Would You Want To Be Buried In A Smart Coffin?

Hi-tech casket boasts a built-in screen for photos and social feeds, plus speakers and flashing lights ‘Coffin of the Future’ is currently only a concept by a West Midlands firm Includes a large screen to show a slideshow of photos and tweets Design also has colour-changing lights and speakers to project a eulogy There are currently no […]

This 8 Minute Video Will Make You Think Twice About Drinking Bottled Water

When someone asks if you want bottled or tap water, which do you choose? It seems like an innocuous decision — just a matter of preference. But there’s actually a lot riding on that choice, according to ” The Story of Bottled Water,” an eight-minute video that’s drawn millions of views since it was posted […]

Earthships: These Cute Houses In New Mexico Are Built From Trash And Are Totally Off-The-Grid

There’s something cool happening down in New Mexico – and no, it is not a reboot of Breaking Bad. In 2014, the average home in the United States used a whopping 10,932-kilowatt hours of electricity. In some states like Louisiana, the average was as high as 15,497-kilowatt hours. These statistics come from the U.S. Energy […]

Do We Underestimate The Power Of Plants And Trees

Research suggests plants might be capable of more than we suspect. Some scientists – controversially – describe plants as “intelligent”. They argue a better understanding of their capabilities could help us solve some of the world’s thorniest problems. Four experts talk to the BBC World Service Inquiry programme about what plants can teach us. Stefano […]

5 Foods And Drinks That May Not Be Around For The Next Generation Thanks To Climate Change

Think long and hard about your favorite thing to eat. Take in all the delicious smells. The sheer joy from every last bite, sip, chomp, or slurp. Now, think long and hard about having to say goodbye to your favorite food forever. Because some of America’s favorite foods and drinks won’t make it much longer. […]

Why Tiny Homes Are Hugely Amazing

By this point, photos of tiny houses are everywhere. I’d be surprised if you haven’t seen at least one pint-size abode that made you pause to imagine how simple your life might be if you lived in such an efficient little space. I’ve done more than my fair share of imagining, having watched Kirsten Dirksen’s […]

Irrefutable Scientific Evidence That We Are All One

If a system does not interact with its environment in any way… it does not exist in nature. I will start this article with the definition of an isolated system: implies a system that does not interact with the other systems of its environment in any way. Now I ask: Does an isolated system exist? […]

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven’t Noticed

Most of us haven’t quite realized there is something extraordinary happening. A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is going through change and that […]

10 Life Hacks to Help You Cut Plastic Out of the Picture

Plastic is so ubiquitous that it can be found in or associated with nearly every tangible item in existence. Just think about how many different things you used today that either were plastic or came packaged in plastic, you’re guaranteed to come up with at least five. It’s no secret that we all have a rather sordid relationship […]

Salt Water Powered Car Gets European Approval – Yes, It’s Real

In a breakthrough that is bound to catch the attention of the oil industry and even electric car makers, a company has just gained approval for its ‘salt water’ powered car in Europe. A car called the Quant e-Sportlimousine that was presented at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show is the first electric car powered by salt water and is now certified […]

Netherlands Testing Sustainable Plastic Roads that ‘Snap Together’ Like Legos

As usual Netherlands is ‘paving the way’ for a sustainable future, but this time, literally, with plans to start testing a new type of roads that are pre-made from recycled plastic. Plastic recycles or waste found in the ocean will be transformed into plastic tiles created by KWS Infra.  This new innovation is called “PlasticRoad” […]

For Less Than Half The Cost Of An Iphone, You Can Build An Underground Greenhouse

What if I told you that with a mere $300, one-third the price of an iPhone, you could build something with the ability to save you a ridiculous amount of money on groceries and food year-round? Think about it – By 2020, you could buy a whole flock of iPhone ‘Whatever-They’ll-Be-Called-By-Then with the money you’ll save. Enter the walipini. […]

Some People Talk To Their Plants. These Plants Talk To Each Other

Like it or not, Facebook, Instagram, and other digital messaging services have become an intimate part of many of our lives. In fact, we collectively send 10 billion messages per day over Facebook!  If we suppose that the average message is five words long (disclaimer: I have no idea if that’s true, but it feels about right) and a novel is 50,000 […]

Big Problem, Tiny Solution — But These Tiny Homes For The Homeless Just Might Work

Ray is a member of a grassroots group called Denver Homeless Out Loud made up of folks who are homeless as well as supporters of the local Denver homeless population. Ray says he’s been without a home for nearly three years, and he is most often found at the DHOL office or playing his guitar […]

See The Innovative Earth-Saving Ideas Leonardo DiCaprio’s Foundation Is Bringing To Life

When he’s not fighting off bears or trying to win an Oscar, Leonardo DiCaprio is busy saving the environment. The man is passionate about the planet. And why shouldn’t he be? It is THE ONLY PLACE CAPABLE OF SUSTAINING HUMAN LIFE. Sorry, his enthusiasm is contagious. On Tuesday, DiCaprio received the Crystal Award from the […]

Eco Homes From The Earth: Cordwood

Imagine owning your own green dream home, made out of natural and recycled materials and hosting an array of custom features.  Building an eco-friendly natural home is easier than you can imagine.  Materials like cordwood, cob, dirt, straw and wood from you own land can aid you in this.  These building techniques produce a natural, […]

This Couple Spent Decades Building Their Own Self Sustaining Island

This couple is doing something that hasn’t been done since Noah’s Ark. For the past 20 years, artists Wayne Adams and Catherine King have been steadily building a floating island named Freedom Cove. The Cove is located in Cypress Bay near Tofino, British Columbia, giving the couple a chance to be one with nature. The […]

The Future of Wind Turbines? No Blades

It’s no longer suprising to encounter 100-foot pinwheels spinning in the breeze as you drive down the highway. But don’t get too comfortable with that view. A Spanish company called Vortex Bladeless is proposing a radical new way to generate wind energy that will once again upend what you see outside your car window. Their […]

Solar Energy That Doesn’t Block The View

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar panel that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used for buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a […]