Call it Etsy East: But instead of hip young American artists trying to renew the crafting tradition, the hands behind the goods for sale on the online marketplace Kadın Eliyle belong to low-income Turkish women.Although there is a strong tradition of
Green space has quantifiable benefits that can help close the 'health gap' between rich and poor, according to a new report by the British medical journal The Lancet. And you don't need to go all the way back to nature to reap the rewards.
In Turkish, the word for a slum is gecekondu, meaning "settled overnight." A prefabricated house doesn't go up quite that quickly, but mass production can make homes--of both the conventional and ecofriendly type--available
A country's newfound prosperity can often be a mixed blessing for the environment. When people have more money, they tend to consume more and create more--and different kinds of--trash. Although the percentage of Turkish
Hibernating bats in Havran, near Turkey's Aegean coast, can rest easy this winter, thanks to a decision by local authorities to hold off on pumping water into a nearby dam reservoir, an action that would have flooded their cave.
With up to 2 billion of the world's people lacking adequate access to water and $500 billion changing hands annually in global water markets, it's no wonder that "water is the new oil" has become a popular buzz-phrase--almost to the point of cliché.
In the fashion parade that is İstiklal Caddesi, the massively popular pedestrian shopping street running through Istanbul's Beyoğlu district, denim is the undisputed king. And you don't see too many plain pairs of
Istanbul undoubtedly has one of the world's great market cultures. But the entire city, home to 12.5 million people and stretching for 600 square miles, did not have a single organic market until two years ago.
Living in the urban jungle of Istanbul, it's easy to forget how lush and beautiful much of Turkey is. Forests cover 27 percent of the country, giving the photographers who entered the 'Trees and Forests of Turkey' contest plenty of material to work with.
When I first moved to Istanbul, I asked the friend I was staying with where I could take out the trash. "Just leave it in that pile on the curb," she said. "Someone will come pick it up." Someone did, and although my current street has a dumpster on
Admit it, you've been there: curled up on the couch in your pajamas, watching a good movie, and thinking to yourself, "The only thing that would make this better right now is a pint of New York Super Fudge Chunk and a spoon--but
While drug companies continue to say its not happening, school nurses around the country are saying more and more parents are at a loss for solutions, reports MSNBC. One nurse even reported a parent, whose child has been
There are lots of eco-tees out there today, we'll admit it. The tees designed by Me to We clothing have improved on the design of most eco-tees in that they fit better because they are cut longer and larger than your standard
In a practice I can hardly fathom, the Turkish government has been giving 155 million new textbooks each year to students, most of which are thrown into the trash at the end of the year rather than simply requiring they return them for use by next year’s
If you are a safe traveler, then a European holiday is a safe bet. If you do have a taste for the exotic, traveling around the Middle East is full of surprises and intrigue. And eco-tourism is spreading through the Middle East. A typical journey (by
We've seen the Suitcase Bike, House in a Suitcase and the transforming Suitcase Chair; now, check out Sit Bag, from Turkish design collective MayBeDesign. They've classed up some old suitcases to create some retro-inspired seating that puts the