German community bands together to convert old WWII bunker into a ‘green mountain’

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“We are rebuilding what we inherit.” The project’s initiative states, “Adding something to history while dealing with it and thereby reshaping history itself.”

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Cadillac unveils their new CT6 Plug-in Hybrid – a large, green luxury sedan

While the Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid may have not been the sales success that Cadillac was hoping for, Cadillac is hoping new green car strategy will make a bigger impact. Rather than produce a standalone plug-in hybrid, Cadillac will release plug-in hybrid versions of its regular lineup, starting with the new CT6 flagship.

The 2017 CT6 plug-in hybrid is just now reaching showrooms, giving Cadillac a rival to other luxury sedan plug-ins, like the Mercedes-Benz S 550e, BMW 740e and Porsche Panamera… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Flexible Garden Modules make it easy to build your own green wall

Architects and twin sisters Luisa + Lilian Parrado are on a mission to make it easy to add a stylish splash of green to your walls. The designers created Garden Module, a customizable modular wall system with a minimalist appearance. Made of steel tubes strung together with polypropylene string, these simple and three-dimensional wall modules can support up to two potted plants at a time and can be expanded to create a sprawling wall of green.

The Garden Module was recently recognized… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

REMINDER: Monday is your chance to score a free organic mattress from My Green Mattress

Avoiding toxic chemicals in food, bath products, and home cleaning supplies is the start to maintaining a healthy home, but toxins might be lurking where you least suspect them: in your mattress. The scary reality is conventional mattresses are doused with flame-retardants containing VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which are linked to allergies, asthma, hormone disruption, and even cancer. We spend a third of our lives sleeping, with our faces, nostrils, and lungs just above our mattresses, so… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Finland’s Green Party says humanity must embrace nuclear power

Nuclear energy should be an option as humanity shifts away from fossil fuels, according to a recent opinion piece penned by four members of Finland’s Green Party. The party strictly opposed the controversial fuel source in the past, but these four members say we’re losing the fight against climate change and no longer have the luxury of picking between renewable energy and nuclear power.

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Solar-powered safari lodge is a gorgeous green retreat in Botswana

Elevated on stilts, the sustainable and cocoon-like lodge takes its inspiration from the pangolin, an endangered scaly animal native to the African bush. The architects clad the curvaceous facade with natural and locally sourced shingles and woven in a View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Mark your calendars for a chance to score an organic mattress from My Green Mattress

Avoiding toxic chemicals in food, bath products, and home cleaning supplies is the start to maintaining a healthy home, but toxins might be lurking where you least suspect them: in your mattress. The scary reality is conventional mattresses are doused with flame-retardants containing VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which are linked to allergies, asthma, hormone disruption, and even cancer. We spend a third of our lives sleeping, with our faces, nostrils, and lungs just above our mattresses, so… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

LAST CHANCE: Inhabitat is giving away an Avocado Green Mattress

We spend one third of our lives sleeping, but how many of us have taken the time to learn what’s inside our mattresses? Studies have found that conventional mattresses contain dangerous levels of volatile organic compounds and could be the source of many ailments, including chronic allergies, asthma, endocrine problems and even cancer. Not to mention the fact that once traditional mattresses bit the dust, they’re synthetic materials cannot be broken down. That’s enough to cause anyone to have insomnia…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

NYC’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral goes green with new geothermal plant

When St. Patrick’s Day revelers parade past St. Patrick’s Cathedral on NYC’s 5th Avenue this Friday, they might not be aware that they will be celebrating a renewable energy future for the famous landmark. Last month, the Archdiocese of New York announced that the historic cathedral activated a new geothermal plant that will reduce the building’s energy consumption by more than 30 percent and reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 94,000 kilograms. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Philippe Starck reinvents himself again with striking green YOO Quito tower

The slender YOO Quito tower brings nature into the heart of Ecuador’s capital and marries it with luxury living. Philippe Starck, one of most influential designers of modern times, teamed up with property entrepreneur John Hitchcox, real estate developer Tommy Schwarzkopf and architecture studio Arquitectónica to create a space based on three themes– culture, nature, and minimalist design. The project is part of a larger scheme which comprises four major developments conceived in collaboration… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building