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Vermont Wooden Spoon Co.

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Kitchen utensils and boards hand-carved from sustainably harvested woods. $16.00

Vermont Wooden Spoon Co. is the brainchild of wood carver Jordan Marvin, who handcrafts rustic kitchen wares from local, sustainably harvested hardwoods like cherry, maple, black walnut and apple. The range includes spoons, spatulas, ladles, salad sets, serving sets and bread and cheese boards, all of which are food-safe and sealed with a light layer of mineral oil. The......read more

Pavegen Harvests Energy From Footsteps

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UK startup seeks to harness the energy at our feet

With the right mix of creative thinking, technological ingenuity, and, well, money, there really is no limit for the future of renewable energy. Take the case of Pavegen, a UK company that has developed the world's first system for harnessing energy from footsteps. By stepping or hopping on a Pavegen floor tile, users create clean, off-grid electricity that can 
used for anything from lighting......read more

Substrata iPad Case

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Crafted from sustainably harvested wood. $85.00

Offer the gift of protection with the Substrata iPad box, an elegantly crafted hardwood case made from sustainably harvested timber. The handmade box features a hinged lid and interior lever so you can position your iPad hands-free at multiple angles. As a company, Substrata is all about lightening its load on the earth. From responsibly harvested woods and recycled packaging materials, to......read more

Brooklyn Grange Celebrates First Rooftop Harvest

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Take a first look at the massive, 43,000 square-foot farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Brooklyn Grange, the rooftop farming operation that launched in Long Island City a couple years ago, celebrated its first harvest at its new site, a 43,000 square-foot rooftop farm in Brooklyn -- now the largest such farm in NYC.   Located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the rooftop farm was financed in part by a $592,730 grant from the DEP's Green Infrastructure Grant Program. Mayor......read more

Wind Power Goes Sky-High

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Airborne turbine harvests power from high-altitude winds

Altaeros is on the way up. The Boston-based renewable energy startup said in a press release that it has successfully tested a prototype of its airborne wind turbine -- a jet engine-shaped, helium-filled balloon with a conventional wind turbine inside.  In the prototype test, the device was tethered to a transmission cable and lifted to 350 feet, where, according to the company, it......read more

Solar Roads

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Rhode Island researchers look to harvest solar energy from asphalt.

There are 2.7 million miles of roads stretching across the United States. On hot days, all that asphalt absorbs warmth from the sun, heating to 140 degrees or more. The energy potential of this phenomenon has not gone unnoticed. Researchers from the University of Rhode Island are looking into several ways to harness the solar energy potential of roads to melt ice, power streetlights and signs,......read more

Harvest by Hiroshi

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Skate and Destroy Exhibition at Plsmis gallery, Tokyo.

We can't get enough recycled skate art at SHFT. Currently on show at plsmis gallery in Tokyo, Haroshi creates a series of playful artworks making use of old skateboards and broken decks. “Skate decks eventually see its life shortened by snapping, cracking and/or wearing out. Purchasing new decks is a never ending cycle and this was evident by the tower of old decks that were reaching to......read more

Harvesting Air for Water

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German engineering goes green with a fog-collecting system that serves the water needs of an arid Peruvian village.

Biologists Kai Tiedemann and Anne Lummerich are finding ingenious ways to help people living in arid regions find and develop new sources of water. Bellavista, a small, hillside settlement near Lima, Peru that is unconnected to the municipal water supply is enveloped in fog through most of the winter. There, the pair designed a fog-catching system that captures and collects fog-water for use by......read more

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