Architecture For Humanity: Southern California Wildfire by Cameron Sinclair
"This week wildfires have ravaged Southern California. Their path and scope have been quite unpredictable and devastating to thousands of homes from Los Angeles to San Diego. Rebuild San Diego, the local chapter of Architecture for Humanity, and Architecture for Humanity Los Angeles have been working on the ground responding to volunteer needs at Qualcomm Stadium and other venues in the city of San Diego."
EcoFabulous: A Fabric Frenzy of Innovation by Zem Joaquin
"Your eco-options for fabrics need not be limited to cotton alone, though. The market has expanded into greener territory with even some seemingly odd innovations, sometimes called "new organics." Perhaps the most publicized has been Ingeo, a company that makes a fabric from corn."Green Options: Everyday Environmental Heroes: Makena Brown's Recycling Project Gavin Hudson. "Makena Brown, grade 8, has a plan to help keep the planet healthy and make money, too. Makena collects all of her family’s recyclables and stores them in the back yard. About once a month, she and her family load up the car with the many bags of bottles and cans and take them to the local recycling center. Because it’s her project, Makena gets to keep the money paid by the recycling center for the aluminum, plastic and glass. 'Makena is the chief of our recycling plant,' says Mr. Brown proudly. 'She’s the recycling queen.'"
The Good Human: Carnival of the Green # 100 by David
"I am pleased and honored to be hosting the 100th Carnival of the Green. 100? Really? How times flies! That is quite an achievement…100 weeks of Green-ness! Without further ado, here are the articles that were submitted and that made it into the Carnival this week."
WorldChanging: This Halloween, Treat Kids to Fair Trade by Erica Barnett
"Farmers in Africa's Ivory Coast, where nearly half of the world's cocoa is produced, receive about a penny for every 60-cent candy bar produced--a fraction of the value of their labor. Most cocoa farmers in this part of the world live in dire poverty, making as little as $30 to $100 a year. Partly for this reason, many cocoa farmers in this region rely heavily on abusive child and slave labor."