Lock Jet Space: Awesome Hexagonal Book Towers Update Boring School Library

July 21, 2014 by  
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Green Dot Public Schools and No Right Brain Left Behind recently launched Locke Jet Space, a transformed public school library at Locke High School in Watts, California. The 3,000 square foot space re-defines the concept of a library for the 21st century, using hexagonal shelves and custom designed furniture. The prototype space seeks to produce a blueprint for modular educational spaces. + Green Dot Public Schools + No Right Brain Left Behind 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: environmental initiatives , green design , Green Dot Public Schools , green education , green interiors , green library , green renovation , Locke Jet Space , No Right Brain Left Behind , renovated library , sustainable design , Sustainable Interiors

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Soap and Glory: A Peek Behind Method’s Methods

October 3, 2011 by  
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On the occasion of the publication of their new book, The Method Method , an interview with Method co-founders Adam Lowry and Eric Ryan, on what they’ve learned — about small companies in big markets, about innovation, and about the green marketplace.

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US Infrastructure Woes Mount to $2 Trillion for Repairs Alone

May 19, 2011 by  
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The United States is falling further behind its global peers as well as some developing countries when comes to infrastructure investments, according to the latest research from the Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young.

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A Peek Behind Walmart’s Sustainable Ag Push

October 14, 2010 by  
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 Throughout Walmart’s new agricultural goals around small and medium farms and local produce, the company is taking a region-by-region approach to what works best.

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Fight for Your Right to Drink Bottled Water (Video)

September 10, 2010 by  
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Photo via Life Dynamix There’s (thankfully) been a lot of attention focused lately on the behind-the-scenes influence of corporations on public policy and opinion — see Jane Mayer’s great expose of the extremely powerful billionaire Koch brothers for a good example. Over the last year we’ve seen corporations sponsor “grassroots” movements fighting health care reform, the oil industry back anti-climate legislation

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Could Subway Trains Generate Power with Regenerative Braking?

September 10, 2010 by  
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Photo: Flickr , CC Could Save Millions of Dollars Per Year Vehicles without regenerative braking are throwing away a lot of energy every time they brake (movement is converted into heat via friction on the brake pads). Hybrid and electric car address that problem by capturing as much of that energy as possible and converting it into electricity, and the same might be about to happen to subway trains with the added twist that it would be tied to the (smart) power grid. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPT..

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The Secret Sauce Behind Smucker’s Sustainability

August 6, 2010 by  
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Why has this company, which for most of its life has focused on the prosaic business of making jellies and jams, lasted for 113 years?

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China’s New Renewable Energy Law Should be a Wake Up Call for the US

December 29, 2009 by  
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Photo via China Daily China’s mobilization on the clean energy front should be news to no one–its ambitious renewable standard goals ( 20% of total output by 2020 ) and rate of renewable development over the last few years have been turning heads. But the nation’s new law, which will mandate utility companies to buy all available renewable power–even if it’s more expensive than coal–should be a clear sign that the US is falling even further behind in the clean energy race…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Michael Jackson’s Eco-Message, Ellen’s Meat-Free Meal, and More

October 30, 2009 by  
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Photo via MichaelJackson.com Though the footage of Michael Jackson in rehearsals for his final tour was never meant for public release, director Kenny Ortega’s This Is It –now in theaters for two weeks only–has been earning solid reviews from fans and critics. But while the behind-the-scenes angle gives fans a unique perspective on Jackson’s professional life, does it address his environmental passion?… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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