After constructing a somewhat unusual vessel out of ordinary but not-maritime-friendly materials, Marcus Eriksen and Joel Paschal set out from Long Beach, California on June 1st to sail across the Pacific - well to Hawaii anyway. Their mission was to draw attention to the problem of plastic debris, in particular plastic bags, which have become […]
With the introduction of the Quiet Revolution QR5, two major deterrents to the use of wind power – undesirable visual aesthetics and noise - have been resolved. The elegantly twisted design of the QR5 is more reminiscent of a moving sculpture than the hardworking machine that it is. This helical design is also credited with virtually […]
Sometimes to think “out of the box”, you need to be in the box. Literally. Large metal shipping containers that are left empty at ports around the country are being repurposed into modern, eco-friendly housing. What began as an experiment for emergency housing has become a realistic – and less costly option – to traditional construction. […]
The 3rd annual Alternative Energy and Transportation is coming to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on September 26th and 27th. Admission is free, and the exhibits will be more extensive than ever. Relocating the show to the auditorium provides much more space in the exhibit hall. The Alt Build Show was held there this year […]
A working prototype designed by Ainslie Asher of Australia could help redefine what we expect from a kitchen sink. The award-winning Eulo Grey Water Recycling Sink is a self-contained unit with a three-filter system designed to clean water recycled from the kitchen sink.
Step One: Used water passes through a particle strainer to filter large solid […]
Louis Palmer of Switzerland took his concern about the environment a bit more seriously than most of us. In July of 2007, he set off on a trip around the world in a most unusual vehicle.
The Solar Taxi is a custom made car that is fully electric, and tows a trailer outfitted with PV solar […]