January 2015

California company offers peer-to-peer bike renting

Have a bike that you never use but don’t know what to do with? California company Spinlister knows how to solve this problem in a green way. The company is specialized in peer-to-peer bike renting, and allows clients to list their available bikes so that others can rent them. The service is simple - you […] Read More

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alternative uses for vinegar

Alternative uses for vinegar: more than a simple condiment

For centuries, vinegar has been known for its wide range of beneficial properties. It is historically presumed that the Roman Army used a sort of vinegar power drink made of wine vinegar and water in order to stay hydrated and ready for battle. Today, there are many different types of vinegar on the market: honey, apple cider, rice, wine […] Read More

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Chamomile facial cleanser, an easy recipe

Being one of the best-known officinal herbs, chamomile tea has all along been used both for its soothing and antispasmodic properties and applied externally to hair and skin. Now it’s time to discover its cleansing, soothing and hydrating properties and use it as a natural product for facial care. If you want to make a […] Read More

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Homemade Seitan: how to prepare seitan from scratch

It can be both easy and cheap to adopt a "cruelty-free" vegan lifestyle, especially if you make your own seitan at home. Seitan (wheat protein) can replace meat protein and, together with legumes and cereals, can meet our body’s requirement of meat protein. Here's how to prepare it at home. And by the way... who said […] Read More

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Restaurant made of salt filters polluted air

Who says too much salt is a bad thing? Designers of a restaurant in southern Iran think just the opposite, and are gaining noteworthy attention for their new restaurant, which is made entirely out of salt. Created by the Emtiaz Designing Group, the restaurant and its interior are coated with natural salt produced from local […] Read More

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Growing sprouts at home is easy, good fun and ….. healthy!

This hobby doesn’t require any particular knowledge or expertise, it doesn’t take up space and the sprouts, with elevated vitamin and mineral levels, have a high nutritional value. You can grow sprouts from clover, soya, rocket, azuki beans, mung beans and much more. The seeds are also very cheap to buy making it a money […] Read More

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Expo 2015: USA Pavilion to feature vertical farm

Expo 2015 is fast approaching here in Milan, Italy. The World’s Fair, whose theme is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life will begin in May, and many participating nations are getting ready to showcase some of their uniquely sustainable designs. The USA Pavilion, officially named “American Food 2.0, United to Feed the Planet,” will be no […] Read More

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Daylight Saving Time: How Economic Is It?

A few years back, an article in National Geographic outlined the results of various surveys conducted in the United States by professors in ecology and economics from the University of Washington. According to them, putting the clock back one hour in the winter is futile. The saving effort is offset by consumption of energy resources […] Read More

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Tasty vegan guacamole recipe

Avocados are a great source of nutrients (Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, potassium, and magnesium), and are well known as the main ingredient in guacamole, which can be prepared for the palettes of both vegans and vegetarians. It can often be a challenge for vegans to make tasty snacks with easy-to-find ingredients. If you are craving […] Read More

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German smart shoe generates energy

Researchers from Schwenningen, Germany have created a shoe that generates energy from walking. Their goal is to create a product that is strong enough to power portable electronic sensors without batteries. Still in the early phases of development, the energy being generated during test runs is not strong enough to charge the likes of a smartphone yet […] Read More

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