For years I have been asking my students at Ryerson School of Interior Design to define the term Sustainable Design , in the hope that someday, one of them will come up with one that makes sense. I am still waiting. EcoHome, the AIA's green housing
Have you got what it takes to win an International Green Award? These awards have built an increasingly prestigious profile over the last few years with both pioneering names and young innovators being rewarded for their extraordinary work in promoting
In and around Barcelona slow food and local delicatessen have become quite the thing lately. Projects like the slow food restaurant Fastvínic or the happy pig farm Finca del Saüc are popping up like mushrooms. Via the blog
Yemen's mountainous capital city of Sana'a is rapidly running out of water. What's the solution? According to the recent winner of an global prize for urban innovation, Yemenis need to look to their rural past to protect their future of their cities.
This week we've been talking about the incredible winners of the 2011 Goldman Environmental Prize winners. This prize is one of the most esteemed in the environmental community for activism, and the winners are incredibly
When the Chernobyl disaster struck 25 years ago, Ursula Sladek, a woman from the small community of Schönau in Germany's Black Forest, was sparked to action. She started what would become a decades-long, nationwide
Today is day three in our series of interviews with 2011 Goldman Prize recipients. Raoul du Toit began working on rhino conservation as a Program Officer for the International Union for Conservation of Nature's African Elephant and
This year's North American recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize has been spending more than a decade working in his Texas Gulf Coast community to fight for stronger environmental regulations, better
Who's the best national and international politician or political watchdog? Where's the best place for energy policy? Individual action on environmental issues is a great thing, an important thing, but without political action
Can we call'em? Last year we called Interface our Best of Green Residential Architect for their " tough, gritty work in tough, gritty neighbourhoods, which is exactly where the important work will be done."