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Helsinki launches a sustainability app for the city

The app helps users decide on activities, transportation options and shops by toggling specific sustainability filters to find choices that best suit their preferences and meet environmental metrics.

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Energy-efficient home uses recycled heat to reduce C02 emissions

The Lane End House by PAD studio incorporates natural building material and sustainable solutions to increase energy-efficiency. The resulting design creates a passive home with a smaller environmental footprint and a focus on sustainability.  The exterior of the house contains balcony areas that act as solar shading for the property, complete with thoughtfully-places openings to create a greater distribution of natural ventilation to rid the home of intense heat during the hot Summer months.  Landscape-wise,…

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Wherever you go, the Layover Travel Blanket has you covered

Even if you’re lucky enough to scare up a blanket on a commercial flight anymore, it’s a thin, likely germ-filled scrap of fabric that leaves you debating whether to cover your top half or your bottom half. The inventors of the Layover Travel Blanket have solved this problem while incorporating sustainability along the way.  The Layover is a packable travel blanket that can be used in planes, trains, automobiles, at the stadium, or on a camping trip. It has some features you’d expect…

Forget Fast Fashion: 7 Things You Need to Know About Slow Fashion

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Our climate has changed drastically over the past century, and 97% of climate scientists agree that human activities are of the main root causes of this issue. On a more positive note, people are starting to become aware of the impact we have on the environment and the conversation on how we can change our behavior in order to […]

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