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Blaanc Borderless Architecture Unveils Green Mexican Sports Center

Blaanc Borderless Architecture Unveils Green Mexican Sports Center

The community of San Pedro Apóstol in rural Mexico is set to benefit from a fantastic new sustainable sports center designed by the Portuguese office Blaanc Borderless Architecture in partnership with

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Housing Complex in Slovenia is a Series of Honeycomb Modular Apartments

Housing Complex in Slovenia is a Series of Honeycomb Modular Apartments

This stunning seaside structure bursts free from the all-too-frequently stale stock of public housing projects with its dynamic array of brightly shaded cells. Taking its cues from the modular honeycomb

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Food Provider Sodexo Starts Meatless Mondays Nationwide

Food Provider Sodexo Starts Meatless Mondays Nationwide

Institutional food provider Sodexo joined the Meatless Monday campaign, bringing weekly meatless options to its 10 million American clients.

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Vote and Help Studio H Win a $10k Grant to Promote Design/Build Rural Education!

Vote and Help Studio H Win a $10k Grant to Promote Design/Build Rural Education!

Help support design in public education by voting for Project H's high school program, Studio H! The humanitarian design firm has taken on an ambitious project in the poorest county in North Carolina: a

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South Korea Launches Eco Credits Program That Lets Citizens Earn Cash for Buying Green

South Korea Launches Eco Credits Program That Lets Citizens Earn Cash for Buying Green

With electric buses, a huge forthcoming wind farm, and dozens of ecotastic buildings, South Korea is a leader in implementing sustainable development and promoting greener choices. As a part of a new

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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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Crumbling Gingerbread Houses Highlight Homelessness in Sweden

Crumbling Gingerbread Houses Highlight Homelessness in Sweden

Most of us don’t think twice about going home for the holidays, but the idea is impossible for the millions of homeless people worldwide. In Sweden, the Stockholm City Welfare Mission joined forces with

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Berkeley’s Gather Restaurant Serves Up Local, Sustainable Food

Berkeley’s Gather Restaurant Serves Up Local, Sustainable Food

Gather is a restaurant located at the heart of the sustainable food movement in Berkeley, California. Designed by Nicole Sillapere of Sillapere Design, the beautiful eco restaurant is housed in the

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Dead Coal Mine Pits Grow New Trees Without Human Assistance

Dead Coal Mine Pits Grow New Trees Without Human Assistance

Addressing the issues related to reforestation can give way to lengthy conversations -- how do you regrow natural habitats after they've been decimated? However, there is another delicate ecosystem

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World Bank to Fund Carbon Markets in Developing Countries

World Bank to Fund Carbon Markets in Developing Countries

As COP16 in Cancun, Mexico winds down this week, and high hopes for a world-wide agreement on climate change fade once again, the World Bank has stepped up announcing just yesterday that it will fund

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Help Buy a Satellite That Will Provide Internet to Those Without

Help Buy a Satellite That Will Provide Internet to Those Without

Imagine not having internet. 70 percent of the world’s population is not connected to the web, and a whopping 90% of Africans do not have access to the net. But a new group called AHumanRight.org have

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How Paying Employees to Volunteer Can Reap Rewards All Around

How Paying Employees to Volunteer Can Reap Rewards All Around

Even during times where money is tight, according to a 2006 survey of 1,800 13-to-25-year-olds, 79 percent would rather work for a company that cares about how it affects and contributes to society (Wall

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How Paying Your Employees to Volunteer Can Reap You Rewards

How Paying Your Employees to Volunteer Can Reap You Rewards

When you think about what kinds of things attract great employees to your company, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package are probably the first thing that come to mind. But did you know

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Do Intentions Really Matter in the Success of a Green Brand?

Do Intentions Really Matter in the Success of a Green Brand?

