How Banff Sunshine Ski Resort Farms Snow

While many ski resorts rely on machines to create artificial snow to pad popular trails and keep areas open for business longer, Sunshine Village Ski Resort in Alberta, Canada (also known as Banff Sunshine) utilizes a clever, sustainable technique called snow farming. The resort sets up miles of fencing above the tree line to capture the vast amounts of snow that the wind blows in. …

Building Sustainable Computer Chips Out of Mushrooms

There are 50 million tons of electronic waste produced per year, including computer chips which are made from un-recyclable plastic. Within each chip, the substrate—an insulating and cooling layer that transmits data—is the most difficult to recycle, but scientists are trying to remedy that. Martin Kaltenbrunner at Austria’s Johannes Kepler University and his colleagues built a biodegradable electronic substrate using the skin of the ganoderma …

Rainbow Denim Napkins

LA-based Atelier Saucier is an eco-minded studio that aims to elevate tablescapes while working with sustainable, recycled and repurposed fabrics. The Rainbow Denim Napkins (part of their signature collection) have been crafted with 100% premium reclaimed fabric that’s soft but sturdy, and each boasts a different, contrasting edge that adds a cheerful splash of color. The generously sized napkins measure 17 by 17 inches, and …