Award season is in full swing, and it’s fair to say that celebrities are doing that extra 10 minutes on the treadmill, getting their roots filled in, and topping up their mani-pedi to look their best on the red carpet. Of course, most people aren’t going to be looking at their favorite celebrities’ toes as they walk down the red carpet unless you are a regular user of WikiFeet. Instead, we’re going to be looking at their outfits, and these were the best of the best at the 2019 Grammys…
Over the years, this woman has been Jennifer Lopez, J-Lo, and Jenny from the Block. When she turned up at the 2019 Grammy Awards, she was 100% channeling her Jenny from the Block days. Not only was her bejeweled gown something truly special, but this statement hat both entertained and confused us. That’s what makes an outfit memorable, right?
The 2019 Grammy Awards was one of Miley Cyrus’s first outings as a married woman, and she certainly didn’t disappoint. For this event, Miley donned an oversized black blazer with some flared tailored pants – and we kinda want to recreate this look. With her tousled hair and her natural makeup, she looks like a blushing bride.
Cardi B always knows how to make an entrance, and the 2019 Grammy Awards was no different. We can’t decide whether her look was more couture or clam-shell, but we love both of those options. With her eclectic look and even a little pearl on her navel, it was everything you could want and more from this rapper.
Thanks to her nuptials, Ashlee Simpson is now the daughter-in-law of Diana Ross, and we have a feeling she may have taken this outfit from her closet. This fringed and bejeweled pant and shirt combination is something that every girl needs. As always, she looked stunning.
The 2019 Grammy Awards brought some of the coolest and most attractive celebrities to center stage, but it’s fair to say the spotlight was right on these ladies.
30+ Eco-Friendly Things That Seriously Need to Be More Popular Than They Are
Being environmentally conscious entails more than just switching off lights or sorting your trash for recycling. It also involves rethinking your life’s purpose. Eco-friendly items encourage green living by conserving energy and preventing pollution of air, water, and noise. Today, we will be looking at some interesting eco-friendly inventions that deserve way more popularity. It’s just a coincidence that they also happen to be very cool.
A Brewtiful Idea
It goes without saying that coffee is one of the single most important parts of virtually everyone’s routine. Did you ever stop to think of how this simple habit contributes to pollution? Every time the barista hands you a stirrer made of plastic or even wood, the Earth suffers a bit more.
This one café had a genius idea. How about switching to the coveted fettuccine pasta instead? Simply grab a stick and use it as a stirrer. Once you’re done, you can easily compost it.
Every Flush Matters
People generally urinate six to seven times a day. Depending on how much water is being used during every flush, a lot of water can go to waste. SinkPositive is a company in Japan that tackles this issue. Take a look at this unique toilet, for instance.
They manufacture the toilet with a basin on top that allows you to wash your hands with clean water that then drains into the toilet bowl. The company claims that the toilet saves up to two gallons per person. Every year, Japan saves millions of gallons of water thanks to this eco-friendly invention!
Recharge Your Batteries
College can be very draining, both mentally and physically — and electrically when it comes to your devices. Who has ever been stuck in between classes with a completely drained phone battery? Well, Collin County Community College came up with a perfectly functional solution.
By placing solar panels all around campus, the school was able to create eco-friendly seating areas that double up as charging stations — perfect for any college kid that’s on the go and needs to quickly charge up their phone or laptop in between classes.
Pay Rubbish, Get Coffee
A bustling seaside restaurant in Bournemouth, England is attempting to prevent pollution by giving people free coffee. The café owner promised free coffee to anyone that collects a bucket of litter off the beach.
His staff is also pleased with the incentive, and he expects it to make a significant positive impact on the beach. As a local business, the owner and his employees have a responsibility to care for the community and they are encouraging other local businesses to do the same.
A Thai grocer came up with an interesting approach to reduce plastic packaging. They started using banana leaves for the purpose of packaging. When supermarkets in Vietnam learned about this brilliant idea, they decided to join in.
Fruits and vegetables are simply bundled in a banana leaf and a flexible bamboo strand. Banana leaves are an excellent substitute for plastic since they are large, thick, supple, and environmentally friendly. Rather than being discarded, banana leaves are being put to good use.
Lather & Rinse
The majority of hotels want you to feel comfortable and will do whatever they can to accommodate you and your needs. They will load your room with tons of wonderful products to make your visit that much better, from complimentary stationery to soaps and shampoos.
Certain products are provided to you and are fine to bring with you in your carry-on. For instance, this hotel actually encourages their visitors to take home their slightly used soap — which isn’t something you see every day! Otherwise, the perfectly usable bar has to be trashed, which only increases pollution.
Let’s Talk Trash
Trash belongs in dumpsters, landfills, and garbage cans. Would you want to take a walk down a path littered with empty water bottles and crumpled rubbish? We assume your answer is no. While some hikers litter on purpose, others try to clean up after themselves as they travel the path unknown.
Some people even go out on the trails solely to collect rubbish in order to help the environment. Another reason to pick up garbage along pathways is to protect the animals from ingesting anything toxic.
