My Green World’s Blog


Repair Café
March 27, 2015, 2:59 PM
Filed under: Awareness, bike, DIY, Green, Lifestyle, Recycling, Sharing, Slow Life, Swap, Take Action, Urban Spaces

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Repairing things is, nowadays, very “retro”. People just buy a new one. But the Repair Café, now a worldwide silently protesting against the planned obsolescence. They have all necessary tools to fix clothes, electrical appliances, bikes, furniture, etc and also repair specialists such as electricians, seamstresses, carpenters and bicycle mechanic. The great and innovative idea aims to teach people “to see their possessions in a new light.” and realizing all the perks of repairing their own things.

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This is a great initiative to help us to reconsider the way we consume and relate to consumer goods. Since its beginning, the Repair Café has prevented a 3,200kg of wast around the globe.

From: Hypeness.

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Trash Out
August 15, 2012, 4:25 PM
Filed under: Awareness, Digital, DIY, Green, Lifestyle, New Ideas, Outdoor, Recycling, Take Action

TrashOut is a free crowdsourcing app which gives users a way to report illegal dumps. Users comment reports, upload pictures, check the TrashMap  and also be rewarded with badges for reporting and helping to clean up public spaces.

Available for iOS and Android.



Cool Roofs
August 14, 2012, 4:32 PM
Filed under: Awareness, Cool, DIY, Green

New York City is painting it WHITE.

In a collaboration between NYC Service and the NYC Department of Buildings, this project facilitate the cooling of city’s rooftops.  When roofs are reflectives (like white) it helps to reduce cooling costs during summer by cutting energy usage and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Anyone living in NYC can get involved.



Compostable Toothbrush
August 14, 2012, 11:32 AM
Filed under: Awareness, Beauty, Green, Organic, Recycling

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The first ever compostable toothbrush made from Ingeo, which is a plant-based material. Product created by canadian brand World Centric.

Via Springwise



Human-powered washer machine
August 2, 2012, 1:29 PM
Filed under: Awareness, Charity, Design, DIY, Eco Home, Green, Nature, New Ideas, Slow Life, Take Action

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.

Via Springwise.



Flying Bikes
July 5, 2012, 8:25 PM
Filed under: bike, Cycling, Design, Green, Lifestyle, New Ideas, Outdoor, Urban Mobility | Tags:

This is just surreal and I can’t wait to have one of those!

Read about it here.

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Library Desk
July 3, 2012, 2:32 PM
Filed under: Awareness, Design, Green, New Ideas, Recycling | Tags: , ,

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Incredible information/reception desk of a Library reusing old books to build it up!

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Via Design we Trust