Three Cool Inventions For a Greener World

August 2, 2012

This summer has been one of the warmest on record in the northern hemisphere. 97% of Greenland’s surface ice thawed in an historical four days. Maybe it’s time to take a look at the grass roots of the green world … Read More...

NYC’s Alphabet City Neighborhood Botanical Garden

December 7, 2011

On a stroll through New York City’s Alphabet City recently, I discovered some wonderful obscure gardens–that is, I almost walked by before noticing them. Coined Alphabet City because it encompasses the areas between Avenues A through D, the neighborhood … Read More...

New York City Public School’s Rooftop Hydroponic Garden and Urban Farm Classroom

November 16, 2011


The Greenhouse on the roof of Public School 333 in Manhattan. Photo: Ari Burling

A 1400-square foot smart and sustainable hydroponic urban farm sits on the third floor rooftop of a New York City public school. It’s home to The … Read More...

Takin’ It to the (Sustainable Urban) Streets

October 2, 2011

A concept of sustainable urban public space design, Le Jardin à La Rue (The Street Garden) was conceived by landscape designers Germaine Bourré and Julien Maiella for The International Garden Festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire, France. The festival, whose theme this year … Read More...

Solar Barbecue

October 1, 2011

From France, the stainless steel Solar iD Cook barbecue uses a parabolic shaped solar mirror to concentrate sunlight on the cooking area, where food can be grilled, simmered, or steamed.



They’re Transportable
Although the products need full sun to operate … Read More...

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