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Norwegian company, StatoilHydro, tows the world’s first full-scale floating wind turbine into place in the North Sea. *greenUPGRADER

Norwegian company, StatoilHydro, tows the world’s first full-scale floating wind turbine into place in the North Sea.

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Instead of mounting solar panels on your roof, these solar tiles integrate into the roof itself. *greenUPGRADER

Instead of mounting solar panels on your roof, these solar tiles integrate into the roof itself.

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Architect Sally Dominguez designed the Rainwater HOG as a modular rainwater storage system that can double as a thermal mass that can help heat your house too. *greenUPGRADER

Architect Sally Dominguez designed the Rainwater HOG as a modular rainwater storage system that can double as a thermal mass that can help heat your house too.

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These are the first images ever taken of the acropinna microstoma or “Barrel Eye” fish.  It's head is transparent so it can look up see through it's "dome." *greenUPGRADER

These are the first images ever taken of the acropinna microstoma or “Barrel Eye” fish. It's head is transparent so it can look up see through it's "dome."

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Gilles Eichenbaum, also known as Garbage, is a Paris based designer and artist who melds antique household items into captivating light fixtures *greenUPGRADER

Gilles Eichenbaum, also known as Garbage, is a Paris based designer and artist who melds antique household items into captivating light fixtures

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Oscar Lhermitte's Atesko uses a plastic shopping bag stretched over a wire frame to create a similar effect to the Japanese Shoji lantern or Korean Hanji lamp. *greenUPGRADER

Oscar Lhermitte's Atesko uses a plastic shopping bag stretched over a wire frame to create a similar effect to the Japanese Shoji lantern or Korean Hanji lamp.

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The CIV (Concept Ice Vehicle) built as a manned scout rover for a trans-Antarctic expedition. It's a cross between an ultra-light and a snowmobile with a supercharged BMW 1150 engine that runs on biofuel. *greenUPGRADER

The CIV (Concept Ice Vehicle) built as a manned scout rover for a trans-Antarctic expedition. It's a cross between an ultra-light and a snowmobile with a supercharged BMW 1150 engine that runs on biofuel.

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Veerabhadran (Ram) Ramanathan, a professor at UCSD has come up with a concept solar project that would introduce clean-cooking technology in developing nations. *greenUPGRADER

Veerabhadran (Ram) Ramanathan, a professor at UCSD has come up with a concept solar project that would introduce clean-cooking technology in developing nations.

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This tree stump vase is hand-carved from reclaimed wood. The simple, elegant design brings nature back into the home in this functional vessel. *greenUPGRADER

This tree stump vase is hand-carved from reclaimed wood. The simple, elegant design brings nature back into the home in this functional vessel.

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The island of Samso, in Denmark, 100% powered by wind power, and combination of wind and solar, have managed to be completely carbon neutral. *greenUPGRADER

The island of Samso, in Denmark, 100% powered by wind power, and combination of wind and solar, have managed to be completely carbon neutral.

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How to fight a mountain lion  and other funny signs to make sure you get along with nature. *greenUPGRADER

How to fight a mountain lion and other funny signs to make sure you get along with nature.

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This is an old hairspray canister that has been meticulously worked into a filigree pattern candle holder. *greenUPGRADER

This is an old hairspray canister that has been meticulously worked into a filigree pattern candle holder.

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Ah sweet afterlife! We love eco-friendly death. There’s no excuses to not be green these days, even if you’re dead you can still minimize your impact. The Ecopod is a compressed recycled paper coffin designed by Hazel Selina. *greenUPGRADER

Ah sweet afterlife! We love eco-friendly death. There’s no excuses to not be green these days, even if you’re dead you can still minimize your impact. The Ecopod is a compressed recycled paper coffin designed by Hazel Selina.

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A hybrid cargo ship to ship hybrid cars... *greenUPGRADER

A hybrid cargo ship to ship hybrid cars...

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Chase DeForest  is an artist designer who lets her pastimes of gardening and the outdoors meld with her work, the result... Hoseware. *greenUPGRADER

Chase DeForest is an artist designer who lets her pastimes of gardening and the outdoors meld with her work, the result... Hoseware.

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Mark your calendars! September 19th 2008 is Park(ing) Day,  a project aimed at redefining urban space and bringing awareness to the need for green in our cities. *greenUPGRADER

Mark your calendars! September 19th 2008 is Park(ing) Day, a project aimed at redefining urban space and bringing awareness to the need for green in our cities.

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The fuel flexible  Lotus Exige 270E Tri-Fuel can use Gasoline, Ethanol or Methanol and now Lotus is developing the Omnivore, which as the name suggests, will be able to consume almost any type of fuel! *greenUPGRADER

The fuel flexible Lotus Exige 270E Tri-Fuel can use Gasoline, Ethanol or Methanol and now Lotus is developing the Omnivore, which as the name suggests, will be able to consume almost any type of fuel!

