Articles and researches

June 29, 2020

Ottan Studio transforms green waste into home decor

Green design start-up Ottan Studio is committed to producing upcycled decor out of food and green waste. By collecting materials such as fruit peels, expired grains, vegetable […]
June 29, 2020

New study finds microplastics in fruits and vegetables

A recent study published in the journal Environmental Research has revealed that microplastics are absorbed in the fruits and vegetables we consume. According to the study, […]
June 26, 2020

These funky sandals upcycle fabric from the cutting room floor

The fashion industry deserves a harsh slap on the wrist for how its manufacturing impacts the environment. From the overconsumption of resources to water pollution to material […]
June 26, 2020

How to tie-dye with natural dyes

The tie-dye look was once incredibly trendy. Then, it became retro. Now, it’s classic. Tie-dye is fun, bright and colorful, and when you don’t know what […]
June 26, 2020

LEED Platinum Stockman Bank harvests rainwater and solar power in Missoula

In Montana’s historic downtown Missoula, a Stockman Bank branch has recently earned LEED v4 Core and Shell Platinum certification — the second building in the U.S […]
June 26, 2020

Consumer Reports finds high arsenic level in Whole Foods bottled water

New Consumer Reports tests determined that some bottled water manufactured by Whole Foods contains potentially dangerous arsenic levels. Starkey Spring Water, which Whole Foods has been […]
June 26, 2020

This net-zero home is integrated into the slopes of Carmel Valley

Tehama 2 in Carmel-by-the-Sea by Studio Schicketanz is a net-zero home built using reclaimed wood and local stone. We caught up with Mary Ann Schicketanz to […]
June 25, 2020

Parent shares process of making life-size board game from cardboard

Every parent can attest that kids often enjoy playing with the box a gift comes in more than the gift itself, and who’s to blame them? […]