Recycling Mystery: Windows

June 27, 2018 by  
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Earthling Survey: Confused by Recycling Options?

June 27, 2018 by  
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New York delivers huge blow to the fossil fuel industry

December 22, 2017 by  
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New York just sent a big message to the fossil fuel industry . The state is freezing all fossil fuel investments – and they are divesting almost $400 billion in pension funds from the industry, according to Grist . In a statement , Governor Andrew Cuomo said the New York Common Fund has nearly $1 billion invested just in ExxonMobil – but described such investments as increasingly risky “as both New York State and the world back away from the use of fossil fuel as a primary energy source.” Cuomo and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer announced the divestment decision in separate proposals this week. They could divest billions from fossil fuel companies with the aim of de-carbonizing pension funds. It’s a big move – New York’s Common Fund is the third biggest in America and manages retirement assets for over one million New Yorkers. Related: The World Bank will stop funding oil and gas projects after 2019 Cuomo said in the statement, “New York has made incredible strides in securing a clean energy future for this state with our nation-leading clean energy standard, offshore wind development, and aggressive investment in the clean tech economy, yet the Common Fund remains heavily invested in the energy economy of the past. Moving the Common Fund away from fossil fuel investments will protect the retirement savings of New Yorkers.” This year, the Common Fund had holdings in over 50 oil and gas companies that have been listed among the top 100 most carbon-intensive on Earth, according to Cuomo’s statement. Neither proposal has yet given an end date for 100 percent divestment. Stringer said his office would bring a proposal to New York City pension fund trustees in coming weeks. Cuomo said he’d partner with New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli to launch an advisory committee to design a de-carbonization road map. Via Grist , Governor Andrew Cuomo , and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer Images via Depositphotos ( 1 , 2 )

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Whimsically windswept cabin-like kiosks are designed to soothe urban stress

December 22, 2017 by  
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A trio of tilted cabin-like kiosks is inviting visitors to escape the stresses of urban life in Mount Royal Park, the most frequented park in Montreal. Atelier Urban Face designed the three minimalist kiosks in the image of a hamlet to encourage congregation. Each building’s dramatically tilted shape is a playful expression of wind strength. Atelier Urban Face sought to create an artistic refuge that would complement the landscape. “They are not only respectful of the mountain, they participate, by their architecture in the poetry of the place,” says a description of the kiosks . “It’s an architectural achievement that does not alter the intrinsic qualities of the mountain, and has quality construction with undeniable potential for durability.” Related: Modern charred timber house juts out of Quebec’s forest landscape Set in a clearing, the steel-framed kiosks are tilted at varying degrees as if blown over by different gusts of wind. The first kiosk, tilted ten degrees, can accommodate up to 30 people. The second, inclined at 20 degrees, houses service equipment and a first-aid station. The final kiosk is the most dramatically tilted at 30 degrees and serves as the ticket office with additional storage space. The buildings’ simple gabled forms, glazed end walls , and dark zinc cladding help blend them into the environment. + Atelier Urban Face Images by Fany Ducharme and Sylvie Perrault

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3 Ways to Improve Your Beauty Routine With Affordable DIY Baking Soda Recipes

November 9, 2014 by  
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Baking soda is a kitchen pantry necessity, but did you know that this common household product could do wonders for your beauty regime as well? From restoring the luster of your hair to skin exfoliation, baking soda provides an all-natural and affordable option to taking care of your body. Click through to see how you can use ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda to create easy DIY beauty hacks for just pennies a day. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arm & hammer , arm & hammer baking soda , baking soda , baking soda beauty hack , baking soda beauty recipe , baking soda exfoliation , baking soda shampoo , baking soda toothpaste , beauty hack , DIY baking soda beauty recipe

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OLPC’s New XO Tablet Computer to Hit Store Shelves This Week

July 17, 2013 by  
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Fuseproject and the One Laptop Per Child Association (OLPC) just unveiled the new XO tablet, which is set to hit stores across the country this week! The powerful seven-inch Android tablet features an innovative learning interface, and it’s the only multilingual, Google-certified tablet for kids on the market. Read the rest of OLPC’s New XO Tablet Computer to Hit Store Shelves This Week Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Android tablets , Common Sense Media , Fuseproject Yves Behar , green gadgets , green technology , Kids tablets , olpc , OLPC XO-3 Tablet , One Laptop Per Child , One Laptop Per Child Association (OLPC) , teblet design , XO Tablet , Yves Behar tablet design        

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The Bird Brick Gives Endangered Birds a Home in Buildings and Garden Walls

July 17, 2013 by  
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For humans, it’s hard enough to find room and board in the city without a great deal of searching and no small amount of aggravation. For the winged members of the community, it is even more challenging to find a dwelling when their normal habitats have been replaced by busting metropolises and suburbs. Kingston University graduate Aaron Dunkerton has created the Bird Brick , a unit of five clamp-fired bricks that offer a cavity for birds to nest. Able to be placed in walls or buildings, the design could help stem the spiraling decline of the UK’s native bird population. Read the rest of The Bird Brick Gives Endangered Birds a Home in Buildings and Garden Walls Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aaron dunkerton , bird , bird brick , design council future pioneer award , house sparrow , Kingston University , mbh freshfield lane , UK , West Sussex        

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Why getting serious about sustainability needs to start with training

April 29, 2013 by  
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Training is the common thread in successful safety and diversity changes to corporate culture. So where is the sustainability training?

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The Common Project Updates the Classic Acapulco Chair With Recycled Materials

October 18, 2012 by  
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This classic Acapulco Chair – a celebrated 1950’s design – has been re-imagined by The Common Project with a fantastic sustainable twist. The Common Project updated the traditional beach chair from the Mexican town of Acapulco with a seat made of recycled UV-filtered PVC woven cord, ensuring it is versatile enough to be used indoors and out! Read the rest of The Common Project Updates the Classic Acapulco Chair With Recycled Materials Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable furniture” , acapulco chair , green design , Recycled Materials , the common project

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Ambience Lighting Re-purposes Old Posca Markers Into a Colorful Posca Chandelier

October 18, 2012 by  
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Posca ink is used as a tool to make many creative pieces, but what about creating something from the Posca itself? Ambience Lighting  from Melbourne, Australia designed the  Posca Chandelier , a colorful and quirky lighting solution that repurposes old Posca markers. Forty markers are arranged and suspended from a specially designed mounted chandelier disc, and each marker is outfitted with an LED bulb to fully illuminate its original color. Overall, the lamp uses just 28 watts of power. + Ambience Lighting 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: ambience lighting Australia , Ambience Lighting from Melbourne , green lighting , LED Chandelier , Posca , Posca Chandelier , Posca in , Posca markers , recycled marker chandelier

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