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100 Low-Impact Discoveries

In Honor of Earth Day and Those Continuing to Reduce Carbon Footprints

— April 23, 2012 — Eco
Once a year, people are encouraged to reflect on the decisions they make in regards to how they affect the environment; these low-impact discoveries illustrate that many have chosen to expand the influence of Earth Day beyond April 22 and continually address the issues that face the environment.

With so many different areas -- fashion, architecture, food and transportation -- affecting the environment, it's no surprise that everything from baby food to modern art has had or soon will have a green-makeover.

Advertising campaigns often take imagery from environmental hazards to exemplify the harmful impact that certain industries and products exact on the planet while clothing companies resort to organic material to reduce their carbon footprint.
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Earth Day + Trend Hunter Paperless Office on CNN
Earth Day + Trend Hunter Paperless Office on CNN
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Green Design Trend Report
Green Design Trend Report
Identify Eco-Friendly Architecture Initiatives
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98
Planet-Sourced Goods
Planet-Sourced Goods
The Angela Belcher Keynote Defines New Roles for the Earth's Materials
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97
Solar Powered Trend Report
Solar Powered Trend Report
Find Out How Renewable Energy Will Change the Future
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96
Environmental Proofreading
Environmental Proofreading
ab.editing Offers Editorial Services and Specialize in Green Issues
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95
Environment Trend Report
Environment Trend Report
Interpret Influences Affecting Today's Eco-Conscious Consumer
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94
Access to Fuel Efficient Technology
Access to Fuel Efficient Technology
Daniel Schnitzer Addresses Energy Poverty in Haiti
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93
Eliminating Greenhouse Gases
Eliminating Greenhouse Gases
The Bill Gates Environment Keynote Stresses Innovating Down to Zero
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92
Porktastic Corporate Pranks
Porktastic Corporate Pranks
The Conscious Minds Organic Bacon Scented Litter is a Swineriffic Gag
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91
Agriculture-Driven Climate Change
Agriculture-Driven Climate Change
The Jonathan Foley Keynote Introduces the Idea of 'Terraculture'
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90
Conducting Green Business
Conducting Green Business
Richard Branson Discusses Revolutionizing Clean Corporate Practices
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89
Sun-Charging Computers
Sun-Charging Computers
Stay Eco-Friendly while Working with the Samsung Solar Powered Netbook
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88
Eco-Friendly Feminine Hygiene Ads
Eco-Friendly Feminine Hygiene Ads
The OB Earth Day Initiative Boasts Eco-Friendly Tampons
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Eco-Friendly Trend Report
Eco-Friendly Trend Report
Gain Relevant Insight into Today's Green Movements
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86
Bendable E-Book Readers
Bendable E-Book Readers
The LG Plastic E-Paper Display Makes Digital Novels More Drop-Proof
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85
Boxy Eco Vino Packaging
Boxy Eco Vino Packaging
The Octavin Wine Line is Sleek in Design and Keeps Booze Fresh
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84
Eco-Friendly Name Tags
Eco-Friendly Name Tags
These Reusable Lables Make it Easy to be Green While You Organize
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Eco-Friendly Luxuries
Eco-Friendly Luxuries
'Style Will Save Us' Encourages Ethical Business Models
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Spindly-Legged Eco Structures
Spindly-Legged Eco Structures
The 'Solar Winds Desert Power Plant' by Michael Jantzen Provides Ene
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Fair Trade Hygienic Goods
Fair Trade Hygienic Goods
Hand in Hand Soap Helps Cleanse and Eradicate Poor Hygiene
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80
Local Food Movements
Local Food Movements
SPUD.ca and SPUD.com Stock Your Fridge with Organic Groceries
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Ethical Interior Design
Ethical Interior Design
MUMO Gives Native Artisans the Opportunity to Preserve Their Culture
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Charitable Celeb Cosmetics
Charitable Celeb Cosmetics
The Kiehl Toning Mist Gets Help From Some Familiar Faces
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Solar Powered Bibles
Solar Powered Bibles
The 'Faith Comes by Hearing' Earthquake Aid is Not as Good as Food
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Beer Bottle Jeans
Beer Bottle Jeans
The Bonobos Earth Day Denim Style Pants are Made From Recycled Plastic
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Vegan Fair Trade Ventures
Vegan Fair Trade Ventures
Autonomie Project is Fashion That Doesn't Hurt the Wallet or the Planet
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74
Enchanting Arborial Creations
Enchanting Arborial Creations
'Blue Trees' by Konstantin Dimopoulos Advocates Awareness
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Informational Stoplights
