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Towards the Human City

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Towards the human city it’s a unique project from a spanish couple, Fernando Casado and Paula García, which aims to map 101 transformative and successful urban initiatives. Believing that many global issues can be addressed by local bottom-up initiatives regarding housing, safety, education, sustainability, climate, food, health, mobility, equality and governance. One of the main character common in all projects is the citizenparticipation, demonstrating that local authorities are now in need of citizen-led organization in order to make effective changes.

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Project “Mejor en Bici”, bike sharing in Bogotá, Colombia.

The couple is working on a documentary to tell show the project at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III and will create a global database with those successful urban cases and turn it in an open source platform where anyone can update with their own urban experiences.

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Project: The Unexpected Petry of Cities, Washington DC.

From: Guardian UK 



Compostable Toothbrush
August 14, 2012, 11:32 AM
Filed under: Awareness, Beauty, Green, Organic, Recycling

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The first ever compostable toothbrush made from Ingeo, which is a plant-based material. Product created by canadian brand World Centric.

Via Springwise



Urbanana.
July 23, 2012, 11:51 AM
Filed under: Food, Organic, Urban Farming, Vegetarian | Tags: , ,

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I’m just posting it because I loved the project’s name: Urbanana. This urban farming project will be in the middle of Paris anytime soon. A see-through green house was designed by SOA Architect to be a vertical banana plantation aiming to make this tropical fruits more accessible in Europe.

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via PSFK



Victory Gardens Vancouver

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Thinking of starting your own urban farm? Well, those guys (ladies, actually) can help you out – Victory Gardens is a team of urban farmers for hire who can create your residential or commercial space for food production. Aiming to unify people within their communities for a common goal, Lisa, Sam and Sandra are challenging the way our city uses space through urban farming. If you live in Vancouver, you may join their upcoming workshops:

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Container Garden Workshop will teach how to grow tomatoes on June 9th, from 9:30 – 11:00am. Each participant will walk away with a handmade cedar box planted with tomato and basil.

Via: Booooooom and Victory Gardens.



Grass Sculpture
May 4, 2012, 6:41 PM
Filed under: Art, Cool, Nature, Organic

Mathilde Roussel made this fantastic collection called Life of Grass: sculptures made of grass that show the effects of transformation of the material as a metaphor of the transformation of the body over the time. In her words: “Through these anthropomorphic and organic sculptures made of soil and wheat grass seeds, I strive to show that food, it’s origin, it’s transport, has an impact on us beyond it’s taste. The power inside it affects every organ of our body. Observing nature and being aware of what and how we eat makes us more sensitive to food cycles in the world – of abundance, of famine – and allows us to be physically, intellectually and spiritually connected to a global reality.”



Wearable Gardens
May 3, 2012, 1:21 PM
Filed under: Beauty, Design, Green Labels, Organic

Brooklyn-based jewlery designer Sharon Goldberg created an incredible homegrown line named With Roots.

 Available at Fab.



Greenbutts
May 26, 2010, 6:27 PM
Filed under: Green Labels, New Ideas, Organic

If I see it around, that’s definetly my new cigarette (hopefully is good too;)

Greenbutts it’s an all-natural cigarette with additive and chemical-free tobacco (which gotta be better for the smokers too, right?). Also, the filters are biodegradable with seeds that may be collected in planters and grow grass, flower, fruit, herb, or even trees.

Read more here (Source: Springwise)