Billionaire Closes Off Access to One of California’s Best Public Beaches

November 7, 2013 by  
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Photo of closed beach via Shutterstock When wealthy venture capitalist Vinod Khosla shut down public access to Martin’s Beach–one of California’s “hidden jewels”–he incurred the wrath of the local community. For well over a century, the surfers, fishermen, and picnicking families enjoyed access to Martin’s Beach via a private toll road; however, Khosla has blocked that road, thereby shutting the public out from the public beach. Despite protests, a San Mateo County judge recently ruled in favor of the rich billionaire’s right to lock out the local community. Read the rest of Billionaire Closes Off Access to One of California’s Best Public Beaches Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: billionaire shuts off CA beach , California , california coastal act , california constitution , gerald buchwald , half moon bay , martin’s beach , property rights , public beach shut off by rich man , san mateo county judge , surfing , Vinod Khosla        

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X-Men’s Hugh Jackman Funds Global Education With New Laughing Man Coffee

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Hugh Jackman’s Laughing Man coffee not only provides a stellar cup of good joe, but also supports struggling communities around the world . Founded in 2011 with his partner David Steingard, Laughing Man Coffee is part of Laughing Man Worldwide, a charitable organization that distributes 100 percent of their revenue to fund education, community development and new businesses in developing countries. Laughing Man’s line of coffees, teas and accessories are sold in their New York outpost and online , so coffee lovers everywhere can give back while drinking their morning brew. Read the rest of X-Men’s Hugh Jackman Funds Global Education With New Laughing Man Coffee Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: charitable coffee , David Steingard , eco design , green design , Hugh Jackman , Laughing Man Coffee , Laughing Man Worldwide , sustainable design        

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Ken Rinaldo’s Cascading Garden Uses Vermiponics for Growing Veggies Vertically

November 7, 2013 by  
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Ken Rinaldo, artist and professor at  Ohio State University ‘s Knowlton School of Architecture, recently brought his innovative “ Cascading Garden ” research project to Russia. The living installation uses vermiponics (live worms and their waste) to fertilize vegetables, and features custom vertical grow bags that Rinaldo developed for use both indoors and outdoors and in wet and dry environments. Each bag can be planted with a variety of plants, such as kale, lettuce, cabbage and other local vegetables for easy to harvest edibles  just about anywhere. + OSU  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 wall” , “living wall” , Cascading Garden , Ken Rinaldo , Knowlton School of Architecture , ohio state university , urban gardening , vermiponics        

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Build Your Own Origami City with Paper Punk’s New URBAN FOLD Box Set

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We’ve featured Paper Punk ‘s awesome 3D paper building blocks in the past – and they just launched a new set on Kickstarter that lets you build your own origami city! URBAN FOLD contains over 700 pieces that can be connected together to create soaring skyscrapers, urban forests, and other city sights. Check out the Kickstarter and donate today to pick up a set of your own. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-art , green design , Inhabitots , lego , origami , Paper , paper art , paper city , paper punk , recyclable materials , sustainable design , toys , Urban design , urban fold        

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