Upcycle wine bottles to create self-watering planters

Upcycle wine bottles to create self-watering planters

treehugger.com 29 May '15, 1pm

The idea of self-watering planters has always appealed to me. It's not that I don't like gardening. It's just that I get a little over-enthusiastic in early spring, and then end up with a bunch of extra tomatoes and peppers in random pots that I have a hard time keeping alive. (For the uninitiated, potted plants dry out way quicker than plants in the ground.) I did wonder this year about splashing out on some actual self-watering containers, but didn't really relish the expense. Then I came across the Plant Nanny . Basically a terra cotta spike which you push into your potting soil, it will hold an upside down wine bottle filled with water...

6 trends driving businesses to double down on sustainability

greenbiz.com 29 May '15, 9am
6 trends driving businesses to double down on sustainability

Sustainability is already significantly affecting many markets. But environmental and social issues are also poised to keep moving much highe...

Freedom Cove is a Gorgeous Self-Sufficient Floating Home - Canadian couple Wayne Adams and Cather...

jetsongreen.com 29 May '15, 4pm
Freedom Cove is a Gorgeous Self-Sufficient Floating Home - Canadian couple Wayne Adams and Catherine King built th...

Freedom Cove is comprised of twelve interconnected floating platforms on which the couple built a home, a greenhouse, a lighthouse, as well a...

California Helps Low-Income Drivers Switch To Electric Cars

greencarreports.com 29 May '15, 1pm

By Bengt Halvorson 188 views May 29, 2015 Follow Bengt Add to circle Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 2015 Nissan Leaf Enlarge...

#CHINA Govt says planning to phase out commercial processing & sale of ivory at crush event htt…

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#CHINA Govt says planning to phase out commercial processing & sale of ivory at crush event htt…

China signals end to domestic ivory market during destruction of illegal stockpile © Sammi Li / TRAFFIC Beijing, China, 29th May 2015 —The Ch...

Energy

GE takes on first #solar EPC job, opening new chapter in long and complicated relationship with PV.

GE takes on first #solar EPC job, opening new chapter in long and complicated relationship with PV.

rechargenews.com 29 May '15, 2pm

General Electric enters solar EPC market EU opens new solar fair-trade inquiry into Chinese 'circumvention' First yieldco-focused ETF launche...

India’s NTPC opens bidding for 510MW of solar EPC contracts

pv-tech.org 29 May '15, 3pm

NTPC has invited bids for 260MW in Rajasthan and 250MW in Madhya Pradesh. Flickr: Christopher Kray Indian utility National Thermal Power Corp...

"#EnergyEfficiency missing from #QueensSpeech says @UKGBC

"#EnergyEfficiency missing from #QueensSpeech says @UKGBC

renewableenergymagazine.com 29 May '15, 7am

In the speech, made by Her Majesty The Queen at the State Opening of Parliament, the Queen said that measures will be introduced by the gover...

Transportation

Driver Ticketed While Using Apple Watch

hybridcars.com 29 May '15, 4am
Driver Ticketed While Using Apple Watch

Apple Watch users might want to use caution when using their smartwatch behind the wheel. An Apple Watch user, Jeffrey Macesin, received a ti...

Fashion

MAD Architects transform a home into a flexible kindergarten by wrapping the structure in a

inhabitat.com 25 May '15, 5am
MAD Architects transform a home into a flexible kindergarten by wrapping the structure in a

The owner of the local kindergarten decided to convert part of his home for his students, when the school’s original land area became too sma...

Cirrus Clouds off the Coast of Chile #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 May '15, 2pm
Cirrus Clouds off the Coast of Chile #NASA

What are those strange filament-like clouds fanning out over the Pacific Ocean? Scientists ag...

Science Matters: Microbes, biodiversity and the benefits of getting dirty

davidsuzuki.org 29 May '15, 12am

Scientists refer to the microbial communities on and in our bodies as "microbiomes". Every on...

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