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3D-printed desk accessories are made from bioplastic waste

3D-printed desk accessories are made from bioplastic waste

The new line of 3D-printed desk accessories made by Pearson Lloyd for brand Bene are even better than recycled plastic. They’re made from recycled bioplastic waste and food packaging that would otherwise end up in the landfill. The bFRIENDS accessories collection is a new joint venture between Pearson Lloyd, Bene and London 3D-print startup Batch.Works, who helped create the shapes […]

Two students made compostable water filters from food waste

Two students made compostable water filters from food waste

Pratt Institute graduate students Charlotte Böhning and Mary Lempres of Studio Doppelgänger created Strøm, a compostable water filters made from food waste. They’re a carbon filter made without fossil fuels, using kitchen scraps. You can use Strøm filters as substitutes for Brita cartridges, or add purifying filter sticks to bottles or glasses of water. There’s even a self-cleaning pitcher. Continue reading below […]

Clothes that rely on local workers and sustainable materials

Clothes that rely on local workers and sustainable materials

In relation to environmental responsibility of the fashion industry, that doesn’t mean changing styles with the seasons, but rather changing the entire concept of fast fashion. As consumers become increasingly aware of the damage traditional fashion is having on the planet, they are demanding garments that make a positive impact. Enter Catherine Fisher Clothing, a brand dedicated to the craft […]

Panama’s Indigenous Groups Wage High-Tech Fight for Their Lands

Panama’s Indigenous Groups Wage High-Tech Fight for Their Lands

On a blazing February morning, the Indigenous Wounaan territorial monitoring coordinator, two forest technicians, and a local farmer climbed into the mountains outside the fishing and farming community of Majé, near Panama’s Pacific coast. As they crossed the river, the farmer stopped and pointed up at an anteater in a tree. It was unusual to see this type of anteater […]

Free solar for LA homeowners offered by GRID Alternatives

Free solar for LA homeowners offered by GRID Alternatives

With the world struggling to cut emissions, home energy use is a key area that must be addressed. GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles, is working to help homeowners bridge the gap by providing the elusive solar power. The main aim of the organization is to help low- to medium-income homes access solar, initial investment costs notwithstanding. Continue […]

Global sand crisis caused by urbanization, reports UN

Global sand crisis caused by urbanization, reports UN

While everybody knows that water is a limited and much sought after resource, a new UN report announced that the world’s second most exploited resource is also in grave danger: sand. Global demand has surged to 50 billion tons annually and continues to grow. Without urgent action, the UN said we will face a “sand crisis.” Continue reading below Our […]

Satellite Images Show Disappearance of Iconic Canadian Glacier

Satellite Images Show Disappearance of Iconic Canadian Glacier

The Peyto Glacier in Canada’s Banff National Park has shrunk by around 70 percent over the last half-century, a dramatic change highlighted in newly released satellite imagery from NASA. Scientists have assembled a wealth of data on Peyto, which was selected as a reference glacier in 1968 for a UN water research initiative. Researchers have tracked changes in the glacier’s […]

Get freshly-roasted coffee delivered to your home

Get freshly-roasted coffee delivered to your home

Red Rooster Coffee is a small, family-run coffee company based in a town of 432 people in Floyd, Virginia. The business began as a community cafe opened by Red Rooster Coffee Cofounder Rose McCutchan along with her mother and sister. Seeing the need to upgrade the quality of their coffee offerings, Rose bought a roaster in 2010 and enlisted the […]

AI art stands in the middle of Mexico City

AI art stands in the middle of Mexico City

In Mexico City, MIRA’s new urban concept Neuchatel Cuadrante Polanco explores art and wellbeing with a look at the possible future of the Nuevo Polanco area. It’s a real estate complex owned by Ivanhoe Cambride and developed by MIRA to center on mobility, art, urbanism, design, community and efficiency. The development will house Latin America’s first artificial intelligence work of […]

Believe or not, this new vegan meat is made from air

Believe or not, this new vegan meat is made from air

Air Protein is an entirely unique approach to making meat substitutes. It literally turns air into protein, without methane gas release and other harmful effects from agriculture. Meat substitutes offer a plethora of benefits to the environment as a food source without deforestation, factory farming or carbon emissions. According to their website, Air Protein is an alternative that “eliminates compromise […]