Conservation

Picture Perfect Invisible Treehouse Comes Up In Sweden

July 15, 2010 / 1 Comment

When architects Tham and Videgard announced their intention to build an almost invisible treehouse, they were told it would be impossible to pull it off. But the duo have been able to successfully build one, and have plans to replicate it to be a group of six invisible treehouse units, that will be Treehotels in Sweden.

South Korea Doles Out Tax Lollies For Green R&D

July 14, 2010 / No Comments

The Government of South Korea has made its support for a greener world clear by announcing big tax benefits and support for eco-friendly technology and research. They expect that this will also be advantageous to increasing competitiveness in this field.

Green Crusader Wu Lihong On A Mission To Make Lake Tai Pristine Again

July 14, 2010 / No Comments

Wu Lihong, a former factory salesman, is on a crusade to save Lake Tai – China’s third largest freshwater lake – once considered an ecological treasure.  With the boom in Chinese economy, authorities in the province of Jiangsu, east China, welcomed the industrialization that was happening around the lake. Twenty years later, the once proud water body is a teeming ...

Welcome to H2Otel: Prototype of Hotel Powered by Water Ready in The Netherlands

July 13, 2010 / No Comments

A new prototype for a hotel that is powered by water has been designed by architecture firms RAU and Powerhouse Company – based in the Netherlands. Called the H2Otel, this could be the beginning of a new type of hotel that uses water in oxy-hydrogen generators for the hotel’s cooling, heating, cooking and power generation.

Korean Air Appoints Teddy Bear Crew to Spread Green Message

July 8, 2010 / No Comments

It is all about going green in the skies. Korean Air is bringing in a unique eco-friendly management system in its bid to cut down on the environmental impact of air travel. Korean Air has appointed a pair of 'Teddy Bear Crew' to spread the green message.

New York City Kicks Off Unique Clothing Recycling Program

July 8, 2010 / No Comments

Post September 2010 if you are out in New York City, chances are that you would be contributing to initiatives aimed at turning the globe green. During the month, New York City will be throwing open one of the largest textile-recycling initiatives in the US. It has been pointed out that more than 1,90,000 tons of textiles had ...

Water recycling is fun with beautiful Emscher Community Garden

May 31, 2010 / 1 Comment

Most of us would equate Community Park with recreation replete with athletic fields, swimming pools and other special entertaining features. How about a Community Park that awakens us to what is out of sight and thus out of mind? Rotterdam and Paris architects Ooze in collaborated with artist Marjetica Potrc have created a community garden, which is also a water ...

DIY means to collect water using rainwater cistern

May 6, 2010 / 1 Comment

It makes little sense to let the rainwater drain especially when you are living in a region with perpetual water shortage but receives ample downpour. Rainwater harvesting could help resolve your water shortage problems, and all that you need to do is install a rainwater cistern. Purchase a cistern from a whole variety of range available in the market, keeping in ...

How To Be Green In The New Year – Part 2

January 5, 2010 / No Comments

Switch to Paper Plates! Again, you may think I have lost my mind, but just follow this logic. Here in the United States, many rental apartments are now charging for your water usage. In fact, many communities are penalizing people who do not conserve water by adding a tiered pricing scheme based on previous years usage.