Alison Dietrich

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Make Your Own Watermelon Syrup - Real Food

<i>Learn how to make your own watermelon syrup using your homegrown watermelons from the garden.</i><p>Believe it or not, the <i>least known</i> of nature's nutritious …

Entrepreneurship

Scientists Are Using Milk to Make Edible Food Wrappers

That convenient plastic wrapper around your string cheese could soon be edible, thanks to the work of scientists at the USDA. According to a release by the American Chemical Society, a team of chemists have developed a new food safe, biodegradable, and edible film out of a milk protein called …

Burning trash to create energy: the complicated journey to zero waste

How Washington D.C. handles its waste.<p>A steady line of steam rises up over the hill just above dozens of brick townhouses and suburban homes. The …

Precycling, Recycling, Downcycling, and Upcycling

I recently read the book called: The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less* by Amy Korst. It was written by a woman who decided to go …

Zero Waste grocery store opens in Montréal

<b>Finally, a true Zero Waste store has arrived in Canada! Méga Vrac features more than 700 products, making it a perfect place for waste-averse</b> …

Sustainability

Plastic! Not so Fantastic. Tips on How to Cut Down Waste Everyday

The Garbage Patch Right now, a plastic island the size of Texas (or bigger) floats adrift on the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. It’s a …

Zero Waste Halloween Ideas

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love all the decorations for it, it's fun to dress up and, of course, the treats! Well all of that fun …

Sustainable Leather Grown from Mushrooms!

No cows necessary, and it can be produced in sheets of any size<p>A San-Francisco-based company called MycoWorks has made an incredible advance in …

Product Design for Sustainability – UX Collective

How products we build today can make the world more sustainable tomorrow.<p>97% of households in the UK own an electric tea kettle and 65% of them admit …

This Is the ‘Greenest’ City in the World

<b>Zurich</b> took first place in the 2016 Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index, “which ranked 100 major cities on 32 indicators across three aspects of</b> …

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson's nature centre in Pittsburgh "blends with the surrounding woods"

The thin columns and wood cladding that front this educational facility in a Pittsburgh park are designed to help the building fit in with its …

Eco-friendly prefab home with green roof built in 6 weeks

Sustainability-minded through and through<p>From the same firm that delivered Australia’s first "carbon-positive prefab" comes another prefab stunner, located by Avalon Beach in New South Wales. Erected over a period of six weeks by Archiblox, the roughly 1,722-square-foot abode was …

Where to put the next billion people

Richard T. T. Forman and Jianguo Wu call for global and regional approaches to urban planning.<p>Subject terms:<p>Geography<br>• Society<br>• Policy<p>By 2030, 1.1 …

Cubicco's sustainable flatpack homes are built to withstand a hurricane

Cubicco's line comprises a series of homes of varying size and shape, including an attractive little micro-shelter that can be used as a studio, …

Off-grid

Product Design Concepts

Summary:<p>Learn how to problem-solve, innovate, and improve your project’s environmental impacts by looking at the big picture to understand how things …

UX Design

Extraordinary Eco-Friendly Homes for Sale Photos

Environmental impact is among the top concerns of many luxury homebuyers. And architects are no different; numerous designers have sought to reduce or eliminate net energy usage in their residential projects. The October issue of <i>Architectural Digest</i> spotlighted international talents dedicated to …

New Hampshire

How to build a compost shower for free hot water

A heating system developed by a French innovator decades ago is gaining a new life as a sustainable way to get free hot showers in the modern …

Designer develops nonwoven material made from yarn for use in smart textile

Sonia Reynolds, a designer and researcher, now undertaking a PhD at the Nottingham Trent University, has pioneered a new form of nonwoven material …

11 green ideas for your rooftop and home interior

Plants are essential to have in our daily life. Whether it's for the routine of gardening, or to purify the air, to keep insects at bay or to prevent …