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SUPERFARM design envisions an urban vertical farm that is energy self-sufficient

by Lucy Wang from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Feb 20, 2019 01:04 AM
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French design practice Studio NAB has proposed a large-scale vertical farm as a sustainable solution to urban population growth in the face of dwindling arable land. Envisioned for urban centers, the conceptual vertical agriculture facility—dubbed the SUPERFARM—aims to produce high-yielding food with high nutrition values, including but not limited to various seaweeds, edible insects, and fish raised in aquaponic systems. To minimize the SUPERFARM’s impact on the environment, the designers...

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This human-powered bakery can provide bread for 150 summer campers a day

by Nicole Jewell from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Feb 20, 2019 01:04 AM
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Related: + Via Dezeen Human powered bakery

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6 places to find the best recycled building materials

by Perry Miller from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Feb 20, 2019 01:04 AM
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If construction is in your future - either with a new home build or a remodel - using recycled materials for the project is definitely the way to go. Not only is using recycled materials good for the environment, but it is often much cheaper. Sometimes, you can even find recycled materials for free! To help you with your upcoming construction project, here is a list of some of the best places to find recycled items and materials. Habitat for Humanity Restore Outlets that accept building...

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Topas ecolodge aims to be a model of sustainability

by Dawn Hammon from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Feb 20, 2019 01:04 AM
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From conception, the goal of the Topas Ecolodge in Vietnam has been to encapsulate sustainable practices at every turn. They also carry a heavy burden of social responsibility by focusing on providing local jobs and sourcing materials from the surrounding areas whenever possible. Nestled into a mountainous region in North Vietnam, they aim to assist the five local hill-tribes that remain largely untouched by the modern world. <!--more→ The vast majority of the 100 employees live in...

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Environmental activists to take legal action against US Steel for polluting

by Perry Miller from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Feb 20, 2019 01:04 AM
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Environmentalists are taking legal action against United States Steel Company (U.S. Steel) because of pollution in Pittsburg's Mon Valley. The Clean Air Council and PennEnvironment are suing the steel manufacturer for violating the Clean Air Act after a fire broke out at a facility in Clairton, Pennsylvania. "We cannot expect families to sustain this kind of health burden and trauma, and we cannot expect kids to learn, grow and flourish when they are confined to their homes, unable to breathe,"...

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6 eco-friendly ways to incorporate hemp into your daily routine

by Perry Miller from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Feb 20, 2019 01:04 AM
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After decades of “reefer madness,” the misinformation about Cannabis is finally starting to disappear, and the truth is coming out about the many benefits of the magical plant. However, many still don’t know the difference between cannabis, marijuana, and hemp, and continue to believe they are one and the same. They are not. In a nutshell, cannabis is a family of plants that have two major classifications - Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa. Marijuana, which is what people consume...

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The 30 Most Brilliant Organizing Ideas of All Time

by Geraldine Campbell from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Feb 19, 2019 01:07 AM
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You know those kitchens that you save to your #kitchengoals Pinterest board and wistfully visit (and revisit)? Whether your dream kitchen trends toward Scandi-cool or is more farmhouse-chic, chances are it's neat and tidy, with nary a stray spatula in sight. Are we right? We thought so. While you might not be able to transform your tiny rental kitchen into a palatial space with its own walk-in pantry, you can get it in tip-top shape. Here are 30 of our smartest tips and hacks to help you (and your kitchen) take a step in the right direction. READ MORE »

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A Pro Organizer Reveals the Beautiful Home Basics She Can't Live Without

by Adrienne Breaux from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Feb 19, 2019 01:07 AM
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Expert organizer Kristen Ziegler , owner of Minima , has graciously shared her tips on organizing a home and her philosophies on minimalism with Apartment Therapy before. While her home's sleek, simple chic style isn't for everyone, her advice can be applied to homes of any look. She's shared her favorite organizing products of all time before, and now she's revealing her favorite home basics. These are items that combine function and beauty and take usually boring, utilitarian household items to a whole other level. READ MORE »

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12 IKEA Products That Double as Wedding Decor

by Danielle Blundell from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Feb 19, 2019 01:07 AM
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IKEA isn't exactly the first place you think of when looking for wedding decor, but I'd argue that that's actually a good thing for two reasons. First, the price is right, and there's no "wedding upcharge" there—which is a real phenomenon and exists for everything from cake to candles and beyond with many vendors. Second, much of what IKEA sells doesn't feel totally specific to a wedding, so you can actually use things again and again. And a lot of times, IKEA is way cheaper than renting and can be donated if you really have no need to keep anything. So I've been browsing the website for items I might want to use at my wedding in May, and these are 12 promising options that I'm going to check out IRL soon. READ MORE »

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Before and After: This Kitchen Has a Budget Solution For Dated Cabinet Doors

by Tess Wilson from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Feb 19, 2019 01:07 AM
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This kitchen had tons of storage space, a generously proportioned island with a breakfast bar, plenty of lighting, and a nice-sized window. But as its owner explained, "It's actually a great space and it could be way worse but it's definitely not my style." Time for a budget-friendly upgrade! READ MORE »

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