Filed under: Food, Organic, Urban Farming, Vegetarian | Tags: banana., Paris, Urban Farming
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.
Filed under: Awareness, Cool, Eco Home, Food, Green, Lifestyle, New Ideas, Organic, Slow Life, Take Action, Urban Farming, Vegetarian | Tags: Awereness, Organic Food., Urban Farming
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:
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.
According to We Are Helsinki, clean water is “something that most Finns take for granted”, since many other countries, specially the poor ones, do not have that ‘luxury’. The idea of a carbon footprint is already a familiar concept to many of us, but only a few have heard of a water footprint which indicates the amount of water used to produce food.
Considering that, Helsinki will be hosting the next Wonderwater Café: a pop-up event exploring the relationship between food and water consumption designed to raise awareness of the water footprint, aiming to make us think about the impact of what we eat on local and global water use. The first Wonderwater Café took place in Beijing Design Week 2011. The next Wonderwater Café, Wonderwater Café Kiasma, opens 22 May at Café Kiasma in the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Arts and runs until 16 September and people can check the water footprint of each dish marked on the menu in liters.
In 2012, more Wonderwater Cafés are planned for London (15 – 23 September during London Design Festival) and Shanghai.
Green deliveries is not exactly a new thing anymore – sandwiches, markets now can be deliveried by bike, which is great. But Soupcycle comes also with a nice proposition to you: became a soupetarian! With 3 types of soup – vegan, veggie and meaty – you can choose their next’s week soup, some sides (bread, salads…) and order it.
The cool thing is that all the process is really green: SoupCycle buys the organic vegetables from local farmers, make the soup, load it onto a bicycle and deliver it to you.
Negative point: they only cover Portland, Oregon area. Maybe it’s a good business idea for the rest of the world =)
John Joseph, Cro-Mag punk rock star is lauching on the 15th of April his brand new book: Meat is for Pussies. Although this weird title, Joseph stand up saying he’s not calling meat eaters a pussy: “The new book’s title is a play on words. Everyone thinks that I’m calling you a pussy if you eat meat. That’s not what the title is suggesting. What I say in the foreword is that if you continue to leading a sedentary lifestyle, sitting in front of the TV, getting no exercise, eating poisonous foods, you will become a pussy that is dependent on the pharmaceutical companies. If that’s what you want, right on, don’t buy my book. If you want to know what’s really going on, then I suggest you pick it up.” (From Ecorazzi).
Here you can read a whole interview with him.
A couple months ago, the greatest website applied for the green lifestyle has made an article about the production of leather and how the process works.
It’s good to read about it. The leather itself wouldn’t be as bad as PETA claims, but the whole chemical cocktail makes huge damages do the environment.
As I’m a fashion lover, i’ll repeat my muse phrase: “Using leather is a bit caveman.” (Stella McCartney). I guess she’s right….
P.S.: the blond muse Johanson in the pic is wearing eco-chic stuffs.
I won’t be able to be there ’cause the airbus ticket is not green at all, but the idea is, at least, different. It’s gonna be the third year of this strange contest in Austin, Texas, U.S. Read more and watch the video!