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Ideation through design

Savio Alphonso knows that our environment is in a state of peril. As a responsible designer, he responds to these issues by ‘creating a series of universal pictographic symbols to raise consciousness about the environmental issues facing our global community.’


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The perfect daily reminder to a less wasteful life, the Greenhouse, was designed by Swedish studio JANTZE BROGÅRD ASSHOFF, which creates useful products with a poetic soul and playful character (perhaps as playful as their name...)


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Brand Next

In the Store for Tomorrow, you don’t pay to get; you give to get. You do not need any cash; instead, you are required to commit to an action. Time, ideas, skills, effort and content are the currency.


Held in London and New York, Brand Next revolutionizes the way we think and buy by helping us to do more and better, and we are very proud to announce that former fabricanti Bethany Koby and dearest Michael Ciancio are part of it. Great job guys!

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Tenebrously green

We do have to think about recycling...


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Earth Day

Very inspiring images of our Mother by Linda Plaisted.


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Earth Hour


"Earth Hour" has just kicked off, a project by WWF to raise awareness about global warming. At least 371 cities and towns, in 24 timezones around the world have pledged to dim their lights at 8pm local time (29th March).

Learn about how you can participate in Earth Hour, and the Earth Hour Movement at their website.

WWF's "10 things to do in the dark"

Fabricanti "10 things to do in the dark" (PG13 edited):

~ Play "Murder in the dark"
~ Stargaze with friends, point out fake constellations and see if they notice.
~ Candlelit activities
~ Colour in a colouring book by intuition
~ Look for a light switch
~ Fumble and stumble
~ Skinny dip in the sea
~ Play "Hide and Seek"
~ Moonlight massage
~ Glowstick activities
~ Play "Guess what/who this is"

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Typolution is a story being told with letters, but no words.

Minimalist typographical animation made in France with an environmental theme and sounds by Ratatat.

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Smart packaging

UK based Traidcraft, set up in 1979 to help fight poverty through trade, have a new inspired packaging for their tissues.


The transparency of the polyethylene is used to let the paper below provide the white.
Sustainable and smart design.

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The Naked Truth

Without clothes, the human body is vulnerable, exposed.
Six hundred people shed their clothes as part of an installation by Spencer Tunick on a glacier in the Swiss Alps to bodily cry out for help against a planetary emergency: global warming.

Global warming is stripping away our glaciers and leaving our entire planet vulnerable. If it continues at its current rate, most glaciers in Switzerland will completely disappear by 2080, leaving nothing but valleys and slopes strewn with rock debris.

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Hard to Replace

Every hour, three species go extinct on Earth.
Experts predict that our present course will lead to the extinction of half of all plant and animal species by 2100, because they are hard to replace, if not impossible.

Brad Hasse satirizes the cruel reality directing a humorous but clever short video as an invitation to preserve what we have today.
"Hard to Replace" was presented in Les Yeux Ouverts At The Milan Triennale last month.

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Bad apples

We love Apple. Apple knows more about clean design than anybody. So why do Macs, iPods, iBooks and the rest of their product range contain hazardous substances that other companies have agreed to abandon? A cutting edge company shouldn't be cutting lives short by exposing children in China and India to dangerous chemicals. www.greenpeace.org/apple/

Also via Max.

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rechargable solar panel

The idea of solar panel charging to battery isn't so new anymore, but after reading this post from Treehugger, I wonder why I haven't already got one of these:

With this portable solar panel, I charge my MP3 player, a portable amplifier, a set of battery-powered Sony surround sound speakers, a cellular phone, a digital camera, two LED lamps, a LED booklight, and a LED flashlight. If you are already positioning yourself to optimize sunlight, it is quite simple to do this. If I added a $50 solar panel, I can power two laptop computer, and have all of my audio-visual and computer devices running on renewable energy.


The charger outputs 3.6/5.5V at 300mA, which works for most gadgets. Now instead of saying "oh, I forgot to charge my cellphone", I can say "oh, it's cloudy, i can't charge my cellphone". Awesome.

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Babs 2 Brisbane - Taking a Stand on Air Travel


Say you live in Wales and one of your best friends is 10,000 miles (16,500 km) away in Brisbane, Australia. Futhermore you are a committed environmentalist working at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), as mentioned here and here. Then said friend asks you to be a bridesmaid at her wedding. Do you ring and book a flight, when CAT calculates that the air journey will create 5.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide greenhouse gas emissions? Do do you opt for a land-based journey of six weeks, using instead train bus and boat, with a calculated 1.4 tonnes of emissions? If you are Barbara Haddrill you decide on the latter. You set up a weblog to record the experience (and promptly get right royally pilloried by naysayers.) We’ve had the same debate rage on here on TreeHugger before (see after the fold), but we tip our hat to Babs for acting on her convictions, and bringing attention to the whole issue of more benign transport. Obviously a wind powered yacht would win the prize, but decidedly less of those about since Australia stopped being a penal colony! ::babs2brisbane.blogspot, via ABC Online.

our fabrica hats also off to you, barbara. freakin hardcore.

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