Kristine Lofgren

DIY Cardboard, Hand-Powered Turntable Kit Comes with DJ Kid Koala’s Latest Album

DIY Cardboard, Hand-Powered Turntable Kit Comes with DJ Kid Koala’s Latest Album

Canadian DJ, musician and turntablist Kid Koala is legendary. He has toured with renown artists including Radiohead and Bjork and has sampled everything from Charlie Brown cartoons to a person reading a

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The Recycled Orchestra Launches on Kickstarter, Goes Viral on Youtube

The Recycled Orchestra Launches on Kickstarter, Goes Viral on Youtube

Last year we told you about the Recycled Orchestra, comprised of a group of children who play instruments that are made out of trash. The children of Cateura, Paraguay live on a landfill, hence they are

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15-Year Old Petitions to Stop British Government from Cutting Climate Change Education

15-Year Old Petitions to Stop British Government from Cutting Climate Change Education

While adults are arguing about whether climate change is even a reality, one 15-year old girl is taking the reins to help reverse the effects of global warming through the proper education of a new

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SOCCKET, the Energy Generating Soccer Ball, Ramps Up Production On Kickstarter

SOCCKET, the Energy Generating Soccer Ball, Ramps Up Production On Kickstarter

A few years ago we introduced SOCCKET, an energy generating soccer ball that can provide light for children in developing nations.”Much more than a normal soccer ball, the SOCCKET is a portable

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The Newly Opened Sod Room is an Eco-Conscious Playroom for Children in Downtown Chicago

The Newly Opened Sod Room is an Eco-Conscious Playroom for Children in Downtown Chicago

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The SEED Project: Portable, Sustainable Classrooms That Teach Kids About The Environment

The SEED Project: Portable, Sustainable Classrooms That Teach Kids About The Environment

As schools continue to expand beyond their capacity, the solution has often been to accommodate the overflow of students in a modular classroom outside of the main school building. However, such makeshift

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Parents Protest Yoga Being Taught In Public Elementary Schools

Parents Protest Yoga Being Taught In Public Elementary Schools

Image courtesy of Shutterstock Yoga is revered for its holistic health benefits for the mind, body and soul — but can yoga as an exercise be divorced from its Hindu roots? That’s the question that

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Award-Winning Playground Concept ‘Into the Wild’ Pairs The Wilderness With The Urban Jungle

Award-Winning Playground Concept ‘Into the Wild’ Pairs The Wilderness With The Urban Jungle

Every city needs a place where children can play and explore, but not every community has the resources to create innovative spaces. The Richard Krajicek Foundation seeks to address this issue by hosting

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Tabula Rasa Imaginary Drawing Toys Encourage Creativity With Abstract Shapes

Tabula Rasa Imaginary Drawing Toys Encourage Creativity With Abstract Shapes

The best toys are the ones that allow a child to use his or her imagination. That’s the philosophy behind Tabula Rasa imaginary drawing toys, which are comprised of a group of plain white figurines that

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The Recycled Orchestra Is Comprised Of Paraguayan Youth Who Play Musical Instruments Crafted From Trash

The Recycled Orchestra Is Comprised Of Paraguayan Youth Who Play Musical Instruments Crafted From Trash

For the people of Cateura, Paraguay, living amongst piles of trash is a way of life. Their village is built on a landfill, and many spend their days sifting through the trash and sorting it in order to

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BOARD’s Recycled Apartment Playground Wins Second Prize in the Richard Krajicek Foundation Playground Awards

BOARD’s Recycled Apartment Playground Wins Second Prize in the Richard Krajicek Foundation Playground Awards

The Richard Krajicek Foundation seeks to provide children with a place to play and learn in their own neighborhoods. To encourage this, each year, the Foundation hosts a competition to reward innovative

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Scrappy Kids Clothing Is Made Using 100% Recycled Materials

Scrappy Kids Clothing Is Made Using 100% Recycled Materials

The amount of fabric wasted by the clothing industry is staggering, and much of it is non-biodegradable. While working as a tailor and sample machinist, designer Berta Kassai witnessed this waste

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The Moradavaga Swing Art Installation Is A Pop-Up Playground That Generates Electricity

The Moradavaga Swing Art Installation Is A Pop-Up Playground That Generates Electricity

Never has installation art been so much fun for adults and kids alike. The Moradavaga Swing installation is an interactive art installation that allows individuals to swing on large wooden blocks while

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New Study Links Prenatal Mercury Exposure To ADHD In Children

New Study Links Prenatal Mercury Exposure To ADHD In Children

We’ve all heard the news that mercury is bad for our health and particularly for the health of pregnant women. But the result of a recent study, which illustrates an unexpected impact resulting from

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Caine’s Cardboard Box Arcade Inspires The Imagination Of Children Across The World

Caine’s Cardboard Box Arcade Inspires The Imagination Of Children Across The World

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Eco Artist Creates Amusement Park Out Of Plastic Bottles For Impoverished Ugandan Children

Eco Artist Creates Amusement Park Out Of Plastic Bottles For Impoverished Ugandan Children

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Study Links BPA Exposure In Pregnancy To Abnormal Egg Development In Fetuses

Study Links BPA Exposure In Pregnancy To Abnormal Egg Development In Fetuses

image courtesy of Shutterstock A recent study indicates that, at least for female monkeys, BPA exposure in the womb can lead to abnormal egg development. Scientists are still uncertain on what impact this

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