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Deloitte Centre: Auckland’s Most Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Building

Deloitte Centre: Auckland’s Most Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Building

Forming the cornerstone of the commercial building is the historic seven-story Jean Batten Building, which was built in the modern style in 1942. The Jean Batten Building serves as one of the corners of

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Representative Gabrielle Giffords– an Environmental Champion

Representative Gabrielle Giffords– an Environmental Champion

Saturday's horrific shooting has shone the spotlight on Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, but it's important not to let the devastating event overshadow the extraordinary work she has done to

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Cuomo Appoints ‘Open Space’ Advocate as NYS Environment Chief

Cuomo Appoints ‘Open Space’ Advocate as NYS Environment Chief

Environmental groups are praising Gov. Andrew Cuomo for choosing Joseph Martens as New York State’s new commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Martens served as New York's deputy

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BIG’s Angular Green-Roofed School Blends Into the Environment

BIG’s Angular Green-Roofed School Blends Into the Environment

Bjarke Ingels Group recently unveiled a proposal for a school in Asminderod, Denmark that is topped with a series of undulating green roofs. The bands of greenery create an immersive landscape for the

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Nike Launches Open-Source Environmental Apparel Design Tool

Nike Launches Open-Source Environmental Apparel Design Tool

Nike has just released its Environmental Apparel Design Tool to the public, with the aim of encouraging other clothing manufacturers to design more sustainably. The online app, which is based on Nike's

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Conflux Festival 2010 Explores the Urban Environment of NYC

Conflux Festival 2010 Explores the Urban Environment of NYC

This past weekend the Conflux Festival kicked off another exciting series of site-specific workshops, performances, lectures, and installations that challenged New Yorkers to rethink our urban environment

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Lake Tahoe House Takes Little Away from the Environment

Lake Tahoe House Takes Little Away from the Environment

Building site-sensitive structures in destinations such as Lake Tahoe requires special care when it comes to preserving the local environment. Taking this approach to heart, the architects at Turnbull

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Chicago Environmental Center is a Carbon Neutral Urban Nest

Chicago Environmental Center is a Carbon Neutral Urban Nest

The area south of Chicago has long been a vast patchwork of natural land, industry and working class neighborhoods. But the soon to be built Ford Calumet Environmental Center explores the city's wildlife

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What is H&M’s Fast Fashion Doing to the Environment?

What is H&M’s Fast Fashion Doing to the Environment?

The black-and-white striped frock from H&M's fall collection is definitely a stunner, but its price might come as a shock: $4.95. That means it costs less than a Grande Caramel Frappuccino at

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What is the Environmental Impact of Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress?

What is the Environmental Impact of Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress?

Many people have beef with the outrageous outfit that Lady Gaga wore to Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards - because it was actually made of meat. While some fellow celebrities were impressed with the

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“Living” Wallpaper by High-Low Tech Monitors Your Environment

“Living” Wallpaper by High-Low Tech Monitors Your Environment

Shhh...the walls are listening, or rather, the wallpaper is. Soon to be on display at the Fuller Craft Museum just south of Boston, Living Wall by High-Low Tech is an interactive wallpaper that can be

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Merrill Environmental Center: the Greenest Building Ever?

Merrill Environmental Center: the Greenest Building Ever?

Designed and engineered by SmithGroup, the Merrill Environmental Center is a 32,000 sq ft facility designed for the organization's 90-person staff. Located on the Chesapeake Bay shoreline, about 15

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Sea Change Environmental Photography at Wassaic Project

Sea Change Environmental Photography at Wassaic Project

photograph by Mark Mahaney In the wake of the BP oil spill tragedy, it seems urgent to open up the doors of every community space in small town America in order to get to the bottom of what ails and

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Beautiful Rammed Earth Home Celebrates Colorado Environment

Beautiful Rammed Earth Home Celebrates Colorado Environment

Michael and Lisa Eddy dreamt of living in a home that was designed to showcase their love of nature and appreciation for the environment around them in Colorado. Designed by JCL Architecture, their

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3 Green Driving Apps That Save Money and the Environment

3 Green Driving Apps That Save Money and the Environment

Looking for some great green apps to save money when you're traveling by car? Earthgarage has a great list of smartphone eco applications that you can download and use anywhere, anytime, to make your car

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Wood-Clad Environmental HQ in Spain is A Green Gathering Place

Wood-Clad Environmental HQ in Spain is A Green Gathering Place

A new public building in Zaragoza, Spain is much more than a set of offices for the city's environmental services department -- it is also a beautiful extension of the public park next to the Ebro River.

