Saturday, June 26, 2010

How to Build Cheap Greenhouses

A greenhouse is a structure with a glass or plastic roof and frequently glass or plastic walls; it heats up because incoming visible solar radiation from the sun is absorbed by plants, soil, and other things inside the building. Glass is transparent to this radiation. The warmed structures and plants inside the greenhouse re-radiate this energy in the infra-red, to which glass is opaque, and that energy is trapped inside the glasshouse.

Here's a quick video on how to build a greenhouse, low cost and under budget by

Friday, June 25, 2010

DIY Vertical-axis wind turbine

Vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWT) are a type of wind turbine where the main rotor shaft runs vertically. The advantages of this arrangement are that generators and gearboxes can be placed close to the ground, and that VAWT do not need to be pointed into the wind.

In the videos GREENPOWERSCIENCE demonstrates detailed steps of creating a DIY Vertical Axis Wind Turbine.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

DIY EcoBirdfeeder

As an architect, Michelle's mission has always been to make thoughtful, sustainable design accessible to all. That's why, in 2002, she founded Michelle Kaufmann Designs, an award winning full service architectural design firm that specializes in eco-friendly, innovative, high quality design. Michelle's work now extends beyond her architecture and includes the world of everyday green living.

Michelle shows us how to creatively reuse disposable chopsticks to make a unique and lovely EcoBirdfeeder.

courtesy@ Michelle Kaufmann
DIY – Make A Bird Feeder Under 10 Minutes

Saturday, June 19, 2010

DIY-Plant a Potted Herb Garden

Tips on How to Plant a Potted Herb Garden.
It's container herb garden made easy this week on Six Minute Style.

Video Courtesy: Six Minute Style, Susan Doherty

Friday, June 18, 2010

How To Identify Eco-Friendly Products

Demonstration of "How To Identify Eco-Friendly Products".

Get started with the first step: Look for products with the least amount of packaging, and try to buy ones that indicate that they are packaged with biodegradable or recycled material.

For the complete guide, go to

DIY-Eco-Friendly Father's Day Photo Gift Box

How to make a creative father's day gift box using everyday household items and recyclable materials. The box itself can be reused as a container. Here's what you'll need to get started: a cylindrical can (mixed nuts, potato chips, etc), a photo, some cork sheet, and a piece of ribbon.

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Worlds Greatest Dad Coffee Mug Superman Father Day Gift

eco friendly and cool shopping bags

A look at the problems caused by plastic shopping bags. Features the reusable and designer bags that will replace plastic.


Eco-Dome by Cal-Earth

This film shows how a pile of earth, dug out from the building site, is turned into a small house called Eco- Dome (moon cocoon model), using the Superadobe technology. It documents how professionals and students from many countries training at Cal-Earth Institute built this structure. It is intended for use with materials and tools developed for instruction during the apprenticeship retreat at Cal-Earth. Superadobe technology was first presented by the architect to NASA for lunar habitats, and can build single or clustered homes on earth which are resistant to fire, floods, wind storms and earthquakes.


The Solar House

Elaine Brook shows you round her eco-house which is fun to live in, cheap to run, and is probably how we'll all be living in a few years time.