Environment

The Huba Mountain Shelter Leaves No Carbon Footprint

Based on traditional Alpine architecture--a sort-of modern twist on the chalet--the Huba Mountain Shelter was designed, by Malgorzata Blachnicka and Michal Holcer, to be completely self sufficient. It is a compact structure that minimizes its impact on the surrounding environment.

AirDye Textile Technology: Is Water Pollution Passé?

Textile manufacturing has been one of the world's largest sources of water pollution; that is, until now. Read on to learn more about AirDye technology, which utilizes no water in its production of  fabrics.

Snow Crawler Snowmobile Concept: Not Your Grandfather's Skidoo

The Snow Crawler snowmobile concept from Polish designer Michal Bonikowski not only traverses wintry environments, it protects them as well thanks to an all-electric, environmentally friendly powertrain.

The Levin Solstar Is A Rain Resistant Solar Panel Charger

If you plan on spending a day, or a vacation, outdoors and don't want to disconnect entirely with technology, you'll need something to keep your devices charged. It's always a good move to go with a solar panel charger, but it's a better move to go with a rain resistant solar panel charger like the Levin Solstar.

Calling All Inventors! Help Solve A Global Food System Challenge

The world's food supply and distribution methods are being challenged by a growing population, climate change, over-cropped soil, chemical contaminants and other environmental factors. The challenges are many and so are the possible efficient solutions, and you are being invited to develop a solution based on one of nature's ways of solving them. Sponsored by the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) awaits your solution with a $100,000 "Ray of Hope" prize for the winner and access to the tools you need to get your design manufactured and ready to go to work!

Solo Stove Makes A Great Backpacking Stove

On your next camping or hiking adventure, a backpacking stove is always a great thing to pack (if you don't already), and the Solo Stove is a great option. It's lightweight, fast, efficient and it's eco friendly--it may be the best backpacking stove around.

Vegan Leather: Innovative Cruelty-Free Lifestyle Option

Vegan leather provides an option to those whose lifestyle and beliefs prohibit the use of animal products. Read on to learn more about this amazing fashion innovation.

Forget The Swiss Army Knife And Wear Your Tools With The Leatherman Tread

It's always handy to have a multi-tool, like the Swiss Army Knife, around. However, most are bulky and have to be transported in a case or your pocket. The Leatherman Tread is the first of its kind--a multi-tool that can be worn on the wrist.

 

Salamander Amphibious Concept Motorized Trike Treks Over Land & Sea

The innovative Salamander Concept trike from Philippines-based H2O Technologies was designed for regions subject to frequent flooding... the Philippines, for example. Two three-wheeled prototypes powered by gasoline and electricity respectively demonstrate the company's technology while retail sales could begin as early as 2016.

Hang Out In The Mosquito Free Hammock Bliss And Don't Worry About Bugs

Hammocks are perfect for relaxing. Perfect for napping. Perfect for lounging with a good book. Perfect for enjoying a nice spring day. However, they're not perfect for keeping bugs out of your face...unless you have the Mosquito Free Hammock Bliss.

Hot Flash or Cold Chill?: High-Tech Jackets Adjust To Temperatures

Are you always cold when everyone around you is hot and vice versa? Personalized temperature control is now in the hands of the wearer of this amazing high-tech jacket. Read on to learn more.

Fleeceleeves Cuddle Your Coffee Cup The Eco-Friendly Way

Java junkies feeling guilty about tossing out cardboard coffee cup sleeves after each use now have a fashionable, innovative, eco-friendly alternative: the Fleeceleeve! Available in a wide range of colors and patterns, these fleecy mug-huggers fit almost any cup and can be over and over again.

Want Wi-Fi From A Tree? Check Out The E-Tree!

In his iconic poem Trees, poet Joyce Kilmer claims that "only God can make a tree." He certainly couldn't have seen that just over 100 years later technology would be attempting to challenge this idea. The e-Tree is becoming a reality with the first two having been "planted" in Israel. The tree branches hold solar panels to create energy that is then made available via USB port for a number of electronics. And that is just the beginning.

Merry Sustainable Lingerie: Sexy Xmas Recycling

Read on to learn more about what a French company is doing to recycle unwanted Xmas trees. The season of giving may be over for now, but the joy of a new season of giving back to the environment has only just begun.

7 Adult Trikes, From Tame To Game For Anything

How about a trike ride? An adult trike ride.  Trikes provide a more relaxing ride than bikes, and if you get a recumbent trike, it's less stressful on your joints and your back than a bike.  Either way, the trike's the trip right now.