Take Notes, People
Every semester, hundreds of thousands of assignments are submitted by college students all over the world. Most colleges require these term papers to be single-sided, which means the other side is completely fresh for use.
This university, however, produces notepads from recycled paper and distributes them to students. You can try this at home yourself. Remove any excess paper and use a piece of yarn to weave a binding. Now, you have your own recycled notebook.
Feed the Fish
Biodegradable golf balls are an excellent alternative to traditional balls. The traditional ones do not decay and can be found in the seas, forests, lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water for years, causing environmental damage and harming aquatic life. Ocean golf balls are made from non-contaminating materials.
They have been certified as a biodegradable and non-toxic product. The external layer of the balls biodegrades in less than 48 hours after they strike the water, releasing the fish food inside for all our little friends.
By making the process of cleaning towels more environmentally friendly, hotels can save money on labor costs associated with restocking and washing all of those extra towels and linens. However, it turns out that reusing towels and not changing sheets every day actually saves a lot of water and electricity.
Now, what should hotels do with towels that a guest accidentally spilled coffee over, and the stain refuses to come out? Chucking a perfectly clean yet unfortunately stained towel just means more pollution. So, this hotel came up with an ingenious solution.
Every day, more than 60 million plastic water bottles are discarded in the United States — most of which wind up in landfills or as waste in America’s streets, parks, and rivers. The landfills are quickly filling up due to the addition of slowly disintegrating plastic bottles.
Toxic compounds are produced as the plastic degrades over hundreds of years, potentially contaminating groundwater. The solution? Refillable water bottles. Take this photo, for instance. A university made these reusable water bottles with a map of all the water-filling stations around campus. Now, you can stay hydrated all whilst helping the environment.
Farmers are looking for environmentally responsible alternatives when it comes to labeling their products. Take this ‘Bio Organic’ stamp, for example. What a great way to replace the traditional sticker labels we’re all used to seeing. In Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, fruits with printed skins are already on supermarket shelves.
However, in Australia, stickers, wax, and plastic wrap are remaining the most prevalent means to brand fresh food. Plastic labels, on the other hand, are on their way out as farmers respond to customer demand for less packing.
Did you know that manufacturers can make t-shirts out of recycled plastic bottles? Recycled fabrics are the most environmentally friendly. Recycled polyester is created from plastic bottles that have been recycled — thus eliminating the requirement for petroleum and coal mining.
One t-shirt requires approximately nine bottles. The process begins at the dump, where plastic bottles that don’t belong in landfills are collected. After that, a machine that runs on renewable energy shreds the plastic bottles into flakes. Those flakes are melted down into pellets, which are then turned into yarn.
Recycling sewer pipes can be very hard and inconvenient depending on who you are and where you live. But, as shown in this picture, sometimes all you need is some creativity. Here, old concrete sewer pipes were refurbished to create weatherproof seats for customers at a restaurant in Gurugram, India.
The anti-design concept runs throughout the Cyber Hub Social’s décor, in keeping with its design philosophy of minimal interference and maximum up-cycling. It makes an unrivaled effect, turning a low-cost home concept into a vibrant urban café, with a floor size of 5,000 square feet.
Let’s Get Ready to Tumble!
How cool is this laundry bottle from Seventh Generation?! It’s made from recycled cardboard and newspaper. It appears to be made of the same type of cardboard used to produce egg cartons.
A plastic pouch keeps the detergent from leaking through the bottle. Overall, the bottle uses 66% less plastic than traditional laundry bottles, even though it still has a twist-off plastic cap. The bottle can be torn in half and recycled with newspapers once it’s empty. In many cities, plastic bags are also recyclable.
Snail Mail for the Win
Imagine if you could plant a tree by the simplest means possible. How often would you choose to do it? What if we told you that writing and receiving letters in the mail can help with that? Would you choose to do it? Seed paper envelopes, like the one shown in the picture, are composed of premium seed paper.
There’s a smooth fold and a gummed flap on the envelopes to safely enclose the documents/letters. The envelopes are available in a variety of colors and sizes. The hidden seeds in the envelopes will germinate and bloom into wildflowers once they are planted. Ingenious!
Paper Bags Are Elite
Paper bags decompose quickly. It means that microbes can help break down paper bags in the soil. Plastic bags, on the other hand, can take thousands of years to degrade. Paper bags are 100% recyclable since they don’t generate the toxic and dangerous gas that plastic bags do when they’re recycled.
They’re reusable, and when used more than three times, they have a much lower negative environmental impact than plastic bags do. Using paper bags instead of plastic bags helps protect the environment from pollution.
Rain, Rain, Go Away
In New Zealand, the US, and the UK, toilet flushing is the most common use of water in households. It accounts for about one-third of all potable water consumption. However, there’s no reason why clean, treated city water should be used to flush a toilet when rainfall will suffice.
It’s one of the quickest and easiest ways to save water and become more efficient. Rainwater collecting may cover up to half of a family’s typical residential water demand. This results in cost savings while also helping the environment.
