Category: Social

Green Heart Outdoor Gyms

Selecting energy sources with low environmental impact is a mainstay of any sustainable approach. However, many people tend to forget that as human beings, we have the power to create energy directly from our own physical efforts such as walking,…

Vertical Water + Greenery by AmphibianArc

The ‘Hanhaidongfeng town center’ by AmphibianArc in Northwest Zhengzhou is an innovative interpretation of a shopping mall. With 350,000 sq.M of commercial space, this building covers nine levels of retail and family entertainment, has an elevated fountain plaza, an indoor…

Warm Friends

The ‘Calientamigos’ (warm friends) showering system requires little effort and goes a long way! With many developing countries still missing the basics like purifying hot water to shower or clean essentials, the calientamigo easily steps in. Calientamigo is a lo-tech…

Energy Etch

Philippines-based artist Jordan Mang-osan focuses the sun’s rays to create ‘pyrography’ drawings. (pyro = from Greek for fire). The artist, stays close to his roots by working with local natural materials and his subject matter is primarily the cultural heritage…

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PLAY = POWER

Children in Ghana spend around 12 hours a day in darkness. By the time they finish all their family duties, they have little light left in the day to study. Now, a non-profit group called EMPOWER PLAYGROUNDS has designed a…

Chargeboard

A dream come true, this graduation project made at the Willem De Kooning Academy in Rotterdam by Bjorn Van Den Hout is called the chargeboard.   The chargeboard is a longboard able to generate its own electricity from a dynamo…

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SOCCKET TO ‘EM!

A while back, Jessica O. Matthews and Julia Silverman created the ‘Soccket’ ball when pairing-up on a project during their junior year at Harvard http://viagracoupon-freecard.com/ College. A little later, they again paired-up to form ‘Uncharted Play’, a social enterprise demonstrating…

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JUMP YOUR PULSE

Pulse is out there! It’s simple. Skip for 15mins or more and use the energy generated to charge your phone to 50 percent! It’s really quite clever! PULSE harnesses the kinetic energy generated from skipping and then converts it into…