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One would think the last place the latest “smart” tech is going to end up is one’s garden but the solution inspired technology has caught up with us even in our dirt. “Connect, Cultivate, Thrive” is a slogan of Edyn – the smart garden system that lets you know what’s happening in your garden at [continue reading…]

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The innovative Dutch have once again prevailed with an impressive green technology that they’ve unveiled to the world. In the Netherlands’s constant effort to encourage cultural energy-neutrality, a team of student scientists from Delft University of Technology have developed a solar “skin,” a housing cover that will make homes more sustainable and energy-neutral. The project [continue reading…]

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We all know hot water costs money. We’re accustomed to paying for comfort and there is nothing wrong about it but if you’re like me – you’ll have your comfort but find some sneaky way to save on it (if you can). After all, warm water is the second biggest energy expense after heating and [continue reading…]

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Imagine travelling six hours a day and having to scoop water with a trashed plastic bottle from a worm infested stagnant pond contaminated by human waste. For some people in Ethiopia, this process not only consumes prime hours of the day, it endangers their children by exposing them to dangerous illnesses and taking them away [continue reading…]

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Qatar has the highest carbon emissions per capita in the world; three times as high as the United States.  According to the World Wildlife Fund, “if every human being lived like the average Qatari, the Earth would need nearly five times more resources than it has”. Who can blame them? If you lived in the [continue reading…]

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These days, it’s easy to see that the focus is on saving energy and reducing costs associated with rising energy prices. But let’s face it, there is a huge difference between being verbally “trendy” and being able to supply actual convincing data. This is precisely the reason why attention has been recently drawn to a [continue reading…]

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When most people think of a fence they imagine privacy and aesthetics and few associate it with incorporating it into their home’s renewable energy needs.  However, there is a different type of “fence” that is entering into conversations more often, these days. This type of fence is designed to produce energy directly from the environment. [continue reading…]

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In an unprecedented move, Panasonic has extended itself into private construction in order to rebuild post-varied-disaster Japan into a model of sustainability and smarts. The company, working in conjunction with eight others, is turning one of their former factory sites into a “Sustainable Smart Town.” Like the working relationship of the companies themselves, the goal [continue reading…]

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I am a huge audiophile, music is everything to me. I could have music streaming from every possible corner of my house. Naturally, when I read about AirBulb, which is an LED light bulb and speaker in one, my curiosity was quickly aroused. The only question remains, does this green audio tech gadget serve any [continue reading…]

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Green roofs are one of the hottest concepts in sustainable living today, but they are not without problems – one of the most serious being, if you try to add one onto a preexisting structure, you run the risk of damaging the building due to all the excess weight. Soil + water = very, very [continue reading…]

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