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EcoForms Plant Pots

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Biodegradable homes for spring plantlife. $49.95

Late starters, catch up on spring planting with this set of six EcoForms,  made from compressed grain husks with natural, water-soluble binding agents. EcoForms are built to withstand extreme temperatures, with efficient drainage systems and insulation to keep plants happy and healthy. The manufacturing process uses no pollutants, all byproducts are recycled, and at the end of their......read more

Core Bamboo

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Handsome home essentials made from highly renewable bamboo $12.00

For great-looking, guilt-free homewares, look no further than Core Bamboo. The eco-minded housewares brand has bamboo design applications for every room in the house, from the kitchen to the bedroom to the bathroom. Our favorite? Core's kitchen bowls, which are as good as they get, with lively splashes of exterior color contrasted against warm wooden interiors. And the durable, lightweight bamboo......read more

Natural Cork Soap Dish

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Non-absorbent cork makes a perfectly sustainable soap dish $12.00

The cool cork products keep rolling in. This soap dish from SHFT fave Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. makes sensible use of one of nature's most sustainable materials. Not only is it lightweight and durable, cork is also non-absorbent, so excess water drains right through the small holes. The Natural Cork Soap Dish is made in Portugal, where cork production is centered. Learn more......read more

Kangol Bamboo Geez

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Classic shape gets the bamboo treatment $42.00

The narrow, short-brimmed Geez cap has been a Kangol staple for many years. Now, the company standard has been given an environmentally friendly twist. Made from soft handle yet sturdy bamboo yarn, this Geez nicely balances throwback headwear fashion with contemporary green considerations. You'd think the bamboo would make for a hard and brittle feel, but it's actually remarkably soft to the......read more

Power Trip

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Whether renewables or fossil fuels, NIMBYism runs rampant when it comes to energy transmission infrastructure

The reasons for opposing TransCanada's Keystone XL proposal are as vast as the territory the pipeline aims to cover: climate change, a lack of proper environmental review, destruction of ecosystems, perpetuating our reliance on fossil fuels. But, according to NYT environment reporter Elizabeth Rosenthal, no objection has a hold on the popular imagination like the image of a massive......read more

Solar Roadways

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Every paved road could be a source of renewable energy. Why the hell not?

There are myriad opportunities when it comes to solar applications, and this one is a tripple win.  Every paved surface in the country -from highways to bike paths - could be generating renewable energy with Solar Roadways.  We could generate enough electricity to power the country 3 times over.  And there's more: programmable LEDs would send information to drivers, while......read more

Europe Unites to Build Renewable Energy Supergrid

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North Sea countries plan $40 billion clean energy project that could offer weather-proof supply.

It would connect turbines off the wind-lashed north coast of Scotland with Germany's vast arrays of solar panels, and join the power of waves crashing on to the Belgian and Danish coasts with the hydro-electric dams nestled in Norway's fjords: Europe's first electricity grid dedicated to renewable power will become a political reality this month, as nine countries formally draw up......read more

Hot Pants

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New nanotechnology research means your pants may one day power your iPod.

The human body is constantly moving around and creating energy. Wouldn't it be convenient if we could harness that energy to do things like charge our electronic devices? According to scientists at UC Berkeley, we can. Researchers are developing this breakthrough technology that will enable individuals to create their own renewable energy. The scientists are using microscopic fibers known as......read more

The Most Solar Town in America

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Nipton, California taps the sun for its energy needs.

A small town on the border of the Mojave Desert is the new leader in solar energy. Nipton, California, a town of about 250 people, gets 85% of its electricity from a new 80 kilowatt solar project. This proves that renewable energy technology is already advanced enough to power our homes and lives, albeit maybe just in small towns for now. But the possibilities are endless, and as a gateway......read more

The Enormous Effects of Energy Efficiency

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Energy efficiency may have twice the impact of renewable energy, says a research report from Australia.

The shift away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy sources is obviously a key aspect of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But, according to a newly released report from the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) of Australia, it's not nearly as important as taking measures to improve energy efficiency. "The International Energy Agency estimates that energy efficiency will deliver 65 per......read more

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