Vertical gardening designs make use any available space along a sunny wall to grow vegetables, herbs, flowers, and root crops in suspended containers.
Areca palm, Mother-in-Law’s Tongue and Money plant are three common houseplants that can be arranged in specific areas at home or in the office to produce indoor air that is measurably cleaner.
There are innovative and flexible designs in the work at MIT to address overcrowding in cities, by using folding cars, “quick-change” apartments with robotic walls, and energy saving lighting fixtures.
By 2050 six billion people are estimated to be living in cities. Eduardo Paes is the mayor of Rio de Janeiro and believes in four principles for smart urban infrastructure upgrades.
New cities in China are being built using cradle to cradle design to create spaces environmentally and community mindful.
Large institutional investors can help make big strides in environmental progress by using sustainability metrics in their investment strategies, which can aid returns.
Growing Underground is a subterranean farm in London that grows crops unaffected by weather and seasons, with the help of a hydroponic system and low-energy LED lighting.
The Lowline is an underground park in New York, where the plants are nourished by sunlight that’s piped through a system of mirrored collectors, lenses and reflectors.
Swale is a floating “food forest” built on a floating platform with an edible forest garden, launched in the waterways of New York.
OMEGA – Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae – is a project developed by NASA to clean wastewater, producing biofuel, fertilizer and more in the process.
Eighteen year old Boyan Slat came up with a plan to clean pollution in the ocean using passive flotation devices and the ocean’s own current to pull the sea life under and plastics into the floatation devices.
Useful minerals, such as calcium, potassium and magnesium, can be extracted from the salty brine that remains after desalinating water, upcycling “waste.”