Category Archives for "Environmental"

Dryland Harvesting Home Hacks Sun, Rain, Food & Surroundings…

When Brad Lancaster and his brother bought their home in downtown Tucson, the streetscape was a dusty place, devoid of trees or any vegetation. In 1996 Lancaster and his neighbors started an annual tree planting project, which up until now has resulted in over 1,400 native food-bearing trees being planted (usually with water-harvesting earthworks) in the […]

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China Plans To Build Its First “Forest City” To Help Combat Air Pollution…

Just weeks after Stefano Boeri announced plans for China’s first vertical forest, the Italian architect unveiled an even more ambitious vision: Forest Cities. Scaling up from his tree-clad Bosco Verticale skyscraper, Boeri created a blueprint for new cities in China that will be blanketed in greenery to fight air pollution. The first implementation of the nature-filled […]

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Beautiful Tiny Turf House In Iceland – Full Tour & Interview…

Turf houses are the original green buildings because they were built using local and natural materials. In Southern Iceland they used turf from the local wetlands and lava stones to build thick walls that would insulate the houses against wind and cold weather. They imported small amounts of wood, or used driftwood. Most turf houses […]

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11 Years Living Off-Grid In An Earthship Style House…

Hélène Dubé and her partner Alain Neveu have lived off-grid in Quebec, Canada for 11 years in a self-built earthship style home made of recycled tires filled with earth and large south-facing windows. Their water is gravity fed from a spring-filled cistern placed up the hill from their home, their power comes from solar energy, and they […]

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