This pop-up rainwater pavilion in Edinburgh is designed to raise awareness about water

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Related: Four fascinating Summer Houses accompany this year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

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Crazy low Arctic sea ice levels will likely smash records this summer

Arctic sea ice levels continue to plummet. Researchers from NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center continue to track sea ice levels and have found results that given current trends, aren’t too surprising: Arctic sea ice extent is likely to break records for the lowest level this summer. May data revealed Arctic sea ice extent levels were “two to four weeks ahead” of the levels in 2012, the year that currently holds the record but probably won’t for much longer.

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8 scrumptious vegan BBQ recipes to enjoy this summer

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Teriyaki Grilled Eggplant
Grilling eggplant brings out a rich, smokey flavor, making each slice the perfect main dish to eat alone or pile on a bun. Try an Asian twist by adding some home-made Teriyaki Marinade. The porous eggplant will View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Stacked timber beams act as multi-use office furniture in this renovated barn in Belgium

A multifunctional furniture object, which can act as a shelving system, seating area, library and a staircase is nestled in a small renovated barn in Belgium. Studio Farris Architects converted the old structure into a contemporary office that marries modern design with rural architecture.

The brick exterior of the pitched-roof barn in West Flanders, Belgium, was restored to its original splendor, hiding an unlikely contemporary interior. The architects repaired the brick facade and added a large… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This Week in the Movement

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Throughout the week, we keep people up-to-date with information about the Death with Dignity movement and other topics related to end-of-life care through Facebook and Twitter. Below are highlights from this week.

Assisted death in the US:

  • First Unitarian in Newton, Massachusetts issued a public endorsement of their state’s proposed Death with Dignity Act.
  • In another fantastic op-ed about Vermont’s effort to enact Death with Dignity, Lydia Lulkin’s “All norms are made to be broken” explaines more about Senator Miller’s effort to bring the bill to the floor of the Senate for debate. Among my favorite quotes from the piece: “But are these legislators really serving their constituents if they do not allow debate to take place on an issue that is so important to so many?”
  • During this week’s TweetChat we discussed how to work with your Circles of Influence to help more people learn about Death with Dignity laws. Read the transcript, and join in the conversation any time! Our TweetChats use the hashtag #DWDchat and occur every Thursday at 6:00pm ET.
  • Last week, we asked our Facebook community what Death with Dignity means to them, and we’ve heard from a lot of people. How would you fill in the blank?
    “To me, Death with Dignity means ______________.”

Discussions about death, dying, and grieving:

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