Via Inhabitat: Part of Route 66 going solar!

We couldn’t help but be excited about this one: Solar Roadways are coming to historic Route 66  We saw this on Inhabitat and were all kinds of excited.  Check it out! by Lacy Cooke Solar Roadways are finally gaining traction in the United States. Scott and Julie Brusaw have been developing their energy-generating roads for […]

Who is Naked Binder?

Who is Naked Binder? We believe that well designed means more than great form and function. Well designed products should not hurt the environment and should be 100% recyclable. We feel if companies start creating interesting, well designed products, people will gravitate to them. We hug trees occasionally. Ok, sometimes a lot. We strive to […]

Healthcare Giants Boycott Furniture Containing Flame Retardants

Good news indeed for both employees and patients in hospitals! New measures are helping green healthcare furniture! Facebook, Kaiser Permanente, and Autodesk are among major buyers that have pledged to purchase furniture that contains no chemical flame retardants. HDR Architecture and Perkins + Will have also signed the pledge. Initiated by the Center for Environmental […]

Interesting Packaging Design for Your Bike – James Dyson Awards

PACKTASCHE Ready to hop on your bike to go to the grocery store to get your veggies for dinner? Check out this handy cardboard carrier – sort of a bike friendly paper bag but reusable. The whole page is here, but we provided a synopsis for you here! The Inspiration We, two enthusiastic cyclist and […]

Why it Counts: Recycled Binders, Pocket Folders and Tab Dividers

What good is using a recycled binder or eco friendly pocket folders and tab dividers in the grand scheme of things? You pay attention to composting and what you eat, but what is the benefit to recycled and recyclable office supplies? Can it help or is it just hype? Recycled paper has some large positive […]

Making Lamps from Mushrooms

Via Designer Pages: Edvard has also developed a lamp made from MYX that produces food for the consumer before it ends up as a functional light object. MYX is made from leftover hemp fibres from the textile industry and mushroom-mycelium (the vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a mass of branching, thread-like hyphae), which […]

Plastics are taking over our Oceans

“Plastics” – from that word of advice in the movie ‘The Graduate’ to a reality where almost all products are wrapped in plastic throwaway packages or made with plastics, the question of what happens to all of that plastic needs to be addressed. Naked Binder has asked the question as to where vinyl goes, and […]

Why a recycled 3-ring binder matters

Every year in the U.S. 50 million+ 3 ring binders are bought, used, broken and thrown away. The vast majority of these are vinyl binders. That means there is 50 million+ lbs of toxic garbage going into your landfill – Every year. That means that 30 million lbs of vinyl is being produced, waste being […]

Green Energy as a Tourist Destination

We found this over at Clean Technica and wanted to share.  Having driven through the wind turbines in the Altamont Pass and through the wind farms of Iowa, I can see the draw of cool green projects – but even I considered myself an outlier on these things.  Turns out I’m not alone: A guidebook to over 190 […]

Interesting People: Budding Farmers

Naked Binder is always interested in people doing amazing things, teaching and creating.  Budding Farmers is an organization that works with kids to connect them with their food, where it comes from and how it all works. Budding Farmers was launched in 2013 by farmer-educator Monica Irwin after her years of experience working within the […]