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California Artist Creates Homeless Homes Using Trash

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@HomelessHomes proves that one man’s #trash is another man’s #treasure

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We throw a lot of things away. We get tired of how an old desk or dresser or chair looks, and we replace it with something shiny and new. Sometimes we’ll sell or give away the old items, but other times they just end up going in the dumpster, especially if they’re broken.

But a dresser with a broken drawer has a lot of reusable material. An old cupboard door or window can be recycled into…

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Green Jobs Make for Better Business

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#Green Jobs Make for Better #Business!

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Obama’s new “green jobs” initiative could save businesses billions annually by 2030.
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Over the past few years, President Obama has spearheaded myriad climate control campaigns. Most recently, he announced the country’s plans to step forward with energy efficient and sustainable practices for job training. These new “green jobs” will focus heavily on everything from solar…

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If Earth’s water were drained into a single drop, it would measure about 950 miles in diameter. Roughly three percent is fresh water, and just one-third of that is easily accessible. Meeting the growing need for water is a critical challenge. Many countries rely on desalination to produce fresh water, but current techniques are typically energy-intensive, using enough energy globally to power nearly seven million homes. That’s why today GE is launching an open innovation challenge to improve the energy efficiency of water desalination. Find out more about the challenge here. GIF by Julian Glander and based on data from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

GE you put that water back right now, you hear me? We need that.

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generalelectric:

If Earth’s water were drained into a single drop, it would measure about 950 miles in diameter. Roughly three percent is fresh water, and just one-third of that is easily accessible. Meeting the growing need for water is a critical challenge. Many countries rely on desalination to produce fresh water, but current techniques are typically energy-intensive, using enough energy globally to power nearly seven million homes. That’s why today GE is launching an open innovation challenge to improve the energy efficiency of water desalination. Find out more about the challenge here. GIF by Julian Glander and based on data from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

GE you put that water back right now, you hear me? We need that.