Beautiful Harvest Dome Constructed from 450 Found Umbrellas Floats Atop NYC Waterways

Posted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 by

The cactus-like 24-foot-diameter orb was built entirely out of over 400 disposed umbrella skeletons collected around NYC and a ring of 128 two-liter soda bottles to keep it afloat. A bright addition to Harvest Dome 2.0 is the LED lights inserted into each bottle to create a glowing halo that illuminates the river at night. […]

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San Rafael elementary students craft bench from trash, mud mixture

Posted on Friday, August 16th, 2013 by

The Peace on Earthbench project is a seed of inspiration…what’s your seed? The One Seed Organization is dedicated to developing partnerships to inspire and support youth to learn creative and innovative solutions to their communities environmental challenges. read more about The One Seed Organisation

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Crayola creates recycling program at urging of Bay Area kids

Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 by

Students at Sun Valley Elementary School in San Rafael learned first hand that persistence really does pay off. A year ago in April they asked Crayola to come up with a recycling program for old markers. When that didn’t work they went online and created a change.org petition that drew more than 90,000 signatures. The […]

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Artist converts vintage suitcases into ‘Nest Colonies’

Posted on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 by

Many a vintage store has an old suitcase or two in stock, and while we’ve seen these classics turned into everything from lovely furniture to fully functioning speakers, American artist Robert Lach turns these discards into bird-inspired sculptures he calls “Nest Colonies.” Lach collects various old specimens of American Tourister suitcases, and finely shreds […]

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A new trash-to-energy plant planned for Arizona

Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 by

On Monday Abengoa said it plans to build a $110 million factory in Glendale that will turn city garbage into electricity. Chicago-based power company Vieste Energy will own the planned factory, and Abengoa will build it and run it for 30 years. Construction will take 20 months, and create 50 jobs, says Abengoa. When fully […]

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The Chug-A-Lug Will Turn a Plain Old Jar Into a Cute Portable Drinking Glass

Posted on Friday, May 10th, 2013 by

Chug-A-Lug is a handcrafted  leather cozy that can be slipped onto just about any jar, turning it into a  portable cup or even a hanging flower vase. The design also features a handy  clip that can be affixed to just about any bag, ensuring that you’ll keep  on chuggin’ everywhere you go. Chug-A-Lugs have been crafted to […]

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How to build your own Recycled Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

Posted on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 by

How to make one in eight easy steps… click here

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Garbage Homes – Bolivia

Posted on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 by

Ingrid Vaca Diez is on a mission to build better homes for the poor. With few funds and little support, she uses the only resource she can find in abundance – empty plastic bottles. Her own life in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, is one of relative comfort but she is shocked by the rising level of […]

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BioBot 20: A Biodiesel Plant For Your Kitchen Counter

Posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 by

The BioBot 20 is a small, portable waste oil processor designed to be used on a table top or work bench. It’s capable of converting used kitchen oils into environmentally-friendly fuel that can then be used to power your biodiesel-ready car rather than clog your drain. read more original article Earthtechling

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Summer Programs – Hair Boom Oil Demo -Click and Watch

Posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 by

You shampoo because hair collects oil.  That means it can collect petroleum oil spills too.  Over 300,000 pounds of hair are cut each day in the US and not to mention all the clippings from pet groomers. We hope you’ll enjoy this little film about our charity’s “Oil Spill Hair Mats watch?v=2Q0cL4GsSqw&feature=autoplay&list=UUKvB0zRBOb2rFQDBsQyAMlg&playnext=1

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