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The Vissershok School is a Colorful Shipping Container Classroom for Kids in South Africa

The Vissershok School is a Colorful Shipping Container Classroom for Kids in South Africa

Three South African companies, namely Woolworths, Safmarine, and AfriSam, sponsored the Vissershok Container Classroom project which is a boon for the children of farm workers living in the impoverished

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David Adjaye’s African-American Smithsonian Museum Breaks Ground This Week

David Adjaye’s African-American Smithsonian Museum Breaks Ground This Week

The Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup (FAB) team won an international design competition back in 2009 to design the new African American History & Culture Smithsonian Museum. The Ghanaian-born architect

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South Africa’s First Hemp House Goes Greener With a Planted Roof (VIDEO)

South Africa’s First Hemp House Goes Greener With a Planted Roof (VIDEO)

Tony explains that the green roof is planted with sour figs - a very sturdy succulent that requires very little water and that spreads quickly. The numerous benefits of a planted roof include rainwater

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Giant Statue Made From 4,200 Coca-Cola Crates Preaches Recycling in Cape Town, South Africa

Giant Statue Made From 4,200 Coca-Cola Crates Preaches Recycling in Cape Town, South Africa

Coca-Cola has commissioned several crate man throughout South Africa, but Elliot, who is nearly 60 feet tall and weighs a whopping 27 tons, carries a special message. Made out of 4200 plastic Coke crates,

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University of Texas Students Integrate Sustainability and Education With Africa’s Promise Village School

University of Texas Students Integrate Sustainability and Education With Africa’s Promise Village School

In the Spring of 2011, graduate students in Professor Garrison's vertical design studio were tasked with the design of a school in rural Tanzania. Seeking sustainable design advice, Dr. Gunn, the

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DIY: How to Build an African-Themed Gingerbread Geodesic Dome

DIY: How to Build an African-Themed Gingerbread Geodesic Dome

MATERIALS: - Scout Regalia Gingerbread Geodesic Dome kit - Gingerbread ingredients - Icing ingredients - Mixing bowl - Rolling pin - Icing applicator - Mixer - Baking sheet - Candies, sprinkles,

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Daring Chef at Planet Restaurant Creates 6 Course Vegan Menu in Carnivore Country, South Africa

Daring Chef at Planet Restaurant Creates 6 Course Vegan Menu in Carnivore Country, South Africa

The Mount Nelson Hotel hosted us and a guest two weeks ago while we were touring Cape Town's numerous eco-initiatives. Our appetizer consisted of light pastries filled with beetroot, eggplant, turnip and

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EcoAfrica Transforms T-Shirt Clippings and Weeds Into Amazing Handmade Paper Crafts

EcoAfrica Transforms T-Shirt Clippings and Weeds Into Amazing Handmade Paper Crafts

When Janice went on holiday to Zimbabwe in 2008, she discovered handmade paper products with texture and colors she had never seen before. She immediately contacted their maker, Walter Ruprecht, who had

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Victoria’s Secret is Allegedly Using Child Cotton Laborers in Africa

Victoria’s Secret is Allegedly Using Child Cotton Laborers in Africa

Hardly angelic behavior, Victoria’s Secret was recently outed in a report by Bloomberg News that alleged the company has been using malnourished, underaged West African children to pick the cotton

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Studio Kalkwijk’s WakaWaka is a Super-Efficient Solar LED and Charger Developed for Rural Africa

Studio Kalkwijk’s WakaWaka is a Super-Efficient Solar LED and Charger Developed for Rural Africa

Electricity and lighting is something we often take for granted, but millions around the world live in areas lacking the proper infrastructure to even support turning on a lamp. In Africa, the market for

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Grand Daddy’s Airstream Trailer Park is a Rooftop Hotel in South Africa

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Grand Daddy’s Airstream Trailer Park is a Rooftop Hotel in South Africa

Even on a sunny day, even though it's fairly high up, the Grand Daddy trailer park hotel is very comfortable thanks to plenty of shade and green space, which keeps air quality high despite pollution

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Missing Link Builds an Awesome Indoor Treehouse Inside Their New South African Office

Missing Link Builds an Awesome Indoor Treehouse Inside Their New South African Office

Samantha Dean is Missing Link's Managing Director and one of several people who went without sleep and fought with contractors on a daily basis in order to bring this incredible project to fruition.

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COP 17 Kicks Off as 200 Nations Converge in South Africa to Save the Climate

COP 17 Kicks Off as 200 Nations Converge in South Africa to Save the Climate

The 17th Conference of the Parties -- also known as COP17 or the 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference -- kicked off today in Durban, South Africa - despite echoing doubts cast by the world's

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South Africa’s First Electric Vehicle is a Real “Joule”

South Africa’s First Electric Vehicle is a Real “Joule”

We first heard about South Africa's exciting first electric vehicle named the "Joule" last year, and are happy to bring you updated information and images. This 5 seater passenger vehicle may not be as

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Fusion Properties to Build Beautiful Green Roof Topped Houses in Baakens Valley, South Africa

Fusion Properties to Build Beautiful Green Roof Topped Houses in Baakens Valley, South Africa

One of the first GBCSA registered Multi-Unit Residential Pilot projects in South Africa is being planned for Port Elizabeth, South Africa. To be developed by Fusion Properties, the project will consist of

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South Africa’s Historic Babylonstoren Farm Retreat Reconnects Guests with Nature

South Africa’s Historic Babylonstoren Farm Retreat Reconnects Guests with Nature

The getaway lets guests take a step back in time to the Dutch settlement of South Africa. The farm, manor house, bell tower and other buildings have been carefully preserved, and date back to the 1700s.

