From Self-Sufficient Treehouse Homes to Chinese Pollution Pictures

By: Alyson Wyers - Jan 11, 2015
As the top 2014 eco trends demonstrate, people are turning to innovative new technologies and creative recycling projects to reduce their carbon output, reduce waste and ultimately be more energy efficient.

Hydroponics systems are becoming increasingly pervasive. This means on an individual level people can grow their own herbs at home with ZeroSoil's self-watering indoor gardens. JAPA's floating agricultural towers also provide Singapore's dense urban areas with a local food solution.

When people don't just know about the negative effects of climate change, but understand the human impact (through photography projects like futuristic climate change postcards), they are more likely to personally take action. This is evident when you consider the number of upcycled furniture pieces and architectural works.

For a more in-depth look at 2014 eco trends, check out Trend Hunter's eco trend report that offers more analysis.