A Local School Bottle Brick Project Launches

By |January 19th, 2016|bottle bricks, plastic bottle reuse, recycling|

5th Grader at Plymouth Meeting Friends Shows Her Bottle Brick Creation - Photo Credit: Leann Stover Nyce Ecoladrillos, [...]

Global Ed 2015 “Exploring Sustainable Global Innovation with Secondary Students” SwapShop

By |October 18th, 2015|bottle bricks, Global South export to elsewhere in the Global South, guatemala, jugaad, plastic bottle reuse|

Kate Hanssen and I leading a Swap Shop on Lean Innovation at the Global Ed Forum at Penn Kate Hanssen, head of the History Department at Germantown Friends School, and I co-facilitated a Swap Shop yesterday at the Global Ed Forum 2015 at the University of Pennsylvania. Kate created a packet of materials, available here, based on the class she co-taught last January. […]

Solar Bottle Light Bulbs: Free Light!

By |February 10th, 2015|fuel savings, Global South export to elsewhere in the Global South, plastic bottle reuse, upcycling|

Cleaning off a newly installed solar bottle light bulbPhoto: A Liter of Light MumbaiTool 76 in the #countdown is solar bottle light [...]

Plastic Thatch – An Eco-Roof Overhead

By |February 8th, 2015|plastic bottle reuse, roofing, upcycling|

Vananh Lee - Co-head of the ReuseEverything Institute shows off their invention: plastic thatch Thatched roofs are picturesque, but when people move [...]

Bottle Bricks: Upcycyling Plastic, Building Schools

By |February 8th, 2015|bottle bricks, construction, fuel savings, Global South export to elsewhere in the Global South, plastic bottle reuse, upcycling|

Bottle Brick school wall - Photo: Hug It Forward/Rotary Bottle bricks, empty plastic bottles filled with compressed non-biodegradable waste, originated [...]

Plastic Bottle Greenhouses

By |October 25th, 2014|construction, plastic bottle reuse|

Greenhouses extend the season, protecting plants and helping to get an earlier start and keep them going longer.I have seen [...]

Solvatten: A Solar Solution to Clean, Safe Water – Scandinavian Style

By |May 12th, 2013|income generation, plastic bottle reuse, SODIS, solar powered appliances, Water, Woman Humanitarian Tech Stars|

Mom and daughter in Haiti can use the sun to purify their waterTo donate towards Solvatten purchases in Haiti, click [...]

Bottle Bricks: Constructing Durable Sand Castles – Picture of the Week

By |April 18th, 2013|Bolivia, construction, picture of the week, plastic bottle reuse, Uganda, upcycling, Water, Woman Humanitarian Tech Stars|

 3 Students from the Kasiisi area of Uganda, who attend school adjacent to Kibale National Park in western Uganda, are [...]