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Melbourne’s New Knox Innovation Opportunity & Sustainability Centre is Dedicated to Eco Education

Melbourne’s New Knox Innovation Opportunity & Sustainability Centre is Dedicated to Eco Education

Completed in April of 2012, the KIOSC combines both sustainable practice in building design along with secondary and TAFE (Technical and Further Education) curriculum. Students in grades 7-10 from

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Solar Impulse Team to Attempt First Ever Solar-Powered Cross-U.S.A Flight in History

Solar Impulse Team to Attempt First Ever Solar-Powered Cross-U.S.A Flight in History

Flights across the U.S. have become quite commonplace since Calbraith Perry Rodgers completed the first one ever back in 1911, but now a new group of aviation pioneers wants to attempt the same feat with

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WATERBANK School Harvests Rainwater for Underprivileged Students in Kenya

WATERBANK School Harvests Rainwater for Underprivileged Students in Kenya

A new design for rural schools could revolutionize Kenya's education system. British architects Jane Harrison and David Turnbill worked with Atopia Research to design the WATERBANK school in Nigare Nyiro,

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Kindergarten Principal Transforms an Outdated Airplane into an Amazing Classroom

Kindergarten Principal Transforms an Outdated Airplane into an Amazing Classroom

We were pretty astounded when we came across an airplane in Oregon that had been turned into a home, but it's possible that this spectacular kindergarten-in-a-jet might just top it. The brainchild of

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Chop Stick: Visiondivision Unveils Swing Set and Visitor Kiosk Made From a Single 100-Foot-Tall Tree

Chop Stick: Visiondivision Unveils Swing Set and Visitor Kiosk Made From a Single 100-Foot-Tall Tree

Visiondivision used a 100 foot yellow poplar - Indiana’s state tree - as the foundation for the concession stand, which is dubbed “Chopstick.” The tree was carefully stripped of its bark, which was

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Kjellgren Kaminsky Architects Unveils Plans for Largest Passive School in Sweden

Kjellgren Kaminsky Architects Unveils Plans for Largest Passive School in Sweden

Sweden's passive house standards call for buildings that use no more than 45,0 kWh/sqm each year, but the Kollaskolan will only consume 38,0 kHw/sqm annually, which is achieved with a variety of

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10-Story Prefabricated Turbo Tower in Chandigarh to be Constructed in 48 hours

10-Story Prefabricated Turbo Tower in Chandigarh to be Constructed in 48 hours

In the town of Mohali, a suburb just outside of Chandigarh in northwest India, a 10-story tower is being constructed in just 48-hours! The visionary behind this project, Harpal Singh of the infrastructure

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Solar-Powered Floating Schools Allow Bangladeshi Kids to Learn During Monsoon Season

Solar-Powered Floating Schools Allow Bangladeshi Kids to Learn During Monsoon Season

When flood waters inundate schools - sometimes for up to four months a year - the small solar-powered boats are activated as a substitute. The boats, which each have a capacity of roughly 30 students,

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Waterstudio.nl Proposes Floating City Apps To Aid Slums Affected By Rising Sea Levels

Waterstudio.nl Proposes Floating City Apps To Aid Slums Affected By Rising Sea Levels

Wet slums are slum communities that live in conjunction with the water and many occur around the world. The connection to the water also puts them at risk for climate change and rising sea levels. To aid

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Floating Archipelago of Self-Sufficient Man-Made Islands Wins 2012 Odebrecht Award

Floating Archipelago of Self-Sufficient Man-Made Islands Wins 2012 Odebrecht Award

The Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development awarded Rice University students Joanna Luo, Weijia Song, and Alexander Yuen, with advising professor Neeraj Bhatia, the top prize for the most innovative

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Julia Lohmann Creates Beautiful Lamps Out of Laser-Cut Kelp Seaweed

Julia Lohmann Creates Beautiful Lamps Out of Laser-Cut Kelp Seaweed

It seems that kelp can do just about anything. From stabilizing and thickening foods to fertilizing plants, this giant algae has a million different applications. But who could have thought it would make

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Retina Display MacBook Pro Included in EPEAT Green Electronics Registry

Retina Display MacBook Pro Included in EPEAT Green Electronics Registry

Apple's newest laptops just got a stamp of approval from the world’s leading green electronics certifier. The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) released its review of new

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Building Baskets in Brompton: Kingston University Teams up with Lupane Women’s Centre on Sustainable Craft Initiative

Building Baskets in Brompton: Kingston University Teams up with Lupane Women’s Centre on Sustainable Craft Initiative

The Building Baskets exhibition during the London Design Festival showcased a two-year design collaboration between the Design and Business Schools at Kingston University and the Lupane Women’s Center

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Team Andalucian’s Patio 2.12 House Places First in Energy Efficiency and Innovation at the Solar Decathlon Europe

