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Charger-Free Cell Phone

Charger-Free Cell Phone

Patrick Hyland’s Nokia E-Cu (E for environment, Cu for Copper) concept is a mobile phone with copper skin that charges itself by conducting heat to an integrated thermogenerator. (Thanks PistolPete!)

Exagon Furtive-eGT

Exagon Furtive-eGT

Made by French startup Exagon, the Furtive-eGT is powered by two electric motors that produce a total of 340hp. 0 to 60mph is achieved in just 3.5s. The car can go as far as 250mi on a single charge.

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Green Box Pizza Box

Green Box Pizza Box

We never thought there might be a way to improve upon the cardboard pizza box, but the guys at e.c.o. have developed the pizza box of the future. We’re not sure it’s really green, but it is cool.

BoomCase

BoomCase

Mr. Simo turns vintage suitcases into boomboxes. They’re hella stylish and each piece is hand crafted and unique. BoomCases can be fitted with a rechargeable battery for added portability.

Mini Scooter E Concept

Mini Scooter E Concept

Mini’s Scooter E Concept is powered by an integrated electric motor in the rear wheel and features a smartphone adapter which operates as vehicle key, display and central control element.

Zero Emissions 4 Wheel Bike

Zero Emissions 4 Wheel Bike

ID Wes Rhoad’s zero emissions concept 4 wheel electric motorcycle isn’t brand new, but still remains too cool for school, with its slick steering handles, funky headlight and badass wheels.

Underwater Cemetery

Underwater Cemetery

The Neptune Memorial Reef, a cemetery under the sea, is fast becoming the world’s largest man made reef; covering over 600,000 sf, it’s becoming a new ecosystem for marine life and a diver destination.

Cycleton One Motorbike

Cycleton One Motorbike

Industrial designer Daniel Yorba’s concept prototype for a electric motorcycle features an open, cantilevered seat, and a flat, minimal carbon-fiber body. (Photo via Vaughan Ling)

Plastic Utensil Skeleton Art

Plastic Utensil Skeleton Art

British designer Elliott Mariess utilizes plastic forks, spoons and other similar recycled materials to create his amazingly frightening skeletal art, collectively dubbed as Waste. (Thanks Mudit!)

Unpressed Tyvek Shoe Collection

Unpressed Tyvek Shoe Collection

The Unpressed Collection from Unstitched Utilities features eco-friendly Tyvek material, making these mid and low cut shoes shoes super lightweight, strong, casual, and comfortable.

Bufalino Mobile Home

Bufalino Mobile Home

Designed by Cornelius Comanns, the Bufalino is conceptual vehicle which lets you live, work, sleep and drive in a single location. There’s even a sink and a stove. Bathroom not included.

Washington’s Green Prison

Washington’s Green Prison

Environmental extremists might not mind doing time at Washington state’s LEED-certified Coyote Ridge Corrections Center, built with solar panels, high efficiency boilers and FSC-approved wood.

Boxsal Picnic Boxes

Boxsal Picnic Boxes

Boxsals are recyclable picnic boxes with neat designs. Each Boxsal comes with an Eatin’ Tool Set – biodegradable utensils, bowls, cups, etc. All that’s missing are friends and food – and ants.

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The Pratt Home Office

The Pratt Home Office

West Elm challenged 2 teams of ID students at the Pratt Institute to create eco-friendly office furniture using FSC certified materials; the resulting Pratt home office collection oozes responsible chic.

Porsche 918 Spider Hybrid (Video)

Porsche 918 Spider Hybrid (Video)

Remember the eco-conscious Porsche 918 Spyder concept? Well, the hybrid sports car prototype actually drives. Last week, Porsche took the 918 Spyder Hybrid out for a ride in Monterey, CA.

Black Trail Bike

Black Trail Bike

The superspendy Black Trail is an electric bicycle being made in a 667 piece edition by PG Bikes. Crafted of carbon fiber and other high quality metal, it weighs 44 lb with top speed of 62 mph.

Move-it DIY Cart

Move-it DIY Cart

David Graham’s Move-it Kit is a recyclable trolley made of self-adhesive cardboard parts. Once assembled, it transforms into a one-off functional cart for parcels of many sizes and shapes.

The Boston Bullet

The Boston Bullet

Mihai Panaitescu’s zero emissions Boston Bullet Concept Car is powered by 2 electric motors each at the front and rear and has a sporty drivetrain to maneuver through congested urban areas.

Recycled Bottle Boat

Recycled Bottle Boat

The Plastiki, made from 12,500 recycled plastic PET bottles, sailed from San Francisco to Sydney in 130 days to raise awareness about the amount of plastic floating in the world’s oceans.

Giant Grass Sofas

Giant Grass Sofas

The National Trust placed 10 giant sofas, all of them stuffed with hay and covered in grass, in various places in the UK to encourage citizens to go out more often and enjoy the summer outdoors.

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Jelloware Drinking Glasses

Jelloware Drinking Glasses

The Way We See the World has created edible drinking glasses from the seaweed extract agar-agar in unusually tasty flavor combinations, like lemon-basil, ginger-mint and rosemary-beet.

Roehr Electric Performance Bikes

Roehr Electric Performance Bikes

Roehr Motorcycles’ electric performance bikes are available: the 48hp eSuperSport, the eSuperBike with 7.7Kw/h worth of batteries good for 100 miles and the RR with lightweight racing wheels.

Brammo Empulse Electric

Brammo Empulse Electric

Significantly upping the ante over last year’s Enertia, the Brammo Empulse can go 100 miles per charge, and crank out speeds up to 100mph. Not too shabby for an all electric motorcycle.

Green Samba Personal Watercraft

Green Samba Personal Watercraft

The agile electric Green Samba from Silveira Customs is designed to feel like an extension of the driver’s body. The lightweight craft features military-based twin direct electric propulsion pods.

eROCKIT Hybrid Bicycle

eROCKIT Hybrid Bicycle

The eROCKIT is a manually powered hybrid bike with top speed of 50mph. The pedals act as battery charger and accelerator; the quicker you pedal the faster it goes. (Thanks for the tip, Gumsandals!)

Bike Tube Messenger Bag

Bike Tube Messenger Bag

Italy’s mnmur makes upcycling very stylish with their sharp handmade collection of bags and accessories made out of old bicycle tubes. The seat belt strap on the messenger bag is a nice touch.

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