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Lemlem, Soludos’s Ethical Espadrilles Are Bohemian-Chic
While folks in the Northern Hemisphere are dusting off their snow boots, for the rest of us, there’s Soludos, a line of bohemian-chic espadrilles that pair soft cotton uppers with flexible, all-natural jute soles.
The New York firm recently teamed up with Lemlem to create a capsule collection that incorporates the latter’s ethically sourced, hand-woven Ethiopian textiles.
Battery-free LED bike lights offer pedal-powered illumination
Bike lighting, whether it’s just a front headlight to see where you’re going, or whether it includes a taillight (or even turn signals) for added safety, can make a world of difference in the quality of your ride after dark, and can help everyone from bike commuters to casual cyclists to minimize their risk of being hit due to visibility.
Reelight’s NEO bike lights promise an easy-to-mount friction-free generator for a virtually endless energy source.
A Group of Kids Are Suing Obama Over Climate Change
A group of 21 children and teenagers are suing the Obama administration over climate change, which Slate calls “next important civil rights struggle of the 21st century.”
The kids aren’t going it alone, however. Their “guardian” is James Hansen, the former chief climate scientist for NASA. The lawsuit argues that the government’s inaction on climate change is a violation of their right to life, liberty and property. They are requesting the President to act immediately to protect the earth for the benefit of Americans, now and in the future.
Home-sized biogas unit turns organic waste into cooking fuel and fertilizer
A startup from Israel has developed a home-sized biogas unit that can take organic waste and convert it into enough gas for 2-4 hours of cooking, as well as 5 to 8 liters of organic liquid fertilizer, every single day.
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