Activists Put Rana Plaza Victims On Display at New York Fashion Week

February 16, 2014 by  
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The glitz and glamour of New York Fashion week was interrupted by grim images depicting the reality of the fast fashion industry this week. Labor activists forced designers and fans to acknowledge their contribution to the suffering of those who were killed or injured by the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh. Labor activists were able to beam the faces of  Rana Plaza’s  victims onto the exterior of Lincoln Center during  New York Fashion Week . Protestors also marched upon The Children’s Place, one of several retailers that have failed to compensate victims of the disaster. Learn more about the protest and get and update on Rana Plaza by following the link below. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cost of fashion , fair-trade fashion , fashion victims , fast fashion , labor activists , new york fashion week , Rana Plaza disaster , Rana Plaza victims        

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Rojkind Arquitectos’ Tori Tori Restaurant has a Green Wall and a Funky Organic Facade

July 26, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Rojkind Arquitectos’ Tori Tori Restaurant has a Green Wall and a Funky Organic Facade Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “good design” , “green furniture” , “green wall” , “sustainable architecture” , Design , entrance , exterior , geometric facade , green architecture , Green Building , interior view , Ivy , japanese elements , modern , modern furniture , sake bar , Skin , skylight , vertical garden

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World’s Largest Commercial Bamboo Building

December 16, 2011 by  
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Bamboo is considered a green building material, but it is most often found as an adjunct within larger construction using other materials. Recently, however, an entire chocolate factory has been built in Indonesia as the world’s largest commercial bamboo structure . The 26,500 square foot (2,460 square meter) facility handles the entire range of operations, from initial processing the beans to final production of chocolate, what they call “beans to bars.” The Big Tree Farms factory , located in Sibang, Bali, not only has the exterior built from bamboo, but bamboo was also used for interior walls, which were made from woven bamboo strips, and stairs which used bamboo plywood for treads. The bamboo was treated with borax for fire-prevention and boric acid to resist insects, and a food-grade coating was applied to interior walls. What makes bamboo an especially green building material is that it is fast-growing, making it a rapidly renewable resource that doesn’t devastate the landscape when it is harvested. Bamboo is strong enough to compare with mild steel in some applications. It is regularly used for construction scaffolding throughout southeast Asia. via: Architect magazine

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Ask Pablo: Refrigerator Water Dispenser or Refrigerated Bottles?

November 9, 2009 by  
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Image Source: Alex Muse Dear Pablo: We drink a great deal of water all day long and wondered which uses more energy: opening the refrigerator door to get a bottle of cold water or using the water dispenser on the exterior of the unit. Also, does it take more energy to get ice from the mechanical dispenser (which also uses energy to make ice) or more by opening and closing the freezer door to get some cubes? The big picture answer is that it probably doesn’t matter.

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Choose a Name for Vancouver’s Baby Beluga Whale, Quickly

November 9, 2009 by  
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Image from Vancouver Aquarium Veteran (as in since 2007) readers of TreeHugger may remember the earth-shattering and controversial competition to name Greenpeace’s humpback whale . Mr. Splashy Pants was voted the most popular choice

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