Mayor born in Syria converts abandoned Greek resort into a sanctuary for refugees

June 14, 2016 by  
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Now LM Village’s 38 bungalows are filled with two families each. About 320 refugees are staying there as they wait to find more permanent homes. The Greek Defence Ministry worked to make the resort habitable again. They renovated rundown buildings and outfitted the area with electricity and drinking water. The refugees have helped clean up the resort and maintain it. They dwell in brightly painted two story apartment homes, have a place to cook traditional food, and can spend time at the beach. Related: Temporary (SLICE) Refugee Hospitality Center is carved into a coastal cliff in Greece Morad is the first naturalized Greek citizen born in Syria to be elected in Greece. He at first sent clothing donations to the refugee camp at Idomeni, but felt it wasn’t enough and organized the approval and re-opening of LM Village. Now lawyers visit LM Village to provide free consultations. The new inhabitants of the resort wait for opportunities to interview with the Greek Asylum Service so they can find more permanent homes. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that ” more than a dozen ” have already moved out of LM Village, headed for new homes in Portugal. While the refugees wait for housing, they have access to a school and library set up by the Red Cross, as well as donated food. UNHCR said that they are setting up a “prayer space” for Ramadan and a “food distribution system.” Former restaurant owner Tarek Al-Felou lives in a bungalow with his wife Kindra, two children, and another family. They fled their home near Damascus and are now living in LM Village. Tarek told UNHCR, “In this place we try to forget we are refugees. We can pretend we’re on holiday.” Kindra told UNHCR, “Here, of course, is better than the other camps…Still, this is temporary. We are still looking for stability.” Via UNHCR Images courtesy of UNHCR/Achilleas Zavallis

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The 18th Maggie’s Centre is a Tranquil Prefab ‘Treehouse’ for Cancer Patients

November 26, 2014 by  
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Roaming Charlie Cart Brings Healthy Cooking Lessons to Classrooms

November 26, 2014 by  
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Teaching children about nutrition and eating well may be a logistical nightmare for some schools, but with a new concept called The Charlie Cart it doesn’t have to be. Inspired by the chuck wagons of American pioneers, the roaming cart is a fully-stocked mobile kitchen packed with enough equipment , lessons and training materials to get kids cooking in the classroom. Read the rest of Roaming Charlie Cart Brings Healthy Cooking Lessons to Classrooms Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Carolyn Federman , cooking and nutrition programs , Edible Schoolyard Project , food education , healthy education , kitchen classroom , mobile kitchen , mobile kitchen kickstarter , The Charlie Cart Project

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Grow Fresh Herbs in Style with the Ecofarm Aquaponics Starter Kit

November 26, 2014 by  
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Growing fresh herbs at home is a popular way to bring greenery indoors, but what if you could turn that spot of gardening into an educational activity for the family? Enter the Ecofarm , an aquaponics starter kit that combines a pet fish tank and grow bed into a single stylish and space-saving design. The Ecofarm works by pumping ammonia rich fish waste into the grow bed, where it is absorbed by the hydroponic plants. Designed by Dutch company Ecobird , the Ecofarm set is currently available for pre-order on Kickstarter . + Ecofarm Kickstarter 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: aquaponics , aquaponics starter kit , ecobird , Ecofarm , herbs , kickstarter , organic herbs , reader submitted content , space-saving design

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Tinywood Homes Come with Their Own Hot Tubs in the UK

November 26, 2014 by  
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Mysterious 1960?s Avoriaz Ski Resort is Straight Out of a Fantasy Film Noir

March 12, 2014 by  
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Minimalist Morpho Eco-Retreat Soars Above the Clouds in Costa Rica

August 15, 2013 by  
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MGM Resorts raises stakes with giant Vegas solar system

July 10, 2013 by  
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NRG Energy announces plans to build 6.2 MW solar system on the roof of the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center.  

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7th Continent: Floating Kinetic Islands Help Clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

March 14, 2013 by  
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Due to our addiction to plastics, the human race has created the Great Pacific Garbage Patch , a massive accumulation of trash dominated by synthetic, non-biodegradable objects. Turning a blight into an advantage, architects Park Sung-Hee and Na Hye Yeon from South Korea have designed the 7th Continent: Kinetic Islands which are structures that use rubbish as construction elements for a floating city . Read the rest of 7th Continent: Floating Kinetic Islands Help Clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “eVolo” , 7th continent , debris , evolo skyscraper competition , farm , FLOAT , garbage , grasslands , great pacific garbage patch , honorable mention , kinetic islands , mangrove , na hye yeon , pacific ocean , park sung-hee , plastic , Resort , south korea

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Vo Trong Nghia’s Gorgeous Dai Lai Resort is Made From Local Stone And Bamboo

February 8, 2013 by  
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