The adorable Acorn tiny cabin is made of wood salvaged from an old mansion

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These enchanting, off-grid cabins are handcrafted from salvaged materials

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This sculptural home takes cues from the sloping Hollywood Hills landscape

Tucked inside a quiet and wooded site of Nichols Canyon is the Hollywood Hills House, a sculptural home that boasts cutting-edge green technologies and materials. Los Angeles-based design practice Tighe Architecture crafted the home for a musician and took inspiration from the terrain to form the curvaceous, multi-story dwelling. Spanning an area of 5,200 square feet, the home is faced with an abundance of full-height glazing that create a seamless connection between the indoors and out.

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Virgin Atlantic plane takes flight with fuel from recycled waste

A Virgin Atlantic plane, flying from Orlando to London, has become the first commercial flight to use jet fuel partly made from recycled industrial waste. The Boeing 747 — which landed at London’s Gatwick Airport — used a blend of normal jet fuel plus ethanol made from waste gases.

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Walkers launches free recycling program amid growing pressure from critics

An online social media campaign calling for popular UK chip manufacturer Walkers to adopt a more sustainable packaging method has succeeded. After hundreds of thousands of empty potato crisp packages were sent back to the company by environmental critics the PepsiCo owned company is launching a free recycling initiative to collect and repurpose their packaging. Initially the company intended to adopt a better packaging solution by 2025 to curb its growing waste crisis, but pressure from consumers… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This charming, solar-powered tiny home is handcrafted from reclaimed wood

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Austin passes law banning restaurants from throwing out food waste

Restaurants in Austin, Texas have revamped operations this week by adopting sustainable measures for their food waste. According to a new law, which went into effect on Oct. 1, local eateries must now dispose of waste in a responsible manner as part of Austin’s Universal Recycling Ordinance (URO). The businesses are encouraged to chose from a variety of options including donating their unconsumed goods, sending leftovers to farms or composting organic waste in order to divert trash from landfills…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Architect crafts a new work studio from an old shipping container

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A sustainable campus is built from 22 recycled shipping containers

The International Sustainable Development Studies Institute in Thailand is taking their own teachings to heart with the development of a 17-shipping-container sustainable architectural design for their campus. The multi-unit complex includes classrooms, a library, gym, conference rooms, office, restrooms, kitchen, and outdoor spaces. Another container houses a cafe.

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DIY fall decor using upcycled items from thrift stores

Fall is a great time to bust out new decorations, but you don’t have to break the budget to make your house stand out. Making your own fall decorations is a great way to save money and help the environment at the same time. From floating shelves to fall clothing accessories, here are 8 fall decorations you can make from common thrift store items.
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Nothing says fall like fresh pumpkins. You can proudly display these fall staples using an old cake stand, or build your own from… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building