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24.02.2015 / Green Life

Just Like Phoenixes

When a country with high CO2 emissions like China decides to build a couple of massive pollution-scrubbing skyscrapers, things seem...

Jia Zhangke Greenpeace Smog Journeys short movie

02.02.2015 / Green Life

The Air that we Breathe

According to a recent survey by Greenpeace involving 190 cities in China, at least 90% of them is in the...

studiomobile jellyfish barge greenhouse

17.12.2014 / Green Life

Unconventional Cultivation

How will we manage to have enough to eat in the future? The question is becoming more and more urgent...


27.11.2014 / Green Life

There is Something Green in Dubai

You might think that Dubai – the global capital of luxury, of futuristic skyscrapers in the sea, of ski slopes...


22.10.2014 / Green Life

Moveo, Commuting the Sustainable Way

More and more people commuting to work within the city opt for a scooter to manoeuvre through traffic, yet the...


13.10.2014 / Green Life

The Art of Slow Travel

Someone said life is a journey, not a destination. And we couldn’t agree more: enjoying the journey is the key...


02.10.2014 / Green Life

Flying with a Lower Carbon Footprint

Thinking of taking an airplane with a clear conscience in terms of environmental friendliness might sound like nonsense and yet...

hive inn hotel hong kong

25.09.2014 / Green Life

Almost Like a Game

Have you ever built impossibly tall towers with Jenga, the game with wooden blocks? Well, if you know how it...

hotel cycle bike friendly

17.09.2014 / Green Life

A Cyclist’s Rest

If you have ever ventured on a cycling holiday, then you must be familiar with that awkward feeling you get...


27.08.2014 / Green Life

Unexpectedly Bike-Friendly

We all know what to expect from the occasional ‘most bike-friendly city’ top ten – a list of (northern) European...


18.08.2014 / Green Life

Brompton Junction Comes to Milan

The Brompton Junction concept store has opened its doors in Milan. The sixth store to hold this title after the...


13.08.2014 / Green Life

Karmacola: What Goes Around Comes Around

The world’s first cola drink actually contained extracts of West African kola nut, but despite the name, real kola nut...


11.08.2014 / Green Life

Getting to Know the Meat-Free World

Going vegetarian and even vegan has become a growing trend. Which is great, of course, because after all promoting a...


05.08.2014 / Green Life

Urban Skyfarm: growing crops in the sky

Experts seem to be more and more persuaded of the fact that in order to face the growing need for...


30.06.2014 / Green Life

Almost No Waste

Can a restaurant be good and sustainable at the same time? Apparently, the answer is yes.  Sandwich Me In is...


16.06.2014 / Green Life


Strong and hard-wearing sails that stood up to the Ocean winds, old horse reins and vintage kimono fabrics. These are...


12.06.2014 / Green Life

Almost pocket-size

Folding bicycles are pretty popular lately, yet they usually fall into a weight and dimension bracket that hasn’t improved in...


04.06.2014 / Green Life

A Smart Ride

When MIT and the city of Copenhagen decide to carry out a project together, chances are we are going to...


28.05.2014 / Green Life

Gung Ho, Proudly Made in China

Pizza in Beijing is not a property of the huge global chains, where its original and sublime taste often gets...


22.05.2014 / Green Life

Slow Money: Promoting Ethical Business

Slow Food, Slow Cities, Slow Travel… and Slow Money. Although applying the ethical principles of the Slow movements to economy...


12.05.2014 / Green Life

Brando’s Dream

It was the year 1962 when Marlon Brando, then at the peak of his career, traveled to French Polynesia to...


06.05.2014 / Green Life

A Garden in Detroit

This is the story of how a home vegetable garden turned into a place for community activity and the soul...


30.04.2014 / Green Life

Playing in Nests

A playground inspired by bird nests. Sun Bird Park, in Vail, Colorado, is an amazing project by Denver-based Tres Birds...


