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Top 100 Eco Innovations in July

From Arborous Device Chargers to Personified Planter Decor

— July 26, 2015 — Eco
From resourceful recycling initiatives to creative clean energy applications, these July 2015 eco innovations look at environmental sustainability and how brands and consumers can help preserve the world we live in.

Using earth-friendly materials is one way to appeal to eco-conscious consumers while also doing your part as a company. This can be seen across a variety of industries from skincare and beauty to mobile devices and technology.

Correlated to the unplug movement -- which advocates for mindful use of technology or anti-tech sentiments -- many people who adhere to living a green lifestyle are looking for ways to not only be in community with one another, but also encourage the next generation to watch their carbon-emission footsteps. This can be seen in youth programs, travel and retreats.

These July 2015 eco ideas are all about finding ways for individuals to integrate green practices into their everyday lives.
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Environmentalist-Engaging Non-Profits
Environmentalist-Engaging Non-Profits
The Environmental Voting Project Hopes to Mobilize Voters
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98
Satellite Deforestation Tracking
Satellite Deforestation Tracking
AI Startup Orbital Insights Uses Big Data to Spot Illegal Acts
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97
Pet-Safe Plant Foods
Pet-Safe Plant Foods
Espoma's New Safe Paws Product Creates a Lush and Animal-Friendly Yard
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96
Upcycled Cable Chairs
Upcycled Cable Chairs
Samsung Turns Old Phone Cables into Useful Public Furniture
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95
Upcycled Scarf Hats
Upcycled Scarf Hats
ValorisationLab Makes Modern-Retro Streetwear from Old Scarves
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94
Wilderness Therapy Retreats
Wilderness Therapy Retreats
The Bluefire Wilderness Therapy Program Heals Troubled Youth
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93
Kid-Focused Monitoring Systems
Kid-Focused Monitoring Systems
The Bear-Shaped Home Energy Monitor Teaches Kids About Eco Behavior
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92
Biodegradable Computer Chips
Biodegradable Computer Chips
Researchers Created a Computer Chip Made Almost Entirely of Wood
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91
Uninterrupted Electricity Sources
Uninterrupted Electricity Sources
The 'UNplug' Device is a Sustainable Power-Saving Solution
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90
Youthful Exploration Progams
Youthful Exploration Progams
This Kid-Focused Nature Program Encourages Families to Play Outside
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89
Outdoor Learning Programs
Outdoor Learning Programs
Tinkergarten Celebrates the Beauty of Nature Through Outdoor Education
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88
Ocean Cleanup Structures
Ocean Cleanup Structures
The Ocean's Longest Floating Structure Will Help Rid Oceans of Plastic
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87
Coffee Bean Cups
Coffee Bean Cups
The Kafffeeform Cup and Saucer Offers a Meta Way to Drink Java
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86
Nightclub Vegetation Projects
Nightclub Vegetation Projects
AeroFarms' Newark Aeroponics Farm is Located In a Former Nightclub
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85
Rinse-Free Car Washers
Rinse-Free Car Washers
This Car-Washing Gadget Uses Less Water Than Brushing Your Teeth
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84
Solar-Powered Clothespins
Solar-Powered Clothespins
This Clever Clothesline Clip Doubles as an Eco-Friendly Light Source
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83
Outdoor Kid Movements
Outdoor Kid Movements
The Children and Nature Network is for Kids Reconnecting with Outside Play
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82
Energy Storage Systems
Energy Storage Systems
This Energy Storage Module Can Capture & Save Energy in Homes & Businesses
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81
Melted Leather Furniture
Melted Leather Furniture
'Structural Skin' is a Collection of Glue-Infused Leather Furniture
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80
Pet Waste Markers
Pet Waste Markers
These Small Dog Poo Pins Show People Where They Need to Tidy Up
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79
Transforming Hybrid Bikes
Transforming Hybrid Bikes
'LegGo' is a Modification Bike That Takes on Eight Different Forms
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78
Clean Synthetic Fuels
Clean Synthetic Fuels
Audi is Now Producing e-benzin, a Breakthrough Synthetic Fuel
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77
Tech-Free Team Building Events
Tech-Free Team Building Events
Digital Detoxing Hosts Unplugged Retreats for Urban Professionals
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76
Baby-Friendly Cleaners
Baby-Friendly Cleaners
Dapple is an Eco-Friendly Cleaning Product for Kids' Toys and Messes
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75
Juice Pulp Burgers
Juice Pulp Burgers
Shake Shack's Juice Pulp Veggie Burger Redefines Patty Meat
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74
Fashionable Bamboo Socks
Fashionable Bamboo Socks
Braintree's Eco-Friendly Socks are Chic and Sustainable
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73
Urban Air Pollution Desserts
Urban Air Pollution Desserts
Aeroir is a Meringue Made from Four Different Cities' Re-Created Smog
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72
Daily Towel Sets
Daily Towel Sets
The 100% Bamboo Towels are Appropriate for All Skin Types, Especially Acne-Prone
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71
Eco-Friendly Credit Cards
Eco-Friendly Credit Cards
