Roaming Charlie Cart Brings Healthy Cooking Lessons to Classrooms

by , 11/26/14
filed under: News, Sustainable Food

The Charlie Cart Project

Teaching children about nutrition and eating well may be a logistical nightmare for some schools, but with a new concept called The Charlie Cart it doesn’t have to be. Inspired by the chuck wagons of American pioneers, the roaming cart is a fully-stocked mobile kitchen packed with enough equipment, lessons and training materials to get kids cooking in the classroom.

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What is Causing Dozens of Dead Fish to Wash Up at Flushing Meadows Corona Park?

by , 11/26/14
filed under: Inhabitat NYC

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Is something fishy going on at Flushing Meadows Corona Park? An alarming number of dead fish have washed up along the shores of the park’s Willow Lake, sparking an investigation by the NY Parks Department. Some think that the problem at the lake, which is currently being converted into a nature preserve, might be the result of herbicides being used to kill off invasive plant species in the area.

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PHOTOS: Tour Philip Johnson's Famous Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut

by , 11/26/14
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Japanese Firm Plans World's First Underwater City Powered by Sustainable Energy

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Rare Albino Dolphin Captured Amidst Japan's Taiji Cove Slaughter

by , 11/25/14
filed under: Animals, Conservation, News

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Japanese hunters at the infamous Taiji Cove captured a pod of Risso’s dolphins over the weekend — the fifteenth pod of Risso’s caught this season. Sea Shepherd reports that within the pod was a rare albino dolphin, highly prized by the hunters for onselling to aquariums. While the albino and one other dolphin were retained for sale, eleven other members of the pod were immediately slaughtered under the cover of tarps. Three baby Risso’s dolphins who were part of the family group were then taken back out to sea and abandoned to fend for themselves.

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The Largest Solar Plant in the US is Officially Up and Running

by , 11/25/14

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The largest solar plant in the United States is officially fully operational. The Topaz Solar project in San Luis Obispo County, California completed its final 40-megawatt phase last month, making it the first 500-plus megawatt farm in the country. All told, the project now includes an astounding 9 million solar panels across 9.5 square miles and generates 550-megawatts of clean, solar energy.

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The Denver Botanic Garden's New Research Center Rises Like a Modern Pyramid in Colorado

by , 11/25/14

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The Denver Botanic Garden’s new Science Pyramid is an iconic new symbol for the park that also fosters conservation and research. The sustainable pyramid structure was created by Burkett Design and fuses architecture with the surrounding nature landscape. The beautiful peaked building emulates the mountains of the region, while providing a sprawling new center for visitors and researchers to enjoy.

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Kohler's New Toilet Seat Makes Your Poop Smell Like...Avocados?

by , 11/25/14

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The designers at toilet empire Kohler want to make your poop smell like… avocados. In addition to an entire toilet system, Kohler has come up with a smart seat that can be bought piece meal to transform any toilet into a deodorizing system. For $90, the Purefresh seat can disguise your leavings with an aroma that mimics a garden waterfall, fresh laundry or, yes, an avocado spa.

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19th-Century London Toilet Transformed into a Haven for Coffee Lovers

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Grow Food at Home with Lettuce Evolve's Compact Aquaponic Garden

by , 11/25/14
filed under: Gardening, News

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Would you love to grow your own vegetables but think it’s too much hassle? Well, a company in Dallas may have a solution that’s just perfect for you. A new aquaponic planter created by Lettuce Evolve could make fertilizing and harvesting your vegetables simple, green and clean.

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Dandy Horse Built from Sustainably Sourced Wood Makes a Stylish Comeback in France

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Camera Lucida Studio is Artistically Kinked to Frame Views in Two Directions

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INFOGRAPHIC: How We Can Make the Food Supply Chain More Eco-Friendly

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Greening up the food supply chain is an essential part of living sustainably. From improving food transportation to converting farm waste to energy, there are so many different ways that we can lessen the environmental impact from the foods we eat. Marlyhurst University created this handy guide for a sustainable and environmentally-friendly food supply chain – tackling the entire system from farm to table – so that we can improve the way we dine.

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You're Invited to the Edible Schoolyard NYC Toast and Taste Fundraiser on December 1st

by , 11/25/14
filed under: Inhabitat NYC

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Who’s hungry? Edible Schoolyard NYC invites you to toast and taste the season at a holiday cocktail party benefiting its efforts to invigorate young New Yorkers through hands-on learning in urban farms and kitchen classrooms. The tastebud-tingling event taking place at Haven’s Kitchen (109 W 17th Street) on December 1st from 6:30-8:30pm will be hosted by Ali Cayne (Haven’s Kitchen), Sue Chan (Momofuku), Nic Jammet (sweetgreen), Gabe Stulman (Happy Cooking Hospitality), Sophie McNally (Balthazar, Cherche Midi et al) and others, and guests will be able to enjoy food by Chef James McDuffee (Joseph Leonard), Chef Michael Toscano (Jeffrey’s Grocery, Perla, Montmartre), and Chef Mehdi Brunet-Benkritly (Fedora, Bar Sardine), as well as specialty cocktails by Brian Bartels of Happy Cooking Hospitality. Tickets can be purchased for $125 each here with proceeds going to Edible Schoolyard NYC.

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Rayworks Design Unveils Solar & Wind Powered Walkway

by , 11/25/14

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Rayworks Design recent design submission of a regenerative walkway and public display system to the Taipei International Design Competition 2014 (TIDC 2014) has some serious potential. The walkway structure features a photovoltaic regenerative roof with a multi-purpose design that could fit easily at a roadside, beach side or bus or rail shelter.

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DIY: All-Natural Creams and Salves for Cold-Battered Hands

DIY: All-Natural Creams and Salves for Cold-Battered Hands

I know that most people aren't quite ready to say the "w" word just yet, but that season of sleet and snow will be upon many of us in a few short weeks, and it's better to be prepared…

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Why Does Gas Get Cheaper in Winter?

Why Does Gas Get Cheaper in Winter?

Have you ever noticed that U.S. gas prices are cheaper on average in wintertime than summertime? Have you got a pet theory as to why that might be? It turns out it's not a case of…

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Kjellgren Kaminsky Architects Unveil Sweden's Largest Passive House School

Kjellgren Kaminsky Architects Unveil Sweden's Largest Passive House…

Architects began the project by adding on a mixed-used addition to the existing education center, which accommodates up to 360 students. The Kollaskolan addition was built as a…

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6 Steps Global Leaders Must Take to Tackle Climate Change

6 Steps Global Leaders Must Take to Tackle Climate Change

International talks due to take place in Paris in 2015 have sparked debate over how we can save the earth from irreparable damage. The goal of the talks is to limit global warming by…

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New Harlem Green Bus Depot Opens with Colossal Planted Roof

New Harlem Green Bus Depot Opens with Colossal Planted Roof

Harlem's historic Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot used to be a nuisance for neighborhood residents before it was demolished five years ago, but now it's back and better than ever. The…

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