Away down town, where the atmosphere is hazy From the smoke of the factories ascending to the sky The smells, Oh! so horrid, would almost set you crazy. But I’m told in that neighborhood the people seldom die. ‘Way up on the Slope all the people are complaining; From the foul scented odors their health… Continue reading
This map uses dirt from every state, and it’s made by an 85-year-old retired ad agency art director. His favorite soils came from Colorado (“quite reddish”), Maine (“pale and sandy”), and Mississippi and Alabama (“deeply colored with iron oxide”). The soils have varying degrees of acidity, and each is a slightly different color. Read more about… Continue reading Canadian makes very cool map of United States
Part of the ‘microbial home' concept, the 'methane bio-digester' kitchen island generates energy for cooking and heating. From the aesthetics to the conscious practicality, this idea is a winner.
So excited about the new bioswales that now grace Dean Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues. The four bioswales, which are enhanced tree pits that retain and filter 1,870 gallons of stormwater per pit every time it rains, are part of a $2.4 billion Green Infrastructure Plan to manage stormwater runoff, reduce combined sewer overflows… Continue reading
This makes so much cents*! (ha.) Bring on the reusable bags, folks! *The one part that I don’t get is how you can tell if the ‘original intent’ is for pet waste, even though I support the theory of that, too. So wonderful! A tax on plastic / paper bags!
I, personally, would much rather leave behind a tree than a tombstone. Teodora Zareva, in reflecting on a new type of urn. Good thing there are mortuary social designers out there.
Cool talk by Michael Pawlin about using nature’s smarts in architecture. It’s pretty fascinating how plant cells, for instance, could directly influence structural design and closed systems. Basically, I’m intrigued. More here.(Source: http://video.ted.com/)
You can sign up for wind power and MAJOR SAVINGS for our global resources and environment. It’s easy. Just do it… no day but today.
Make sure you’re doing your part! I’m researching composting in my area.Happy America Recycles Day!