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Top 100 Eco Concepts in September

From Tiny Portable Classrooms to Hemp-Infused Apparel

— September 30, 2015 — Eco
Now that this is the season for back-to-school shopping, the top September 2015 eco ideas provide plenty of inspiration for sustainable learning and living.

Some of the most novel eco-friendly school supplies include dry-erase bamboo tablet blocks, POOPOOPAPER made from elephant droppings and eco-friendly printers with cartridges that are equipped to last two years at a time. As well as being useful for students, these ideas have plenty of value for adults who adopt eco-friendly attitudes as well.

While having eco-friendly supplies at school is definitely important, some designers are going above and beyond by creating entire sustainable classrooms that are portable or solar-powered. As well as designing with the earth in mind, examples like the easyCredit office show how it's now becoming popular for architecture and interiors to wholly embrace living elements.
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Activity
Freshness
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Eco-Friendly Paper Hearts
Eco-Friendly Paper Hearts
This DIY Craft is the Perfect Valentine's Day Activity for Families
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99
Gas-Monitoring Phone Attachments
Gas-Monitoring Phone Attachments
This Phone Sensor Uses Light to Identify Gases in Air Samples
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98
Mindful Charging Stations
Mindful Charging Stations
This NRG Charging Station Has People Choose How to Charge a Phone
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97
Whale-Saving Drones
Whale-Saving Drones
These Custom-Built Drones Help to Document the Human Impact on Whales
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96
Whimsical Beach Trash Art
Whimsical Beach Trash Art
These Glittery Sculptures are Made from Pieces of Plastic Sea Garbage
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95
Compact Eco Residences
Compact Eco Residences
The 'Collaborative Tiny House Project' Teaches Students How to Build a Home
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94
Sustainable Wool Replacements
Sustainable Wool Replacements
This Cozy Wool Alternative is Made from Leftover Animal Parts
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93
Sunlight-Blocking Balls
Sunlight-Blocking Balls
These Simple Plastic Balls Help Prevent Water Evaporation
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92
Veteran Farming Intiatives
Veteran Farming Intiatives
'Heroic Food Farm' Houses and Teaches Military Veterans
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91
Dreamy Solar-Powered Clouds
Dreamy Solar-Powered Clouds
This Museum Exhbit Features Energy-Efficient Fake Clouds
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90
Water-Purifying Bags
Water-Purifying Bags
This Solar-Powered Filtration System Helps to Provide Clean Drinking Water
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89
Solar-Powered Watering Systems
Solar-Powered Watering Systems
This Lawn Innovation Makes Gardens More Lush with Less Guilt
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88
Wooden Hair Dryers
Wooden Hair Dryers
The ‘wAir’ Blow Dryer Allows Users to Dry Hair with a Pleasant Forest Scent
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87
Vehicle-Charging Highways
Vehicle-Charging Highways
This Roadway Makes It Easier to Charge an Electric Vehicle on the Go
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86
Upcycled Eco-Friendly Denim
Upcycled Eco-Friendly Denim
This Fast Fashion Retailer is Turning Unwanted Clothes into New Pieces
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85
Cardboard Animal Sculptures
Cardboard Animal Sculptures
This Elephant Sculpture was Made from 6,000 Recycled Cardboard Tubes
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84
Erasable Bamboo Tablets
Erasable Bamboo Tablets
Three by Three Seattle Makes an Eco-Friendly Dry-Erase Surface
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83
Adorable Animal Road Signs
Adorable Animal Road Signs
These Animal Crossings Remind Us to Share the Roads with Nature
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82
Convenient Solar Generators
Convenient Solar Generators
The 'Sun-Seeker' is an All-in-One Power Storage Solution
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81
Herb-Infused Water Menus
Herb-Infused Water Menus
The Artistic Menu at Creo Offers Guests a Unique List of Herbal Waters
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80
Homeless-Helping Community Gardens
Homeless-Helping Community Gardens
This Organic Garden Helps to Feed an Enitre Homeless Shelter
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79
Intelligent Energy Towers
Intelligent Energy Towers
The Orison Energy Tower Charges Up When Utility Rates are Low
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78
Energy-Efficient Solar Antennas
Energy-Efficient Solar Antennas
This High-Tech Antenna Can Double Solar Cell Efficiency
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77
Solar-Powered Airports
Solar-Powered Airports
India is Set to Build the First 100% Solar Reliant Airport in the World
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76
Pollution Detection Kits
Pollution Detection Kits
This Strain of Genetically Engineered Bacteria Helps Detect Pollution
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75
Volcanic Water Pumps
Volcanic Water Pumps
This Basalt Rock Pump Produces Fresh Water in South Korea
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74
Gun-Created Constuction Materials
Gun-Created Constuction Materials
This California Project Turns Confiscated Guns into Metal Rebar
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73
Edible Skin-Enhancing Dust
Edible Skin-Enhancing Dust
The Moon Juice Body Dust is Healthy for the Body Inside and Out
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72
LED-Wrapped Stadiums
LED-Wrapped Stadiums
The Allianz Arena Stadium Now Features a 300,000 LED Facade
