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The Future of Urban Energy May Be Tree-Shaped Wind Turbines

Current Environmental News and Emerging Green Technology

Hydroponic Urban Agriculture which can be run on fish waste water from intensive fish farming. This is called aquaponics. The plants clean the water for the fish, the fish water nourishes the plants as it is pumped around the system.

shipping container greenhouse - urban farm unit by damien chivialle

DIY Ikea Aquaponics

DIY IKEA Shelf In-Home Aquaponics - Planted Space

50 Year old Bottle Garden: Still going strong: Pensioner David Latimer from Cranleigh, Surrey, with his bottle garden that was first planted 53 years ago and has not been watered since 1972 - yet continues to thrive in its sealed environment

sustainable bamboo bikes for urban streets by guapa - designboom | architecture & design magazine

Air Harvester Gets Water Out Of Air

Personal Fresh Air | JULIO RADESCA

Nissan unveiled the groundbreaking, innovative ZEOD RC, the world’s fastest electric racing car that will reach speeds of more than 300km/h with electric technology at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Solar Powered Contemporary Tree Charger

Solar Power Charger. The concept was designed by Kyuho Song and Boa Oh. The Window Socket pulls solar power to an internal battery, which can be either used immediately or saved for use during night time hours or when you are away from the sun. After 8 hours of charging, the socket provides the user with 10 hours of electricity.

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The glass tube holds exactly one liter of water, sufficient for a quick handwash. The theory being that we waste almost six liters of water and use only one, while washing hands. Once the stored one-liter is used up, you have to turn-off the tap till the next one liter fills up the tube. A cumbersome rationing process that will hopefully drive home the point of conservation!

a billboard in peru creates clean drinking water from air humidity

V-Tent is an ecofriendly parking system that protects and charges vehicles. It is a collapsible canopy that can be used in both personal and public parking areas. Aiming to create a sustainable system for urban environment, V-Tent offers a safe space for electric cars either at home or in city. Functioning as a canopy that prevents weather side-effects such as sun heat or snow, design protects vehicles physically from environmental conditions.


Fab Lab House

designed by the institute for advance architecture of catalonia (IAAC) as part of the 2012 smart city expo in barcelona, the 'endesa pavilion' is a highly efficient shelter which is built to meet very specific energetic and comfort needs, built on the surface without actually causing any permanent change to the ground. the pavilion is a great example of how a commonly used material can be reinterpreted to create astounding forms while serving a specific function.

sustainable pavilion by st. andré-lang architectes made from corn and wood

sustainable pavilion by st. andré-lang architectes made from corn and wood

With Digital Alarm Clock Powered By Water, No Batteries Needed

Spherical Glass Solar Energy Generator Can Also Harvest Energy from Moonlight

Eliodomestico Solar Water Distiller Price: $50 Freelance designer Gabriele Diamanti created this solar-powered distiller for use in coastal areas in the third world that are deprived of freshwater. It is half as expensive and 67% more efficient than existing models, and his hope is that local manufacturers will adopt the open-source design and mass-produce it for local populations.

Sustainable ice-cream cart - Ice Cream Cart Keeps Things Cold with Solar Power

Street Charge, A Solar Powered Public Charging Station by PENSA