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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.

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Architects of Spin

We have had many posts on the aesthetics of wind turbines, we even ran a photo contest on it. Now, the big guns are getting in on it- Design firms like Britain's Grimshaw Architects are developing new turbines that are elegant and inspiring. Others are
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Arowhon Pines Resort goes Green

We have always loved Arowhon Pines Resort in Algonquin Park- The hexagonal log dining room is an architectural gem and the food is always sublime. When we did our annual pilgrimage yesterday we were thrilled to find that it has gone treehugger as well!
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The Door Prize

Toronto is not historically a bicycle friendly city, but in the last few years has been trying hard to change, pointing out that switching to bikes reduces congestion, greenhouse gas emissions and obesity. Unfortunately the drivers are not, and the Door
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Forbidden Fruit

Yesterday we discussed Living on the 100 Miles Diet- Here is another reason to shop at the local farmers' market. Recently border inspections of food coming into Canada showed a wide range of toxic and often illegal chemicals- California dates with
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