The New 'Sustain:Green' Card Helps to Reduce a User's Carbon Footprint
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70
Soil-Free Gardening Systems
Soil-Free Gardening Systems
The growSYSTEM aeroponic Suspends Plants in a Table Set-Up
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69
Clip-On Furniture Legs
Clip-On Furniture Legs
These Handy Clip-On Supports Make Furniture from Found Objects
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68
Isolated Sustainable Communities
Isolated Sustainable Communities
Kevin Faingnaert Captures a Unique Lifestyle in Matavenero, Spain
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67
Modernized Retro Campers
Modernized Retro Campers
This Lightweight Camper Contains Modern Functions and a Retro Look
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66
Affordable Private Wind Turbines
Affordable Private Wind Turbines
The 'Breezergy' From Germany Would Revolutionize Eco Efforts
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65
Plant-Based Soda Bottles
Plant-Based Soda Bottles
Coca-Cola's PlantBottle is Made from Sugar Cane Rather Than Petroleum
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64
Sustainable Motorcycle Races
Sustainable Motorcycle Races
The 80 Days Endurance Racing Event Pushes Clean Driving to Its Limits
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Smart Water-Saving Taps
Smart Water-Saving Taps
The Eve Faucet Helps People Set Water Consumption Goals with App
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62
Non-Toxic Luxury Skin Care
Non-Toxic Luxury Skin Care
The Tata Harper Body Balm is Supposed to Reduce Stretch Marks Naturally
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61
3D-Printed Eco Sponges
3D-Printed Eco Sponges
This Rubber Sponge is Made Completely Using Certified Purement Materials
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60
Hotel Souvenir Bikes
Hotel Souvenir Bikes
Ace Hotel & Tokyobike Launched a Brightly Colored Bicycle Line for Guests
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59
Eco Celebrity Dresses
Eco Celebrity Dresses
Blake Lively, Preserve & Amour Vert Create a Sustainable Apparel Collection
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58
Smart Floating Farms
Smart Floating Farms
An Automated Offshore Food Platform is Conceived to Address Future Shortages
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Luxe Natural Water Purifiers
Luxe Natural Water Purifiers
The Bincho System By Sort of Coal is Almost a Work of Art
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Photosynthetic Furnishings
Photosynthetic Furnishings
The 'Spirulina' Series Features Living Fixtures Made from Algae
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55
Caffeinated Men's Soaps
Caffeinated Men's Soaps
This Exfoliating Body Bar from Ernest Supplies Includes Caffeine
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54
Bioplastic Teeth Cleaners
Bioplastic Teeth Cleaners
This Eco Toothbrush is Made to Produce a Whole Lot Less Waste
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Healthy Homemade Eye Gel
Healthy Homemade Eye Gel
A Recipe for DIY Eye Serum is Affordable and Free of Harmful Ingredients
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52
Aeroponic Spud Gardens
Aeroponic Spud Gardens
Cornell University is Experimenting with Aeroponics for Growing Potatoes
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51
Handmade Conservation Ads
Handmade Conservation Ads
The 'Use Only What You Need' Water Campaign Uses Hand-Crafted Ads
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50
Bamboo Ski Poles
Bamboo Ski Poles
The 'Poleplant' Provides Sustainable Poles That are Perfect for Skiing or Hiking
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49
Personified Planter Decor
Personified Planter Decor
Etsy's Gus and Rami Shop Boasts Hand-Painted Accessories
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48
Slow Food Showcases
Slow Food Showcases
The Slow Food Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 is a Stunning Timber Structure
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Scrap Wood Tables
Scrap Wood Tables
Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos Designs Chic Eco-Friendly Furniture
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Water Tower Plant Holders
Water Tower Plant Holders
These 3D Wheat Grass Growers Mimic NYC Water Towers
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Organic Snack Packs
Organic Snack Packs
'Justnuts' Uses Forest Creatures to Promote its Healthy Natural Flavor
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Strawberry-Bearing Living Walls
Strawberry-Bearing Living Walls
This Living Wall Attracts Butterflies & Bears Strawberries
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Trash-Made Head Sculptures
Trash-Made Head Sculptures
Nicolas Holiber Makes Colorful Mixed Media Art Out of Unwanted Material
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Upcycled Bike Reflectors
Upcycled Bike Reflectors
'Cyclesigns' are Bicycle Reflectors Made from Roadside Traffic Signs
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Powerful Pollution Installations
Powerful Pollution Installations
Images of Crying Babies are Projected on Factory Smoke in Protest
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Arborous Device Chargers
Arborous Device Chargers
This Design-Conscious Solar Charging Station Resembles a Ginkgo Tree
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39
Garbage Can Furniture
Garbage Can Furniture
These Upcycled Garbage Cans are Turned into Functional Furniture Pieces
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Dad-Celebrating Coffee Sets
Dad-Celebrating Coffee Sets
Soma and Intelligentsia Teamed Up to Make the Ultimate Gift for Dads
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Cleansing Produce Packaging
Cleansing Produce Packaging
WWF's 'just' Showcases Natural Care Products from the Earth
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Angular Plant Stands
Angular Plant Stands
