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Hope In The Era Of Trump's Climate Foolishness

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The Editorial Board of The New York Times

One year ago, on June 1, President Trump dismayed the world by announcing his intention to withdraw the United States from the global Paris climate agreement. He has since shown no inclination to ease up on his efforts to nullify virtually every initiative the Obama administration took to limit greenhouse gases from power plants, cars, trucks, and oil and gas operations. His......read more

Nimbus E-Car

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All-Terrain Concept E-Car Is Eco Friendly With On-Board Wifi

If you're looking for an all-terrain vehicle but concerned about the environmental impact, check out the Nimbus e-Car. The concept, created by artist and designer Eduardo Galvani, is an electric minibus that seats up to five. It features a full panoramic glass windshield and offers fantastic views of the whatever outside scenery you encounter. Plus, the on-demand four-wheel drive means motorists......read more

Via My Modern Met: In an ironic play of source material and subject, Paris-based artist, Eva Jospin, creates enchanting forests from cardboard by cutting and guling cardboard to craft dense, multi-layered, highly detailed forests with stunning depth of field.  The cardboard’s corrugated edges form a convincing texture for the bark of the trees, and the paper’s natural color......read more

Afghan Girls Stoked on Skateboarding

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Skate-and-educate NGO empowers youth in war-torn Afghanistan

Kat Lister for VICE: Seven years ago, Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich sparked a commotion on the streets of Kabul and inadvertently started a gender revolution. His board and four wheels attracted the attention of the kids around him, most of whom had never seen a skateboard before. He noticed something else: The girls were interested, too. Skateistan began in 2007 when Percovich......read more

Natural Skateboarding by Monsieur Plant

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French artist crafts a skate deck in tree bark

Paris artist Christophe Guinet (aka Monsieur Plant) has been obsessed with vegetation since an early age. Today, that passion for plants drives his art practice, which typically makes use of living materials like trees, grasses, flowers and seeds. In this work, dubbed "Natural Skateboarding," he combines  his other obsessions -- skating and urban culture -- to create a 32" skate deck from a......read more

Bureo Skateboards Lands Investment from Patagonia

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Recycled skateboard startup produces shred sticks from discarded fishing net

Lauren Daley for the Huffington Post: What if you could not only clean the ocean, but turn the pollution you collect into something people want? That's the basic idea behind Bureo Skateboards. They also compensate the fishermen for the fishing net. With the motto "Skateboards for plastic-free oceans," and the slogan "Ride your Footprint," Bureo aims to reduce the amount of sea pollution by......read more

Phoebe Washburn's Living Environments

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Repurposing materials like wood and cardboard, a Brooklyn artist turns gallery spaces into architectural experiences

You wouldn't be faulted for thinking there is some environmental commentary in Phoebe Washburn's work. The Brooklyn artist builds large scale landscape installations using repurposed detritus she collects from the street, from cardboard boxes and old newspapers to construction materials and discarded plastic. But it's her hoarding instinct, not eco principles, that drives the work. "I’m......read more

Kaitlin Rebesco: Color Block

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Paris-based artist replaces billboards with solid slabs of color

Outdoor advertisements are so ubiquitous in New York that they have almost started to become a part of the city’s architecture. Residents of the city are so inundated with these messages that they hardly even seem to notice them anymore. In these images, blocks of color replace the billboards in order to give a different perspective of the space occupied by these ads. - See more at:......read more

Urban Air: Stephen Glassman's Green Kickstarter

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Project aims to transform LA billboards into aerial gardens

Wit the popularlty of New York City's High Line, other cities are looking for ways to incorporate elevated green spaces into public infrastructure. Recently a Los Angeles developer announced plans for "High Line West" in Hollywood. With "Urban Air," LA-based designer and SHFT compadre Stephen Glassman introduces a new twist on the aerial garden rage. The plan involves converting LA billboards......read more

All Aboard the Helsinki Plant Tram

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Whimsical project in Finnish capital combines urban gardening, sustainable design and public transit

A British Council project in Helsinki is bringing some unusual cargo to tram lines in the Finnish capital. Passengers on public transport are being invited to donate living plants for inclusion in a whimsical, amusement-park-themed urban garden built in a disused industrial site. The Plant Tram Urban Garden was conceived by the London-based landscape practice Wayward......read more

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