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System change, laws and guidance

Governments’ dietary guidelines are harming the planet, study finds

Governments’ dietary guidelines are harming the planet, study finds | Food | The Guardian

How Can We Stop Using So Much Palm Oil? ⋆ A Rose Tinted World

How can we stop using so much palm oil? Are your shopping choices destroying rainforests? Find out how changing a few food items can help save the planet!

How carbon pricing works

Commission for Norwegian oil and gas giant, Statoil.

Localism 2020-2050 (well predicted from Helsinki, 2012). It’s all “Empathetic Communities” + “Local Loops”—after the breakdown… — THE ALTERNATIVE UK

Localism 2020-2050 (well predicted from Helsinki, 2012). It’s all “Empathetic Communities” + “Local Loops”—after the breakdown… — THE ALTERNATIVE UK

Twitter is a mixed-bag of a medium - but if you’ve curated your followers consciously enough, it can be an amazing mixture of town crier, morale booster and academic reading list. In this Coronavirus moment, we’re enjoying all three modes - but the last has turfed up a fascinating piece of futures t

How Would You Feel If Someone Just Turned You On And Left

Swedish supermarkets replace sticky labels with laser marking

Food retailers aiming to cut plastic packaging by ditching stickers on fruits and vegetables, instead using hi-tech ‘natural branding’

The Key to Surviving Climate Change? Build Tight-Knit Communities

People are realizing that when the floods come or the heat wave settles, neighbors are the true first responders. We must nurture those social ties.

SDG City Hall Talk #1: Antwerp - Localising the UN Sustainable Development Goals - CIFAL Flanders

What are the SDGs and why are they important for governments, local authorities, organisations and companies? CIFAL Flanders and the City of Antwerp welcome you on February 1st 2016 from 16h till 18h30, in the City Hall of Antwerp, for a UN City Hall Talk on Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. Join and learn about the 17... Read more »

Making

Skillshare Classes to Keep You Busy—and Give You a Break from the News—While Social Distancing | Colossal

Skillshare Classes to Keep You Busy—and Give You a Break from the News—While Social Distancing

Colossal | Art, design, and visual culture

Green Design

Make your space more sustainable with the latest information on industrial design and product design.

Green Design

Make your space more sustainable with the latest information on industrial design and product design.

Build a Solar Cooker for Just $5

Learn how to turn posterboard, aluminum foil, a shoelace, and a few binder clips into a solar cooker capable of reaching 375° F

Technology

Learn how technology can make life richer and less wasteful through practical applications.

Make Your Own Solar Backpack

Sure, you can buy one, but making one means it's customizable and you get to hone your DIY skills.

8 Art Supplies You Can Make at Home

Next time you need more paint, clay or other art supplies, just whip some up with ingredients already at home.

REMY/VEENHUIZEN Rug made from recycled blankets

From our favorite Dutch design duo Tejo Remy and Rene VeenHuizen comes an awesome reclaimed material rug to cozy up to. Made from recycled blankets, the rug

Upholstery Fabric Repurposed Into Seating

We always hate it when someone thinks of something we haven’t, especially when it’s as cool as this. Camilla Hounsell Halvorsen is the brains behind the project and put some old upholstery fabric to great use, but can you guess what’s inside of it?An inner tube! With summer approaching, next time you walk down the pool accessory aisle make sure you take a look to see if there’s anything that can be covered and repurposed.

Fancy.com | Fancy What You Find & Buy What You Fancy!

Fancy is the place for you to find amazing things curated by our global community. Discover and collect the things you love, and buy it all in one place!

Honey Oatmeal Handmade Soap CreativeMeInspiredYou

These Honey Oatmeal Handmade Soaps are a great home craft that anyone can do, and are great for sensitive skin.

