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Peru to Open OLPC Factories, Will Distribute 1 Millionth XO Laptop by End of 2011

Peru to Open OLPC Factories, Will Distribute 1 Millionth XO Laptop by End of 2011

Alan Garcia, the President of Peru, just announced that the country will be handing out their one millionth XO laptop by the end of this year and will soon be building manufacturing facilities to build

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Fashion Conglomerate PPR Group Launches Sustainability Plan for Gucci, Puma & More

Fashion Conglomerate PPR Group Launches Sustainability Plan for Gucci, Puma & More

PPR Group recently launched PPR Home, a major sustainability plan in order to offset its entire 2010 footprint.

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Architect Ronald Rael Proposes a Green and Socially Viable US Border Fence

Architect Ronald Rael Proposes a Green and Socially Viable US Border Fence

As the nation plows an average of $4 million dollars into each mile of fence, the only benefit is the slowed pace illegal crossings. Rael imagines a border blockade that enhances the communities by

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Innovative and Flexible Prefab Prototype Schools For Los Angeles School District

Innovative and Flexible Prefab Prototype Schools For Los Angeles School District

The number of students at a given school changes over time, and since many schools are overcrowded now, districts are looking towards more efficient and flexible building options. Gonzales Goodale

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Suntech to Install World’s Highest Solar Plant on Tibetan Plateau

Suntech to Install World’s Highest Solar Plant on Tibetan Plateau

The Tibetan Plateau is known as the “roof of the world” for good reason – it’s the largest, highest place on the plant, lying between the Himalayan range to the south and the

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Despite Major Earthquake Zero Tokyo Buildings Collapsed Thanks to Stringent Building Codes

Despite Major Earthquake Zero Tokyo Buildings Collapsed Thanks to Stringent Building Codes

Japan is no stranger to earthquakes, but this morning's incident was nothing like the country had ever seen before. Registering at a record breaking magnitude 8.9, the earthquake even triggered a

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Gorgeous New Green Roof Pops Up Atop a New Zealand School

Gorgeous New Green Roof Pops Up Atop a New Zealand School

A New Zealand eco school has become one of a handful of schools world-wide to construct a green roof that doubles as an outdoor classroom. In addition to reducing stormwater runoff and providing

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Populous Unveils Glowing Green Master Plan for 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China

Populous Unveils Glowing Green Master Plan for 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China

Populous announced this week that its master plan for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China has taken first place in a competition to design the development. Over 198 hectares will be built into

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Interboro Partners Wins Competition for This Summer’s PS1 MoMA’s Courtyard Installation

Interboro Partners Wins Competition for This Summer’s PS1 MoMA’s Courtyard Installation

If you live in New York, you know that PS1 MoMA’s Saturday Warm-Up summer music courtyard parties is where you need to be all season long. Each year PS1 hosts not only a line up of exciting music, but

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Armadillo and Co’s Flower Collection Rugs Tread Lightly on the Environment

Armadillo and Co’s Flower Collection Rugs Tread Lightly on the Environment

If you have been looking for a fashionable floor rug that not only suits your décor, but has been produced from natural materials under Fairtrade work conditions, your search may well be over.

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SCIArc & CalTech Team Fight to Bring the Solar Decathlon Back to the National Mall

SCIArc & CalTech Team Fight to Bring the Solar Decathlon Back to the National Mall

When the U.S Department of the Interior announced its decision to kick this year's Solar Decathlon off of the National Mall in January 2011, we doubt they expected such an uproar. One of the competing

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8 Green Design Valentines for the Designers We Love

8 Green Design Valentines for the Designers We Love

Design crush: Bjarke Ingels Ode to Bjarke: Buildings worthy of climbing, cascading roofs of green, on you I am so keen. Do you happen to have a wife, your designs are larger than life. From New York

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Kevin Van Aelst Photographs Ordinary Objects in an Extraordinary Way

Kevin Van Aelst Photographs Ordinary Objects in an Extraordinary Way

Van Aelst has the keen ability to change the way we look at things in our everyday lives, from masking tape, to apples, chewed gum or old newspapers. With the aid of a sharp object, he turns a discarded

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Homeless to Get Free Mass Transit in the Bay Area

