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Greening your grocery cart - UCLA IoES
"So if you drink instant coffee, eat chicken instead of beef, favor wild-caught salmon, avoid frozen meals, eat whole wheat bread, avoid bottled water, drink beer in cans instead of bottles, opt for soy milk, indulge in dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate, dry your hands with reusable towels and bring a reusable bag to the store, you have matched a pretty sizeable woodlot of 70 trees. And these are but a handful of the choices you make at the grocery store.

If ten million people—again, a little over three percent of the U.S. population—made those same climate-smart choices, it would be the equivalent of half a billion trees. Clearly, small decisions add up.

Unfortunately, grocery choices are not labeled with “CO2 equivalents” in the same way they are all labeled with calories. Without drastically changing your lifestyle, imagine how much you could do for climate if emissions information were routinely associated with the products we buy?"
food  emissions  climatechange  classideas  meat  dairy  coffee  chocolate  cans  bottles  beer  bags 
july 2017 by robertogreco
Fix It (Don't Ditch It) | Valet.
[via: https://twitter.com/mattthomas/status/552690009028198402 ]

"We've always advocated the motto of "buying less, but buying better." When you shell out for quality items, they not only look and feel better, but they last a whole lot longer. Of course, even with things made with integrity, sometimes you're going to need to have something fixed—a seam repaired, a strap restitched or a shoe resoled. Thankfully, when you buy from upstanding companies that stand behind their products, they're usually more than prepared to handle the refurbishment for you. Herewith, a dozen menswear brands that offer in-house repairs."
fixing  mending  repairing  clothing  clothes  barbour  nudiejeans  patagonia  llbean  goruck  flintandtinder  duluthpack  redwingshoes  quoddy  suitsupply  selfedge  repair  bags  backpacks 
january 2015 by robertogreco
yingxi zhou folds facet bag series using origami shapes
"the ‘facet’ line of bags by maryland-based designer yingxi zhou consist of angular structures that are influenced by origami forms. the malleable shapes are made from maple veneers and fabrics to create a series that is well-suited for storage and shipping when folded, and serve as a useful geometric container when not. each of the pieces from the range can be broken down to lie flat, and the fashion accessories are also available in a variety of different colors and sizes."
yingxizhou  bags  origami  foldable  folding  glvo 
april 2014 by robertogreco
Rands In Repose: A Bag of Holding
"When I stand up to go somewhere, the routine is precise. Right pocket, wallet. Left pocket, iPhone. Keys in hand, grab my bag and go. It’s this sort of workflow precision that allows me to stay cool when the unexpected occurs. My inner dialog during the situation is, Well, see, I’ve got my shit together, so even though this unpredictable thing is going down, I’m doing my part to support predictability.

Whether it’s a wallet or a bag, its design needs to encourage and support my irrational worldview that with the proper level of organization those disasters, large and small, are all manageable."
preparedness  tombihn  packing  howto  via:rushtheiceberg  organization  wallets  backpacks  cv  travel  bags 
december 2011 by robertogreco
Bicycle Cargo. Chapter 1: Racks And Bags (revised) : TreeHugger
"Bicycles are, as we keep telling our readers ad nausem, the most efficient means of transport humankind has ever devised. Mostly people take that to mean in the transportation of people. But what might have gone unnoticed by many was that bikes are not only brilliant for commuting, recreation or racing, they are also excellent at hauling cargo." Continues here: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/08/bicycle-cargo-chapter-one-racks-and-bags.php?page=2
bikes  commuting  biking  bags  racks  cargo 
november 2009 by robertogreco
FLAP Bag: Change Observer: Design Observer
"A shoulder bag conceived to help nomadic people in urbanizing places, by providing them with an integrated solar-powered light and the potential to charge electronic devices, shows how iteration can prepare a bold design for the market. It also shows how a powerful idea can be tripped up (though hardly vanquished) by obstacles on the path to mass production."
design  technology  africa  solar  timbuktu  bags  urban 
november 2009 by robertogreco
russell davies: from product to project
"So I've been thinking about how I can continue to projectise this product. And how this bag can have a 10-year + story. So I'm trying to add spimeiness to it and to use internet stuff as a memory aid for this thing. So, I've created a unique URL for it at thinglink, in the spirit of the skuwiki idea. And I've built a tumblblog for it at HMDbag.tumblr.com. That tumblr extracts things from flickr and delicious that I've tagged appropriately, so it's sort of self-generating. I imagine telling the story of the life of the bag that way, keeping it as a project not a product.

