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This modern solar-powered retreat is topped with a massive green roof

Outside the concrete jungle of São Paulo, Brazil is a solar-powered holiday retreat that fully embraces nature. Brazilian architecture firm Studio MK27 designed the striking home, called the Planar House, for a couple and their three children. 40 more words

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HOK designs aquaponics facility to alleviate Kansas Citys food desert

Nonprofit Nile Valley Aquaponics is raising fish in a Kansas City food desert—and they’re creating jobs, providing healthy food and promoting sustainable urban farming in the process. 45 more words

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Bronx community garden transformed with sustainable improvements

A newly renovated community garden just opened up in the Bronx in New York City. Fannie’s Garden at Paradise on Earth, a venture of the New York Restoration Project, received a dramatic upgrade with sustainable features like permeable pavement, a rain garden, and a shade structure designed to support solar panels — just to name a few. 28 more words

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The City of London will be powered with 100% renewable energy by October 2018

The City of London, the historic “Square Mile” central district of London, will soon switch onto clean energy in a big way. Starting in October 2018, the City of London will source one hundred percent of its power needs from renewable energy sources by installing solar panels on local buildings as well as making investments in larger solar and wind projects and purchasing clean energy from the grid. 18 more words

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The Agraloop turns food waste into sustainable clothing fibers

Don’t throw it out, throw it on. The Agraloop Bio-Refinery, a new technology developed by materials science company Circular Systems S.P.C., is capable of turning food waste such as banana peels, pineapple leaves, and hemp stalks into natural fiber that can be woven into clothing.  21 more words

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This space-saving tiny home offers sustainable housing atop garages in Sydney

As the housing crisis in Sydney continues to intensify, some have begun tapping into the real estate potential in the city’s backyards and alleys. In a bid to catalyze the development of ‘laneway studios’, Surry Hills-based McGregor Westlake Architecture has offered a small and sustainably minded housing model that builds atop existing garage units. 18 more words

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