DIY fall decor using upcycled items from thrift stores

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Fall is a great time to bust out new decorations, but you don’t have to break the budget to make your house stand out. Making your own fall decorations is a great way to save money and help the environment at the same time. From floating shelves to fall clothing accessories, here are 8 fall decorations you can make from common thrift store items.
Cake Stand Display
Nothing says fall like fresh pumpkins. You can proudly display these fall staples using an old cake stand, or build your own from… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Tesla is selling its solar products in Home Depot stores starting in July

If getting your hands on a Tesla powerwall seems a little more challenging than just running to the local hardware store, get ready. Tesla is going to start selling its solar products at Home Depot. Solar panels? Check. Powerwalls? You bet. Even solar roofs? You got it. It’s all happening in 800 stores by July of this year. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

World’s first electric dump truck stores as much energy as 8 Tesla Model S cars

Even the construction industry can “go green.” A collection of Swiss companies is proving this to be true by developing the world’s largest electric vehicle and in record time. The E-Dumper weighs in at a whopping 45 tons and has 700 kWh of storage capacity. That’s as much as eight Tesla Model S vehicles! To ensure it is as environmentally-friendly as possible, the E-Dumper’s base is a used Komatsu HD 605-7 dumper truck. The original has had its diesel engine removed, however; in its… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Wilson Solar Grill Stores the Sun’s Energy for Nighttime Fuel-Free Grilling

Many of us will be firing up our grills this weekend for some well-deserved barbecue time. After all, barbecuing is one of America’s greatest pastimes, but it certainly isn’t one of our most environmentally friendly. Whether you prefer charcoal, wood chips View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building