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Villa Krona: Clifftop Cabin on the Baltic Sea

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Finnish retreat designed with nature in mind

Designed by Helsinki-based firm Helin & Co Architects, Villa Krona is a waterfront clifftop getaway situated on a remote island in Finland's Gullkrona Archipelago, The segmented dwelling is fully integrated into the environment, with a vegetated roof that transforms from spring green to a rustic brown in colder months. For inhabitants, the home is designed to maximize......read more

Beef Bourguinon by Bocce's Bakery

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Organic dog biscuits baked with love in NYC's West Village $9.50

Baked by hand in a little oven in Manhattan's West Village, the delectable dog treats from Bocce's Bakery are made using only sustainable, "human-grade" ingredients, sourced locally in the New York area. Included among the flavors are Chicken Cordon Bleu, Fish & Chips, PB'n'J, and Beef Bourguinon, which is made using a short list of all-natural ingredients: organic rye flour,......read more

Sustainable Soiree (music by NewVillager)

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SHFT celebrates its Webby victories in the Hollywood Hills

SHFT threw a little soirée last weekend in celebration of our double Webby win (the awards are next Monday in NYC) and as a thank you to all the people who have lent their support to the SHFT mission. Hosted at the beautiful LEED home of Robert Green and Jill Greenberg, the night featured live music by Ferraby Lionheart and sustainable, farm-to-table catering by Michael Reed of Root......read more

The Villa Bio

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Brilliant Barcelona green home.

The folks at Buzz Beast bring us this suburban house of the future (which also happens to be sustainable) by Enric Ruiz-Geli’s firm Cloud9 . Featuring an hydroponic rooftop garden, underground garage and a 50-foot cantilevered section, Villa Bio was no small feat of engineering. The result is economical, beautiful, and environmental...MORE ...read more

A Sustainable Olympic Village

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In Vancouver, the Athlete's Village shoots for LEED Gold...and beyond.

They’re calling it “the greenest neighbourhood in the world.” Built on an abandoned brownfield site, the 1.5 million square foot 2010 Vancouver Olympic athlete's village is the crown jewel in the City's sustainability plan. The list of green features at the eight-block site runs long: rainwater harvesting, green roofs, upgraded insulation, and interiors containing......read more

Harvesting Air for Water

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German engineering goes green with a fog-collecting system that serves the water needs of an arid Peruvian village.

Biologists Kai Tiedemann and Anne Lummerich are finding ingenious ways to help people living in arid regions find and develop new sources of water. Bellavista, a small, hillside settlement near Lima, Peru that is unconnected to the municipal water supply is enveloped in fog through most of the winter. There, the pair designed a fog-catching system that captures and collects fog-water for use by......read more

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