Name Name

title
descript

SEARCH

109 results for "sustainability"
Page
2

Houses, "Endless Spring"

watch
Off-the-grid island bliss.

There's not a ton to this video. Actually there's very little. But the song is some lovely, blissful pop, and there's an interesting backstory. The standout single from All Night, Houses' first full-length, "Endless Spring" was recorded in Hawaii where sole bandmember Dexter Tortoriello spent time with his partner living off the grid. In his words: "We moved out to a little cabin in Papaikou,......read more

SHFT Sampler 2-11-11

read
GOP vs. EPA, jeans go green, space fishing, and more.

GOP vs. EPA: The Congressional Republican attack on the Environmental Protection Agency began in earnest this week, as GOP leaders assailed EPA chief Lisa Jackson about her agency's authority to combat climate change under the Clean Air Act. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) said that the proposed emissions limits will put the US economy in a "straitjacket" and cost the country "millions of jobs and......read more

Down to Earth

read
Stone Creek Camp by Andersson Wise Architects: A green-roofed getaway in the Montana wilderness.

Long before sustainable design hit the mainstream, Austin-based architects Andersson Wise earned a reputation for creating low footprint buildings that borrow design cues — and materials — from the sites on which they're built. Stone Creek Camp, a rustic wilderness retreat on the picturesque shores of Montana's Flathead Lake, is a case in point. The central building on the property,......read more

Sustainability Photos of the Year

read
Contenders for the 2011 Prix Pictet, the world's leading prize for environmental photography, to exhibit in Paris next month.

In three short years, the Prix Pictet has become the global prize for excellence in environmental photography, assembling some of the most powerful images of sustainability (or lack thereof) from around the world. The theme for this year's competition is Growth, which organizers call "one of the great conundrums facing humanity in the early decades of the 21st century." True enough. The winner......read more

Domingos Totora's Recycled Cardboard Objects

read
Sustainability informs Brazilian designer's creations.

Domingos Totora's work rests comfortably in the fuzzy area where art and design intersect. From his studio in Maria da Fe, Brazil, Totora and a team of twenty artisans create sculptures, furniture, and home accessories from recycled cardboard pulp. Each piece is molded by hand and dried in the sun before being finished. The operation is sustainable on every level, from the creation of jobs to......read more

WWF's Sustainable Rattan Project

read
Program showcases eco-minded rattan design

Natural, fast-growing rattan is enjoying a sort of renaissance in the design world. Unfortunately, conventional rattan harvesting practices tends to harm tropical forests where it grows. Enter WWF's Sustainable Rattan Project, an EU-funded program for sustainable production and processing of rattan in the Mekong region of Southeast Asia.  "Forests with such a wide variety of flora and......read more

North America's Greenest Cities Ranked

read
San Francisco tops Green City Index, followed by Vancouver and NYC

We tend to look at environmental legislation through a national lens, and the view these days is depressing. With Capitol Hill stuck in political gridlock, national action on climate and energy is proving to be a practical impossibility. Luckily, U.S. cities aren't waiting for Congress to climb out of the mire. Today at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Siemens and the Economist Intelligence Unit......read more

M-House by Michael Jantzen

read
Visionary eco architecture from a sustainable design pioneer

Michael Jantzen has been doing creative things in sustainable architecture for over thirty years, well before "prefab" and "net-zero" and became building design buzzwords. The Los Angeles based architect, who was Buckminster Fuller protege in the 70s, cements his well-earned reputation with the M-House, a labyrinthine building powered by alternative energy sources like the sun and......read more

What Makes a City Sustainable?

read
Planners need to acknowledge the history, geography and diversity of cities, says renowned urban thinker

We hear a lot about the "liveability" of cities. The Economist, Monocle, Business Week, all of them have their own an annual index of city liveability. But what about sustainability? What makes a city sustainable? In a recent interview, Harvard Professor Joan Busquets expounds on the idea. The former head planner of Barcelona says that cities are sustainable when natural geographic features......read more

O'Hare Abuzz with Bees

read
Chicago's mega-airport joins the beekeeping movement

The airport beekeeping movement, pioneered a in Germany a few years back, has a new member. Last spring, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport became the first North American airport to experiment with beekeeping, installing 23 beehives on a vacant patch of land on the airport's east side. The airport bee program is now on cruise control. Unlike the projects in Germany, O'Hare's beekeeping......read more

Page
2