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08.23.11

Beekeeping Takes off at O’Hare

Last year we wrote about beekeeping programs at Düsseldorf International Airport and seven other airports in Germany, where bees have helped monitor local air quality since 1999. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is now the first US airport…

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06.27.11

in.gredients : 100% package-free grocery store

A new grocery store soon to open in Austin will offer shoppers 100% package-free products. The new store, in.gredients, is aimed at helping to curb the 1.4 billion pounds of waste Americans create every  day, 40% of which comes…

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06.08.11

National Gallery’s Living Wall & Van Gogh

We love the artistry and practicality of living walls. The National Gallery in London has taken it to the next level, with a replication of Van Gogh’s A Wheatfield, with Cypresses using over…

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06.01.11

Shipping Containers As Backdrop To Rio’s Tim Festival

It’s music festival time of year, and these days concert goers are getting a mix of music and green thinking. Festival organizers must consider the logistics of creating (and then dismantling) stages and structures for…

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05.27.11

Brands: Gucci’s Green Eyewear Collab

Can we indulge in life’s little luxuries and toe a greener line? Gucci is making a go of it, teaming up with eyewear producer Safilo for an August launch of four sustainable models of innovative acetate sunglasses.…

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05.23.11

Places: World’s First Solar Powered Town?

Last fall, we added a 40kW solar installation on our roof, with the idea that we could power all the computers, monitors and printers in our building with renewable energy. So it’s with considerable interest-…

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