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71
Sustainable Swimwear
Sustainable Swimwear
Speedo & Aquafil Created the World's First Swimwear Recycling Program
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70
Robotic Brooms
Robotic Brooms
The App-Connected Broom Can Sweep and Mop and Comes with an Attachable Handle
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69
Solar-Powered Artificial Leaves
Solar-Powered Artificial Leaves
This Technology Produces Solar-Powered Fuel with Zero Emissions
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68
Prefabricated Solar Classrooms
Prefabricated Solar Classrooms
These Prefab Classrooms Feature Solar-Powered Computers
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67
Drought-Fighting Balls
Drought-Fighting Balls
These Shade Balls Reduce Evaporation From the LA Reservoir
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66
Rotting Fruit Purses
Rotting Fruit Purses
The 'Fruitleather Rotterdam' Project Makes Bags from Old Fruit
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65
Eco-Friendly Batteries
Eco-Friendly Batteries
This Inexpensive Battery is Made from Saltwater and Organic Components
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64
Multipurpose Makeup Removers
Multipurpose Makeup Removers
MAXeffects' Eye and Face Cleanser Doubles as a Toner
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63
Electrical Bamboo Appliances
Electrical Bamboo Appliances
These Electrical Devices are Made with a Sustainable Bamboo Material
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62
Residential Charging Stations
Residential Charging Stations
Tesla Motors and Airbnb Team Up to Provide Eco Roadtrip Solutions
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61
Tiny Portable Classrooms
Tiny Portable Classrooms
This Classroom and Community Center is Built On Wheels
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60
Reinvented Pop-Up Parks
Reinvented Pop-Up Parks
This L.A. Park Turns Unused Space into a Social Gathering Spot
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59
Autonomous Car Chargers
Autonomous Car Chargers
Tesla's Electric Car Charging Station Automatically Locates Ports
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58
Air Quality-Monitoring Sculptures
Air Quality-Monitoring Sculptures
These Fabricated Objects Help to Measure Atmospheric Conditions
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57
Pollution-Compressing Jewelry
Pollution-Compressing Jewelry
The Studio Roosegaarde Jewelry Line is Part of the Smog Free Project
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56
Eco-Friendly Printers
Eco-Friendly Printers
This Sustainable Epson Printer Comes with Refillable Ink Tanks
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55
Sustainable Luxury Villas
Sustainable Luxury Villas
This Turkish Resort Combines Sustainability with Luxury Lodging
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54
Upcycled Fast Fashion Lines
Upcycled Fast Fashion Lines
This H&M Fashion Collection is Made Out of Recycled Apparel
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53
Home Herb-Gardening Guides
Home Herb-Gardening Guides
This Handy Inforgraphic Displays Useful Tips to Grow Lush Herb Gardens
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52
Hemp-Infused Apparel
Hemp-Infused Apparel
This Company Makes Clothing Out of Organic Textiles and Renewable Materials
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51
Environmentally Mindful SUVs
Environmentally Mindful SUVs
This All-Electric Concept Audi SUV Boasts a 300 Mile Range
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50
Extendable Plant Holders
Extendable Plant Holders
This Expandable Plant Pot Eliminates Replanting and is Origami-Inspired
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49
Banana-Based Fabrics
Banana-Based Fabrics
This Company is Making Eco-Friendly Textiles Out of Banana Plant Stems
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48
Typographic Egg Maps
Typographic Egg Maps
This Tiny Map Expands When Squeezed to Show Close-Up Directions
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47
Shape-Shifting Abodes
Shape-Shifting Abodes
This Zero-Energy House Adapts to Changing Weather Conditions
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46
Longlasting Charging Lamps
Longlasting Charging Lamps
The OLED Desk Lamp Wirelessly Charges Phones for 18 Long Years
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45
Animal Waste Stationary
Animal Waste Stationary
These Sustainable Paper Products are Made from Elephant Feces
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44
Recycled Cork Backpacks
Recycled Cork Backpacks
This Durable Line of Backpacks is Made from Sustainable Materials
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43
Augmented Reality Cycling Glasses
Augmented Reality Cycling Glasses
This Hands-Free Device Provides Visual Updates During a Ride
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42
6-Pack Bicycle Carriers
6-Pack Bicycle Carriers
United by Blue's Device Makes It Possible to Handle Bikes and Beer at Once
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41
Garden-Building Blocks
Garden-Building Blocks
The 'OrtoBrick' Lets You Create Your Very Own Home Herb Garden
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40
Cement-Paneled Abodes
Cement-Paneled Abodes
This Farmhouse-Inspired Structure Makes for the Perfect Family Home
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39
Cubical Garden Structures
Cubical Garden Structures
This Massive Garden Tower Features Alternating Botanical Balconies
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38
Creature-Shaped Cabins
Creature-Shaped Cabins
This Cabin on Stilts Was Built to Look Like a Woodland Creature
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37
Practical Paper Furniture
Practical Paper Furniture
IKEA's Latest Practical Furniture Range is Made Entirely from Paper
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36
Flood-Resistant Homes
Flood-Resistant Homes