Team Andalucian’s Patio 2.12 House Places First in Energy Efficiency and Innovation at the Solar Decathlon Europe

Four Andalucian Universities used their combined talents to design and construct the Patio 2.12 entry for the European Solar Decathlon. The delightful courtyard at its center creates a very relaxing and

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Students Create Gigantic Dung Beetle from Scrap Metal and Salvaged Tires in Iowa

Students Create Gigantic Dung Beetle from Scrap Metal and Salvaged Tires in Iowa

German artist Mirko Siakkou-Flodin worked with students from Metro Alternative School and Mount Mercy University to create this extraordinary kinetic sculpture inspired by a dung beetle. The 8' x 8' x 12'

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Send The Pen Guy Your Dead Pens To Help With New Reclaimed Art Projects

Send The Pen Guy Your Dead Pens To Help With New Reclaimed Art Projects

For the past 7 years, Costas Schuler has been collecting old pens to add to his collection and cover his car in them. The 1981 Mercedes Benz now has over 10,000 pens covering it and is still running with

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10 Eco-Friendly Back to School Essentials

10 Eco-Friendly Back to School Essentials

Naked Binder Each year, some 60 million binders that are made of PVC -- one of the most environmentally destructive materials out there -- are sold in the US. They release toxic chemicals and they never

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TareWare Labels Turn Recycled Containers Into Attractive “Unpackaging” for Bulk Foods

TareWare Labels Turn Recycled Containers Into Attractive “Unpackaging” for Bulk Foods

Backyard Agrarian, a consultancy and resource focused on sustainable living, has released TareWare – a set of colorful food labels that allow consumers to turn used containers into reusable

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Vo Trong Nghia’s Binh Duong School is a Swerving Learning Center Inside a Forest

Vo Trong Nghia’s Binh Duong School is a Swerving Learning Center Inside a Forest

The school's design is five storeys high, aligning itself with the height of the surrounding forest. White precast concrete is situated into rows of louvers that act as shading panels for the outdoor

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Next-Generation High School Built in an Abandoned Mall 55 Days After Joplin Tornado

Next-Generation High School Built in an Abandoned Mall 55 Days After Joplin Tornado

The devastating Joplin tornado killed over 150 people and destroyed many of the area schools including the high school. Rather than bus students to neighboring schools districts, the superintendent

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Brilliant Device Turns Waste Paper Into Pencils

Brilliant Device Turns Waste Paper Into Pencils

If you often find yourself searching for a pencil, then this clever little device called the P&P Office Waste Processor will keep well stocked by quickly producing them from simple office waste

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Cee Lo Green Launches GreenHouse Foundation to Spread Eco-Friendly Education in Atlanta

Cee Lo Green Launches GreenHouse Foundation to Spread Eco-Friendly Education in Atlanta

Photo by Scott Sandars Pop sensation Cee Lo Green is truly living up to his name! The artist and his sister, Shedonna Alexander have joined forces to launch the GreenHouse Foundation in Atlanta. The

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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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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: The History of the Mobile Home and Its Influence on the Modern Prefab

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: The History of the Mobile Home and Its Influence on the Modern Prefab

Last month we kicked off our Green Guide to Prefab series with an article exploring the history of prefabricated housing. Now we’re back with another article in this series to take a look at mobile

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John Magee’s Native Landscape Designs Create Habitat for Wildlife

John Magee’s Native Landscape Designs Create Habitat for Wildlife

Many of Magee's designs have qualified for the National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) Certified Wildlife Habitat program, which rewards homeowners, schools, parks, businesses, or other entities for creating

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Europa City is a Massive Green-Roofed City of the Future for France

Europa City is a Massive Green-Roofed City of the Future for France

The massive culture, recreation, and retail center for Triangle de Gonesse, France is situated along the approach between the Charles de Gaule Airport in Roissy and Paris. Designed for an international

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JPMorgan Chase Teams Up With Good360 To Recycle, Refurbish & Distribute Technology For Good

JPMorgan Chase Teams Up With Good360 To Recycle, Refurbish & Distribute Technology For Good

JPMorgan Chase recently teamed up with Good360 to launch Tech Warehouse, a fantastic new program that distributes refurbished computers to nonprofit organizations and schools that have little or no

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New ‘Chemputer’ Could 3D-Print Any Type of Drug!

New ‘Chemputer’ Could 3D-Print Any Type of Drug!

At TEDGlobal last month, Lee Cronin, a chemist at the University of Glasgow, described an ambitious idea to create a 3D printer that, instead of printing objects, prints molecules. Cronin believes that

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Japan’s Modi-Corp Unveils Build-It-Yourself Pius Electric Car!

Japan’s Modi-Corp Unveils Build-It-Yourself Pius Electric Car!

Japan's Modi-Corp has just unveiled a new electric car called the Pius that you can actually build yourself! The Pius, not to be confused with the Toyota Prius, is a single-seat electric car that will be

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