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Diamond Batteries Made of Nuclear Waste Can Generate Power For Thousands of Years

Scientist have developed an ingenious means of converting nuclear power plant waste (76,430 metric tons in the US alone) into sustainable diamond batteries. These long-lasting batteries could be a clean and safe way to power spacecraft, satellites, and even medical devices.

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There are pencils that turn into plants when you’re done using them. 

The ‘Sprout Pencil’ is the first sustainable pencil in the world that can be planted after use.

“We have chosen the seeds for our pencils with great care, and they germinate quickly: i.e. within 1-3 weeks, depending on the seed variety. Most plants can be grown both indoors and outdoors.” 

It’s made of natural materials: the body is cedar wood, and the “lead” is a mixture of clay and graphite.

Sprout pencils are available in 22 varieties, including sunflower, mint, lavender, sage, forget-me-not, cherry tomato, sweet pea, cilantro, and wild strawberry.

What to do

“When the Sprout Pencil has become too short to write with, it is ready to be planted. Follow the simple instructions below and see your Sprout pencil sprout.”

They are also available in the colored pencil variety, which makes me oh-so-happy! 

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Entrepreneur Puts Prisons to Shame, Turns Ex-Cons into Bee-Keepers – Keeping them Out of Jail
Chicago, IL – Brenda Palms-Barber has created a unique program that accomplishes two noble goals—helping troubled honeybee populations and helping ex-cons stay out of jail. Sweet Beginnings, located in Chicago’s West Side, is a social enterprise business that turns former prisoners into beekeepers. This interaction with some of our most important friends in the natural world has a striking...

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Is it reasonable that it takes several years for a milk carton to decompose naturally, when the milk goes sour after a week? ‘This Too Shall Pass’ is a series of food packages that have the same short life span as the foods they contain. The package and its contents work in symbiosis– every aspect is completely natural and biodegradable. 

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A couple that wanted to live sustainably in Stockholm had to figure out a way to survive without heat because the winter temperatures average below freezing. They solved their problem by building a greenhouse around their home, which keeps them warm and allows them to grow foods that normally wouldn’t survive Swedish winters. Source