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Tacoma’s Center for Urban Waters Adapts to Environmental Conditions

Tacoma’s Center for Urban Waters Adapts to Environmental Conditions

Talk about a smart building! The new Tacoma Center for Urban Waters goes beyond clever design and construction techniques. The recently opened research center and environmental laboratory actually has the

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California’s First LEED Platinum School Teaches With The Environment

California’s First LEED Platinum School Teaches With The Environment

A LEED School allows children to learn in a environmentally thoughtfull space.

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HOW TO GREEN YOUR PUP: Creating a safe environment

HOW TO GREEN YOUR PUP: Creating a safe environment

Inhabitat dog owners listen up! Looking for ways to green life with your furry four-legged friend? Considering all of the things that 'man's best friends' do for us, it's only natural that we'd want

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South Korea Unveils Stunning Eco Dome Environmental Center

South Korea Unveils Stunning Eco Dome Environmental Center

The National Ecological Institute of South Korea recently released plans for a large-scale nature reserve complete with an incredible series of eco domes, an education center, and an environmental

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Environmental Art at Swarm Gallery, San Francisco

Environmental Art at Swarm Gallery, San Francisco

If you're in the Bay Area and want to catch a glimpse of some on-point environmental artwork, head out to Swarm Gallery this weekend (hey, the Bay Bridge is back open, right?). On display at the gallery,

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MIT Develops Robotic Fish to Detect Environmental Pollutants

MIT Develops Robotic Fish to Detect Environmental Pollutants

MIT engineers have developed a cheap, compact robotic fish that can go where no man (or underwater vehicle) has been able to go before. The pint-sized robofish, developed by Kamal Youcuf-Toumi and Pablo

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2009 Prix Pictet Environmental Photography Shortlist Announced

2009 Prix Pictet Environmental Photography Shortlist Announced

Although its name implies tongue twisters or dancing dwarfs, Prix Pictet is a distinguished international photography award for artists focused on environmental sustainability and has just announced their

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Green Marketing Manifesto Wins UK Environmental Book Award

Green Marketing Manifesto Wins UK Environmental Book Award

Recently the Green Marketing Manifesto by John Grant was announced as the winner of the Environmental Award at the 2008 British Book Design and Production Awards. Designed and delivered by sustainable

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Environmental Traffic Light Gives Urban Residents Sixth Sense

Environmental Traffic Light Gives Urban Residents Sixth Sense

Even if your local skyline isn't hazy with smog, there are a number of environmental factors that impact your daily life but fly under the radar of your senses. Seeking to increase awareness and

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Scottsdale’s Arabian Library Wins Smart Environment Award

Scottsdale’s Arabian Library Wins Smart Environment Award

Borrowing books from the library is the responsible and environmentally friendly thing to do, and this new library in Scottsdale Arizona makes us want to use the library all the time. Designed by

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GET OUT AND VOTE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT!

GET OUT AND VOTE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT!

GO VOTE! In case you've been living under a rock, today is election day in the U. S of A - and we're super excited for the possibilities that this hotly contested presidential election brings. If you

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VOTE THE ENVIRONMENT with Patagonia Recyclable Shells

VOTE THE ENVIRONMENT with Patagonia Recyclable Shells

With only two days left until Election Day here in the U.S., it seems as if the very fabric of our society is under microscopic scrutiny in this critical presidential election showdown. And with good

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Eco Ego Environmental Game

Eco Ego Environmental Game

Although we should all strive to make environmentally sound choices, sometimes it can be hard to envision the immediate impact of our actions. This quirky Eco Ego game presents an accessible - if

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The Prix Pictet: World’s First Environmental Photography Award

The Prix Pictet: World’s First Environmental Photography Award

Alberta Oil Sands #6, Tailings, by Edward Burtynsky Last month 18 of the world's leading photographers were shortlisted for the Prix Pictet, the first photography award dedicated to sustainability. Can

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