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

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

Photos by Yoram Reshef If we’re ever going to make it in space exploration to distant planets like Jupiter let alone outside of our solar system, we’re going to need some serious spacesuits

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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

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

Finish company Myontec’s MBody Coach tech shorts promise to ramp up your athletic performance with real time monitoring and coaching. While the everyday exerciser can get away with an activity

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Victoria’s Secret’s “Incredible” Sports Bra Monitors Your Heart Rate

Victoria’s Secret’s “Incredible” Sports Bra Monitors Your Heart Rate

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

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’s Solar-Powered Jacket Charges Your Phone on the Go

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

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Eden Lew’s “Nutshell” Pod Offers Solitude, Calm in Crowded Spaces

Eden Lew’s “Nutshell” Pod Offers Solitude, Calm in Crowded Spaces

For those of us who get easily overwhelmed, we have just the solution to offer you some peace and quiet, maybe even a chance to eat your lunch without being interrupted, a literal way to block out all the

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“Frozen”-Inspired Bra Changes Color When You Bump Bosoms

“Frozen”-Inspired Bra Changes Color When You Bump Bosoms

As if you aren’t already sick of Disney’s Frozen, this bizarre story out of Japan will have you completely off the animated flick. Triumph Lingerie has deputed the ‘Close Sister

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“Dorothy”: A Device That Calls a Cab When You Click Your Heels

“Dorothy”: A Device That Calls a Cab When You Click Your Heels

Dorothy was magically transported back to Kansas when she clicked the heels of her ruby slippers three times. Now you can do magic too with the help of the Dorothy and the Ruby device that performs

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Does Wearable Technology Pose a Risk to Our Health?

Photo by Shutterstock Our phones, smart watches, and other wearable technology are constantly emitting radio and electromagnetic signals close to our brains and our reproductive organs. These little

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Fire-Resistant “Thunderwear” Protects Steelworkers’ Privates

Steel workers and fire fighters are literally put in the hot seat for their jobs and need protective gear to keep them safe from burning. While their outer layers provide adequate protection, their

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This 3D-Printed Headpiece Changes Color to Reflect Your Mood

Sometimes body language just isn’t enough to express your feelings and Sensoree’s latest foray into the world of brain scanning and 3D printing lets you show your mood through an illuminating

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Robotic Fabric Turns Any Surface—Even Clothing—Into an Automaton

Electronic fabrics are one thing, but robotic fabrics are a whole new field in wearable technology. New developments at Purdue University have led to a robotic fabric, an electronic skin if you will, that

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$3M Robotic “Trousers” Could Give You Superhuman Strength

$3M Robotic “Trousers” Could Give You Superhuman Strength

Exoskeleton suits currently under development promise mobility for parapalegics, but are bulky, heavy, and overkill for those who just need a little extra help. Harvard has developed a ‘soft’

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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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