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The Panhandle Bandshell  in San Francisco’s Panhandle Park is an amphitheater  built from nearly all reclaimed/repurposed materials.  Recycling, while creating a free performance space. *greenUPGRADER

The Panhandle Bandshell in San Francisco’s Panhandle Park is an amphitheater built from nearly all reclaimed/repurposed materials. Recycling, while creating a free performance space.

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Researchers at WPI announced yesterday that they have discovered a method to use paved surfaces to collect solar energy! *greenUPGRADER

Researchers at WPI announced yesterday that they have discovered a method to use paved surfaces to collect solar energy!

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Travelodge is getting their recycle on with this hotel, just outside of London, made completely of old shipping containers! *greenUPGRADER

Travelodge is getting their recycle on with this hotel, just outside of London, made completely of old shipping containers!

#13019
Durat makes a dynamic and multi-use plastic from recycled plastic that can itself be recycled. Great designers, engineers & manufacturers looking for environmentally friendly matrials. *greenUPGRADER

Durat makes a dynamic and multi-use plastic from recycled plastic that can itself be recycled. Great designers, engineers & manufacturers looking for environmentally friendly matrials.

#12968
How do you raise awareness for the growing collection of junk floating in the Pacific?  Sail a boat made entirely out of junk through it! *greenUPGRADER

How do you raise awareness for the growing collection of junk floating in the Pacific? Sail a boat made entirely out of junk through it!

#12711
Great user submitted HDR photography site.  Not all the photos are HDR but they are all stunning! *greenUPGRADER

Great user submitted HDR photography site. Not all the photos are HDR but they are all stunning!

#12660
HAL?  No, its the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 27 kilometer (17 mile) long particle accelerator straddling the border of Switzerland and France. *greenUPGRADER

HAL? No, its the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 27 kilometer (17 mile) long particle accelerator straddling the border of Switzerland and France.

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Designed for the “10, Ten, X Project” Nina Tolstrup  uses simple pallets and screws as her base material for these upcycled pieces of furniture & decor. *greenUPGRADER

Designed for the “10, Ten, X Project” Nina Tolstrup uses simple pallets and screws as her base material for these upcycled pieces of furniture & decor.

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The recent gas prices have been fueling the fire to green up the airlines & environmentalists are fanning the flames, but there are some cool eco-friendly ideas on the horizon that could completely change the way we fly. *greenUPGRADER

The recent gas prices have been fueling the fire to green up the airlines & environmentalists are fanning the flames, but there are some cool eco-friendly ideas on the horizon that could completely change the way we fly.

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Look closely to see  junk mail, postcards, business cards, greeting cards, cruise itineraries… stand back to see them upcycled into a textural representation of beauty. Mosaics by Schimmel. *greenUPGRADER

Look closely to see junk mail, postcards, business cards, greeting cards, cruise itineraries… stand back to see them upcycled into a textural representation of beauty. Mosaics by Schimmel.

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The Crosscage is Suzuki’s concept zero emissions motorcycle that runs on a hydrogen fuel cell. *greenUPGRADER

The Crosscage is Suzuki’s concept zero emissions motorcycle that runs on a hydrogen fuel cell.

#11992
Uhuru, like the Shakers, believe “beauty rests on utility.” Their work aims towards sustainability, lasting appeal, and quality. The Bilge Lounge is a chair constructed from reclaimed bourbon barrels and the spring suspension leafs from used trucks. *greenUPGRADER

Uhuru, like the Shakers, believe “beauty rests on utility.” Their work aims towards sustainability, lasting appeal, and quality. The Bilge Lounge is a chair constructed from reclaimed bourbon barrels and the spring suspension leafs from used trucks.

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Body panels made from locally grown hemp, water based paint, solar panels, manufacturing energy efficiency…the Lotus Eco Elise is more than just a car concept…
*greenUPGRADER

Body panels made from locally grown hemp, water based paint, solar panels, manufacturing energy efficiency…the Lotus Eco Elise is more than just a car concept…

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A modification of the ad in #11790 to show that McCain's flip flop on off shore drilling is tightening the noose on America, leaving us hanging.  *greenUPGRADER

A modification of the ad in #11790 to show that McCain's flip flop on off shore drilling is tightening the noose on America, leaving us hanging.

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Pallet housing is a sustainable & innovative approach to transitional relief housing for those displaced by disaster & conflict, like the millions displaced by the  Chinese earthquake or the floods in Sri Lanka. *greenUPGRADER

Pallet housing is a sustainable & innovative approach to transitional relief housing for those displaced by disaster & conflict, like the millions displaced by the Chinese earthquake or the floods in Sri Lanka.

