Just because a new building has super-clean and energy-efficient guts doesn’t mean it’s pleasant to work in. Trying to make buildings a pleasant environment for the people inside them makes them more sustainable, too.
Playground are so passé. In Denmark, kids play in their own miniature urban landscape.
For all the education about how much our human impact is destroying the ocean, not much is changing our behavior. Could some of these crazier projects do the trick?
Bike sharing is slowly coming to most major American cities. How do people use it? This video shows five days of all the trips people take--a fascinating view of a city constantly in motion.
The Puzzlebox Toy helicopter seems just like any other toy helicopter except for one thing: There is no remote control. It’s in your mind. The aim of the device, being funded on Kickstarter, is more than just fun--it’s to teach kids about neuroscience.
In the Rockaways, Greenpeace’s Rolling Sunlight truck is helping power the relief efforts. More importantly, it’s showing that when your power comes from the sun, you don’t have to wait for the power company to fix it.
Having an open fire in your house is dangerous, and it’s not good to inhale the smoke. But it’s how billions of people cook and heat their houses. The Greenway Smart Stove aims to change that--with no moving parts and at a price anyone can afford.
Sick of your produce going south before you get a chance to eat? Fenugreen FreshPaper--the brain child of Kavita Shukla, who patented the idea while still in high school--is an herb-infused sheet of paper that naturally keeps us from wasting food.