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Geometric Greenhouse Filters Household Toxins

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The modular 'Filtration Block' can be hung from a ceiling or wall to purify indoor air

This cool-looking modular greenhouse, developed by researchers from RAD (Responsive Architecture at Daniels) at the University of Toronto, addresses dirty air concerns in the home. Dubbed the "Filtration Block," the unit contains common household plants with exposed roots that absorb typical indoor toxins like benzene and fromaldehyde. Lead researcher Elaine Tong explains: The......read more

Sweet Pea, a Built Green Houseboat by Affordable Floating Homes

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This tiny floating dwelling is big on sustainability

Founded last year in Olympia, Washington, Affordable Floating Homes aims to provide "small footprint, high quality interurban living at an affordable price without developing more land," according to owner Mike Auderer's mission statement on the company's Facebook page.  The new company's first build -- and Auderer's current domicile -- is called "Sweet Pea" due to its green exterior. It's......read more

Sustainable House Shoes

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Cozy handmade slippers from Kelly Green Home $59.99

These house shoes are 100% hand-made in Chile with natural free-range Patagonian wool and upcycled and repurposed salmon leather.  Three different sizes for every age and every family member. They’re the coziest, warmest stocking stuffers this year. ...read more

Lasso Shoes

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These comfy, self-assembled slippers are made from a single piece of wood felt, with a leather sole $40.00

These warm, sustainability-minded slippers are the brainchild of French designer Gaspard Tine-Beres, who you might know from his Short Circuit kitchen applicance collection. Now Tine-Beres has teamed with fellow Frenchman Ruben Valensi to create Lasso Shoes, a Kickstarter-funded indoor footwear design made from a single piece of wood felt attached to a leather sole. The concept is driven by......read more

House Shoes by Chilote

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Comfy, cozy, & conscious $62.00

This award winning design combines elements of craft, technology, and sustainability all in one appealing and cozy product. Made of local wool from free range Patagonian sheep for the uppers and natural salmon skin leather for the soles, these slippers will conform to the wearer’s foot in no time. Each pair is geo-tagged with a QR code that leads to the geographical and production details......read more

Glass Greenhouses

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Modern architecture for succulents and other plants $49.00

These house-shaped Glass Greenhouses, framed in powder-coated copper, capture condensation that helps succulents and other types of plants thrive. The glass top lifts off the base, so you can simply and quickly change the plantscape to suit your green thumb's desires. And when it gets mucked up, simply wipe it clean. The Glass Greenhouses are available in two sizes: Small (9"Sq x 18") and Large......read more

House of Marley: Lively Up Scout Pack

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Military-styled backpack crafted from a mix of reclaimed hemp, organic cotton and recycled PET $129.99

Any bag we buy has to feature the necessary trifecta of style, function, and sustainability. House of Marley's Lively Up Scout Pack has those bases covered. The military-styled daily pack sports padded laptop and iPad sleeves as well as three external pockets, so you can safely stash everything you need for your day. Just as important, it's eco credentials run deep. The bulk of the bag......read more

House Panel Votes to Strip EPA of Power to Regulate Emissions

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Partisan bill to kill climate regulations passes first hurdle.

A GOP-led effort to block Obama administration climate change rules passed a crucial first step Thursday, when a House subcommittee voted to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.  The bill, tabled by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman (and climate change turncoat) Fred Upton, would prohibit consideration of CO2 and other......read more

Flour Sack Towels by House 8810

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Time-honored kitchen essential $24.00

Repurposing might be hot right now, but it's nothing new. People have been making new stuff out of old stuff since stuff was invented. Take flour and feed sacks, for example, which in the old days were reworked by thrifty housewives into dishtowels, clothing, pillowcases and curtains. House 8810 brings back that tradition with these Flour Sack Towels, made of super absorbent 100% cotton and......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

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