Cell phones still don’t get recycled very often. The modular phone concept has some hurdles to overcome, but would immediately reduce cell phone e-waste.
Renewable energy = high upfront costs… right? Yes, if you’re paying someone else to put your system together for you. Now, that seems like kind of a no-brainer for most [ … ]
Insects are chock-full of nutrition, and require little space, effort or expense for farming. Compare this to, say, growing a cow or a pig yourself, and you’ll understand why 2 billion people around the world already practice entomophagy (the fancy word for “eating bugs”).
The Open Source Beehives project publishes printable plans for honeybee shelter that are ready for a computer-controlled cutter (and that can be made really techie with sensor kits).
Building a simple pedal-powered generator isn’t that difficult – we got one (kind of like the one above) going on the fly nearly four years ago at the last blogathon [ … ]
Want to build a Solarflower, the open source solar concentrator we featured a little over a year ago? Now you can: designer Daniel Connel has published tutorials for simple, cheap solar collector.
Yes, I’ve been on a bit of an appropriate technology kick lately: really loved Barefoot Power’s micro solar system and the Nuru light system and its companion human-powered charger. So, [ … ]
Dog days of August? Not at sustainablog! While most people are wondering if the summer heat is ever going to end, we were hitting our stride here: many more posts, [ … ]
This post was originally published on Eco-Libris blog on August 22. Last week we wrote here about our partner Chegg and their renting textbooks’ model. This is a great model and [ … ]