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.
The first ever compostable toothbrush made from Ingeo, which is a plant-based material. Product created by canadian brand World Centric.
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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.
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.
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!
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 happens twice a year in Tempe Beach, Arizona and the group decides what movie to watch!
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).
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!