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Ecotech Institute: The United States’ First School Exclusively For Green Degrees

Ecotech Institute: The United States’ First School Exclusively For Green Degrees

The demand for green jobs has increased even as the larger jobs market declines, and now many colleges and universities have begun to offer courses in sustainability. The Ecotech Institute, located near

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Fleck Hall: Andersson-Wise Architects Revamps an Old Science Building Instead of Tearing It Down

Fleck Hall: Andersson-Wise Architects Revamps an Old Science Building Instead of Tearing It Down

In 2006, St. Edward's University completed the John Brooks Williams Natural Science Center and their faculty moved from Fleck Hall into the new facility. At the time, the plans were to demolish Fleck Hall

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Eye-Popping SRES 2 Rainbow School Brightens Up a Rundown Community in Los Angeles

Eye-Popping SRES 2 Rainbow School Brightens Up a Rundown Community in Los Angeles

This technicolored school, aptly named the Rainbow School, has done more than brighten up the LA neighborhood it calls home - it's actually making lives there better. DLR Group hosted several outreach

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Gucci Staff in China Claim Severe Abuse That Resulted in Illness and Miscarriages

Gucci Staff in China Claim Severe Abuse That Resulted in Illness and Miscarriages

Gucci's flagship store in Shenzhen, China, has been accused by former staff of sweatshop-like abuse.  Five ex-employees of the luxury brand cited abuse so severe that they suffered from stomach and

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Magnificent Revolution’s Pop-Up Cycle-In Cinema Runs on Pedal Power

Magnificent Revolution’s Pop-Up Cycle-In Cinema Runs on Pedal Power

Magnificent Revolution started in 2007 and is a not-for-profit education project based in London dedicated to guiding people towards positive solutions and low carbon lifestyles. They use bicycle power

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Atwater Valley Prefab School For At-Risk Students Opens in Merced County, California

Atwater Valley Prefab School For At-Risk Students Opens in Merced County, California

The new Atwater Community Day School is composed of a four-wing classroom building, administrative offices, art and science labs. The campus was specially designed to integrate educational, recreational

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OS+A’s Campus International School is Topped With a Honeycomb Green Roof

OS+A’s Campus International School is Topped With a Honeycomb Green Roof

Downtown Cleveland is an area already packed with diverse historical architecture, and the sweeping honeycomb design of the Campus International School would be right at home. The campus layout is based

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INTERVIEW: We Talk Repurposed Tire Rubber Sandals With Kyle Parsons of IndoSole

INTERVIEW: We Talk Repurposed Tire Rubber Sandals With Kyle Parsons of IndoSole

Inhabitat: Can you describe IndoSole? Kyle: IndoSole is a lifestyle brand based around resourceful thinking. We do that through footwear that we call “Indos,” which feature a repurposed motorbike

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Cellular Green-Roofed Pajariro Jardin Infantil La Aurora Kindergarten Sprouts in Colombia

Cellular Green-Roofed Pajariro Jardin Infantil La Aurora Kindergarten Sprouts in Colombia

The two story kindergarten circles around a courtyard, with entrances in the front and rear of the complex. The inner courtyard gives the children an enclosed and safe area to play in, with flat stone

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Peaceful German Kindergarten Has a Green Roof with a Hole for a Tree to Grow Through!

Peaceful German Kindergarten Has a Green Roof with a Hole for a Tree to Grow Through!

Located in the Bohnsdorf-Grünau neighborhood of Berlin, an Evangelistic Church community, the school occupies a corner plot of land thick with trees. Almost a miniature forest, the plot was played up by

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Harvard University Tops the Collegiate Pack With 50 LEED Certified Buildings

Harvard University Tops the Collegiate Pack With 50 LEED Certified Buildings

Although Harvard's school color is officially crimson, it seems as though it really should be green. The USGBC announced this month that Harvard University has completed a major milestone, having achieved

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BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a HP Pavilion dv6 Laptop and Green Prize Package (Worth $1155!)

BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a HP Pavilion dv6 Laptop and Green Prize Package (Worth $1155!)

While no one likes to bid adieu to summer, if you're a student gearing up to go back to school, September couldn't come sooner! New people, new classes, new possibilities - the excitement is building. If

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Shimmering Floating Pavilion Captivates Visitors from Afar

Shimmering Floating Pavilion Captivates Visitors from Afar

Made by the son of Andy Warhol’s “Silver Clouds” fabricator, the oversized Mylar balloons were inflated, then packed closely together inside of a courtyard. The grouping created a somewhat dense

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245 Buildings Compete in EPA’s Biggest Energy Loser Competition 2011

245 Buildings Compete in EPA’s Biggest Energy Loser Competition 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is halfway through their second annual ENERGY STAR National Building Contest -- or as we like to call it the Biggest Energy Loser Competition -- where buildings

