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12 Homes Made From Shipping Containers - Design Milk

12 Homes Made From Shipping Containers - Design Milk | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it
See how 12 architects used low-cost, environmentally-friendly shipping containers as modern alternatives in home design and architecture.
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What's a Bike Good For? Churning Ice Cream, Apparently

What's a Bike Good For? Churning Ice Cream, Apparently | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it
A store in downtown Los Angeles sells only pedal-churned frozen treats.
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Wonderbag

Wonderbag | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it

"The Wonderbag was developed to ease the social, economic and environment impacts of the current global circumstances. The Wonderbag is a non-electric, heat-retention cooker that allows food that has been brought to a boil on a stove fire, to continue cooking for hours after it has been removed from the fuel source."

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Look Ma, No Fuel! Flying Cross Country on Sun Power

Look Ma, No Fuel! Flying Cross Country on Sun Power | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it
This week one of the strangest flying machines you've ever seen will start its journey across America--without a drop of fuel.
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Tokelau Becomes the World’s First Solar State

Tokelau Becomes the World’s First Solar State | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it
By Christina Madden at Green Futures



A Pacific island nation has made history by drawing 100% of its energy from the sun.
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Ride on! $20 cardboard bike may go into production soon

Ride on! $20 cardboard bike may go into production soon | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it

"Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni has created a functioning cardboard bicycle that he hopes to put into mass production in the next three months, according to a Reuters report."

 

"Despite being made almost entirely of cardboard, Gafni says the bike is strong, durable, fireproof and waterproof. And because it is made of cardboard, it will also be cheap. Gafni's business partner Nimrod Elmish told Reuters that he expects the bike to sell at retail stores for $20."

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Enough wind to power global energy demand: New research examines limits, climate consequences

Enough wind to power global energy demand: New research examines limits, climate consequences | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it
There is enough energy available in winds to meet all of the world's demand. Atmospheric turbines that convert steadier and faster high-altitude winds into energy could generate even more power than ground- and ocean-based units.
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Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, October 13, 2013 12:36 PM

There is way more wind energy than we need, and that is just wind energy.  If only we had avoided all the fossil fuel burning starting a couple hundred years ago, the world would be a very different place now, very much better I am sure.

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BioLite - BioLite Stove

BioLite - BioLite Stove | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it
BioLite Stoves make cooking on wood as clean, safe & easy as modern fuels while generating electricity to charge phones, lights and other electronics off-grid...
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Cultivate a Windowfarm

Cultivate a Windowfarm | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it

"Garden enthusiasts can grow indoor vegetables year round with Windowfarms.  A Windowfarm is a vertical, hydroponic growing system that allows for year-round growing in almost any window. It lets plants use natural window light, the climate control of your living space, and organic 'liquid soil.'"

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Solar Panel Program in Bangladesh Boosts Profits and Local Business - Sutmundo

Solar Panel Program in Bangladesh Boosts Profits and Local Business - Sutmundo | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it

"Bangladesh has a serious power problem. Nearly half of its 162-million population does not have access to electricity.  Light can change lives, which is why the residents of this small village are beaming about one project that is harnessing the power of the sun."

 

"Grameen Shakti a non-profit company in Bangladesh is introducing solar power, borrowing power, and girl power to the villagers all at the same time. The program trains village women to install and repair solar panels and electrical outlets on homes and businesses."

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The Edible City | American Society of Landscape Architects (VIDEO)

Watch an animation that shows how to turn a conventional community into an edible city. Learn how to transform unproductive spaces into agricultural landscapes that help fight obesity and reduce food deserts.
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Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, October 13, 2013 12:46 PM

An important part of the solution to unsustainable agriculture is growing food where people live, converting urban deserts into living land that can hold on to the water, build carbon-sequestering soil, and provide a large fraction of our food needs.

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Vienna Offers a Glimpse of the ‘Next Metropolis’

Vienna Offers a Glimpse of the ‘Next Metropolis’ | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it

"Everywhere you turn in Vienna, there is a clear commitment to building a smart and sustainable region, or what we call the “Next Metropolis.” The streets are filled with new bike lanes and modern tram cars, pushing the city to rely less on private automobile use. The picturesque buildings have been retrofitted, reducing energy consumption. And elected officials work tirelessly with the public on new investment proposals, generating broad support for public policy."

