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    TAG : sustainability

    Recycling a Big Box: From Abandoned Walmart to Award-Winning Public Library

     Big box stores wield such a name for good reason: they are the architectural equivalent of a giant empty box, built to hold a warehouse-full of discount goods and accommodate as many people as possible. They take up large lots of space in central and commercial districts and when a store ...

    Film Review: Tiny – A Story About Living Small

    It seems like there's a split in the American mindset. On the one hand, homes have almost doubled in size since 1970 despite a decrease in family size. On the other, there’s a growing trend against conspicuous consumption and toward minimalism. The documentary Tiny: A Story About Living ...

    Exploring Sustainability in the Heart of the Panamanian Jungle

      Kalu Yala, the world’s most sustainable town, is a “tropical laboratory” in Panama.A 7,000-acre valley in the heart of the Panama tropics houses the site of Kalu Yala, a settlement on the verge of becoming the world’s most sustainable and self-reliant modern town. Just an hour from ...

    Green Architecture Reaches New Heights with Milan’s Vertical Forest

    The world’s first vertical forest paves the way for advances in urban ecology. As Earth’s population rapidly moves past sustainable levels, the need for groundbreaking advances in the reduction of C02 emissions has become increasingly apparent. Architect Stefan Boeri with Boeri Studio ...

    Unlearning and Rewilding: An Interview with Miles Olson

    The author of Unlearn, Rewild talks about engaging with the wild earth and why sustainability is not enough. In a world that feels like it’s beginning to crumble around us, it seems like everyone’s peddling a solution. Slap some solar panels on it. Drive an electric car. Join a CSA and ...

    Book Review: Unlearn, Rewild

    Unlearn, RewildBy Miles Olson Published in 2012 and available through New Society PublishersIf you could rewrite the ending to Where the Wild Things Are, would you? In the beloved children’s book, Max—sent to his room for acting wild—imagines his escape to the world of Wild Things. When ...

    Using Your Phone to Connect with Urban Nature

    When we look at the physical makeup of urban areas, it's obvious that we've transformed a natural wilderness into a modern forest of steel and concrete. The truth is we're still surrounded by nature in the middle of the city, but our lives are simply too fast and our attention too fractured to ...

    Getting Kids In On a Sustainable Future

    A sustainable future means teaching kids about climate change and living in balance with the earth. Green School's "Greenest Student on Earth" contest will reward three environmentally conscious students with a year-long scholarship.When it comes to saving the planet, there’s plenty of urgent ...

    The Science of Sustainability

    Raj Patel is a writer, academic, and activist. He is the author ofStuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, and the New York Times and international bestseller,The Value of Nothing. He has also published widely in the academic press, with articles in peer-reviewed ...

    Real Change is Up to Us

    Woody Tasch is the founder and chairman of Slow Money, an organization that urges Americans to invest in small, sustainable, and local food systems. The Slow Money alliance doesn’t maximize investors’ profits regardless of environmental and human costs—which is exactly the point. ...

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