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Top 100 Eco Ideas in November

From Infinity Symbol Gardens to Refurbished Barn Homes

— November 29, 2015 — Eco
Many of the top November 2015 eco ideas seem to have embraced a challenge to do more with less. This can be seen in a new car concept from that imagines the wheels be replaced by maglev technology, soilless gardens and a wiry 3D-printed bikini that cleans the water as its wearer swims.

When applied to the home, this theme can also be seen in ideas like upcycled plastic bottles that are used as the shingles on a house's roof, or turning the ordinarily unused chimney space in a home into a family hangout zone.

Whether it's a company or an individual implementing these ideas, this kind of sustainable thinking on both a large and a small scale pushes creativity, resourcefulness and mindful thinking about the use of valuable resources.
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Starfish-Tracking Robots
Starfish-Tracking Robots
The COTSbot is Designed to Protect Coral Reefs With Image Monitoring
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99
3D-Printed Rock Installations
3D-Printed Rock Installations
This Piece is Made from Recycled Concrete-Like Stones Held by String
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98
Luminous Livestock Campaigns
Luminous Livestock Campaigns
This Initative Aims to Make Animals More Visible to Drivers at Night
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97
Upcycled Monster Sculptures
Upcycled Monster Sculptures
This Artist Turns Trash Into Canvas-Like Stages for Monster Sculptures
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96
Robot-Run Recycling Plants
Robot-Run Recycling Plants
This Company is Building an Automated Recycling System
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95
Beneficial Solar Energy Charts
Beneficial Solar Energy Charts
This Infographic Explores the Advantage of Using Solar Panels
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94
Animalistic Sensory Experiences
Animalistic Sensory Experiences
Marshmallow Laser Feast Provides a Heightened VR Forest Experience
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93
Upcycled Arcade Decor
Upcycled Arcade Decor
These Pinball Coasters by Milkrunco are Crafted From Old Arcade Games
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92
Bidirectional 3D-Printed Platforms
Bidirectional 3D-Printed Platforms
The AMIE Platform Lets 3D-Printed Cars Power 3D-Printed Homes
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91
Personal Pollution-Tracking Devices
Personal Pollution-Tracking Devices
This Gadget Delivers Air Quality Readings to a Smartphone App
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90
Multipurpose Residential Wineries
Multipurpose Residential Wineries
This California Winery Includes Luxury Residences
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89
Solar-Powered Desalination Plants
Solar-Powered Desalination Plants
This Sustainable Technology Turns Salt Water into Drinking Water
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88
Interactive Retirement Commercials
Interactive Retirement Commercials
This Retirement Ad Lets Viewers See Potential Futures for 2045
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87
Arid Climate Planters
Arid Climate Planters
This Planter Uses Biodegradable Materials for Growing in Low-Water Areas
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86
Sustainable Floating Gardens
Sustainable Floating Gardens
This Floating Island is Designed to Clean a Polluted Waterway
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85
Upcycled Money Bill Stools
Upcycled Money Bill Stools
This Recycled Upholstery Uses Shredded Dollars, Pounds and Rupees
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84
Eco Autumn Murals
Eco Autumn Murals
These Fall Home Decor Wallpapers Spruce Up Rooms with Nature-Inspired Schemes
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83
Sustainable Man-Made Lagoons
Sustainable Man-Made Lagoons
This Structure Uses the Ocean Tide to Generate Clean Electricity
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82
Eco-Friendly Irrigation Monitors
Eco-Friendly Irrigation Monitors
The RainMachine Will Watch the Weather Report to Save Water
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81
Phone-Charging Tables
Phone-Charging Tables
The FurniQi Bamboo Wireless Charging Table Provides Power Without Fuss
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80
Solar-Powered Distillation Systems
Solar-Powered Distillation Systems
