ECO/GREEN

Indian PM launches country’s first solar-powered e-boats in Varanasi

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Increasing pollution levels is one of the major causes for global warming all over the world. While most countries have been trying for years to resolve the issue by opting various eco-friendly measures, India still lags when it comes to pollution. However, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has initiated the Clean India Campaign to reduce pollution and its ill-effects. Now another brilliant environmentally-friendly measure taken by the Indian Prime Minister is the launch of country’s first solar-powered e-boats in Varanasi.

Plastic Bottle Village recycles PET bottles to build houses

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When it comes to green architecture, many recycled things come to our mind from clay houses to PET bottle construction. One example of such environment friendly architecture is the world’s first Plastic Bottle Village located on Isla Colón in Panama. The entire village is made from over a million recycled PET bottles. Built on 83-acres of tropical jungle, the village consists of nearly 120 houses and a lodge.

Levi’s teams with Aquafil for sustainable jeans line

Levi’s teams with Aquafil for sustainable jeans line

Levi Strauss & Co., American clothing company is one of those brands that really care for our planet and is doing something for it. Whether it is about finding new ways to reduce energy or recycle water and waste material, Levi’s is always trying to minimize its impact on the planet. We have seen Levi’s eco-friendly denim line made out of recycled plastic bottles and food trays in the past. Now, the clothing manufacturer is taking another step towards environmental sustainability by unveiling its new sustainable jeans line made from old fishing nets and discarded carpets.

Susan McLeary grows real succulents on pieces of jewelry

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Bringing a piece of nature to urban women, American florist Susan McLeary creates fashion-forward jewelry that grows real succulents. She has created beautiful real flower jewelry pieces, such as bracelets, necklaces, rings and headbands. The one-of-a-kind living jewelry is designed to make fashionistas and environment enthusiasts feel closer to nature all the time by wearing striking botanical ornaments on their body.

Artist emphasizes on original form of fallen trees with furniture

Sebastian Errazuriz Creates Furniture From Fallen Trees

Lush green trees are certainly a beautiful part of nature, which make outdoors feel more lively and relaxing at the same time. But have you ever wondered what happens to old or fallen tree branches? Probably, these fallen tree parts remain on the ground of nearby streets/forests or damped into garbage. However, Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz turns found tree trunks and branches into aesthetic and practical furniture pieces, while bringing a small slice of nature indoors.

15 tree-hugging buildings that playfully embrace the trunk

15 tree-hugging buildings that playfully embrace the trunk

Over the years humans have chopped down countless number of tress to build luxury residential or commercial properties. As a result, nature is now suffering with global warming due to deforestation. Deforestation also leads to reduced amount of water in the soil and air that further declines biodiversity. So, instead of cutting the trees why don’t we work with nature, instead of working against it? There are few clever architects who have come up with a brilliant solution in form of arboreal architecture to preserve natural forests while providing luxury living to homeowners.

3D printed underwater city would be made out of found ocean trash

Vincent Callebaut's 3D Printed Unde8water City Made From Oceanic Waste

It’s sad to know that the beautiful oceans around us are filled with trash. But Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut wants to recycle oceanic garbage into amazing metropolis. This futuristic oceanscrapers will be made entirely of 3D printed harvested algae and plastic waste materials. Together these materials are known as algopast, which is renewed intelligently using 3D printing technology.

Adidas unveils eco-friendly sneaker with 3D-printed midsole

Adidas and Parley for the Oceans unveils concept shoe

Few months back, active wear brand Adidas and environmental institute Parley for the Oceans joined hands together to develop an eco-friendly running shoe made from recycled plastic ocean waste. Taking the initiative further, the two organizations have teamed up once again to unveil a concept sneaker featuring a 3D-printed midsole. The innovative footwear concept was showcased at the Paris climate summit (COP21) to demonstrate how the industry can rethink design to raise awareness for our oceans and protect them from plastic pollution.

Eco-friendly WeWood watches offer a stylish way to go natural

Wooden Timepieces by WeWood Watches

While some people love flaunting luxurious and sophisticated timepieces, these WeWood watches are only targeting customers who are concerned about the impact that these time-tellers would have on the planet. WeWood watches express environmental care not just by creating artistic timepieces using recycled wooden scraps, but also intend to protect natural forests.

Alison Moritsugu portrays hyper-realistic landscapes on salvaged wood

Alison Moritsugu hyper-realistic landscapes on salvaged wood

People from 18th and 19th centuries have actually seen the true beauty of American landscapes before industrialization. But with changing time, people chopped down trees to meet the needs of rapid modernization. However, New York-based artist Alison Moritsugu wants urban community to explore America’s real landscapes through her magnificent oil paintings on fallen logs.

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