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Feeling Hungry? Try These Video-Game Themed Bento Boxes

For the uninitiated, Bento is a type of lunch-time meal which consists of rice, meat, and vegetables, the whole array arranged together in a box. It's a fairly traditional dish, often prepared for school and work lunches; it's also available at most restaurants which serve Japanese food. Those mass-produced meals rather pale in comparison to the stuff I'd like to share with you folks today - calling the ordinary stuff downright inadequate wouldn't be much of a stretch.

Jingle All The Way - Schwarzenegger Warns That Oil Dependence Will Leave Us With Just Change In Our Pockets

Arnold Schwarzenegger wants us to end our dependence on fossil fuels. Hasta la vista, baby!

Red Rice For Beans - Marketing Rice To Reduce Poverty

A small organization is helping lift Sri Lankans out of poverty by marketing the rice they grow to the world.

Superhero Greenman's Viral Videos Save The Planet For Earth Day

The organic food company Earthbound Farm features superhero Greenman in a campaign encouraging consumers to embrace sustainability and protect natural resources. In a two-week lead up to Earth Day, Greenman's mission is to educate the public about how even small changes in daily routines can save the planet. Let us know if you think he was successful?

Not Guilty... By Reason Of 'To-Go Ware Utensil Sets'

A danish, a yogurt, lunch... to go.  They all come with plastic knives, spoons, and forks. We accept them, but always with that little nudge in our minds and that pang of guilt.  I've actually been saving the plastic throw-aways, washing them, and re-using them.  No more guilt for me though - I just received a set of RePEaT To-Go Ware Utensils as a thank you gift, and I'm never going to set my teeth on another throw-away-and-destroy-the-earth plastic utensil again.

 

Lights Out - A Sensor That Cuts Your Electricity Usage

A single sensor in your home could save you 40% of your electricity costs.

Casting The Counters - Improving Radiation Monitoring In Japan

Safecast want your help to deploy up to 600 more Geiger Counters in Japan.

Take It And Leave It - BMW Announces New Car Sharing Scheme

In Munich, you can find a car on the side of the street, take it, and leave it wherever you like.

Price Your Device - An ATM That Collects E-Waste And Pays You For It

An ATM that collects your e-waste, prices it, and pays you for it, is about to go national.

Plan It - Chart The World With StatPlanet

StatPlanet lets you interact easily with a wealth of World Bank data.

Don't Throw The Spoon Out With The Package!

A few weeks ago, I wrote about some really neat reusable and recyclable utensils that you can carry with you for those times you're catching lunch on the go.  I had yogurt in mind because it is one popular carry-out item that ideally should not be eaten with one's hands....

Picasso Pad? - Living In A Cube

You really can live in comfort in a small space. The Cube Project is proof.

'Go Doggie Go Green' Dog T-Shirts For Earth Day!

Even if you are not into the environment, you know that your dog is.  Dogs are born nature lovers.  They love to dig in dirt, roll in other dog's feces (you know what I'm talking about), sniff other dog's private parts, lick their own pee, and eat grass.  If you're not a dog owner, don't worry, the worst is over.

Got Wind? Drive! - A Car That Goes With The Wind

A wind-powered car has just completed a 3,000 mile journey for less than $15.

Axe Canada's Showerpooling Speeds Past Carpooling To Save The Planet!

Carpooling may save gas, but what about water, our planet's most fundamental resource? Take action. Take your clothes off. And Showerpool. With tips and tools to help keep our planet more and more sustainable, products the world over are looking for new ways to become environmentally friendly. Axe Body Wash, on the other hand  has taken that message literally with the release of their new video "Axe Showerpooling."

For He's A Jolly Google Fellow - Google Takes A Stance On Climate Change

Google announces 21 Google Science Communication Fellows, who have been charged to spread the word about climate change.

Picnic Ware Made Friendly, Not Just For Earth Day!

I set out to find a nice picnic basket as a gift for Mother's Day and right on this very Earth Day, I found something really special: a set of Biodegradable Picnic Ware! More to my surprise though, this eco-friendly set of plates, bowls, and cups for four persons is made from a plant very much like the sweet pototo... the cassava.

On The Lighter Side: 6 Clever New Gift Ideas From Atypyk

Today I found that when things look the most glum, there's a space within us that makes room for just a bit of levity.  For me, I found it in one of the design spots I depend on for just such levity - Atypyk.  These six new items from the fun pair of French creators are just enough to make you smile just when you or someone special needs it.

 

Atta Boy! - The 13 Year-Old Who Has Planted Over A Million Trees

Felix Finkbeiner is a 13 year-old who just planted his millionth tree - and addressed the United Nations.

Deserting The Desert - A Plan To Green The World's Deserts

The Sahara Forest Project is a plan to produce fresh water, food and renewable energy in hot deserts. A demonstration center is being developed in Jordan.