My Green World’s Blog


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.

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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.



Relay Rides
July 31, 2012, 5:49 PM
Filed under: Awareness, New Ideas, Sharing, Take Action, Urban Mobility

On-demand car service is a great idea now widely spread by ZipCar  in U.S. and Canada and Autolib, in Paris. Having said that, Relay Rides might be even better: working like Airbnb for the automotive world, it allows peer-to-peer car rentals, taking people’s dusty cars to work and making some extra $ for their owners.


From LifeEdited.



Los Sopranos, Barcelona
July 27, 2012, 3:58 PM
Filed under: Food, Recycling

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Spanish architect Pedro Scattarella made an insanely cool rustic upcycled pizzeria in Gava, Barcelona. All furniture came from old shipping containers and boxes. The whole interior environment was inspired by the harbour warehouses of New York. Seams like cointainer-made restaurants, shops are settling down as a huge fad!

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Via Ciclo Vivo and Ideas to steal.



Bike-In-theater
July 25, 2012, 1:50 PM
Filed under: bike, Cool, Cycling, New Ideas, Outdoor, Urban Mobility

Leave your car at home, grab your bike and join a  pop-up movie theater for cyclists. Projects like this are poping everywhere! Here, some examples of successful initiatives.

BIKE-IN-THEATER

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Bike-in-theater, that was a huge success last year in NYC, is now asking for fundings to keep the event free at Kickstarter. Simple and fun, like all the best ideas… (Via PSFK)

BIKE-IN

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BIKE-IN happens twice a year in Tempe Beach, Arizona and the group decides what movie to watch!

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The CYCLE-IN, in London, allows you to to plug your bike into a generator, hop on, and start pedaling away for an entirely human-powered movie experience (A/N Blog).



MCDONALD’S REUSABLE COFFEE CUPS
July 25, 2012, 1:29 PM
Filed under: Awareness, Cool, Design, Green Labels, Recycling

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It is nice to see big brands joining the sustainable club. In France, McDonald’s made a (very cute) set of reusable cups designed by Patrick Norguet. The disposable Styrofoam coffee cups are being replaced by stylish ceramic cups with protective wrap bands in six different colors. Cups will still be free!

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via PSFK