How To Start A School Garden

August 29, 2016 by  
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I’m a first time dad. When I wasn’t working or tending to our family garden last year, I was helping out at my son’s grade school. A new grade was a big step for both of us, and I reached out to his teacher about ways I could help and participate….

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Toyssimi brings together children and designers to create dream toys for charity

July 30, 2015 by  
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The  Triennale Design Museum presents Toyssimi exhibition, an event that showcases the results of the collaboration between 100 children and 100 designers who designed their dream toys at special workshops at various children’s hospital wards. Organized by Scuola Tam Tam with the support of ilVespaio in Milan and other cities, every designer was asked to fill a suitcase with diverse materials, such as rope, wire, mastic, woodsticks, plastic plugs, waste, scraps, and then met a child and formed a creative pair. At the workshops, traditional roles disappeared: who is the teacher? Who is the pupil? Who is the designer? And who is the child?  During the creative process, designers gave free rein to the children’s creativity, unleashing imagination and generating unpredictable, amazing results. The 100 toys are now showcased at La Balena, an area designed by Blumerandfriends , with photos and videos telling the creative process behind the exhibition. The toys will be put up for auction and the proceeds will be given to Amani, a non-profit organisation that for 20 years has been helping children in Kenya and Zambia. + Tam Tam Toyssimi 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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High Schoolers Built a Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle for Just $1,500

November 3, 2014 by  
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The Endurance is a PiEV built by high schoolers for just $1,000, and was followed by a solar-powered version. In early 2013, engineering students at Rhode Island’s Tiverton High School were given an ambitious project by their teacher: build a fully-functional electric vehicle with virtually nothing by way of a budget. What they came up with is pretty extraordinary: first they created The Endurance , a $1000 single-person PiEV, followed by The Apotheosis, a $1500 solar-powered EV that achieves a phenomenal 1552 MPGe. Read the rest of High Schoolers Built a Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle for Just $1,500 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: edwin fernandes , electric car , electric vehicle , high school , maker car , plug-in EV , rhode island , solar ev , Solar Power , tiverton

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Scientist Develops Water-Resistant Solar Panel Coatings Inspired by Iridescent Butterfly Wings

October 19, 2012 by  
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Butterflies are beautiful, delicate marvels of nature. While their lovely appearance may be inspiring, there’s nothing a butterfly can teach us about renewable energy – or is there? An ambitious University of Pennsylvania professor named Shu Yang recently used holographic lithography to develop a material that mimics the iridescent and water-resistant qualities of butterfly wings . The project garnered enough attention that the teacher landed a grant to develop butterfly-inspired hydrophobic coatings for drier, cleaner and hence more efficient solar panels . Read the rest of Scientist Develops Water-Resistant Solar Panel Coatings Inspired by Iridescent Butterfly Wings Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Butterflies , butterfly wings , holographic lithography , Shu Yang , solar efficiency , solar panels , University of Pennsylvania

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Mark Oliver’s Litter Bugs are Intricate Insects Made from Trash and Found Objects

October 19, 2012 by  
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Los Angeles Green Festival 2012

October 16, 2012 by  
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GREEN FESTIVAL, THE NATION’S PREMIER SUSTAINABILITY EVENT, RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES, NOVEMBER 17& 18; HIP-HOP MOGUL RUSSELL SIMMONS AMONGST KEYNOTE SPEAKERS – The Second Year Brings Renowned Speakers, Celebrated Ashtanga Teacher Shiva Rea, and the Largest Green Holiday Marketplace

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