Urban Fruit-Picking to Prevent Waste
Created 8/16/2010 8:42:41 AM 
It's right about this time of year that those with fruit trees and gardens in the Northern Hemisphere tend to get overwhelmed by homegrown abundance. Many tons of these are wasted year after year; but no more.
Tree Life Box: A Seed-Sprouting Cardboard Box
Created 8/9/2010 9:34:55 AM 
Cardboard production produces the majority of pollutants associated with cardboard. When this product is made, trees are cut down and and turned into a pulp which creates sulfur dioxide emissions. Sulfur dioxide dissolves in water vapor and is released into the atmosphere, where it joins with other gases to create sulfates.
The Best Xmas Idea Ever!
Created 12/4/2009 7:48:56 AM 
Christmas trees have come under critical fire for the environmental damage that they can generate - mostly to wildlife habitats through mass tree plantation and the associated use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. After all, you are cutting down a living part of the environment, bringing it into your home, and decorating it for a few weeks before discarding it then repeating the whole process again next year. However, going real is the best way to “go green” this holiday.
Is There Money in Organic Food Vending Machines?
Created 10/9/2009 8:43:33 AM 
Finding a convenient, healthy snack can be difficult in workplaces and schools where fruit trees are long gone and the best on offer now comes from a vending machine stuffed with junk. In this troubled economic times, many schools are forced to shut down their cafeteria services and replace them with rows of vending machines.
Save Trees and earn Money
Created 7/13/2009 8:20:50 AM 
Thousands of trees are cut down every year to produce the paper that makes books. Publishers have been announcing initiative after initiative aimed at making their book production environmentally friendly. One of the best so far is a program that allow you to contribute to a more sustainable book industry and earn money in the process.
Recycle your Banana for Profit
Created 6/5/2009 8:56:21 AM 
No matter how well we recycle, there will always be the need for virgin fiber in the paper industry. Both trees and non-wood fibers are cultivated for paper making around the world. The United States paper industry is structured almost entirely around wood as the source of fiber. This has resulted in the decimation of our old growth forests. Even today, old growth forests continue to be clear cut to make paper.
Recycled Cardboard: A Real Money Maker
Created 2/6/2009 8:42:20 AM 
Cardboard is a generic term for a heavy duty paper based product. often used for folding cartons, set-up boxes and packaging. The material is a strong, versatile packaging material that is universally accepted for recovery and recycling. Making the pulp from trees for use in corrugated cardboard creates sulfur dioxide pollution. Recycling corrugated cardboard into new products cuts the pollution generated by half.
Nature 2.01
Created 10/10/2008 7:47:24 AM 
Inspired from world’s debates on eco-crisis on Earth, Belgium-based designers presented chairs and stools upholstered in real tree bark. The pieces, which feature ash bark formed over timber and resin, are based on the notion that if trees had square trunks, less wood would be wasted.
The Eco-Architecture Business: Grow Your Own Home
Created 9/22/2008 7:43:37 AM 
A bus stop that grows its own foliage as shade. A children’s playground, made entirely from trees. A shelter made from living tree roots that could provide natural protection against earthquakes in California. “Eco-architecture” may sound like a Science Fiction vision of an ecologically-sustainable future, but that future is now. The concept of shaping living trees into useful objects, known as tree shaping, arborsculpture, living art or pooktre isn’t new. But scientists are now ready to use this concept as the foundation of a new company that will roll out these structures worldwide.
The Priceless Gift of Tree-Nation
Created 5/12/2008 7:47:16 AM 
Tree-Nation is an ecological project with a focused objective: To plant 8 million trees in Niger, Africa to fight desertification. Large-scale plantation of trees will increase the land's productivity and re-generate the soil. It is also a is an online community in which you can buy your own tree and become its guardian.


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