Plants

Syria’s Water Scarcity Park Set to Prove Life Can Be Lived Well with Less Water

December 27, 2010 / No Comments

Water scarcity has turned out to be Syria’s largest problem and this realization seems to have spurred some kind of a noble effort from the government level.

Giant Christmas Tree Brings in Total Eco-Friendliness in Haifa (Video)

December 22, 2010 / No Comments

A giant Christmas tree made entirely from recycled water bottles is making a green statement at Haifa, the third largest city in Israel. The tree is 38 feet high and the plastic bottles and other recycled items used in its creation have been donated by Haifa residents.

Corporate Players Look More Towards Vegetable Patches

July 7, 2010 / No Comments

Increasingly, corporates are turning to solutions that reconnect with the earth in an effort to provide a more meaningful working experience to their employees. Companies like Google and Yahoo had started organic gardens, and now more companies are following their example. Company owned land is provided for employees to farm on. The advantages are manifold.

Robot Nomadic Plant Feeds Off Polluted Water

April 12, 2010 / No Comments

It appears plants are turning into cyborgs, well, they do seem to have picked up a thing about movement. The work of Mexican artist Gilberto Esparza, these Nomadic Plants or Planta Nomada has robotic legs to help it move.

Researchers Manage to Grow Solar Cells on Plants

January 29, 2010 / No Comments

Tobacco plants are probably looking at greener credentials, and a product far more enticing than cigarettes. Researchers at UC Berkeley have succeeded in making the plant grow synthetic photovoltaic cells. These cells can then be extracted from the plants and be put to the job of solar cells.

Sprinkle Dress: Go Insane Watering the Dress You Wear

January 27, 2010 / No Comments

Sprinkle Dress has to be somewhere near the top of the Insane Eco Fashion mountain, a look at it, and you know why. Many innovative designers have added living plants to clothing accessories, or jewelry. Designer Linda Schailon, though went an extra mile to create a dress that is more about living plants than about the dress itself.

Milwaukee Public Museum Sees the Blooming of Rare Giant Plant

January 18, 2010 / No Comments

At the Milwaukee Public Museum, a rare type of plant has blossomed after a month-long delay - the plant in question is a titan arum, something which most of us will probably never get to enjoy in the wild - right now, it's an endangered species and it's very rare to see one outside of cultivated environments.

Rio 2016 Olympic bid includes planting trees

October 2, 2009 / No Comments

Brazilians have planted some 46,000 trees to neutralize all of the carbon emitted during Rio de Janeiro's bid to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In fact, concern for the environment is one of the pillars of the Rio 2016 bid, and the saplings are part of the state government’s “Rio 2016 Zero Carbon” project. In all, Rio 2016 will ...

Arbor Day – Which of the 50 Kinds of Trees Will You Plant?

April 24, 2009 / 1 Comment

Arbor Day has been around for 137 years! Unfortunately, deforestation, though less ancient is winning out over the ideals of Julius Sterling Morton (1832-1902) the brainchild behind Arbor Day. It was Morton's idea to set aside a day dedicated to tree planting and emphasizing the importance of trees. The first Arbor Day was April 10, 1872. The second such day happened ...

Lightpot, the “Green” Table Lamp

April 7, 2009 / No Comments

We are all about shining the spotlight on environmental issues and making them an absolute priority. But the creators of Lightpot seem to have taken it a bit too literally. Here's their really cute and compact LED-lit table lamp that offers you a lot more than just the normal radiance. Resembling a lamp with two shades placed one opposite to the ...