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This Black Friday, Patagonia exchanges new clothing for old and invests in the sharing economy

Patagonia's Worn Wear events, held in collaboration with sharing start up Yerdle, offer a different, more sustainable vision of Black Friday.

MVRDV’s Pushed Slab Hyper-Efficient Office Opens in Paris

Pushed Slab is a 19,000 m2 office building with communal spaces located in south Paris. The concept emerged from a slab that was pushed in the center until it broke and created a void, and the different levels pushed out at jaunty angles to create interesting

Vladimir Putin’s Tiger Blamed For Killing Goats in Northeast China

Vladimir Putin loves nature. Well, according to his well publicized and orchestrated photo shoots, he does. Over the years Putin has been photographed leading crane migrations, tranquilizing polar bears, tagging whales for scientific research and releasing

A Student Challenge Suggests Millennials Could Save Us from Black Friday

As retailers debate whether to jumpstart holiday shopping by opening on Thanksgiving, 44 of my students have a new perspective on consumption – they just completed their first “Buy Nothing New” challenge.

Cola-Cola Bets the Farm on “Premium Milk”

Could Coca Cola's venture into premium milk be the greatest coup for beverage companies since bottled water?

Winning Against the Big Box Stores

Small businesses have powerful ways to differentiate themselves. Here are five suggestions I think can help you beat the big box stores, or national chains, in converting even more customers to the idea of shopping local.

Pocket-Sized Lantern Connects You to the World Even When There’s No Internet Service

An estimated 4.3 billion people around the world don't have internet access. In times of natural disasters, internet and phone connections also frequently fail. Lantern is a pocket-sized device designed to bring connectivity to those without internet access,

Semtive’s Wind Turbines are Ideal Home-Scale Energy Generators

Argentine startup Semtive, a designer of wind turbines for urban and suburban areas, presents a sustainable energy generator for domestic use and humanitarian aid. Thanks to a vertical axis, low speed wind turbine, and a solar panel, this portable device

The Glaciers of Glacier National Park May All Disappear by 2030

Glacier National Park, which was dedicated in 1910, occupies a dramatically beautiful span of the Rocky Mountains at the Montana-Canadian border, which has been covered in ice since time immemorial. 150 thick glaciers were recorded when the park was dedicated,

DIY: 6 Delicious Herbal Teas You Can Make This Winter

As the cold weather settles in, there is nothing like a hot cup of tea to take winter’s edge off. Rather than raiding your grocery store for pre-packaged flavors, why not try your hand at these easy DIY herbal tea recipes? Homemade tea is easy, fun, and

Why Plug-In Hybrid Cars Are Not Gasmobiles

Originally published on EV Obsession. There are a number of EV enthusiasts who look down on plug-in hybrids and extended-range electric vehicles. Well, for anyone who really wants us to get off gasoline, and with the potential of existing 100%-electric cars, it’s hard not to be absolutist about it. Show More Summary

NREL & SolarCity Join Forces In Hawaii

Originally published on Solar Love. Hawaii is one of the hottest solar markets in the world. Good solar resources, high electricity prices, and low solar panel prices have made it one of the first markets to hit “grid parity.” But there...Show More Summary

Is the Foldable Pedal-Powered Wide Path Camper a Perfect Home Away from Home?

Modern nomads and nature lovers will fall in love with the Wide Path Camper for its eco-friendly concept and small size, but those in worse shape than Tour de France cyclists may experience trouble trying to get this baby up a hill. This creates a limited

Banish Dry Skin: Here are 7 All-Natural Body Scrubs That You Can Make Yourself!

Image via Shutterstock Winter wreaks havoc on our skin, and whether you're dealing with greasy, ashy, or scaly "lizard" skin, a little TLC could work wonders. Body scrubs are great for exfoliating: they slough away dead skin cells and nourish the new skin

Renault-Nissan Alliance Owns 58% Of Global EV Market

Originally published on Planetsave. With 58% of the global zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) market, there’s a strong argument to be made that the Renault-Nissan Alliance is the top electric vehicle manufacturer in the world, and the world leader has just passed its 200,000th electric vehicle (EV) sale. Show More Summary

Problems Of Tesla Owners

Originally published on EV Obsession. The life of Tesla owners can really be tough. There are a lot of problems Tesla owners face after getting the car. As an example, a Missouri lady on the Tesla Motors Club forum recently lamented that her husband keeps making fun of her while they are on vacation. Show More Summary

Energy-Saving Luxury: Jestico + Whiles’ Intelligent Czech Villa

This is a home that can think for itself, using the latest technology. Automatically optimised temperature control uses live data from the house’s weather station to provide maximum energy efficiency. A highly insulated shell and triple-glazed windows reduce

Amsterdam Architect Crafts His Eclectic Home Within a 1950s Garage

In 2012, Van der Velden bought the building for around $600,000 with clear ideas about how to turn the 1450-square-foot building into the perfect home. A year later, with the $200,000 renovation complete, he was able to park himself in the comfortable bachelor

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