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Waste not on World Water Day

March 22 is World Water Day, where all human beings are invited to learn more about water-related issues, get inspired and make a positive impact. The international event dates back to 1992 when the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development made a recommendation: Thereafter, in 1993, 22 March was established as World Water Day. UN-Water sets the theme each year, and for 2017, it’s about wastewater.

“We are wasting our water mostly by putting waste into it. One cubic meter of wastewater can pollute ten cubic meters of water.” – Rose George Read more

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Your invitation to World Water Day 2016

March 22 is World Water Day, where all human beings are invited to learn more about water-related issues, get inspired and make a positive impact. The international event dates back to 1992 when the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development made a recommendation: Thereafter, in 1993, 22 March was established as World Water Day. UN-Water sets the theme each year, and for 2016, it’s about water and jobs.

“Half of all workers on Earth are employed in water-related sectors. Millions of them are unrecognized and unprotected.”

There is no shortage of ways to connect to related initiatives and get onboard. Read more

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TASTE: Design Observer Symposium Hits LA on 12 February


Coming up on February 12, leading international design blog Design Observer will host a symposium on the relationship between design and food. Held in the Los Angeles Theatre Center in downtown LA, TASTE will feature prominent speakers from around the world. Here is more of an introduction from the illustrious staff of Design Observer.

Agrarian economics. Dry farming. Engineered waste. Vaporized nutrition. Synthetic flavors. Moral food. How are any of these things a function of design? On the other hand: How could they be anything else? We’ll consider Read more

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GE Lighting Europe convenes and inspires illuminated minds

I am very impressed by what I’ve been seeing from a set of high level discussions organized by GE Lighting last month that are being released under the title of “Illuminated Minds.” To me, this is an excellent example of highly strategic content marketing, by virtue of how effectively it puts GE Lighting at the center of an intelligent conversation among bona fide thoughtleaders that shows how the host company is relevant and also how it is approaching key issues today. The gathering was organized Read more

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Cities go green on Earth Day 2014

Every year on April 22, more than a billion people take part in Earth Day. Across the globe, individuals, communities, organizations, and governments acknowledge the amazing planet we call home and take action to protect it.

The official theme of Earth Day 2014 is Green Cities. The Green Cities campaign is focused on helping cities around the world become more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint. Focused on three key elements — buildings, energy, and transportation — the campaign aims to help cities accelerate their transition to a cleaner, healthier, and more economically viable future through improvements in efficiency, investments in renewable technology, and regulation reform. Go to http://www.earthday.org/greencities to learn more.

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Help The Fableists create sustainable clothes for kids

The Fableists is a sustainable clothing company for kids that is proudly “sweatshop and chemical free.” Its 100% certified organic cotton clothes are made to last, and the factories it employs are certified by Fair Wear or Fair Trade. The company is committed to being kind to the makers, to the planet and to the skin of the kids who wear its clothes.

As of today, the company has five days remaining on a Kickstarter campaign designed to help it raise £12,000. If successful, these funds will be used Read more

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Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! 2013

As recently reported on Dexigner.com, the leading online portal for designers, architects, illustrators, engineers, artists, and creatives of all kinds, Architecture for Humanity has opened registration for its upcoming annual Design Like You Give a Damn conference. Running 7-9 November, this fourth edition will unite innovators and experts in San Francisco to tackle all the issues surrounding designing for a more resilient world. Here’s a summary of this year’s program.

Thursday, November 7, 7 – 10:30PM: Opening night reception at Contemporary Jewish Museum
Friday, November 8, 9AM – 8PM: All day forum, keynote speaker and closing reception at Autodesk Gallery
. Keynote Speaker: Michael Berkowitz – Managing Director, 100 Resilient Cities, Rockefeller Foundation
Saturday, November 9, 10AM – 5PM: Chapter forum at Architecture for Humanity headquarters

To learn more please visit http://architectureforhumanity.org/dlygadlive13.

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Architecture for Humanity and a More Sustainable Future

Architecture for Humanity is a nonprofit design services firm founded in 1999 that is building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design. By tapping a network of more than 50,000 professionals willing to lend time and expertise to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services, the firm brings design, construction and development services where they are most critically needed. Each year 100,000 people directly benefit from structures designed by Architecture for Humanity. Its advocacy, training and outreach programs impact an additional 50,000 people annually. Working with a long list of clients that includes community groups, aid organizations, housing developers, government agencies, corporate divisions, and foundations, Architecture for Humanity works from conception through completion to channel the resources of the global funding community to meaningful projects that make huge local impacts.

Design is the ultimate renewable resource. Join us in building safer, more sustainable and more innovative structures—structures that are assets to their communities and an ongoing testament to the ability of people to come together to envision a better future. Learn more by visiting www.architectureforhumanity.org.

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