Google claims 100 percent renewable energy usage by 2017 — but it's paying for it

With its vast array of data centers and offices around the world, Google uses a lot of energy. By 2017, it claims it will be using 100 percent renewable energy -- or at least it will purchase enough of it to balance things out.

Feel good about getting a good night’s sleep with a mattress from Avocado

You'll never feel as good about getting a good night's sleep as you will with the Avocado Mattress. It's the company that "crafts green mattresses by hand with natural and organic materials."

This little machine can clean your clothes with 10 liters of water and no power

Looking to reduce your carbon footprint but don't want to give up your clean clothes? The Drumi, from Yirego, is a foot-powered washing machine that requires no electricity and only 10 liters of water per wash.

Razer's new keyboard for the iPad Pro packs mechanical switches built for PC gamers

Razer has introduced a new mechanical keyboard for the Apple iPad Pro that uses the company's new Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical switches for a precise feel. The switches are based on Razer's "Green" model, which is built for twitchy PC…

The Github for eco-housing builds $25k homes in just five days

Marcin Jakubowski and Catarina Mota are the great minds behind the Open Building Institute. Think of it as the Github for green housing -- an "open-source eco-building toolkit to make the construction of ecological housing…
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Diavelo Zeitgeist is an electric bike, but you wouldn’t know just from looking at it

The latest electric bike on the market is the Diavelo Zeitgeist, a crowdfunded offering that is aiming to disrupt the e-Bike market with a lightweight, sleek design that is reminiscent of a performance cycle.

Wind turbines now produce enough power to energize 19 million U.S. homes

According to a report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), there are now more than 50,000 wind turbines in operation across 40 states and Puerto Rico. These turbines combine to produce 70 gigawatts of energy.

This home-friendly biodigester lets you turn food scraps into usable cooking gas 2:33

Use HomeBiogas to convert kitchen waste into usable cooking gas and liquid fertilizer. It's the ultimate in self-sustained sustainability, making it easier than ever for families in even the most urban of environments to go green.
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United Airlines ready to make first regular poop-powered passenger flight

Looking to reduce its carbon emissions, United Airlines is gearing up to fly some of its planes on poop. Partnering with a Californian biofuels company, United will start its service between LA and San Francisco this summer.

Google is saving the environment, one renovated coal plant at a time

In the ultimate victory for environmental activists, Google is planning to spend $600 million on a server farm that will span 350 acres of land near Chattanooga, Alabama and will ultimately be 100 percent powered by green energy.
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Kyocera unveils world’s largest floating solar panel system

apanese electronics maker Kyocera Corporation unveiled the world's largest floating solar power station, which boasts 9,000 solar panels that are fully waterproof and sit comfortably atop the water's surface.

Ecocapsule is a wind- and solar-powered home for anywhere

Taking the nomadic life to a whole new level, the Bratislava-based Nice Architects have developed the solar- and wind-powered Ecocapsule, a mobile home that lets you live just about anywhere in the world.