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Enjoy The Great Outdoors In This Camper Inspired By The Sydney Opera House

Enjoy The Great Outdoors In This Camper Inspired By The Sydney Opera House | green | Scoop.it

Described on its website as “a mobile holiday package combining tent accommodation, optimum [traveling] pleasure, convenience and comfort, and a modern image, The Opera is a luxury camper that introduces a pint-sized contemporary icon of human civilization into the wilderness.

It not only offers luxury accommodations in the great outdoors but also provides some high-design eye candy in case nature’s mountains, forests, and streams weren’t quite enough. While on the road, the Opera is condensed down to an unsuspecting flat, white caravan that can be hitched to the back of your vehicle. Once you’ve reached your destination, make camp by unpacking the Opera’s dramatic white canopy, which consists of several concatenated curving peaks mimicking the wild forms of Utzon’s Sydney landmark.


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Biome blog | It's people and their passions that create an amazing product, a creation that can influence the way we live on our planet. Get to know their stories here: the germination of an idea, ...

Biome blog | It's people and their passions that create an amazing product, a creation that can influence the way we live on our planet. Get to know their stories here: the germination of an idea, ... | green | Scoop.it
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Is your Dad a BrewSmith kind of guy? This fathers day why not give dad something you know he will make a lot of use out of. Brewing your own beer or cider is a fun and easy way to save money and waste! 

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Ready, Set Ferment! | Biome blog

Ready, Set Ferment! | Biome blog | green | Scoop.it
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Fermenting food adds beneficial probiotics, enzymes, vitamins and minerals not only making your food more nutritious, fermenting also saves money and resources when you buy fresh, local, seasonally grown produce while it’s inexpensive to buy or you have grown it yourself. Plus when you preserve or ferment your favorite foods through every season you control the ingredients, techniques, and additives.  Adding fermented foods to your diet can also cut down on the number of supplements you need.

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Built NY – saving you from lunch box boredom the eco friendly way. | Biome News

Built NY – saving you from lunch box boredom the eco friendly way. | Biome News | green | Scoop.it
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Biome offer seriously stylish alternatives to the average lunch box with a range of totes, snack packs and containers! Luch time doesn’t have to be waste time any longer – these totes will not only insulate your food for longer than an ordinary lunch box, but will also last longer too. The neoprene material that helped Built NY to build their strong reputation can last for up to 50 years. Using this durable material (known to many as the wetsuit material from surfing and scuba diving gear) allows Built NY totes and containers to also be free from BPA, PVC, phthalates, latex, and vinyl.
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The Incredible, Edible Bus Stop - Modern Farmer

The Incredible, Edible Bus Stop - Modern Farmer | green | Scoop.it
In a London neighborhood packed full of low-income housing projects, overrun with gangs, prone to fits of senseless brutality, one bus stop is sprouting a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables.

Via Rick Passo
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What a wonderful idea!! We should do this in any sopt that is barren and in need of green. 

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Rick Passo's curator insight, August 30, 2013 5:37 PM

http://modernfarmer.com/2013/08/the-edible-bus-stop/ 

 

Makaela Gilchrist's neighborhood has seen some tough times. A mix of privately owned homes and housing projects, it's had its share of gang crime and senseless brutality. Stabbings have occurred just for walking on the wrong side of the street. 

 

Gilchrist is blunt — she says it was a “bloody nightmare.”

“But I’ll tell you one thing,” she adds. “There’s been no violence in the garden.”

 

She’s referring to a verdant, 450-square-foot edible garden, plotted in the most unlikely of places — a municipal bus stop in the hood’s very heart. The Edible Bus Stop‘s credo is: “A brutal landscape brings a brutal outlook.” The garden aims to bring a little softness to a hard-edged place.

 

http://www.theediblebusstop.org/

 

The Edible Bus Stop@EdibleBusStop

Transforming the neglected sites along London's transport infrastructure into valuable community growing spaces. Changing the world, one bus stop at a time!

 

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Eco-friendly gifts for Fathers Day » Eco Essentials

Eco-friendly gifts for Fathers Day » Eco Essentials | green | Scoop.it

Father's Day celebrates fatherhood while honouring the influence of a father's paternal bonds in society. Father's Day in Australia is Sunday, 1st of September 2013. 

