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Mushroom Gold Miners Can Suck Up The Metals From Our Trash - Co.Exist

Mushroom Gold Miners Can Suck Up The Metals From Our Trash - Co.Exist | smart environment | Scoop.it
Mushroom Gold Miners Can Suck Up The Metals From Our Trash
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Researchers at the VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland recently pioneered the new process.
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Jenga-Like Hotel Made of Stacked Shipping Containers

Jenga-Like Hotel Made of Stacked Shipping Containers | smart environment | Scoop.it
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Shipping containers plastered in stark graphic branding are stacked in a Jenga-like configuration within a steel frame at the Hive-Inn, a concept hotel by OVA Studio.
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Yellow is the new green: is pee-cycling greener than a composting toilet?

Yellow is the new green: is pee-cycling greener than a composting toilet? | smart environment | Scoop.it
Urine for a surprise as Alex Wilson concludes that urine collection beats composting. I was, because they are not mutually exclusive. (Who wants 2 try "Pee-cycling"?
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Poop and pee are valuable stuff.

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Throw a Bouquet: Guerrilla Seed Bombs & Flower Grenades

Throw a Bouquet: Guerrilla Seed Bombs & Flower Grenades | smart environment | Scoop.it
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ]


Filling shotgun shells with flower seeds is just the latest (and loudest) in a long line of designs for guerrilla gardeners.
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Ecological Subversion: Guerilla Gardening in Public Spaces | Urbanist

Ecological Subversion: Guerilla Gardening in Public Spaces | Urbanist | smart environment | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered why so much public space goes to waste? Seemingly 'natural' green areas are carefully cultivated, requiring time, energy and water.
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Busy Banksy: New Street Art Spans All 5 Boroughs of NYC

Busy Banksy: New Street Art Spans All 5 Boroughs of NYC | smart environment | Scoop.it
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ]
Banksy’s artwork is all over the map this month, both literally and metaphorically, showing up in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island – some of it is even traveling in between.
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Mobile foundry transforms aluminum cans into new items in Sao Paulo (Video) - Treehugger

Mobile foundry transforms aluminum cans into new items in Sao Paulo (Video) - Treehugger | smart environment | Scoop.it
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Mobile foundry transforms aluminum cans into new items in Sao Paulo (Video)
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Design / Sustainable Product Design October 30 ...
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Open-source recycling machine lets you recycle and make your own plastic products (Video)

Open-source recycling machine lets you recycle and make your own plastic products (Video) | smart environment | Scoop.it
Hoping to give plastic recycling a boost, this designer has created a prototype that could allow people to recycle and produce plastic products locally.
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Designer Approach to Recycling - Paperblog

Designer Approach to Recycling - Paperblog | smart environment | Scoop.it
And one great example of clever designer approach to recycling glass is what Melbourne based glass artistRuth Allen is doing and her Sustainable Stubbies! Functional vessels created from repurposed bottles, beautiful ...
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50 Objetos útiles y creativos hechos con botes de plástico (PET).

50 Objetos útiles y creativos hechos con botes de plástico (PET). | smart environment | Scoop.it
50 Objetos útiles y creativos hechos con botes de plástico (PET).. Revista de interés general con artículos sobre ecología, medioambiente, salud y medicina natural, hogar y cocina, ciencia y tecnología.
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Painting as Protest: Rainbow Stairs Spark Guerilla Reaction

Painting as Protest: Rainbow Stairs Spark Guerilla Reaction | smart environment | Scoop.it
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti.
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Circular economy: experts share their views on opportunities and challenges - The Guardian

Circular economy: experts share their views on opportunities and challenges - The Guardian | smart environment | Scoop.it
The Guardian Circular economy: experts share their views on opportunities and challenges The Guardian This gives it the supply chain power to demand recycled feedstock for its carpets, which come from discarded fishing nets, and the ability to...
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‘Eliminate from the economy what should never have been in: toxins, non-renewables and the concept of waste'
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Memolition.com

