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Micro-city in the desert embraces a utopian, sci-fi design

Micro-city in the desert embraces a utopian, sci-fi design

Arcosanti is a futuristic city located in the high desert of Paradise Valley, Arizona. It was designed by the late Paolo Soleri who broke ground on this project in 1970. In the late 60s, his concepts were embraced by the “hippie” counter-culture, dreaming of a utopian existence with life on a more human scale. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos […]

The Ellen DeGeneres Fund helps to anchor conservation hub

The Ellen DeGeneres Fund helps to anchor conservation hub

The Ellen DeGeneres campus of the Fossey Gorilla Fund is a new educational center in the Virunga Mountains of Rwanda. It aims to serve as a worldwide model for responsible design and construction focused on ecology. This building is a $15 million investment that anchors the region as a conservation hub for ecological preservation and education in Africa. Continue reading […]

Two-Thirds of Alaska’s Kenai Fjords Glaciers In Retreat, Study Finds

Almost half of Kenai Fjords National Park, which sits on the southern coast of Alaska, is covered in glacial ice. As temperatures rise, almost two-thirds of the park’s glaciers are in retreat, a new study finds. Of the 19 glaciers dotting the park, 13 have shrunk substantially, according to the research, which tracked their movements using satellite imagery from 1984 […]

California could be hit by a megaflood in the future

California could be hit by a megaflood in the future

A new study published in the journal Sciences Advances on Friday warned that California could be hit by a “megaflood” in the near future. Coming at a time when the state and entire world is grappling with historic droughts, the prospects of a megaflood may seem unlikely. However, the researchers say that climate change has created a ripe environment for the megaflood […]

Green beauty bars from Solidu come in plastic-free packaging

Green beauty bars from Solidu come in plastic-free packaging

Solidu tosses out everything we know about shampoo, including the 80% water that is in most bottles. The story starts and ends on a journey with nature, and the result is a product line aimed at clean ingredients and clean bodies.  Founder Vaiva Zvirblyte was born in Lithuania, but lived in Shanghai for many years. Ready for a change, she […]

Visit a silent disco where plants are the DJs

Visit a silent disco where plants are the DJs

Like humans, plants are living things. What’s interesting is that plants somehow communicate information to each other and are able to do so even across great distances. There is a definite language among plants. That’s what the Greenhouse Silent Disco is all about. This exhibit attempts to connect with the hidden, mysterious world of plants, something that more humans should […]

National Teachers Colleges Uganda wins Architizer award

National Teachers Colleges Uganda wins Architizer award

Uganda’s National Teachers Colleges project by Oubuntu-DASUDA and bkvv architects has just won the Public Award from the Architizer A+ Awards 2022. The popular choice winner in the Architecture for Good category, National Teachers College, or NTC Uganda project, is a large campus renovation at two locations near Kaliro and Mubende, Uganda. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos The project […]

3 eco-friendly wall coverings for your next project

3 eco-friendly wall coverings for your next project

Each product we bring into our home is worthy of consideration. From gifts to groceries, we’re surrounded by plastics and toxic materials. So when it’s something as long-standing as the wall coverings in our space, it’s worth really putting a microscope on finding sustainable, and appealing, materials to surround ourselves with. Here are a few companies to consider.  Continue reading […]

The Three Cricketeers: Betting on Bug Food to Help the Planet

The Three Cricketeers: Betting on Bug Food to Help the Planet

For Claire Simons and her husband, Chad, it all started when their son brought home a snickerdoodle made of cricket flour one Earth Day. The cookie was delicious, and the next day the Simons — long concerned about the American diet and the destructive impact of industrial farming — began building a cricket habitat in their basement. A year later, […]

An animal reserve in Belgium replaces old, unused buildings

An animal reserve in Belgium replaces old, unused buildings

Set in the Kempen Nord of Antwerp, Belgium, Prinsenpark is an estate originally intended for royalty. Never previously developed, the grounds are now the focus of a master plan to provide access for visitors and a reserve for animals. Studio Jan Vermeulen in collaboration with Tom Thys Architects designed the new park buildings to replace old buildings on the site.  […]