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If you're looking for eco-friendly gifts that are good for the Earth as well as Dad, check out this great range of father's day gifts at Biome Eco Stores. Plus you'll get a free gift: http://www.biome.com.au/202-fathers-day-gifts

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Stunning Plant Sculptures in the Montreal Mosaiculture Exhibition

Stunning Plant Sculptures in the Montreal Mosaiculture Exhibition | green | Scoop.it
Best horticultural artists of the world are showcasing their works at the international mosaiculture competition Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, held in Canada.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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The comination of nature and man's ingenuity make this Planet even more incredible.

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etravelsmart's comment, July 22, 2013 3:29 AM
i love it
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Travis Haggerty's curator insight, July 22, 2013 11:36 AM

Beautiful sculptures... Edward Scissor hands has some competition. 

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VIDEO: MAN

Un film d'animation en Flash et After Effect qui montre le rapport de l'homme avec son environnement naturel. 


Via Damoclès
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Very sad, but all so true....

http://www.biome.com.au/221-water-bottle

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Loreto Vargas's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:26 AM

A ne pas rater! Don't fail to watch this! No se lo pierdan!

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LED light bulbs: lighting the way forward | Biome blog

LED light bulbs: lighting the way forward | Biome blog | green | Scoop.it
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We found what we think are some of the best Australian LED light bulbs on the market.  (And you don’t just have to take our word for it!  Brightgreen LED products have won the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2012 and received a Good Design™ mark from Good Design Australia!)

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How to choose the best water bottle | Biome blog

How to choose the best water bottle | Biome blog | green | Scoop.it
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Choosing the best water bottle for yourself or your family can be tricky.  With millions of disposable plastic water bottles ending up in landfill each year, we encourage you to find the best reusable water bottle for your daily needs so that you are more likely to carry your water bottle with you everywhere. http://www.biome.com.au/221-water-bottle

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EPA Raised Residue Limits of Monsanto’s Glyphosate Herbicide

EPA Raised Residue Limits of Monsanto’s Glyphosate Herbicide | green | Scoop.it

The EPA has issued a new rule raising the allowed residue levels of Monsanto’s herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) on food. Comment today to let the EPA know that their decision to cater to Monsanto’s interests is unacceptable given the recent science pointing to serious harm from this toxic herbicide. Click on the “comment” link or see the instructions below for further details.

 


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This is a frightening issue and one that everyone should be made aware of. What will it take to stop these profiteering corporations from killing us slowly?? We need to wake up and make a noise. At least we need to stop supporting  Monsanto products. There has never been a  more compelling reason to support organic small crop farming than this. 

http://www.biome.com.au/728-zero-waste

 

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, June 26, 2013 10:49 PM

Deadline is Monday, July 1, 11:59 pm ET

Jen-ai's curator insight, June 27, 2013 11:21 AM

If ever you needed motivation to plant that food garden, here it is. 

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This Anti-Gravity 3-D Printer Can Make Objects Anywhere—Even Space

This Anti-Gravity 3-D Printer Can Make Objects Anywhere—Even Space | green | Scoop.it

While many creators look at 3-D printing as a technology full of endless potential, designers Petr Novikov and Saša Jokić saw something with room for improvement.


“There is a variety of different 3-D printing types […] and no matter how they work, they all work with layers,” explains Novikov. Machines extrude plastic layer by layer until the desired shape slowly accrues. “We thought that this is strange because layers are not very efficient”: they require the presence of a support structure to prop up an object as it’s printed, which restricts the printing process to horizontal surfaces. Plus the technique can increase the printing time, the use of materials, and the risk of damaging an object when removing it from its support structure.

Novikov and Jokić, who were studying at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona last fall, wondered about printing with fibers instead of layers. Since then, they’ve worked to research, design, and patent a new method for 3-D printing called Mataerial, which squeezes polymers from a nozzle in a way that’s reminiscent of how bakers squeeze icing from a tube to frost a cake.


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Recycled Paper Theater by Studio Andrew Todd

Recycled Paper Theater by Studio Andrew Todd | green | Scoop.it

Imagine a theater made almost exclusively made of recycled paper and other recycled materials.


That’s what Paris-based architecture  and scenographypractice Studio Andrew Todd did.


Their design has been selectedfor exhibition at the 2013 World Stage Design event in Cardiff, opening in early September.

 

The exterior scaffolding structure is used to erect and brace a massive wall of paper bales.

