Monthly archive December, 2007
Let's go fly a wind turbine!

Let’s go fly a wind turbine!

If you were a wind turbine, would you rather be stuck on the ground where wind patterns are weak and volatile, or be flying high in the sky where wind is consistent and plentiful?  I’ll take the latter, thank you very much!  Our comrades at Magenn Power are on the same page.  They’ve come up...
HYmini: Clean, green, portable charging machine!

HYmini: Clean, green, portable charging machine!

Picture this:  It’s a beautiful spring day and you’re on a nice bike ride, rockin’ out to the latest Radiohead album that you have pirated on your iPod nano.  Your cell phone rings…. you turn on your bluetooth headset and join in on a teleconference without breaking pace.  Life is good.  You think to yourself,...
Can science save the environment?

Can science save the environment?

As climate change has become an increasingly ‘hot topic’, there has been a lot of emphasis on cutting carbon emissions.  Countries across the world are stepping up to the plate and making substantial efforts to do their part.  New Zealand for example, is looking to be the world’s first carbon neutral country, an astonishing and...
Project7ten: Freshest of the fresh

Project7ten: Freshest of the fresh

I might get a little emotional with this post, I’m not gonna lie.  The Project7ten LEED Platinum residence is just too funky fresh for words… A moment of silence is in order to absorb the images you are about to see.,,, This model residence, located at 710 Millwood Avenue in Venice, California draws metro hippies...
Garage door windows in Vancouver

Garage door windows in Vancouver

Suweeeet!!!  I’ve been jones’n to use a garage door for a window on a project for a long time… now I can see what it looks like first hand!  Located in downtown Vancouver, Townline developed this 1168 Richards Street project, which features 12 units on 6 floors. Now that’s urban living! For those Canucks out there interested in...
Jimi: The wallet for people who hate wallets

Jimi: The wallet for people who hate wallets

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I despise wallets… they seem dated, unfashionable and oh-so-uncomfortable stuck up next to your right ass cheek… Could someone please design something fresh and practical???… Oh, what’s that?  there’s already something out there?  The Jimi??  Right on!!! That’s right… the Jimi!  Made from 100% recycled plastic, the streamlined card and cash holder is meant for...
As Modest Mouse sings... 'Float On.'

As Modest Mouse sings… ‘Float On.’

The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated areas in the world and half of it is at or below sea levels.  Two-thirds of the country would be inundated if there were no dikes and coastal protection.  With increasing floods and rising sea levels, many are concerned as to what the landscape will look like in decades to...
Get Hip Get Green

Get Hip Get Green

A five with ten zeros after it = 5 hundred billlion = the number of plastic bags humans go through each year.  99% of these end up in landfills.  It takes about 430,000 gallons of oil to produce 100 million plastic bags.  Each plastic bag will take 1,000 years to decompose. Over 100,000 sea turtles and other...
Green Playbook: New resource for greening infrastructure

Green Playbook: New resource for greening infrastructure

A great resource for communities looking to ‘get their green on’ has been recently released.  It is the Playbook for Green, developed by Holland Barrs Planning Group.… The Playbook, a web-based resource, provides strategies, tips, and tools that cities and counties can use to take immediate action on climate change.  It is designed both for communities that...
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