Tag Archives: Sustainability

Hail all natural building materials… let their beauty shine through

Santiago-based Architecture Firm AATA Arquitectos Asociados has a knack for bringing to life eco-friendly concepts with a modern twist. See my other post on their prefab green cubes in Easter Islasnd, the Morerava Eco Cabins.  AATA has brought their design to … Continue reading

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Defining Ecotourism

We hear about Ecotourism all the time, it’s the latest catchphrase that everyone around is using at the drop of a hat. But do we really know what it means? According to The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), it goes beyond … Continue reading

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Quotes + Thoughts | On redefining poverty

If we stop thinking of the poor as victims or as a burden and start recognizing them as resilient and creative entrepreneurs and value conscious consumers, a whole new world of opportunity will open up. ~ C.K. Prahalad Inspiration: Frangia … Continue reading

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Professionals volunteering pro bono services for a good cause [2]

Video from Taproot Founder Aaron Hurst from Taproot Foundation on Vimeo. I stumbled upon a great non profit organization, Tap Root Foundation, whose core mission is to help provide professional services to other non profit organizations, via Pro Bono Services … Continue reading

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Professionals volunteering pro bono services for a good cause [1]

Taproot’s Approach from Taproot Foundation on Vimeo. I stumbled upon a great non profit organization, Tap Root Foundation, whose core mission is to help provide professional services to other non profit organizations, via Pro Bono Services from Expert Professionals in … Continue reading

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Hear out children speak their voices… it’s their planet we’re borrowing…!

Hello, I’m Severn Suzuki, speaking for ECO, The Environmental Children Organization. We’re a group of 12 and 13 year olds trying to make a difference. Vanessa Suttie, Morgan Geisler, Michelle Quigg, and me. We’ve raised all the money to come … Continue reading

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Stats + Facts | Some disheartening realities through figs

By Dian Hasan | February 3, 2011 They say that a picture tells a thousand words, and can travel across borders. When a picture is that compelling, often no translation is required. Such is true in photojournalism. The reverse can … Continue reading

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Green Buildings | Portland’s proposed vertical garden

By Dian Hasan | November 6, 2010 Already at the forefront of “urban green movement”, Portland, Oregon boasts among the nation’s highest per capita usage of bicycles, and the city continues to forge ahead with innovative thinking on how to … Continue reading

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Facts & Figs | On poverty alleviation ~ because they speak louder than words.

When you educate a girl in Africa, everything changes. She’ll be 3 times less likely to get HIV/AIDS, earn 25% more income and have a smaller, healthier family. ~ Ann Cotton, CAMFED Founder, organization that empowers African women through education

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Quote of the Day | On grassroots innovation in poverty alleviation

A simple bicycle, even a wooden one can help break the poverty trap. Many Africans spend up to 4 hrs each day walking and 1/4 of their income on transport. ~ Project Rwanda Cargo Bikes

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