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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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”

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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?

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Jenny Wu’s 3D-Printed “Lace” Jewelry is Architecture You Can Wear

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Fittersift’s Dress Shirt Turns Body Heat Into Therapeutic Infrared Energy

Fittersift’s Dress Shirt Turns Body Heat Into Therapeutic Infrared Energy

Fittersift wants to optimize your body’s inefficiencies. The nascent firm has developed a men’s dress shirt that uses “responsive textile technology” to turn waste body heat into infrared energy,

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Misfit, Swarovski Unveil World’s First Solar-Powered Activity Tracker

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Could These “Wearable Biospheres” Help Us Survive on Alien Planets?

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Finally, a 3D-Printed Dress That Drapes, Moves Like Actual Fabric

Finally, a 3D-Printed Dress That Drapes, Moves Like Actual Fabric

3D printers produce rigid objects, usually made of plastic. They don’t print or weave fabrics, but Massachusetts-based firm Nervous System used a 3D printer to make a dress that moves and flows like

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Myontec’s “Smart” Shorts Promise to Give You a Better Workout

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Ralph Lauren’s $5,000 “Ricky” Bag Comes With Built-in Phone Charger

Ralph Lauren’s latest foray into wearable technology is an update on their coveted Ricky Bag to include phone-charging capabilities and integrated LED lights. That way you can actually find your

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Tommy Hilfiger is testing the wearables market with their new solar powered field jacket. In both a men’s and women’s fit, the jacket generates energy on the go with its built-in flexible

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Organic, Fair-Trade “Pachamas” Are World’s First Interactive Pajamas

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