Collaborative Lamps That Weave Traditional Fibers With PET Plastic Waste

Colossal | Art, design, and visual culture

Precious Plastic Workspace

Build your plastic recycling workspace and let's try to fix plastic pollution together. We teach you how to do it in a container :)

An Algae Bioreactor From Recycled Water Bottles

An Algae Bioreactor From Recycled Water Bottles: In this instructable, we describe how to build a photo-bioreactor that uses algae to convert carbon dioxide and sunlight into energy. The energy that is produced is in the form of algae biomass. The photo-bioreactor is built from plastic recycle...

DIY Heat Recovery Ventilation. Heat Exchanger for our Yurt. How to resolve damp and mould in a Yurt.

Cheap but effective Homemade Heat Exchange Ventilation system. Around 50% efficient. (Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...

Holistic green living

Rakib on Twitter

“RT Lily_Startups: Adaptive Circular Cities [Infographic] #SmartCity #IoT #5G #CyberSecurity #infosec #BigData #GreenLiving #MachineLearning #P2P MT Fisher85M cc insidestat JacBurns_Comext gvalan JeffreyBuskey StartGrowthHack mt worldtrendsinfo https://t.co/YbTFmfHov7”

Localism 2020-2050 (well predicted from Helsinki, 2012). It’s all “Empathetic Communities” + “Local Loops”—after the breakdown… — THE ALTERNATIVE UK

Localism 2020-2050 (well predicted from Helsinki, 2012). It’s all “Empathetic Communities” + “Local Loops”—after the breakdown… — THE ALTERNATIVE UK

Twitter is a mixed-bag of a medium - but if you’ve curated your followers consciously enough, it can be an amazing mixture of town crier, morale booster and academic reading list. In this Coronavirus moment, we’re enjoying all three modes - but the last has turfed up a fascinating piece of futures t

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The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben review – a revolution in how we regard other species

The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben review – a revolution in how we regard other species | Science and nature books | The Guardian

Culture

From history and the arts to travel and fashion, we take a broad look at culture in the context of sustainability.

Stackable Urban Beehive is Perfect for Beginner Beekeepers

Rowan Dunford's Urban Beehive is a stackable, easily assembled hive for city dwellers.

Collaborative Lamps That Weave Traditional Fibers With PET Plastic Waste

Colossal | Art, design, and visual culture

100 Kid-Friendly Healthy Snack Ideas (GF, Dairy-Free, Paleo)

These healthy snack ideas for kids (and for adults too!) are the perfect on the go bites to keep your child from getting hungry!

The most effective individual steps to tackle climate change aren't being discussed

Governments and schools are not communicating the most effective ways for individuals to reduce their carbon footprints, according to new research.

The Buyerarchy of Needs

From The Story of Stuff: Katy Wolk-Stanley “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.” Click HERE to follow The Non-Consumer Advocate on Twitter. Click HERE to follow The Non-Consumer Advocate on Instagram. Click HERE to join The Non-Consumer Advocate Facebook group. Click HERE to follow The Non-Consumer

Graphic Design Inspiration, Resources & Freebies | UCreative.com

A Place for Graphic Designers to Find Inspiration and Articles. Find Resources and Other Freebies in One Place.

Plants, gardens & permaculture

Making A Spore Print: How To Harvest Mushroom Spores

The most common method for harvesting spores from mushrooms is the making of a spore print. What the heck is a spore print, you ask? Read this article to find out, and learn how to harvest mushroom spores.

A Raised Bed Like No Other! Behold The Ancient Permaculture Benefits of Hugelkultur

Hugelkultur raised beds are like no other! They hold moisture, build fertility and maximize surface volume so you get double the yield when harvest comes.

Grow Your Own Mushrooms at Home

How to assemble your own DIY mushroom kit. Including lots of fascinating information about these amazing fungi, and why you should consider growing them for your health and well-being.

Grow Your Own Mushrooms at Home

How to assemble your own DIY mushroom kit. Including lots of fascinating information about these amazing fungi, and why you should consider growing them for your health and well-being.

A New Hydroponic Planter Imprints Houseplants with Tessellating Root Systems

Colossal | Art, design, and visual culture

This Family Home Is Two Tiny Houses Connected by a Sunroom

When one tiny home isn't quite enough, how about adding another?