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Giant Tube Shaped Design is a Sustainable Water-Purifying City for Delhi

Giant Tube Shaped Design is a Sustainable Water-Purifying City for Delhi

Horizontally, the structure would be partitioned into a number of different zones ranging from agricultural areas to markets to housing. The outskirts of the city would be reserved for farming and the

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UK School Children Build a Greenhouse Out of Recycled Plastic Bottles

UK School Children Build a Greenhouse Out of Recycled Plastic Bottles

If climate change is to be prevented and environmental consciousness is to prevail, then our children must be well educated in sustainability-focused initiatives. With that in mind, the school children at

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Playful Westborough Primary School Renovation Halves Annual Carbon Emissions

Playful Westborough Primary School Renovation Halves Annual Carbon Emissions

Commissioned by the Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and the Governors of Westborough Primary School, the £1.35m project was completed earlier this year. Conceived as an experiment in carbon reduction and

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South Korea To Convert School Textbooks To Digital Versions By 2015

South Korea To Convert School Textbooks To Digital Versions By 2015

South Korea recently announced that it will curtail the use of printed printed paper textbooks by investing $2 trillion to develop digital textbooks for all subjects and all schools by 2015. The new

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Beautiful Green Roofed School Rises Like a Hill in Créteil, France

Beautiful Green Roofed School Rises Like a Hill in Créteil, France

The campus's layered program is carefully designed to isolate learning environments, setting the main assembly areas, library and media rooms partially below grade and stacking the classrooms above. Two

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1,980 MPG Student-Designed Car Wins the Mallory Park Fuel Efficiency Challenge!

1,980 MPG Student-Designed Car Wins the Mallory Park Fuel Efficiency Challenge!

The young students at Kingdown School in Wiltshire, England are wise beyond their years, having built the car that was the winner of the Mallory Park Mileage Marathon. The amazing energy efficient car

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Over 100 Incredible Examples of Cargotecture Exhibited At NRW Forum in Düsseldorf

Over 100 Incredible Examples of Cargotecture Exhibited At NRW Forum in Düsseldorf

‘Containers are a symbol of the way we live and dwell in our globalized, mobile, nomadic age,’ says exhibition organizer Werner Lippert when asked to explain what gave him the idea for the exhibition.

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Report Reveals That Three Common Building Materials Are Now on the Cancer List

Report Reveals That Three Common Building Materials Are Now on the Cancer List

A newly released report by the US Department of Health and Human Services shows that three very common building materials have now been added to the cancer list.  Among the 8 chemicals that were added

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INTERVIEW: Jennifer Siegal of Office of Mobile Design

INTERVIEW: Jennifer Siegal of Office of Mobile Design

We love the work of Jennifer Siegal's Office of Mobile Design, and our very own Emily Pilloton had the opportunity to talk to her in person about green architecture and her prefab designs. One of her

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INTERVIEW: Architect Toby Long on Living Classroom

INTERVIEW: Architect Toby Long on Living Classroom

As a follow-up to our previous Toby Long interview, we thought it fitting to highlight one particular (and very exciting) community-based green building project that Toby and Clever Homes have been

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Winning Design Re-purposes Old Los Angeles School Into an Inspiring Urban Food Center

Winning Design Re-purposes Old Los Angeles School Into an Inspiring Urban Food Center

As more and more abandoned spaces are being repurposed for urban farming projects, Caroline Hadilaksono has taken a cue from the movement and re-imagined an old Los Angeles Elementary School as an

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Javier Mariscal’s Stylish Recycled Plastic Chair is Designed for Disassembly

Javier Mariscal’s Stylish Recycled Plastic Chair is Designed for Disassembly

Multi-talented Spanish designer Javier Mariscal recently unveiled a recycled plastic chair that is designed for disassembly, inexpensive to produce, and very stylish indeed. Produced by Mobles 114, the

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Ford And Georgia Tech to Create First Hydraulic Hybrid U.S. School Bus

Ford And Georgia Tech to Create First Hydraulic Hybrid U.S. School Bus

The Ford Motor Company Fund and the Georgia Institute of Technology have joined forces to create the U.S.'s first conversion of a traditional school bus into a hydraulic hybrid vehicle that runs on

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Tassafaronga Village Repurposes A Defunct Pasta Factory Into Green Affordable Housing

Tassafaronga Village Repurposes A Defunct Pasta Factory Into Green Affordable Housing

After years of trying to redevelop the site into social housing, the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) finally got a boost from HUD and brought on David Baker to re-envision the site. The new 7.5 acre

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Solar Mosaic Sells $100 Solar Tiles to Bring Renewable Energy to Oakland, CA

Solar Mosaic Sells $100 Solar Tiles to Bring Renewable Energy to Oakland, CA

This new solar initiative is stirring up a storm in Oakland, California. Solar Mosaic is a social community project with a difference, helping to create a more sustainable energy source while bringing in

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