Homeless to Get Free Mass Transit in the Bay Area

As an incredible initiative to get the homeless in Santa Clara moving, the Valley Transportation Authority in the Bay Area approved a plan to give them free bus and rail passes starting in April. The idea

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First Full Bamboo School in Philippines Stands Up to Tough Stormwinds

First Full Bamboo School in Philippines Stands Up to Tough Stormwinds

At the moment, the bamboo school is a prototype at the Nato High School in the Bicol Peninsula around the southeastern part of Luzon. Currently, the structure consists of 2 classrooms and a set of

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China Planning to Construct a Mega-City the Size of Switzerland

China Planning to Construct a Mega-City the Size of Switzerland

China doesn't do things by halves. Take the Three Gorges Dam for instance - it's the largest hydroelectric project in the world, has cost $39 billion to built and could be responsible for the country's

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SOM to Create Amazing Green Tech City for Hanoi, Vietnam

SOM to Create Amazing Green Tech City for Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam awarded the commission for its own Green Tech City to SOM, Inc. The winning design integrates two existing villages to create a sustainable city for 20,000 people that will reduce carbon

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Toxic PCBs Leaking into NYC Schools

Toxic PCBs Leaking into NYC Schools

Not long after the holiday break, a Staten Island mother received a shocking letter from her children's school: PCBs had been found on the floor tiles. The culprit was a leaking light fixture.

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Survey Shows Majority of NYC Community Gardens Grow Food, Compost

Survey Shows Majority of NYC Community Gardens Grow Food, Compost

New York City's gardeners are helping to lead the way in creating more sustainable communities. Of those surveyed, 80 percent of the city's community gardens produce food for their neighborhood, 65

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Panasonic Announces New Green Initiatives for North America

Panasonic Announces New Green Initiatives for North America

Panasonic, long a leader in green technology, unveiled a new eco-plan for North America in hopes to become the number one green innovations company in the electronics industry by 2018 -- just in time for

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Green Design Predictions For 2011!

Green Design Predictions For 2011!

1. William McDonough (Eco Designer & Thought Leader, Founder Cradle To Cradle, MBDC, and William McDonough + Partners) 2. Graham Hill (Founder, Treehugger.com and Vice President, Interactive Media,

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CLU Students Build Solar-Powered Water Fountain

CLU Students Build Solar-Powered Water Fountain

Engineering students at the California Lutheran University (CLU) recently unveiled a solar-powered drinking fountain that they built themselves. The fountain, which resembles a waterwheel, was dedicated

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Harvest City: Floating Islands to Bring Agriculture and Industry to Haiti

Harvest City: Floating Islands to Bring Agriculture and Industry to Haiti

Harvest City would be a place for Haitians to live and start their lives again, but it would also be a place for agriculture and jobs to thrive. Two thirds of the city would be dedicated to farming and

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Asia’s First School Made of Plastic Bottles is 3x Stronger than Concrete

Asia’s First School Made of Plastic Bottles is 3x Stronger than Concrete

From family homes to entire temples, we've seen a lot of bottle architecture here at Inhabitat, but this is the first bottle school we've come across, and we think it makes so much sense. Plastic bottles

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Giant Robots Made of Recycled Yellow Beer Crates

Giant Robots Made of Recycled Yellow Beer Crates

Move over, Optimus Prime. There are two new mega-sized robots in the house and they’re both made almost entirely of ordinary, yellow beer crates. Spain-based External Reference Architects came up

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Binishell Modular Shelters Look Like Green Hobbit Homes

Binishell Modular Shelters Look Like Green Hobbit Homes

The basic idea behind these dome-like structures is to substitute formwork and heavy machinery with air. Instead of big cranes, low air pressure is used to lift and shape wet concrete on top of reinforced

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Researchers Developing Coral-Like Living Skin for Buildings

Researchers Developing Coral-Like Living Skin for Buildings

Researchers at the University of Greenwich in the UK are developing a carbon negative building material that would not only help fight climate change but protect the structures it is built upon. The

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Clinton Bush Haiti Fund Gives $800,000 to Architecture for Humanity

Clinton Bush Haiti Fund Gives $800,000 to Architecture for Humanity

Almost 11 months after a catastrophic earthquake leveled buildings and killed thousands in Haiti, the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund has decided to give $800,000 to Architecture for Humanity to go towards their

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