Gustavo Penna' Shining Freedom of The Press Monument Wins World Architecture Festival Award

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David Sheppard Architects' Green-Roofed Chimes House is a Sculptural Home for a Pianist

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Meet SUstand: A Recycled Cardboard Stand for Any Tablet or Smartphone

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You’ve probably noticed how popular is cardboard in the world of sustainable products lately. Following the examples of foldable furniture and cardboard surfboards, a team from Eindhoven, the Netherlands, has introduced SUstand: an elegant and environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic tablet stands. Designed to minimize paper waste, these stands are pre-cut on a piece of 100 percent recycled cardboard. A little push here, a slight bend there, and you’re suddenly the owner of four adjustable stands that can hold any tablet, phablet, or smartphone. By year’s end, there will be a crowdfunding campaign for producing SUstands directly from paper waste (like supermarket boxes) to reduce the environmental impact even further. SUstands will be available during the Dutch Design Week (October 18-26) at the Temporary Art Centrum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

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Join the Make-A-Wish Foundation Tomorrow and Help Plant a Wish Garden in the Bronx

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New York Restoration Project and the Make-A-Wish Foundation are teaming up to plant a “Wishes in Bloom” garden tomorrow and they need your help. 637 daffodil bulbs will be planted at NYRP’s Bathgate Community Garden in the Tremont section of the Bronx, with each one representing a wish granted by Make-A-Wish to a local child with a life-threatening medical condition this year. The planting will take place at 1818 Bathgate Avenue from 10am-2pm. For more information or to volunteer, please email NYRP Community Initiatives Coordinator Charlie Reynoso at creynoso@nyrp.org.

 

6 Green Outdoor Halloween Decorations to Spookify Your Home This Season

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Sure, Halloween is still a few weeks away, but if you’re planning to put up any outdoor decorations, it’s a good idea to start thinking about your options. Waiting until the last minute to dress up your home might result in just a sad, saggy pumpkin lolling around on your front step, and some terrible facial tissue ghosts bobbing around overhead. In addition to carving vegetables like pumpkins and squashes, which are both delicious and compostable, you can check out some of the great eco-friendly decor options out there to make this Halloween the greenest one yet.

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Hawaii Plans to Move Homeless People Away from Tourist Areas

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Hawaii may be the quintessential beach bum destination, but a new law lets authorities move the state’s homeless population away from tourist spots, and it’s making life difficult for those genuinely homeless. The Associated Press reports that Honolulu City Council recently approved several measures that will help it get rid of homeless people in touristy areas – including one that bans people from sitting and lying down on sidewalks in the popular surfing destination of Waikiki. They are also planning to move many of Oahu’s 4,700 homeless people to a temporary campsite on a remote, mostly industrial island that’s far removed from the resorts.

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5 Ultra-Useful Pieces of Transforming Furniture Seen at "Hotel Resource"

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Deforestation May Have Paved the Way for Ebola

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There are plenty of reasons to fight against deforestation – climate change, loss of animal habitat and destruction of indigenous ways of life – but there’s one reason that you may not have considered. According to researchers, deforestation may have played a role in this year’s devastating ebola outbreak. While cutting away swaths of African forest, loggers may have also been inadvertently creating convenient and unexpected pathways for the virus to spread.

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Curved Wooden Kamppi Chapel of Silence Provides Quiet Sanctuary in Helsinki

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10,000 New Seeds Added to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault to Safeguard Against Climate Change

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As climate change becomes a very real global problem, scientists are stocking up the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The vault, which is stationed on a Norwegian island in the arctic, aims to protect the world’s crops in the event of a climate catastrophe. In anticipation of a global need for food in the future, the Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT) recently added 10,000 new varieties of food crops from around the world to the vault.

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Stocker Dewes Architekten Converts a Horse Stable into a Beautiful Green-Roofed Home

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Reclaimed Wood Clads This Japanese Izakaya's Origami-Like Interior in Montreal

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George Bradley's Art-Filled Buena Vista House is Wrapped in Reclaimed Redwood

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Can the $40 Billion Great Garuda Project Stop Jakarta From Sinking Into the Sea?

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Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, is sinking into the sea. And forget the fuss about Venice dropping at a rate of 0.08 inches per year, Jakarta – home to 10 million people and counting – is sinking at between 2.9 and 6.7 inches per year, as some areas submerge faster than others. While rising sea levels are a contributing factor to this, by far the greater cause is unchecked groundwater extraction from below the city to provide fresh water to the ever-growing population. To try to stave off the impending inundation of sea water, the city has engaged Dutch firm Witteveen+Bos to manage a $40 billion land reclamation and sea wall project that will construct 17 new islands and take an estimated 30 years to complete. But will it be enough?

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Top 6 Creepiest Buildings for a Frightful Halloween

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INFOGRAPHIC: Greenpeace Ranks Internet Companies on Energy Use

INFOGRAPHIC: Greenpeace Ranks Internet Companies on Energy Use

By 2017, it’s expected that 3.6 billion people will be updating Facebook profiles, streaming YouTube videos, looking up quick facts on Wikipedia, and putting things in virtual…

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The NativeScapeGR Project Encourages Green Roofing with Native Species

The NativeScapeGR Project Encourages Green Roofing with Native Species

Developed at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, The NativeScapeGR project focuses on uses native plant species and biocrusts to create green roofs with low water requirements,…

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Vanmoof's B6 Bicycle is Perfect for Urban Commuters

Vanmoof's B6 Bicycle is Perfect for Urban Commuters

Need an extra push to get started with bike commuting? You're in luck: Dutch cycling company Vanmoof just launched their amazing B6 Bicycle in the U.S. With in-built high-powered bike…

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New Video Explores How People Really Feel About Times Square

New Video Explores How People Really Feel About Times Square

New York City's Times Square is one of the most famous destinations in the world, but what do tourists and natives really think about it? NYC-based filmmaker Michael Tapp spent a…

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Clever Transformable Hanger Keeps Small Apartments Tidy and Clothes Organized

Clever Transformable Hanger Keeps Small Apartments Tidy and Clothes…

For those with a shortage of space and the habit of piling clothes on chairs and sofas, designer Ivan Zhang has created a versatile, transformable hanger that can help them keep their…

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