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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New “Smart” Fabrics Can Be Washed, Stretched…Even Shot With Bullets

New “Smart” Fabrics Can Be Washed, Stretched…Even Shot With Bullets

As wearables become more integrated into our lives they will also get woven into our fabrics. But for electronic textiles to be realistic, they need to be really durable and most importantly washable.

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Lumo Lift: A Wearable “Posture Coach” That Vibrates When You Slouch

Lumo Lift: A Wearable “Posture Coach” That Vibrates When You Slouch

Stand up straight! Years of admonishment from our mothers still can’t get us to have stand tall even though we know we should. It’s not that we don’t want good posture, it’s just

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This “Jetpack” Could Help You Run a Mile in 4 Minutes

This “Jetpack” Could Help You Run a Mile in 4 Minutes

The world record for running the mile is 3:43:13, but most people can’t even come close to running a mile under four minutes. DARPA, the US Military’s research arm, hopes to change that by

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Take a Selfie, Buy Better-Fitting Clothes Online

Take a Selfie, Buy Better-Fitting Clothes Online

Now there is actually a good reason to take a selfie – it might help someone else figure out if the same clothes will fit them. Fashion startup, Fitbay is preaching the selfie as a way to better

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Intel, Opening Ceremony Unveil “Smart” Bracelets at New York Fashion Week

Intel, Opening Ceremony Unveil “Smart” Bracelets at New York Fashion Week

Intel and French fashion house, Opening Ceremony have partnered together to create the most luxurious piece or wearable technology we’ve seen yet. MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory)

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Rebecca Minkoff, Case-Mate Launch Wearable-Tech Jewelery

Rebecca Minkoff, Case-Mate Launch Wearable-Tech Jewelery

We all know that wearable tech won’t become pervasive until it not only works well but looks great too. Jewelry and hand bag designer, Rebecca Minkoff though might just have a solution. Working in

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At U.S. Open, Ralph Lauren’s “Polo Tech” Shirt Monitors Wearer’s Vitals

At U.S. Open, Ralph Lauren’s “Polo Tech” Shirt Monitors Wearer’s Vitals

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The SexFit is a “Sexual Fitness” Tracker for Your Penis

The SexFit is a “Sexual Fitness” Tracker for Your Penis

SexFit – because men need to know how well they’re performing in the sack. This latest in wearable health trackers isn’t about making sure your heart is in good shape, instead it is used

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Lechal’s Vibrating Smart Shoes Help the Blind Find Their Way

Lechal’s Vibrating Smart Shoes Help the Blind Find Their Way

Lechal Footwear provides haptic feedback under your heel to point you in the right direction and could just be the ticket for the visually impaired to navigate on their own. Connected to an app via

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U.S. Army Developing 3D-Printed Garments, Gear for Soldiers

U.S. Army Developing 3D-Printed Garments, Gear for Soldiers

Photo by Shutterstock While a lot of thought, design and technology goes into creating soldiers’ uniforms, they still might not fit perfectly and could have an impact on mission success. Now that 3D

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The “Snaptrax” Baseball Cap is Wearable Technology for Bros

The “Snaptrax” Baseball Cap is Wearable Technology for Bros

The ladies are raking it in on wearable technology with bras, rings and bracelets leaving the bros behind without any fun accessories. But fear not men, there is a wearable just for you now – the

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Moto X Owners Can Unlock Their Phones With a Digital Tattoo

Moto X Owners Can Unlock Their Phones With a Digital Tattoo

Digital tattoos will soon be de rigueur to improve our calls, WiFi signals and now to unlock our phones. Silicon Valley firm, Vivalnk has partnered with Motorola to offer up temporary tattoos that enable

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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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