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Fairphone
Smartphone using conflict-free materials, fair trade manufacturing practices, and the new version 2 will feature a semi-modular design to ease repair/upgrade.
conflict  materials  fair  trade  hardware  electronics  devices  android  smartphone  sustainability  Delicious 
june 2015 by asteroza
Hampton Creek Foods
Some sort of artificial egg substitute that is getting high marks for emulating real eggs?
plant  food  sustainability  substitute  egg  artificial  based  Delicious 
march 2013 by asteroza
Meta Perception: Human Interface
I sort of like this. Embedded AR video and audio projectors sense user gesture actions to determine desired activity, then project video and sound onto existing surfaces for a person to interact with. Pick up a banana and stick it by your ear and mouth, and the system will think you are trying to make a phone call (Banana Phone!), or you open an empty pizza box you are sitting in front of, and the system interprets that you need a computer terminal so a desktop and keyboard are projected. By applying the interfaces over existing objects, you reduce the need for interactive terminals, so this is a push towards sustainability, provided such a system is ubiquitous.
invoked  computing  AR  projector  parametric  narrow  beam  speaker  ubiquitous  UI  GUI  interface  sustainability  green  future  gesture  analysis  Delicious 
november 2011 by asteroza
JAW201005current.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Weird inflatable pyramids used as dual purpose saline water solar desalinators and rainwater collectors.
WaterPyramid  solar  seawater  saline  water  desalination  inflatable  structure  cone  pyramid  rainwater  collection  green  energy  sustainability  filetype:pdf  media:document  Delicious 
june 2011 by asteroza
Save as WWF, Save a Tree : Home
I fail to see how this is any different from setting some DRM flags in a PDF file...
mac  OSX  software  printing  PDF  WWF  environment  sustainability  security  block  print  green  Delicious 
december 2010 by asteroza
Vac from the Sea
Nice little PR campaign. But the seed for thought is, large tuna fishing fleets are increasingly unsustainable due to reduced catches. Retrofit the fleets for recovering plastic from the great pacific garbage gyre would be a huge PR move. I'm looking at you Japan.
ocean  garbage  patch  plastic  recovery  recycling  green  sustainability  europe  sweden  Delicious 
june 2010 by asteroza
ecovative design
Mycelium roots, if in a sealed package like a brick, can create building insulation with equal or better insulation properties than styrofoam or fiberglass. When unsealed, it is biodegradeable, though at a slower pace than what one would expect.
Ecocradle  recyclable  foam  packaging  materials  science  mushroom  mycelium  root  composite  compostable  green  energy  insulation  construction  sustainability  biodegradable  architecture  Delicious 
february 2010 by asteroza
Novomer
Tying up with Kodak to access their chemical reactor tech. Current process uses only 50% of the petroleum necessary to produce PPC precursor plastics. Aim is 100% production using only CO2.
Novomer  Kodak  CO2  carbon  conversion  precursor  plastic  PPC  materials  science  research  technology  process  catalyst  cleantech  recycling  green  sustainability  energy  Delicious 
december 2009 by asteroza
Verne Global
For the europeans, this may actually be a viable option when carbon accounting for power must be taken into account when considering datacenter hosting.
VerneGlobal  Iceland  datacenter  colo  facility  hardware  electronics  devices  airside  cooling  geothermal  hydroelectric  green  energy  power  sustainability  Delicious 
october 2009 by asteroza
CO2 Now - CO2 Home
Note that some places are breaching 400PPM, which makes atmospheric CO2 capture via artificial tree/capture aqueous solution practical...
CO2  carbon  dioxide  PPM  count  measurement  web  widget  environment  climate  change  monitoring  sustainability  green  energy  Delicious 
august 2009 by asteroza
Verisae Energy Management, Carbon Footprint, Asset Tracking, and Refrigerant Tracking Solutions - Verisae
Apparently these guys got a US business process patent on enterprise carbon tracking and accounting. I wonder when the patent trolling will begin?
Verisae  corporate  enterprise  carbon  tracking  accounting  software  service  hosted  SaaS  vendor  green  energy  sustainability  CSR  reporting  auditing  Delicious 
june 2009 by asteroza
Peak phosphorus: readings | Energy Bulletin
Peak phosphorus/phosphates. So the short story is we have potentially less than 60 years left of easy phosphates, then modern agriculture goes belly up because we can't make fertilizer. There are potential recovery methods treating sewage sludge (?biochar) but mostly it isn't really doable. Added factor is corn is a major offender.
peak  phosphate  phosphorus  environment  sustainability  agriculture  green  Delicious 
june 2009 by asteroza
FOXNews.com - U.N. 'Climate Change' Plan Would Likely Shift Trillions to Form New World Economy - United Nations
Anybody seen much about this? Copenhagen Accord, the follow-on to the Kyoto Treaty, seems to be reviving up for some big requirements. Forcing the world to go green by sanctions and fines? We'll see. This swings both to the "UN is a bunch of blowhards and nothing will happen" end, and to the "OMG, new world order UN global government, shoot the blue helmets" end.
Copenhagen  Accord  kyoto  treaty  environment  protection  sustainability  global  politics  UN  economic  Climate  change  cap-and-trade  carbon  tax  green  energy  Delicious 
april 2009 by asteroza
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