TAG: eco conservation

Building An Olympic Dream At An Environmental Cost


Five years ago when Sochi was selected to serve as the venue for the 2014 Winter Olympics, there were concerns of environmental damage that might happen during construction of the main stadium. Today, it appears that those concerns were well founded, and completely avoidable as well. Considering Russia’s lax stance on eco conservation though, one is not to be surprised to discover damage being done to nearby ecosystems. A report by The Guardian a few months ago documented some of the side effects of building an Olympic Dream — a dust-covered village, harmful chemicals being released, fields of debris, and… read more

Gasp! Showering Too Much Is Unhealthy


Researchers have discovered that overexposure to chemicals found in shampoo, soap, conditioner, and body oils is actually damaging to our bodies. Wasting water is also harmful for numerous other reasons, on top of the health concerns, and you can read more about saving water here. Check it:

Water Is Amazing — World Water Day


To celebrate last year’s World Water Day, Vsauce (who you may recall from our top 5 educational YouTube channels article), commemorated the event with an informative video on, well, water. Check it: The event has been observed on the 22nd of March every year since 1993. The United Nations declared that day as “World Water Day” to promote concepts and activities centered around water conservation and responsibility. You can learn more about it here.

Green Project Gives Back To The Community


The Green Project, not to be confused with The Green House Project, is an activist endeavor to put recycled and used materials back into circulation in local communities. Essentially, the Project saves usable materials from landfills and other dumping sites, holds them in a warehouse, and sells them back to the community at super affordable prices. The Project also teaches the importance of living eco-consciously. The Project has been active since 1994 in Los Angeles, and offers a wide variety of ways to get involved. Donations are tax-deductible, you can give used material, and the Project is always looking for… read more

Eco-Friendly Beauty


As part of GE’s “Ecomagination” YouTube contest back in 2010, a young contestant came up with a unique, eco-friendly method of curling hair. It’s received over a million hits so far, and gained a lot of positive feedback. Check out Michelle Phan’s video below. Have a thought? Share it in the comments below.

Create Your Own Bioplastic


The emerging 3-D Printing industry is an area of manufacturing we highly recommend getting behind. It’s affordable, fast, eco-friendly, and absolutely is going to redesign the way we create things in the near future. But what if you don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend on a new printer? Or maybe you already have one, but ran out of build materials and need a quick fix?   The solution, my friend, is in bioplastic. It’s virtually the same thing as the plastics used in 3-D printers, though the method of crafting the plastic is much different. The best part is… read more