NL Architects Unveil Knokke-Heist School Blanketed With a Green Roof

Via inhabitat by Bridgette Meinhold, 29-04-2011 NL Architects recently unveiled their competition-winning plans for a new school in Belgium that is completely covered with a green roof. Organized around a central ‘heart’, four branching arms pinwheel off the center to provide space for different grade levels. Daylighting, natural ventilation, photovoltaics, and wind power are used…

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Carbon Footprint of beef

Via Ecofriendly Company, 27-04-2010 According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, animal husbandry contributes more to global warming than the whole of the transport sector. This news is also significant to many canteens and restaurants. The employees favourite: steak as a climate killer? 51% (study by Worldwatch Institute) of all CO2…

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Carbon Footprint of french fries

via Ecofriendly-Company.com, 20-06-2010 So loved throughout Europe, french-fried potatoes are to be found on the menu of every canteen, and nearly every restaurant and bar. How they are prepared though is astounding when it comes to the carbon footprint. There are so many different ways of preparing potatoes: there’s jacket potatoes, boiled potatoes, roast potatoes,…

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