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Gray water is waste water with no human/organic waste (feces) or toxic chemicals that is suitable for reuse with little to no filtration.  Gray water pumps allow you to capture this water and put it to use helping you waste less. *greenUPGRADER

Gray water is waste water with no human/organic waste (feces) or toxic chemicals that is suitable for reuse with little to no filtration. Gray water pumps allow you to capture this water and put it to use helping you waste less.

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The “Flooded London” exhibition provides a look into NASA scientist, James Hansen's prophetic warning about global warming.
*greenUPGRADER

The “Flooded London” exhibition provides a look into NASA scientist, James Hansen's prophetic warning about global warming.

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This cool Map Bowl from Liz Grotyohann is made from discarded used paper shopping bags and lined with a map of the Bay Area.   *greenUPGRADER

This cool Map Bowl from Liz Grotyohann is made from discarded used paper shopping bags and lined with a map of the Bay Area.

#11430
This clever green vehicle concept from the Technical University of Berlin is cleverly named CLEVER.  Running on compressed natural gas this beauty gets 100 mpg and has less than half the emissions of a Prius. *greenUPGRADER

This clever green vehicle concept from the Technical University of Berlin is cleverly named CLEVER. Running on compressed natural gas this beauty gets 100 mpg and has less than half the emissions of a Prius.

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From the design studios of Greetje van Tiem comes newspaper yarn.  It can be woven into anything from curtains, to rugs, netting throws, or even upholstery. *greenUPGRADER

From the design studios of Greetje van Tiem comes newspaper yarn. It can be woven into anything from curtains, to rugs, netting throws, or even upholstery.

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These high rise multi-level “Farmscrapers” offer a much more sustainable way to farm, and  could ultimately ease the world’s food, water, and energy crises.  Not to mention giving urbanites tasty fresh locally grown veggies. *greenUPGRADER

These high rise multi-level “Farmscrapers” offer a much more sustainable way to farm, and could ultimately ease the world’s food, water, and energy crises. Not to mention giving urbanites tasty fresh locally grown veggies.

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This Seedling design from Brett Duncan is basically a system of biodegradable nestling planters that you place inside each other as the plant grows, eliminating the stress of re-potting. *greenUPGRADER

This Seedling design from Brett Duncan is basically a system of biodegradable nestling planters that you place inside each other as the plant grows, eliminating the stress of re-potting.

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There has been quite an uproar over the images snapped of the uncontacted tribe in Peru.  Here is an update on whats going to be done.  *greenUPGRADER

There has been quite an uproar over the images snapped of the uncontacted tribe in Peru. Here is an update on whats going to be done.

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The new UNEP Atlas provides striking visual evidence of the environmental effects of climate change by showing before and after satellite photos over a 35 year span. *greenUPGRADER

The new UNEP Atlas provides striking visual evidence of the environmental effects of climate change by showing before and after satellite photos over a 35 year span.

#11206
The Eco-Cook design by Kechenyi Camille, which earned honorable mention at the international design competition “Dining in 2015,” sustainably addresses both energy and water use while cooking. *greenUPGRADER

The Eco-Cook design by Kechenyi Camille, which earned honorable mention at the international design competition “Dining in 2015,” sustainably addresses both energy and water use while cooking.

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Hybrid Technologies plans to produce two models of this beauty, an all electric that will have a range of 150-180 miles, and a plug-in hybrid model that  will boast a 220 mile per gallon efficiency & over 600hp! *greenUPGRADER

Hybrid Technologies plans to produce two models of this beauty, an all electric that will have a range of 150-180 miles, and a plug-in hybrid model that will boast a 220 mile per gallon efficiency & over 600hp!

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Once Discarded is a design concept by Claire Danthois of the UK.   Danthois, passionate about sustainability,  recreate objects of value and use from refuse. *greenUPGRADER

Once Discarded is a design concept by Claire Danthois of the UK. Danthois, passionate about sustainability, recreate objects of value and use from refuse.

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Raishee Sowa, took upcycling up a notch and created his own self-sufficient island out of  250,000 recycled plastic bottles, just off the coast of Mexico. *greenUPGRADER

Raishee Sowa, took upcycling up a notch and created his own self-sufficient island out of 250,000 recycled plastic bottles, just off the coast of Mexico.

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This foldable Greenhouse concept by Daniel Schipper is a folding frameless modular plant growing heaven made out of recyclable plastics. *greenUPGRADER

This foldable Greenhouse concept by Daniel Schipper is a folding frameless modular plant growing heaven made out of recyclable plastics.

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