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Tiny House Movement
June 11, 2012, 1:38 PM
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The Tiny House Movement is for people who build and inhabit small homes that are tiny-sized, up to 500 sq ft (or 46,5m2). It’s about a philosophical choice: live a simpler life, learn to live with fewer consumer goods, freedom from mortgages, etc. Anyone considering joining the movement? Tiny House Listing site already provides real state guide. 

From: Life Edited

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Candy machines turn seed bomb
April 28, 2010, 10:36 PM
Filed under: New Ideas, Recycling, Take Action, Uncategorized

Called as “Gerrilla Gardening” GreenAid is now using old candy machines as seed bombs machines. A mix of clay, compost and seeds that can be thrown into derelict urban sites to transform them – and make them greener! As it seems, it is already quite famous around L.A. Cool :]



Cool Luminaire
April 17, 2009, 2:48 PM
Filed under: Cool, Eco Home, New Ideas, Recycling, Uncategorized

Created by Kianee, an german and pretty creative girl, this is a luminaire made from pots of yoghurt. Instead of throwing 70 plastic pots in the bin, you can too make this for your own home. She amended all with metal rings, and the result is amazing.

It’s good to remind: you can do it at home, but use Cold Lamp Fluorescent so the plastics won’t melt!

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Eco-bus
April 9, 2009, 8:28 AM
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As cities around the world try to get cars off the roads, there’s been increasing emphasis on public transportation, ride-sharing, telecommuting and bicycling as eco-minded alternatives. One we hadn’t yet seen, however, is a luxury eco-bus used to give commuters a high-end ride to work.

San Francisco now requires that all employers with 20 workers or more offer a transit benefit program to support greener commuting. With that in mind, Bauer’s Worldwide Transportation recently launched Wi-Drive, a green, weekday bus service that offers high-end transportation for commuters. Targeting professionals who wouldn’t normally consider public transportation, Wi-Drive aims to emulate the comfort of a limousine or company shuttle. Padded leatherette seats, wifi, LCD screens, ports for phones and iPods, and work tables at each prereserved seat are among the amenities Wi-Drive commuters can enjoy, as well as the availability of food and beverages and an attendant on duty. The 52-seat vehicles themselves, meanwhile, run on CNG, propane or bio-fuel, and most stops on their routes are close to major companies or transit hubs. Bauer’s will also work with companies or groups of commuters to build custom routes, and it has partnered with pre-tax transit programs Commuter Checks and WageWorks to integrate their offerings as well. One-way prices on Wi-Drive are USD 8.20 for most trips among Marin County, San Francisco and San Jose.widrive

From: Springwise



Green Resort
March 25, 2009, 6:15 PM
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Six Senses Hideaway Hua Hin, Thailand.
If a hotel or resort doesn’t say much or anything at all about its environmental and eco-practices on its home page (hey, a simple link is enough), it’s hard to take them seriously. Communicating green to guests and prospective guests is important, so in some ways if a hotel isn’t talking about it, they might as well not be doing it. This communication seems more fraught with difficulty the more luxurious a hotel or resort is, perhaps because asking guests to re-use towels seems crazy when charging them $400 to $1,000 a night. Perhaps that is why Six Senses, located 200 kilometers southwest of Bangkok, wrote its own pamphlet on its green practices. Some efforts are slightly incomprehensible–like switching from 60 to 20 watt bulbs (why not CFLs?), and a carbon offset program (others are already doing it better). Others are much more in keeping with the environment: a permaculture organic vegetable garden and an orchard; a high-tech hydroponic garden; a hut for growing mushrooms; and, an electrically-propelled long boat.
From: http://www.treehugger.comhua-hin-eco-resort1hua-hin-spa-huts



Starve your bin
March 9, 2009, 4:04 PM
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This new campaign, launched by the website Recycle For London.

They say that around 60% of what we feed our black bins could be recycled.So… time to make your bin starved!

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Recycled bag made from Juice Pack
March 9, 2009, 3:54 PM
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They do amazing things in the Philippines with all those discarded portable juice packs people sip on here, there & everywhere! Enterprising women from a fair trade certified NGO (non-governmental organization) cut recycled juice packs into strips, fold and weave them together to create some very cool stuff! Well-made, vibrant, fashionable and functional are just some of the ways to describe these water-resistant handmade creations.

Here http://www.organicbug.com/ you can find tousands of nice gifts, clothes, cosmetics, etc. Susteinable, organic, recycled, and handmade stuff.

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