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Renewable Energy Will Go Global This Year, Says UN

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2012 declared the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All

According to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, 2012 will be the year that sustainable energy goes worldwide. This week, Ban launched the UN's International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, urging businesses and governments to quicken the adoption of energy efficiency standards, increase use of renewable energy, and help achieve universal energy access by......read more

Happy Birthday Slow Food Movement

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International eco-gastronomic organization celebrates twenty years of fighting fast food.

Last week marked the 20th anniversary of the the international Slow Food Movement. Celebrants around the world took part in the first ever Terra Madre Day last Thursday, which marked two decades since the signing of the Slow Food Manifesto in Paris in 1989. The manifesto laid the groundwork for the eco-gastronomic, member-supported non-profit, which is intended to revitalize local food traditions......read more

Heslet Honey: From Scratch

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Lovely short vid by Eric Wolfinger documents honey harvesting in San Francisco's Telegraph Hill

Founded by Kate McGee along with her two young boys, Heslet Honey harvests sweet, golden honey from a few wooden beehives located on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. Part of a San Francisco pilot program that provides public space for urban ag projects, Heslet Honey takes its name from Valetta Heslet, who transformed the area from garbage dump to garden starting in the late '40s. From March......read more

Apolis x Kinfolk Garden Bag

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Harvest your garden in style with this collaborative bag--handcrafted by a women's artisan collective in Bangladesh $78.00

The Los Angeles-based "global citizens" at Apolis teamed up with Kinfolk Magazine to produce the Garden Bag, the perfect accessory for backyard harvest season. Handcrafted by a women's co-op in Bangladesh and finished in California, the Garden Bag comes equipped with a durable lining and natural vegetable-dyed leather straps reinforced by antique nickel rivets. Don't have a garden? No problem,......read more

Underwater Kites Harvest Energy From Tidal Currents

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Minesto's 'Deep Green' tech starts producing electricity

A kite-like tidal power device off the coast of Northern Ireland has begun producing electricity. The technology, called Deep Green, consists of a hydrodynamic wing and a turbine tethered to the ocean floor. The tether also contains the unit's power and communication cables. As water flows over the wing, the turbine rotates and generates electricity. In an offshore control room, located in the......read more

Invention Harvests Electricity from Background Radiation

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Device could be used to beam power to remote locations or recharge phones wirelessly

Engineers at Duke University have designed a gadget that captures background radiation and converts it to useable electricity. Operating on the same principle as solar panels that capture light energy, the "metamaterial cells" can harvest microwaves with an efficiency of 36.8 percent -- the same efficiency as modern solar cells. The Daily Mail reports: The development raises exciting......read more

Juniper Ridge Wildcrafted Soaps

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Sustainable, California-made soaps harvested from mountain ingredients $10.00

These lather-rich bar soaps from Juniper Ridge come in a whole host of woodsy scents, all of which are great. Our fave, Siskiyou Cedar, is made with an infusion of live cedar from NorCal's Siskiyou Mountains. But even though Juniper Ridge soaps are crafted from live ingredients gathered from the western wilderness, no plants are killed in the process. And the company's commitment to......read more

Bernardo Bader Architects: House on the Moor

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A minimalist rural residence constructed from timber harvested on-site

The work of Vorarlberg, Austria-based architects Bernardo Bader reflects a commitment to simple, clean forms with an emphasis on energy efficiency and local materials. The newly built Haus am Moor (House on the Moor) is a prime example. Located in the picturesque forests near Krumbach, Austria, the house was constructed from spruce, fir, and elm sourced from the woods around the site. Around......read more

Olive Wood Nesting Bowls

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Beautiful bowls handmade from sustainably-harvested wood $85.00

Dwell calls these Olive Wood Nesting Bowls from Le Souk "the best gift ever." It's hard to disagree. The beautifully-designed, space-saving bowls are handmade in Tunisia, where olive oil is a major cash crop and there are strict rules about cutting down olive trees. The wood comes from trees that no longer produce harvestable fruit, and once they're cut down, they are immediately......read more

Tegu Tints

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Colorful magnetic blocks made from sustainably harvested hardwood $75.00

Tegu's wooden blocks contain invisibly embedded magnets that make building stuff easy and fun. Sustainability is at the core of the Honduras-based company's approach. The blocks are made of eco-friendly hardwoods and a portion of each sale goes to tropical reforestation projects in the area. The new Tegu Tints offer the blocks in an attractive array of pastel colors. Set of 26 blocks (bigger......read more

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