Philadelphian designer Brian Kelly intends to explore the relationship between humans and plants by growing greens nourished with urine. He implies that since plants enrich humans with Oxygen and nutrition, we too should enrich them with nitrogen from human’s urine along with the carbon dioxide from the air. To eliminate the need of chemical fertilizers, he shaped up a project, Grow Cycle. It is designed to fit in urban dens too as people excuse from green responsibilities attributing to lack of space. Going by his images, I can write that a valved bottle is used for clean transportation of the urine into the system. Now Brian, how to fill that bottle…..without messing fingers and hands? Ok, once user masters the art, urine collected needs to be diluted with water in a fixed measure to feed the plant. Roll over for lots of illustrative images……
And you thought that priests only pray to God for well being? Allow me to correct this myth. In a move to make Vatican more clean and green, the current leader of the Roman Catholic Church and head of state of Vatican City, Pope Benedict XVI held his first green audience yesterday. About 9,000 attended the green service under the solar roof of Paul VI Hall. In all, 2,400 solar panels on the roof above the Pope’s head converted sun rays into electricity to light and heat the hall.
This Christmas allow Santa to place your gifts at the feet of the 100% eco-friendly X-mas tree. Switch to the latest trend of going green by swapping authentic Xmas trees with the cardboard versions. Designed and developed by Cloud Gate Design LLC, from Chicago, this tree is erected out of recycled corrugated cardboard. You can also opt for ornaments made out of cardboard to decorate it in a true green style. ideal for kids as well as adults, such a eco-friendly version aims to instill the green values even in times of festivities. Claimed to be 100% recyclable, this tree screams out two ideas very clearly – Reuse and Recycle. for $23, it stands 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Even the packaging material is absolutely eco-friendly.
Houston residents can give a green wash to their cars at the nation’s first eco-friendly full service car wash. Green Earth Auto Detail is all set to throw its doors open for this green car wash service in the first week of following month. Since water conservation is of prime importance, the task of flushing away 40 to 160 gallons of water per car wash needed to be addressed without delay. Green Earth promises to look into this matter and has come up with an almost water-free car wash. They have formulated a special solution that is safe, non-hazardous and water-based. When sprayed onto the vehicle it simply dissolves the dirt so it can be easily wiped off with a micro fiber cloth and then buffed with another, leaving the vehicle clean, shiny and super smooth to the touch. The only water used in the process is that which is used to mix the solution.
Recently, we featured a solar powered Fusion bag that also played a role of the charger for your doodads. But if that bag didn’t fancy your fashion sense then fret not as here’s a hot solar charger with cool looks. Dubbed, iCharge eco, it is the latest green charger that sports compatibility with a range of portable gizmos. Fitted with solar panels on one side, it can juice up cell phones, MP3s, iPod and gaming consoles too. Though it is prefixed with the ‘i’, this solar charger has no association with the trade mark ‘i’ products or its parent company. A 1,350mAh battery helps to deliver an output of DC5.0-5.5V/600mA.
With thousands of books being bought and read, have you wondered what happens to them after being discarded eventually. Though books don’t pose a hazardous threat to the landfills, it certainly makes sense if we can put them to a better use. Since most of us love to flaunt our collection on a books cabinet or special shelf, the idea of Paperback Partition will appeal to folks with clear eco-sense. Simply collect all the unwanted books and arrange them on a customized cabinet that plays a role of partition. Be it a partition between two rooms or simply a nerdy divider between yours and your colleague’s work table. Book lovers cannot settle on a better application of their old but dear-to-heart paperbacks.
With no offense to anybody, my header stands true to its suggestion. An U.K company is out on the fields to collect the sheep’s poo to recycle it into a tree-free paper. Though many may cringe at the thought of putting your pen down on a piece of paper derived out of a shit, I think it’s a wonderful creation that helps to save our trees and forests. The collected poo is completely sterilized by boiling and later beaten into a cellulose pulp. Using traditional techniques, the pulp is formed into sheets and heat pressed into usable paper.
Time and again we come across news about the dramatic change in Dubai’s skyline. However, now Dubai’s skyline is going to go to places with an eco-friendly colossal billboard. In an attempt to daze the world with its grandeur and impressive skyline, Adrac, a global advertising and marketing agency, has come up with this majestic proposal. Finding its way in to the Guinness Book of World Records, this world’s longest billboard is exceptionally designed to capture a piece of Dubai and take it to as many people as possible in a year’s time. Intended to tour 40 countries withing that period, this record-breaking project is set to launch alongside the opening of Adrac’s new Dubai office in the Burj Business District. Brushing aside its mammothic size as well as opulent role, allow me to update you that such an outstanding project promises to leave zilch carbon footprint behind.
Talk about being versatile in a green style and it’s the Greentainer Project that takes a bow. Based in Gandino, Italy, this green architectural project stands out for its form as well as function. To address the eco-sensitive issues, a 40-foot container was transformed it into a structure that’s mobile, flexible, and self-sufficient. Akin to the other cases where containers have been reused by transforming them into temporary residences or construction site offices or permanent structures, Greentainer’s USP lies in the fact that it is 100% transportable. Ideal for multiple uses and destinations, from a small company canteen to a trade show lounge bar, and even as a mobile exhibition center or a meeting room; it can be positioned in any alfresco location. Fitted with a solar roof adds on to its green persona. A photovoltaic system supplies all the energy necessary to run the heating-cooling system, the lights and other devices.
Thermy makes the best of the sun’s energy to tap the temperature caused by the same. Though still a concept, this green thermometer displays the temperature of the surroundings in large, readable fonts. The designer hasn’t been generous with the details and all that we know is that it comprises of solar cells and e-ink paper. The use of such a paper helps to keep it uber thin. Wonder what the small sun icon denotes…..daytime? Also the since it is feeds on sun rays, I suppose one needs to stick this thermometer on the window pane or close to it. Designer, Ilya Tkach, needs to be more liberal and enlighten us with more details about this cute, green Thermy.