Eco-Communities


ECO-CENTER – Music Matters – 2013 – 2016

Combining music education, environmental awareness, and creativity, Music Matters gives students the tools and instruction to build their own playable instruments out of reuse materials. Since instruments can be very expensive and music classes have been victim to...

High Line-Style Project for Sydney Aims to Deliver the Goods

Source: earthtechling.com Published: November 22, 2012 By Susan DeFreitas Old railroads are all the rage when it comes to adaptive reuse. New York City kicked off the trend with its High Line park, which officially opened to the public last year. Now we’ve got...

Mexico City’s Rooftop Gardens

Source: mcclatchydc.com Published: October 31, 2012 In a program begun five years ago, Mexico City’s municipal government has given grants to 3,080 families to build gardens on their rooftops, sometimes sheltered by simple greenhouses to protect from nightly mountain...

Green Housing for The Homeless Saves San Francisco Cash

Source: earthtechling.com Published: October 2, 2012 Is it a trend? We’ve seen green low-income housing the city of Rome, Ga., expected to earn LEED for Homes certification at the Silver level. We’ve seen solar installed across a wide range of...

Bee Boulevard: An Urban Corridor Becomes A Haven for Native Pollinators

Source: grist.org Published: September 19, 2012 By Claire Thompson Sarah Bergmann does not see herself as a political artist. Promoting social causes, raising awareness — that stuff doesn’t appeal to her. But she likes asking questions. Doing so, she says, “allows me...