Informational Stoplights
The Droplet Traffic Light Keeps Us Up-to-Date While Waiting
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Disney Goes Green
Disney Goes Green
Disneynature
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Discounted Organic Food Collectives
Discounted Organic Food Collectives
The Green Polkadot Box Provides Healthy Food for Cheap
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70
Tree-Hugging Clothing Collections
Tree-Hugging Clothing Collections
The Bonobos Captain Plant It Collection Celebrates Earth Day
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69
Stemmed Water Spewers
Stemmed Water Spewers
The Linfa 'Leafy Faucet' Makes One Feel the Outdoors
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68
Urban Clean-Ups
Urban Clean-Ups
20-Minute Toronto Makeover for Earth Day
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Green Video Mosaics
Green Video Mosaics
"I Love the World" by the Discovery Channel
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66
Green Employee Initiatives
Green Employee Initiatives
Jones Soda Crew Rigs Bikes to Generate Power on Earth Day
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Low-Impact Baby Goods
Low-Impact Baby Goods
Seventh Generation Creates Responsible Home and Personal Care Products
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Buy a Tree, Watch it Grow on Google Earth
Buy a Tree, Watch it Grow on Google Earth
MyBabyTree.org
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Empowering Organic T-Shirts
Empowering Organic T-Shirts
Light of Mine Tees Works to Promotes Sustainable Development
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Celebrity Eco-Sprays
Celebrity Eco-Sprays
Kiehl's Earth Day Campaign Will Save the Rainforest or Your Money Back
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Drought-Fighting Devices
Drought-Fighting Devices
Airdrop Irrigation Concept Alleviates Challenging Agricultural Conditions
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Water-Recycling Washrooms
Water-Recycling Washrooms
The Jang Woo-seok 'Eco Toilet' Uses Environmentally Friendly Flushes
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Compostable Snack Bags
Compostable Snack Bags
SunChips Will Roll Out Compostable Bags by Earth Day 2010
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Guerilla City Buildings
Guerilla City Buildings
'WEAK' Creates Illegal Architecture to Preserve Chinese Culture
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Deep Hole Diggers
Deep Hole Diggers
The Super-Penetration Shovel Lets Users Easily Plow Through Dirt
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Tree-Growing Movie Tickets
Tree-Growing Movie Tickets
Disney Nature Celebrates Earth Day 2009 with 'Earth' Documentary
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Green Kiddie Lit
Green Kiddie Lit
These Green Story Books Let You Celebrate Earth Day With Your Kids
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Solar Car Kits
Solar Car Kits
Boost Your Prius Fuel Economy by Hooking Up Solar Energy Modules
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Giant Green Projections
Giant Green Projections
Earth Images at Grand Central NYC
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Cornstarch-Made Stationery
Cornstarch-Made Stationery
The Maizy Collection for Lexon is Inexpensive and Eco-Friendly
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Socially Supportive Tees
Socially Supportive Tees
The 100% Organic T-Shirts by Vuori Help Promote Environmental Endeavors
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50
Green Guerrilla Ads
Green Guerrilla Ads
Nothing Left To Weep For Campaign
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Eco-Powered Advertising
Eco-Powered Advertising
The Opalio Powerbanner is an Innovative Medium
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Culture-Sustaining Hammocks
Culture-Sustaining Hammocks
Yellow Leaf Provides Alternatives to Child Labor and Toxic Farming
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Sugarcane Ethanol
Sugarcane Ethanol
Brazil is Ready to Share Their Sweet Biofuel Technology
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Free Digital Newspapers
Free Digital Newspapers
Earth Day Initiative Saves Trees
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Eco-Friendly Toys
Eco-Friendly Toys
Toys R Us Goes Green
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Positive Mantra Pillows
Positive Mantra Pillows
Inhabit 'Change Your Life in Sunshine' Sustainable-Chic Cushions
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Conscious E-Commerce
Conscious E-Commerce
Ethical Ocean is an Online Marketplace for Eco, Organic & Fair Trade Products
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Energy Efficient Infographics
Energy Efficient Infographics
‘One Block off the Grid' Solar Power Statistics Shows Sh
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Oil Spill Baths
Oil Spill Baths
The Earth Day Canada Ad Campaign Makes Human Homes Endangered Habitats
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Clothes That Buy Water
Clothes That Buy Water
Each Project Migration Shirt Gives 5 Years of H2O, Medical Aid
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Eco Chic Luxury Fashion
Eco Chic Luxury Fashion
Loup Charmant's PURE Collection
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Eco-Friendly Activity Charts
Eco-Friendly Activity Charts
The 'A Brief History of Earth Day' Infographic is Revealing
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Big Box Eco
