10 Bizarre Green Ideas!
If you waste too much water, you might end up killing your pet! The water level restores to normal when the tap is off.
Even though designer Yan Lu received a letter from PETA saying “environmental education does not require cruelty to animals”, yet an emotional way to persuade consumers to think about saving water will always work. (Link)
When this concept of printer by Hoyoung Lee becomes a reality, you’ll never need to buy an ink cartridge or join those pencil stubs to make a longer pencil. The pencil printer uses the lead of your pencil to print documents. To top that, there’s a built-in eraser component using which you can remove text from a page and reuse the paper, so you’ll be saving money and trees. (Link)
The Crown Plaza Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark, is offering a free meal to any guest who is able to produce electricity for the hotel on an exercise bike attached to a generator. Guests will have to produce at least 10 watt hours of electricity – roughly 15 minutes of cycling for someone of average fitness. They will then be given meal vouchers worth $36 (26 euros/ £23). (Link)
Here is a shower by designer Tommaso Colia that kicks you out for wasting water. This eco-drop shower features beautiful concentric circles that will rise to force you to stop showering when you take too long, and accordingly save water. (Link)
It is very important to conserve energy and is even more important to make kids learn the good habits to conserve energy. Designed by Tim Holley, this ghost shaped light switch named Tio will give kids a visual reminder of how much energy they’ve used by leaving the lights on. Tio starts out green and smiling, but if the light is on for more than 4 hours, he turns yellow and looks shocked. And if the light is left on for more than 8 hours, the sweet Tio will turn into red like a raging hulk. (Link)
In recent years, people are becoming more and more interested in green funerals and as a result there are many different biodegradable coffins on the market today. These Ecoffins are made from a variety of materials, including paper, formaldehyde-free plywood, fair trade-certified bamboo and hand-woven willow. Ecopod is known for its innovative designs, which are made from recycled newspapers and come in a variety of colors and designs. (Link)
As predicted by many scientists, many people living in low-lying areas will get displaced over the next century due to the rising sea levels. Designed by architect Vincent Callebaut, these Lilypads provide a solution to that problem. Lilypads, made of polyester fibers, are self-sufficient floating cities that would each accommodate up to 50,000 people and would run on renewable energy. Callebaut plans for his Lilypad concept to become a reality in 2100. (Link)
White Goat as it has been named is a machine that turns waste office paper into toilet paper. It takes 18,000 sheets of office paper to make two rolls of toilet paper, the process takes about one to two hours. Costing $95,000, you’d have to crank out 200,000 rolls of TP before it pays for itself( considering that an average cost per roll of about 60 cents). (Link)
This ‘Solar Bikini’ is ideal for those who want to go the beach, listen to music, and enjoy a cold and deserved beverage. Using a USB connection, this photovoltaic bikini will charge your i-pod and help you never run out of battery. And goes in water anyway! (Link)
Eco-friendly bombs: Yes it’s not a joke. The explosives commonly used for military and industrial applications generate toxic gases that can pollute the environment upon detonation and which are harmful for human beings. To address that issue, German scientists have developed HBT and G2ZT bombs which produce fewer toxic byproducts. (Link)