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Life Following Life: The Built Tries to Follow the Natural.

August 25, 2010
Life Following Life: The Built Tries to Follow the Natural.

I have no doubt posted the transcript of the speech, You are Brilliant and the Earth is Hiring. But if you haven’t had a chance to read it or if you just need a pick me up, go ahead and take 10 minutes and read it. In it, Paul Hawken essentially evokes Buckminster Fuller’s ideas […]

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Homeless Shelters for Urban Sustainability

July 27, 2009
Homeless Shelters for Urban Sustainability

In last week’s post on retro-fitted dumpster-pools, Mike Brady rightly pointed out that equal accessibility and social justice are essential components of meaningful sustainability initiatives. This weekend, Inhabitat reported on a new homeless shelter in Dallas which seems to have put these principles to work successfully.  The building looks amazing, targets a LEED silver rating […]

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Green Spring Cleaning

May 4, 2009

I take great pride in punctuality but when it comes to the yearly ritual of spring cleaning, I always manage to postpone things until the last possible moment. The procrastination can be blamed squarely on my knowing that with every vernal purge, I poison plants and fish in the New York harbor. I put up […]

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Dry and Green in Las Vegas

March 24, 2009
Dry and Green in Las Vegas

Thor Ritz, here. This week I write to you from one of the least sustainable cities in the U.S. That’s right everyone, I’m in Vegas! Before you pass judgment, though, please understand that I’m not here for thrills or debauchery. I’m here to present at a Geography conference. As our readers are well aware, Vegas […]

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The Greenhouse Effect

February 25, 2008
The Greenhouse Effect

Better than Greenhouse Gas Effects Brooklyn’s first L.E.E.D. certified residential building Greenbelt, opened its doors last week for a host of public-and private if you want to live there-events. Starting on Wednesday of last week, Brooklyn’s Green Drinks held their monthly mingling session and this past weekend, eco-workshops ranging from organic cooking lessons to the […]

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