This time the Brazillians have come up with something I haven’t heard of yet: creating fashion from fish skins. A good example towards sustainable living. We just need to work on that price tag …
I’m thrilled to see more and more alternative energy examples cropping up around the globe. Global warming or not, using finite resources is simply unwise esp. when these pollute our world. Society, progress, change needs to be motivated by something other than money … suppose that’s the reason why it’s so easy for developing countries […]
Southern California has experienced such devastation caused by wildfires that I wonder why homes burn down only to be rebuilt exactly the same way?! Same principle applies to dwellings and earthquakes.
I started thinking about this especially after I met the late Nader Khalali (calearth.org), an Persian-born architect, writer, and humanitarian who received his philosophical and architectural education in Iran, Turkey, and the United States.
Take Nader’s approach to building for example. He built super adobe, geodesic structures with building materials you can find anywhere. From my studies I’ve learned that the geodesic architectural design/structure offers the following benefits:
The solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse landed successfully after demonstrating its capability to fly through a full day-and-night cycle, powered and charged only the the sun.
It looks like in Manila people aren’t waiting for something like bicycling to become cool, instead, they are motivated by the need of the environment and the fact that cars stink… and just as importantly, bicycling as an exercise is simply healthy and therefore makes sense for many different reasons.