The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse

Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 by

The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse is an ecological treasure trove of art & craft materials, educational supplies, vintage furniture, home décor, paper goods, fabric, and much more. Founded in 1979 by two Oakland public school teachers, the Depot promotes solid waste diversion and resource conservation through the Depot store and environmental education programs […]

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High Line-Style Project For Sydney Aims To Deliver The Goods

Posted on Friday, November 23rd, 2012 by

Old railroads are all the rage when it comes to adaptive reuse. New York City kicked off the trend with its High Line park, which officially opened to the public last year. Now we’ve got Chicago’s long-anticipated rails-to-trails park system, the Bloomingdale Trail, set for completion in 2014, with plans for a smaller-scale but similar […]

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Starbucks Opens New Reclamation Drive Thru Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

Posted on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 by

If you happen to be passing through Tukwila, Washington, make a pit stop at Starbucks’ brand new reclaimed shipping container coffee shop. The first in what could possibly be a new branding strategy, the Reclamation Drive-Thru is built out of four shipping containers and has been designed to LEED green building standards. Designed in-house by […]

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N.J. man powers house with hybrid car

Posted on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 by

Bob Sakala bought his Toyota Prius Hybrid to save gas. In the week since Hurricane Sandy, he powered his home on three-quarters of a tank of gas. read more new-jersey-power-gas-prius-hybrid-car-paramus-177998891.html

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Four African Teens Create Pee-Powered Energy Generator

Posted on Thursday, November 15th, 2012 by

Yes thats right! Using a resource that everyone has, the girls developed a generator that  produces six hour of power for one liter of urine. Here’s how it works: Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which cracks the urea into nitrogen, water, and hydrogen. The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification, which […]

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Making Renewable Energy Lemonade from Biomass Lemons

Posted on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 by

The Pine Beetle Problem: At least one University of Washington chemical engineer is working on a thermo-chemical conversion technology that should make renewable energy “lemonade” from a particularly problematic batch of biomass “lemons.” The goal is not only to produce an economically-viable new source of renewable liquid bio-fuel targeted for use as bio-diesel or aviation […]

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Method debuts bottle made from ocean plastic

Posted on Friday, October 12th, 2012 by

The Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch is a disgusting stew of plastic waste. There are a variety of educational efforts in effect to reduce the amount of plastic waste finding its way to oceans and now Method is doing something about the waste that is already there. Yesterday, the eco-friendly cleaning product company announced […]

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