Leger Wanaselja’s McGee House is Made From Over 100 Salvaged Car Roofs

February 8, 2012 by  
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Recent data suggests that we send more than 14 million cars to the scrap yard each year, so it’s refreshing to see some of those abandoned automobiles put to good use in sustainable, eco-friendly style. Leger Wanaselja Architecture’s fabulously ambitious McGee House does just that. The curvaceous upper walls of the 2 bedroom home are fashioned from over 100 salvaged car roofs, while the roofs of the home are constructed from sawn apart gray-colored cars. The bright and airy awning you see? It’s made entirely from the side windows of Dodge Caravans, once “America’s best-selling minivan,” now prevalent in scrap heaps. Read the rest of Leger Wanaselja’s McGee House is Made From Over 100 Salvaged Car Roofs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , “solar energy” , “sustainable architecture” , Eco Architecture , eco design , green architecture , Green Building , green design , Leger Wanaselja Architecture , low toxicity , McGee House , poplar wood , Recycled Materials , salvaged cars , salvaged wood , scrap cars , sustainable design

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Colors Tokyo’s Earth Blocks are an Eco-friendly LEGO Alternative

February 8, 2012 by  
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LEGO blocks are one of the most enduringly popular toys around. With endless possibilities for reinvention, they challenge minds and cultivate creativity. But as much as we love these colorful little blocks, we have to say that it wouldn’t hurt if they were also a little more eco-friendly. But here comes a sustainable take on the classic block from Japanese firm Colors Tokyo . Fashioned from environmentally friendly materials, the company’s Earth Blocks are an exciting prospect for educating kids on green building. Read the rest of Colors Tokyo’s Earth Blocks are an Eco-friendly LEGO Alternative Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cedar Tree , coffee beans , eco friendly legos , eco friendly toys , eco lego blocks , eco toys , eco-friendly , green design , green tea , green toys , lego , lego blocks , legos made from natural materials , sustainable legos , toys

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Study Shows Commercial Shipping Noise Causes Physical Stress to Whales

February 8, 2012 by  
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Global commercial shipping is a crucial part the world’s transportation infrastructure – ships carry everything from high-tech electronic machinery to basic foodstuffs. Unfortunately, commercial shipping also accounts for more than  3 percent of all annual global emissions . According to a new report released today, global shipping also has another unseen effect – it alters the behaviour of the world’s whale population and affects them physically. A team from the New England Aquarium found that during the reduction in shipping traffic after 9/11 , sound pollution also dropped – and for the first time they were able to study the effect of shipping noise on cetaceans. Read the rest of Study Shows Commercial Shipping Noise Causes Physical Stress to Whales Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 9/11 whales , commercial shipping emissions , commercial shipping whale effects , commercial shipping whale stress , New England Aquarium whale stress , whale hormones stress , whale stress shipping

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Walmart Announces Healthy Food Label and Effort to Reduce Sodium, Fat and Sugar Intake

February 8, 2012 by  
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When the world’s largest retailer says it is doing something to make people healthier, we listen. Walmart announced this week that they are reducing fat, sugar and sodium in their private-label foods, and will start marketing other healthy food items in April with their new “Great for You” icon. Walmart is already the largest seller of organic produce in the United States , and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the big blue retailers green initiatives. Though they aren’t all green, they are doing a lot to bring affordable, healthy food and eco-education to the masses and for that we say, bravo. Read the rest of Walmart Announces Healthy Food Label and Effort to Reduce Sodium, Fat and Sugar Intake Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biggest green retailer , environmental efforts , food label , great for you , green retailer , healthy food , healthy food label , largest green retailer , largest organic produce retailer , Michelle Obama , obama healthy food initiative , obesity epidemic , organic food , sustainability efforts , walmart , walmart green , walmart healthy food initiative , walmart healthy food label , walmart organic

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Shed Is Constructed Entirely Out Of Recycled Car Parts

August 30, 2010 by  
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Karl Wanaselja of Leger Wanaselja Architecture has built this shed out of what looks like a pile of car panels and windshields.

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