Rendezvous in Green: Botanical Tiled Vertical Garden

February 19, 2014

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Add this botanical tiled vertical garden space to the list of wonderful places to sneak off to for an afternoon rendezvous. I think a comfy mattress on the interior platform would be just the place for a nap en plein Read More…

Green Facade Mirrors Shape Of Europe

November 12, 2010

Covered by 5000 plants forming a map of the European continent,  ‘Europe in Bloom: a Living Façade”  hovered, until late October, over one of the most prominent squares in Copenhagen. An effort by the European Environment Agency to raise Read More…

Does Money Grow on Your Trees?

May 7, 2010

Want to know the environmental and economic value your trees provide on an annual basis? The Tree Benefit Calculator allows you to make this simple estimation. Input your location by zip code to find your climate zone, add the tree

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Romancing the Dirt

February 11, 2010

Here’s an idea that’s really down to earth. My good friend, interior designer Victoria Lyon, told me about Luvmud, by super-interesting!–a heart-shaped gift item that doubles as an educational tool, communication strategy, and community builder. Luvmud is made … Read More…

Nurturing Urban and Local Sustainability: A Fruit Tree Grows in Boston

February 1, 2010

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How can the health of people and the environment in urban areas become a community responsibility? Boston’s EarthWorks takes a step forward.  Founded in 1989, EarthWorks is a non-profit organization operating under the slogan: planting a healthier and more sustainable urban … Read More…

Call for Creating Productive Urban Green Space

January 13, 2010

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Terreform One, a non-profit design group that promotes green design in cities, is launching the One Prize AwardMowing to Growing: Rethinking the American Lawn: an international design competition for creating productive green space in cities.

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Carbon-Neutral Green Arts and Education Center Planned for New York City

November 10, 2009

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Solar One, New York City’s first solar-powered “Green Energy, Arts, and Education Center,” that inspires New Yorkers to become environmentally responsible city dwellers, presents SOLAR 2: The First Carbon-Neutral, Net-Zero Energy Building in New York City. Construction is set to Read More…

Hollywood Goes Holistic: Celebs on Green Auction Block

November 6, 2009

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Colbert current estimated value: $1000, Oprah current estimated value: $50,000…

Want to spend a day in the studio with Howard Stern, meet Steven Colbert on the set of The Colbert Report, or go backstage with Oprah while supporting an important Read More…

Lumenhaus: Passive-Agressive Bright Idea

November 5, 2009

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Photo: Washington Post

LUMENHAUS, Virginia Tech’s 2009 entry to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition, is an architectural space incorporating open, flowing spaces linking occupants to each other within the house and to nature outside.

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Save Water When You Score This Brick

November 2, 2009

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The Save Water Brick is a mixture of discarded plastic bottles and dried rotting leaves molded into bricks. Funnels within the brick channel rain water to nearby plants or underground tanks. It collects rainwater for consumption. The bricks are intended … Read More…

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