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PITCHAfrica’s Rain-Harvesting Soccer Field Can Capture Enough Water for 1000 People for a Full Year

PITCHAfrica’s Rain-Harvesting Soccer Field Can Capture Enough Water for 1000 People for a Full Year

Almost one billion people on Earth have no access to clean drinking water, and dirty water and a lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all disease and kill more people than all forms of violence. Jane

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Governor Asks Chileans to Stop World Cup Barbecues Due to Air Pollution Problems

Governor Asks Chileans to Stop World Cup Barbecues Due to Air Pollution Problems

World Cup fever is in the air - but in Santiago, Chile it’s literally polluting the skies. The governor of Santiago recently put a call out to citizens not to light their barbecues during World Cup

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Paralyzed Teen to Kick Off 2014 Soccer World Cup with a Mind Controlled Exoskeleton

Paralyzed Teen to Kick Off 2014 Soccer World Cup with a Mind Controlled Exoskeleton

A paralyzed teen using an advanced mind-controlled exoskeleton could provide the first ceremonial kick of the 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup in Brazil this month. Duke University plans to showcase their

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World Cup Stadium Embarrassingly Incomplete Just Days Ahead of Opening Day in Brazil

World Cup Stadium Embarrassingly Incomplete Just Days Ahead of Opening Day in Brazil

With just days to go before the World Cup opening ceremony in São Paulo, the venue for the event is still not completed. After a string of construction delays and the deaths of three workers on the site,

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Qatar Unveils Luxurious Off-Grid Floating Hotels for 2022 World Cup

Qatar Unveils Luxurious Off-Grid Floating Hotels for 2022 World Cup

Sigge Architect’s designs are linked to the mainland by boats and new transit lines in Qatar.  The hotels will be accompanied by luxury apartments and are part of a new island called Oryx Island off

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Air Travel Across Brazil Will Double 2014 World Cup Carbon Emissions Compared to 2010

Air Travel Across Brazil Will Double 2014 World Cup Carbon Emissions Compared to 2010

Brazil photo via Shutterstock All those airplanes crisscrossing Brazil for the 2014 World Cup next summer will nearly double carbon emissions compared to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. According

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Project Phoenix: Soccer Stadium Complex To Be Built Over Earthquake Rubble in Cite Soleil, Haiti

Project Phoenix: Soccer Stadium Complex To Be Built Over Earthquake Rubble in Cite Soleil, Haiti

Renderings of a new soccer stadium for Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince, Haiti have been released as part of the non-profit Project Phoenix’s philanthropic investment for the young people of the

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Comoco Architects Transforms a Portuguese Warehouse into a Sports Facility

Comoco Architects Transforms a Portuguese Warehouse into a Sports Facility

From the exterior of the building Comoco only made one small renovation to gesture the presence of something new and exciting inside the warehouse. A new entrance was punched into an exterior wall and

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Fernandes Arquitetos Associados Creates Sustainable Update to 1950s-era Brazilian Stadium for 2014 World Cup

Fernandes Arquitetos Associados Creates Sustainable Update to 1950s-era Brazilian Stadium for 2014 World Cup

The stadium, originally named for journalist Mario Filho, has an impressive new structure revolving around one important feature; the roof. The new light-gauge structured roof will sail above the

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LAVA’s Addis Ababa Football Stadium Celebrates Ethiopia’s Ancient Heritage

LAVA’s Addis Ababa Football Stadium Celebrates Ethiopia’s Ancient Heritage

According to Chris Bosse, a director at LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture), the future Addis Ababa stadium’s design returns to the methods by which older sports arenas were originally

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Green-Roofed Soccer Training Facility Has a Field Right On Its Roof!

Green-Roofed Soccer Training Facility Has a Field Right On Its Roof!

This verdant soccer training facility in France shows its love for all things turf by expanding its pitch right onto its roof! The Centre de Formation de Football in Amiens consists of a facility and

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Vancouver Soccer Stadium Made With 22,000 Recycled Tires

Vancouver Soccer Stadium Made With 22,000 Recycled Tires

Photo credit: John Bollwitt Flickr With global soccer fever still high, here's another amazing soccer stadium that boasts some remarkable green features. The recently completed Empire Field Stadium in

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World’s First Solar Powered Soccer Ball Could Help the Blind Play Soccer

World’s First Solar Powered Soccer Ball Could Help the Blind Play Soccer

Just in time for the World Cup, Greendix, the company that makes these nifty leaf-shaped solar panels has unveiled photos of their revolutionary solar powered soccer ball! Even cooler? The ball's solar

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Qatar Bids for 2022 World Cup With Stunning Solar-Powered Stadiums

Qatar Bids for 2022 World Cup With Stunning Solar-Powered Stadiums

Believe it or not, countries are already bidding to host the World Cup as far out as 2022, and Qatar has submitted their bid, which includes a slew of solar powered stadiums as well as significant

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World Cup 2010 Carbon Footprint Will Be Whopping 6x That of Last Event

World Cup 2010 Carbon Footprint Will Be Whopping 6x That of Last Event

According to a startling infographic made for EU Infrastructure and a report by the Norwegian Embassy, the carbon footprint of this year's World Cup in South Africa will be a whopping 6 times that of the

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Stunning Eco Stadium Scores Green Goal for 2010 World Cup

Stunning Eco Stadium Scores Green Goal for 2010 World Cup

Photo credit: ©Marcus Bredt As countries around the globe get amped up for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, we're getting just as excited about all the new architecture and development that's

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Nike Unveils World Cup Soccer Jerseys Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Nike Unveils World Cup Soccer Jerseys Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

ATTENTION GREEN SOCCER FANS Nike recently unveiled its new team jerseys for the upcoming World Cup and here’s the kicker (pun intended) – they’re made from discarded plastic bottles!

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Bubbletecture Stadium Popping Up in Melbourne

Bubbletecture Stadium Popping Up in Melbourne

A bubbly new soccer and rugby stadium is popping up in Melbourne that will feature a highly engineered exterior structure combined with many sustainable features. Designed by Cox Architects, the Melbourne

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FREITAG PATRIOTIC FOOTBALLS – recycled, green & vegan

FREITAG PATRIOTIC FOOTBALLS – recycled, green & vegan

In honor of the World Cup, Freitag has come out with some colorful patriotic footballs (or soccer balls as we like to call them in the U.S.). Not only is this a way clever idea (good time to capitalize

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FREITAG’S NEW SHIPPING CONTAINER STORE

FREITAG’S NEW SHIPPING CONTAINER STORE

One of the pioneering innovators in turning industrial refuse into functional gear is Freitag, the Swiss company launched by a pair of entrepreneurial bike-riding designers who decided that dirty old

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