Memolition.com | smart environment | Scoop.it
Some of the most amazing examples of street art. A huge amount and variety of these works certainly confirms the fact that the street may be the best ...
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With Timbuk2’s 'Life Cycle,' Customers Can Reuse, Repair, Recycle and Reimagine Its Products | Sustainable Brands

With Timbuk2’s 'Life Cycle,' Customers Can Reuse, Repair, Recycle and Reimagine Its Products | Sustainable Brands | smart environment | Scoop.it
San Francisco-based Timbuk2, famous for its ubiquitous messenger bags, has launched the Timbuk2 Life Cycle — a robust environmental responsibility program to reduce, reuse, repair, recycle, and reimagine Timbuk2 bags — in partnership with yerdle,...
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Creating A Culture Of Hope--Not Fear--Around Sustainability

Creating A Culture Of Hope--Not Fear--Around Sustainability | smart environment | Scoop.it
With personal actions, people can make small but meaningful contributions to improving the planet. We should focus on this instead of on our impending...
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Hot Cup of Tub: Portable Wood-Fired Outdoor Soaking Pool | Urbanist

Hot Cup of Tub: Portable Wood-Fired Outdoor Soaking Pool | Urbanist | smart environment | Scoop.it
No need to plug in this particular hot tub – heat naturally circulates as you burn wood, keeping yourself warm outside by throwing logs on the fire much ...
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Urban Farm Kit: Modular Chicken Coops, Planters & Benches

Urban Farm Kit: Modular Chicken Coops, Planters & Benches | smart environment | Scoop.it
[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Furniture & Decor.
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Frame-Busting Art: 2D Graffiti Figures Break Free from Walls

Frame-Busting Art: 2D Graffiti Figures Break Free from Walls | smart environment | Scoop.it
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti.
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After the Jobs Disappear

After the Jobs Disappear | smart environment | Scoop.it
The sharing economy is refashioning work, offering people new opportunities to earn money or to have access to goods and services.
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Makerspaces.
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You Know 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.' There's a 4th Possibility - Money Talks News (blog)

You Know 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.' There's a 4th Possibility - Money Talks News (blog) | smart environment | Scoop.it
You Know 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.' There's a 4th Possibility
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From underwear made with renewable bamboo fiber to reusable water bottles in every imaginable size and design, green is white-hot for retailers.
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The great need to REFUSE unnecessary stuff

 

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The Power of Just Doing Stuff - Hometown Pasadena

The Power of Just Doing Stuff - Hometown Pasadena | smart environment | Scoop.it
The Power of Just Doing Stuff Hometown Pasadena He also coordinated the first eco-village in Ireland, The Hollies Centre, and co-founded Transition Town Totnes, emphasizing practical sustainability, permaculture, and natural building (as in cob and...
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“By shifting our mind-set, we can actually recognize the coming post-cheap oil era as an opportunity rather than a threat, and design the future low carbon age to be thriving, resilient, and abundant.”

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Amazing House Made Entirely of Plastic Bottles from Argentina (Photos)

Amazing House Made Entirely of Plastic Bottles from Argentina (Photos) | smart environment | Scoop.it
At Puerto Iguazu, near the frontier between Argentina and Brazil, lies this amazing house made entirely with recycled materials.
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Multi-Building Murals: Repainting a 100-Home Neighborhood

Multi-Building Murals: Repainting a 100-Home Neighborhood | smart environment | Scoop.it
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ]
Previous efforts of Favela Painting transformed 34 buildings in Rio de Janeiro via huge rainbow-colored community mural, creating jobs and beautifying an area often feared by outsiders.
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Mushroom-inspired campus clinches top architecture prize for students - eco-business.com

Mushroom-inspired campus clinches top architecture prize for students - eco-business.com | smart environment | Scoop.it
eco-business.com Mushroom-inspired campus clinches top architecture prize for students eco-business.com The structures, which integrated innovative systems such as earth-air tunnels to reduce the need for air-conditioning and rainwater harvesting...
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Five Community Centers Built by the People for the People

Five Community Centers Built by the People for the People | smart environment | Scoop.it
The Rural Sports Center in San Pedro Apóstol, Mexico. Credit: Rootstudio.
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