British Fashion Council commits to a fur-free London Fashion Week

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London Fashion Week (LFW) will be the first event of its kind to go fur free. The British Fashion Council just announced that all of the designers at the event are excluding animal fur in their clothing lines. The move is a response to the criticism LFW has received over the past two years from activists and protestors alike.

Over 250 protestors appeared at LFW last year, an increase from the 25 that showed up in 2016. With more people boycotting brands that use real fur, companies are starting… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



The largest solar farm apiary in the US opens this week

An important feature of the design system known as permaculture is the concept of stacking functions, or finding multiple uses for the same space or resource. North Carolina-based PineGate Renewables is taking this principle to a new level with the opening of the largest solar farm apiary in the United States. Starting this week, the Eagle Point solar farm in Jackson County, Oregon will host 48 hives of honey bees underneath and between the solar panels. John Jacob of Old Sol Apiaries helped to determine… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Super blue blood moon eclipse to occur next week for the first time in 150 years

On January 31, turn your eyes to the sky, because the moon is going to do something that it hasn’t done in a century and a half. On the last day of the month, lucky celestial viewers are going to witness a super blue blood moon eclipse.

So what is a super blue blood moon eclipse? Let’s break it down. The supermoon is when the full moon is closest to the Earth, so it looks extremely bright and big. A blue moon is when the moon is full for a second time in a calendar month. Then, while all… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Local residents help build pre-fab bamboo social center that can be constructed in a week

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Prefabricated garden retreat snaps together in less than a week

If your dream garden look like something from a fantasy world, you’ll love this Dragonfly Pavilion built for a backyard in Hoboken, New Jersey. Built from sustainably harvested and FSC-certified Sapele mahogany and recycled aluminum, this beautifully intricate garden shed takes inspiration from the complex pattern of butterfly and dragonfly wings. New York-based CDR Studio Architects designed this prefabricated backyard retreat, which took less than one week to install.

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Watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s riveting new climate change documentary ‘Before The Flood’ for free this week

We’ve reported before on actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s work to raise awareness of climate change. From his role service as United Nations representative to his rousing environmentalist speech at this year’s Oscars, DiCaprio has done everything he can to spread the word. Now, he’s going one step farther and making his new documentary, Before the Flood, available for free on YouTube. But if you’re interested in watching it on the small screen, you’ll have to act fast – it’s only going to… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Week 44/2015 in the Death with Dignity Movement

In the week from October 26 to November 1, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts held a hearing in the Joint Committee for Public Health for the proposed Compassionate Care for the Terminally Ill Act.

A California appeals court affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to allow physicians to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients.

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Week 43/2015 in the Death with Dignity Movement

In the week from October 19 to October 25, the new California Death with Dignity law continued generating attention, with the ballot initiative to repeal it garnering approval to collect signatures and questions arising as to implementation.

In New York a court dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state’s assisted suicide statutes.

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Week 42/2015 in the Death with Dignity Movement

In the week from October 12 to October 18, the passage of the California End of Life Option Act reverberated across the country. And the Death with Dignity movement suffered a great loss: our dear friend Dick Walters, who led the effort in Vermont to pass the Death with Dignity law in 2013, died on October 16 using medications prescribed under the law.

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Week 41/2015 in the Death with Dignity Movement

In the week from October 5 to October 11, California became the fourth state to enact a Death with Dignity statute and the fifth to legalize physician assisted dying when Governor Brown signed the End of Life Option Act. The decision reverberated across the nation.

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