Bridgette Meinhold

 
Bridgette MeinholdBridgette is a sustainability consultant based in Park City, UT and helps individuals and companies reduce their environmental impact. With degrees in mechanical and environmental engineering, she has experience in renewable energy, energy efficiency, green building, and sustainable development. She is also a contributing writer for LowImpactLiving.com. When she's not calculating carbon footprints, recycling materials into new things, or writing blog posts, she spends her time with her new puppy hiking in the woods, writing, and painting. She recently got married to the man of her dreams, a handsome firefighter/paramedic. And she is currently trying to talk herself into writing her first novel, which will most definitely have something to do with sustainability.

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Inspired by Nature, Iridescent Cellulose Films Could Replace Toxic Dyes

Inspired by Nature, Iridescent Cellulose Films Could Replace Toxic Dyes

Taking cues from hyper-pigmented reality, scientists are developing a coloration technique that produces vivid iridescent colors using wood pulp – the same stuff that is used to make paper.

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“Pavlok” Wristband Shocks You Into Forming Better Habits

“Pavlok” Wristband Shocks You Into Forming Better Habits

Some are motivated by tempting carrots, others are motivated by a stick, or in the case of the Pavlok wristband, an electric shock. The Pavlok is the latest in a string of activity trackers, but comes

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This Safety Bracelet Signals for Help When You’re in Danger

This Safety Bracelet Signals for Help When You’re in Danger

When you need help immediately, fumbling for your phone to call 911 may not be quick enough, but having an emergency call button on your wrist would certainly ramp up the response time. Safelet is the

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Carte Blanche: Crowdsourced Womenswear, Affordably Made in NYC

Carte Blanche: Crowdsourced Womenswear, Affordably Made in NYC

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Color-Changing “Bruise Suit” Helps Paraplegics Detect Injuries

Color-Changing “Bruise Suit” Helps Paraplegics Detect Injuries

Paralyzed athletes may not feel pain if they’ve received a serious blow or broken a bone during competition, but a new color-changing suit developed by students at the Imperial College London can

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March On! Kinetic Military Boots Generate Power With Each Step

March On! Kinetic Military Boots Generate Power With Each Step

Hop, skip, jump, march, dance, run or hike – keep at it for an hour while wearing these kinetic boots and you’ll be able to generate enough power to charge up your smartphone 3 times.

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Minna Life’s “KGoal” is the World’s First Fitness Tracker for Your Kegels

Your vagina needs a workout just as much as the rest of your body, but remembering to do your Kegels and doing them correctly is an entirely different matter. Enter the KGoal, a small device that measures

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Nokia’s Wireless Charging Trousers Power Up Your Phone on the Go

Nokia’s Wireless Charging Trousers Power Up Your Phone on the Go

Nokia, in collaboration with British designer A. Sauvage, just dreamed up a pair of wireless charging trousers that will juice up your phone when it’s in one of the pockets. The pants are part of A.

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This 3D-Printed Bustier Turns Transparent Every Time You Tweet

This 3D-Printed Bustier Turns Transparent Every Time You Tweet

What if every time you revealed personal information about yourself, a piece of your clothing was torn off, so that the more your share, the more you are exposed? That’s the concept behind the

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Vibrating “Eyeronman” Vest Can Help Visually Impaired Avoid Obstacles

Vibrating “Eyeronman” Vest Can Help Visually Impaired Avoid Obstacles

The visually impaired usually navigate by sound and by feel, often with a cane, but with new wearable technology advancing so rapidly, high tech navigation may soon be in their future. Tactile Navigation

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This High-Tech Hoodie Sends Text Messages Using Simple Gestures

This High-Tech Hoodie Sends Text Messages Using Simple Gestures

Roll up your sleeve to send a message that you’re busy or touch your hood to let someone know you’re thinking about them. While discreet, these movements convey real meaning and are the

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OMSignal’s Biometric-Sensing Workout Clothes Keep Your Vitals in Check

OMSignal’s Biometric-Sensing Workout Clothes Keep Your Vitals in Check

Forget your activity tracker band – just integrate the sensors right into your workout shirt for no-fuss and accurate biometrics monitoring. That’s the principle behind OMSignal’s

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Wearable-Tech Market for Pets Expected to Reach $2.6 Billion by 2025

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NASA’s “ForceShoe” Helps Astronauts Maintain Bone, Muscle Health

Let’s first agree that there is no need to worry about fashion while you’re in space. With that said, NASA has come up with a pair of high-tech, but ugly sandals that can measure forces put on

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Nail Salons of the Future Will Offer Wearable-Tech Manicures

Nail Salons of the Future Will Offer Wearable-Tech Manicures

No need to strap a smart watch on your wrist to track activity when you can embed all the necessary sensors on your nails. Integrated into you body, wearable tech nail devices could easily be the future

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DIY Expandable Dress Protects Your Personal Space in Close Quarters

Some people have zero concept of personal space and get far too close for comfort. Which is why Kathleen McDermott crafted the Personal Space Dress that inflates when it detects a person standing in your

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Analog Watch Co.’s Wooden Watches Are Perfectly In Sync With Nature

Analog Watch Co.’s Wooden Watches Are Perfectly In Sync With Nature

Show your love of nature on by wearing it on your sleeve, or in this case since it’s an all-wood watch, on your wrist. Philly-based Analog Watch Co.’s line of mostly biodegradable wooden

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Solar-Powered Sunglasses Alert You When You’ve Left Them Behind

Solar-Powered Sunglasses Alert You When You’ve Left Them Behind

Australian company Tzukuri understands that it sucks to loose an expensive pair of sunglasses. That’s why they’ve embedded a chip and a solar cell in every pair that communicates with your

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