This Living, Breathing Chandelier ‘Exhales’ Oxygen to Purify Air

September 28, 2017

Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens

The 70 “petals” of engineer/designer Julian Melchiorri’s  bionic chandelier Exhale contain algae that simulate the natural process of photosynthesis, releasing oxygen to purify the air.

I viewed the chandelier on a private guided tour … Read More...

New Reforestation Concept Aims to Stop and Reverse Climate Change

September 18, 2017

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Maintaining the our planet’s forests is critical for mitigating climate change. Trees help soak up atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), the heat-trapping greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.

Deforestation undermines the important function forests play in reducing … Read More...

“Vegitecture” Project Brings Vertical Farming to Paris Suburb

July 5, 2017

In the Parisian suburb of Romainville, a vertical farming project will transform the concept of urban agriculture in a “vegitecture” complex whose small production loop will enable residents to buy produce directly from their local urban farm.

In a … Read More...

Cool Sustainable and Stylish DIY Ideas For Outdoor Solar Lighting

June 8, 2017

Line the path to your solar lit gazebo with two rows of solar landscape lights. Via Indulgy.

Solar power is everywhere–solar-powered clothing and backpacks that charge your gadgets on the go, solar-powered camping tents, Tesla’s solar roof shingles and even Read More...

The Netherlands to Produce Two Billion Tulips in 2017

March 8, 2017

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Tulip lovers worldwide will be happy to hear that production of the flower in the Netherlands is at a record high. Dutch growers are on their way to producing a massive two billion tulips annually.

Currently two-thirds of the world’s Read More...

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