Sculptor George Sabra Transforms Discarded Cardboard into Figures for Environmental Change

October 25, 2013 by  
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The great philosopher Macklemore said it best in his hit song “Thrift Store” that one man’s trash is another man’s come up. This statement rings particularly true for artist and sculptor George Sabra , whose 20-year career has been influenced by the very materials people throw away. We caught up with the artist at this year’s SXSW ECO conference as he ferociously hacked away at sheets of cardboard and pieced them together to create an art sculpture right before our very eyes. Click through to learn more about the man behind the trash. Read the rest of Sculptor George Sabra Transforms Discarded Cardboard into Figures for Environmental Change Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: artist George sabra , Austin art , cardboard art , cardboard figures , George sabra , Local art , macklemore , paper art , recycled art , social responsibility , sxsw eco , sxsweco , trash art        

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Sherwood House: BOX Living Renovates Old New Zealand Cottage Into Modern Family Home

October 25, 2013 by  
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Volvo is Developing a Wireless Inductive Charging Pad for Electric Vehicles

October 25, 2013 by  
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Swedish automaker Volvo just announced that it’s working on a wireless inductive charger for electric vehicles . The charging pad is able to wireless charge any EV that parks above it using an electromagnetic field , and so far tests have yielded promising results. Read the rest of Volvo is Developing a Wireless Inductive Charging Pad for Electric Vehicles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cordless charging , electric vehicles , electromagnetic field , inductive charging , siemens , volvo , Volvo electric vehicles        

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On Martin Luther, Steve Jobs & Ecologizing Capitalism

October 10, 2011 by  
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Image: Library of Congress via Wikipedia : “The room in Wartburg where Luther translated the New Testament into German.” At a time when the Tea Party, Occupy Movement and climate scientists and environmentalists are voicing impassioned, alarmed and radical ideas that point to the need for major changes to the current systems of power, I can’t help but think of another man with radical ideas and how he sparked a movement. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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How Steve Jobs Used Design to Change the World

October 10, 2011 by  
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Image: Steve Jobs portrait by Foundry – Mint Digital Environmentalists may be tempted to write off Steve Jobs as just another corporate titan that ushered in a wave of unnecessary consumption. To do so without recognizing the positive contributions Jobs made to our culture would miss what may be some of the most important lessons we can learn in the environmental movement. What Steve Jobs did for design will ripple throughout the world of technology for the next decade or longer, just as it has for the last two…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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SXSW Eco: Interview with Kelly Rigg of TckTckTck

October 6, 2011 by  
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We caught up with Kelly Rigg, the Executive Director of The Global Campaign for Climate Action, here at South-By to talk about the many reasons we need to adopt an International Climate Agreement . Are you listening, America? Get more info on Kelly, the GCCA and the almost 300 orga… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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SXSW Eco: Interview with Scott Wilcox, SXSW’s CTO

October 6, 2011 by  
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Want to know why SXSW Eco doesn’t run with South-By’s other verticals like Music, Interactive and Film? So did we. I sat down with Scott Wilcox, SXSW’s CTO, to find out. We also discussed the kind of change the event has seen, and created, since its inception back in 1987. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Top Tweets from SXSW Eco, Day 2

October 6, 2011 by  
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It’s safe to say that today, #SXSWEco was definitely trending on Twitter. Every minute was followed by 8,465,372 new tweets about the eco-friendly conference (at least it felt that way). Here are some of the best ones. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Poison Oak to Guard Ancient Indian Burial Grounds

October 6, 2011 by  
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Photo: Franco Folini / cc For thousands of years, the Curse of the pharaohs guarded the gilded tombs of Egypt from grave-robbers — but a trip to the British Museum proves that that didn’t go over too well. So, with hocus-pocus clearly off the table, authorities charged with protecting an ancient indian burial grounds in California turned to something they hope will be even more effective at keeping away would-be looters: poison oak…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Steve Jobs: 1955 – 2011

October 6, 2011 by  
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Photo: Wikipedia , CC The board of Apple has announced that Steve Jobs has died today . You were the best at what you did, Steve. Thank you for making a dent in the universe. Our most sincere condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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