Ad agency harness kids’ imagination while teaching them tricks of the trade
Tapping the creativity and oddball imagination of young kids isn’t a new idea, and in the past brands such as Whole Foods have already crowdsourced eco ideas from teenagers. Now the Pets4Pets Project has developed a new ad campaign that consulted children during every step of the process. READ MORE…

Ad agency harness kids’ imagination while teaching them tricks of the trade

Tapping the creativity and oddball imagination of young kids isn’t a new idea, and in the past brands such as Whole Foods have already crowdsourced eco ideas from teenagers. Now the Pets4Pets Project has developed a new ad campaign that consulted children during every step of the process. READ MORE…

Pop-up cycle lanes add safer bike routes to any road
Although painted bicycle lanes are meant to be designated safe areas for cyclists, they can often be full of potholes and ignored by motorists. Hoping to change this, Copenhagenize Flow is a system of modular tiles that enables bike riders to establish a flat cycle lane surface anywhere, on the fly. READ MORE…

Pop-up cycle lanes add safer bike routes to any road

Although painted bicycle lanes are meant to be designated safe areas for cyclists, they can often be full of potholes and ignored by motorists. Hoping to change this, Copenhagenize Flow is a system of modular tiles that enables bike riders to establish a flat cycle lane surface anywhere, on the fly. READ MORE…

Crowdsourcing the sounds of cities’ quiet spots
Finding a place in the city to collect your thoughts and enjoy some quietude is a rare thing. While startups such as Breather are set to open up private spaces for work and relaxation in several US cities, a new project called Stereopublic is hoping to map the ones already there, recruiting citizens to collect the sounds of those spaces. READ MORE…

Crowdsourcing the sounds of cities’ quiet spots

Finding a place in the city to collect your thoughts and enjoy some quietude is a rare thing. While startups such as Breather are set to open up private spaces for work and relaxation in several US cities, a new project called Stereopublic is hoping to map the ones already there, recruiting citizens to collect the sounds of those spaces. READ MORE…

Bike-powered, modular parks bring spontaneous green spaces to cities
According to recent research, there are now more people in the world living in urban environments than in rural ones. However, it’s not always possible or convenient to enjoy green space in those built-up areas. In order to tackle this problem, Parkcycle is a scheme that enables parks to be spontaneously assembled in any public location. READ MORE…

Bike-powered, modular parks bring spontaneous green spaces to cities

According to recent research, there are now more people in the world living in urban environments than in rural ones. However, it’s not always possible or convenient to enjoy green space in those built-up areas. In order to tackle this problem, Parkcycle is a scheme that enables parks to be spontaneously assembled in any public location. READ MORE…

Through scheme, low-income families exchange compostable rubbish for fresh food
Mexico City’s Mercado du Trueque has already seen residents swap their rubbish for food, and now a similar scheme is launching in New York. Hello Compost wants to encourage composting by offering low-income families credits for fresh produce in return for their organic waste, using gamification as an incentive. READ MORE…

Through scheme, low-income families exchange compostable rubbish for fresh food

Mexico City’s Mercado du Trueque has already seen residents swap their rubbish for food, and now a similar scheme is launching in New York. Hello Compost wants to encourage composting by offering low-income families credits for fresh produce in return for their organic waste, using gamification as an incentive. READ MORE…

Edible QR codes bring transparency to sushi
We recently saw the Ecuador Ministry of Tourism attach QR codes to its banana to encourage consumers to find out more about the country their food comes from. Aiming to raise awareness about its sustainable fishing practices, the Harney Sushi restaurant includes edible QR codes on its meals. READ MORE…

Edible QR codes bring transparency to sushi

We recently saw the Ecuador Ministry of Tourism attach QR codes to its banana to encourage consumers to find out more about the country their food comes from. Aiming to raise awareness about its sustainable fishing practices, the Harney Sushi restaurant includes edible QR codes on its meals. READ MORE…

Biodegradable cigarette filter helps clear streets of discarded butts
While Throw & Grow event confetti has ensured that hosts don’t have a guilty conscience about the mess on the floor by having them turn into wildflowers, could this kind of technology be applied to more quotidian littering? Greenbutts is a cigarette filter made of organic material that biodegrades in weeks. READ MORE…

Biodegradable cigarette filter helps clear streets of discarded butts

While Throw & Grow event confetti has ensured that hosts don’t have a guilty conscience about the mess on the floor by having them turn into wildflowers, could this kind of technology be applied to more quotidian littering? Greenbutts is a cigarette filter made of organic material that biodegrades in weeks. READ MORE…

Picnic blanket doubles as a disposable trash bag
There are plenty of innovations that make it easier for consumers to enjoy the warm weather – take the hybridSpeaker Blanket for example. However, public parks suffer the most in summer months due the amount of trash that isn’t cleared away. Aiming to solve this problem, the Netherland’s CleanPicnic blanket transforms into a sealable, disposable waste bag. READ MORE…

Picnic blanket doubles as a disposable trash bag

There are plenty of innovations that make it easier for consumers to enjoy the warm weather – take the hybridSpeaker Blanket for example. However, public parks suffer the most in summer months due the amount of trash that isn’t cleared away. Aiming to solve this problem, the Netherland’s CleanPicnic blanket transforms into a sealable, disposable waste bag. READ MORE…