technology

Energy By The Numbers: An Energy Revolution

21 Oct , 2016   Video

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report that highlights the accelerated deployment of five clean energy technologies:

  • wind turbines
  • solar technologies for both utility-scale and distributed photovoltaic (PV)
  • electric vehicles (EVs) and
  • light-emitting diodes (LEDs)

The report, Revolution…Now, was announced by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz during a discussion at The Atlantic’s Washington Ideas Forum.… [Read the rest]

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affordablility,Business Models,cityscapes,new products,technology

Biomass gasification-derived bricks and concrete

6 Sep , 2016  

New materials for closed loop systems?

What would you build a house with? A technical report published by ISTC claims that the ash produced from biomass gasification can become bricks and concrete.… [Read the rest]

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arts,Upcycling

5 Beautiful Ideas for Reclaimed Wood Furniture: Projects to Try

6 Nov , 2015  

 

1. A Sunny Bathtub

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Reclaimed Solid Wood Bathtub by indogemstone via flickr

 

2. A Double-Wide Table

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Beautiful double-wide table by Juhan Sonin via flickr

 

3. Charming Chair Made from Railroad Tracks

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Found on jacquespergay.fr via Pinterest

 

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cityscapes,Urban Farming

Recycling, composting and tiny houses in Las Vegas: we’re a new country in the making.

12 Jul , 2015   Gallery

Las Vegas is recycling everything?

If you go to one of the big a Las Vegas casinos, look for the words codegreen. They are hard to miss. You'll find codegreen on a flyer on your bathroom counter and on the trash bins in the lobbies.… [Read the rest]

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Business Models,Circular Economy,events

The MIT Sustainability Summit on April 24 and 25 will be on the circular economy

4 Mar , 2015  

I'm proud of the students at MIT for focusing on how we fundamentally change how we do business in an environmentally and socially aware time. That photo of the frozen wave off Nantucket finally made it on to my internet browser and I thought--wow, now is the time to make the circular economy a reality, on a wide scale.… [Read the rest]

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Business Models,ideas & concepts

Why First Generation Farmers’ Incubator Didn’t Get Funded

7 Jan , 2015  

First Generation Farmers wanted to create an incubator program. It tried to do it on Kickstarter, and failed.

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tools

Big Data Gone Wrong: FishBrain App Could Contribute to Overfishing

5 Dec , 2014  

The new big data app intends to create more efficient fishing but could accelerate overfishing instead.

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Circular Economy,events,new services,tools,Zero Waste

Get Your Junk Fixed

16 Nov , 2014  

A volunteer repair team assembled in South East Portland to offer free repairs of small appliances, bikes, jewelry, and clothing. Repair PDX launched in May 2013 to “organize repair cafés – free events that bring volunteers who like to fix things together with people who have broken items that need fixing.”

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ideas & concepts

5 Reasons Why Zero Waste/Circular Economy Advocates Need New Infographics

14 Nov , 2014  

We need clear, actionable, consistent infographics to communicate zero waste and the circular economy.

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