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In The Future Beer Bottles Will Be Made Of Wood

Carlsberg planning biodegradable beer bottles
Feb 24, 2015 1:30 pm

"Clinking" beer bottles is about to become a thing of the past. Over the course of the next three years, the Copenhagen-based company plans to develop and debut is the world's first fully biodegradable wood-fiber bottle. Cap included.

Help This Responsible Egg Farm 'Barnraise' Some Much-Needed Money

Ex-contract grower makes breakfast way better
Feb 2, 2015 2:00 pm

As the use of mandated antibiotics and hormones became more widespread in her industry, contract chicken grower Carole Morrison grew increasingly dissatisfied with her work. Shortly after her tell-all interview for the Oscar-nominated documentary Food, Inc. — which exposed the inhumane practices of her employers — her contracts were terminated and the chicken houses stood empty. But now she is back, and she needs some help with funding.

Can You Actually Re-Grow Food From Scraps? Well, Yeah!

Grow brand-new celery and scallions from old ones
Jan 12, 2015 2:00 pm

Well here's Cool Thing #3978 about vegetables: they regrow themselves. Know what doesn't regrow itself? That muffin from the deli. YouTube homesteader/sustainable prepper (yup, that's a thing) GaryMule took some coffee grounds and zero dirt, planting pots or land and sprouted himself brand-new celery from just-old-enough celery. Ditto scallions — if you have a houseplant, you should have those pups sprouting up at all times. 

 

Noted: Here's A Reusable Water Bottle That Won't Bulk Up Your Bag Or Briefcase

Introducing memobottle. Slim is in, clearly.
Sep 4, 2014 12:00 pm

Take note: if you haven't swapped your regular bottled water habit with a reusable vessel of some sort, there's no time like the present. We're always on the lookout for environmentally-responsible alternatives that also happen to fall into the stylish category. These slim-fitting designs couldn't fit the bill more perfectly.

Video: Visualizing Food Waste Outside The Trash Can

An artful suggestion on how to conserve our food
Apr 15, 2014 2:00 pm

Designer Cecilia Uhr created an educational booklet and video to educate the masses about shocking statistics like this: 1/3 of the world's food supply is wasted every day. The eye-catching infographics illustrate how much waste we produce. Each page is laid out with a mix of statistics, facts and graphics to educate the modern consumer. Get ready for a multimedia experience, and maybe rethink that family pack of chicken breasts.

This Week In NYC: Rooftop Farming Exhibition & Symposium

Head to NYU tonight to open the new green scene
Oct 2, 2013 1:00 pm

If you're in the NYC area, head over to NYU's Gallatin School for a night of plants, drinks and design. Opening today and running through Oct. 9th, Growery: Rooftop Farming Exhibition and Symposium, explores the potential for rooftop farming in NYC and considerations for designing such spaces.

Solar Cooking, The Low-Tech End Of Slow Food. Here's What You Need To Know.

Cooking with solar power is the wave of the future
Oct 1, 2013 2:00 pm

Solar cooking represents the low-tech end of slow food, but comes with all of the same benefits: deep flavors and melt-in-your-mouth textures that turn cheap pieces of meat into delicacies and take vegetables past chopped salads. All about this thing you should totally do after the jump. 

Coke Gets A New Color. Basically, Pop Purists Should Not Read This Story.

Coca-Cola Life hits the green scene
Aug 14, 2013 9:00 am

Attention Coke purists! Your favorite time-honored soda's rolling out a new formula — and a new shade: Coke's gone green.

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