Meet An Inspiring Teen Who Survived Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza Collapse

March 2, 2014 by  
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At age 18, most American kids are looking forward to college or scouting out summer job opportunities. Few have seen the human rights violations and traumatic loss of life that haunt Reba Sikder on a daily basis. You see, the teen was one of hundreds caught in the horrific Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh. She has recurring nightmares and clear signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from the two days and two nights she spent trapped in the rubble of  Rana Plaza . Despite all of these tragedies, Sikder has refused to remain silent or feel sorry for herself. Instead, she’s speaking out about workers’ rights, and fighting to ensure a safer future for young Bangladeshis. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bangladesh factory collapse , Bangladesh Rana Plaza , ecouterre , fashion industry , human rights , Rana Plaza disaster , Rana Plaza survivor , Reba Sikder        

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West Coast Green 2010 Kicks off September 30th!

September 3, 2010 by  
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Join Inhabitat at West Coast Green this month! Heads up Bay Area architects, designers, and green builders! West Coast Green 2010 will be taking San Francisco by storm this September with another incredible event that explores green innovation in the built environment. We’re looking forward to an exciting lineup of offerings including talks by William McDonough and Michelle Kaufmann , an incredible exhibition of innovative green products, and of course, the unveiling of this year’s sustainable showhouse . The event takes place from September 30th to October 2nd and tickets are currently available, so check out this year’s schedule and register today – Inhabitat readers get a 30% discount !! REGISTER FOR WEST COAST GREEN > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “announcement” , “sustainable architecture” , Green Building , green design , San Francisco , sustainable design , west coast green , west coast green 2010

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Frigidaire vs. Method et al in the Epic Battle for Clean Dishes

February 5, 2010 by  
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The Culprit: Frigidaire Ultra-Quiet (but louder than my old Bosch) III The Contenders: A selection of readily-available eco dishwasher detergents Having just moved into a lovely apartment with a brand new high-efficiency, low-water use dishwasher built in, I was really looking forward to just loading it up and letting it sit for 3 days until full, like I always do. This dishwasher is being compared against three others

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Ecogear Praises Recycled and Nixes Bamboo

February 4, 2010 by  
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Ecogear apparels are made from 100% recycled material. The company was founded early 2008 by Robert Hii, who is a 25-year fashion veteran with a passion to create clothing with only slight impacts on our planet. Robert says it took more than a year to complete their ecowear collections as the most eco-friendly clothing in existence

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EcoChic Geneva Celebrates the International Year of Biodiversity in Fashion

January 1, 2010 by  
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Reem SS/AW10, Fin Oslo SS10 Collection (left to right alternating). Credit: Reem , Fin Oslo The UN has declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity, and–though 2009 has just drawn to a close–we are looking forward to EcoChic Geneva on January 20-21, 2009 at the Palais des Nations, the UN headquarters in Geneva

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