Do intentions really matter in the success of a green brand? Are green brands backed by purist intentions more likely to succeed than brands that capitalize on the opportunistic green market? Whether

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US Gives $50 Million for Clean Burning Stoves in Developing World

US Gives $50 Million for Clean Burning Stoves in Developing World

Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a public-private partnership called the Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves to which the US government will donate $50 million to increase

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LEED Gold Community Springs up in Hunters Point, SF

LEED Gold Community Springs up in Hunters Point, SF

Located along the highly anticipated Third Street Light Rail in San Francisco’s Bayview District, the project is part of a larger transit-oriented development that will set the precedent for future

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Inspiring Green Technology That Has the Power to Heal

Inspiring Green Technology That Has the Power to Heal

This article is underwritten by Veer.com. One can’t deny the ever-increasing role that technology plays in our lives. While some people are averse to the spread of technology, many of us recognize

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Home Depot and Habitat for Humanity to Build 5,000 Green Homes

Home Depot and Habitat for Humanity to Build 5,000 Green Homes

The Home Depot sells a lot of great green things to make your house more energy efficient -- and healthy -- and while many of these products sit on the shelves waiting for consumers to pick them up, the

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BP Continues to Pollute Local Landfills With Oil Spill Waste

BP Continues to Pollute Local Landfills With Oil Spill Waste

There may — or may not — be some scientific disagreement about how much spilled oil remains in the Gulf of Mexico, but there's no mystery about how much oily waste is collecting in local

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Peace Corps to Start Clean Energy Program in the Americas

Peace Corps to Start Clean Energy Program in the Americas

Since 1961 when President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps by executive order, thousands of volunteers have traveled to developing countries to implement programs that range from AIDS education

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Citizen Architect: Film Explores Rural Studio’s Green Architecture

Citizen Architect: Film Explores Rural Studio’s Green Architecture

If you're an avid follower of the field of green architecture, then you won’t want to miss a PBS documentary tonight on the life and work of Samuel “Sambo” Mockbee -- a great pioneer in affordable

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Gigantic Grassy Lawn Lounges Sprout Throughout England!

Gigantic Grassy Lawn Lounges Sprout Throughout England!

We have written about grassy love seats and other examples of literal lawn furniture before, but never at this scale, and for such a great cause. The National Trust conducted a survey on the habits of

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Oil Spill Continues to Devastate the Gulf With no End in Sight

Oil Spill Continues to Devastate the Gulf With no End in Sight

The spill was caused by an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig on April 20th, 2010. When the rig sunk and caused damage to the oil well a mile beneath the surface of the water, the

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5 Easy and Economical Ways to Green Up Your 4th of July!

5 Easy and Economical Ways to Green Up Your 4th of July!

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! If you're stateside you'll most likely be spending this lovely Sunday grilling up some veggie burgers and biting into huge slices of watermelon. But before you get going with the

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My Neighbor Totoro: One of the Best Family Films Ever Made

My Neighbor Totoro: One of the Best Family Films Ever Made

As adorable as the animated characters of stories like “Shrek” and “Toy Story” may be, the trials and tribulations these protagonists go through often carry enough stress to send

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Is Apple Involved in Heavy-Metal Pollution in China?

Is Apple Involved in Heavy-Metal Pollution in China?

Chinese environmental groups are questioning whether Apple, which has refused to respond to their inquiries, is involved in heavy-metal pollution in the country.

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VIDEO: Architecture for Humanity is Helping Haiti Rebuild

VIDEO: Architecture for Humanity is Helping Haiti Rebuild

Architecture for Humanity is network of over 40,000 design professionals around the world who donate their services to helping to improve lives of people in need. Every year they build buildings and

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Mobile Smart Cart Farms Bring Urban Agriculture to Chicago Residents

Mobile Smart Cart Farms Bring Urban Agriculture to Chicago Residents

Photo by Mason Pritchett Fresh food is on the move and may be coming to a neighborhood near you – if you live in Chicago. Our friends at The Architects Newspaper tipped us off to Archeworks latest

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VIDEO: Worldbike’s Big Boda Transports Cargo and Improves Lives

VIDEO: Worldbike’s Big Boda Transports Cargo and Improves Lives

Over a billion people in the world don't have access to transportation. Worldbike is trying to fight that problem with great design as their weapon. Founder Ross Evans created Worldbike a decade ago on a

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Rainproof Solar LED Bulb Could Illuminate the Developing World

Rainproof Solar LED Bulb Could Illuminate the Developing World

1.6 billion people in the world still use kerosene lamps for light. Not only are they non-renewable and expensive -- they can consume up to 5% of a family's income -- they also give off noxious

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