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This Beauty Company Gives You DIY Raw Ingredients To Cut Out Waste From ProductsA new startup beauty company called LOLI sells their products in kits that are composed of ingredients that customers mix together when ready to use.
Energy Company Wants To Build Entire Island For Wind Farm Off The British CoastDutch company TenneT has proposed building an entire island in the North Sea, that would serve as a hub for turbines in the ocean — powering the UK, Netherlands, and more.
There Are Now 'Food Pharmacies' That Dispense Fruit And VegetablesThe Silver Avenue Family Health Center has created "food pharmacies" where patients struggling with high blood pressure or diabetes can discuss nutrition, recipes, and receive cooking demonstrations.
A New Renewable Energy Record Has Been Set In GermanyGermany has grown its renewable electricity generation a record 33 percent in 2017 — from 29 percent in 2016 — and plans to hit a target of 60 percent renewable energy use by 2050.
These Prefabricated 'Hobbit Homes' Are The Cutest Way To Have A Green RoofGreen Magic Homes has created a line of prefabricated homes that are seemingly inspired by 'Lord of the Rings', but come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
'Sponge Cities' Combat Floods By Replacing Cement With WetlandsIt is being reported that locations known as "sponge cities" are replacing cement with wetlands and green infrastructure that gives somewhere for the water to naturally go and absorb.
A Grocery Store Is Selling Fresh Produce It Grows Right On Its Own RoofBriging new meaning to the phrase "buy local" an IGA grocery store in Montreal is selling produce grown on is garden green roof along with honey produce by it own beehives.
Dutch Citizens May Soon Bike To Work On Recycled Toilet PaperResearchers in the Netherlands may have discovered an innovative way to turn used toilet paper into a building material that can be used to produce bike lanes around local cities.
America's Biggest Shopping Mall Now Offers Vegan Fast FoodThe largest mall in America, Mall of the America in Minnesota, is welcoming Texas-based vegan chain Earth Burger in 2018.
Pizza Hut Now Offers Vegan Pizza In The Entire United KingdomPizza Hut in the United Kingdom started offering vegan pizza to its customers, made from cheese from a Greece-based cheesemaker called Violife.
Nikki Reed Is Using Dell's Gold E-Waste Scraps To Make Incredible JewelryActress Nikki Reed announced her partnership with Dell through her company Bayou With Love, recycling gold scraps from old motherboards and turning them into jewelry.
New Carbon Calculator Will Help You Make Better Choices For The PlanetIt's hard to get a handle on your environmental impact, but this carbon calculator not only helps you determine what your carbon footprint is but offers solutions to lower your emissions.
This Solar-Powered Prefab House Can Be Installed In A Single DayA M.A.DI. house can be installed in a single day, and it doesn't require a foundation — plus they can be live in permanently or used for temporary installations.
Waste Will Be Turned Into Green Energy For New York ResidentsA New York City campaign to cut landfill use and greenhouse gas emissions is transforming trash into biogas. The program has been tested since 2012, at Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Brooklyn.
An Architecture Studio Is Building Luxury Homes With Off-The-Grid FeaturesAn architect named Clinton Cole of CPlusC is creating incredible beautiful, modern designs that are not only stunning, but functional for people who want to "live off the grid" in style.
A Popular Way To Deal With Food Waste: Eat ItOn average we throw awat $120 a month in food per household. the NRDC's Save the Food campaign tackles many of the contributors to this problem with helpful tips.
An Airline Is Starting To Serve Sustainably Sourced In-Flight Meals That Are Actually GoodSingapore Airlines is now offering sustainably sourced food, according to The Independent.
Disposable Coffee Cups Could Get Taxed In The United KingdomIn the United Kingdom, MPs are attempting to enact a tax on disposable cups, which has been dubbed the "latte levy." Read on for more details.
13-Year-Old Water Activist Is Nominated For A Children's Peace PrizeAutumn Peltier, an Anishinaabe teen from Wikwemikong First Nation, has been nominated for the Children’s Peace prize, making her the only Canadian in the running for the prestigious prize, according to CTV News.
Free Grocery Store Goes From Art Project To Feeding ThousandsIn 2010, an artist named Kim Paton opened up a grocery store in Wellington, New Zealand.
Reforestation Is Becoming A Booming BusinessAccording to the Fast Company, there is money to be made in the restoration economy aka reforestation has become a big business.
New Water 'Refill' Stations Encourage People To Ditch Plastic For FreeAn initiative called Refill is working to limit plastic waste by placing "refill stations" in 1,600 businesses across the U.K. as well as locations in other European countries.
This Small Town In Wales Has Gone Completely Plastic-FreeAberporth, a small town in Wales with a population of about 2,000 people has just been officially recognized as a plastic-free community.
This City Processes All Of Its Sewage Through Its Unique WetlandsKolkata purifies millions of gallons of waste every day into clean water and fertilizer for fish and plants.
