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GiraDora is a portable pedal-power washing and dryer machine to increase efficiency of washing clothes by hand in undeveloped communities around the globe. They’re in prototype phase and the cost will be less than US$ 40,00.
Filed under: Cool, Design, Eco Home, Lifestyle, Slow Life, Urban Mobility | Tags: edited life., fold, house, trailer
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Filed under: Cool, Eco Home, Green, Outdoor, Slow Life, Urban Mobility | Tags: eco-friendly, home, life edited., mini house
Wouldn’t it be nice to live like a snail, carrying your house on your back? Well, if you said “no” maybe you’ll at least agree that this is a super cool and cute mini home. The Leaf House is an eco-friendly home on wheels built by Laird Herbert from Yukon, Canada. Using recycled and natural materials during the building process, this tiny house is also weather resistant and can sleep up to four people.
Filed under: Awareness, Cool, Eco Home, Food, Green, Lifestyle, New Ideas, Organic, Slow Life, Take Action, Urban Farming, Vegetarian | Tags: Awereness, Organic Food., Urban Farming
Thinking of starting your own urban farm? Well, those guys (ladies, actually) can help you out – Victory Gardens is a team of urban farmers for hire who can create your residential or commercial space for food production. Aiming to unify people within their communities for a common goal, Lisa, Sam and Sandra are challenging the way our city uses space through urban farming. If you live in Vancouver, you may join their upcoming workshops:
Container Garden Workshop will teach how to grow tomatoes on June 9th, from 9:30 – 11:00am. Each participant will walk away with a handmade cedar box planted with tomato and basil.
One litre is your limit.
Theory say we waste almost six liters of water and use only one, while washing hands. Regarding it there’s a new curious, but obvious tap. Designed by three young chinese fellas: Yonggu Do, Dohyung Kim and Sewon Oh, this new tap has a tube on it, where you can only use one litre each time you open it. But it is not like those taps that stay leaking for 30 seconds. You may close it if you use less than a litre. And that’s the innovation feature of this taps.
If you live in a tropical country, you definetly knows how terrible it is to sleep when it’s too hot. And, probably knows too how harmful for the enviroment the air conditioners are. The Evening Breeze it’s a company that makes beds with integrated cooling system – and the best thing of all – noiseless and cheaper!
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The COTTON FROM BLUE TO GREEN is an ONG that colects used denim and give it “new life” by converting it to UltraTouch Natural Cotton Fiber Insulation. The insulation is then provided to communities in need to assist with building efforts. UltraTouch is composed of 85% recycled cotton fibers and is an environmentally safe, non-itch insulation without carcinogenic warnings or chemical irritants. It provides exceptional thermal performance and acoustically provides 30% better sound absorption than traditional fiberglass insulation. In addition, it is one of the only insulating products that contains an active mold/mildew inhibitor. First created in 2006, they had a total of 14,566 pieces of denim collected nationwide.
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