Atlanta unveils first ever soccer field inside a transit station

November 21, 2016 by  
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Unveiled by nonprofit Soccer in the Streets and Major League Soccer team Atlanta United Football Club , Station Soccer will offer a new opportunity for local kids to gather and play the popular sport. Atlanta United FC, which will start playing in 2017, provided money for Station Soccer through their new Atlanta United Foundation , which they launched to make soccer accessible to people from all demographics. Related: Beautiful solar-powered soccer facility stays naturally cool in Australia’s heat Soccer in the Streets mentors kids through soccer and classroom sessions. Their after-school programs have served around 240 kids so far. Their goal is to use soccer for social change, offering an alternative for kids who otherwise might turn to gangs or drugs. The new soccer field is centrally located, easy to reach from all of Atlanta’s metro lines. Five Points is Atlanta’s largest MARTA station and is the primary point of transfer for the east-west and north-south lines. The soccer field occupies a once underutilized space in the concrete urban station, adding beauty and functionality. Atlanta United President Darren Eales said the field’s location will allow children from diverse communities to play soccer together. Soccer in the Streets Executive Director Phil Hill said in a statement, “The field will allow our organization to expand through a totally new concept in urban soccer, designed specifically for kids who live in underserved neighborhoods.” Soccer in the Streets will offer year-round free youth programming and adult leagues at Station Soccer. + Soccer in the Streets + Atlanta United Foundation Images via Atlanta United Football Club and Soccer in the Streets ( 1 , 2 )

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Bernie Sanders inspires Dakota Access Pipeline protesters with White House speech

November 21, 2016 by  
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Two weeks after the Democratic Party suffered a devastating defeat, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is back in action – and he’s giving hope to those protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline . Standing in front of the White House, sanders addressed a group of supporters: “Today we are saying it is time for a new approach to the Native American people, not to run a pipeline through their land,” said the 74 year old democratic socialist. “And we are demanding that sovereign rights of the Native American people be honored and respected.” Last Tuesday, thousands of activists organized across the nation to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). A group of protesters gathered in front of the White House were joined by the former presidential candidate, who throughout his campaign had highlighted issues facing Native Americans and the importance of addressing climate change. Since April, members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their supporters have joined together in encampments that seek to block the construction of DAPL , which is set to run through tribal land and could pollute the water supply if constructed. This entrenched protest movement grew when the Army Corps of Engineers approved a “fast-track” construction permit despite concerns from those whose land would be affected. Tensions were further inflamed when construction crews cleared land that had been documented as a sacred, historic space. When protesters moved into this area, security officers unleashed attack dogs on the protesters , at least five of whom were injured. Related: Donald Trump has a yuge vested interest in the Dakota Access Pipeline Even as President Obama has acknowledged that he is monitoring the situation, the federal government is still moving forward with its original plan. The support of Senator Sanders, standing in front of the White House where he once hoped to live, added energy and public attention to the struggle for indigenous rights in the United States. Even if the route of the pipeline is changed, its construction still represents a loss in the fight against climate change . Everybody here understands that not only is climate change real, not only is it caused by human behavior, but it is already causing devastating problems in our country and all over this world,” said Senator Sanders. “It is totally insane, and future generations will look back on us now and say, ‘What in God’s name were you doing?’” Via Good Images via Gage Skidmore and Fibonacci Blue

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Former NHS executive demands investigation into artificial turf after son is diagnosed with cancer

February 29, 2016 by  
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A former top executive at British National Healthcare Service is calling for a ban on the artificial turf he believes caused his now-18 year old son to develop Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Nigel Maguire and his son, Lewis, have been raising awareness of the potential toxicity of the recycled rubber particles widely used in children’s fields and playgrounds – and people are beginning to listen. Read the rest of Former NHS executive demands investigation into artificial turf after son is diagnosed with cancer

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Kenya’s New Rainwater-Harvesting Soccer Field Can Store 1.5 Million Liters of Water!

August 11, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Kenya’s New Rainwater-Harvesting Soccer Field Can Store 1.5 Million Liters of Water! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Africa , education , football pitch , greenest school on earth , kenya , Kenyan Waterbank schools , PITCHAfrica , rainwater harvesting , rainwater tanks , Samuel Eto’o , sustainable public buildings , water issues , Waterbank , waterbank buildings , Zeitz Foundation

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A New Kickstarter Campaign Can Transform Any Bicycle into an Electric Bike

August 11, 2014 by  
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If you’ve ever wished that your regular bike were an electric one, you’re in luck: a Pittsburgh-based engineer named Micah Toll has created a kit that allows any bicycle to transform into a perky little E-bike , at a fraction of what electric bicycles cost. Each kit comes with a battery, controller, motor (contained in the hub of a bicycle wheel, which you swap in for one of your current ones), and throttle, all of which are super-easy to install and use. Once put together, your regular bike is now a clean, green moped that can take you wherever you need to go. You’ll still get all the exercise and health benefits of a regular bike—you can turn off the motor any time you like and pedal to your heart’s content—but when you need a bit of extra “oomph” to get over a hill, or pick up a bit of extra speed, you’re golden. The Kickstarter campaign is now underway, with shipping estimated to begin in December. + Barak Electric Bicycle 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:

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Comoco Architects Transforms a Portuguese Warehouse into a Sports Facility

October 29, 2012 by  
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Jay Watson Makes Pixelated Furniture from Recycled Corian Samples

October 29, 2012 by  
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Using recycled Corian samples from kitchen designers and sustainably sourced birch, Oxfordshire-based designer  Jay Watson  built this beautiful credenza. Corian is a popular material for kitchen countertops. Watson collected the Corian samples from kitchen designers and Corian® fabricators , proving that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. The colorful tiles create a pixelated pattern on the credenza, which features three drawers and a cupboard. 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! Read the rest of Jay Watson Makes Pixelated Furniture from Recycled Corian Samples Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Corian samples , dupont , Jay Watson , Jay Watson Credenza , Pixel furniture , pixelated credenza , recycled Corian , recycled corian credenza , Recycled Materials , repurposed corian tiles

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The Natural Wood and Moss Keybaord Brings A Natural Touch to Your Computer

October 29, 2012 by  
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Feeling that the aesthetic of modern technological objects were “cold and lifeless,” Robbie Tilton decided to warm things up a little by constructing a keyboard made from wood and moss. Instead of using the visually clean but texturally boring traditional materials of plastic, glass or metal, he instead chose to build the Natural Keyboard out of organic materials, giving some much needed life to our electronics. Read the rest of The Natural Wood and Moss Keybaord Brings A Natural Touch to Your Computer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple , CAD , keyboard , laser cutter , MoSS , natural keyboard , new york city , robbie tilton , Wood

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