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Beyond Biodegradable: Plantable Coffee Cups Might Be The Future

Get your coffee in a seed-embedded container
Mar 16, 2015 9:00 am

If you think your biodegradable to-go cup is a smart way to go with your regular coffee order, get ready for this plantable version containing indigenous seeds. It’s the most proactive coffee cup we've seen yet.

In The Future Beer Bottles Will Be Made Of Wood

Carlsberg planning biodegradable beer bottles
Feb 24, 2015 2:30 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 3:00 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 3:00 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 1:00 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 3:00 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 2:00 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 3:00 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. 

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