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This 97-foot tall treehouse made from reclaimed and recycled wood gets an average of 400 visitors a week! Image: flickr
Den Gedanken der Nachhaltigkeit in allen Bildungsbereichen zu verankern, ist das Hauptziel der UN-Dekade "Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung". Umweltbildung ist dabei ein wesentlicher Bestandteil. Kinder und Jugendliche für lokale und globale Zusammenhänge und für Verhaltensänderungen in ihrer Umwelt zu sensibilisieren, ist eine der wichtigsten Aufgaben.
Are you sitting down? Statistically speaking, you probably are. But that’s not necessarily a good thing.
TerreTv est une webTv spécialisée sur les thématiques environnementales et éditée par Science Frontières Production SA. Elle est née le 15 février 2007, avec le soutien de l’Ademe, du Cnes, du MEEDDAT, de l’IRD, et de l’association Science Frontières. TerreTv est un outil écologique, en cohérence avec le message qu'elle diffuse. Internet ne présente pas les inconvénients de la presse " papier ". TerreTv s'adresse au grand public, grâce à sa démarche de vulgarisation scientifique et de sensibilisation aux questions environnementales.
(DRAFT 7. Work-In-Progress) What is the universe and where does it come from? There are two major schools of thought on this question:
THE world's financial system really is like a jungle - a realisation that may save it from disaster. An ecological theorist and the Bank of England's head of stability have teamed up to show that if you apply the mathematical models used in ecology to financial systems, they behave much like ecosystems - with similar risks of collapse. Worryingly, the models bankers now use maximise exactly those risks. Until the 1970s, ecologists believed that the more complex the ecosystem, the more stable: lose one species and the rest fill in. Then Robert May , now at the University of Oxford, and others showed that such complex systems have critical points at which a change in one species can have dramatic and non-linear effects on others.
You don't find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be).
Pure RainDrop Pure RainDrop - Clever water-saving solution, water butt with intergrated can from the Pure collection from Elho The emphasis is placed on ease of use and a clear and attractive design. Automatically fills intergrated 5 litre can during rainfall Automatic filling of 75 litre reservoir during rainfall Excess water falls back through downpipe Tap at base to fill can
Photo: Youtube Let's Hope it Won't Stay Just a Commercial (See Video Below) German car maker Volkswagen has produced a series of ads based on "fun theory", the simple idea that if something is fun or if there's something in it for you, you are more likely to do it than if you're just "supposed to". It's pretty simply psychology, yet if we look at everything we're supposed to do, that fact is very rarely taken into account by authorities. One of the ads is about a special speed camera (see the video below): Like a regular speed camera, it can fine drivers who go over the speed limit, but there's also a carrot to go with that stick. If you follow the speed limit, you are entered into a lottery with cash prizes! This is not only good law enforcement, but I also think there's a big green angle...
Music lovers can now be immortalised when they die by having their ashes baked into vinyl records to leave behind for loved ones. A UK company called And Vinyly is offering people the chance to press their ashes in a vinyl recording of their own voice, their favourite tunes or their last will and testament. Minimalist audiophiles might want to go for the simple option of having no tunes or voiceover, and simply pressing the ashes into the vinyl to result in pops and crackles. The company was founded by Jason Leach, who co-founded the techno group and record label Subhead in the 1990s and has since founded a number of other labels, including House of Fix, Daftwerk and Death to Vinyl. Leach explained to Wired.co.uk that there were a number of factors that made him launch the service, including thinking that he was "getting a bit old" and "might not be invincible".
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see also: GVCS Pattern Language Product Ecologies illustrate how the different tools of the GVCS work together. For example, motors, power units, and implements interchange within the tractor, microtractor, car, truck, fabrication, and bulldozer infrastructures. Ecologies can also refer to the way in which a set of tools can be put together to produce a wide array of products - such as the induction furnace contributing to the production of tractor parts, construction roofing, or wire.