Plastic straws are a thing of the past, but which reusable straw is best for the future?

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The days where plastic straw wrappers litter the counter tops of restaurants, coffee shops and fast food joins are nearing their end. With several governments like Australia and the United Kingdom banning and taxing single-use plastic items and companies like Starbucks, Disney and Hyatt taking their own environmental stand by rejecting any further distribution of plastic straws, sustainable and reusable varieties of the pipettes have been popping up all over the marketplace.

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The Truck Surf Hotel is a traveling retreat that hits the best surf spots in Europe and Africa

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Why natural stone is the best choice for your fireplace

Now that fall has started to settle in across the United States, there’s nothing better than getting cozy next to a roaring fire. If you aren’t thinking about natural stone when it comes to creating a green fireplace, maybe it’s time you did. Natural stone retains heat better than just about anything out there, is practically maintenance-free and resists wear and tear. On top of that, it can handle the extremes in temperature that are an inherent part of fireplaces and doesn’t suffer from rot and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

#TrumpNarratesPlanetEarth is the best thing you’ve seen all day

Twitter is reacting to Donald Trump’s EPA appointment of climate-denier Myron Ebell with the hilarious #TrumpNarratesPlanetEarth. If you caught the BBC’s stunning documentary Planet Earth, you know the narration was just as incredible as the imagery. Now imagine that same narration in the voice of the future Climate Denier-in-Chief. It’s as amazing as it sounds. Here are some of our favorites (and check out the constantly-growing stream on Twitter).

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These are the world’s best buildings

World Architecture Festival has announced a shortlist of stellar finalists like Zaha Hadid Architects, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Foster + Partners, Bjarke Engels Group, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and dozens more for their annual awards festival. Over 340 architectural projects are competing for the title of Building of the Year in the renowned competition. Projects include a mountainous housing project, a 3D-printed office in Dubai and an undulating modern extension onto the University… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Toyota Prius has the best gas mileage of any car Consumer Reports has ever tested

While the green car industry has been obsessed with the latest electric cars, like the Tesla Model 3, some mainstays, like the Toyota Prius hybrid continue to shine. Consumer Reports has just revealed that the all-new 2016 Prius has recorded the best gas mileage of any car in publication’s history. With a combined 52 mpg rating the all-new Prius outperforms any other hybrid on the market without a plug.

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Natural Burial -Why it’s the best

Natural Burial -Why it's the best
Why all the other methods are invasive on the environment and how a natural burial is the way to go. A cheerleading for natural burials