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biofuel: the false promise

biofuel: the false promise

The wide range of fuels derived in some form or other from biomass are gaining fame and popularity. Although there may be some forms of biofuels that will make sense at some point in the future, especially if produced and used locally, regarding this form of power as the Holy Grail of green energy is […]

biotek activity book for kids

“Welcome to the Biotechnology Basics Activity Book (PDF – 1.72 MB). This is an activity book for young people like you about biotechnology — a really neat topic. Why is it such a neat topic? Because biotechnology is helping to improve the health of the Earth and the people who call it home.” http://www.whybiotech.com/resources/activity-book.asp This […]

hair soaks up oil spills

You shampoo because hair collects oil. That means it can collect petroleum oil spills too. Over 300,000 pounds of hair are cut each day in the US and not to mention all the clippings from pet groomers. We hope you’ll enjoy this little film about Matter of Trust’s “Oil Spill Hair Mats Program” http://www.MatterOfTrust.org Our […]

eneropa: our energy future?

eneropa: our energy future?

Rem Koolhaas‘s architectural practice OMA has created an audacious design for an Europe-wide power network tapping into the different regions’ various renewable energy capabilities. Commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, the proposal claims it would cut carbon emissions in Europe by 80% by 2050. OMA’s proposal also cheekily redraws the map of Europe as ‘Eneropa‘, […]

open source ecology

Factor e Farm One Room Schoolhouse from Marcin Jakubowski on Vimeo. Open Source Ecology is a movement dedicated to the collaborative development of tools for replicable, open source, modern off-grid “resilient communities.” By using [permaculture] and digital fabrication together to provide for basic needs and open source methodology to allow low cost replication of the […]

lorraine gauthier + lisa moffitt: sustainable building panel

lorraine gauthier + lisa moffitt: sustainable building panel

subtle technologies presentation This panel will investigate some architectural projects that make use of sustainable building practices. Lorraine Gauthier Work Worth Doing Now House™ – One small house. One million opportunities. One of our biggest environmental challenges is improving the energy efficiency of houses that exist now. I will describe our progress in creating environmental […]