Architecture Firm Builds Sustainable Micro-Apartments That Fit Into A Parking SpotAn architecture firm called Casagrande Laboratory is working to find innovative ways to create housing in cities with limited land resources, starting with Helsinki.
Making Toast Is The Easiest Way To Combat Food WastePeople in the U.K. throw away 24 million slices of bread a day, and Love Food Hate Waste is encouraging Brits to make toast.
Green Cleaning Supplies Are Getting So Popular Tesco Is Starting Its Own BrandTesco is a huge chain in the United Kingdom, with over 6,000 locations.
Mobile And Solar-Powered Recycling Plant Turns Trash Into TilesFurniture and design company Pentatonic revealed their innovative creation, the Trashpresso, at the London Design Festival this week.
India Turns To Solar To Get Power Into Every Home By End Of 2018Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elected in part due to his promises to connect the many regions outside of India's electrical grid to power, according to Bloomberg.
Parisians Turn To Bikes During Successful 'Car Free' Day In ParisOn Sunday, Paris closed down all the roads on the interior of the city to cars.
Recycled Oyster Shells Make Eco-Friendly Ingredient For CementResearcher James Morris is rethinking what happens to the enormous number of mollusk shells that end up in landfills every year.
Iconic LA Palm Trees Will Soon Be Replaced By More Sustainable TreeThe trees flourished, but they're now facing new challenges: climate change, fungus, and bugs.
Unique New Park Brings Russia's Diverse Terrain Into The CityDiller Scofidio + Renfro won the international Zaryadye Park competition in 2013, which meant they were tasked with building the first public park commissioned in Moscow in 50 years.
People Who Start Buying Organic Rarely Go Back, Says Recent StudyA new study from the Journal of Consumer Research is disproving some long held theories about how people make changes in what they shop for in the produce aisle.
World's First Solar-Powered Train Ready To Launch In AustraliaThe non-profit Byron Bay Railroad Company has been working on restoring a track in Australia between the Byron Bay town centre and the North Beach precinct for a number of years.
This Vegan Butcher Shop's Food Truck Is Hitting The RoadThe Herbivorous Butcher, a vegan "butcher" shop, is debuting a food truck.
A Nonprofit Is Rescuing Food Waste By Turning It Into Soup For The HungryA lot of the food that gets thrown out ever day is actually perfectly good to eat. La Soupe is turning that unnecessary food waste into meals for the hungry.
This Nonprofit Is Reusing Plastic Bottles To Light Up Homes Without ElectricityA nonprofit called Liter of Light is transforming plastic bottles into affordable solar lights for communities with limited or no access to electricity.
This Underground Farm Helps Power The Building That Houses ItThe Plantagon CityFarm will not only be equipped to grow plants, but the excess heat used in their production will be channeled to other parts of the building, saving 700,000 kilowatt hours of energy a year.
How Green Energy Gives New Life to a Historic London Power PlantCitigen is making huge improvements to refurbish an historic power plant in London to run on greener energy. Learn about the improvements they've done so far and what's on the horizon.
Scientists Use Sound Waves To Destroy Algae In Water-Supply LakeA reservoir at Lower Nihotupu Dam in west Auckland has been experiencing severe blue-green algae bloom across its surface during the hot summer months, which makes the water unusable.
Artist Transforms Landfill Waste Into 'Plasma Rock' MaterialInge Sluijs is an artist and designer who is using a material called “Plasma Rock” to rethink how landfill waste can go to good use.
Students Build Solar-Powered Tiny House For Off-Grid Green LivingThe SMUD Tiny House competition is coming up for the second year in a row. Last year, the competition was held at the Cosumnes River College in Sacramento.
Plant-Based Product Sales Have Tripled Since 2016Between March 2016 and July 2017, the number of people searching "plant-based" products tripled online.
Britain Is Planning To Ban All Diesel Fueled Cars By 2040The United Kingdom has just taken a big step in showing their commitment to reducing the environmental risk posed by cars and vans that run on diesel gas.
You Can Now Buy Shipping Container 'Tiny Homes' On AmazonShipping containers are finding new life in all sorts of projects outside of simple storage, for instance in urban farming.
An Architect Is Pushing To Bring Weather Indoors As A Benefit To Alla professor of architecture as Ohop University is making a case for bringing the elements inside and thinks the lack of ourdoor weather conditions in our mostly indoor lives is harming us psychologically.
Theory Is Using Ethical Wool To Make 100% Sustainable SuitsSuit company Theory has just launched Good Wool, a fabric made from Australian merino wool and then woven in an Italian mi.
UK Grocery Chain Sells Food Past 'Best By' Date To Combat WasteThe East of England Co-op has decided to sell food past the date it's recommended to sell by in order to reduce food waste
New Jersey May Turn Their Wetlands Into A 'Climate Change' National ParkThe New Jersey Meadowlands would like to turn its low-lying wetlands into the nation's first "Climate Change National Park."