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A slide show of four different green roofs around the world.
Three indoor compost containers!
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The Growing Home Incentive Program, in New Orleans, gives residents a $10,000 discount off of neighboring lots—provided that they turn it into a garden. Landscape architect Abigail Feldman, the director of the program, talks about some of the amazing changes made in the city through the program.
Four programs across the country—in Maryland, Texas, New York, and Indiana—give financial incentives to residents who create green gardens at home.
Related Topics: Ideas | Green | Eco-friendly | public programs
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Rebecca Burgess's Fibershed challenge—to wear clothes that are farmed, created, and dyed with materials made within 150 miles of her front door—takes the idea of living locally and buying American to a whole new level. We report on her project, including her garden of indigo plants grown to create natural blue dyes.
Related Topics: Ideas | Blue | Brown | Green | crafts | DIY | Eco-friendly | indigo
We review Rebecca Burgess's new book Harvesting Color, a guide to making your own dyes from plants for yarn and fabrics.
Related Topics: How-To | Blue | Green | Orange | Pink | crafts | DIY | dyes | Eco-friendly | fibers | How-To
Anna Laurent gives step-by-step instructions for how to turn found wood into a magnificent floor lamp that's easy, inexpensive, and super stylish.
Hero Design Lab, a small Toronto firm, joins the rain barrel movement with its RC 1 rain collector, proving that stewarding resources doesn't need to come at the detriment of design. PLUS: Enter for a chance to win one!
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The bio bus, a mobile science laboratory that travels around New York and the Midwest, providing science education to schoolchildren, also has a living, growing roof that is both aesthetically and functionally green—reclaiming common urban space and transforming it into a moveable garden. Created by Marco Castro Cosio, this living bus roof (his digital prototype is shown above) is an unusual take on green roofs.
Made of New York salvages timber from old Manhattan buildings and repurposes it in this collection of handmade home furnishings. The weathered wood, finished in natural tones or primary color stains, manages to look both urban and rustic.
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