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‘ecochair’ by DesignGroup5

The ‘ecochair’ is very versatile as being able to transform from a bed to a chair to a chaise lounge. With the frame being made of reusable corrugated cardboard and the mattress 100% cotton, This ‘ecochair’ is very Earth friendly.

The framework: The frame is corrugated cardboard which is very strong and flexible. The way the cardboard is folded and glued will make for a long lasting durable framework.

The futon: With both the upholstery and filling of the mattress being 100% cotton, this makes for true green living.

Using the ‘ecochair’: It is great for adjusting from different sitting positions to laying out as a complete bed. Continue Reading →

Brooklyn Children’s Museum Unveils Plans for New Eco-Friendly Rooftop Canopy

Rafael Vinoly Architects‘ expansion of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, located at the intersection of Brooklyn Avenue and St. Marks Avenue in Crown Heights, has been certified LEED Silver, making it New York City’s first LEED-certified museum. With this recognition and its LEED Silver certification, RVA’s design for the Brooklyn Children’s Museum has proven to be both environmentally sound and enriching to its outlying community. Continue Reading →

Harry Barker Bamboo Bowls

Harry Barker was born from the belief that pets are part of our families and that they deserve the best the world has to offer.”

Their designer ‘Bamboo Bowls’ are made for eco-friendly people and their friends. Made from bamboo fiber and rice husk, these bowls are lead and cadmium free, RoHS Compliant, FDA Approved, SGS Certified.

“Harry Barker’s partner factories are ISO certified. ISO standards help ensure that products are safe, reliable eco-friendly, and of a consistently high quality. “

Pick out your favorite color in 12- or 24-ounce sizes at Harry Barker.

Revealed: The light bulb which lasts for 60 years

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A revolutionary new bulb which slashes household lighting bills by 75 per cent has been unveiled. Dubbed ‘the holy grail’ by scientists the bulb, created by Cambridge University scientists, uses cheap LEDs which emit brilliant light but use very little electricity and last up to 60 years.

The bulbs are 12 times more efficient than conventional tungsten bulbs and three times more efficient than compact fluorescent ‘energy efficient’ bulbs.
At £2 a bulb they can burn for 100,000 hours, illuminate instantly and can be dimmed, unlike energy efficient bulbs.

Prof Colin Humphreys, head of the centre, said: ‘That won’t just be good news for the environment. It will also benefit consumers by cutting their electricity bills.’

He added: ‘It is hoped the production of the bulbs will create a huge number of jobs in the UK. It is our belief they will render current energy efficiency bulbs redundant.’

Read the whole article: www.cambridge-news.co.uk.