When used as a material to build exercise or yoga gear, cork has a many advantages over plastic:
These are the safest and least toxic sunscreens and insect repellents I’ve found:
Zero emission paint is more expensive that regular paint — but it’s worth it for the health benefits. Interior paints can release toxic emissions into a room for months or even years.
Here is a list of eco-friendly gift wraps. These wrap are made with tree-free (lotka) paper or recycled paper:
These are some metaefficient experiments I’m currently running:
These plants are Neoregelia Bromeliads. In the wild, they grow in the trees of South American rainforests. Indoors, they make fine house plants.
These are the easiest microgreens to germinate and sprout:
This is list of companies that make organic clothing:
The airline industry is one of the nation’s biggest consumers of fuel – no surprise there – but new aircraft technology has dramatically improved planes’ fuel efficiency. Besides drastically cutting carbon emissions, more efficient jetliners have proven critical for airlines’ financial bottom lines, and companies clinging to outdated technology are paying the price, as evidenced
Wind turbines are one of the most promising sources of large-scale renewable power. Wind power doesn’t produce any pollutants, and unlike water or fuel resources, wind is literally an endless source of energy. However, wind farms do require a substantial amount of space, which is why a much more efficient design like the “Wind Lens”
Home improvement can pay for itself, and even put cash back in your pocket – if you’re putting your money in the right places. Renovations that increase your home’s energy efficiency aren’t just nice for the environment, they can be economical as well. The folks at One Block Off The Grid offer a great guide
The newest generation of home heating stoves, which burn fuel pellets instead of firewood, can be a great choice for fending off winter’s chilly temperatures. Pellet stoves are available in a wide range of styles and designs, and they can provide an extremely fuel-efficient source of heat.
Mexico City is a sprawling city with nearly 9 million residents, and some of the most densely populated neighborhoods in the world. So how could developers possibly squeeze a 65-story structure into the middle of the city’s historic district? Instead of building upwards, a newly proposed design calls for building down into the ground, creating
Bet you didn’t know that an electric car was the nation’s best-selling vehicle back in ’04. 1904, that is. If you think the late 1990’s were the dawn of this technology, think again – electric vehicles have been around for over a century. A new display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, part of
Automobiles are a major source of pollution (no surprise there). Cars also play a big role in our reliance on petroleum, which has its own environmental and socio-political baggage. So reducing your time behind the wheel may be the socially responsible thing to do, but it literally has a more direct payoff too – namely,
Urban living requires efficient use of space, but it can be a very environmentally-friendly lifestyle: city residents generally live in small homes with access to walkable neighborhoods and public transportation. One common downside is a lack of green space, but architect Stefano Boeri aims to change all that with his “Bosco Verticale” concept. Italian for
NASA’s space expertise means it’s virtually unmatched when it comes to creating efficient and sustainable environments for humans to live and work, and the innovative new office facility at their Ames Research Center near San Francisco is a showcase of intelligent and environmentally friendly design. Designed by William McDonough + Partners, the Sustainability Base draws
Massive rooftop solar arrays seem to be popping up at an accelerating rate, thanks in part to cheaper, more efficient solar panel technologies and financial incentives in the form of rebates and stabilized energy costs. Renault’s solar energy system at its French production facilities will dwarf most of the competition when it goes online next
At a glance, New York City might not seem like a particularly “green” town, given all its traffic and densely built-up neighborhoods. But on a per-capita basis, it consistently ranks as one of the most eco-friendly cities, thanks in large part to its unparalleled mass transit system and the small size of most homes and