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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch #sustainability #thinkdifferently

There are five areas in the world’s oceans that have accumulated vast quantities of garbage in the form of waste plastics. One of these areas…

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Eat chocolate and save our trees #sustainability

Chocolate grows on trees…you knew that, right? Chocolate is made from cacao seeds that have been roasted and ground and then produced in liquid, paste…

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Can air pollution affect our intelligence? #science #sustainability

Researchers for a joint Chinese-US study have explored the impact of air pollution on human intelligence. The study, over four years, tested the maths and…

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Waste recovery on a floating bike #sustainability

Since 2017, one man is trying to make a difference in London on a floating bike ! thousands of kilograms of plastic waste A former…

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It’s not just about CO2 #science #sustainability

Scientist, Dr Sarah-Jeanne Royer  has discovered that plastic is responsible for more of the methane gas in our sea water. It was previously thought that the…

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Water train #innovation #sustainability #travel

This passenger train emits water… Transports 300 passengers at 87 mph 500 mile range What are we waiting for?! Cordia iLint Coradia iLint is an…

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Recycled art #design #sustainability

Ellipsicoon Designed by Ben Van Berkel, UNStudio, these amazing organic structures were conceived from recycled material the “Revolution Precrafted” pavilion. The sculptural structures are handmade…

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A floating nuclear reactor #energy #sustainability

Do we want the risk? The image shows the Russian 70-megawatt “Academik Lomonosov” that will be towed from the Baltic Sea past Norway to Murmansk.…

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Microsoft go underwater for sustainability #technology

Microsoft have been focusing on sustainability and developing solutions for future data centres under water. By anchoring the centre, which are similar to a shipping…

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Half a billion trees! #rebootme #sustainability

6000 workers : 500,000,000 trees Every year! These are the stats for Canada’s annual forestry industry. As the wood is harvested for wood pulp and…

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Bamboo architecture #delight #thinkdifferently

Located in Chongzhou City, in the Chinese Sichuan Province, Archi-Union have created a sensitive piece of architecture with this Cultural Centre that provides flexible spaces…

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Hope for the future and innovation #entrepreneurs #health #sustainability

These four inspiring young entrepreneurs were highlighted by the BBC’s Zaria Gorvett. We have summarized their remarkable innovation and encourage you to read the full…

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Urban modular farming #innovation #sustainability #food #farming

A design collaborative in China has been developing sustainability concepts for an “Urban village agriculture” that combines simple materials and tested technology to optimize the…

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We need to #thinkdifferently about our marine environments #sustainability

The International Community have designated parts of our seas, oceans, estuaries and large lakes as “Marine Protected Areas.” The concept is to promote conservation in…

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Energy positive design – the new future for #sustainable #design

Powerhouse is a collaboration between a contractors, property developers, design and environmental consultants to create commercially viable buildings that are “energy positive,” proactively addressing the…

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Tesla power in your home #innovation #sustainability #renewables

Tesla (website) are leaders in electric vehicle innovation. Their advancements in compact battery technology have revolutionized the industry and made electric cars viable, albeit at a…

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Escape underground to beat congestion? #urbandesign #innovation #thinkdifferently

You have to #thinkdifferently about the problems we face in a world today wth an ever expanding population and challenges to grow our infrastructure to…

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Geothermal powerstation that achieves negative emissions #sustainability #innovation #thinkdifferently #rebootme

Climeworks and Reykjavik Energy have started running the first power plant confirmed to produce “negative emissions” — that is, it’s removing more CO2 than it…

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The Wooden Oscars #design #sustainability #thinkdifferently

For over thirty years the Wood Design & Building Awards program have been recognizing excellence in the use of wood products and their application in…

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Robots speed up structural reinforcement #sustainable #thinkdifferent

This is true innovation. Take an issue of lack of labour and use technology to supplement repetitive tasks. I think this is brilliant in how…

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10 Modular designs using shipping containers #design #thinkdifferently

I wonder how long it will be before the cost of a standard shipping container goes up because we’re all using them for other functions?!…

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Central Park’s water #sustainability

This is incredible! I was certainly naieve to the fact that the “lake” in Central Park, New York City, was polluted given all the media…

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From grain to modern art #sustainability

Heatherwick Studio have redeveloped a former grain silo to create the “Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa,” the world’s largest museum of African contemporary art.…

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Radical #architecture from around the world #thinkdifferently #sustainability

The range of design ideas and concepts is in itself impressive… Architecture platform Rethinking the Future (RTF): to create a “new window on international trends…

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The world’s #tallestbuilding … in #wood !

Shigeru Ban Architects, working for the developer PortLiving, have designed the world’s tallest hybrid timber building in the Coal Harbour district in Vancouver, Canada.  …

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1 – 10 of sustainable architecture apparently…

This ArchDaily article lists this year’s top ten most sustainable projects as judged by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) AIA top 10 Share this reboot

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@WaterSeer2017 magics #water from thin air. #thinkdifferent

Sustainable innovation – instead of trying to refine existing approaches and technologies to sourcing water, the WaterSeer organization changed the focus to accessing the moisture in…

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Living in the Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle conjures up images of extreme weather conditions, but one family has managed to create their own cozy oasis in the far reaches…

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Designing for well-being

I consider that sustainability extends beyond the obvious “green veneer,” the ubiquitous solar panel or the wind turbine. As an Architect I seek opportunities with…

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skyscrapers from wood & glue

University researchers in the UK are exploring cellulose and xylan on a molecular level that could lead to innovations in strengthening wood materials. Molecules 10,000…

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