But what would be really nice would be if it could tell its own story more. Generate its own data. I could attach an RFID tag, but I'm not quite sure what would ever read it. I guess ideally it would have it's own GPS logging stick sewn in. Or something. The good thing though, about a 10-year + project is that you don't have to have it all sorted at the begining."
brucesterling  design  sustainability  russelldavies  manufacturing  howies  bags  rfid  spimes  brands  products  stories  gps  physical  things  unproduct  beausage  plannedobsolescence  plannedlongevity  glvo  wabi-sabi 
january 2009 by robertogreco
HAND-ME-DOWN
[Wayback: http://web.archive.org/web/20091223032056/http://hmd.howies.co.uk/

"These products have been made to last. So that one day you can hand them down to someone else. And they can carry on their little journeys."
sustainability  howies  reuse  manufacturing  bags  vintage  glvo  apparel  clothing  environment  spimes  rfid  fashion  organic  shopping  plannedobsolescence  plannedlongevity  beausage  wabi-sabi 
january 2009 by robertogreco
OLPC News: Open Source XO Bag for Open Source XO Laptop
"Over on the OLPC News Forum there is a whole conversation around custom XO laptop bags. In one group, you have people like Mike Lee who searches for colorful bags that that fit the XO perfectly. In the other group, you have people like eclaire99 who made her own bag. Still, my favorite XO laptop bag is the Open Source Hansel & Gretel XO bag from OLPC Austria. Just check out ChristophD's H&G XO bag demonstration at OLPC-LCDC back in December 2007:"
olpc  sewing  make  diy  bags  glvo  laptops  edg  srg 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Team Ladybugs | Project Ladybag
"It's a conceptual gadget purse that scans its contents for your arphids and then reports if you've got all your tagged valuables by "smiling" or "frowning.""
rfid  technology  fashion  gadgets  projects  electronics  bags  digital 
april 2008 by robertogreco
R.E.Load Baggage > custom handmade messenger bags
"we make each and every custom bag ourselves, completely from scratch. From start to finish. We take your order, cut out your materials, and sew everything together with our own two hands. Then we check and double-check every stitch, pack up your bag and
bikes  bags  messengers  seattle  madeinusa  glvo  design  handmade  custom  messengerbags 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Voltaic Systems | Voltaic Backpack, Solar Backpack, Solar Bag
"Silver Orange Green Charcoal The Voltaic solar bags are mobile solar power generators designed to charge virtually all handheld electronics."
apparel  bags  batteries  camping  electric  electricity  energy  environment  gadgets  gear  sustainability  technology  photography  mobile  travel  portable  wearable  wireless  shopping  solar  green  wearables 
february 2008 by robertogreco
IDasia.org » Blog Archive » Urban Nomad Bag Project
"The Urban Nomad collection consists of three convertible bags, all designed with the Hmong philosophy of never furnishing one’s home with anything that couldn’t be carried on one’s back."
design  bags  travel  urban  neo-nomads  nomads 
july 2007 by robertogreco
MAKE: Blog: Make a Messenger Bag out of Trash Bags - Make: Video Podcast
"Learn how to fuse plastic together and then upcycle a bag out of it! All you need is an iron, plastic bags, a sewing machine, and some straps and buckles and a few hours of your time and you're on your way to having a cool durable bag!"
bags  design  diy  howto  make  sewing  recycle  bikes  tutorials 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Elekson Gadget Bag Doubles as USB Keyboard - Gizmodo
"It's a prototype from Eleksen, the company that makes fabric buttons. Just look at it, in all its cloth-y, clicky, gadget-protecting goodness!"
design  gadgets  bags  input  keyboards 
december 2006 by robertogreco

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