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  • Solar powered pole lamp.

    A solar powered pole lamp with 3 petals placed at varying heights to form a tree-like canopy. Solar cells are positioned on the top of each petal beneath a clear high-impact acrylic lens. Warm-light LEDs are mounted on the underside onto a highly reflective luminaire behind a translucent acrylic lens. Each unit consumes between 25-50 watts of power. Contact sales@qnuru.com for purchase information.

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    Cal Earth Vision

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    Superadobe houses address the shelter needs of world’s poorest people.

    The late visionary architect Nadir Khalili (1936-2008) made it his life’s mission to create sustainable shelter for the world’s poorest people. Under the banner of Cal-Earth, the nonprofit he founded to further his quest, Khalili invented “superadobe” technology, which uses on-site earthen material and local supplies of sandbags and barbed wire (usually in good supply in war-torn areas)......read more

    Dance Dance Revolution

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    Sustainable dance club powered by people on the dancefloor.

    Leave it to the Dutch. Harnessing dancers' kinetic energy to power the club itself? Gives a whole new incentive to partying....read more

    Eco Age

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    UK green design trailblazer Nicola Giuggioli on sustainablility and design.

    London's Eco Age is a store, showroom and consultancy that acts as a hub for all things green. Founder Nicola Giuggioli doesn't think "sustainable design" should infer any particular aesthetic. Neither do we. Here, Giuggioli discusses the concept....read more

    Colorful Commotion

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    In Berlin, a guerrilla art project makes unwilling artists out of cars.

    Last week a group of cyclists dumped 13 gallons of paint on the road at Berlin’s busy Rosenthaler Platz, creating a series of colourful lines as cars drove through.The various colours of paint were dumped onto the road in large puddles at different locations throughout the intersection. As traffic drove through, the paint was spread around creating lots of colourful lines. The whole action took......read more

    Futuristic Forests

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    O2 Treehouse builds geodesic domes in tree canopies, where not even Bucky Fuller imagined them. Talk about space-age sustainability.

    Founded by future-focused architect Dustin Feider, O2 Treehouse designs and builds geodesic domes for leafy habitats. The company is guided by principles of sustainability; domes are hung in the canopy using a cable suspension system, so not a single hole is drilled in the host tree during installation; also, because the polygon design distributes stress evenly across the entire structure, the......read more

    Alter Eco: Entourage Goes Green

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    The HBO series cleans up its act with a little help from the SHFT founders.

    In this episode of ALTER ECO, Adrian Grenier gets a better understanding of Entourage's environmental footprint and implements a few changes to the set....read more

    Obama Hot For Retrofitting

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    President gets hot and bothered over improving energy efficiency in your home.

    On a visit to Home Depot in Alexandria, VA yesterday, President Obama said retrofitting homes to improve energy efficiency is "sexy". What's sexy about it, he said, is "saving money". Ohhkayyy. We can think of a few sexier things than saving money - like, for example, grilled cheese sandwiches, or clipping our nails - but anyway. Whatever floats your boat, Mr. President.......read more

    What Is Missing?

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    Maya Lin's new "Listening Cone" installation brings attention to the crisis of collapsed biodiversity.

    In San Francisco, the main component of Maya Lin's What Is Missing? art project - a "multi sited artwork dedicated to bringing awareness to the current crisis surrounding biodiversity and habitat loss" - was unveiled yesterday. Lin, who is best known for her design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., says this memorial will be her last. "My goal with......read more

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