The center oculus gets pulled up via cables and bamboo purlins are fixed at the top. A double layer of recycled circus tent roofing is then placed on top of the bamboo and the interior is finished with bamboo and cardboard with natural light streaming through the roof’s center.

 

Should be very cool, not to mention sustainable.


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9 Eco-Friendly Picnic Essentials - Huffington Post

9 Eco-Friendly Picnic Essentials - Huffington Post | green | Scoop.it
9 Eco-Friendly Picnic Essentials
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Picnic season is in full swing, and while convenience is crucial, you also want to be sure to avoid creating excess waste.
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You can get all of these plus many more eco friendly picnic essentials from http://www.biome.com.au

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Natural Weddings by If You Build It

Natural Weddings by If You Build It | green | Scoop.it
The perfect starting point for any bride-to-be, Natural Weddings is a fantastic guide to make your special day truly special, without costing the earth
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If you are planning an eco-friendly, organic and green wedding. http://www.naturalweddings.com.au website covers a broad range of green tips and resources, including everything from local pre-loved wedding gowns to recycled invitations and eco-honeymoons. And we love the idea of bringing together all these separate environmentally-friendly elements to pick and choose what suits, for a sustainable wedding that also feels extremely personal.

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Long lasting fun for the school holidays with Finska | Biome News

Long lasting fun for the school holidays with Finska | Biome News | green | Scoop.it
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Two Australian dads, decided to offer a great alternative to the outdoor games that will barely last the whole school holidays. Going by the name “Planet Finska”, they have brought the classic outdoor game of “finska” or “mölkky” to all Australians between ages 7 to 107. The Finska lads are so certain of the game’s long-lasting fun that they have designed it to last for generations. The pins, throwing log & carry crate are made from sustainable birch wood, the scorecard is water resistant and reusable, and the outdoor game’s reputation for addictive fun is well known. The mix of skill and chance ensure every Finska player is in with the opportunity to win.

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Naturally Grown: An alternative label to organic

Naturally Grown: An alternative label to organic | green | Scoop.it

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Started by a group of organic farmers in New York's mid-Hudson Valley as a backlash against federal takeover of the organic program in 2002, Certified Naturally Grown has expanded over the past decade to include more than 700 farms in 47 states, executive director Alice Varon said.

"Certified Naturally Grown is tailored for direct-market farmers producing food without any synthetic chemicals specifically for their local communities," Varon said. "It's a particular niche of the agricultural world. It's not in direct competition with the national organic program."

Many small farmers previously certified organic by an independent organization have declined to participate in the federal program. They voice a variety of objections: extensive record-keeping requirements; fees that can amount to 6 percent of a small farm's gross sales; and philosophical objections to joining a monolithic government-run program that also certifies huge operations that ship produce across the country.

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Rick Passo's curator insight, August 18, 2013 8:24 PM

http://news.yahoo.com/naturally-grown-alternative-label-organic-160020483.html ;

 

Started by a group of organic farmers in New York's mid-Hudson Valley as a backlash against federal takeover of the organic program in 2002, Certified Naturally Grown has expanded over the past decade to include more than 700 farms in 47 states, executive director Alice Varon said.

"Certified Naturally Grown is tailored for direct-market farmers producing food without any synthetic chemicals specifically for their local communities," Varon said. "It's a particular niche of the agricultural world. It's not in direct competition with the national organic program."

Many small farmers previously certified organic by an independent organization have declined to participate in the federal program. They voice a variety of objections: extensive record-keeping requirements; fees that can amount to 6 percent of a small farm's gross sales; and philosophical objections to joining a monolithic government-run program that also certifies huge operations that ship produce across the country.

Cindy Austin's curator insight, August 20, 2013 9:57 AM

Very excited about NATURALLY GROWN - fewer or no chemicals = better health.

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Trust, not green marketing, is key to driving sustainable consumption

Trust, not green marketing, is key to driving sustainable consumption | green | Scoop.it
As consumers increasingly turn to each other for trusted information on the products they buy, could green marketing campaigns be a thing of the past?
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Palm oil production: what are the social and environmental impacts?

