SGS invites you to attend the 45-minute complimentary webinar “ISO 20121 – After the Olympics – Where Next for Global Events” on 16 October 2012.
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SGS New Webinar: "ISO 20121 – After The Olympics – Where Next For Global Events"
Read the rest of London’s Movement Café is a Pop-Up Eatery Made From Recycled Shipping Containers by Greenwich Park Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , Cargotecture , container cafe , eco design , green architecture , Green Building , green design , greenwich , Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency , Lemn Sissay , London , London Olympics , Morag Myerscough , mvmnt cafe , olympics , pop up cafe , pop up restaurant , shipping container cafe , shipping containers , studio Myerscough , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , temporary cafe , the movement cafe
When is a toy more than a toy? When it helps bring a community together through the joyful process of making low-impact art that beautifies a public space, of course. BLOOM , an urban toy made from recycled plastic, achieves this perfect synthesis with quiet simplicity. Equal parts recycling project, distributed social game, and collective “gardening” experience, BLOOM encourages citizens to take an active role in creating original art. Read the rest of BLOOM Encourages Crowds to Come Together and Make Intricate Art In Public Spaces Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , BLOOM , community art , crowdsourcing , olympics , public spaces , Recycled Plastic , UK
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The opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games had many highlights, culminating in the lighting of the Thomas Heatherwick-designed Olympic Cauldron . A major aim of the Olympic committee has been to make the London Games as green as possible , but the iconic copper cauldron—beautiful as it may be—is fueled by a steady stream of natural gas. Read the rest of How Green Is The Thomas Heatherwick-Designed 2012 Olympic Cauldron? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Green Olympics , london 2012 , london 2012 olympic games , London Olympic Cauldron , natural gas , Olympic Cauldron , thomas heatherwick , Thomas Heatherwick Olympic Cauldron
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How Green Is The Thomas Heatherwick-Designed 2012 Olympic Cauldron?
The constant need to fuel your car and the emissions that doing so releases into the air can be incredibly frustrating for motorists, and more so, those that are eco-conscious. With the focus slowly shifting towards zero emission cars , there is hope on the horizon for those of us sinking significant portions of our paychecks and social conscience straight into the gas tank. The truth is, however, not every one can afford to buy a new fuel-efficient automobile , and if we can, the payout or reimbursement certainly isn’t immediate. For the time being, there is one prime option that those of us looking to help our wallet and the environment can take. That option is a three-letter acronym that most of us use, not in terms of less fuel usage, but for getting somewhere on the fastest way possible. Although it might not be via the fastest route, as it turns out, your GPS may just help you use less gas in your travels. Read the rest of Atlas Chugged: How GPS Tracking and Mapping Can Help You Save Tons of Money in Gas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: fuel efficiency , fuel efficient driving , fuel management , fuel management systems , gas saving tips , gps , GPS Tracking , Grady Winston , lower emissions , reduce emissions , save gas , using gps to save gas , ways to save gas
With hundreds of thousands of spectators eating and drinking at the London Olympics every day, the organizers have a plan to keep all that waste out of landfills.
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London Olympics aims for a gold medal in waste recovery
American Apparel CEO Dov Charney apparently misread his email. The Los Angeles-based apparel company will not be making official Olympic team uniforms for Russia, but has instead been asked to create “Russian-themed merchandise” for the event. Charney had originally told the New York Post , “It’s not just for the uniforms—it’s also the merchandise.” Charney shook off the misunderstanding. The American Apparel error comes shortly after Ralph Lauren was exposed for making American team uniforms in China, prompting 59 members from the U.S. House of Representatives to push for the Team USA Made in America Act to ensure all further uniforms are made in the U.S. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: American Apparel , Dov Charney mistake , ecouterre , ecouterre inhabitat , Official Olympics Uniforms , Olympic Merchandise , Olympic Uniform Designs , olympics , Ralph Lauren Olympics , Russian Olympic Uniforms , Team USA Made in America Act
Members of Congress are not letting Ralph Lauren’s “made in China” Olympic uniform snafu go away quietly. In fact, having Team USA’s Olympic uniforms made in the US is one of the only thing Democrats and Republicans can agree on these days. This week, 59 members from the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to the U.S. Olympics Committee calling for future Team USA uniforms to be made in the United States. And on Monday, nine senators introduced the “Team U.S.A. Made in America Act of 2012,” which would prevent future uniforms from being made overseas. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2012 olympics , made in china , made in USA , olympic uniforms , olympics , politics , Ralph Lauren , Ralph Lauren Olympics , Team USA Olympic uniforms , US Congress , US Senate
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Legislation for Team USA Uniforms To Be Made in America Introduced in the Senate
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Photo from Wikimedia Commons With less than a week to go until the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony on July 27th, excitement is building. Hundreds of workers are putting the finishing touches on the massive project that is the 2012 Summer Olympics , but as preparations continue so too do the green aspirations of London 2012. Will the Games live up to the pledge made all the way back in 2005 to create the greenest games ever? The project is huge; a far cry from putting a conservatory up in your garden, so how is it possible to stay green when caring for the environment is rarely seen as the easy option? Read on for a look at exactly how green the London 2012 Olympics will be, starting with the three main stadia. These include the 80,000 capacity Olympic Stadium , the Velodrome and the Aquatics Centre (there are also five additional separate arenas – take a look at the full map of the Olympic Park to really get an idea of its scope). Read the rest of London 2012: The Greenest Olympic Games in History? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , 2012 London Olympics , 2012 olympics , green architecture , green design , green events , Green Olympics , green sports , london 2012 olympic games , London Olympics , olympics carbon footprint , sporting events , sustainable design , UK
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London 2012: The Greenest Olympic Games in History?
Located 90 miles away from Santiago, Chile, the city of Chimbarongo has managed economic growth since the beginning of the century thanks to its mimbre tradition. However, this craft is steadily disappearing as young people turn to work in the fields searching for better working conditions and higher wages. In hopes of saving the tradition, Studio Eggpicnic is giving mimbre a contemporary sculptural update with their Amalia seat. The new mimbre construction aims to bring the age-old material to modern times by using it to create unexpected organic forms that are fit for any home or occasion. Read the rest of Studio Eggpicnic’s Curvaceous Seat Amalia is Handmade Entirely From Mimbre Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , amalia seat , Botanical , Chile , Chimbarongo , curvaceous , green materials , mimbre , organic lines , Studio Eggpicnic , wicker