Harnessing the wind to help a sovereign culture thrive

October 31, 2018 by  
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An unprecedented partnership uniting six tribes of the Sioux Nation is poised to leverage one of the country’s strongest wind resources across North and South Dakota, accelerating the shift to clean energy, breaking decades of generational poverty, and creating a long-term path to self-sufficiency for the Cheyenne River, Flandreau Santee, Oglala, Rosebud, Standing Rock and Yankton Sioux Tribes.

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Creating the workplace of the future

October 31, 2018 by  
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How Google and WeWork are creating spaces that enable workers to thrive – varied approaches and solutions, lessons learned and their visions for the future of work.

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American veterans arrive at Standing Rock to defend Dakota Access Pipeline protesters

December 2, 2016 by  
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United States veterans are mobilizing to protect water protectors at the Dakota Access Pipeline . The first veterans rolled in this week, and over 2,000 more who are part of the group Veterans for Standing Rock aim to arrive this weekend. They plan to gather peacefully, unarmed, according to their GoFundMe , to defend activists from what they describe as militarized law enforcement. Army veteran Wesley Clark and Marine Corps veteran Michael A. Wood, Jr. organized the group Veterans for Standing Rock. They have raised over $850,000 on GoFundMe to help pay for travel expenses. Navy veteran Matthew Crane told Reuters he purchased a one-way ticket to North Dakota, and hopes the protesters and veterans can “shut this down before Christmas.” He also said the veterans were “standing on the shoulders of Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi.” Related: 8 ways to help the water protectors at the Standing Rock Reservation Some veterans condemned the group, saying protests had not been wholly peaceful. President Russ Stabler of the North Dakota Veterans Coordinating Council said joining the protest would mar veteran’s reputations. Meanwhile President-elect Donald Trump said this week he supports finishing the Dakota Access Pipeline. His transition team said in a statement, “We respect all Americans’ first amendment right to peacefully protest, and we hope that local and federal officials continue to give support to local law enforcement so they are able to continue to protect these protesters.” We’re not sure if by “protect” they actually mean “spray protesters with rubber bullets, tear gas, and freezing water.” Thousands of pipeline protesters now face snow and sub-zero temperatures. Items currently on the Sacred Stone Camp’s Amazon wishlist include propane, a snow plow, and a solar generator. Veterans for Standing Rock is still shy of their $1 million goal on GoFundMe; you can donate here . You can also donate money to the official Sacred Stone Camp GoFundMe here . Via Reuters Images via Sacred Stone Camp Facebook and Standing Rock Rising Facebook

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Old Dutch farmhouse gets a modern makeover with locally-sourced materials

December 2, 2016 by  
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Architect Jeanne Dekkers converted this brick farmhouse in the Dutch village of Banholt into a beautiful family house and studio. The team renovated the existing building with spruce-clad extensions that line the edges of an inner courtyard, resulting in a bright and airy space with a gentle environmental footprint. The farmhouse is located on the outskirts of an agricultural region in the Netherlands . The architects converted a former shed into a studio space and connected it to the new carport, creating a layout that resembles that of traditional farmhouses of the region. The additions are separated from the existing brick structures thanks to horizontal timber cladding. The old horse stable was transformed into a light and modern living space with an office. Two large openings made of Iroko wood frame the landscape and let the light inside. A stainless steel core containing the kitchen, bathroom and toilet occupies the central area of the building. Two round staircases clad in wood connect the ground floor with the second floor. Related: Historic Belgian farmhouse renovated into a modern solar-powered home The team collaborated with local artisans through the project, prioritizing local materials and local building techniques. They also reused some of the original materials, including old steel ledgers, roof tiles and bricks. + Jeanne Dekkers Architecture Via Dezeen Photos by Holly Marder

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Reshtki turns unwanted “trash” into comfortable and stylish urban furniture

October 21, 2015 by  
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Where some may only see trash, Reshtki sees opportunity. Founded by Sara Podwysocka and Maria Ostrowska, the Polish design studio specializes in breathing new life into found materials . In their latest project, Reshtki old traction poles, leftover wood, and PCV pipe into new benches and tables. The comfortable and stylish urban furniture was created for a neighborhood park in Gda?sk. + Reshtki 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!

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Standing Desks Help Kids Lose Weight at School, Improve Attention Spans

September 29, 2014 by  
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It’s widely known that sitting is bad for your health , but a new study of elementary school students reveals that standing desks can actually reduce obesity in children while improving their attention spans. Texas A&M associate professor Mark Benden tested out the theory by introducing “stand-biased” desks into the classrooms of 480 elementary school students in the College Station Independent School District. Each student donned a sensor on their arm to record their “step count” and “calorie expenditure” over a period of five school days. The results? Giving kids more standing time during class time helped them burn more calories – up to 15 percent more than traditional desks – and also seemed to improve their attentiveness. Read the rest of Standing Desks Help Kids Lose Weight at School, Improve Attention Spans Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: attention , Desk , education , exercise , lose , movement , obesity , span , stand2learn , standing , weight

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This Recyclable Cardboard Standing Desk Costs Just $65

March 18, 2014 by  
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Instead of paying upwards of $500 for a standing desk, it might be time to consider a more affordable, and eco-friendly version that costs just $65. The Cardboard Standing Desk from  Chairigami  doesn’t require any fasteners or glue to assemble, and can handle up to 300 pounds of equipment. It’s the perfect way to test the waters in a home office, growing business, or co-working space— without having to break the bank. Read the rest of This Recyclable Cardboard Standing Desk Costs Just $65 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: affordable standing desk , Cardboard Standing Desk , chairigami , customizable furniture , origami furniture , recyclable furniture , Zach Rotholz        

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Plunk Desk: A Lightweight, Foldable Standing Desk Perfect for Working on Your Feet

February 6, 2014 by  
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Studies show that standing desks can confer a lot of health benefits , but the models currently on the market tend to be large and heavy – not the best for workers who need to move around a lot and stay fleet on their feet. Enter the Plunk Desk – a lightweight and adjustable standing desk that can be folded up for easy transportation. The elegant desk weighs in at just 7 pounds, and each one is handmade in Los Angeles. Read the rest of Plunk Desk: A Lightweight, Foldable Standing Desk Perfect for Working on Your Feet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green design , handmade furniture , lightweight desk , mobile desks , plunk desk , portable desks , standing desk , sustainable design        

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At IIDEX Neocon: The CP Workspace Standing Convertible Desk

September 22, 2011 by  
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Image credit Lloyd Alter IIDEX Neocon is Canada’s big trade-only contract furniture show, where one usually finds the best new office furniture and design. The economy is clearly taking its toll, the show seemed to be a lot smaller than it used to be. However there was a lot of office design innovation to be found, particularly if you are following the standing desk trend. The German company C+P Möbelsysteme, new to these shores, presented one of the nicest I have ever seen. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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More on The Benefits of Standing Desks (And How To Build One On The Cheap)

April 26, 2011 by  
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Image Credit Marco Ament , Creative Commons CalorieLab shows us the best standing desk ever, Marco Ament’s version made out of Coke cans. While they warn that standing too much can cause varicose veins, author Marissa Brassfield concludes that “Medical research supports the health benefits of using standing desks rather than traditional desks.” … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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