The LEGO Group today announces LEGO® Everyone is Awesome, a set designed to celebrate the diversity of our fans and the world around us. The buildable display model is inspired by the iconic rainbow flag which is used as a symbol of love and acceptance by the LGBTQIA+ community, and features 11 monochrome minifigures each with its own individual hairstyle and rainbow colour.
Set designer Matthew Ashton, Vice President, Design said: “I wanted to create a model that symbolises inclusivity and celebrates everyone, no matter how they identify or who they love. “Everyone is unique, and with a little more love, acceptance and understanding in the world, we can all feel more free to be our true AWESOME selves! This model shows that we care, and that we truly believe ‘Everyone is awesome’!”
The 346-piece model stands 10.24cm tall and has a depth of 12.80cm – a perfect fit for most shelves or window sills. It goes on sale on June 1, to mark the start of Pride Month, and will be available through LEGO.com and LEGO branded stores, with a recommended retail price of 34,99 EUR/USD.
Matthew said that the set was also a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community within the LEGO Group and amongst the brand’s adult fans.
“I am fortunate to be a part of a proud, supportive and passionate community of colleagues and fans. We share love for creativity and self-expression through LEGO bricks and this set is a way to show my gratitude for all the love and inspiration that is constantly shared.”
- The saltwater reacts with the magnesium in the WaterLight that causes a simple chemical reaction that generates electricity
- Two cups of water give the WaterLight enough juice to be powered for around 45 days, based on the kind of usage its users put it through
- In the process, the salt and water get separated. So when the WaterLight is no longer able to illuminate, the water that's remaining in the light can be used for cooking
- E-Dina plans on distributing these lights to other poor coastal regions around the world through nonprofits and government organizations
Engineers from South America have developed WaterLight -- a handheld device that can provide light and electricity with just two cups of saltwater.
E-Dina feels that these lights could replace kerosene or oil-based lamps as they can be charged on something that’s abundantly available to them -- seawater. Members of the Wayuu tribe from the aforementioned peninsula are testing these lights out on boats, enabling them to even fish at night.
How does it work
The saltwater reacts with the magnesium in the WaterLight that causes a simple chemical reaction that generates electricity.
Two cups of water give the WaterLight enough juice to be powered for around 45 days, based on the kind of usage its users put it through, according to Pipe Ruiz, an executive creative director for Wunderman Thompson Columbia, a creative agency that collaborated with E-Dina in the creation of WaterLight.
In the process, the salt and water get separated. So when the WaterLight is no longer able to illuminate, the water that's remaining in the light can be used for cooking.
The light is capable of running for around two to three years which can then be recycled. E-Dina has provided these lights to people in the Guajira Peninsula, a coastal desert at the northernmost tip of South America. The region suffers from poverty and regions don’t really have access to electricity.
Earth School was co-created by UNEP and Ted-Ed to provide kids, parents and teachers all over the world with engaging nature-focused content to stay connected to nature during the global covid-19 pandemic, which has seen approximately 1.5 billion children out of school. Earth School takes students on 30 quests, each focused on a different nature related topic. Earth School seeks to inspire such stewardship through its quests, each of which focuses on a different topic and allows us to understand, conceptualize and connect with nature in a different way.
Technovation - Smart Garbage Monitoring System Using Internet of Things (IOT)
One of the main concerns with our environment has been solid waste management which impacts the health and environment of our society. The detection, monitoring and management of wastes is one of the primary problems of the present era. The traditional way of manually monitoring the wastes in waste bins is a cumbersome process and utilizes more human effort, time and cost which can easily be avoided with our present technologies.
This is our solution, a method in which waste management is automated. This is our IoT Garbage Monitoring system, an innovative way that will help to keep the cities clean and healthy.
iRecycle app from Earth911
Earth911 is an organization that helps people all over the world learn more about recycling. They created the iRecycle app, which helps you find accessible recycling venues in your area, and recommends various ways to recycle materials.
Earth911 has created a community that helps people find their own shade of green, match their values to their purchase behaviors, adopt environmentally sound practices and drive impactful environmental changes. They are dedicated to increasing recycling rates and helping you choose sustainable options to live a happier, healthier lifestyle; one that protects this wonderful planet we call Earth.
Waste to Energy
OekoSolve - Fine dust filter for wood heating (Electrostatic Precipitators for woody biomass heaters)
OekoSolve develops electrostatic precipitators (ESP) for woody biomass heaters up to 3 MW and the wood chip dryer with an integrated electrostatic precipitator up to 10 MW. The particulate filters, which are based on the electrostatic principle, ensure compliance with the statutory regulations with regard to the maximum permissible particulate matter load for wood combustion systems. The fine dust filters can be used in any wood stoves for pellets, wood chips, and wood logs.
Currently working on the project 'Swiss Fine Dust Filters for Chilean Wood Stoves'
FarmBot | Open-Source CNC Farming
Grow food for yourself, your family, and your community by installing FarmBot on a raised bed, urban rooftop, or in a small greenhouse at home. Fully automated, hyper-local food production has never been so attainable.
Julia Watson. Lo—TEK. Design by Radical Indigenism
Hardcover, Swiss binding, 17 x 24.4 cm, 1.07 kg, 420 pages
In an era of high-tech and climate extremes, we are drowning in information while starving for wisdom. Enter Lo—TEK, a design movement building on indigenous philosophy and vernacular infrastructure to generate sustainable, resilient, nature-based technology. With a foreword by anthropologist Wade Davis and spanning 18 countries from Peru to the Philippines, Tanzania to Iran, this book explores millennia-old human ingenuity on how to live in symbiosis with nature.
Everyone is a recycler - You can start or join one of these Precious Plastic spaces in your town and start tackling the plastic waste problem. Right now!
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