03.04.2014 / Green Life

Gardening at the Station

Sometimes the weirdest mental links are the most ingenious ones. Take these two apparently disconnected considerations: the Japanese live in...


01.04.2014 / Green Life

Building with Beer Waste

Beer is not just one of the world’s most beloved drinks. According to a group of researchers from the Polytechnic...


26.03.2014 / Green Life

A Tree Holiday

We used to think of an eco-friendly holiday as a very austere one – no frills and no comforts, just...


25.03.2014 / Green Life

The Essential

Jord is the Swedish word for “soil”, a basic, essential material, just like natural wood – the material that’s been...


18.03.2014 / Green Life

Eco-friendly Rugs & Carpets

Carpets can be tricky – they sure can make a room look and feel warm and inviting, yet sometimes their...


17.03.2014 / Green Life

Precycling, or How to Reduce Waste at the Source

If prevention is better than cure, is precycling better than recycling? It seems so. And the answer doesn’t only come...


26.02.2014 / Green Life

A Healthy Food Vending Kiosk

Eating at a food vending kiosk is not exactly our idea of  a nice, rewarding, and yummy meal. Vending machines...


25.02.2014 / Green Life

With a Little Help from My Pedal Assist

In spite of the obstacles, the traffic and the major risks they run on a daily basis, urban cyclists are...


12.02.2014 / Green Life

The Energy Bunker

A former air raid bunker dating back to 1943 whose super-thick concrete walls allowed it to withstand attacks from the...


10.02.2014 / Green Life

A Garden House

Sometimes even the tiniest and apparently useless spaces can turn into small architectural miracles, especially in a city like Tokyo,...


20.01.2014 / Green Life

Feeding the City

Urban farming has come to Tokyo, one of the most high tech and tentacular cities of the Far East, a...


15.01.2014 / Green Life

Refueling at Street Lights

Refueling: that’s the main issue when it comes to electric cars. Recharging stations in the city can be extremely bulky...


07.01.2014 / Green Life

Extreme Urban Farming

Are you living in a urban house with no balcony where to grow your own small production of vegetables and...


30.12.2013 / Green Life

Asian Cairns: Designing a Greener Future

An astonishing project that aims at facing present and future challenges such as population density and air pollution in one...


16.12.2013 / Green Life

Santa goes Ethical

Whatever might be written in the millions of letters Santa receives every year does not account for the huge Christmas...


10.12.2013 / Green Life

Tiny Houses for a More Sustainable Way of Life

With rents constantly increasing, mainteinance costs rising and energy consumption fastly becoming a unsustainable, living in a large apartment doesn’t...


14.11.2013 / Green Life

Smells like Home

What does a city smell like? Portland, Oregon, smells like Port Orford cedar, a rare tree growing along the Pacific...


11.11.2013 / Green Life

Balcony Gardening

Sunny Italy’s luxuriant balconies, brimming with flowers and pots of citruses and other plants, are famous all over the world....


22.10.2013 / Green Life

The Green Side of New York City

In a highly urbanized city like New York, it is authentically refreshing to discover a botanical garden with 250 acres...


17.10.2013 / Green Life

The Essential Guide for Urban Bikers

Everything you need to know when travelling on two wheels around eight European cities – Amsterdam, Antwerp/Ghent, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen,...


20.08.2013 / Green Life

Foragers of the Third Millennium

A millenary habit coming back, a rite that the human being has celebrated ever since the beginning of its evolution:...


01.08.2013 / Green Life

Sustainable Mobility

Using the bicycle not only for commuting to work, but even as a means of transportation for carrying goods and...


11.07.2013 / Green Life

An Organic Bistrot

There’s a brand new place for organic food in Milan. Hosted in a hidden courtyard  in Corso Magenta, OM Food...


08.07.2013 / Green Life

Europe’s Sustainable Gems

Looking for a sustainable vacation transcending trends and not necessarily linked to the traditional ecotourism networks? Just keep an eye...


