Nowadays, we all must contribute to protect our planet which has been gradually destroyed in all aspects. From current situations, a lot of green ideas have been introduced all over the world. Here are nine most unique and environment friendly ideas that you may have never imagined.
A green roof
Environment friendly design is an increasingly popular trend in modern architecture. School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has built a huge green roof. The five-storey buildings cover a corner of the campus with trees, which mixed between structure and landscape, nature and high technology. The green roof creates open space, cool the surrounding air and harvest rainwater for watering plants.
Amazing green roof at Art School, Singapore.
Color changeable light switch
To teach children the importance of saving energy is the purpose of Tio, Tim Holley product. The ghost-shaped switch can remind children about the power they use when turned on lights. Tio stars with green and smiling. If the light is on for 4 hours, the switch turns yellow and looks shocked. If you continue leave the light on more than 8 hours, the red switch appears frowny face and angry eyes.
The ghost-shaped light switch reminds how much energy children have used by leaving lights on.
Generate electricity for free meals
The Crown Plaza Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark offers a free meal for any guest who wishes to generate electricity for the hotel. They just ride an exercise bicycle attached to a generator. Guests have to produce at least 10 watt hours of electricity (equivalent to 15-minute ride). Then they will receive a meal voucher worth $ 36.
Danish eco-hotel offers pedalpower free meal.
Use wasted water to grow a plant
Made of polished concrete, the Zen Garden sink has a channel that allows waste water used when you wash your hands. This is a product of a young Montreal designer, Jean-Michel Gauvreau. The sink may be single or double basin model.
The design is simple, beautiful and takes advantage of waste water.
Charge iPhone with a hand grip
While charging iPhone, you can exercise with a hand grip, too. This unique idea is created by famous designer Mac Funamizu.
A green idea that gives you a great hand workout as well.
Dance and generate electricity at the disco
All flashing lights and loudspeakers in this dance club are operated by electricity generated from guests’ jumping. Surya Bar in London equips its floor with spring to produce electricity current when compressed by dancers. This power is stored in batteries and used to save costs.
The dance floor can now power 60% of the club’s energy need.
Designer Tommaso Colia has an eco-friendly shower design that will force you to get out when you take too long and waste much water. The concentric circles are pretty wonderful when not in use. However, after showering for a long time, they will rise to force you stop showering accordingly saving water.
People take shower longer when the resources are free and this will help cut that down.
Discounts for bike parking at the brothel
A Berlin brothel came up with an innovative idea to attract customers during power crisis and help protect the planet from climate change. According to Thomas Goets, the owner of Maison d’Envie brothel, financial crisis has affected their industry a lot. Customers arriving by bike or public transports will get 5 Euro discount from the usual 70 euro free for 45- minute sessions.
A Berlin brothel discounts for patrons arriving by bicycle.
Print without ink and paper
Who says printers only use paper for printing documents? Let’s discover how PrePeat work. Different from conventional printers, PrePeat uses a thermal head to print on special plastic sheets. This plastic sheet is easy to be erased and used again.
According to the manufacturer, a plastic sheet can be used up to 1,000 times to save costs.
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