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Society & Environment

31 Mar 2015

Peeback Paint

A neighborhood association, Interessengemeinschaft St. Pauli e.V., put “Don’t pee here” signs all along the Reeperbahn. Now the people who choose to ignore the message will be punished without further notice. The walls were recently covered with a
30 Mar 2015

Trash to Toys Design

In a remote rural village in Kenya or Malawi, you won’t find a toy store, but you’ll probably find a shop selling soda. That fact inspired an idea: What if old soda bottles and other packaging could
20 Mar 2015

Re-Nuble Nutrient Solution from Vegetative Waste

Re-Nuble has developed an innovative process that transforms food waste into high-performing, low-cost nutrients, not only keeping waste out of the landfill but also providing organic fertilizer alternatives for hydroponic growers. More affordable, healthier inputs means more
18 Mar 2015

Urinal Powered Prototype

Not only is this prototype an ingenious way of providing electricity by using a set of microbial fuel cell (MFC) convertor stacks powered by urine, but it may also help to harness and reduce the vast amounts
17 Mar 2015

Gift Economics

Mark Boyle, better known as the “Moneyless man“, is bringing his message of unconditional giving to a permaculture project in Ireland called An Teach Saor; Gaeilge for “the free house.” When it’s complete, Boyle’s community center will offer
16 Mar 2015

Build From Retired Materials

Seattle-based design/build firm Dwell Development LLC partnered with architect Julian Weber to realize this net-zero house in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood. The eco-friendly digs combine modern design with consciously chosen, local materials, that are either natural, recycled,
5 Mar 2015

Bioplastics Provide Economic Opportunity in Small Towns

One of the great challenges of living green is making changes that are green at every level. For example, what good is an electric car that must be charged from a coal-operated power plant? Bioplastics are a
26 Feb 2015

My Terrace Farmer

NEDERLAND — Startup Solar Greens Co. in Nederland is working on fulfilling the first 16 orders of its balcony-size greenhouses, with plans for an official launch in the fall once pre-production and external field-testing are complete. The
26 Dec 2014

#setinthestreet

Trending in New York City is an art project by two artists which sees them creating art installations from materials and items found (discarded) around their neighbourhood. Based on an interview with The Daily Beat, one of
15 Dec 2014

SolaRoad Solar Bike Path

Cycling is a characteristic passion of the Netherlands, where bikes outnumber people. As of November, the country is home to the first solar bike path, SolaRoad. As sunlight hits the solar panel-paved route, energy is absorbed and
20 Nov 2014

Sewage Mining Revolution

The SRS (Sewage Recycling System) by Applied CleanTech is a ground-breaking technology for recycling sewage solids in wastewater treatment plants. This revolutionary treatment approach extracts the bio-solid waste from sewage water on-site, and recycles it into Recyllose
7 Oct 2014

Kinetic Energy-Powered Football Stadium

It’s a strange partnership, but Brazilian football legend Pelé and Shell Oil have teamed up to launch the world’s first player-powered community football field–right in the heart of a Rio de Janeiro slum. Built for the Morro