This Innovative Water Distiller is Both Cheap and Efficient
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79
3D-Printing Waste Solutions
3D-Printing Waste Solutions
This Thesis Turns Pacific Ocean Waste into Materials for 3D-Printing
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78
Solar-Powered Luxury Hotels
Solar-Powered Luxury Hotels
The Finolhu Villas Are Located On An Exclusive Island In the Maldives
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77
Sustainable Water-Powered Generators
Sustainable Water-Powered Generators
This Eco-Friendly Device Harvests Energy from Ocean Waves
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76
Recycled Tire Homes
Recycled Tire Homes
This Sustainable Home is Made from Reused Tires and Glass Bottles
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75
Natural Pine Notepads
Natural Pine Notepads
The Kizara Wooden Sheet Notepad is Crafted Using 100% Japanese Pine Trees
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74
Wooden Computer Replicas
Wooden Computer Replicas
This Macintosh Design Boasts a Wooden Keyboard with Gold-Plated Zinc Keys
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73
Water-Saving Gardening Vessels
Water-Saving Gardening Vessels
The Oya by GrowOya Slowly Dispenses Water Directly to the Roots
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72
Mountainous Green Apartments
Mountainous Green Apartments
These Apartments Blend In Seamlessly With a National Park
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71
Refurbished Foliage Offices
Refurbished Foliage Offices
This Old House was Transformed Into a Plant-Consumed Office Building
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70
Breathing Office Buildings
Breathing Office Buildings
This Office Tower Effortlessly Moves Air Without the Use of Energy
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69
Boosted Hydrogen Bikes
Boosted Hydrogen Bikes
This Hydrogen-Powered Bike Makes Commutes Easy and Incredibly Eco-Friendly
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68
Eco Baby Walkers
Eco Baby Walkers
The Woodpecker Baby Walker by PlanToys Uses Natural Materials
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67
Vinyl Clock Art
Vinyl Clock Art
Artists Drale, Mirta & Tomo Create Beautiful Clocks Using Old Vinyl Records
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66
Moveable Wall Gardens
Moveable Wall Gardens
'Plantaire' is an Indoor Garden that Hangs on Your Wall Like a Picture Frame
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65
Native Alaskan Halibut Hooks
Native Alaskan Halibut Hooks
This Fishing Hook Doesn't Catch Fish That are Too Small or Too Big
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64
Infinity Symbol Gardens
Infinity Symbol Gardens
This Stunning Garden Sculpture is Made to Mimic the Infinity Sign
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63
Triple-Tiered Garden Homes
Triple-Tiered Garden Homes
This Multi-Level Organic Abode Creates Openness Within Small Quarters
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62
Haunting Moss Sculptures
Haunting Moss Sculptures
These 'Moss People' Sculptures Show Emotionless Women & Surreal Animals
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61
Energy-Generating Rooftop Gardens
Energy-Generating Rooftop Gardens
This Urban Garden Promotes an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle
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60
Eco Footprint-Tracking Wearables
Eco Footprint-Tracking Wearables
The 'Worldbeing' Shows How Your Choices Affect the Environment
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59
Nature-Integrated Classrooms
Nature-Integrated Classrooms
This International School Helps Students Feel Connected to Nature
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58
Greenery-Embracing Buildings
Greenery-Embracing Buildings
The Ravel Plaza Complex Will Feature Large Balconies With Vegetation
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57
Smart Wind Turbines
Smart Wind Turbines
This Redesigned Wind Turbine is Highly Functional and Beautifully Designed
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56
Solar-Powered BBQs
Solar-Powered BBQs
The PhotonGrill BBQ Uses the Power of the Sun to Cook Your Meal
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55
Brand Transparency Packaging
Brand Transparency Packaging
'Zady' Explains Its Sustainable Production Processes on Its Packaging
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54
Blooming Abandoned Houses
Blooming Abandoned Houses
The 'Flower House' Exhibit Features a Vacant House Filled with Plants
