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Lloyd Alter

Lloyd Alter

Writer / Toronto, Canada

Lloyd Alter is design editor of TreeHugger. He has been an architect, developer, inventor and prefab promoter.
He contributes to MNN.com, The Guardian, Azure and Corporate Knights magazines, and is Adjunct Professor teaching sustainable design at Ryerson University School of Interior Design. Lloyd is a Past President of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario.


In the course of his work developing small residential units and prefabs, Lloyd became convinced that we just use too much of everything- too much space, too much land, too much food, too much fuel, too much money, and that the key to sustainability is to simply use less. And, the key to happily using less is to design things better.

You can follow Lloyd on Twitter, Facebook and Google+

Latest Stories from Lloyd Alter - Page 697

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Materials Monthly II

When we last wrote about Materials Monthly Reader Christy questioned its treehuggerness; This month there is no question at all. Editor Jennifer Siegal has picked a formaldehyde free and incredibly strong Strandwoven bamboo material that can be used
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Toronto's Becel Ride for the Heart

by remarkable coincidence Toronto's annual Ride for the Heart took place on Sunday, on two of what are normally the busiest expressways in the City. The Gardiner expressway is a 60's vintage eyesore, but at the slower speed of a bicycle the view from
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Massive Change: Second Thoughts

This Treehugger has never been a fan of Bruce Mau. We thought the book he designed for our favourite living architect, Rem Koolhaas, was a massive doorstop. We could not understand why this guy who dips his feet into every profession is treated as a
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What is Biodegradable?

Toronto's alternate weekly Now Magazine has a regular column on evironmental issues called Ecoholic. This week they raise an issue of some importance in a city where so much of our garbage is trucked to landfills in Michigan- what does biodegradable
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Onsustain.com

Onsustain.com is a new online shopping site that is promoting sustainable design, which they define as follows: "Design is about creativity, functionality, statements, trends, concepts, and communication. Sustainability is the same. The time for
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