6 tips for crafting an eco-friendly Halloween costume

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It is hard to believe, but it’s almost that time of year again when sugar-hyped witches, ghosts, superheroes, and princesses will be ringing your doorbell and asking for candy. Halloween is a fun holiday for many of us, but the celebration can easily become expensive and far from eco-friendly, thanks to the decorations, candy, and greeting cards. Worst of all, the plastic-packaged costumes can also be an enemy of the environment, as well as your wallet.

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Urban Nouveau proposes to turn a historic Stockholm bridge into housing and a park

In a bid to save the historic Gamla Lidingöbron bridge in Stockholm from demolition, Swedish studio Urban Nouveau has proposed transforming the structure into 50 luxury apartments topped with a High Line-inspired linear park. Created as part of a petition to protest the tear down of the structure, the design aims to spark greater dialogue and media attention in hopes of galvanizing support for the bridge’s preservation. The design practice has also proposed using the sale of apartments to fund… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building