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Sustainable Rooftop Agriculture Guide

Sustainable Rooftop Agriculture Guide

The Sustainable Rooftop Agriculture Guide is derived from a research thesis by Joshua Foss, Aaron Quesnel and Nina Danielsson at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden in the spring of 2011. This guide should act as a general resource to help city stakeholders better understand the role rooftop agriculture (RA) can play in...
Western Harbour, showin' how it's done

Western Harbour, showin’ how it’s done

Blonde babes on bicycles and exceptional eco-design… arguably my two favorite things on planet Earth. This being said, I’ve been a pretty happy camper the past 9 months as I’ve been living in Sweden, home to an abundance of both these glorious entities. As much as I’d like to write about stylish ladies cruising around...
A Greener Way to Die

A Greener Way to Die

Going green is about to get deadly. Strap into your seat and get ready to learn all about the art of dying sustainably. Hear me out, this will be hauntingly interesting stuff! So I recently came across an intriguing article entitled “Planning for the Disposal of the Dead” in a journal issue of the American...
4 Rules for Improved Bike Parking

4 Rules for Improved Bike Parking

Current society caters to motion; drive-thrus being perfect examples.  Meals, marriages, and medications can be acquired on the go, in a box, without standing up.  Since their dawn of creation, automobiles have been accompanied by mottos and slogans verbalizing freedom and the wild wind in your hair.  However, what these slogans do not articulate is...
Bug Dome in Shenzhen

Bug Dome in Shenzhen

So to celebrate this Chinese New Year, the year of the rabbit, I will share a post on a wicked project from a couple of years back… It has nothing to do with bunnies… rather bugs.. but it is in the Chinese city in Shenzhen, so maybe that’s enough of a connection? The ‘Bug Dome’...
I'm Blu (da bad dee)

I’m Blu (da bad dee)

Wow… it’s been a fair while since I’ve been on this ol’ blog here… apologies for being a bit distant!  Well I’ve got a rockin’ new theme going which has me enthused to start writing again.  And… saying that I’ve been a bit distant is actually not a complete lie… the past 5 months or...
Minnesota Nice, Ride

Minnesota Nice, Ride

If you’re dialed into the transit scene here in America, you’d probably know that Minneapolis is where it’s at for bikers.  Bicycling magazine recently named the City of Lakes the #1 bike-friendly city in the country, dethroning the strong bike scene in Portland, Oregon.  Portland still maintains the highest percentage of commuters that ride, but...
Bike to Work Week!

Bike to Work Week!

Hey folksies, happy bike to work week!  The weather here in Minneapolis is absolutely gorgeous and the number of peops on two wheels is definitely more than usual… we however have a long way to go to catch up to Utrecht, Holland, the country’s 4th largest city in which 1/3rd of its residents commute by...
PHV 4 Twenty11

PHV 4 Twenty11

It’s official, Toyota will have a plug-in Prius ready for the 2011 model year… dubbed the Prius PHV, the flagship hybrid sedan will continue to push green driving mainstream.  The efficient set of wheels will add a short all-electric range as well as the ability to drive highway speeds under electric-only power. Depending on driving...
GenGreen 4 Life

GenGreen 4 Life

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to say that going green is not convenient… tools are being rapidly developed to help us connect to all the rockin’ eco-products and services out there… very exciting times!  A couple weeks back GenGreen, a leading green directory, and 3rdWhale Media, a provider of mobile solutions for the sustainably savvy, joined...
Mob That Carrot!

Mob That Carrot!

The vast majority of environmental initiatives usually involve things like regulations, lawsuits and boycotts… Yuck!  These tactics have proven to be effective in their own way, but generally they don’t engage and empower people to strive for positive action.  Carrotmob is a refreshing new concept that is out to change this… They’ve set up a...
Lucky Produce Gets Skyline View

Lucky Produce Gets Skyline View

Get your green thumb on, urbanites, rooftop farming is on its way and is here to stay!  Leading the charge is Rooftop Farms, a Brooklyn-based operation that has created the nation’s first commercial garden constructed on top of a building.  The 6,000 square foot farm lies above an old bagel factory in the Greenpoint section...
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