Name Name

title
descript

SEARCH

20 results for "gothenburg award"
Page
2

Brower Youth Awards - Adarsha Shivakumar

watch
Adarsha Shivakumar a remarkable game-changer already

This Brower Youth Award video will inspire you. Adarsha is a remarkable young boy who, with the help of his family, initiated a way to make a dent in the climate change issues in India. After researching, he came upon a plant, jatropha, whihc can be used as a biofuel, and incorporated it with a mandate to empower women in india to help lift them out of poverty. This kid could seriously be a......read more

HWKN's Pollution-Fighting Architecture Coming to MoMA PS1

read
"Wendy," a massive, spiky installation that eats smog, wins the museum's 2012 Young Architects Award

The winning entry of this year's coveted Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1 is a massive, bright blue installation that absorbs air pollution. Dubbed "Wendy" by architects HWKN (HollwichKushner), the 5,000 square foot structure will sit in the MoMA PS1 courtyard during the museum's Warm Up summer music series.  The star-shaped structure combines common materials (scaffolding) with......read more

Airdrop

read
Award-winning irrigation gadget looks to ease the effects of drought on farmers

In no place have the cataclysmic environmental effects of climate change been felt more strongly than southeastern Australia. There, a prolonged, 12-year drought has wrought havoc on local ecosystems and caused catastrophic damage to agriculture, which suffered record losses and sent rural communities into a tailspin.  Enter Australian inventor Edward Linnacre, a Swinburne University......read more

Sustainable Food Leaders Recognized by NRDC

read
Winners of 2011 Growing Green Awards announced this week.

We are in the midst of a food revolution. Urban farms are popping up all over the place. Wal-Mart is buying local, sustainable produce. Even the White House growing its own vegetables. Organic is the new conventional. This week, our friends at NRDC announced the winners of their 2011 Growing Green Awards, recognizing the incredible work being done to transform the future of our food system. The......read more

Edward Burtynsky: Oil Spill

read
Award-winning photographer continues his documentation of our dependence on oil.

In 1997, Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky had an epiphany: "It occurred to me that the vast, human-altered landscapes that I pursued and photographed for over twenty years were only made possible by the discovery of oil and the mechanical advantage of the internal combustion engine. It was then that I began the oil project." For the next decade Burtynsky set himself to......read more

HMK 561 Electric Bike

read
IF Design Award winner by Raif Kittman.

Ralf Kittmann took home an IF Design Award for his electric bicycle concept HMK 561. This ultralight zero-emission bike concept and design is clearly novel. Unlike most concept designs we see, Kittmann created a working prototype constructed from conductive carbon fiber, which is not only an excellent conductor of electricity, but also acts as a capacitor that can store energy. Energy from the......read more

Keeping Up With the Jones

read
NAACP award offers partial vindication for former green jobs czar.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has included Van Jones among the recipients of its 2010 Image Awards. For some, the award offers Jones, the best-selling “author of “The Green Collar Economy” and former advisor for the Obama administration, a partial vindication; his last share of the public spotlight was a 2009 political fiasco that resulted in his......read more

Obama Awards $2.3 Billion for New Clean-Tech Manufacturing Jobs

read
Recovery Act tax credits look to enable new clean manufacturing projects and create tens of thousands of jobs.

President Obama announced on Friday the award of $2.3 billion in tax credits for clean energy manufacturing — part of a broader push by his administration to stimulate job growth during the highest period of sustained unemployment in decades. “Building a robust clean energy sector is how we will create the jobs of the future,” said Mr. Obama, according to prepared remarks. The Labor......read more

Pig 05049

read
Award-winning book compels consumers to think about where their things come from.

When Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma traced what happened to the body parts of one particular commercially raised pig — the glamorously named "Pig 05049" — she discovered a lot more than packaged meat. That single animal, Meindertsma found, contributed to an astonishing number of products — 185 items in all, including chewing gum, bone china, car paint and cigarette filters.......read more

Too Good To Be True?

read
Authenticity of award-winning nature photo called into question.

In a split-second, a photographer captures a striking image of a rare Iberian wolf on the hunt, leaping over a farm gate. The image is selected from over 43,000 entries, netting photographer Jose Luis Rodriguez the award for Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Unfortunately for Rodriguez, allegations have been raised challenging the photo's "veracity". It seems that his......read more

Page
2