This is super duper cool. Can we stop it with the gas and electricity and fossil fuels now, please? I mean… FOSSIL fuels. Let’s get with the times. I hope this is why they delayed the iPhone 6 (or so the rumors say)! xoxo, Mandiesunshinychick:

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Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

This is super duper cool. Can we stop it with the gas and electricity and fossil fuels now, please? I mean… FOSSIL fuels. Let’s get with the times. I hope this is why they delayed the iPhone 6 (or so the rumors say)! 

xoxo, 

Mandie

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futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

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I think this is super cool!  A repurposed piano made into a bookshelf.  I will have to have one of these someday when I have a house! 
xoxo, Mandie 

I think this is super cool!  A repurposed piano made into a bookshelf.  I will have to have one of these someday when I have a house! 

xoxo, 

Mandie 

I’m having a personal development party tonight! I killed it in the kitchen, if I do say so myself! Butternut squash soufflé, baked butternut squash chunks with cinnamon and other spices, sautéed greens, and 88% dark chocolate for dessert! Enjoying a glass (or maybe more than one) of Malbec and doing some reading! All of my food (except the wine and chocolate) came either from the farmer’s market or growing power! #butternutsquash #squash #souffle #cinnamon #kale #greens #sunflowergreens #eatlocal #sustainability #buylocal #farmersmarket #csa #organic #malbec #wine #darkchocolate #chocolate #personaldevelopment #dream #johncmaxwell #livinthedream

I’m having a personal development party tonight! I killed it in the kitchen, if I do say so myself! Butternut squash soufflé, baked butternut squash chunks with cinnamon and other spices, sautéed greens, and 88% dark chocolate for dessert! Enjoying a glass (or maybe more than one) of Malbec and doing some reading! All of my food (except the wine and chocolate) came either from the farmer’s market or growing power! #butternutsquash #squash #souffle #cinnamon #kale #greens #sunflowergreens #eatlocal #sustainability #buylocal #farmersmarket #csa #organic #malbec #wine #darkchocolate #chocolate #personaldevelopment #dream #johncmaxwell #livinthedream

First we picked up our @growingpower Sustainable Organic basket, then we stopped at the Farmer’s market in Cathedral Square. We got so much delicious food, so I’m super excited to eat it! We also found an awesome farm that has grass-fed beef & bison, pasture raised meat, and all kinds of good stuff. Can’t wait to cook this week! #food #foodporn #farmersmarket #organic #sustainable #sustainability #vegetables #veggies #grassfed #meat #beef #bison #bacon #csa #primal #paleo #milwaukee #growingpower #cathedralsquare

First we picked up our @growingpower Sustainable Organic basket, then we stopped at the Farmer’s market in Cathedral Square. We got so much delicious food, so I’m super excited to eat it! We also found an awesome farm that has grass-fed beef & bison, pasture raised meat, and all kinds of good stuff. Can’t wait to cook this week! #food #foodporn #farmersmarket #organic #sustainable #sustainability #vegetables #veggies #grassfed #meat #beef #bison #bacon #csa #primal #paleo #milwaukee #growingpower #cathedralsquare

Here are a few images from when I did the Recycled Runway project!  Photo by Mark Hines, my wardrobe by Little Ocean! 

xoxo, 

Mandie 

I FINALLY get to park in one of these spots! I was so excited that I forgot to turn off the #prius & didn’t hear the engine! Thank goodness it’s smarter than I sometimes am and started beeping at me! #ecofriendly #sustainability #green  (Taken with Instagram at McCormick Place)

I FINALLY get to park in one of these spots! I was so excited that I forgot to turn off the #prius & didn’t hear the engine! Thank goodness it’s smarter than I sometimes am and started beeping at me! #ecofriendly #sustainability #green (Taken with Instagram at McCormick Place)

#Shaketember day 6: #LastThingIBought - a #repurposed piece of #granite to make a desk out of two filing cabinets! #reduce #reuse #recycle #upcycling #office #interiordecorating #sustainability #green #MyMomIsGonnaBeSoProud!  (Taken with Instagram)

#Shaketember day 6: #LastThingIBought - a #repurposed piece of #granite to make a desk out of two filing cabinets! #reduce #reuse #recycle #upcycling #office #interiordecorating #sustainability #green #MyMomIsGonnaBeSoProud! (Taken with Instagram)