Don’t Underestimate the Power of Wind – 10 Innovative Wind-Powered Creations

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World’s fastest wind-powered car – the Greenbird

Wind power is slowly finding a role in our sustainable future – and the possibilities are endless!  The United States doubled their wind-power facilities in 2008, now creating over 25,000 MW of wind-generated electricity each year.   But the potential of the wind as a renewable energy source reaches much further than typical wind farms – check out these innovative wind-powered creations…

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More Extraordinary Reuse Projects: 10 Creative Ways to Recycle Cardboard

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Last week, we featured 10 projects that reuse and recycle plastic bottles – this week, we’re looking at some amazing things created with reused cardboard.  From bridges and bikes to furniture and homes, cardboard is becoming a preferred material for innovative recyclable products.  We’ve even included a few cardboard reuse projects you can make at home!

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5 Alternative, Unusual and Sustainable Boating Innovations

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Spiderboat by kgedquest via Flickr

Although some eco-boats are powered by human fat and others by animal fat, more traditional “fuels” that are clean and green include solar and wind, or both – abundant resources on the open water. Turning a dirty, yet nature-dependent past-time into one that has low- to no-impact is a challenge, but new technologies are making dreams of green boating a near reality.

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10 of the World’s Weirdest Biodegradeable Products

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Biodegradable products are making a big difference in green living. We’re using biodegradable trash bags, frequenting restaurants that care enough to use biodegradable take-out containers, and have switched to biodegradable soaps – but what about biodegradable cars, clothes, bikes, and motor oil? Take a look at some of the weirdest biodegradable products we’ve come across…

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Wearing Trash? 10 Recycled Jewelry Designs That Demand Attention

Recycled jewelry by Wired
Recycled jewelry by Wired

“One man’s trash is another woman’s treasure” – especially when that trash is made into jewelry! Recycled jewelry is popping up everywhere, and the materials used to create it is just as amazing as the jewelry itself. From industrial trash thrown away in Chicago to bicycle inner tubes in Holland, recycled jewelry is eco-chic, handmade, and planet-friendly

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Greenwashing H20: WTF is ‘Sustainable Water’?

Image by Michel Filion via Flickr
Image by Michel Filion via Flickr

Water…it’s pure, it’s natural, and it’s abundant – right?

Well, not exactly. While nearly 75% of the world is covered with water, only about 3% is fit for human consumption – and two-thirds of that is found in glaciers and icecaps. That leaves just 1% of the planet’s water for our own use. Yes, water is a rare, valuable, and necessary resource — but is it really worth $20 a bottle?

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