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Why This Gives Me Hope for the Future (ft. @Saint Andrewism) How oysters can stop a flood. THE FUTURE OF CITIES. Sustainable City. Evidensia - informing action for a sustainable future. Bamboo DNA. Eco Cooler, un climatizador ecológico, gratuito y sin electricidad. Este aire acondicionado casero está compuesto por materiales reciclados y no necesita electricidad, puede construirlo cualquier persona en cualquier parte del mundo gratis.

Eco Cooler, un climatizador ecológico, gratuito y sin electricidad

¡Y funciona! Los sistemas más rudimentarios a veces son los más sorprendentes (recuerda aire acondicionado vs ventilador). El ejemplo de hoy es la perfecta ilustración: En Bangladesh, ingenieros han desarrollado un aire acondicionado casero 100% ecológico, un aire acondicionado que no necesita electricidad para funcionar! Una invención ejemplar y llena de ingenio. Eco cooler (el nombre de este invento) ha sido diseñado por Grameen Intel Social Business, una empresa que trabaja para encontrar soluciones tecnológicas que puedan estar disponibles para toda la población. Relacionado: ¿Por qué han trabajado en un aire acondicionado de bajo costo? La idea era simple, pero a la vez muy ambiciosa. Con un simple tablero y unas cuantas botellas de plástico, puedes bajar la temperatura 5 °C en pocos minutos!

Activist develops way to oxygenate your house using plants. List of tool-lending libraries. Tools available for borrowing at Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, Vermont The following tool libraries allow patrons to borrow tools, equipment and "how-to" instructional materials, functioning either as a rental shop, with a charge for borrowing the tools, or more commonly free of charge as a form of community sharing.

List of tool-lending libraries

The Tool library performs the following main tasks: Tool Lending: all kinds for use in volunteer projects, facility maintenance and improvement projects, community improvement events, and special events.Tool Advocacy: for the complete and timely return of all borrowed tools, to guarantee the long-term sustainability of available inventory. Staff also seeks compensation for lost tools and tools returned late.Tool Maintenance: performing routine maintenance and repairs on all equipment to ensure good condition and to extend the lifespan of the inventory. MIT Students Create A Brick That Could End Pollution From Dirty Brick Kilns.

India's brick industry, spread out over 100,000 kilns and producing up to 2 billion bricks a year, is a big source of pollution.

MIT Students Create A Brick That Could End Pollution From Dirty Brick Kilns

To fire to hot temperatures, the kilns use huge amounts of coal and diesel, and the residue is horrendous: thick particulate matter, poor working conditions, and lots of climate-changing emissions. MIT students have created an alternative. The Eco BLAC brick requires no firing at all and makes use of waste boiler ash that otherwise clogs up landfills. "Clay bricks are fired to 1,000 degrees Celsius," says Michael Laracy, a graduate student who's worked on the project. "They consume a tremendous amount of energy from coal and there's also the issue that these bricks are made completely of topsoil, so they're depleting the amount of farmable land [the Indians] have. " 10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome. Earthships are 100% sustainable homes that are both cheap to build and awesome to live in.

10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome

They offer amenities like no other sustainable building style you have come across. For the reasons that follow, I believe Earthships can actually change the world. Delta Wasp the 3d printer for clay houses. Ecointeligencia - ponte al día en diseño sostenible! Hamburg sets out to become a car-free city in 20 years. Hamburg City Council has disclosed ambitious plans to divert most cars away from its main thoroughfares in twenty years.

Hamburg sets out to become a car-free city in 20 years

In order to do so, local authorities are to connect pedestrian and cycle lanes in what is expected to become a large green network. In all, the Grünes Netz (Green Web) plan envisages “eliminating the need for automoviles” within two decades. By connecting the entire urban centre with its outskirts Hamburg is expecting to smooth inner traffic flow. Soon to Grace the New York Skyline: Towers Made of Fungus - Megan Garber. The mycelium is the vegetative network that forms the underground section of a fungus.

Soon to Grace the New York Skyline: Towers Made of Fungus - Megan Garber

It grows quickly, and stretches around any place that offers it space to grow. It is stringy. It is, as a network, sturdy. It looks, in general, like this: Wikimedia Commons. Smog-Eating Sidewalks, They Do a Body Good. The eco-makeover of urban surfaces continues.

Smog-Eating Sidewalks, They Do a Body Good

First came white roofs. Then so-called cool pavement. Forget Wall-E—Make Room for ERO, the Concrete-Eating Robot. SCAPE: Projects. Design & Urban Planning. Fundación Centro Experimental Las Gaviotas. Un Nuevo Renacimiento en el Trópico Por: Paolo LugariDirector GeneralFundación Centro Las Gaviotas “Todo viene de todo, todo está hecho de todo y todo regresa a todo”Leonardo Da Vinci En Gaviotas, empezamos nuestros ensayos, diciendo que un texto sin contexto, es un pretexto.

Fundación Centro Experimental Las Gaviotas

Pongámonos, pues, en contexto: Gaviotas nació por casualidad, pasando de la utopía a la topía, es decir del sueño a la realidad, disfrutando la belleza de la extrema dificultad. Friends of Gaviotas - Home. Tomorrow's cities: How the Venus Project is redesigning the future. 25 August 2013Last updated at 19:34 ET. Urbanismo. DISEÑO Archivos. Kalundborg Symbiosis. Elegantemebellishments. This Mexico City Building Eats Smog For Lunch. Centre for Alternative Technology Home Page. Off the Grid Build. Transition Culture.

Brazil's Largest City Takes on Transition - Permacyclists #15. How Electricity, Water And Food Could Be Produced In Desert Areas With Minimal Ecological Footprint. By Jeff Spross on January 30, 2013 at 2:30 pm.

How Electricity, Water And Food Could Be Produced In Desert Areas With Minimal Ecological Footprint

This Zero-Energy Building Uses Algae for Power and Shade. In a little over a month, a new German building will be the first in the world to have a "bioreactor facade" that can create energy, provide shade, and control light.

This Zero-Energy Building Uses Algae for Power and Shade

The walls facing the sun are lined with giant glass panels that act as microalgae farms: fed with water and sunlight, the tiny plants grow until they're big enough to be harvested and sent to a nearby biogas plant to generate energy. The glass panels are also designed to capture the warmth of the sun to heat the building and provide hot water. Excess heat can even be stored in the ground as geothermal energy. Since the algae grows fastest in the summer when the days are long and there's more sunlight, it can double as shade to help keep the building cool. It also helps insulate the building throughout the year. News - Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility. Earthship. South and East view of an Earthship passive solar home Earthship typical floorplan.

Sustainable Green Buildings - Earthship Biotecture. 'Earthships New Solutions' Official Trailer. Garbage Warrior [Full Length Documentary] SOFTWALKS. Alternative Off Grid Housing for a Globally Conscious Community. Green Housing.