Tag: environment

No Impact Man

http://noimpactman.typepad.com/

Colin Beavan (a.k.a No Impact Man) dedicated a year of his life to trying to reduce his environmental impact to zero. He stopped taking taxis, trains and elevators, only ate food grown within 250 miles of his home, left the power grid, stopped buying …

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Puma’s New Super-Green Shoebox

http://www.fastcompany.com/1614807/puma-and-yves…

Puma’s “Clever Little Bag” is an interesting approach to the issue of packaging and waste. Rather than having a complete box, which consumers will put into a (usually disposable) bag to carry home, the design combines a cardboard skeleton in a reusable bag made …

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Robotic Buggy Takes Stunning Photos of African Wildlife

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/04/robotic-buggy-takes-stunning-photos-of-african-wildlife/

This ingenious project uses readily available hardware to allow photographers to get up close to dangerous, wild animals. It is a great idea to get students to think of different ways to attack a problem, and to ask them to foresee what might go …

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Come Back Home: Eco Coke Bottle design

http://designfabulous.blogspot.com/2010/03/eco-coke-bottle-design.html

An interesting study into the environmental impact of square drinks containers…

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Zoo babies from around the world

http://www.boston.com/travel/gallery/zoo_babies/

An interesting, visual look at baby animals in zoos around the world, this collection provides a great way for teachers to interest students in the great biodiversity of our planet.…

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Alliance to Save Energy

http://www.ase.org/section/_audience/educators/lessons

A variety of lesson plans design to raise environmental awareness, and stimulate student action.…

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Birth of Siamese crocodile

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/wallpaper/img/2009/03/mar09wallpaper-10_1280.jpg

This single image of a Siamese crodile hatching from its egg is a great reminder that not only birds come from eggs.…

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Helping The Needy Get Nerdy

Free Geek, "Helping The Needy Get Nerdy", is a great organisation based in Portland, Oregon. The belief behind the organisation is very simple: many people discard IT equipment that they don't want, that other people need.

IT And The Environment

More and more, humanity is becoming aware of the potential for scientific progress, via industrial processes, to disturb the world’s natural balance.

Today, as never before, we are noticing the undesirable effects of an economic system which requires (obviously unsustainable) growth to function. These include, …

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