Category Archives: Green

Bicycle Tree

What do you get if you cross Christmas with a bicycle? A ‘Tree-Cycle’ sustainable Christmas tree made out of recycled bicycle parts. There must be an architect involves in this somewhere….

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California Academy of Science reopens in San Francisco

 Following just about a five year hiatus, the hotly awaited California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is poised to become the world’s greenest public building when it reopens For more on this startling Renzo Piano renovation … Continue reading

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Green Truckin’

Who says truckers can’t be green? This example of environmentally friendly automotive design comes from Makezine.

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Creative recyling

Some creative consumers like to stop junk mail before it ever reaches their mailboxes. But rather then communicating their wishes to direct mailers, they let their mailboxes do the talking – hopefully, the postman will actually listen!  Other people take … Continue reading

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Cartoonists use humour to tackle climate change

Can you laugh at global warming? Indeed, should you? The Ken Sprague Fund has organised a competition that set out to answer those awkward questions – so if you think that cartoons about climate change could be in poor taste, … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Greenwashing: Barbie Goes Green

I always thought of Barbie as a sensitive eco conscious earth woman, but now I’m not so sure…. For sensitive children, who prefer a more realistic role model, I suggest “Trash Talkin Turleen”

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Secondhand (Pepe)

In the 1960s, as part of an international aid program, the US started shipping huge loads of secondhand goods to Haiti. Many older Haitians still refer to their secondhand clothes as “wearing kennedy,” a nod to the president at the … Continue reading

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Offshore wind farms

From a report in the Guardian:  A British company is poised to construct the world’s first floating wind turbine, in a move that could herald a new generation of cheaper, less problematic wind energy. Blue H, a firm registered in … Continue reading

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Studio Monte Rosa

The Swiss Energy Science Centre reports on the latest sustainable designs for mountain huts:  Studio Monte Rosa is a special mountain hut, which has been planned for the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC) by the Department of Architecture.  In splendid isolation, on … Continue reading

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Little green men are at it again

The geometry geeks (or space aliens, if you prefer) who stamp out intricate designs on the fields of the U.K. may have topped themselves this time. Discover Magazine has one of the better analyses of this crop circle. which had … Continue reading

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