Around the World with Mrs. Green

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Little Free Library
Take a Book – Return a Book

A sense of community, reading for children, literacy for adults and libraries around the world. What a concept!

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Chris Jordan – Midway Project

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan/believer in the work of Chris Jordan. I interviewed Chris on June 2, 2012 about his Midway Film. I should warn you this intro film will make you weep for the baby albatross, and for our planet. To know better is to do better.

Listen to my interview with Chris

See how Chris’ work has influenced 2nd graders on Lopez Island, WA



Construction Sites Into Gardens: Spain

Construction Site in Spain turned into a vegetable gardenSpain is littered with vacant lots and half-built apartment complexes, where developers ran out of money when the construction bubble burst.

But in one Madrid barrio, neighbors are putting an abandoned tract of urban space to creative use.

Behind a chain link fence, in a dusty weed-filled lot between two soaring apartment blocks, Emilio de la Rosa is planting vegetables.

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Dressed for Green Success: Armani, Italy

Armani eco-friendly dressWhile actors and actresses alike grabbed first honors at this year’s Golden Globe Awards, another milestone was made on the red carpet itself: the first sustainable creation from fashion icon Giorgio Armani.

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A Green Building that Will Move You:  The Dynamic Tower, Dubai

Dynamic Tower in DubaiBreaking the rules of gravity, the Dynamic Tower is the brainchild of Florentine architect David Fisher.  It is a skyscraper in continuous evolution, facing the future. It’s the world’s first building in motion, taking the concept of green buildings to the next level, generating electricity for itself, making it the first skyscraper designed to be entirely powered by wind and sun. Currently under construction.

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Air France and Airbus have completed the world’s greenest commercial flight by combining the latest fuel and air traffic management technologies. The flight from Toulouse-Blagnac to Paris-Orly using an Airbus A321 has been able to demonstrate the cutting in half of CO2 emitted compared to a regular flight.

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Eco-friendly diapers that can be washed up to 600 times before disposal and permeable concrete that facilitates storm water recovery and reuse are just some of the products exhibited at the Green Solutions fair in Mexico City.

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