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04.29.11

Design: Van Alen Books

The world seems to be moving away from books, but Van Alen Books is making a statement. Not only does the new bookstore boast interesting green design elements (recycled doors turned into shelf space, benches, staircases…

04.19.11

Places: Hong Kong Honey

We’ve done a few posts on urban beekeeping- from a hotel rooftop apiary in Boston to a UK supermarket keeping bees to help pollenate local crops. The above video, via…

04.14.11

Hug Your Farmer: New York City Farming

We spotted this great video about some enterprising NYCers trying to cultivate urban farms. [Source: Petrina TV] Nourishing NYC East Harlem nourishingnyc.org Brooklyn Grange Farm Queens brooklyngrangefarm.com Bobo Greenwich Village bobonyc.com People’s Garden NYC City Hall, Manhattan peoplesgardennyc.org

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03.28.11

Volvo Ranked Top Sustainable Automaker…sort of

We like to read up on- but don’t always write about- the latest concept cars, the super-performing hybrids and the oddball inventions. In general, though, those cars are either

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03.21.11

Scandinavia’s Green Roof Revival

The concept of a green roof is nothing new in Scandinavia, where homes have been covered with sod and bark since the age of the Vikings (and before). By the 19th century, modern materials (iron, slate, etc…)…

03.15.11

The Perennial Plate’s ‘Real Food Road Trip’

Synergy is a wonderful thing! Chef/food entrepreneur/”real food” activist Daniel Klein has been celebrating many of the same ideas that inspire us, all via his The Perennial Plate, an online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous…

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