supplyside:

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is working on several models for solar-collecting satellites to fly in geosynchronous orbit 36,000 kilometers above their receiving stations. (Illustration - John MacNeill) bit.ly/1hqwsFq

supplyside:

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is working on several models for solar-collecting satellites to fly in geosynchronous orbit 36,000 kilometers above their receiving stations. (Illustration - John MacNeill) bit.ly/1hqwsFq

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cruiseorbecruised:

An installation built out of 10,000 recycled toilets, sinks, and urinals, covering a 100 meter long and 5 meter high wall. The public art piece was created by artist Shu Yong, who spent two months creating this piece.

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eartheasy:

6 Beginner Recipes for Solar Ovens | Eartheasy.com Blog http://bit.ly/1iRkv9d

eartheasy:

6 Beginner Recipes for Solar Ovens | Eartheasy.com Blog http://bit.ly/1iRkv9d

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eartheasy:

Swoooon! A transportable home that can be easily dismantled and moved - currently located in Ritten, Italy.

eartheasy:

Swoooon! A transportable home that can be easily dismantled and moved - currently located in Ritten, Italy.

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eartheasy:

Happy Nationwide Day of Making! :)To celebrate innovation both in America and around the world we’re giving away the following SunBell Solar Lamp and Phone Charger.To enter, visit our Facebook for contest details:http://on.fb.me/1soqLyO#NationOfMakers

eartheasy:

Happy Nationwide Day of Making! :)

To celebrate innovation both in America and around the world we’re giving away the following SunBell Solar Lamp and Phone Charger.

To enter, visit our Facebook for contest details:

http://on.fb.me/1soqLyO

#NationOfMakers

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eartheasy:

Children make serious play out of whatever they see their caregivers take seriously. No one needs to teach preschoolers how to play “house”, though the details will vary depending on their keen observations of what families do together. If family members are gardening, this too will be re-enacted.
Read more: http://eartheasy.com/blog/2014/06/teaching-my-child-how-to-garden-getting-started/

eartheasy:

Children make serious play out of whatever they see their caregivers take seriously. No one needs to teach preschoolers how to play “house”, though the details will vary depending on their keen observations of what families do together. If family members are gardening, this too will be re-enacted.

Read more: http://eartheasy.com/blog/2014/06/teaching-my-child-how-to-garden-getting-started/

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eartheasy:

Finally found a use for broken hangers ;)

eartheasy:

Finally found a use for broken hangers ;)

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eartheasy:

Having some drinks this weekend? Don’t forget you can reuse those empty bottles! ;)

eartheasy:

Having some drinks this weekend? Don’t forget you can reuse those empty bottles! ;)

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Why I Invest in Ethical Fashion

industrialrevii:

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In the mid-nineties the organic food industry, still a niche market, sought to break into the mainstream. At the time, however, consumers had little understanding of “organic.” Over the years growing concern about health issues, pesticides, potential risks of genetically modified food,…

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Consumer priorities

industrialrevii:

Economic development remains the clear priority people want companies to address. Issues cropping up as a result of a weak economy – such as poverty and hunger – are logically increasing priorities, as well. The nation’s economic focus does not rule out other critical social issues, such as…

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industrialrevii:

Fast fashion.

oliviastudyingsustainabledesign:

TEDxUIUC - Eric Benson - Sustainable Graphic Design (by TEDxTalks)

Eric’s work professionally has been focused on creating enriching digital experiences on the web and environmentally friendly print and packaging material. Benson has provided digital work for such clients as the Vanguard Group, FILA, Credit Suisse First Boston and Texas Instruments. He has designed print and packaging material for Texas Instruments, MADD, Toyota, and produced a range of sustainable print collateral for Whole Foods. In 2006 Benson received his MFA from the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in design and social responsibility. His teaching methods and assignments hope to serve as an incubator for producing more socially responsible designers in the world.


Re-nourish.com

oliviastudyingsustainabledesign:

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Re-nourish is the website that Eric Benson mentioned in the TED’s talk I posted in the previous entry. The website was founded by Eric and his friend Yvette Perullo. It is an online tool that advocating awareness & action for sustainable systems thinking in the communication design community.   There are case studies, articles and blog provide inspiration and knowledge to help people or designers implement more sustainable strategies.

sustainabledesign-diy:

What is sustainable design?
As stated by GSA, sustainable design “seeks to reduce negative impacts on the environment… [by reducing] consumption of non-renewable resources, [minimizing] waste, and [creating] healthy, productive environments.” (“Sustainable Design”)

Sustainable design aims to optimize the environment through changes made in our lifestyles.  The principles of design are to optimize potential, reduce energy and water consumption, enhance quality of life through households and products and to optimize maintenance. By applying these principles, we can better the environment and ourselves. (“Sustainable Design”)
"Sustainable Design." Sustainable Design. Web. <http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104462?utm_source=OGP>.

sustainabledesign-diy:

What is sustainable design?

As stated by GSA, sustainable design “seeks to reduce negative impacts on the environment… [by reducing] consumption of non-renewable resources, [minimizing] waste, and [creating] healthy, productive environments.” (“Sustainable Design”)

Sustainable design aims to optimize the environment through changes made in our lifestyles.  The principles of design are to optimize potential, reduce energy and water consumption, enhance quality of life through households and products and to optimize maintenance. By applying these principles, we can better the environment and ourselves. (“Sustainable Design”)



"Sustainable Design." Sustainable Design. Web. <http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104462?utm_source=OGP>.