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53
Felt Feline Planters
Felt Feline Planters
These 'Kitty Cat Planters' Feature Adorable Sleeping Feline Faces
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52
Robot-Run Indoor Farms
Robot-Run Indoor Farms
This Japanese Vegetable Factory Will Operate Without Human Labor
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51
Connected Rooftop Gardens
Connected Rooftop Gardens
This Elevated Garden Spans the Gaps Between Skyscrapers
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50
Solar-Powered Refrigerators
Solar-Powered Refrigerators
This Nigerian Start-Up Offers Cold Storage on a Pay-As-You-Store Basis
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49
Ride-Sharing E-Bikes
Ride-Sharing E-Bikes
These Folding E-Bikes Allow Friends to Unlock and Borrow Them Through an App
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48
Pollution-Absorbing Bikinis
Pollution-Absorbing Bikinis
This 3D-Printed Bikini Cleans the Water As You Swim
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47
Delicate Seashell Dollhouses
Delicate Seashell Dollhouses
This Miniature Dollhouse is Completely Made of Real Seashells & Sand
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46
Contorted Scenery Portraits
Contorted Scenery Portraits
This Artist Creates Surreal Landscape Images by Disfiguring Pictures
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45
Beach Waste Sculptures
Beach Waste Sculptures
These Poignant Sea Creatures are Made of Discarded Plastics from the Ocean
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44
Outdoor Treehouse Resorts
Outdoor Treehouse Resorts
The Bangkok Treehouse Resort Lets Guests Sleep Under the Stars & Foliage
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43
Headlight-Flashing Helmets
Headlight-Flashing Helmets
The Torch T2 Biking Helmet Helps Cyclists Be Seen from All Angles
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42
Electric Italian Eco Cycles
Electric Italian Eco Cycles
The Piaggio Electric Bike is Designed for Millennial Riders
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41
App-Controlled Microhabitats
App-Controlled Microhabitats
This Artificial Habitat Allows Consumers to Replicate the Rainforest
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40
Treadmill-Embedded Bicycles
Treadmill-Embedded Bicycles
The Lopifit Provides an Unexpected Experience While Riding
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39
Shock-Absorbant Wooden Bikes
Shock-Absorbant Wooden Bikes
This Resilient Bicycle Has a Spring Effect on Uneven City Roads
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38
Shipping Container Villages
Shipping Container Villages
The ‘kontenerART' is a Village of Shipping Containers Made for Artists
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37
Recycled Food Furniture
Recycled Food Furniture
These Beautiful Iron-like Side Tables are Made from Sunflower Oil Waste
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36
Tree Trunk Canvases
Tree Trunk Canvases
This Artist Created Mother Nature Paintings Using Tree Trunks as Canvases
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35
Upcycled Wooden Lamps
Upcycled Wooden Lamps
These Pastel Light Boxes are Made from Reclaimed Wood
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34
Paper Cup Art
Paper Cup Art
This Artist Uses Coffee Cups as Canvases for Street Art
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33
Smart Water Meters
Smart Water Meters
The 'Aquai Puck' is an App-Connected Water Reader That Attaches to Appliances
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32
Eco-Friendly Gadget Chargers
Eco-Friendly Gadget Chargers
The Solocharg USB Solar Charger Offers Energy, a Flashlight and More
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31
Waterfall Tower Developments
Waterfall Tower Developments
'Marina One' Will Have a Tiered Garden Atrium with a Giant Waterfall
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30
Drivable Cardboard Cars
Drivable Cardboard Cars
Lexus Created a Functional Sedan with 1,700 Pieces of Corrugated Cardboard
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29
Sustainable Housing Prototypes
Sustainable Housing Prototypes
This Modular House Design Can Be Made for Only $8,000
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28
Electric Kick Bikes
Electric Kick Bikes
The 'Smart Ped' Can Maintain Its Speed for 500 Seconds at a Time
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Self-Adjusting Electric Bicycles
Self-Adjusting Electric Bicycles
