Unique Eco-friendly Gardening Containers For inside or Outside The Home

Container gardens do not have to be ordinary nor stationary. Plants can grow just about anywhere, if you want them too. With a little imagination you could even have your plants growing out of unique containers like the ones below

Solar Roadways Prototype Built and Could Win an Award

Last year, in September, I wrote an article about Solar Roadways and their $100,000 grant, by the Department of Transportation, to build a solar powered road prototype. They did exactly what they set out to do and they built a prototype. Now they are finalist for an award.

Innovative Rubber Sidewalk Saves Trees and More

Concrete sidewalks can make a walk around the neighborhood a pleasant experience, unless the sidewalks are cracked, broken and lifted by tree roots. Then they become dangerous to walk on. Sidewalk repairs require intensive labor, money and sometimes the removal of trees and their invasive roots, but with Terrewalks trees, money and labor are saved.

Tea Room Heated By Compost

If you have ever turned a compost pile you understand how hot it can get inside the pile as it decomposes. You can feel and sometimes see the heat rise as you turn the pile. A Japanese design firm called Bakoko has taken note of this heat, which can reach up to temperatures of 120 degrees F, and come up with a way to capture that heat to warm up a room.

Belts, Pots, Swings, Furniture and Animals: Innovative Uses For Old Tires

There are so many things that end up in the trash that could be put to good use again with a little imagination. A tire is a perfect example. A tire could be made into accessories, gardening pots, children's swings furniture and even art. From simple to extravagant check out these innovative uses for old tires.

A Valentine’s Day Gift That Will Grow On Your Sweetheart Or Maybe Not

Some people like fancy jewelry. Some people like plants. So, what does one get a person that loves both for Valentine's Day? You could get her the same old unsustainable diamond ring and a bouquet of flowers or you could prove to her that your love for her is green and always growing with a growing ring.

Sexy Eco-friendly Love Thong and Not So Sexy Eco-Friendly Boxers

Sometimes there are images you come across online you wish you would have never seen, like a skinny hairy man in uncomfortable boxers made out of recycled circuit boards. Unfortunately, instead of turning away you realize you need to know why and who created this eyesore.

Jewelry Your Valentine and The Environment Can Appreciate

If you know me well you know I'm a fan of trash to treasure art. This particular list of art is unique and elegant jewelry made from recycled materials like: piano strings, clocks, bottle caps, broken china and knitting needles. It's the type of eco-jewelry your eco-friendly Valentine will appreciate.

Innovative Jump Rope Concept Uses Jumps To Turn On

As a parent, have you ever noticed how your kids starts running around early in the morning and are still running around in the late evening? It's amazing isn't it? Are they really little, "balls of energy"? Wouldn't it be even more amazing if we could harness that energy and use it to power...a flashlight?

Recycle Your Phones For Haiti Thanks To ReCellular

On January 14, 2010, shortly after the terrible earthquake in Haiti, ReCellular announced their disaster relief program and partnership with the American Red Cross. Not only will this innovative program fund help to thousands of people in Haiti, it will also keep old cell phones out of the landfill. It's an easy, eco-friendly and inexpensive way for anyone to help.

Trash to Treasure Valentine Art

A great way to save money and give the love of your life an eco-friendly gift of love this year is to look through your miscellaneous drawer. You know, it is the one in your home filled with miscellaneous items like: found buttons, found game pieces, unmatched earrings, broken jewelry, unidentified keys and so on. Gather a few of these items from the drawer and make a valentine craft like the innovative one in the picture above.

Osorb: Innovative Glass Cleans Polluted Water

2010 brings a brighter and cleaner future with a water cleaning glass product called Osorb developed by Dr. Paul Edmiston of the College of Wooster.

Innovative, Elegant and Eco-friendly Fireplaces

Just because it's a new year doesn't mean the winter is over. For some of us winter is putting up a fight and we must fight back in mittens. Is it time for a fireplace? EcoSmart Fire has an innovative and very elegant line of eco-friendly open fireplaces.

New Year’s Resolution: Fill Up That Eco-friendly Piggy Bank

There are plenty of reason you may be broke this early in the year of 2010, last year's holiday gift giving, doctor's bills, bad economy, and so on, but that doesn't mean you have to stay broke. In 2010 save green and be green by dropping all your loose change into an innovative eco-friendly piggy bank like the ones below.

Still Time With Standard Shipping: Fun Eco-Friendly Toy Gift Guide

For the eco-friendly procrastinator in need of earth-friendly toys for the children in the family rest assured they can still be found and shipped out on time from Amazon.com with standard shipping. So don't panic. Instead take a look at some of the unique toys below.

Unique Christmas Trees Ideas For the Recycling Artist on a Budget or Everyday Cheapskate

If you're on a budget, or an artist on a budget and you really want a Christmas tree this year, but can't afford it, you may just want to turn to your trash can or recycle bin for a tree. It turns out simple disposable household material can be used to make a tree. Take a look below.

5 Unique Recycled Ornaments

This year hang some unique eco-friendly ornaments on your eco-friendly tree. Make some of your own ornaments or buy some eco-friendly ones. Take a look at the innovative and unique recycled ornaments below for inspiration

Solar Sail A Cool Kind of Solar Power in 2010

Recently The Planetary Society announced that by the end of 2010 it will try to launch another spacecraft, LightSail-1, into orbit propelled forward by the pressure of the sunlight. They tried this once four years ago and their spacecraft propelled into the ocean instead of orbit. Failure has not deterred them.

Put This On Your Sustainability Gift Wish List: The Inka Sun Curve

If you have a sustainable gift wish list this year you may want to look at this huge sustainable innovation called The Inka Sun Curve. It's an amazing large-scale gadget equipped with a healthy fresh daily meal. It could eventually even pay for itself.

Something To Be Thankful For: Scientists Working Hard to Develop Unique Ways To Recycle Feathers

Have you ever wondered what happens to plucked turkey feathers? For the most part turkey feathers as well as feathers from various other poultry are simply incinerated, made in to low -grade animal feedstock or thrown away only to end up in a landfill. Fortunately, several scientists are working hard to develop new eco-friendly ways to recycle these feathers for future use.