Green architecture is moderation and efficiency in energy and resource use, building space and materials, and impacts on natural ecosystems.
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I wrote about “Guerrilla Gardening” & “seed bombs” nearly two years ago on sister site Green Living Ideas. I loved this concept from the second I heard about it. Basically, it combines child-like fun and imagination with activism with gardening. What’s not to love?! Well, now, if you’re into this idea, you’re going to […]
So many of our environmental problems are purely due to waste, inefficient design and use. Innovator Graham Hill, founder of TreeHugger, is trying to help our society reduce our waste with a new design competition, LifeEdited. Here’s an intro from the website: TreeHugger founder Graham Hill is trying to radically reduce his footprint and live […]
A team of geoscientists working on a separate geological project in South Australia accidentally stumbled upon the oldest evidence of animal life yet found. Previously, the oldest fossil evidence of non-unicellular, “hard bodied” life forms dates to about 550 million years ago. This new discovery pushes back the clock on animal life by 80 to 90 million years.
[social_buttons] Help Greenpeace redesign BP’s logo in its newest logo design competition. Well, with the biggest environmental disaster in as long as most people can remember, maybe it is time for BP to redesign its logo. Greenpeace UK has decided to help out. Actually, Greenpeace got this competition started due to BP’s interest in investing […]
In this talk, Jackson continuously returns to the three major factors that are dramatically altering our oceans: over-fishing, pollution, and climate change. These factors, he notes, do not arise and operate in isolation, but rather, they feedback into each other and “synergize” to make for a major, impending, ecological disaster.
Guest author Jack Lundee of Everything Left provides us with this thoughtful and thought-provoking article on green spaces, green architecture and green infrastructure. The addition and/or substitution of green spaces have been quite controversial topics as of late. Senior resident of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Ed T. McMahon states: “Green space adds value to property.” […]
The most important news you’ll read this minute: Shea Gunther is leaving Green Options and Planetsave and is converting to Scientology. Praise Xenu.
Big news Planetsavekateers, I’m outta here. I’m leaving Green Options and Planetsave, though not to join Tom and John in their fight against the thetans. I would like to say it’s to spend more time with my family, but that just makes me sound like a scandal ridden Bush official. While I probably will get […]
My buddy Michael at Groovy Green has seen a big influx of traffic for his post about Apple’s great Woz getting pulled over in his Prius going 100+ MPH, so it caught my eye when I saw a link on Boing Boing for an interview the Woz did about his new passion of energy efficient […]
Talk about drool worthy… Check out this secksay green speed macheen- the “alé” Fuel Vapor Car. It goes zero-to-sixty in 5 seconds and get this- does it on 92 mpg. It’s all in the air. This hot green speed demon uses a special technology that feeds a special mix of fuel vapor and air into […]
“Frozen Smoke” on the water, fire in the sky: new miracle material is super light, super strong, super cool
Check this out, “Frozen Smoke” is created by extracting the water from a silica gel and replacing it with a gas like CO2. It’s the lightest solid material known to man and does all sorts of amazing things- it’s the best known insulator around and will be used in the next gen NASA space suits; […]
When Feng Shui kills: Stupid Chinese engineers used rock instead of steel on bridge to be in “harmony with the environment”, bridge promptly collapses
Wow, talk about a colossally dumb idea: build a giant bridge with rocks and concrete instead of steel to blend into the environment. 41 people were killed in Hunan province were killed when the bridge fell in on itself while under construction. The toll is expected to rise as there are dozens of construction workers […]
Green Options has an interview done by the Ecogeek with my favorite green radio host and eco-entrepreneur Josh Dorfman that’s worth a click. Here’s a quick bit, swing over to Green Options for the full read: EcoGeek: What is a Lazy Environmentalist? Josh Dorfman: Lazy Environmentalists are people who want to be environmentally conscious, and […]