Palm oil production: what are the social and environmental impacts? | green | Scoop.it

Palm oil is a highly versatile, edible oil, and also the highest yielding known vegetable oil per hectare. Because of this, Total capacity has jumped by 128% over the last decade to 58m tonnes per year, primarily in Malaysia and Indonesia, replacing large areas of natural vegetation. The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) sets out eight principles that are designed to prevent the worst aspects of palm oil cultivation, but certified sustainable palm oil only accounts for 15% of global production – too small at present to offset the sector's worst impacts. One of the criteria is better working standards, including better payment, safety and healthcare, bringing millions out of poverty. Indonesia is now developing its own sustainable palm oil label. Malaysia is set to follow shortly.


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Biome has a commitment to not sell any products containing palm oil or its derivatives. We still stock a small number of products containing palm oil but our policy is to support our suppliers to find an alternative sustainable ingredient before removing their goods from our shelves. For example, we helped encourage Beauty and the Bees to remove palm oil from their products.  On our website we endeavour to clearly label such products with palm oil to help your decisions (as we explain below, it can be very tricky to know if an ingredient contains palm oil or not).  However, we will not take on any new product lines that contain palm oil and we will continue to monitor the situation on CSPO.

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How to plan an eco friendly wedding

How to plan an eco friendly wedding | green | Scoop.it
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Often couples plan an eco friendly wedding as their way to demonstrate to family and friends that this is the lifestyle they have chosen and that they care about the impact that a large event like this can have on the environment. But for any couple interested in planning a sustainable wedding, it's a good idea to start with an open frame of mind.

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Eco ideas for rainy days | Biome blog

Eco ideas for rainy days | Biome blog | green | Scoop.it
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Rain can be heart-breakingly elusive in parts of Australia, though some of us have seen no shortage of water from the sky.  Not only is it important to keep a household emergency kit prepared, why not also have on hand a ‘just for rainy days’ kit (for kids and grown ups). Here’s a wide choice of resources to help you stock your kit.

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Seed Savers Exchange on a mission to preserve our nation’s food history - KansasCity.com

Seed Savers Exchange on a mission to preserve our nation’s food history - KansasCity.com | green | Scoop.it
In extreme northeast Iowa, Seed Savers Exchange is a living testament to the rich diversity of foods North Americans used to eat. But the nonprofit organization is more than just a repository.

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Yes, we need to be doing this all over the world. Seed swapping creates diversity and therefore continues our food chain.

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17,000 Recycled Bottles Become Public Art: the Cola-Bow by Penda

17,000 Recycled Bottles Become Public Art: the Cola-Bow by Penda | green | Scoop.it

The cola-bow is a public art installation made out of more than 17.000 recycled plastic bottles, which were braided to create a shape inspired by the swings of the Coca-Cola logo.


The bottles were collected by a joint initiative of universities around Beijing and Coca-Cola China to create an entrance conopy to the Student Beijing Design Exhibition, with the installation also serviong as a statement against plastic pollution by taking waste and turning it into a shelter.


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Growing Vertically with Windowfarms

Growing Vertically with Windowfarms | green | Scoop.it

Short on space but still want to grow your own greens? Not a problem. A Windowfarm utilizes vertical window space for year-round growing.


A hydroponic system allows maximum yield; nutrient-spiked water is pumped from a reservoir down through each bottle to bathe the roots of the plants, giving them adequate food and water on a set schedule. You can order a system directly from Windowfarms, or if you’d prefer, simply build your own by gathering parts and recycled materials yourself (note: this will take a fair bit of effort/time)...

 

More details at the link.


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ParadigmGallery's comment, May 18, 2013 2:29 PM
Up here in Iowa City I saw this used in a boutique's Window...very effective and cool....
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Enjoy The Great Outdoors In This Camper Inspired By The Sydney Opera House

Enjoy The Great Outdoors In This Camper Inspired By The Sydney Opera House | green | Scoop.it

Described on its website as “a mobile holiday package combining tent accommodation, optimum [traveling] pleasure, convenience and comfort, and a modern image, The Opera is a luxury camper that introduces a pint-sized contemporary icon of human civilization into the wilderness.

It not only offers luxury accommodations in the great outdoors but also provides some high-design eye candy in case nature’s mountains, forests, and streams weren’t quite enough. While on the road, the Opera is condensed down to an unsuspecting flat, white caravan that can be hitched to the back of your vehicle. Once you’ve reached your destination, make camp by unpacking the Opera’s dramatic white canopy, which consists of several concatenated curving peaks mimicking the wild forms of Utzon’s Sydney landmark.


Via Lauren Moss
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What a great way to travel. http://www.biome.com.au/

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