An open letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 Olympic authorities criticizes the Olympics for knowingly exploiting tropical forests and potentially fueling human rights abuses in the construction and implementation of the games. The groups are calling for full transparency and an end to the use of rainforest wood to construct the Tokyo Olympic facilities, including the new National Olympic Stadium.
Browsing the "green building" Tag
Green architecture is moderation and efficiency in energy and resource use, building space and materials, and impacts on natural ecosystems.
Sustainable architecture is easier than ever to pursue with all the gorgeous design options to choose, like natural slate.
Learn about ways that building are becoming more sustainable with outside-the-box thinking about materials sourcing, design, and alternative structures.
WalletHub analysts recently released their list of the greenest cities in the US, based on their study of 100 cities across the nation. Cities were measured on thirteen key metrics across four dimensions: 1) Environmental Quality, 2) “Greenness” of Transportation, 3) “Greenness” of Energy Sources and 4) Green Lifestyle & Local Policies. Here are the metrics […]
Following the events surrounding nuclear fallout in Japan last year, and the epic rise and fall of solar energy in the United States over 2012, the world is involved in a continuing conversation about exactly where the future of energy lies. Is nuclear power safe? Are wind and solar energy sources viable options for […]
I think I’ve still got a few years to go before I’m on the lookout for green (eco-friendly, that is) countertops. However, from what I hear, Corian countertops may be the way to go if you’re in the market for these. Why? Corian countertops (aka, solid surface countertops) have several features that make them relatively […]
By Zach Richard, Content Writer at Total Mortgage Services As the dominant species on this planet, human beings owe a duty of care to future generations to preserve and protect our environment to the best of our ability. We understand that it’s tough to make time to save the environment when we hold full time […]