United Nations recognizes first-ever carbon-neutral soccer club

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The Forest Green Rovers, a Gloucestershire-based team in the English Football League, who prides itself as “the world’s greenest football club” has been recognized by the United Nations as the world’s fist ever certified carbon-neutral club. The team joined the Football League last year in its first ever debut in the 129 year history of the club and is part of League Two.

Along with receiving the prestigious designation, the professional football club has has signed up for the United Nations Framework… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Cleverly rotated volumes make the most of a tiny Shanghai apartment

With a population of over 24 million, it’s no wonder than apartments are small in the Chinese megacity of Shanghai. Thanks to clever space-saving techniques and design, however, making life pleasant in small spaces is more than possible, as seen in this recent apartment renovation on Kangping Road. Local architecture practice TOWOdesign transformed a 430-square-foot dwelling into the 10 Degrees House, a multifunctional abode that uses enclosed volumes to cleverly delineate its various programs… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Movement to save grizzly bears from hunters scores a victory

Thomas Mangelsen who brought fame to “Grizzly 399″, a female Yellowstone bear with her three cubs now recognized all over the world, has been selected to receive a hunting license in Wyoming. The photographer was one of 7,000 hopeful lottery applicants to appear on the “Issuance List” released on Thursday by the state’s Game and Fish Department. However, unlike the majority of entrants in Yellowstone’s first bear hunt in nearly half a century, Mangelsen hopes to tag his catch in a photo rather than… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Colorful raised gardens bring greenery and shelter to the Thames riverfront

Cities across the world are reclaiming their waterfronts, including London where a series of verdant gardens are sprouting to reconnect the populace with the Thames River. As part of the Nine Elms Riverside Strategy to revitalize the waterfront in South West London, local architecture practice Studio Weave was tapped to design a landscaped pavilion that draws inspiration from the bygone industrial era. Raised on timber-clad steel columns, the pavilion—called the ‘Nine Elms Thames Walk Pavilion’—combines… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

A striking modernist home in Joshua Tree can be yours for $498K

If you’re a fan of multidisciplinary American artist Fritz Haeg, here’s your chance to own and live inside one of his unique works. Located in Joshua Tree, this eye-catching Haeg-designed home has hit the market for $498,000. Sandwiched between two large five-acre Bureau of Land Management (BLM) parcels, this Joshua Tree home offers spectacular views in every directions.

Located on a sprawling 45-acre lot at 2373 Arizona Road, this Fritz Haeg Joshua Tree residence is a one of… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

An urban farm and restaurant flourishes in Utrechts circular pavilion

A new restaurant celebrating sustainability has opened in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Designed by Dutch architecture firm cezeped, The Green House is a “circular” pavilion that houses a restaurant, urban farm and meeting center. Created as part of an initiative by Strukton Ballast Nedam and Albron, the experimental and temporary venue follows eco-friendly principles and features modular components so that it can be dismantled and moved to a new location in the future.

The Green… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

School-in-a-Box brings the gift of learning to children in Papua New Guinea

Americans often take education for granted. Whether kids attend public or private schools, the opportunity to learn is always there, from kindergarten through high school and often beyond. Many squander this priceless endowment that many kids around the world only dream of. School-in-a box, the brainchild of Sydney architect Stephen Collins and various international non-profit groups, has made that dream a reality for many children in Papua New Guinea.
In the Beginning
Four years ago, Collins read… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Only 13% of Earth’s oceans remain untouched by humans for now

Only 13% of the planet’s oceans are unaffected by human activities such as fishing and pollution according to a study from the Wildlife Conservation Society. This comes after studies in January and February revealed dead zones of marine wildlife quadrupling since the 1950′s and industrial fishing areas now covering half the world’s oceans. The study, published in Current Biology and executed in tandem with the University of Queensland, has completed the first systematic analysis of the Earths’s blues… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Hunters issued permits to import lion trophies to United States

A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has revealed that the U.S. government has issued over three dozen permits allowing trophy parts hunted from lions to be brought back into the United States from Africa. The hunters’ allowance of trophy elephant tusks was already set back in March 2018. The 38 permits issued to 33 lion hunters between 2016-2018 sanction the import of these trophy hunts undertaken in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Tanzania, Namibia and South Africa on a case by case basis. Both animals… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Taj Mahal will be restored to original glory thanks to environmental and cultural push

One of the Seven Wonders of the world the Taj Mahal, India’s famous monument to love and popular tourist destination, is sparking a powerful environmental and naional heritage movement in India’s city of Agra where it resides. The city can be found about 130 miles (210 km) away from the Indian capital, New Dehli, or eighth on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) list of most polluted cities.

The WHO reported that “92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO’s… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building