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I am a Forest

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Cardboard cuteness from Alex Schulz.

Alex Schulz's adorable animated short "I am a Forest" tells the story of two forest critters whose world gets turned upside-down. Created entirely from paper, the set and characters show off Shulz's impressive scissoring skills. But what's maybe even more amazing is the story itself, which wraps in under a minute. At the end, we're left with a burning question: If a......read more

Amadi Vintage Patchwork Rug

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Handcrafted rug assembled from scrap fabric

The roots of Amadi Carpets run three generations deep, all the way back to Afghanistan, where in the 1950s the original Ahmadi carpet workshop set up. Fast forward to the 21st century and the Ahmadi family, now based in Los Angeles, sells its namesake carpets all over the world. We're particularly fond of their Vintage Patchwork collection, in which old pieces of carpet into beautiful,......read more

The Perennial Plate: An American Food Trip

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Daniel Klein sets out across the States on a sustainable food adventure

For "An American Food Trip," another instalment in the excellent Perennial Plate series about sustainable eating, filmmaker Daniel Klein and his team travelled 23,000 miles across 42 states to tell the stories of "Real Food in America." The resulting clip, cobbled together from seven terrabytes of footage, offers a fast-moving and fascinating glimpse at food culture all over the States. As......read more

R-House: Affordable Passive Home

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Net zero prototype offers new slant on sustainable architecture.

Here's a nicely styled sustainable house prototype spotted over at Inhabitat. Designed by Architecture Research Office and Della Valle Bernheimer for the Syracuse School of Architecture, the R-House is a compact, angular form that hits on the twin notes of sustainability and affordability. Built to passive house standards, with a final price tag of under $150K, the 1,100 square foot......read more

Sustainable Meat Is Good for the Environment -- and the Economy

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New doc, American Meat, aims to ignite conversation about meat production

A new documentary about the U.S. food system hit its first round of theatres this month. American Meat, directed by Graham Merriwether, documents the lives of dozens of American farmers producing both industrially and sustainably raised meat. The film's main subject is Joel Salatin, a pasture-based pork rancher featured in Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma". Salatin has started producing......read more

The Known Universe by AMNH

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Ethereal underwater photo series by Kanoa Zimmerman.

The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world's most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History.......read more

Book: Natural Histories

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Extraordinary rare prints from the American Museum of Natural History Library $25.00

Published late in 2012, Natural Histories offers a rare glimpse of seldom-seen, fully illustrated essays from the American Museum of Natural History's Rare Book Collection. And it's not just for armchair scientists. Included in the clamshell package are 40 prints of extraordinary illustrations, printed in quality stock, just begging to be framed. From the curation to the printing, this is a......read more

Potomac Tops List of America's Most Endangered Rivers

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Conservation group American Rivers urges support for clean water protection

In an announcement that's as laden with symbolism as rivers are with sediment, American Rivers has named the Potomac River, which flows through the nation's capital, the most endangered river in the United States. "America’s Most Endangered Rivers," the annual report from the clean water advocacy group, noted that the Potomac is under increasing threat from pollution caused by urban......read more

Amongst Giants, "Turn"

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A colorful tale of environmental destruction and renewal.

Vienna-based video collective We Are LWZ turned out this excellent clip for "Turn," a lush song from Amongst Giants (AKA composer/producer Matthias Hackstein). The video stars a massive nature giant in a yarn about impending ecological doom and the chance for redemption. Beautiful color palette, amazing animation. Kudos. ...read more

Kiboots Traveler

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One-of-a-kind bag combines organic artisan leather with colorful kilim rug scraps $183.00

Launched in Amsterdam in 2010, Kiboots has quickly become a sustainable fashion favorite. The Dutch company, fronted by Jovanna Kruitbosch and Martijn Lugtigheid, has built its brand around products that combine leather leftovers with colorful kilim rugs. This handsome backpack is a case in point. Dubbed the Traveler, the bag is handmade with organic artisan leather and authentic kilim......read more

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