This Durable Beach House is Designed to Withstand Powerful Storms
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35
Eco Showering Devices
Eco Showering Devices
Apple and Alphabet Execs Invested in the Economical Shower Head by Nebia
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34
Safety-Conscious Cargo Bikes
Safety-Conscious Cargo Bikes
This Cargo Bike Features a Handy Front Basket for Storage
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33
Recycled Trash Sunglases
Recycled Trash Sunglases
Each Pair of 'RE-View' Sunglasses is Made Using Two Recycled CD or DVDs
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32
Stretched Rubber Seating
Stretched Rubber Seating
These Colorful Elastic Seats are Designed to Provide Tension and Support
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31
Pop-Up Eco-Energy Labs
Pop-Up Eco-Energy Labs
The Shell Eco-Marathon Experience Took Place in Rotterdam
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30
Wooden Cocktail Cups
Wooden Cocktail Cups
These Modern Wooden Cups Add a Playful Sophistication to Home Bars
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29
Upcycled Scarf Dresses
Upcycled Scarf Dresses
This Project for Lazy Fashionistas Turns Old Scarves into Homemade Dresses
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28
Recycled Couture Collections
Recycled Couture Collections
This 'Waste2Wear' Fashion Line is Made from 100% Recycled PET Bottles
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27
Clothes Recycling Initiatives
Clothes Recycling Initiatives
Reformation's RefRecycle Asks Shoppers to Send in Old Outfits
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26
Natural Barbecue Scrapers
Natural Barbecue Scrapers
The Cedar Scraper is a Clean Barbecue Alternative to the Bristle Brush
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25
Found Object Sideboards
Found Object Sideboards
This Upcycled Furniture Piece Takes Inspiration from Barnacles
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24
Water-Saving Shower Drains
Water-Saving Shower Drains
The 'Aguawell Light' Device Collects Shower Water for Other Purposes
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23
Sun-Reflecting Illuminators
Sun-Reflecting Illuminators
The 'Lucy' Sun Mirror Tracks and Redirects Natural Light
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22
Upcycled Skateboard Seats
Upcycled Skateboard Seats
These Unique Stools are Made with Padded Skateboards
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21
Upcycled Industrial Apparel
Upcycled Industrial Apparel
This Chic Australian Clothing Line is Made with Repurposed Materials
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20
Shipping Container Skyscrapers
Shipping Container Skyscrapers
These Skyscrapers Make Shipping Container Architecture Stylish
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19
Eco Team-Building Retreats
Eco Team-Building Retreats
Long Point Eco Adventures Offers Skill-Building Activities & Adventure
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18
Recycled Plastic Clothing
Recycled Plastic Clothing
Pharrell and G-Star Raw Collaborate Using Recycled Ocean Waste
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17
Futuristic Electric Supercars
Futuristic Electric Supercars
This Concept Vehicle Could Become China's First Eco-Friendly Car
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16
Sport Luxe Skincare Brands
Sport Luxe Skincare Brands
MUSQ Natural Cosmetics is a Skincare Line Boasting Timeless Design
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15
Overflowing Foliage Offices
Overflowing Foliage Offices
The ‘easyCredit’ Office Building has a Unique Design for Each Level
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14
Magnetic Self-Watering Planters
Magnetic Self-Watering Planters
This Magnetic Planter Can Be Placed Anywhere in Your Home
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13
DIY Kayak Kits
DIY Kayak Kits
This Ready-to-Assemble Kayak Features a Snap-Together Frame
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12
Movable Luxury Houses
Movable Luxury Houses
This London Flat is Stylish and Affordable for New Home Owners
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11
DIY Solar Vans
DIY Solar Vans
Daniel Theobald's DIY Solar Car Project Turns an 1966 Volkswagen Eco-Friendly
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10
Hybrid Roller Skates
Hybrid Roller Skates
These Wheeled Shoes Allow Users to Walk, Skate or Glide to Their Destination
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9
Toxic Surfing Photography
Toxic Surfing Photography
The 'HAZMAT Surfing' Series Imagines the Grim Future of Surfing
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8
Personalized Backyard Pods
Personalized Backyard Pods
The 'Podzook' is a Sphere-Shaped Space Perfect for the Backyard
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7
Impenetrable Bike Tires
Impenetrable Bike Tires
These Rugged Tires Help Cyclists from Getting a Flat
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6
Eco Garden Offices
Eco Garden Offices
This Corporate Office Building Features a Sustainable Urban Garden
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5
Elevated Sustainable Homes
Elevated Sustainable Homes
This Elevated Eco House is a Practical Space That Reduces Waste
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4
Sophisticated Sidecar Bicycles
Sophisticated Sidecar Bicycles
This Sidecar Bike is Perfect for Cruising Down the Boardwalk
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3
Inexpensive 3D-Printed Villas
Inexpensive 3D-Printed Villas
This Mind-Blowing House Was Built in Just 10 Days Using a 3D Printer
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2
Recycled Concrete Homes
Recycled Concrete Homes
This Australia Architect Used Recycled Materials to Create an Eco Dwelling
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1
Whimsical Fairytale Cabins
Whimsical Fairytale Cabins
This Distorted Cabin is Reminiscent of Classic Storybook Homes
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