World Cup

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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Will The World Cup Bring More Visibility to the Greenest City In The World?

Will The World Cup Bring More Visibility to the Greenest City In The World?

Curitiba’s green initiatives originated in the 1960s with its mayor, Jaime Lerner, who famously said, “This city is not for cars,” well before smart growth principles were adopted in the more

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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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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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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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Lion Meat Becomes an Appalling New Culinary Fad in the US

Lion Meat Becomes an Appalling New Culinary Fad in the US

Before you read this, you may want to put down any food or drink, lest you lose both your appetite and respect for your fellow human beings completely. Every couple of months or so, it seems that lion

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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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Herzog and de Meuron Unveil Plans for Brilliant Naturally Ventilated Mãe Luiza Gymnasium

Herzog and de Meuron Unveil Plans for Brilliant Naturally Ventilated Mãe Luiza Gymnasium

Before Herzog & de Meuron stepped in, Mãe Luiza's local recreation center was a fully exposed concrete platform framed with columns and trusses. Plans for the new gymnasium expand upon this

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RoboCop-Like Glasses Will Scan and ID 400 Faces Per Second at Brazilian World Cup

RoboCop-Like Glasses Will Scan and ID 400 Faces Per Second at Brazilian World Cup

While the World Cup certainly means heightened excitement for its host country, rightly so it also brings forth a considerable number of concerns for spectator security. To ensure that soccer fans are

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Foster + Partners Unveil Solar World Cup Stadium for Qatar

Foster + Partners Unveil Solar World Cup Stadium for Qatar

Qatar is bidding to host the World Cup in 2022, and now they've got Foster + Partners backing them up with a stunning energy-efficient world-class football stadium. The Lusail Iconic Stadium was revealed

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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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Africa’s Largest Slum Will Watch World Cup on Solar-Powered TV

Africa’s Largest Slum Will Watch World Cup on Solar-Powered TV

Swiss not-for-profit Solafrica has provided a portable solar power station that runs a large donated TV where residents of Kibera, Africa's largest slum, can gather to watch the World Cup.

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Puma City Shipping Container Store Pops Up in NYC

Puma City Shipping Container Store Pops Up in NYC

photo credit: SampleSaleShop.com In honor of the World Cup, Puma has set up shop at South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan with a shipping container installation designed by LOT-EK. Our friends at

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Loomstate’s World Cup Ready Organic Cotton Soccer Balls

Loomstate’s World Cup Ready Organic Cotton Soccer Balls

Could your child be the next Cristiano Ronaldo? The World Cup is in full play, so what better way to get the family going than with this eco-friendly mini-soccer ball from Loomstate?! Measuring at a

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PostCarden Mini Greeting Card Soccer Field Debuts for the World Cup

PostCarden Mini Greeting Card Soccer Field Debuts for the World Cup

Just in time for the World Cup, PostCarden has released this clever mini-garden greeting card to pay homage to the beautiful game of "Football" (apparently what they call it in the rest of the world).

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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! That's right, the

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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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