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These Beautifully Illustrated Vines Bring Literary Quotes To Life

"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."

Who Knew Doors Could Be So Crazy Beautiful?

When was the last time you stopped and acknowledged the shape of a door? What about its color and texture? Its weight and its force? Though we hardly go a single day without walking through a door of some kind, we're certainly guilty of overlooking their formal qualities, treating them solely as …

The Arts

Free book: The Rough Guide to Community Energy

MOZES in the meadows<p>The MOZES project, in the Meadows area of Nottingham, is a great example of the wider community benefits of local energy projects. Separated from the rest of the city by main roads, the Meadows has struggled with poverty and crime. In 2004, a group of residents decided to see if …

The communities taking renewable energy into their own hands

Late last year we - Co-operatives UK and The Co-operative Group - published a new report which reveals the growing number of people who are choosing to start renewable energy co-operatives in their communities, against all the odds.<p>What is exciting about the report is that it is the first and most …

I want to see a community energy revolution in the UK

For most people, the energy debate is about the construction of big power stations, or how much it costs to keep individual homes warm and the lights on.<p>Far less focus has been placed on the practical positive steps that can be taken at community level. That's why the government has commissioned …

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Leadership from local authorities is needed for community energy to grow

The appetite among communities for owning and generating their own electricity is growing. A new study by ResPublica has revealed that community energy capacity has increased by over 1,300% to nearly 60MW over the past decade.<p>By 2020, we estimate that the sector will grow nine-fold to 550MW. But …

This Is How To Fight Big Energy Companies In Your Local Community

Still feeling like you can't do anything to change the world? Well, just take a look at this Colorado nonprofit's video that has gone viral and feel that apathy just wash right out of your mind.<p>In 2011, Boulder voters approved a charter amendment that authorized the city council to form a municipal …

Communities need to become energy producers as well as consumers

Government and council-led policies that aim to ensure everyone truly benefits from the UK's energy market have gained significant traction recently. With one in five households now in fuel poverty, local councils, in particular, have had to seriously consider how they attend to their residents' …

Can community energy-switching combat fuel poverty?

Small-business owner Laura Bird might not seem like an obvious case of fuel poverty. But before she signed up for a collective energy-switching scheme, Bird was so desperate about her mounting fuel bills that she had to go to her mother's when she needed a shower.<p>"It had got to the point where I …

Green brands: why sustainability stories must be matched by action

The world's largest corporations are all over the theme of sustainability these days. Business as usual is no longer sufficient. Profits must come with principles.<p>Companies are increasingly convinced that it's in their vested interest to take care of the environment and invest in society – and …

Malnutrition among the elderly: the supermarkets' response

When Guardian Sustainable Business reported that one in 10 old people in the UK suffer from malnutrition, it left a question hanging: just what, if anything, is the food retail sector doing about it?<p>Supermarkets have already shown they can act together, with traffic light food labelling recently …

Communicating sustainability: how to educate, engage and inspire? - live chat

If we're going to make the world more sustainable, we will need to change the way we understand and behave in it. Businesses, brands and NGOs have an opportunity to help create this change among the customers, consumers and communities they reach, but how can they do it effectively?<p>Join the experts …

Sustainability pioneers: who are the trailblazers?

What is corporate sustainability, exactly? Some companies view it as a business function like marketing, HR, IT or purchasing. Truly, though, it's a movement, led by people inside and outside business – chief executives, chief sustainability officers, regulators, activists, academics and authors. …

The 10 Cities That Are Leading The Way In Urban Sustainability

This week, Siemens and C40 (the Cities Climate Leadership Group), announced the 10 winners of the inaugural City Climate Leadership Awards, given to …

Urbanization

Mexico City Makes Smart Use of Underpasses | Smart Cities Dive

Mexico City, one of the world's biggest metropolises, is getting creative about using the leftover spaces under its bridges. After the success of a …

Mexico City

Poor Placemaking in Five Easy Steps | Smart Cities Dive

William H. Whyte said "<i>It is difficult to design a place that will not attract people. What is remarkable is how often this has been accomplished."</i> …

Urban Design

Environment | City of Sydney

Tips for responsible rubbish disposal when moving house<p>There’s a way to properly recycle almost everything in your home.<p>Sydney’s rooftop revolution: …

Environment - What’s next in green building? Seattle has it

What’s next in green building? Seattle has it<p><i>Seattle recently reasserted itself as the center of progressive green building, pushing designs and</i> …

Mapping the Solar Potential of Cities

This post is also available in: Chinese (Traditional), Portuguese, German<p>A new 3D map covering 17,000 rooftops in Cambridge, Massachusetts, means …

U.S. Army

'National Geographic' Celebrates 125 Years Of Photography

This month, <i>National Geographic</i> magazine celebrates its 125th anniversary in a special issue devoted to the power of photography. "The Photo Issue" features images spanning the organization's storied career.<p>Here, The Picture Show features a selection of images from the anniversary issue, as well as …

Paper Memories: A Touching Stop-Motion Search for Happiness in Old Photographs

The many-award-winning short film <i>Paper Memories</i> by filmmaker and photographer Theo Putzu came out three years ago, but we only stumbled across this …

How to Take Sharp Photos

Be a sharp shooter and don’t shake your camera. Have you sometimes looked at those wonderful coffee table books or maybe at some photo websites and …

Americana by moonlight - in pictures

Noel Kerns uses a technique called light painting to create vivid nightscapes of abandoned American roadside spots, from drive-ins to motels. His photographs combine long exposures of moonlight with spots of artificial coloured light. His photobook Nightwatch is available now

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Beautiful Games: going underground

Harry Beck's schematic tube map has undergone many revisions down the years, but this one has the power to make a rush-hour journey on the Central line seem remotely bearable. Familiar station names have been replaced by icons of football - and Steve Ogrizovic. It's a simple transformation that's …

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