Undulae turns cornstarch-based bioplastic into stylish lamps

March 21, 2016 by  
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Undulae is a series of table and pendant lamps made of cornstarch-based bioplastic tubes. The project explored various combinations of ingredients in order to understand the strength and behavior of bioplastic in its drying process. The end result was a mixture of cornstarch, water, vinegar, and glycerin, which was spread on a sheet of parchment paper, placed under a shape-forming pipe, then covered with another sheet to make a sandwiched unit. The unit was then held between two pipes on either side of its longitudinal edges. When the bioplastic was left to dry, it shrunk to create creases on the parchment paper which imprinted unique textures on the surface of the newly formed tubes. Read the rest of Undulae turns cornstarch-based bioplastic into stylish lamps

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COP21 could redefine green growth — if business steps up

September 2, 2015 by  
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Former United Nations climate chief Yvo de Boer says progressive companies must do more to help politicians understand the business landscape.

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Safe and sustainable chemicals: The case for action

April 8, 2013 by  
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The need for companies to understand the impacts of chemical use on society and business.

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How companies capitalize on convergence to speed sustainability

March 15, 2012 by  
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The value of convergence is not lost on sustainability professionals. How can they help others understand the concept and accelerate sustainability efforts? That's a key theme at VERGE DC.

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How Conservation Photography Is A Political Act

October 25, 2011 by  
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Mike Baird / CC BY 1.0 Conservation photography is just starting to find momentum. A combination of photography that is both art and activism, it is a special niche and one to which the environmental movement already owes a great deal. Sometimes we just have to see it to believe it, to understand the resonant beauty or shocking destruction and therefore move to act on the planet’s behalf. But, what really is conservation photography as separate from nature photography, wildlife photography or oth… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Occupy Wall Street’s Liberty Plaza Technically A "Bonus Plaza", Not Private Property

October 13, 2011 by  
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photo: Mat McDermott In case your wondering how a private company, Brookfield, can claim authority to kick out Occupy Wall Street from Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park) so that it can be cleaned, it’s important to understand the legal status of the space. Benjamin Shepard , an Assistant Pro… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Flying With Canopy in The Costa Rican Rainforest (Photos + Video)

October 11, 2011 by  
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Photos: Paula Alvarado. Although activities that mess with local ecosystems to let humans experience nature usually seem intrusive, looking at the canopy face to face while slowly traveling in an aerial tram in the Costa Rican rainforest is a fairly respectful experience that’s great to understand the richness and importance of this habitat…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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This Man Now Controls More Oil Than Anyone Else in the World

August 19, 2011 by  
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His name is Rafael Ramirez, and he’s the energy minister or Venezuela. You see, Venezuala recently discovered a new oil field, and now it officially controls more crude than any other nation in the world, including Saudi Arabia. Check out the report in the Guardian to understand the implications this has for the worldwide energy picture…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Nuclear Weapons Testing Concerns Halt 1 Gigawatt of Wind Power in UK

August 19, 2011 by  
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Time to time military objections to wind power projects seem to pop up, but here’s one with some seriously big impact: The Guardian reports that the UK Ministry of Defence is blocking plans for a total of 1 gigawatt of wind power in north-west England and south-west Scotland because the seismic noise from the wind turbines will prevent detection of nuclear weapons testing around the world. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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WBCSD Tool Helps Companies Assess Value of Ecosystem Services

April 11, 2011 by  
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The new Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV) helps companies understand the benefits of the ecosystem services their companies depend on.

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