your biggest assets and making it green is a way to help out the Earth from the word go. If where you live is sustainable, then you’re already having far less of an impact on the world around you. The Open Building Institute is an initiative to help provide people with the information they need to build green living structures.


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Open Building Institute – A Cheap Open Source House in 5 Days!
cool tech July 11, 2016 posted by

Warka Water – check out this sustainable water harvesting tower

Humans have a really hard time surviving without water. It’s one of those things, like shelter and food that we REALLY need in order to stay alive but for some reason, we don’t always live in places where there is a lot water. The Warka Water design is a unique water harvesting technique that brings water to places that would be without.


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Warka Water – check out this sustainable water harvesting tower

Siva Atom – get some cardio and charge your phone

When you move, you create energy. Most of the time this energy is lost but thanks to the wonders of technology, there are new ways to harness that power and let you interact with it in useful ways. The Siva Atom Is a battery bank that you charge by riding your bike.


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Awesome June 29, 2016 posted by

Solar E Cycle – the sun powered bikes looking to help make life better for those who live off grid

There are a lot of places in the world that don’t have great electrical grids but just about everywhere in the world gets at least a touch of sunlight. The Solar-E-Cycle is an electric bike that runs on solar power with the goal of helping people who live in areas that would be considered “off grid”.


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Solar E Cycle – the sun powered bikes looking to help make life better for those who live off grid
Awesome June 22, 2016 posted by

Eco-Cooler – check out this electricity free air conditioner and learn how to make your own!

It’s really hot out there and in some countries, it’s deathly hot and not everyone has access to air conditioning. One of the places dealing with this particular issue right now is Bangladesh, India. In order to help keep people cooler, two companies teamed up to create the Eco-Cooler, an air conditioner that doesn’t use any electricity.


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Eco-Cooler – check out this electricity free air conditioner and learn how to make your own!
Eco Friendly June 10, 2016 posted by

Innovative bricks made from recycled waste

Two recent architectural grad students in the Netherlands are using recycled waste as a building material . Their start-up StoneCycling has created WasteBasedBricks, made from the waste from nearby glass, ceramics and insulation factories.The company also sometimes uses rejected clay from traditional brick factories, along with demolition waste. There are a number of green benefits to using this type of recycled building material. It not only saves waste from ending up in a landfill, Manufacturing WasteBasedBricks also produces significantly less…


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Innovative bricks made from recycled waste
Eco Friendly June 10, 2016 posted by

Bioo Lite – turn plant power into battery life with this pot

There are many ways to generate electricity, some are a lot more earth friendly than others. Recently we’ve seen research that focuses on how to harness the energy that plants use in their growing process and one company is setting out to make those innovations available to the public in a form they can really use. The Bioo Lite is the plant pot that turns plant power into a way to charge your devices.


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Bioo Lite – turn plant power into battery life with this pot
Eco Friendly May 30, 2016 posted by

GroundFridge – just like a root cellar but way less creepy

Before we had the modern convenience of a refrigerator, people had to find other ways to keep their perishables from, well perishing. Humans figured out pretty quickly that it was always cooler below ground and food would last longer. If you want to use that same system to store your food but with a more modern appeal, check out the GroundFridge, a new take on root cellars.


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GroundFridge – just like a root cellar but way less creepy
Eco Friendly May 16, 2016 posted by

Sprout Pencils – you can still create something with these pencils long after they don’t write anymore

Despite or technologically advanced world, we still need a pencil from time to time but why not add more use to our pencils? With the Sprout Pencil, your used up writing tool becomes a starter for growing your own plants, and bonus, they come in color too.


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Sprout Pencils – you can still create something with these pencils long after they don’t write anymore
Eco Friendly May 11, 2016 posted by

Plant Lamp – LED lighting powered by greenery

We’ve all heard of solar power and maybe you even have a few gadgets the run on it (at the very least, you probably have a calculator sitting around) but have you ever heard of plant power? A team of researchers decided to look into skipping sunlight and draw energy straight from plants and created the Plant Lamp, an LED lamp that runs on the power of plants.


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Plant Lamp – LED lighting powered by greenery
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Precious Plastic – learn how to turn your garage into a recycling workshop

Recycling is a pretty common thing but even though everyone knows about it, there’s still a ton of plastic waste that ends up in landfills or just strewn about the city because people are also lazy. If you want to be a little bit more hands on with making the earth a better place, check out Precious Plastic, the site that will help you make your own recycling center.


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Precious Plastic – learn how to turn your garage into a recycling workshop
Eco Friendly April 14, 2016 posted by

FlipFlic – stop struggling with your blinds, let this device do it for you

Many of us have blinds over our windows maybe with or without curtains. Generally, we open and shut them as the sun becomes an annoyance. Sometimes we forget and just click on a light. If you want to be better about turning to your windows before turning on a light, the FlipFlic is the handy device that can turn your blinds into “smart blinds”.


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FlipFlic – stop struggling with your blinds, let this device do it for you