The Kochs are longtime libertarians who believe in drastically lower personal and corporate taxes, minimal social services for the needy, and much less oversight of industry—especially environmental regulation. These views dovetail with the brothers’ corporate interests. In a study released this spring, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Political Economy Research Institute named Koch Industries […]

Video: How e-waste is recycled (product designers, get ready to flinch) – Core77

Video: How e-waste is recycled (product designers, get ready to flinch) – Core77

Video: How e-waste is recycled (product designers, get ready to flinch) – Core77

Video: How e-waste is recycled (product designers, get ready to flinch) – Core77

The Designers Accord | Integrating sustainability into design education: The Toolkit.

The Designers Accord | Integrating sustainability into design education: The Toolkit.

The Designers Accord | Integrating sustainability into design education: The Toolkit.

The Designers Accord | Integrating sustainability into design education: The Toolkit.

After spending 21 months studying box fabrication and shipping, Fuseproject realized that any improvement to that already lean system would merely be incremental. So instead, the “clever little bag” combines the two packaging components of any shoe sale–the bag and the box–with high-tech ingenuity. The bag tightly wraps an interior cardboard scaffolding–giving it shape and […]

Bent by the Sun: Change Observer: Design Observer

Bent by the Sun: Change Observer: Design Observer An interesting meditation on patterns of pre-industrial production and sustainability in Japan. Here is a snippet: …The final conversation was about microclimates. Master Nishioka was describing to me how important it was to match a tree to its structural use in the building, based on where on […]

Digital Garden at Leetsdale event

Cultural Event Opportunity The Digital Garden on Leetsdale community garden and digital media learning center hybrid, is having a sheet mulching and BYO BBQ day this Saturday (April 17th) from 10am-dark (weather permitting). This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about sustainable gardening, permaculture, and sheet mulching. The event will be at the project space, 4500 […]

Museum of Outdoor Arts | EXHIBITIONS

Museum of Outdoor Arts | EXHIBITIONS Cultural Event Opportunity Element House architecture for a new ecologySat Apr 10, 2010 Sat Aug 14, 2010Location: Indoor GalleryOpening Reception: April 10, 2010 5-9pm Lecture at 4:30 The Museum of Outdoor Arts will open Element House – architecture for a new ecology with an opening reception on Saturday, April 10th from […]