The subject of refused waste and dumpsites has brought to the idea of a new group of products based on a material which can be viewed as a symbol of environmental sickness, the big black trash bags. Doubled and reinforced as it is usually done for leather it acquires a different appearance and touch that gives it a new dignity and a quite special appeal.
The bellow Shopping bag is designed to imitate the structure of plastic bags. SAVE WASTE FROM WASTE is a slogan machine embroidered on the bag, leather trimmed and closed by a stud.
To achieve the museum’s programmatic and sustainability goals, its staff worked closely with the Office of University Architects (OUA) to design a structure that would nearly triple the museum’s gallery space and improve the environmental quality of the site. Early on, the design team elected to employ an independent firm, SSRCx, to track, document, verify and advise on how to achieve LEED points. Throughout the design and construction process, the design architect (Gluckman-Mayner Architects, New York), the architect of record (Stanley Beaman & Sears, Atlanta), Holder Construction, OUA and museum staff worked hard to weigh short-term and life-cycle costs to achieve their sustainability goals, ensure proper documentation for LEED credit and meet budget and programmatic restraints.
A CowPot is an exciting high-performing alternative to plastic and peat pots. Made from composted manure-fiber, their seed starter pots are made by American farmers for plant lovers everywhere. These earth-friendly “pots you plant” are made with biodegradable, 100% renewable composted cow manure and once planted quickly biodegrade giving you the benefits of manure and allowing roots to quickly expand and grow a stronger, healthier plant.
Organic Valley began in 1988 with a group of Wisconsin farmers who shared a love of the land and a belief that a new, sustainable approach to agriculture was needed in order for family farms and rural communities to survive. Frustrated by the loss of nearly 2,000 family farms each week and the staggering number threatened with extinction, these farmers set out to create a solution: organic agriculture.
With this mission in mind, the farmers formed CROPP Cooperative (Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools), which today is the largest organic farming cooperative in North America with more than 1687 farmer-owners in 33 states and four Canadian provinces. In addition to providing farmers a way to stay in business, organic agriculture fulfilled their vision for a sustainable agriculture: farming without antibiotics or synthetic hormones and pesticides, pasturing animals, and ensuring the land would be preserved for future generations.
Chevrolet is harnessing the power of the sun to install solar-powered electric charging stations for its Volts at dealerships in North America. The Green Zone initiative will generate electricity equivalent to 12 full vehicle charges per day and excess electricity created will help supplement the dealership’s power needs.
“The Chevrolet Green Zone will provide our U.S. dealers with added flexibility when it comes to charging their vehicles, while also reinforcing GM’s commitment to renewable energy projects,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Global Chevrolet Marketing and Strategy.