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  • From the urban tapestry of Los Angeles to a sustainable city

    Nov 23, 2023, 7:27 am By Bonface Landi
    Los Angeles, often hailed as the entertainment capital of the world, is not only a hub for the film and music industries but also a fascinating canvas of urban design. The city's architectural landscape reflects a rich tapestry woven with threads of history,…
  • How to choose the best solar power products

    Oct 30, 2023, 9:50 am By Bonface Landi
    Tips for Choosing the Best Solar Panels on AmazonSolar energy has emerged as a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to power homes and businesses. According to the UN, solar is the number one source of renewable energy in the world. However, because…
  • Here are tree species that rock in carbon absorption

    Oct 4, 2023, 11:25 am By Bonface Landi
    The latest Emissions Gap Report by the UN shows that the world has to cut current emissions by 45% to avoid reaching the dreaded 1.5 degrees temperature rise. According to the report, the signatories to the Paris Agreement have done little on the ground to…
  • A Connecticut home with a green roof and minimal site impact

    Aug 15, 2023, 2:30 pm By Dawn Hammon
    Meeting the challenge to gently place a home into a valley below the access road and adjacent to a scenic river, Weston Residence is both a primary residence and an award-winning example of minimal site impact architectural design. 
  • Rivian R1T is the best glamping truck on the market

    Aug 15, 2023, 1:30 pm By Laura Cowan
    The new Rivian R1T pickup is the fabulous EV glamping truck you didn’t know you needed. This unique EV truck has all kinds of features you need, plus a few you never even thought of. Come along on our test drive of the Rivian R1T and decide for yourself if…
  • Here are the latest sustainable construction materials

    Aug 14, 2023, 1:30 pm By Bonface Landi
    According to the U.N. Environmental Program, the construction industry is not making enough efforts to achieve net-zero emissions. While all sectors are making efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the construction sector is still to get an organized…
  • Best cut flower varieties for a sustainable home garden

    Aug 14, 2023, 12:30 pm By Laura Cowan
    Cut flowers sounded easy when I started gardening. Just plant some flowers and then cut them, right? Well, there is a lot more to it than that. Cut flowers are often grown from specific varieties that tend to have long, sturdy stems and big, beautiful blooms,…
  • University Mass Timber Pavilion was designed by students

    Aug 11, 2023, 1:30 pm By KC Morgan
    Nestled on the Rice University campus, amid multiple microhabitats and surrounded by green, you will see a small pavilion that looks a bit like an ancient Greek temple. But this pavilion was carefully crafted to have a modern design. It's sustainable,…
  • Travel to the ancient beauty of Machu Picchu, Peru

    Aug 11, 2023, 11:30 am By Teresa Bergen
    Our group is sitting in a circle at a 15th century Inca site. We’re each holding three coca leaves glued together with llama fat and concentrating on protection, prosperity and a balanced life. A young shaman named Lucas is alternately praying in Quechua and…
  • Biophilic building enhances biodiversity in the neighborhood

    Aug 10, 2023, 2:30 pm By Inaara Thawer
    Kaiserstraße is a new residential building currently under construction in Blumenau, Brazil. The project is designed by Alencar Arquitetura and aims to harness connections between residents and the natural world.
  • The first agricultural community of its kind in Ontario

    Aug 10, 2023, 12:30 pm By KC Morgan
    Humans living in harmony with nature and with each other is really the goal of sustainable, environmentally-friendly design. And it is hardly a hip and modern idea, not unless you think the Stone Age is trendy. Long ago, people banded together in groups to…
  • These are 5 industries being propelled by 3D printing

    Aug 9, 2023, 4:26 pm By Inaara Thawer
    When 3D printing first took off, it was difficult to imagine how diverse the field would grow. Nowadays, the realm of additive manufacturing is growing daily. In particular, five sectors are advancing rapidly as a result of developments in additive…
  • What is a green roof and should you install one?

    Aug 9, 2023, 3:30 pm By Bonface Landi
    Green roofed structures date back thousands of years, even before the concept of housing as it is known today was birthed. The earliest green roofs came in the form of sod roofs above caves. Plants were used on top of the caves for ceremonial and agricultural…
  • Flagstaff, Arizona is an excellent vegan town to try

    Aug 8, 2023, 2:30 pm By Teresa Bergen
    Flagstaff, Arizona draws outdoorsy folks and is known as one of Arizona’s more progressive and laidback towns — which bodes well for vegans. I spent a few days in Flagstaff and didn’t run out of delicious, plant-based places to eat. It’s an attractive…
  • Hidden Garden House showcases a design dictated by nature

    Aug 8, 2023, 1:30 pm By KC Morgan
    Today's architecture is no longer about creating the best space just for humans, though of course that has to be a factor. It's also about preserving and living in harmony with the natural world. But being harmonious with nature presents a unique set of…
  • What does the art of carbon-free gardening mean?

