Aimee Lutkin

Aimée is a freelance blogger based in Brooklyn.

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Community

This Co-Living Space Is Designed For Women Of Color Breaking Into Tech

SkyLab Boston wants to protect the neighborhood of Roxbury from gentrification while promoting diversity in the tech industry.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 day ago
News

Cape Town Introduces New Mascot To Bring Attention To Water Shortage Crisis

In a frightening situation, Cape Town has introduced an even scarier mascot.

By Aimee Lutkin
2 days ago
Living

This Energy-Efficient Cabin Was Also A Father And Son Building Project

An architecture firm designed a cabin to show what's possible with sustainable building techniques and some family know-how.

By Aimee Lutkin
5 days ago
News

60,000 Chinese Soldiers Are Going To Plant Trees To Fight Pollution

China is on a mission to cover more than 30,000 miles of land mass with trees, and they're devoting military resources to the project.

By Aimee Lutkin
6 days ago
Living

This Company Builds Hives You Can Install In Your Living Room

In an effort to raise awareness about our most important pollinator, the Beecosystem has developed a hive that can support a bee family in your home, right where everyone can see it.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 week ago
Living

This Tiny Egg-Shaped House Makes It Easy To Live Sustainably Off The Grid

This new prefab has thought of every aspect of off-the-grid living and put it into an easily transported unit that's both beautiful and efficient in its design.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 week ago
News

The Queen Of England Banned Plastic Straws And Bottles From Her Estates

The U.K. is making slow moves to end plastic waste through parliament and its Prime Minister, so the Queen is taking action.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 week ago
Community

Patagonia's New Site Connects You To Local Causes That Need Your Help

The company wants to show that they don't just talk about environmental responsibility and sustainable production—they live it.

By Aimee Lutkin
2 weeks ago
Food

Dunkin' Donuts Is Finally Ending Their Use Of Foam Cups

The franchise started looking for a way to switch from polystyrene to paper in 2011. It's taken a long time, but Dunkin' Donuts may no longer be running on foam.

By Aimee Lutkin
2 weeks ago
Community

'Plogging' Is The New Trend That Gets You Fit While Saving The Planet

This is something you can do running, walking, biking, or boarding, because garbage is everywhere.

By Aimee Lutkin
2 weeks ago
Renewables

Farmers Are Using Flowers To Beat Back Pests Instead Of Chemicals

New and precise techniques for monitoring how flowers impact surrounding crops makes the case for replacing pesticides with daisies.

By Aimee Lutkin
2 weeks ago
Community

This Small Town In Wales Has Gone Completely Plastic-Free

The village of Aberporth has gotten all of its local businesses to commit to ending plastic, after a local campaign merged with a larger awareness of how plastic is harming marine life.

By Aimee Lutkin
2 weeks ago
Food

'Detroit Hives' Is Turning Abandoned City Lots Into Bee Farms

This nonprofit organization is helping their community's safety and health, while growing strong beehives. Their tagline? "Work hard, stay bumble."

By Aimee Lutkin
3 weeks ago
Food

This Machine Makes Reusable Coffee Capsules You Can Customize

People have become addicted to pod-made single serving coffee, with disastrous environmental effects. There is a rush now to come up with the most functional, reusable cup model. This just might be it.

By Aimee Lutkin
3 weeks ago
Food

Advocates Push For Farmland To Eliminate Carbon Within Its Growth Cycle

Soil is an untapped resource in the fight against climate change, if we could just pay attention to it.

By Aimee Lutkin
3 weeks ago
Renewables

New Water 'Refill' Stations Encourage People To Ditch Plastic For Free

City to Sea is an organization that is working to end plastic waste when it comes to drinking water, by simply encouraging people just to ask to refill their bottles. It's working.

By Aimee Lutkin
3 weeks ago
Food

Restaurants Are Installing Their Own Mini Indoor Farms To Grow Mushrooms

Smallhold is a group that has combined technology and hydroponic growing systems to get fresh produce to restaurants—because the restaurants are growing their food right in the dining room.

By Aimee Lutkin
3 weeks ago
News

Coral Reefs In Central America Are Finally Getting Healthier

The four countries boarded by the Mesoamerican Reef have banded together to protect this important marine life ecosystem, boosting their own economy in the process.

By Aimee Lutkin
4 weeks ago
Renewables

Emmanuel Macron Promises Coal Power Plants Will Shut Down In France By 2021

The French president is taking a big step forward when it comes to clean energy.

By Aimee Lutkin
4 weeks ago
Renewables

How This Small Town In Mexico Uses Solar Power For Economic Justice

Ucareo is a small town in Mexico that could be vulnerable to predatory energy companies looking for land to develop. They're taking steps to make sure energy generated in their area will go benefit the community first.

By Aimee Lutkin
4 weeks ago
Living

This Floating Hotel Is An Eco-Friendly Winter Wonderland Come To Life

A company has come up with a new way to enjoy the Northern Lights: in the middle of a frozen river.

By Aimee Lutkin
4 weeks ago
Renewables

The European Union Is Working To Eradicate Plastic Waste By 2030

Changes in how European countries have been largely dealing with their plastic waste means the government needs to come up with a solution fast. They're turning to recycling.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 month ago
Renewables

Reforestation Is Becoming A Booming Business

Changes in technology and agriculture have made planting trees easier and less expensive, while changes to the climate have raised demand for the service.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 month ago
News

Popular U.K. Grocery Store Vows To Get Rid Of Plastic By 2023

Iceland Foods has been leaning on plastics for its well-known frozen food line in the U.K. They've decided they have the technology to get rid of plastic and make their packaging recyclable—and no excuse not to.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 month ago
Food

This Company Cracked The Code On Making Recyclable Coffee Cups

Most standard recycling facilities can't process disposable coffee cups, which means billions fill the trash every year. This company thinks they've got a new design that will change how people recycle.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 month ago
Renewables

Green Power Generated Almost All New Electric Capacity In 2017

The numbers for the last year of energy production tell a complicated story about the battle for renewable power.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 month ago
News

New York City Announces Plan To Divest From Fossil Fuels

As a city built along many coastal waterways, NYC is extremely vulnerable to rising waters caused by climate change. The mayor's office is working on a plan to place the responsibility for damage caused by greenhouse emissions on corporations.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 month ago
News

Disposable Coffee Cups Could Get Taxed In The United Kingdom

In Britain alone, 2.5 billion disposable cups end up in the trash every year. The government has had success with taxing plastic bags. Will taxing cups work to reduce waste?

By Aimee Lutkin
1 month ago
Renewables

Nikki Reed Is Using Dell's Gold E-Waste Scraps To Make Incredible Jewelry

Dell wants to draw attention to the global issue of e-waste, and encourage people to recycle their old electronics. They're upcycling the gold from their circuitboards into a beautiful line of affordable jewelry with actress and activist Nikki Reed.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 month ago