Three New Reasons to Visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden - Gallery - Garden Design

The greenest corner of Atlanta opened three new gardens on May 1: the Edible Garden, the Canopy Walk and the Cascades Garden. Always ahead of the curve when it comes to design and programming, the Atlanta Botanical Garden keeps visitors returning again and again. For more information visit atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

Start A Fire

What is permaculture? If you've never heard of it, you might want to take a peek at how it can benefit you and your life, along with the environment. Who knows? You might just learn to love it as much as one of our own Green Monsters!

Grow A High Tech Vegetable Garden Right In Your Kitchen

This indoor vegetable garden by Hyundai would allow you to grow organic vegetables all year long in your house. The plants would be a natural air purifier.

‘BioClay’ a ground-breaking discovery for world food security

A University of Queensland team has made a discovery that could help conquer the greatest threat to global food security – pests and diseases in plants.

Planet-kind products

The big list of ethical alternatives to Amazon (25+ stores!)

The big list of ethical alternatives to Amazon. For some, Amazon is a necessary evil. But for most, it’s a tool that aids the exploitation of people and planet.

Green Design

Make your space more sustainable with the latest information on industrial design and product design.

Technology

Learn how technology can make life richer and less wasteful through practical applications.

Technology

Learn how technology can make life richer and less wasteful through practical applications.

SolarPuff Lantern Is Inspired by Origami and an Earthquake

Small-scale solar panels promise many off-grid applications for renewable energy, and the SolarPuff is a particularly elegant example.

This New Gadget Promises to Transform Food Scraps Into Fertilizer in 24 Hours

The Zera Food Recycler, from Whirlpool Corporation's innovation incubator, WLabs, is a residential "composting" appliance for kitchen scraps.

Home

Learn how to make your home green to save money, conserve resources, live healthier, and have a lighter impact on the planet.

Leaf Shaped Silicone Pocket Cup Professes Your Love For The Planet | OhGizmo!

Disposable cups at the water cooler getting you down? You feel we’re kicking the planet ... Read more Leaf Shaped Silicone Pocket Cup Professes Your Love For The Planet

Unpaper Towels | Reusable Paper Towel Seed Packets Tree Saver Towel | Kitchen Towel | Snapping Cloth Paperless Towel

(Seed Packet print is seen in 1st and 2nd photos) Make a resolution to stop using paper towels and switch to cloth! Tree Saver Towels, reusable "paper" towels, or unpaper towels are the perfect replacement to buying paper that is only used once and thrown away. Features: **Each set has TWELVE 10"x11" towels **Towels are made from a 100% cotton print (the print you will receive is featured in the FIRST AND SECOND photos) and backed with a lush and thirsty 100% cotton terry cloth (just like…

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100+ Coolest / Best Gadgets for Men | Cool New Toys in 2020[Updated Daily]

Daily updated list of best gadgets available to men. The latest unique toys every men must have in 2020!

First sustainable Lego pieces to go on sale

Range including leaves, bushes and trees made entirely from plant-based plastic sourced from sugar cane will be available later this year

Reusable tampon applicator is a "period product for the 21st-century"

This reusable, self-cleaning tampon applicator has been designed by start-up Dame to offer women a more sustainable alternative to throwaway counterparts

Seed Bombs - B. Lovely Events

Happy Monday Lovelies! Hope your weekend was fabulous! There are so many things to cover in the month of April and May my mind is exploding with ideas. This week look out for Earth Day ideas, April 22nd this year, and bridal shower ideas for April showers. Then Cinco de mayo is rapidly coming up […]

Premium Chocolate gifts

Extraordinary British chocolate gifts for everyone, from chocolate boxes to vegan milk alternatives and 100% Cocoa

Make your own drinking cups for kids with SipSnap lids | Cool Mom Picks

Ditch all those plastic sippy cups and make your own drinking cups for kids using any glass you've got with SipSnap lids. Why didn't we think of this!

