Adidas Makes Shoes Out of Plastic Pulled From the Ocean

November 19, 2016 at 4:57 am




Adidas is helping clean up the ocean by fishing out plastic bottles and using them to make shoes

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7 Easy Ways to Live Without Disposable Plastic

October 21, 2016 at 1:21 am




Time to evolve beyond disposable plastic. Here’s how:
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Brewery Creates Edible Six-Pack Rings that Feed, Rather Than Kill, Marine Life

October 5, 2016 at 3:54 pm




Craft brewery could influence big beer and soft drink companies to replace plastic six-pack rings with edible ones, potentially saving millions of sea creatures

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5 Simple Ways to Save Trees and Stop Deforestation

October 4, 2016 at 2:31 pm

Deforestation adds more atmospheric CO2 than all the cars and trucks in the world put together. Here’s how to stop it:




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Global Forest Watch calculates that the pre-industrial world was covered by a vast 24 million square miles of forest. In the past 150 years humans have cut that number in half. Less than 5 million of the remaining 12 million square miles of forest is original high-grade or “old growth” forest.

Europe has only 5 thousand square miles of this “frontier” forest left, on a continent that was once almost entirely woodland. Deforestation there drove colonial efforts into west Africa, where the ancient mahogany forests are now severely decimated.

Why Cob Houses are the “Best Bang for Your Buck”

February 18, 2016 at 3:22 am




Cob or “adobe” houses are cheap, energy efficient, termite-proof, fire-proof, earthquake-resistant, non-toxic, beautiful and can last thousands of years.

cobhouse__Hobbit_H_2745149kImages of a cob house built for under $250 in England two years ago have been re-circulating the internet lately, inspiring tiny-house-enthusiasts and back-to-the-landers with hope that living off the grid on a low budget might not be too far out of reach.