PhytoKinetic: Lightweight Green Roof System For City Buses and Vehicles

July 24, 2013

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For Barcelona area landscape designer Marc Grañén, the test of his concept was the reaction from his young children. When he told his kids, ages 6 and 9, about his lightweight green roof system for city buses, the boys began … Read More…

Youth Orchestra’s Instruments All Made From Recycled Landfill Trash

July 22, 2013

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“The world sends us garbage, we send back music.” In the barrios of Paraguay, there is a a youth orchestra whose musical instruments are made exclusively from the trash of the local landfill.

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Cateura, Paraguay is built on top of a … Read More…

Travel: Private “Vegitecture” Tour of Jardí Tarradellas, Barcelona’s Tallest Residential Vertical Garden

July 14, 2013

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These days we find gardens in unconventional places, from highway median dividers to old parking lots. The City of Barcelona has elevated growing plants in unlikely places to an art form, transforming newly exposed party walls into lush vertical gardens, turning … Read More…

The Cleanest and Greenest Work Desk Grows Fresh Air

June 21, 2013

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Inside a massive building on the outskirts of one of the world’s most polluted cities, the air is clean — all thanks to three plants and one man.

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Kamal Meattle is an Indian researcher whose lung capacity became severely … Read More…

SeedTabs Get You Growing With Your Morning Coffee

May 16, 2013

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Grab your morning cup of coffee, then toss some seeds on your way to work. San Francisco company SeedTabs is collaborating with local java spots to sell little folded packets of organic seeds they hope will inspire people to spread … Read More…

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