Oko Norm Bee's Wax Crayons 12 pack

Welcome to Little Acorns to Mighty Oaks.

Zeoform: A New Plastic That Turns Hemp Into Almost Anything - Leaf Science

A new type of plastic removes the need for fossil fuels and toxic chemicals, replacing it with a simple mixture of hemp and water

Greener clothes

10 Eco Friendly Vegan Fashion Brands We Love - Eluxe Magazine

Eco Friendly Vegan Brands, sustainable vegan fashion brands, animal free fashion brands that dont pollute the earth, plastic free vegan fashion

Host A Clothing Swap: Throw A Party + Raid Your BFF's Closet

Feed your inner shop-a-holic without spending a cent: host a clothing swap! Ashley Rae of Our Body Book walks us through the process, step by step.

Greener buildings

How An Eco Friendly Houseboat Can Set You Free - Eluxe Magazine

Escape lockdowns by living in an eco friendly houseboat, the pros and cons of living on a houseboat, the freedom of living on a boat

How to Build an Earthbag Dome For $300 - Off Grid World

Earthbag houses are typically simple to design and build, especially when building a dome-shaped home. See exactly how this Earthbag dome was constructed.

LUO Studio incorporates abandoned concrete foundations in new centre

LUO Studio has extended the abandoned foundations and concrete columns of a residential project with a timber-framed upper storey for a commiunity centre.

How An Eco Friendly Houseboat Can Set You Free - Eluxe Magazine

Escape lockdowns by living in an eco friendly houseboat, the pros and cons of living on a houseboat, the freedom of living on a boat

Making A Spore Print: How To Harvest Mushroom Spores

The most common method for harvesting spores from mushrooms is the making of a spore print. What the heck is a spore print, you ask? Read this article to find out, and learn how to harvest mushroom spores.

10 Eco Friendly Vegan Fashion Brands We Love - Eluxe Magazine

Eco Friendly Vegan Brands, sustainable vegan fashion brands, animal free fashion brands that dont pollute the earth, plastic free vegan fashion

A Raised Bed Like No Other! Behold The Ancient Permaculture Benefits of Hugelkultur

Hugelkultur raised beds are like no other! They hold moisture, build fertility and maximize surface volume so you get double the yield when harvest comes.

Grow Your Own Mushrooms at Home

How to assemble your own DIY mushroom kit. Including lots of fascinating information about these amazing fungi, and why you should consider growing them for your health and well-being.

Grow Your Own Mushrooms at Home

How to assemble your own DIY mushroom kit. Including lots of fascinating information about these amazing fungi, and why you should consider growing them for your health and well-being.

The big list of ethical alternatives to Amazon (25+ stores!)

The big list of ethical alternatives to Amazon. For some, Amazon is a necessary evil. But for most, it’s a tool that aids the exploitation of people and planet.

Governments’ dietary guidelines are harming the planet, study finds

Governments’ dietary guidelines are harming the planet, study finds | Food | The Guardian

How Can We Stop Using So Much Palm Oil? ⋆ A Rose Tinted World

How can we stop using so much palm oil? Are your shopping choices destroying rainforests? Find out how changing a few food items can help save the planet!

How to Build an Earthbag Dome For $300 - Off Grid World

Earthbag houses are typically simple to design and build, especially when building a dome-shaped home. See exactly how this Earthbag dome was constructed.

A New Hydroponic Planter Imprints Houseplants with Tessellating Root Systems

Colossal | Art, design, and visual culture

Rakib on Twitter

“RT Lily_Startups: Adaptive Circular Cities [Infographic] #SmartCity #IoT #5G #CyberSecurity #infosec #BigData #GreenLiving #MachineLearning #P2P MT Fisher85M cc insidestat JacBurns_Comext gvalan JeffreyBuskey StartGrowthHack mt worldtrendsinfo https://t.co/YbTFmfHov7”

How carbon pricing works

Commission for Norwegian oil and gas giant, Statoil.