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Africa’s First Plastic Bottle House Rises in Nigeria

Africa’s First Plastic Bottle House Rises in Nigeria

With a serious housing shortage but no shortage of plastic bottles littering the streets, the Development Association for Renewable Energies (DARE) - an NGO based in Nigeria - decided to build this

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Dazzling Circa Art Gallery in South Africa is Wrapped in an Ellipse of Bark-Hued Fins

Dazzling Circa Art Gallery in South Africa is Wrapped in an Ellipse of Bark-Hued Fins

StudioMAS has taken huge strides to reduce the building's carbon and energy footprint by relying mostly on passive design to keep the building cool and warm. In certain rooms, where passive design was

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South African Artist Roché Van Den Berg Upcycles Tires Into Lights, Furniture, and Even Lifesized Trees

South African Artist Roché Van Den Berg Upcycles Tires Into Lights, Furniture, and Even Lifesized Trees

In South Africa alone, 11 million used tires languish underneath the sun every year. So Roché, who is part of a new generation of local designers interested in using sustainable materials for art and

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South Africa’s First Vertical Garden is a Living, Growing Billboard for Emirates Airlines

South Africa’s First Vertical Garden is a Living, Growing Billboard for Emirates Airlines

Different varieties of succulents were planted on a biodynamic felt screen imported from Germany. Behind it, a sensor-operated hydroponic drip irrigation system delivers both water and fertilizer to the

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South Africa’s Mankgaile Primary School Doubles as a Thriving Community Center

South Africa’s Mankgaile Primary School Doubles as a Thriving Community Center

The project was sponsored by PetroSA and now is the commanding focal point for the village in the Limpopo province. Replacing a set of basic and dilapidated buildings, the school is now an organized,

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Gorgeous South African Home Sits Amid the Treetops

Gorgeous South African Home Sits Amid the Treetops

Located in a lush area next to a valley and stream, the house offers 2,475 square feet of living space. Echoing the trees surrounding the property, Van Der Merwe Miszewski created five tree-like

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Zambikes: Bamboo Bikes That Help Fight Poverty & Save Lives in Africa

Zambikes: Bamboo Bikes That Help Fight Poverty & Save Lives in Africa

Customized fixies may be all the rage in urban America nowadays, but even the simplest, cheapest bike is a rare sight in rural Africa. Fortunately, the bamboo from which to craft bikes grows on trees –

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Engineers in Africa Are Building A Space Shuttle In Their Garden

Engineers in Africa Are Building A Space Shuttle In Their Garden

For a nice inspirational story in the midst of all of this hurricane madness, let's travel to Africa. While most of the world (including the US) is downgrading their space fleets - opting to either

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S. African Designer Heath Nash Builds Shade Structure Out of Recycled Bottles

S. African Designer Heath Nash Builds Shade Structure Out of Recycled Bottles

Upon arrival, Nash walked around the city and was interested how people congregated under the shade of trees to talk, do business or relax. Seeing that shade was vital to day-to-day life, he settled on

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Flight 101: Reverse Graffiti Hits the Streets of South Africa!

Flight 101: Reverse Graffiti Hits the Streets of South Africa!

JP Jordaan, Nick Ferreira, Stathi Kougianos and Martin Pace are all Vega graduates, a brand communication school in South Africa. The group's surprising and thought-evoking eco art is designed to draw

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Eskom Installs Solar Water Heaters On South African Roofs

Eskom Installs Solar Water Heaters On South African Roofs

South African power company Eskom recently installed solar hot water heaters on the roofs of homes in Port Elizabeth to provide residents with access to hot water while relieving stress on the national

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Hemp House: South Africa’s Most Sustainable Home Made From An “Illegal Narcotic”

Hemp House: South Africa’s Most Sustainable Home Made From An “Illegal Narcotic”

Tony Budden and his partner Duncan Parker aimed to give the Hemp House the lightest carbon footprint possible, but had to import most of the materials since South Africa lacks a domestic supply of hemp

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South African Wilderness Center Captures Rain in its Roof To Keep Cool

South African Wilderness Center Captures Rain in its Roof To Keep Cool

The Karoo Desert in South Africa contains more biodiversity than any other arid region in the world. The award-winning Karoo Wilderness Center by Field Architecture is designed to provide resources for

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Construction on Largest Wind Farm in Africa to Start in Kenya This Year

Construction on Largest Wind Farm in Africa to Start in Kenya This Year

Construction on the largest utility-scale wind turbine project in Africa is set to begin construction in Kenya in December of this year after the group behind it received a letter of support from the

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