SLA unveils year-round ski slope to cap Copenhagens massive trash incinerator

January 4, 2018 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on SLA unveils year-round ski slope to cap Copenhagens massive trash incinerator

Architecture firm SLA has unveiled final designs for the much-anticipated park and ski slope that will top the currently operational Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant in Copenhagen, Denmark. BIG , which masterplanned the incredible project, is also behind some of the ski slope designs. The all-weather green roof will be open throughout the year with a variety of programming from hiking trails and climbing walls to ski slopes and viewing platform for taking in the city skyline. The 170,000-square-foot park is essentially a massive green roof , a plant-covered building system that SLA has won numerous accolades for, including the 2017 Scandinavian Green Roof Award for Copenhagen’s Mærsk Tower and SUND Nature Park. Challenges for the Amager Bakke’s multipurpose green roof include steep slopes, safety concerns, and the facility’s byproduct heat that can reach as high as 140 degrees Fahrenheit in certain areas. “The project to create an attractive and green activity rooftop park on top of Amager Bakke has been very challenging,” said SLA partner Rasmus Astrup, according to ArchDaily . “Not only because of the extreme natural – and unnatural – conditions of the site and the rooftop itself, which put severe stress on plants, trees and landscape . But also because we’ve had to ensure that the rooftop’s many activities are realized in an accessible, intuitive and inviting manner. The goal is to ensure that Amager Bakke will become an eventful recreational public space with a strong aesthetic and sensuous city nature that gives value for all Copenhageners – all year round.” Related: Denmark fires up its Copenhill power plant, with ski slopes set to open next year The rooftop park is designed to become a lush environment welcoming to a great diversity of flora and fauna. Visitors will also be able to help seed the park with seed bombs . Construction has broken ground on the Amager Bakke Rooftop Park, which is slated for completion in September 2018. + SLA Via ArchDaily Images via SLA , except where noted

See the original post here:
SLA unveils year-round ski slope to cap Copenhagens massive trash incinerator

Seedballs: Marble-Sized Balls Packed with Wildflower Seeds for Guerilla Gardening

March 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Seedballs: Marble-Sized Balls Packed with Wildflower Seeds for Guerilla Gardening

In 2010, a group of sustainability academics launched a global eco-social enterprise called  MAYA  to make sure their research would have real world impact. Now, the team has come up with a new way to raise funds for their sustainability initiatives whilst increasing UK wildflowers: Seedball . Each marble-sized Seedball is a mini-ecosystem in itself, where wildflower seeds are mixed with clay, peat-free compost and a smidgen of chili powder. When sufficient rain permeates, the seeds inside germinate — helped along by the nutrients and minerals contained within the ball — and the chili acts as a pest deterrent so the ball can degrade and the seeds can sprout. Each ball is approximately 1cm in diameter, making them easy to scatter. + MAYA + Seedball 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: guerilla gardening , seed balls , seed bombs , seedballs , wildflower seedballs

View original here:
Seedballs: Marble-Sized Balls Packed with Wildflower Seeds for Guerilla Gardening

Vahge Transforms Magazines into Gorgeous Victorian-Inspired Collages

March 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green, Recycle

Comments Off on Vahge Transforms Magazines into Gorgeous Victorian-Inspired Collages

Read the rest of Vahge Transforms Magazines into Gorgeous Victorian-Inspired Collages Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: collage art , eco design , eco-art , green design , magazine , recycle art , sustainable design , Vahge , Victorian art

Read the original post:
Vahge Transforms Magazines into Gorgeous Victorian-Inspired Collages

9 Green Valentine Gifts For Earth-Loving Sweethearts

February 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green, Recycle

Comments Off on 9 Green Valentine Gifts For Earth-Loving Sweethearts

Read the rest of 9 Green Valentine Gifts For Earth-Loving Sweethearts Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adopt a giraffe , beeswax candles , eco jewelry , eco presents , eco-gifts , endangered species , Fair Trade , fair trade chocolate , green gifts for earth-loving sweethearts , green plush toys , green valentine’s presents , hand in hand soap , heart of glass jewelry , novica , organic wine , rainbow seed bombs , recycled jewels , seed bombs , sustainable gifts valentine’s fay , twig terrarium , valentine art , valentine sculpture , valentine’s day , valentine’s gifts , WWD

Read the rest here:
9 Green Valentine Gifts For Earth-Loving Sweethearts

Sea Urchins’ Nickel Nanoparticles Could Hold the Key to Carbon Capture

February 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Sea Urchins’ Nickel Nanoparticles Could Hold the Key to Carbon Capture

Photo via Shutterstock Scientists at Newcastle University have discovered a way of capturing carbon dioxide inspired by the technique sea urchins use to grow their shell. The creatures absorb carbon dioxide and combine it with the high concentrations of nickel in their exoskeletons to create calcium carbonate. The research reveals a potential model for an an alternative, more effective carbon capture and storage system than currently used methods. Read the rest of Sea Urchins’ Nickel Nanoparticles Could Hold the Key to Carbon Capture Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biomimicry , carbon capture and storage systems , carbon emissions , carbon into chalk , environmental destruction , green research , green technology , nanotechnology , Newcastle University study , nickel nano-particles , scientific studies , sea urchin carbon capture

Read the original here:
Sea Urchins’ Nickel Nanoparticles Could Hold the Key to Carbon Capture

6 Super Easy Gardening Projects To Do This Weekend

April 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on 6 Super Easy Gardening Projects To Do This Weekend

Read the rest of 6 Super Easy Gardening Projects To Do This Weekend Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “living wall” , DIY , DIY garden , diy gardening , diy projects , fire escape garden , garden project , Gardening , gardening projects , green design , green project , guerrilla gardening , indoor gardens , seed bombs , terrarium , top 6 gardening , urban gardening , vertical garden , weekend project

Read the original here: 
6 Super Easy Gardening Projects To Do This Weekend

Kabloom Seedbom is a Grenade that Makes Flowers, Not War

August 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Eco, Green, Recycle

Comments Off on Kabloom Seedbom is a Grenade that Makes Flowers, Not War

Looking for a green gift that will really blow the recipient away? These Kabloom Seedboms are just the thing. Made up of an explosive mix of organic compost and flower seeds packed in a recycled paper shell, these “ grenades ” do more growing than blowing up.

Here is the original:
Kabloom Seedbom is a Grenade that Makes Flowers, Not War

Bad Behavior has blocked 877 access attempts in the last 7 days.