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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 

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Repair Café
March 27, 2015, 2:59 PM
Filed under: Awareness, bike, DIY, Green, Lifestyle, Recycling, Sharing, Slow Life, Swap, Take Action, Urban Spaces

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Repairing things is, nowadays, very “retro”. People just buy a new one. But the Repair Café, now a worldwide silently protesting against the planned obsolescence. They have all necessary tools to fix clothes, electrical appliances, bikes, furniture, etc and also repair specialists such as electricians, seamstresses, carpenters and bicycle mechanic. The great and innovative idea aims to teach people “to see their possessions in a new light.” and realizing all the perks of repairing their own things.

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This is a great initiative to help us to reconsider the way we consume and relate to consumer goods. Since its beginning, the Repair Café has prevented a 3,200kg of wast around the globe.

From: Hypeness.



Trash Out
August 15, 2012, 4:25 PM
Filed under: Awareness, Digital, DIY, Green, Lifestyle, New Ideas, Outdoor, Recycling, Take Action

TrashOut is a free crowdsourcing app which gives users a way to report illegal dumps. Users comment reports, upload pictures, check the TrashMap  and also be rewarded with badges for reporting and helping to clean up public spaces.

Available for iOS and Android.



Swap is the new shopping
August 15, 2012, 4:15 PM
Filed under: Awareness, Cool, Fashion, Lifestyle, Recycling, Swap

According to Life Edited, swapping may be the new shopping. I do believe so.

Considering this huge trend, here are some cool swapping websites for fashion lovers, that also love shopping online:

The Swapaholics

America’s favorite swap hostesses and internationally recognized sustainable style experts, spreading secondhand style.

Clothing Swap

Same idea as Swapaholics:  Clean out your closet and take everything you want to swap and take it to the nearest Clothing Swap® event. Company is based in San Francisco, CA for 17 years now. All “left over” items are donated to charity shops.

Swap Style

World’s number #1 fashion swap website, you can upload images of your unwanted clothes and accessories and swap for other items or even sell it.

Via LifeEdited

 



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



Los Sopranos, Barcelona
July 27, 2012, 3:58 PM
Filed under: Food, Recycling

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Spanish architect Pedro Scattarella made an insanely cool rustic upcycled pizzeria in Gava, Barcelona. All furniture came from old shipping containers and boxes. The whole interior environment was inspired by the harbour warehouses of New York. Seams like cointainer-made restaurants, shops are settling down as a huge fad!

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Via Ciclo Vivo and Ideas to steal.



MCDONALD’S REUSABLE COFFEE CUPS
July 25, 2012, 1:29 PM
Filed under: Awareness, Cool, Design, Green Labels, Recycling

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It is nice to see big brands joining the sustainable club. In France, McDonald’s made a (very cute) set of reusable cups designed by Patrick Norguet. The disposable Styrofoam coffee cups are being replaced by stylish ceramic cups with protective wrap bands in six different colors. Cups will still be free!

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via PSFK