It’s been a rollercoaster week for environmentalists – first Ivanka and Donald trump met with Al Gore to discuss climate change, but then the President Elect turned about face and picked a climate change denier and friend of the fossil fuel industry to lead the EPA.
And then this morning we learned that Leonardo DiCaprio met with Donald Trump to try to school him on climate change. At least there’s some good news in Standing Rock – this week the US Army officially blocked the Dakota Access Pipeline in a major win for protestors. (But don’t get too complacent about this issue yet…)
In design news, America’s first urban “Agrihood” has risen in Detroit and it’s feeding 2,000 households for free. Researchers developed a new type of super battery that could charge phones in seconds and electric cars in minutes. And PLP Architectures proposed a network of crazy CarTubes that could move city traffic underground.
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When is a pillow more than just a pillow? While most pillows are filled either with goose down or synthetic foam, this unusual Hullo pillow is filled with buckwheat hulls, and devotees say this unique material makes for an amazing sleep experience.
How stone can help you create a more sustainable home
It’s no coincidence that world’s oldest man-made structures are built from stone – it’s one of most durable, low-maintenance materials on earth, and it won’t rot, mildew, or disintegrate over time. Find out more about how to create a more resilient home with Mother Earth’s more durable material.
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ANNOUNCING: Our Artisan Moss Giveaway Winners!
Drumroll please! We’re excited to announce that the grand prize winner of our Artisan Moss giveaway is… Eliza Jandrasi-Shaughnessy! We’d also like to extend congrats to our 2nd place winner Monica Seoane and our runners-up Sarah Ann Waldron and Ed. Thanks to everyone who entered!
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