Archive for August 2009

West Coast Green returns to San Francisco

As part of a planned rehabilitation of Pier 2, Fort Mason Center plans to adopt LEED Silver standards and install a large-scale solar array, which will provide for 80% of the Center’s total energy consumption. To celebrate their commitment and to contribute to Fort Mason Center’s sustainable future, West Coast Green is convening a Design…

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Video: Meet Sensible City’s youngest client – Adora Svitak

“It is good for me to experience hardship, for I shall be less inclined toward it as an adult.” – Adora Svitak On Good Morning America, Diane Sawyer called Adora Svitak a ‘Tiny literary giant.” The title seems astute when you measure her diminutive stature against her accomplishments. Adora Svitak is an 11-year old child prodigy…

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Fast Company picks up Re:Vision Dallas

How would you create a city block that was fully sustainable? A competition to redevelop an entire block of downtown Dallas asked urban planners to do just that, and the finalists have just been announced. The competition is billed as more than pie-in-the-sky. The Central Dallas Community Development Corporation, a non-profit, is acting as lead…

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Jane Goodall to deliver keynote at 9th World Wilderness Congress

From Treehugger: Conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall will deliver the keynote address at WILD9, the 9th World Wilderness Congress (WWC), in Mérida, Yucatán, on the November 6, 2009. In addition to opening the conference, Dr. Goodall, will lead a workshop on Roots & Shoots, The Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program that has involved 150,000 youth from…

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Finalists announced for Classrooms of the Future OAC

The Open Architecture Challenge is an international design competition that’s hosted every two years.  This year, Architecture for Humanity and Orient Global hosted the competition to bring the architecture, design, and engineering community together with students and teachers to envision the classroom of the future.  After receiving over a thousand designs, each submission was rated…

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Blogs invade traditional media in Bulgaria

Sensible City’s affiliate in Bulgaria recently posted this perspective on the rising influence of weblogs (over traditional media) and gives hints to the role of social media in public relations there. With Bulgaria witnessing increasing numbers of young professionals and nearly 2.5 million internet citizens in its ranks, bloggers are now a powerful voice in social…

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UN Climate Center will be built on San Francisco’s most toxic site

The Hunter’s Point Shipyard in San Francisco is so dangerous that the U.S. Environmental Agency has designated it as one of the most polluted sites in the nation. But instead of letting the site fester, San Francisco has just announced plans to rid the shipyard of its toxins and build the U.N. Global Compact Center,…

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Update: Ecobuild Emirates Postponed

Word just reached us that Ecobuild Emirates is being rescheduled and modified to adapt to the changing economic environment in Dubai. We’ll keep you posted. Follow Ecobuild Emirates developments at http://www.ecobuildemirates.com/.

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