CB2's Architectural Plant Accessory Boasts Simplistic Elements
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35
Vertical Farming Facilities
Vertical Farming Facilities
AeroFarms' Vertical Eco Farming Building Will Be the World's Largest
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Smart Agriculture Systems
Smart Agriculture Systems
CoolFarm Supplies Plants with Water as Needed
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Biodegradable Bamboo Toothbrushes
Biodegradable Bamboo Toothbrushes
The 'Bam-Brush' is a Sustainable Toothbrush That Will Break Down
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Eco-Friendly Swimsuits
Eco-Friendly Swimsuits
Master & Muse's Chic Designs Are for the Environmentally Conscious
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Garden-Growing Fish Tanks
Garden-Growing Fish Tanks
This Fish Tank Water Garden is from Startup Back to the Roots
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30
Elegant Acronym Branding
Elegant Acronym Branding
The 'Best of Nature' Essential Oil Packages Feautre Simple Acronyms
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Smart Air Purifiers
Smart Air Purifiers
Awair Monitors and Enhances the Air Quality in One's Home
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Printed Solar Cells
Printed Solar Cells
This Inexpensive and Ultra-Thin Technology is Great for Developing Countries
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Tent-Inspired Shoe Shops
Tent-Inspired Shoe Shops
'Camper Shoes' Created this Sustainable Teepee Pop-Up Shoe Shop
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Mobile Homeless Shelters
Mobile Homeless Shelters
The State of Hawaii is Turning Retired City Buses into Working Shelters
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Outdoor Tetris Furniture
Outdoor Tetris Furniture
These Playground-Oriented Furniture Pieces are Fun for Kids and Adults
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Energy-Generating Kites
Energy-Generating Kites
'KiteGen' Technology Produces Wind Power by Harnessing Giant Kites
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Three-Wheeled Electric Taxis
Three-Wheeled Electric Taxis
The 'Lindo' May Be a More Eco-Friendly Taxi Option for City Dwellers
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Sculptural Produce Pods
Sculptural Produce Pods
Måns Salomonsen's Kitchen Window 'Cocoon' Combines Decor and Storage
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Pop-Up Water Bars
Pop-Up Water Bars
London's H2Only Just Serves Glasses of Tap Water
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Aeroponic Gardening Experiments
Aeroponic Gardening Experiments
Microsoft is Growing Hydroponic Produce to Address Food Security
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Urbanized Rooftop Farms
Urbanized Rooftop Farms
This 42,000 Square Foot Rooftop Farm Was Created in New York
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Reusable Take-Out Containers
Reusable Take-Out Containers
The 'GO Box' is Designed to Replace Single-Use Restaurant Containers
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17
Earthy Aloe Packaging
Earthy Aloe Packaging
Aruba Aloe's Carries Its Philosophy from Natural Packaging to Products
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Sunlit Subterranean Parks (UPDATE)
Sunlit Subterranean Parks (UPDATE)
New York's Lowline Lab Will be a Prototype of the Real Lowline
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Tunable Smart Windows
Tunable Smart Windows
These Windows' Tints Can Be Adjusted to Control Brightness and Opacity
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14
Bow Tie-Inspired Seating
Bow Tie-Inspired Seating
These Bamboo Bow Tie Chairs are Heated and Bent into Shape
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Eco Bench Seating
Eco Bench Seating
D-Absolute Design's Outdoor Bench Features Built-In Planters
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12
Upcycled Umbrella Art
Upcycled Umbrella Art
Izaskun Chinchilla Designed This Colorful Umbrella Canopy in NYC
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11
Pop-Up Offices
Pop-Up Offices
This Outdoor Pop-Up Office Brings People and Nature Together
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10
Beautiful Bamboo Smartphones
Beautiful Bamboo Smartphones
The HTC Go Green Comes with a Back Made from Renewable Woody Grass
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9
Waste-Free Grocer Concepts
Waste-Free Grocer Concepts
Lagom is Market Concept Based on Using "Just the Right Amount"
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Upcycled Ladder Shelves
Upcycled Ladder Shelves
These DIY Ladder Shelves Turn an Old Ladder into a Fancy Piece of Decor
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Air-Filtering Plant Guides
Air-Filtering Plant Guides
This Infographic Explains Purifying House Plants and Indoor Air Toxins
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Orchid-Inspired Architecture
Orchid-Inspired Architecture
Vincent Callebaut's 'Wooden Orchid' Design Combats Urbanization
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Aeroponic Subscription Services
Aeroponic Subscription Services
Windowfarms Delivers Urban Gardening Kits to One's Door
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4
Pollution-Absorbing Bricks
Pollution-Absorbing Bricks
The 'Eco BLAC Brick' Could Put an End to Pollution from Brick Kilns
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3
Self-Sustaining Terrariums
Self-Sustaining Terrariums
Emma Sibley & Tom Murphy Create Beautiful Designs that Water Themselves
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2
Village-Inspired Homes
Village-Inspired Homes
The Tower House by Andrew Maynard Architects is a Throwback to Village Life
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Futuristic Grocer Concepts
Futuristic Grocer Concepts
Carlo Ratti Associati Imagines the Future of Supermarkets as Digital
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