Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

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Eco Friendly May 30, 2014 posted by

FlameStower – charge your devices out in the wild with just some fire and water

We’ve featured a few clever device chargers in the Ferret over the past years, but this one really takes the cake. The idea of using nature to charge up your phone in the wild is hardly new, but what makes the FlameStower stand out is how basic and simple it is to use.


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FlameStower – charge your devices out in the wild with just some fire and water
Eco Friendly May 29, 2014 posted by

Green Power E-Bike – two seater, 30mph, 50 mile range electric scooter

Let’s face it, there’s no reason why electric scooters shouldn’t be all shapes and sizes. After all they’re just two wheels and a seat or two. We may be accustomed to more conventional styling, but we’re guessing that as the technology improves and motors get smaller, we’ll start seeing a lot of interesting new formats.


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Green Power E-Bike – two seater, 30mph, 50 mile range electric scooter
Eco Friendly May 14, 2014 posted by

Petomato – cool way to grow delicious stuff and recycle at the same time

Petomato is a great new way to combine eco recycling and home horticulture in one easy kit. The idea is you use any old plastic bottle you have lying around, insert the specially customized cap and hydroponic holder, add your choice of seeds and you’re off to the races growing stuff on the nearest sunny ledge in your home.


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Petomato – cool way to grow delicious stuff and recycle at the same time
cool tech May 13, 2014 posted by

Sada Bike – hubless, elegant and folds to the size of an umbrella

Every since the dawn of the age of the wheel, people have been trying, mostly unsuccessfully, to improve upon the basic design. Similarly with derivatives such as the bicycle. So we’re not surprised to find that an enterprising Italian engineering student has also decided to have a go. But with typical Latin flair.


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Sada Bike – hubless, elegant and folds to the size of an umbrella
Awesome May 13, 2014 posted by

Jak Bank – interest free ethical borrowing becomes a reality in Sweden

Ever wished there was a bank which was actually driven by more humanitarian goals than merely making more profit? Yes there are credit unions, cooperative and community banks, but they almost all still revolve around the idea of interest payments on loans and savings. What about a bank that did away with all that, and tried a different approach altogether?


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Jak Bank – interest free ethical borrowing becomes a reality in Sweden
Eco Friendly May 2, 2014 posted by

The next level of waste recycling – weatherproof flooring made from rice husks

The scope and breadth of waste materials are continually being redefined in the 21st century. Biomass being converted to energy, the growing push for manufacturer take-back programs – the list keeps growing. Now Westech Building Products has announced it will launch its newest product – a new TruGrain porch flooring that’s made with Resysta, a wood-like material manufactured mainly from rice husks. This better-than-wood material is resistant to weather, pests and fungal decay, and is splinter-, swell- and crack free….


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The next level of waste recycling – weatherproof flooring made from rice husks
Eco Friendly April 28, 2014 posted by

Solar Electric Scooter – gives you 1 mile of range for every hour of sunlight it receives

Apparently they can now make solar panels tough enough to bear the weight of a person up to 158kgs, which is pretty amazing all in itself. But the result is we now can rejoice in the technology which gives an electric scooter which can run for free.


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Solar Electric Scooter – gives you 1 mile of range for every hour of sunlight it receives
Eco Friendly April 25, 2014 posted by

Treat yourself (and guests) to a green outdoor experience

Now that spring is here (even peeking its head out in the frozen eastern reaches of the U.S.), home projects are swirling around in our heads and making it onto “to do” lists.Want to do something in your backyard that gives you and perhaps visitors more space? Studio Shed could be a perfect solution. This American company produces well-designed, prefabricated backyard structures made with recycled, sustainable materials and production techniques. Affordably priced, these single room structures can be used as…


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Treat yourself (and guests) to a green outdoor experience
cool tech April 24, 2014 posted by

Container House – $60,000 home builds in four days with 3 workers, a crane, wrench and a drill

The price of housing is getting ridiculous in many of the world’s major locations, which is why we have to applaud any attempt to try and even the odds for those of us too poor to pay $1 million for a two bedroom apartment above a bakery.


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Container House – $60,000 home builds in four days with 3 workers, a crane, wrench and a drill
cool tech April 21, 2014 posted by

Grow Up Hydrogarden – the all in one garden for people without the space or time

Gardens are definitely cool, even if they do tend to take a bit of work to manage. But at least you get some exercise and the fruits – sometimes literally – of your labor are on show for everyone to see. But what happens if you don’t have the space or the time to do the whole full on dig and dirt thing?


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Grow Up Hydrogarden – the all in one garden for people without the space or time
Eco Friendly April 18, 2014 posted by

Add to your decor with colorful tiles made from recycled glass

Let’s face it. Home decorating is always about finding the latest and greatest thing that you fall in love with. And if you’re into Made in America, the choices, thankfully, are becoming a big broader. A San Jose, California company called Fireclay Tile makes beautiful glass tiles. Handmade by northern California artisans, they use 100 percent locally sourced recycled glass. It’s all part of the company’s commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices. These lovely tiles are available in 40 colors, with…


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Add to your decor with colorful tiles made from recycled glass
Awesome April 18, 2014 posted by

Open Source Seed Initiative – making sure non-patented seeds are kept alive for future generations

“This Open Source Seed pledge is intended to ensure your freedom to use the seed contained herein in any way you choose, and to make sure those freedoms are enjoyed by all subsequent users. By opening this packet, you pledge that you will not restrict others’ use of these seeds and their derivatives by patents, licenses, or any other means. You pledge that if you transfer these seeds or their derivatives they will also be accompanied by this pledge.”


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Open Source Seed Initiative – making sure non-patented seeds are kept alive for future generations
Awesome April 17, 2014 posted by

Imagine your luggage is just code – get ready for a future where we don’t own things, but instead make and destroy on demand

Finnish designer and creative director of 3D systems, Janne Kyttanen, has recently posted a video outlining a possible future where 3D printing is embedded in our lives in a completely new way. He asks us to imagine a world where everything we own – in this case specifically our vacation luggage – is stored as nothing but computer code. Instead of carrying our belongings with us on holiday, the idea is we print it all out at our destination on…


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Imagine your luggage is just code – get ready for a future where we don’t own things, but instead make and destroy on demand
cool tech April 16, 2014 posted by

Arion 1 – aiming to be the fastest human powered vehicle in history

Forty times more aerodynamic than a Bugatti Veyron and with a top speed of 90 mph, the Arion 1 is aiming to be the fastest human powered vehicle in history. The bicycle, or more accurately velocipede, is the brainchild of an engineering team at the University of Liverpool in the UK, and it will attempt the world record in September 2015 in Nevada, USA.


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Arion 1 – aiming to be the fastest human powered vehicle in history