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squid

The Next Alternative to Plastic Could Come from Squid

Feb 21 2019 The remarkable properties of a recently discovered protein could revolutionize materials in a way that is unattainable with conventional plastics, finds a review published in Frontiers of Chemistry. Where is this protein found? Squid, of all places! Originating in the ringed teeth of a squid's predatory arms, this protein can be... read more
Seychelles

Seychelles Opening Its Arms to Tourists with an Eco-Friendly Camp

Feb 19 2019 Tourism organization Blue Safari Seychelles (say-SHELLS or say-SHELL) has set up an eco-camp on a remote island in the nation located in the Indian Ocean. Located 1,030 kilometers (640 miles) from the archipelago's main island of Mahe, visitors can experience a true getaway adventure on the paradise island of Cosmoledo. Conservation,... read more
road salt

Can We Use Something Other Than Road Salt to Help Drivers?

Feb 16 2019 The polar vortex that recently shocked the Midwest recently brought record breaking temperatures with it. Along with these temperatures was lots of snow, and with snow comes ice—and lots of it!Keep a hot drink nearby to warm up your insides. Make sure it stays hot with a reusable stainless steel water bottle. Usually, to melt ice... read more
chinese

Yet Another Holiday for the Combo of Red and Green–Chinese New Year

Feb 12 2019 For thousands of years, the Chinese have been celebrating what they call the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year. This year, New Year's Day was February fifth, with billions of people across the world ringing in the Year of the Pig (4717 in the Chinese calendar). With the celebration almost over, the festival has become more... read more
trees

Trees Felled by Disaster Used for Eco-Friendly Products

Feb 7 2019 Five months ago, in early September, a strong earthquake hit Hokkaido, Japan. In disaster-affected areas, an increasing number of people are finding uses for the fallen trees felled by landslides. The central and Hokkaido governments, local forestry cooperatives, and paper manufacturing companies are developing plans to use these... read more
valentine's

Red and Green Isn’t Just a Christmas Combination Anymore

Feb 5 2019 Here at Custom Earth Promos, we like to stay as relevant as possible. One of the ways we do this is by writing articles about upcoming holidays. In just over a week, it will be Valentine's Day. These days, a lot of people opt for skipping the traditional gifts. Repetition can kill romance, leaving calorie-filled chocolate and... read more
party

How to Go from Having a Super Bowl Party to an Eco Bowl

Jan 31 2019 Super Bowl LIII (53) is right around the corner—Sunday, February third. Whether you're tuning in for the New England Patriots, the Los Angeles Rams, Maroon 5, or the hilarious commercials—your party is sure to make eco-mistakes. Whether it's carbon emissions or lots of trash, here are a few ways that you can cut down on those... read more
food

Redesigning Earth’s Growing Food Issues to Try to Round Them Out

Jan 29 2019 A new report claims that pesticide exposure, antibiotic resistance, air and water pollution, among other factors, caused by industrial food production could kill five million people a year by 2050! This is four times the number of deaths caused by global traffic accidents! Preventing this requires local food production,... read more
race

Zero Emissions Around the World in Just Eighty Days

Jan 24 2019 Phileas Fogg was the first person to try and journey around the world in only 80 days. He is the main character in Jules Verne's novel Around the World in Eighty Days. Nearly 150 years later, a new race is being attempted—this time, without combustion engines. Fogg's circumnavigation was written when fossil fuels were first... read more
hobbit

Live out Your Lord of the Rings Fantasies with an Eco-Friendly Hobbit-Hole

Jan 22 2019 "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole and that meant comfort." J. R. R. Tolkien, author of Lord of the Rings Given the direction of... read more
solar

United Arab Emirates Going from Brown to Yellow with Solar Energy

Jan 17 2019 Abu Dhabi sustainability week might be shining a light on big renewable energy projects, but more practical uses are already underway in the United Arab Emirates. These serve as a sample of the ground breaking initiatives the Persian, or Arabian, Gulf is expected to witness as it moves towards a sustainable future. Move towards your... read more