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Giant Elephant Made of Recycled Tires Roams the Earth for African Environmental Awareness

Giant Elephant Made of Recycled Tires Roams the Earth for African Environmental Awareness

Made from woven truck tires and a galvanized mild steel skeleton, this recycled beast is taking The Netherlands by storm. Measuring 10 feet tall and 18 feet in length, it is currently on display within

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MIT’s All-in-One Solar ORC to Provide Heat, Electricity, and Hot Water For African Communities

MIT’s All-in-One Solar ORC to Provide Heat, Electricity, and Hot Water For African Communities

MIT-based nonprofit STG International is looking to make isolated African clinics and schools much more self-sufficient with a new hybrid power and heat solar system. The unique system combines

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Africa’s First Online Green Network Launches in Cape Town

Africa’s First Online Green Network Launches in Cape Town

Green Africa Directory, the first online pan-African sustainability directory and network, was recently officially launched in Cape Town, South Africa. This green networking ‘hub’, which is expected

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BEN’s Shipping Container Bike Shop Provides Hope Amid Gang Wars in South Africa

BEN’s Shipping Container Bike Shop Provides Hope Amid Gang Wars in South Africa

Andrew Wheeldon established BEN a decade ago in order to promote poverty alleviation and sustainable mobility for the 2014 World Design Capital's poorest residents. A non-profit organization that receives

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HWKN’s Aging in Africa Will Be a Sustainable Retirement Village in Côte d’Ivoire

HWKN’s Aging in Africa Will Be a Sustainable Retirement Village in Côte d’Ivoire

The Aging in Africa Project, designed by architecture firm HWKN for the Foundation Saint Joseph d’Arimathie, aims to be the first retirement community in Africa dedicated entirely to caring for those

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Africa’s First Ethanol Cooking Fuel Plant Opens in Mozambique

Africa’s First Ethanol Cooking Fuel Plant Opens in Mozambique

Yesterday Africa’s first bio-ethanol cooking fuel plant opened in central Mozambique. The partnership between Novozymes and CleanStar Mozambique, NDZiLO, will provide cleaner, safer and cheaper cooking

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Anti-Malaria Bodysuit to Repel Mosquitos Created By African Scientist, Designer

Anti-Malaria Bodysuit to Repel Mosquitos Created By African Scientist, Designer

Fashion is probably the last thing you thought you could fight off malaria with, but this anti-malaria bodysuit is stylish while it repels mosquitos that could carry the disease.  Created by a Cornell

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African Scientist and Designer Team Up to Create Anti-Malaria Bodysuit That Repels Mosquitos

African Scientist and Designer Team Up to Create Anti-Malaria Bodysuit That Repels Mosquitos

With summer waiting in the wings, we're getting excited to don some short pants and sleeveless tops. Unfortunately, all that bare skin often brings with it less-than-savory mosquito bites. However,

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Donald Trump Purchases Small African Island to Turn Into Head-Hunting Ground for the Ultra-Rich

Donald Trump Purchases Small African Island to Turn Into Head-Hunting Ground for the Ultra-Rich

It's no secret that billionaire Donald Trump is always head-hunting for his next capable apprentice, but news sources are saying that he's recently taken the term to a disturbingly literal level. Taking a

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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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