Sustainable Design

  • Summer 2017 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Zero Waste Japanese Town

    Touted by many as the world’s “first zero-waste town,” Kamikatsu, the small mountainous town on the island of Shikoku, Japan,…

  • Blog, Sustainable Design

    Germany Breaks A Solar Record

    …Gets 85% Of Electricity From Renewables

  • Blog, Sustainable Design

    Creature Comforts: buildings designed for humans and animals

    Most animals, apart from pets, are seen as unwanted invaders in our homes, but some structures are built to attract…

  • Spring 2017 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Eco Villages

    Eco villages are intentional communities whose goal is to become more socially, economically and ecologically sustainable.

  • Sustainable Design, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Freegan Pony

    Freegan Pony is a restaurant that fights “Food Waste” in Paris, France and is the only one of its kind…

  • Fall 2016 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Solar Roadways

    The act of driving on them creates energy, and each individual panel is connected to smart meters, which optimize their…

  • Sustainable Design

    RePurpose ReUse ReCycle ReClaim ReInvent

    Repurposing, Reusing. Recycling, Reclaiming and Reinventing reduces the amount of waste that is sent to overfilled landfills around the world.

  • Summer 2016 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Mr. Trash Wheel

    The innovative Mr. Trash Wheel gets help from nature to clean up Baltimore’s polluted inner harbor. By combining old and…

  • Spring 2016 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Noor Complex Solar Thermal Plant

    A giant solar thermal plant called the Noor complex, in Morocco, is using energy from the Sun to power the…

  • Eco Tip, Sustainable Design

    Old School: Napkin Rings

    When shopping for napkins, I try and choose cloth napkins that are easy to wash, and preferably don’t need to…

  • Sustainable Design, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Eco-Home Inside A Greenhouse

    It’s an innovative, out-of-the-box and under-the-greenhouse idea that not only keeps the house warm, but also protects it from weathering…

  • Fall 2015 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Original Unverpackt

    Since plastic waste from food packaging is an issue close to my heart, I’m so happy that a zero-waste grocery…

  • Summer 2015 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    The Ecocapsule

    The EcoCapsule lets you live off the grid anywhere in the world!

  • Sustainable Design

    Sustainably Repurposing “Waste Fabric”

    The inspiring work ethic of YA LIVING and its creator Lisa Bittan is in step with living more sustainably through…

  • Sustainable Design

    At the Flea

    Fleamarkets, antique stores and shops that offer vintage items for sale are the ultimate in eco-friendly shopping.

  • Spring 2015 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    First Carbon Neutral prefab house

    Currently on display in Melbourne’s City Square, the 800 square foot contemporary designed structure boasts airtight indoors to lock in…

  • Artist, Sustainable Design

    FLOCK at Lotusland

    Lotusland is a dreamy 37-acre estate and botanical garden created by Madame Ganna Walska near Santa Barbara, California and is…

  • Sustainable Design, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    Goodfluence Tour

    I love this story. This grassroots movement plans on spreading food gardens all over America and making food free for…

  • Sustainable Design, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    The Jellyfish Barge

    Antonio Girardi and Cristiana Favretto of Studiomobile created a floating modular greenhouse that sits upon 96 repurposed plastic drums.