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Green Nuns Await Eco-Convent

NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Remember the green nuns of New York? The sisters of the Community of the Holy Spirit are taking green living to another level....

I SPI: Ten Great Green Design Products

Sarah Shetter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sarah Shetter

You probably can't afford a completely solar powered house or to trade in your car for a bus pass, but you CAN make some very savvy choices to surround yourself with beautiful, environmentally friendly products.

Portable Park Makes Staying Connected To Nature Weird, Difficult

inhabitat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The wheel is of simple construction–just plywood, mesh, fishing line, and sod–but it’s loaded with meaning. On one hand, it’s a playful protes...

Replacing Styrofoam With Fungi, But Can It Scale? | Laura Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Now, the company he founded with classmate Gavin McIntyre -- Ecovative Design -- is angling to provide not just a mass-market, organic insulation mate...

New York Greening The Empire State Building For $20 Million

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In a news conference today, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg will appear with Bill Clinton to give details of the $20 million retrofit, which will reported...

Paper Water Bottles: A Brand New Way To Waste!

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Maybe I've got a case of the Mondays, or maybe this is really annoying. I love design. I love green design. But I don't love when people just innovate...

Building Covered In Green Hides Huge Interiors

dornob | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Mass Studies pulled no punches in this South Korean shop design, going from an entirely offbeat green-covered building decked in geo-textiles to form ...

Michelle On The Mall

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

One of my favorite events, every two years, on the Mall is the Solar Decathlon (coming again this fall). 20 or so university teams from around the wo...

Recycled Tire Flower Pot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We like plants and although we have little space for them, we manage to fill up the balconies with greenery, such as our urban vegetable garden by Leo...

Green Walls: 15 Buildings With Vertical Vegetation

WebEcoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Vertical gardens bring lush, verdant life to even the coldest and barest of surfaces, both indoors and out. These 'living walls' increase interior hum...

BIOWALLS: Living Walls Filter Out Toxins Indoors (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By now we've all seen green roofs (and voted on our favorite green roofs), but what about green walls? Biowalls, a very cool concept, look amazing and...

HuffPost Readers Sent In Their Green Roofs -- Now Pick Your Favorite!

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Last week, we asked HuffPost Green readers to send in their photos of green roofs. To recap, when we say "green roof," we mean putting plant life on t...

PASSIVE HOUSES: Using "Recycled Energy" -- And No Furnace

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In trying to cut back on energy, some folks will crank the thermostat down and buy blankets. Why overwork the furnace? But one German city has come u...

Why I Live in a Green House

Lisa Sharkey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Sharkey

I suffered three miscarriages. As a journalist, my investigative skills took over: I tried to figure out what it was about me, or my environment that was causing the repeated pregnancy loss.

Urban Design After The Age Of Oil

WorldChanging | WorldChanging TeamNovember 9, 2008 8:36 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A number of great journalists were covering last weekend's Re-Imagining Cities: Urban Design After the Age of Oil symposium in Philadelphia. The Unive...

Building Green Cheaply

The New York Times | Michael Webb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Thomas Small is an accomplished cook, so it's important for him to try new and exotic ingredients every now and then. When it came to the construction...

We all live in Pottersville Now

Lloyd Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lloyd Alter

"lend them money and you get a rabble instead of a thrifty working class" Usually when governments nationalize an industry they have a plan. Now that...

Welcome To The Huffington Post Oasis

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The Huffington Post Oasis offers journalists, delegates, bloggers and others a chance to take a break from the frenzied pace of the Democratic Nationa...

Clothing Made from Milk and Bottles Made of Paper? The Eco Design Revolution

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

It's really cool to be able to look around and actually see that you are part of a new era in design.

My Sinful Second Home

Lloyd Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lloyd Alter

I am writing this post from my own little fantasy in the woods by a small lake in the District of Muskoka, three hours north of Toronto. I am not going to talk about how green my place is.

MTV Real World's Green Makeover

Treehugger | Summer Rayne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green "If you build it..." A little while ago I got a call from my friend Pete Griffin over at Think MTV. "We're going to build a green house for t...

7 Modern Wonders Of Green Technology

Web Urbanist | Urbanist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Green architecture comes in many forms though lately it seems like these forms are stranger than ever. Urban skyscraper farms? Floating eco-cities? Gl...