San Francisco Bay Bridge to Be Adorned With 25,000 LED Lights This Year

January 23, 2013 by  
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Soon San Francisco Bay Area commuters will have something more entertaining to stare at in traffic than the tail lights of the car in front of them. As the Bay Bridge enters its 75th year in 2013, it is set to be embellished with a display of 25,000 individually programmed white LEDs in a project called “ The Bay Lights “. Created by New York artist Leo Villareal , the project will illuminate the bridge’s west span with the world’s largest animated light installation beginning on March 5, 2013. Read the rest of San Francisco Bay Bridge to Be Adorned With 25,000 LED Lights This Year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: america’s cup , animation , anniversary , bay area , bay bridge , illuminate the arts , Installation , Japan , kagawa , LED , Leo Villareal , museum of modern art , naoshima contemporary art museum , New York. , San Francisco , The Bay Lights

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Chairigami: Funky Cardboard Furniture Folded Into Unexpected Shapes

January 23, 2013 by  
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Whoever thought cardboard could be so funky? Charigami  (yes, a portmanteau of chair and origami) has concocted a line of furniture pieces that are exclusively crafted from cardboard materials . The results are as expected: unique and, more importantly, low carbon in nature. And, as far as range goes, the collection includes a plethora of items including coffee tables, chairs, shelves, desks, lounge chairs and even iPhone stands and covers. + Charigami Via Home Crux The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , cardboard chair , cardboard furniture , chairigami , eco furniture , origami furniture , recyclable furniture

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San Francisco America’s Cup to be a Spectacular Zero-Waste Yacht Race

February 24, 2012 by  
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Organizers of America’s Cup expect at least five million people to turn out for this year’s spectacular yacht race in San Francisco, which is slated to be a  zero-waste affair . In a mammoth undertaking, spectators of the June and September events will be unable to obtain disposable bottles of water, non-compostable picnic utensils, or plastic bags at the race. The event organizer’s admirable ‘Sustainability Plan’ falls right in line with new green policies implemented by the San Francisco Port Authority , who also mandate that there be no “ intentional release of balloons .” Read the rest of San Francisco America’s Cup to be a Spectacular Zero-Waste Yacht Race Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: america’s cup , compostable products , green events , green sports , low emission fuel , ocean pollution , plastic debris , port authority , sailors for the sea , San Francisco , sustainability plan , Sustainable Events , yacht racing

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Harvest Mushrooms in Olson Kundig and CityLab7?s Temporary Urban Farm Storefront!

February 24, 2012 by  
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Each month Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects ’ studio gets a makeover and the latest installation to be unveiled is a tented  experimental mushroom farm ! Design team CityLab7 collaborated with the architects to create an educational and interactive space that displays 215 oyster mushroom growbags, giving an example of how small-scale urban farming really works. As an homage to a city renowned for its coffee culture, visitors to the space will also see how coffee grounds donated from local cafes can be recycled into compost, becoming an essential component of city agriculture . Read the rest of Harvest Mushrooms in Olson Kundig and CityLab7′s Temporary Urban Farm Storefront! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: city agricultural production , city lab 7 , citylab7 , community farm , community project , mushroom farm storefront , mushroom harvesting , olsen jundig , olson kundig architects , Urban Farming

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Lego Invests $500 Million in German Offshore Wind Farm

February 24, 2012 by  
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It’s no surprise we are big LEGO fans here at Inhabitat – the iconic building blocks can be used to create everything from cameras and furniture to apartments and massive cathedrals . Now the toy maker is making headlines again by investing $500 million into green energy. Denmark-based LEGO will buy almost a third of a brand new German offshore wind power project planned by DONG Energy company . The investment will account for 32% of the 277 megawatt Borkum Riffgund wind farm 35 miles off the Northwest coast of Germany. This pricey move will not only help power the German grid, but will hopefully supply nearly all of LEGO’s energy needs with wind power. Read the rest of Lego Invests $500 Million in German Offshore Wind Farm Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , dong energy , dong wind farm , eco news , Electricity , energy investment , germany , green energy , green news , green power , lego , lego energy , lego investment , lego wind farm , news , power , renewable electricity , renewable energy , renewable energy ivestment , sustainable news , wind energy

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Green-Roofed Mirador Interactive Museum Melts into the Chilean Landscape

February 24, 2012 by  
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Congressman Allen West Complains About Paying $70 to Fill the Tank of His Hummer

February 24, 2012 by  
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In a country where the unemployment rate lingers at a lofty 8.3% after the worst economic disaster since the 1930s, it probably isn’t a good idea to whine about how much it costs to fill up the tank of your luxury car. Congressman Allen West (R-FL) recently decided to use his Hummer H3 to illustrate his latest talking point about President Obama and gas prices. West posted a statement on Facebook yesterday stating, “last night it took 70 dollars to fill the tank of my 2008 H3 Hummer, what is it costing you? What does it cost the President to fill his gas tank?” Read the rest of Congressman Allen West Complains About Paying $70 to Fill the Tank of His Hummer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: allen west , congressman allen west , gas prices , high gas prices , hummer , hummer h3 , politicizing gas prices , politics , politics of gas prices , republican allen west

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San Francisco to Turn Old Limo Terminal Into a Sea Lion-Friendly Waterfront Park

November 4, 2011 by  
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