Call for Climate Restoration Emergency Action

September 16, 2019 by  
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The world is close to annihilation according to the iconic Doomsday Clock

January 31, 2019 by  
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board has announced that the iconic Doomsday Clock is remaining at two minutes to midnight because of the dangers of climate change and the lack of progress on nuclear risks. Midnight on Doomsday is a symbolic point of annihilation and has reached the familiar point it was once in at the peak of the Cold War in 1953. The Science and Security Board made the decision to keep the clock in its current standing with the Board of Sponsors — which includes 14 Nobel Laureates — and have dubbed the situation as “the new abnormal.” In addition to climate change and nuclear risks, another factor in the decision was “the increased use of information warfare.” “It is still two minutes to midnight. Humanity now faces two simultaneous existential threats, either of which would be cause for extreme concern and immediate attention. These major threats — nuclear weapons and climate change  — were exacerbated this past year by the increased use of information warfare to undermine democracy around the world, amplifying risk from these and other threats and putting the future of civilization in extraordinary danger,” read the 2019 Doomsday Clock statement. The statement went on to say that this “new abnormal” is unsustainable and extremely dangerous, but nonetheless, the power to improve the severity of the situation remains in the hands of world leaders. The clock can move away from catastrophe if leaders act under pressure from engaged citizens. Related: Is the Green New Deal the all-inclusive climate plan we need? Rachel Bronson, the president and CEO of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists , says that they are describing a frightening reality and the clock is the closest it has ever been to an apocalypse and should be recognized as a stark warning by all leaders and citizens of the world. The 2019 Doomsday Clock statement emphasized #RewindtheDoomsdayClock and recommended multiple action steps be taken. They included U.S. and Russian leaders resolving their differences over the INF treaty, adopting measures to prevent peacetime military incidents on the NATO borders and American citizens demanding climate action from their government . Other recommendations were for countries around the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to reach the temperature goal of the Paris climate agreement and for the Trump administration to revisit their decision to exit the plan for limiting Iran’s nuclear program. Via Bulletin.org Image via Shutterstock

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Survey Results: Can Humanity Achieve a Sustainable Economy?

October 31, 2018 by  
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Earthling Survey: Solar Panels on Your Home?

October 31, 2018 by  
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Earthling Survey: Can Humanity Achieve a Sustainable Economy?

October 24, 2018 by  
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Cameron Sinclair joins Airbnb to provide housing for 100,000 displaced people

April 25, 2017 by  
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Airbnb wants to provide temporary housing for 100,000 displaced people, and to help reach that goal, the home-sharing service has put together a team lead by designer and Architecture for Humanity co-founder  Cameron Sinclair . Sinclair heads architecture firm Small Works , which focuses on building for communities in need, making him the perfect fit for Airbnb’s temporary housing project. Sinclair has been working with Airbnb over the past year on various pilot projects, with the official project launching this summer. The ultimate goal is for one million Airbnb users to register as “hosts for good,” signaling that they will provide housing for people impacted by natural disasters or otherwise displaced. Related: INTERVIEW: We Talk with Architecture for Humanity Founder Cameron Sinclair Airbnb announced its ambition to host displaced people during this year’s Super Bowl with a commercial tagged #weaccept. In addition to working on the commercial, Sinclair also worked on Airbnb’s Yoshino Cedar House . via Dezeen images via Flickr ( 1 , 2 )

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Architecture for Humanity re-launches as Open Architecture Collaborative

March 10, 2016 by  
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The nonprofit world was hit hard in January 2015, when Architecture for Humanity , a design firm dedicated to bringing professional design and construction services to regions in crisis, abruptly shuttered its doors and declared bankruptcy. (For more details on the closure, read our article on what went wrong here .) But today, the organization may be seeing signs of new life, in a slightly different form. Thirty of the international chapters once affiliated with the nonprofit have launched a new organization of volunteer designers and architects called the Open Architecture Collaborative . Read the rest of Architecture for Humanity re-launches as Open Architecture Collaborative

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Despite financial collapse, Architecture for Humanity volunteer chapters wish to continue

January 23, 2015 by  
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On January 1, Architecture for Humanity (AFH) quietly closed its doors in a move that took the design world and AFH’s own global network of over 20,000 volunteers by surprise. Problems appeared to have been brewing for months and many of those in contact with headquarters could tell all was not well – but staff in international field offices and 59 volunteer chapters were left largely in the dark. But as the dust begins to settle, leaders of many of AFH’s volunteer chapters have come forward eager to continue the organization’s mission. Read the rest of Despite financial collapse, Architecture for Humanity volunteer chapters wish to continue Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: afh , Architecture for Humanity , architecture for humanity closing , cameron sinclair , closed , haiti , Hurricane Sandy , Kate Stohr , new jersey , volunteer design , what’s next

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Habitat for Humanity now focusing on renovating rather than building from scratch

January 2, 2015 by  
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Known for building new homes for families in need, Habitat for Humanity has been forced to switch gears as land prices soar throughout the United States. Rather than building homes from scratch , the charitable organizing has changed their focus and is now renovating existing homes for large scale adaptive reuse projects . In order to stick to their plan to provide affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity has rolled with the punches, buying up foreclosed homes in order to house their clients comfortably. Read the rest of Habitat for Humanity now focusing on renovating rather than building from scratch Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adaptive reuse , affordable housing , eco design , foreclose homes , foreclosed homes , foreclosed houses , green design , habitat for humanity , home renovations , house renovations , land cost , land prices , real estate , renovations , sustainable design , volunteer

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Brad Pitt’s Make It Right to Build 20 LEED Platinum Homes for Sioux and Assiniboine Tribes in Montana

June 20, 2014 by  
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The Make It Right nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt is partnering with the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of Fort Peck, Montana, to build sustainable homes, buildings and communities on their reservation. In addition to 20 LEED Platinum certified homes , the project will develop a sustainable master plan for the entire reservation, which covers thousands of acres and is home to more than 6,000 Native Americans. Read the rest of Brad Pitt’s Make It Right to Build 20 LEED Platinum Homes for Sioux and Assiniboine Tribes in Montana Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: affordable housing , Architecture , Architecture for Humanity , Assinboine , Brad Pitt , community housing , Fort Peck Indian Reservation , Graft , LEED Platinum certified home , living homes , Make it Right , Method Homes , montana , native americans , Sioux , Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative

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