    Aug 7, 2023, 12:30 pm By Bonface Landi
    Outwardly, gardens look like sustainable spaces that help absorb excess carbon from the atmosphere. While this might be true, not all gardens help reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide. Some gardens contribute to carbon pollution. Unfortunately, most gardeners are…
  • Eat healthy and locally-sourced foods at Sweetgreen

    Aug 7, 2023, 11:30 am By Dawn Hammon
    Whoever says fast food is unhealthy for the body and the environment hasn’t been introduced to Sweetgreen, a chain restaurant dedicated to changing how we view food production, consumption and waste. 
  • What you can expect in the future of 3D printing?

    Aug 4, 2023, 1:30 pm By Addissyn House
    3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has been available for commercial use since 1986. Early on, 3D printing took on a hobbyist role. Now, however, industries have begun using additive manufacturing to their advantage.
  • Environmental education is imbedded in this cultural center

    Aug 4, 2023, 11:30 am By Dawn Hammon
    Sometimes architecture is about much more than the materials and design of a building. This is the case for Pabellón Centro de Cultura Ambiental (CCA), a facility with the goal of increasing society's environmental awareness. Designed by Taller de…
  • Buzzfeed Tasty clean ceramic cookware is now sold at Walmart

    Aug 3, 2023, 1:30 pm By Delaney Tran
    Buzzfeed Tasty food site is filled with easy recipes and videos to whip up an incredible meal. In fact, during the height of the pandemic lockdown, when many people were taking care of plants and baking bread, I followed their guide to making sourdough bread…
  • Here are water-saving alternatives to grass for your home

    Aug 3, 2023, 12:30 pm By Bonface Landi
    The dream of every gardener is to see endless fields of green grass in their backyard. With determination, most gardeners manage to attain this dream, but at a cost. Within no time, there is a need to mow and control weeds. After mowing, it needs watering to…
  • GAF creates innovative cooling solutions for overheated cities

    Aug 2, 2023, 3:30 pm By Laura Cowan
    With climate change ramping up and an El Nino weather pattern in effect for the western hemisphere, heat island effect has become a real problem for cities sweltering under the summer sun. GAF created a product called Streetbond Pavement Coating that aims to…
  • Live at this restaurant among locally-sourced ingredients

    Aug 2, 2023, 1:30 pm By KC Morgan
    People are paying more attention to what they eat right now than at any other point in history. There's a lot more focus on organic ingredients, fresh ingredients and locally-sourced ingredients. At the famous Steirereck restaurant, you are surrounded by…
  • Find out what it takes to be an ecotourist

    Aug 1, 2023, 2:30 pm By Bonface Landi
    Vacations are an integral part of every person’s life. Following long seasons of hard work, it is well deserved to get away from busy schedules and enjoy nature. The tourism industry is fully built around the need for vacations. While tourism is good, it has…
  • In Finland, people get prizes for their unwanted textiles

    Aug 1, 2023, 12:30 pm By Dawn Hammon
    In the quest for a more sustainable future, the Finnish city of Lahti has taken a remarkable step with an innovative pilot program called the Textile Deposit scheme. This incentivized recycling program aims to encourage locals to actively sort and recycle…
  • These low-cost housing solutions are made from bamboo

    Jul 31, 2023, 1:30 pm By Dawn Hammon
    The Housing NOW project addresses home insecurity in a variety of affordable, efficient and sustainable ways. Started by Blue Temple, an architecture design studio based in Myanmar, the structures are constructed using bamboo that is locally available and…
  • How the endangered American chestnut is making a big return

    Jul 31, 2023, 11:30 am By Laura Cowan
    The American Chestnut was all but destroyed by fungal blight and logged as settlements spread west when the United States was settled by Europeans. But lately, it's making a comeback. Endangered for years, the American Chestnut is now being appreciated for its…
  • An artwork that gives new meaning to a dead tree

    Jul 28, 2023, 2:30 pm By Bonface Landi
    Nature speaks for itself, while art amplifies whatever nature has to say. Artist Luca Gnizio has cut a niche for himself in amplifying the communications of nature. His latest project, Forsoultree, speaks more than words could. Yet, it is a project that goes…
  • Leave no trace rafting through the Grand Canyon this year

    Jul 28, 2023, 11:30 am By Teresa Bergen
    It’s a hot and beautiful summer day at the bottom of the Grand Canyon as I stand in line for a sandwich. Our rafting guides have set up an amazing spread of fixings. There’s even vegan cheese for me. All that’s missing are plates and napkins. After…
  • The most sustainable building in Germany is a timber beauty

    Jul 27, 2023, 1:30 pm By Laura Cowan
    Germany's most sustainable building is in Berlin, and it's a beauty. The EDGE Suedkreuz Berlin is a seven-story office complex consisting of two buildings comprising 32,000 square meters of floor space. It has been built by TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten using…
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