From DIY Cardboard Toys to Floating Urban Forests

By: Laura McQuarrie - May 29, 2016
Even though Earth Day initiatives have wrapped up for the year, there are still plenty of May 2016 eco design ideas to inspire consumers to commit to making the world a better place every single day. Some of these ideas include guides for creating DIY toys from household materials, smartphone-controlled greenhouses and even cardboard houses that can be lived in.

Recently, San Francisco announced that it will require all new buildings to install solar panels. Changes like this on a large scale may prove to be very promising for future sustainability plans. The roof is a place that's also becoming popular for farming and wind turbines to be installed, signaling new opportunities for many of these spaces that ordinarily go unused.