The Specialized Turbo S Adjusts Performance To Suit Your Needs
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Poignant Sinking Statues
Poignant Sinking Statues
This Climate Change Art Installation Reminds People of Rising Sea Levels
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25
Green-Roofed Wooden Houses
Green-Roofed Wooden Houses
This Energy-Efficient Home Was Built Using Traditional Techniques
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24
Panoramic Japanese Farmhouses
Panoramic Japanese Farmhouses
This Cozy Cottage Takes Advantage of the Surrounding Elements
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Electric Car-Powered Homes
Electric Car-Powered Homes
This 3D-Printed House and Electric Car Have a Symbiotic Relationship
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Airy Luxury Abodes
Airy Luxury Abodes
This Hawaiian Mansion Takes Advantage of Sea Breezes and Natural Ventilation
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21
Sustainable Outdoor Shelters
Sustainable Outdoor Shelters
This Cabin is Made from Local Materials and Green Technology
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20
Soilless Smart Gardens
Soilless Smart Gardens
The 'Plantui' Lets You Grow Indoor Vegetables in a Soil-Free Environment
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19
Coffee Waste Planters
Coffee Waste Planters
This Sustainable Herb Garden Uses the Waste Generated from Coffee Shops
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18
Sustainable Wooden Studios
Sustainable Wooden Studios
This Simple Spanish Cabin Boasts an Eco-Friendly Design
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17
Comparative Climate Photographs
Comparative Climate Photographs
The 'Repeat Photography' Project Shows Worrying Signs
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16
Personal Air Conditioners
Personal Air Conditioners
'Evapolar' Cools an Immediate Area Instead of a Whole Room at the Office
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15
Vertical Wall Planters
Vertical Wall Planters
These Circular Indoor Garden Planters Look Like Hanging Wall Gardens
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14
Vertical Hydroponic Gardens
Vertical Hydroponic Gardens
This Urban Farming System Can Be Installed on Any Unused Wall Space
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13
Plastic Bottle Shingles
Plastic Bottle Shingles
These Upcycled Plastic Bottles are Made Into Sustainable Roofing Tiles
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12
Botanical Living Buildings
Botanical Living Buildings
This Design System Has Buildings Intertwined with Trees and Plants
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11
Wheel-Free Sports Cars
Wheel-Free Sports Cars
This New ‘Audi Concept’ Visualizes a Sleek Car Without Wheels
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10
House-Bus Cabins
House-Bus Cabins
This Couple Created a Vacation Home by Refurbishing a School Bus
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9
Briefcase-Holding Commuter Bikes
Briefcase-Holding Commuter Bikes
The Quinn Bike Has a Central Cargo Compartment for Easy Balancing
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8
Interlocking Paper Lamps
Interlocking Paper Lamps
These Bamboo Paper Origami Lamps are Built Without Any Screws or Glue
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7
Spherical Underground Fridges
Spherical Underground Fridges
The Ground Fridge is a Modern Version of the Traditional Root Cellar
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6
Rugged Eco-Friendly Scooters
Rugged Eco-Friendly Scooters
The Daymak Beast Off-Road Scooter is Made for Getting Around in Style
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5
Refurbished Barn Homes
Refurbished Barn Homes
This Rustic Cottage Was Built Using Materials Recycled from an Old Barn
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4
Smart Indoor Herb Gardens
Smart Indoor Herb Gardens
This Pot and Plant App System Makes It Easy to Grow Food Without a Yard
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3
Eco-Friendly Underground Mansions
Eco-Friendly Underground Mansions
This Luxe Underground Dwelling Minimizes the Use of Green Space
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2
Luminous Vertical Gardens
Luminous Vertical Gardens
This Indoor Hydroponic System is Designed for Small Living Spaces
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Garden-Themed Galleries
Garden-Themed Galleries
This London Exhibit Celebrates Botanical Explorers from the 19th Century
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