Galapagos
2.3K views | +0 today
Follow
Galapagos
Information about the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and South America
Curated by Dot MacKenzie
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Dot MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

Galápagos fights temptation of mass tourism | DW Travel | DW | 15.02.2018

Galápagos fights temptation of mass tourism | DW Travel | DW | 15.02.2018 | Galapagos | Scoop.it
With its iconic giant tortoises, crested black iguanas, huge ocean manta rays and a veritable menagerie of other cool creatures, the Galápagos Islands are one of the most beautiful places you will probably never visit.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dot MacKenzie from sustainable architecture
Scoop.it!

Plastic Bottle House, Developmental Association for Renewable Energies

Plastic Bottle House, Developmental Association for Renewable Energies | Galapagos | Scoop.it

One person's trash is another person’s building material...or so it would seem. In the village of Sabon Yelwa the Developmental Association for Renewable Energies (DARE) has instigated an ingenious scheme to transform the region’s litter problem into a positive future for the community through the construction of new residences.


Via Lauren Moss
more...
Fabián Salazar Bazúa's curator insight, March 11, 2013 7:09 PM

Otro ejemplo de lo que la creatividad e imaginación puede hacer con las construcciones.

Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, March 17, 2014 5:53 PM

Creativity at its finest! In Sabon Yelwa new residences are constructed from plastic bottles. It is a great way of using something that does harm for the planet and turning it into something beneficial. DARE uses litter as a way to provide decent shelter and eliminate trash filling the streets. Plus it serves as an interesting focal piece!

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, November 22, 2014 3:28 PM

Nigeria may have a growing economy, but unfortunately, it suffers from a lack of housing for its growing population. Instead of building houses from non-renewable materials, the Developmental Association for Renewable Energies (DARE), has come up with an ingenious way to battle homelessness and the growing waste problem. Houses are being built out of plastic drink bottles filled with sand that are mortared together to build sturdy, insulated walls. While we do not often correlate developing countries with sustainability, this is truly something that could be utilized throughout the world in order to address homelessness and recycling issues around the world. 

Scooped by Dot MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

UNC researcher develops test scenarios for sustaining ecotourism in the Galapagos - UNC News

For immediate use   UNC researcher develops test scenarios for sustaining ecotourism in the Galapagos UNC models to inform Ecuadorian government may be applied to similar locations worldwide (Chapel Hill, N.C. – Oct. 10, 2016) – If ecotourism in the Galapagos Islands—a province of Ecuador 1,000 kilometers from the mainland—continues to match its growth rate …
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dot MacKenzie from sustainable architecture
Scoop.it!

WELCOME TO SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE + GREEN BUILDING

WELCOME TO SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE + GREEN BUILDING | Galapagos | Scoop.it

A daily update of current technologies, case studies, events, projects and fascinating sustainable design strategies being implemented across the globe...

Related topics include: green streets and green infographics.

 

Stay in touch:

blog:           mydstudio.com twitter:        @MYDstudio facebook:   facebook.com/MYDesignstudio google+:     plus.google.com/+MYDstudio linkedin:     linkedin.com/laurenmoss

 


Via Lauren Moss
more...
jean's curator insight, January 12, 2014 6:15 PM

szszdedefrefrf

Entreprise Peinture Deco's curator insight, January 20, 2014 10:51 AM

Bienvenue chez Entreprise Peinture Déco, Plus de 20 ans d'expérience
Devis Travaux-Peintures-Peinture Renovation,Habitat 91,77,75,78 ...
www.entreprisepeinturedeco.fr/devis-travaux/
Devis Travaux peinture renovation- Epinay-sous-Sénart 91860- Epinay-sur-Orge 91360-Etiolles 91450-Etréchy 91580-Fleury-Mérogis 91700.

Taskiy's comment, February 23, 1:56 AM
http://sco.lt/5lWzx2