urbanfarmingphotos:

Agriculture: Growing crops in vertical farms in the heart of cities is said to be a greener way to produce food. But the idea is still unproven.

urbanfarmingphotos:

Agriculture: Growing crops in vertical farms in the heart of cities is said to be a greener way to produce food. But the idea is still unproven.

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fabriciomora:

Architects: Laboratoire D’urbanisme Agricole
Project: Launch Of Lua And Its Website
urbanhedgerow:

Integrated vertical farming as part of the urban hedgerow…?

urbanhedgerow:

Integrated vertical farming as part of the urban hedgerow…?

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jointhereformation:

#jointhereformation 

jointhereformation:

#jointhereformation 

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A Two-Minute Introduction To The World Of Fast Fashion

See how fast fashion depletes the environment and takes away profit from small businesses. 

lureofluxe:

Have five minutes? Check out this short video about sustainable design from the University of the Arts London. It reiterates what we already know but often seem to forget: every little effort to help the environment matters.

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Ecouterre

sew-it-forward:

One of the best websites for an insider on eco-fashion news and upcoming products and fashion shows.

sew-it-forward:

One pair of jeans can use 10,000 liters of water just to be produced! This is just the beginning of their full life cycle!

sew-it-forward:

One pair of jeans can use 10,000 liters of water just to be produced! This is just the beginning of their full life cycle!

(Source: jointhereformation)

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Nhu-Thu Nguyen uses a technique called shredding in order to upcycle an old knit sweater. 

sew-it-forward:

Nhu-Thu Nguyen uses a technique called shredding in order to upcycle an old knit sweater. 

(Source: refashioner)

Why shouldn’t sustainability be as central to style as silhouette? Why should it be hard to stride forth in the confidence that you are doing no harm to people or planet?”
- Marion Hume

kateoplis:

In 2012 alone, EPA estimates that 14.3 million tons of textiles were wasted.
Here are a few things you can do:
"1. Buy secondhand when you can. Purchasing something that already exists is the most sustainable thing you can do. 2. Support organic; by supporting organic products (and therefore production) we protect our soil, our water, and the people in the fields who harvest. 3. Look for recycled material use."
Wear No Evil

kateoplis:

In 2012 alone, EPA estimates that 14.3 million tons of textiles were wasted.

Here are a few things you can do:

"1. Buy secondhand when you can. Purchasing something that already exists is the most sustainable thing you can do. 2. Support organic; by supporting organic products (and therefore production) we protect our soil, our water, and the people in the fields who harvest. 3. Look for recycled material use."

Wear No Evil

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sustainabledesign-diy:

What is sustainable design?
As stated by GSA, sustainable design “seeks to reduce negative impacts on the environment… [by reducing] consumption of non-renewable resources, [minimizing] waste, and [creating] healthy, productive environments.” (“Sustainable Design”)

Sustainable design aims to optimize the environment through changes made in our lifestyles.  The principles of design are to optimize potential, reduce energy and water consumption, enhance quality of life through households and products and to optimize maintenance. By applying these principles, we can better the environment and ourselves. (“Sustainable Design”)
"Sustainable Design." Sustainable Design. Web. <http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104462?utm_source=OGP>.

sustainabledesign-diy:

What is sustainable design?

As stated by GSA, sustainable design “seeks to reduce negative impacts on the environment… [by reducing] consumption of non-renewable resources, [minimizing] waste, and [creating] healthy, productive environments.” (“Sustainable Design”)

Sustainable design aims to optimize the environment through changes made in our lifestyles.  The principles of design are to optimize potential, reduce energy and water consumption, enhance quality of life through households and products and to optimize maintenance. By applying these principles, we can better the environment and ourselves. (“Sustainable Design”)



"Sustainable Design." Sustainable Design. Web. <http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104462?utm_source=OGP>.

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theenergyissue:

Ecological Minimalism: Shigeru Ban’s Paper Architecture

Winner of this year’s Pritzker Prize, the most prestigious award in modernist architecture, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has forged a career based on his revolutionary yet restrained use of humble materials. Ban is perhaps most famous for his innovative work with paper, particularly recycled cardboard tubes. He has noted that he is attracted to paper because it is cheap, recyclable, low-tech, replaceable, and produces very little waste. Indeed, his DIY refugee shelters (used in Japan after the Kobe earthquake, in Turkey, Rwanda and around the world) composed of recycled cardboard tubes are very popular and effective for low-cost disaster relief-housing. Even the structures Ban has designed for prestigious cultural and institutional clients are built with low-cost, sustainable materials and are often meant to be recycled. Ban’s Japanese pavilion building at Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany, a 72-metre-long gridshell made with paper tubes, for example, was ultimately recycled and returned to paper pulp. His structures do not announce themselves with the typical hallmarks of sustainability; rather, they seem to quietly embody it. This design approach, which dignifies and normalizes ecological mindfulness, appears especially innovative at a time when environmental issues are still “othered.” 

(Source: newyorker.com)