When Life Gives You Lemons
Lemon Misfits is a new product from Limoneira Company, a California-based agribusiness with agricultural land and operations, real estate, and water rights. With a customer-friendly pricing point, these lemons are perfect for increasing their grocery retail partner’s sales.
They also have numerous health advantages. The misfit moniker is a play on the fact that they have some scarring from wind in the orchards. After all, we all know that appearances are deceiving. Lemon Misfits are available in a range of sizes and packaging/pallet options.
The Ultimate Hack
People in the United States and all around the world are adopting surgical masks as a way of life. In many regions, masks are required because of the present medical situation, and in others, they are probably just a good idea.
The trouble with most disposable masks is that we don’t know how to deal with them once we’ve used them. It appears that a man from Ottawa, Canada, has the answer. He turned the masks into small hammocks for his pets. It’s the most adorable thing you’ll see all day.
Y’all Bready for This?
Consider all of the small ways we may reduce our use of plastic. Instead of using plastic, we investigate the usage of cardboard clips for bread bags.
Consumers are encouraged to tuck the tag securely into other paper or cardboard items, such as an envelope or paper bag, giving them the highest chance of being recycled into a new product rather than being sent to a landfill. The new sustainable bread labeling assures that freshness and flavor will not be compromised.
Susan McLeary is a Michigan-based florist and jewelry designer. She has combined her two interests in these stunning accessories. From rings to necklaces, bracelets to statement items, McLeary’s Etsy shop — PassionflowerMade — has it all.
They can be worn for up to six weeks before the succulents begin to root and need to be planted. This is a great solution for people who constantly want to update their jewelry collection — but, instead of adding to pollution, they can now help the environment.
Animal hides are used to make the majority of leathers. Pineapple leather is a fun material that combines natural and synthetic fibers. Pinatex is an artificial leather that looks like pineapple leather. Natural pineapple leaf fibers, thermoplastic polyester, and petroleum-based resin are used to create it.
Pinatex is used for shoes, purses, upholstery, and personal items and comes in a variety of colors and finishes. Plant-based products can help to lessen the total environmental effect of faux and vegan leather production.
Sustainable Housing in Nigeria
Locals in Nigeria have begun adapting ancient building skills to new material — plastic bottles — as the country’s housing problem intensifies. These locals are assisting with the recycling of some of the vast amounts of plastic that would otherwise wind up in landfills.
Strong, sturdy walls are created by filling the bottles with sand and then gluing them together using mud and cement. There’s plenty of accessible building material with over three million such bottles thrown away every day in Nigeria.
Light Up Your Life
Bye-bye, crystal chandeliers. With a lighting design that’s both beautiful and environmentally responsible, there’s no longer a need for traditional chandeliers. A UK engineer and biotechnologist has produced the blueprint for environmental elegance. The leaves in the biological chandelier are filled with algae.
They purify the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. The designer is working hard to bring the notion of photosynthesis to larger structures, allowing them to reduce their carbon footprints as well. Now, how insane is that? A fresh breath of air in your own space.
Pave the Way
Why send more plastic to landfills when you can use it to build new roads? MacRebur, a corporation based in the United Kingdom, is accomplishing just that. If you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. The oil-based sealing substance that binds asphalt together in roads is replaced with renewable asphalt.
It’s made up of a mix of industrial and consumer plastic waste. The end result is amazing. A new asphalt that’s 60% stronger, more durable, and — most importantly — environmentally friendly.
Recyclable Adidas Shoes
Adidas has joined the fight to protect our environment by producing the Futurecraft Loop. It’s the first performance running shoe as well as one of the first consumer items, in general, to be developed with a circular life cycle in mind.
You return the shoe to Adidas when it wears out, and they recycle it. They can recycle that waste, pulverize the shoe fragments, and repurpose them into new shoes.
Get to Work
The idea of using shipping containers as fundamental construction components for business and residential properties is fascinating. This might make you think about the safety aspect of it all. Safety is not a problem because shipping container buildings are manufactured from shipping containers, many of which are recycled.
The shipping containers are the basic building elements of such structures. They are designed to be extremely durable, airtight, and effectively impenetrable containers for carrying freight throughout the world. As a result, they are among the most durable building materials available.
Styrofoam contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. It takes hundreds of years to disintegrate and has the potential to harm turtles, fish, and other animals who mistake it for food. Thankfully, you can keep your drinks cool while simultaneously being environmentally friendly.
Igloo has developed RECOOL, a biodegradable cooler composed of paraffin wax and recycled paper. It may be reused multiple times due to its water resistance, and after it’s no longer usable, it can be composted, recycled, or used for dry storage.
Edible Meal Trays
We find a way to make waste no matter where we are or what we’re doing. In fact, between one-time-use plastics, food trash, and other items, passenger flights generate 5.7 million tons of garbage each year. That’s why PriestmanGoode’s eco-friendly flight food trays are beneficial to the aviation industry — and to our collective carbon footprint.
The trays are biodegradable, plastic-free, and commercially compostable. They even include edible packaging, such as reusable wheat bran plates, banana leaf lids, and coconut wood tools.