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Alter Eco: Arbor Skateboards

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Santa Monica skate company brings sustainability to the streets

A tuned-in skate shop owner in Santa Monica boils down the basic tenets of the SHFT philosophy - that we need to bring sustainability to culturally relevant places. And that today's youth will gravitate towards green living when it's presented to them in the context of what they do in their every day lives. We think he's right, and Arbor Skateboards nails it on both counts....read more

Wasara Biodegradable Plates

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Single-use tableware elevated to new levels of elegance and sustainability. $9.00

Green design lovers rejoice, eco-friendly Japanese design has hit the world of disposable plates. Made from tree-free renewable materials (sugar cane fiber, bamboo, and reed pulp), Wasara plates are fully biodegradable and compostable. The only problem is that they're so well-crafted, you may not want to throw them out. ...read more

Sweet Pea, a Built Green Houseboat by Affordable Floating Homes

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This tiny floating dwelling is big on sustainability

Founded last year in Olympia, Washington, Affordable Floating Homes aims to provide "small footprint, high quality interurban living at an affordable price without developing more land," according to owner Mike Auderer's mission statement on the company's Facebook page.  The new company's first build -- and Auderer's current domicile -- is called "Sweet Pea" due to its green exterior. It's......read more

Green Climate Fund HQ by LAVA

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Proposed 'ecological model project' would meet the highest standards of sustainability

If Germany's bid to host the Secretariat of the Green Climate Fund is whawt the future of sustainable architecture looks like, sign us up. Designed by the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA), the proposed building is certainly worthy of the firm's name, with sweeping, curvilinear forms inspired by the rolling Rhine valley landscape around Bonn. The proposed building meets the highest......read more

Gabriela Bellon Letras Desk

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Minimalism, meet sustainability.

Less is more with this streamlined number from Argentina-raised, Frankfurt-based architect Gabriela Bellon. Lovely contrast between the geometric stainless steel legs and the warm wooden table top, made from sustainably harvested oak, treated with natural oils and bound with non-toxic, water-based glues....read more

What is 'Sustainable Food' Anyway?

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Most people are down with sustainability. Too bad no one can agree on what it means.

In theory, there aren't too many people opposed to the idea of sustainability -- especially as it relates to food. But for all the people who agree that sustainable food is a good thing, there are just as many definitions of what it means. "Sustainability" is as ambiguous as it is appealing. That issue was addressed by a panel of experts at last week's Food Summit hosted by The Atlantic.......read more

Fish House

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Elegance and sustainability make friends at a seaside home in Singapore.

The work of Singapore-based Guz Architects, who specialize in the design of tropical, eco-friendly buildings and homes, is informed by the firm's earth-focused philosophy. Fish House, designed last year for a seaside location in Singapore, is a nice expression of the company mission. With a fluid structure that creates plenty of open space, encouraging natural ventilation and offering views......read more

Ten Best Green Jobs for the Next Decade

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Fast Company's guide to sustainability focused career paths.

Massive investments in clean energy promise to keep farmers, urban planners, and green-tech entrepreneurs in business for the next decade. This guide to sustainability focused career paths will help solar-charge your work life. "It's time to bail out the people and the planet," says Van Jones, author of The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems. We......read more

Futuristic Forests

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O2 Treehouse builds geodesic domes in tree canopies, where not even Bucky Fuller imagined them. Talk about space-age sustainability.

Founded by future-focused architect Dustin Feider, O2 Treehouse designs and builds geodesic domes for leafy habitats. The company is guided by principles of sustainability; domes are hung in the canopy using a cable suspension system, so not a single hole is drilled in the host tree during installation; also, because the polygon design distributes stress evenly across the entire structure, the......read more

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