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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Jewelbots Are High-Tech Friendship Bracelets That Teach Girls to Code

Jewelbots Are High-Tech Friendship Bracelets That Teach Girls to Code

What better way to teach preteens about coding than the beloved friendship bracelet. Jewlbots is a new line of smart friendship bracelets that hook up with a smartphone app to teach kids about if/then

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Life-Saving Dot: A Bindi That Delivers Vital Nutrition to India’s Women

Life-Saving Dot: A Bindi That Delivers Vital Nutrition to India’s Women

The bindi, a common ornamental mark that many women in India wear, is now helping save lives. Women in rural India often suffer from many illnesses and nutritional deficiencies, one of which is iodine

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Stretchy Sensors Could Create Clothes That Detect Toxic Gases, UV Radiation

Stretchy Sensors Could Create Clothes That Detect Toxic Gases, UV Radiation

Early detection plays a critical role in saving lives, whether that is in industrial settings where workers could be exposed to toxic gases or even normal people out in the sun exposed to UV rays. A new

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“Wearables For Good” Challenges Designers To Help People in Need

“Wearables For Good” Challenges Designers To Help People in Need

Wearable technology can help you get more exercise, track your sleep, alert you to new text messages, but frankly those are all first world problems. How about using wearable technology to save lives,

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Birce Özkan’s Biomimetic Dress Sheds “Leaves” With Seasons

Birce Özkan’s Biomimetic Dress Sheds “Leaves” With Seasons

In the fall, less light and cooler temperatures signals trees its time to shed leaves to prepare for winter. Inspired by the annual defoliation, Birce Özkan designed a brilliant dress that mimics that

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“Photochromia” Garments Reveal Hidden Patterns in Sunlight

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Fish Scales Inspire Flexible, Bulletproof Armor for Soldiers, Astronauts

Fish Scales Inspire Flexible, Bulletproof Armor for Soldiers, Astronauts

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Inspired by Polar Bears, HotSquash Clothing Keeps You Warm or Cool

Inspired by Polar Bears, HotSquash Clothing Keeps You Warm or Cool

The fur coat of a polar bear has inspired a whole new line of clothing intent on keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. UK brand, HotSquash has an impressive collection of clothes made

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Clad in E-Ink, the “Volvorii” Smart Shoe Changes Colors, Patterns

Clad in E-Ink, the “Volvorii” Smart Shoe Changes Colors, Patterns

New e-ink technology is could drastically decrease your shoe closet with instant color changes through smart shoes imbedded with wearable technology. The Volvorri smart shoe by iShüu Technologies

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“Ruff” is a 3D-Printed Responsive Collar With a Life of Its Own

“Ruff” is a 3D-Printed Responsive Collar With a Life of Its Own

Ruff is a new 3D printed responsive collar by Pauline van Dongen, who is pushing the forefront of wearables. Working with architect Behnaz Farahi, the two crafted flexible wearables that can move on their

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Ditto’s “Endless Eyewear” Plan Lets You Rent, Swap Unlimited Frames

Ditto’s “Endless Eyewear” Plan Lets You Rent, Swap Unlimited Frames

Buying a new pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses is a big commitment that often involves the input of friends and family to make the right choice, plus it can get pricey. Enter “Endless

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Quell is the World’s First Wearable to Offer Drug-Free Pain Relief

Quell is the World’s First Wearable to Offer Drug-Free Pain Relief

For the hundreds of millions of people who suffer from chronic pain, a new wearable device may provide relief. Quell is a new device that stimulates your nervous system to create a natural response that

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Vittel Will Turn Your Old Couch into Bespoke Running Shoes

Vittel Will Turn Your Old Couch into Bespoke Running Shoes

Vittel bottled water company wants Europeans to get off their couch and get moving and to do that, they’ll turn your old couch into a new pair of custom running shoes. The French lifestyle brand

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These Sensory-Friendly Clothes Make It Easier to Keep Autistic Kids Safe

These Sensory-Friendly Clothes Make It Easier to Keep Autistic Kids Safe

Some autistic children wander, unbeknownst to their parents or even themselves, but new GPS wearables can help ease the worries of lost kiddos. Independence Day Clothing is a new line of kids clothes that

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IStyleMyself: Smartphone App Helps You Create Outfits à la “Clueless”

IStyleMyself: Smartphone App Helps You Create Outfits à la “Clueless”

A closet full of clothes, and yet nothing to wear – a first world problem for sure, but one that could make you late for work. Now a new app called IStyleMyself will make up outfits for you just

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MIT Invents a Wearable Social Network That Helps You Break the Ice

MIT Invents a Wearable Social Network That Helps You Break the Ice

Students from MIT are trying to create their own social network that relies less on virtual life and more on your personal connections. Social Textiles is way for people to connect using tshirts that

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Epson Flaunts Digital Fabric Printer at Fall 2015 New York Fashion Week

Epson Flaunts Digital Fabric Printer at Fall 2015 New York Fashion Week

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Can Norton Security’s RFID-Proof  Jeans Prevent Digital Pickpocketing?

Can Norton Security’s RFID-Proof Jeans Prevent Digital Pickpocketing?

Symantec wants to protect more than just your computer. Best known for its Norton line of antivirus and spyware products, the PC security firm has teamed up with online retailer Betabrand to create a pair

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