New York Drinks Dirty Water To Save Children

In New York, UNICEF set up a vending machine so that New Yorkers could buy filthy water for $1. This innovation is UNICEF"s effort to shock the public into awareness of the problems and dangers a child must face when they do not have clean water to drink. Mission accomplished.

Solar Impulse May Set Precedent in Solar Flight Tomorrow

A solar-powered aircraft, shaped like a dragonfly, called Solar Impulse is attempting to take a 24-hour solar powered flight today. The goal is to fly through the night. The plane took off early this morning fueled only with solar power.

Couple Pays For Their Entire Wedding Through Recycling Because They Can

In the past few years I have read a lot about stories of kind, generous, crazy and even sad things people will do to help the environment. However, the story I came across today was so sweet I couldn't wait to write about it. It involves a wedding, love and a generous couple with an idea that just keeps on giving and recycling.

Greendix Integrates Solar Panels Into a Soccer Ball

Greendix a Taiwan-based solar panel company has made the world's first solar powered soccer ball with some of their innovative custom shaped solar panels. The ball is designed to show off Greendix's ability to integrate its custom shaped solar panels into anything. The announcement of the integration just happens to coincide with the World Cup soccer craze.

The MiniPak, An Innovative Eco-Friendly Money Saving Small Electronics Recharger

Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies has developed an innovative eco-friendly recharging device that uses hydrogen sticks to charge a variety of small electrical gadgets. It's called the MiniPak, is easily portable and fits in the palm of your hand. It also designed to help consumer save money.

Sperm Whale Poo and Phytoplankton Help Offset Carbon Emissions And Maybe Ban Whaling

A recent study from a student at Flinders University shows that in the Southern Ocean the combination of sperm whale feces (poo) and Phytoplankton can be extremely beneficial to the environment. The process has a lot to do with the circle of life. It could even ban whaling.

Otarian Carbon Footprints Every Item On The Menu

Would you be more likely to visit a restaurant if the menu offered the carbon footprint information of each meal? Would the meal you order depend on its sustainability? Not sure. If you happen to have the opportunity to dine at restaurant called Otarian you can find out.

Bike Lanes Above Traffic In Our Future?

Imagine a world where cyclist could freely ride their bikes without worry about the danger of city streets and crazy drivers. Imagine a world where they can ride safely high above the traffic. Can't picture it? That's okay. Martin Angelov has imagined it with steel wires up in the air, but it isn't a circus stunt.

Innovative Bird Washing Machine Cleans Oil From Bird Faster

Washing oil off see birds can take about two hours and can really stress out a bird. To make the process less stressful, faster and safer for the birds and volunteers an oil company has developed a washing machine that washes a bird in just a few minutes.

Trash-To-Treasure Community Uses Map and Facebook With An Innovative Buzz

There are several free trash-to-treasure communities to be a part of online that keep useable but unwanted items from ending up in landfills. I am a part of a few of these eco-friendly communities myself and love the greenness and frugality to it all. Now there is a new trash-to-treasure community, EcoBees, which uses mapping to make it greener.

Matter of Trust Wants Pet Fur To Clean Up Oil Spill

Everyone is talking about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico these days. How will it all be cleaned up? One group, Matter of Trust, wants a lot of pet fur to help clean up the spill and is asking for donations.

The Pothole Gardener Brings Smiles, Green and Warning to his Community

Going over a pothole or two or more can make a car ride rough. It can make a bike ride rougher and dangerous. If the city will not take care of the pothole problems who will? The pothole gardener?

Pink Recycle Bin Made of Recycled Chewing Gum To Recycle Gum To Make More Pink Bins

Picture this. You're sitting in a public place and you drop your cell phone. You reach down to retrieve your phone when you notice dozens of different colored wads of chewed up and discarded gum stuck to the bottom of your seat. Most people would see this and not want to touch the stuff, but Anna Bullus came up with the idea to recycle it.

5 Cool Eco-finds To Celebrate Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day. In celebration of Earth Day I have put together a random list of eco-friendly innovation I think are quite interesting. Take a look at the list below.

Puma’s New Eco-Box is No Box At All

On April 13th Puma launched another green surprise at the Design Museum in London. To help reduce the million tons of waste made with shoeboxes every year Puma has come together with Yves Béhar to make the "Clever Little Bag". It really is clever.

PlanetReuse Makes Searching Salvaged Material Easier

Tracking down salvaged material for a project can prove to be difficult and time consuming. At least it used to be. Today PlanetReuse, one of the 14 new technologies, selected as Popular Mechanics Smart Home Green Design Award winners, has made the process much easier.

Seedbed Roll For The Lazy Gardeners

What if growing lettuce was as simple as rolling out a sheet of seeds and placing it on the ground and watching it grow without any worry of weeds? It turns out it may just be that simple? There is an innovative gardening product on the market called Seedbed Roll.

TerraCycle At Wal-Mart Only For The Month of April

Great news for TerraCycle fans everywhere! TerraCycle products are coming to Wal-Marts everywhere this April (only April) and will be showcasing over 60 different TerraCycle products including new never seen before products. Fans (including me) finally get to see what their collection of trash looks like recycled.

Fiskars New Reel Mower, Sharper, Stronger, Wider

I had a reel mower not long ago. Long story short, I stopped using it after about a year. It worked well cutting high grass as long as there was no other debris on the ground (pinecones, twigs, etc.) and the ground was very dry. Could Fiskars innovative reel mower turn me back to reel mowers once again?

Unforgettable Eco-Egg Hunting For Grown-Ups

I went on an early eco-egg hunt online this month. Guess what I found? I found a giant egg skyscraper eco-resort, a fair trade chicken, a solar powered rabbit building, an egg "tie" dying kit, and an innovative egg shaped eco-washing machine. Take a look.