All posts from Lucille Chi

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Our Global Eco Village Network

I am intrigued by the Global Eco Village Network! “The Global Ecovillage Network is a global confederation of people and communities that meet and share their ideas, exchange technologies, develop cultural and educational exchanges, directories and newsletters, and are dedicated to restoring the land and living “sustainable plus” lives by putting more back into the […]

March 16th

Dune Architect Transforms Desert Sand into Dwellings for the Green Wall Sahara Shelterbelt

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/PXMJobWlXks&hl=en_US&fs=1&] Above, creative architecture student Magnus Larsson shares his incredible idea to help settlers along the harsh Sahara desert. His proposed process of re-structuring sand is a building material process already researched for helping strengthen earthquake prone land with sustainable bacteria that turns shifting sand into a solid mass. Looks like Larsson is creating sandcastles […]

December 1st

TED Talks: Architecture in the Future that Repairs Itself?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/nAMrtHC2Ev0&hl] This short Technology and Entertainment Design Conference clip is by Rachel Armstrong who states : “Scientists need to work outside their own areas of expertise to make new technologies that are pertinent to the 21st century and to collaborate, both with other scientific disciplines and the arts and humanities.” “Metabolic materials” – is what […]

November 23rd

US Green Building Council to Honor Hospitality Design Challenge Winners

USGBC, the Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH) and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) have admirably joined together to sponsor the Sustainable Suite Design Competition. The goal of this hospitality design contest is to help drive green design practices within the hotel industry. This competition provides an ideal platform for professional (and student) teams internationally […]

November 17th

Smarter Cities ~ Project of the Natural Resources Defense Council

Have you heard about NRDC’s Smarter Cities? “When thinking about the urban environment, more often than not problems come first to mind.  Less commonly thought about is the potential presented by cities, potential to rethink and reshape their environments responsibly. Today urban leaders—mayors, businesses and community organizations—are in the environmental vanguard, making upgrades to transportation […]

November 12th

Three Rivers Eco Resort in Dominica

3 Rivers Eco Lodge is an enchanted sustainable hotel encampment consisting of hillside terraced cottages. Rainforest preservation, indigenous tree planting programs and organic gardens are at the heart of this green resort. Retreat features include: solar water heaters self composting toilets biodegradable, locally made soaps and furnishings environmental education through conservation a yoga studio indigenous tree […]

October 29th

Coco Eco Bed and Breakfast in Australia

 Coco Eco is an award winning bed and breakfast named both after the area it is located (Coconut Well, Australia) and the ecological principles that it embraces such as: solar powered facilities black & grey water recycled and purified in Wastewatergarden®. plantation & recycled timbers solar passive design principles building footprints designed to minimize impact on local […]

October 28th

Prefab Resources, Tiny House Ideas, and Small Dwelling Design Links

Check out the prefab community blooming online these days! Tiny House Village is trying to connect communities of creative small dwellings. Ideas are abound for these eco communities with Resources For Life’s Small House Society. Tiny House design has a great set of resources all linked here as well. Check out the plethora of architectural […]

September 17th

Glidehouse Homes Designed for Clean and Simple Green Living

“Our homes embrace the principles of eco-friendliness and cost-effectiveness, without sacrificing beauty. We can ensure that each dwelling achieves a gold or platinum LEED rating, depending on the particular finishes, building systems, and site design an owner chooses.” ~ Michelle Kaufmann Designs Each Glidehouse home is solar ready with other renewable energy system options possible […]

August 12th

Summer Sustainability Series on Urban Gardening in New York City

There is a brilliant sustainability series on urban gardening (Alive Structures and roof garden tutorials will be featured) in New York City this summer put on by a non-profit called New York Restoration Project. There will be four talks, every other Thursday from 7 pm to 8 pm, in NYPC’s Toyota Children’s Learning Garden. All of them are open […]

July 25th