Hydroponic Vertical Gardens and Heliostats Flourish on Sustainable Skyscraper

November 19, 2014

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When iconic French architect Jean Nouvel and his botanist and landscape “artist” colleague and friend Patrick Blanc collaborate, you can expect a novel and cutting edge statement combining the best of their respective talents with the latest in green technologies, aka a work of Read More…

Composter Doubles As Garden Chair

January 31, 2011

If you don’t mind that with this combination garden chair and composter you are sitting on a pile of possibly odorous fermenting waste, then you might like the idea that the decomposing material underneath could keep the seat warm while … Read More…

This Bud’s for Your Rack

October 4, 2010

“The rack is shaped like buds with a notion that they grow from people cycling’”-Yong Su Kim, designer.

With an ode to green living, this bike rack, designed by Korean designer Yon Su Kim, was one of the shortlisted … Read More…

Creating an Innovative Green Garden Shed Space

August 11, 2010

Urban Gardens is excited to be collaborating with Victoria Lyon Interiors and Eden Farms Nursery and Garden Center to create Conversing with Nature: A Creative Garden Retreat, an innovative green garden shed space cum creative retreat for the Shippan Designer Read More…

Best Cities for Urban Gardening? You Decide.

March 6, 2010


Seattle urban garden, photo: The Daily Green

According to the Huffington Post, Seattle is one of the best cities for urban community gardens. Because of their P-Patch Program, there are 68 gardens scattered throughout the city and plans for … Read More…

Park Yourself by the Brooklyn Bridge

February 26, 2010

I’m looking forward to this spring, when a portion of the future 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 6 is scheduled to open, followed by Pier 1 scheduled to open this winter, with the entire project expected to be completed 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…

Free Mobile App Locates Recycling Locations

December 7, 2009

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iRecycle, a free iPhone application from Earth911.com, makes it easy to find recycling locations anywhere in the U.S. Find places to drop-off your old cell phone (or water bottle or motor oil or… well, you get the idea), get directions … Read More…

Visualize Your Energy Consumption

November 25, 2009

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Imagine if monitoring your energy consumption were managed by one of your household’s lamps. With the flick of a switch, Beverly Ng’s solar-powered Spark Lamp, changes color depending on the amount of power your home has used during the … Read More…

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…

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