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People having a positive environmental impact

Handheld Turbine Can Generate Power From Wind or Water

For any outdoor enthusiast that finds a need to charge their phone or camera while off the grid, the Waterlily can generate power from wind or moving water.

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German Company Making Plates out of Leaves that Biodegrade in 28 days

As I look at this innovative product, I flash back to every summer barbecue and holiday party I have been to in my life, and the countless plastic plates that I have used that are still sitting unchanged in a

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Turning Smog Into Gem Stones With a Giant Air Purifier

A Dutch designer finds a way to suck smog out of the air and turn it into fine jewelry.

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Algae-Based Bottle Biodegrades When Empty

A design student in Iceland discovers that algae might be an unlikely solution to our plastic pollution problem by designing an algae based water bottle that decomposes when empty.

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When an Entire Political Party Rejects Science, Your Vote Really Does Matter

Every GOP candidate has been a climate denier. They would all like to undue any progress made in our fight against this global environmental emergency. In this election, more than any other….your vote really matters.

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Balloons to Float Above The Clouds to Capture Solar Energy

When the biggest challenge to efficient solar panels is cloud interference….just put the solar panels above the clouds. .

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Family Builds Greenhouse Around Their Entire Home…and The Results are Incredible

A couple in Sweden built a greenhouse around their home to take advantage of the sun’s warmth on chilly days, and create a comfortable and inviting property for growing food year-round.

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Is Your State Filthy or Clean?

Our friends at Modernize did some hard digging and found out some really interesting statistics and metrics to gauge how each state is doing in regards to renewable energy production and pollution. They then put them into some really beautiful info-graphics to make it a bit more interesting. Where does your home state rank?

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The UK is Testing Roads that Charge Electric Cars as They Drive

The British government is testing new technology that would be buried under road ways to charge electric cars as they drive.

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Invisible Solar Cells Could Turn Every Window Into an Energy Source

Solar technology is improving to a point where solar panels will soon be invisible to the naked eye. SunPartner Technologies is working on solar cells that can turn any window or smartphone display into a solar panel that can harness the sun.

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Quick Tips on How to Reduce Energy Consumption

Reducing your energy consumption is not only good for the planet, but for your bank account.

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Filling Reservoirs With Black Balls to Save Millions of Gallons of Water

In an effort to protect California’s drinking water during this historic drought, millions of black balls are being dumped into reservoirs to slow evaporation. It might look crazy…but it’s working.

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5 Steps to Completely Overhaul American Agriculture

Farmer Gabe Brown has a simple 5-step method to eliminate tilling and pesticides from American farming to produce larger yields while feeding the population clean and sustainable food. Watch the video, and be surprised that you now find soil interesting. Seriously.

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This Billboard Harvests Water and Grows Organic Food

Some smart students in Peru tackle water and food shortages with a billboard that collects water from the humid air and uses it to irrigate the organic food below. GENIUS!

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Futuristic Shower Can Cut Your Water Use by 90%

A Swedish company has redesigned the shower to be a closed-loop system that reduces water waste by 90%.

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Dear Future Generations: “SORRY”

VIDEO: Artist and environmentalist Price Ea fronts a beautifully written and performed video to inspire real action against deforestation and climate change.

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7 Houseplants to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home

You can improve the air quality in your home by placing a few of these plants around to filter out toxins

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Using Drones to Plant 1 Billion Trees Per Year

A former NASA engineer heads the start-up BioCarbon Engineering which has the ambition of using drones to plant 1 billion trees per year to combat deforestation and climate change.

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Video: Using Waves to Generate Zero Emission Power While Desalinating Sea Water

Renewable energy is now being produced using the endless motion of ocean waves in Australia. Oh, and also…they are using the same technology to turn sea water into potable drinking water.

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Some Quick Tips to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Our friends at partselect.com sent us a beautifully designed info-graphic with some quick and easy tips to reduce your carbon footprint

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Bill Nye: Yes, It’s Cold Outside. Global Warming is Still Real.

Bill Nye just wants you to talk about climate change. That’s it. Just mention it. Just bring it up.

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This Company is Successfully Using Plants to Generate Electricity

A company in the Netherlands is harvesting the energy from plants to power modern appliances.

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Nature is Awesome!

A few short videos of dramatic nature scenes set to music. Just enough to remind you how beautiful nature is, and how worthy it is of our protection.

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The Future of Urban Energy May Be Tree-Shaped Wind Turbines

A French entrepreneur tackles the issue of urban wind energy by designing a tree-like structure with tiny wind turbines for leaves.

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Pulling Fuel Out of Thin Air

Graphene is a revolutionary material that may be the future technology, and energy independence

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Bill Nye Urges The U.S. To Take the Lead on Climate Change

Bill Nye the Science Guy talks climate change, and how dragging our feet on the issue will lead to our destruction

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The Environmental Disaster We Call ‘Graduation Day’

That graduation gown you wore for a few hours will sit in a landfill for almost a thousand years. Read how entrepreneur Seth Yon trying to reduce the environmental impact of graduation day.

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Cut The Carbon Footprint of Your Office

Our friends at cafequill.com provided a beautiful info-graphic on how to cut the carbon footprint of your office.

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Bill Maher Talks Climate Change and the Importance of Elections

Bill Maher and his panel dig into how important elections are when we have important issues like climate change on the table. As usual, he gets pretty ticked off.

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Why You Should Start Harvesting Rainwater

The world is a pretty scary place right now, and clean water is becoming a scarcity. Protect yourself and your family by securing your own rainwater harvesting system on your property in case the water table or municipal water source in your area becomes contaminated.

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