Environment

Window Farming Concept by Mexican Designer Suits Urban Windows

January 20, 2011 / 1 Comment

Mexican designer Jose de la O has come up with an alternative way for the people who are looking to practice urban agriculture. The outstanding feature of this proposed method is that people can build their own farm even if there are no gardens or balconies around.

Scientists Developing Energy Generating Clothes

January 17, 2011 / No Comments

Scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas are engaged in developing an innovative product. To be precise, they are spinning yarn out of powder-infused carbon nanotubes.  These may help in creating textiles that can power the electronic mobile gadgets.

South Korea Launches New Eco Credits Policy Plan

January 14, 2011 / No Comments

South Korea, with an objective to implement and promote sustainable development and green movement in the country, has announced a new policy plan. The Ministry of Environment’s new initiative is based on an Eco-credits program that enables the citizens to earn cash by switching on to green lifestyle.

Eat Green for a Healthy Skin

January 14, 2011 / No Comments

Latest research done by Dr Ian Stephen, psychology professor at the University of Nottingham, reveals that eating carrots and tomatoes could give you a glowing skin. The professor was inspired by Charles Darwin’s Descent of Man, which highlights why people have different coloring.

Costa Rican Green Hotels Get Travelocity Eco-friendly Designation

January 13, 2011 / 1 Comment

The green hotels of Costa Rica have been conferred with eco friendly designation from Travelocity Website. It features hotels that had received the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) from the Costa Rica Tourism Board. The CST program is a product of the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) which analyses the tourism sector in the country based on their achievements regarding ...

Deloitte Center Ushers in New Green Architecture

January 12, 2011 / No Comments

New Zealand is home to the nation’s first high rise tower. Adding to the charm, the new building – the Deolitte Center – has also achieved a 5-Star design rating with the New Zealand Green Building Council. The Deloitte center is a variety model in green architecture is a joint creation of architects Woods Bagot and Warren & ...

Gown Using Recycled Rubber Bands Made by New York Architect

January 7, 2011 / No Comments

A New York architect has created discarded rubber bands into an awesome gown. Margarita Mileva, made the “RB Dress”, using nearly nine pounds of the bands. This accounts for 14,235 rubber bands. Since the creator is  inspired by a variety of art forms, including the work of Swiss-German painter Klee and the early Bauhaus pioneers, this high-fashion

Richard Branson’s Son Aims to Be an Environmental Filmmaker

January 6, 2011 / No Comments

Sam is not a daddy’s boy when it comes to his profession. Well, this 25 year old gentleman is all set to escape his father’s shadow. Richard Branson’s son Sam Branson does not seem to have any genuine interest in following his father’s footsteps. Rather, he wants to make it big in the environmental activities.

Solar-Powered Student Pavilion at The Netherlands’ Erasmus University

January 6, 2011 / 1 Comment

Netherlands’ Erasmus University now sports an exclusive student pavilion that aims for zero energy. The design, conceived by Dutch firm Netherlands’ Erasmus University, targets zero energy and at the same time, has made it equally comfortable.

Google $4 Million Grant to NatureBridge Seeks to Give Environmental Education a Boost

January 5, 2011 / No Comments

Year 2011 is just in its infancy, but funds towards charity have started flowing in. Joining the bandwagon is Google, who have announced over a $4 million grant to NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service.