Big Box Eco
Earth Day 2009 Marks End of Plastic Shopping Bags at IKEA Canada
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Real-Life Flintstone Car
Real-Life Flintstone Car
HumanCar Imagine
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Eco-Friendly Tablet Stats
Eco-Friendly Tablet Stats
The 'How Green is the iPad' Infographic Pits Apple Against Nature
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Recycling Footwear
Recycling Footwear
Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe Project Grinds Kick-Offs Into Play Places
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Couture Cup Sleeve
Couture Cup Sleeve
Reusable Sleeves for Earth Day
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Artstract Awareness
Artstract Awareness
Man-Sized Eco-Themed Earth Day Globes at LA's Exposition Park
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Green Shower Stunts
Green Shower Stunts
For Earth Day, Axe Canada Advises to 'Take Action, Take Your Clothes Off'
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Eco-Conscious Handbags
Eco-Conscious Handbags
'Make Love Not Trash' Provides Hip Accessories for the Green Shopper
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Trashy Chocolate Couture
Trashy Chocolate Couture
Terracycle's Gown Made From Old M&M Wrappers
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Funky Foliage-Shaped Abodes
Funky Foliage-Shaped Abodes
The 'Casa Folha' by Mareines and Patalano is Lush
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Solar Powered Luxe Hotels
Solar Powered Luxe Hotels
Bardessono Eco-Resort Nestled in the Napa Valley
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Eco-Friendly Fonts
Eco-Friendly Fonts
New York Times Green Issue
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Mobile Phone Eco Art
Mobile Phone Eco Art
Nigel Sielegar Uses Old Phones to Create Abstract Scenery
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Solar-Powered Lawnmowers
Solar-Powered Lawnmowers
The Sunwhisper/24 Runs on Silent Sun
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Social Issues as Songs
Social Issues as Songs
Musical Activist Joan Baez
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Earth Day Kick Displays
Earth Day Kick Displays
Nike SB Dunk High Skunks Set To Drop
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Scrappy Eco Programs
Scrappy Eco Programs
The American Apparel Creative Reuse Program Makes Use of Left Overs
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Garbage Seafood
Garbage Seafood
Shock Visuals For Clean Seas
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Famous Planet-Savers
Famous Planet-Savers
Celebrating Hot Eco Activist Celebs on Earth Day
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Solar Powered Messenger Bags
Solar Powered Messenger Bags
The Voltaic Generator Looks Surprisingly Ungeeky
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Upcycled Charity Denim
Upcycled Charity Denim
Recreated Designer Jeans to Support Oceana
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Plastic Bag Dresses
Plastic Bag Dresses
LUSH Green Awareness Campaign
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Recycling Retro Phones
Recycling Retro Phones
ReCellular Donates $50 for Recylcing Ancient Phones
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Sustainable Learning Centers
Sustainable Learning Centers
The Le Bourget School is Eco-Friendly and Dynamic in Design
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Leafy Folding Backrests
Leafy Folding Backrests
The Limbo Chair Provides Both Privacy and Openness
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Kid-Friendly Cafes
Kid-Friendly Cafes
The Phill Restaurant by Nuca Studio Features a Whimsical Concept
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Bio-Glamour Architecture
Bio-Glamour Architecture
Architect Ephraim-Henry Pavie Creates an Aesthetically Eco-Friendly Home
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Cork Shoe Comebacks
Cork Shoe Comebacks
Sandals That Are Nice On The Feet And Good For The Earth
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Quirky Solar Balcony Lights
Quirky Solar Balcony Lights
Bird-Legged Glowing Globes Are Eco-Friendly Eccentricity
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Radiant Plant Pots
Radiant Plant Pots
These Solar-Powered Planters Brighten Up Your Garden
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Warm Minimalist Bathrooms
Warm Minimalist Bathrooms
The Bisazza Bagno Nendo Collection is Organically Contemporary
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Eco Bus Stops
Eco Bus Stops
San Francisco Unveils Project for Solar Powered Transit Stations
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Solar Trees
Solar Trees
Streetlights Go Green via Solar Power and LEDs
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Eco-Conscious Alternatives
Eco-Conscious Alternatives
'Fashioning Change' Supports Ethical Substitutes to Popular Name Brands
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Mutant Humans for Global Warming
Mutant Humans for Global Warming
The Beacon's Reversing Evolution Campaign
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Earth Day Eco Innovation
Earth Day Eco Innovation
Green Inventions to Celebrate Earth Day (THTV)
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Human Plant Sculptures (UPDATE)
Human Plant Sculptures (UPDATE)
Mathilde Roussel's Life of Grass is Anthropomorphic and Organic
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