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MIT Creates Miracle Glass That's Glare-Free, Self-Cleaning, Water Repellent

MIT Creates Miracle Glass That's Glare-Free, Self-Cleaning, Water Repellent | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it
MIT researchers have come up with a way to texture the surface of glass to solve many problems of glare and dirt.
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Technology can turn waste heat into electricity at temperatures as low as 86 degrees

Technology can turn waste heat into electricity at temperatures as low as 86 degrees | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it
We've seen heat-to-electricity technologies that work with high temperatures, but this new breakthrough could allow waste heat to be harnessed from many more sources.
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From Holland, Bright Ideas for Highways

From Holland, Bright Ideas for Highways | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it
Under a Dutch plan, “smart” roads would include glow-in-the-dark markings, interactive streetlights, battery-charging e-lanes and illuminated foul-weather warnings.
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Powering Ohio Schools With Wind Energy

Powering Ohio Schools With Wind Energy | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it

"It took nearly seven years, but the blades are finally turning on a pair of wind turbines at the Archbold and Pettisville schools in northwestern Ohio, demonstrating how school districts can take control of their energy future and create educational opportunities for their kids at the same time."

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GravityLight: The Death of Kerosene Lamps?

GravityLight: The Death of Kerosene Lamps? | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it
London-based Martin Riddiford and Jim Reeves designed GravityLight to compete with, and triumph over, the kerosene lamp, which, aside from being a source of air pollution, affects the health of millions who breathe in its smoke.
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The One World Futbol Promises a Lasting Source of Fun in Poor Countries

The One World Futbol Promises a Lasting Source of Fun in Poor Countries | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it
For children in impoverished countries, where soccer balls donated by relief agencies often rip and quickly deflate, Tim Jahnigen has developed a ball that can last for decades.
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PHOTOS: Full Scale Model of NYC's LowLine Underground Park Unveiled on the Lower East Side! | Inhabitat New York City

PHOTOS: Full Scale Model of NYC's LowLine Underground Park Unveiled on the Lower East Side! | Inhabitat New York City | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it
Inhabitat has exclusive first photographs of the Imagining the LowLine - a full-scale exhibition of the proposed underground LowLine park on Manhattan's Lower East Side that just opened to the public on Essex Street in the LES.
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Delhi Plastic Manufacturing Ban Goes Into Effect Next Week

Delhi Plastic Manufacturing Ban Goes Into Effect Next Week | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it

"India's capital already has a ban on plastic shopping bags, far from fully enforced. The lastest anti-plastic action takes aim at plastic sheeting and packaging."

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Stairway Made From Milk Crates: Hit or Miss?

Stairway Made From Milk Crates: Hit or Miss? | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it
Danish design raises questions about the merits of upcycling vs recycling vs reuse, and also aesthetics vs environmentalism.
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20 Fun sites and videos that will show your kids how to be Green

20 Fun sites and videos that will show your kids how to be Green | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it

"You may know a lot about the simple things you can do every day to protect the environment. But do your kids? Here are links to some fun, instructional videos & sites that will help you show your kids how to be green."

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The Motorcycle Car

"Introducing the C-1, the world's first gyroscopically stabilized car. This vehicle combines the efficiency and freedom of a motorcycle with the safety and convenience of a car. Offering the alternated to alternatives on an exciting and safe platform, the C-1 transforms your daily commute into something to look forward to."

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EcoFridge Saves Time and Energy | Sustainability Workshop

EcoFridge Saves Time and Energy | Sustainability Workshop | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it

"In their New Product Development class, a team of UC Berkeley graduate engineering students were challenged to develop a cost-competitive, environmentally friendly refrigerator. The Berkeley team was paired with a group of industrial designers from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Mabe, an Mexican appliance manufacturer."

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Thirsty? Ditch the Plastic Bottle With This Drinking Fountain App

Thirsty? Ditch the Plastic Bottle With This Drinking Fountain App | Sustainable Design & Development | Scoop.it
Download WeTap to chart your city's drinking fountains—and help make them better.
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