03.07.2013 / Green Life

Design Bike

Light, smart, comfortable and enduring – in other words, inevitably cool. Lorenzo Martone’s signature bicycles are the talk of the...


18.06.2013 / Green Life

Art and Sustainability in London

The third edition of the Two Degrees festival opened yesterday in London and it will continue with a whole week...


04.06.2013 / Green Life

Sustainable Greece

A sustainable destination surrounded by a Mediterranean paradise and rooted in an ancient culture. The landscape of the Messinia region,...


29.05.2013 / Green Life

Going Organic in Copenhagen

The Danes are one of the healthiest populations in the world. They bike to work, enjoy carrots and apples for...


28.05.2013 / Green Life

DIY Bike

Have you ever thought of building your own custom bicycle? Well, it may be easier than you think – you...


27.05.2013 / Green Life

A Garden in a Pot

Longing for a small private garden? There’s no need to have a huge outdoor space, a small balcony and even...


09.05.2013 / Green Life

Urban Honey

Anything can happen in New York City, so you shouldn’t be surprised to see some crazy New Yorker beekeeping on...


08.05.2013 / Green Life

Growing Ancient Herbs in Rome

Achillea, Lesser Calamint, Satureja. There are quite a lot of rare plants at Hortus Urbis, a vegetable garden born in...


09.04.2013 / Green Life

A Legendary Garden

According to the myth, Hercules, son of Jupiter’s, brought back the hide of the invulnerable Lion of Nemea as a...


14.03.2013 / Green Life

Natural Beauty Alchemists

Have you ever wondered how your mascara was made? Do you know what’s in the cosmetics you use every day?...


15.01.2013 / Green Life

Learning from the Earth

Although they often say that the academic world is very distant from reality, there are many practical things that you...


19.12.2012 / Green Life

Three Eco-Recipes for Your Christmas Gifts

Christmas is here and it’s time for presents. Have you considered giving healthy, handmade and eco-friendly gifts for a change?...


17.12.2012 / Green Life

A Green Christmas

Are you planning a more sustainable, affordable and playful Christmas? There are plenty of things you can do to make...


11.12.2012 / Green Life

The Double Life of Wood

Organic, recyclable, and biodegradable. Apparently, wood is one of the most eco-friendly materials on earth. Yet, its rate of sustainability...


21.11.2012 / Green Life

Farming According to Nature

More cereals, less meat, and a lot of fruits and vegetables. The sustainable diet, which is good for our health...


20.11.2012 / Green Life

The Ideal City

What’s your idea of a perfect neighborhood where to live in a contemporary city? A liveable place, maybe? An eco-friendly,...


15.11.2012 / Green Life

The New Frontiers of Photovoltaics

Have you ever heard about transparent solar cells? To make a long story short, they are a possible alternative to...


30.10.2012 / Green Life

Med in Italy

“A real Italian miracle”. That’s how the press defined the global success of Med in Italy, the very first Italian...


22.10.2012 / Green Life

Be the Change

When Annie Leonard, former Greenpeace activist, uploaded her first documentary about trash back in 2007, she certainly didn’t expect over...


08.10.2012 / Green Life


Weaving like in the old times is an anachronistic and yet intriguing job. In Peillac, a small town in Southern...


01.10.2012 / Green Life

Indoor Agriculture

Have you ever thought of growing aromatic herbs and leaf vegetables on your kitchen counter, window sills, tables, walls and...


25.09.2012 / Green Life

Sustainable community

Japan responds to peak oil and energy issues with the green concept of Transition Towns. There are 24 such communities...


18.09.2012 / Green Life

Social Bike Sharing

Apparently, New Yorkers wil have to wait longer for their official bike sharing program to start. In the meantime, though,...


03.09.2012 / Green Life

The good side of coffee

Where does all the organic waste – mostly spent grounds and stale bakery products – from one of the world’s...


28.08.2012 / Green Life

Revolution on two wheels

More and more cities in the world are working with variable success to promote urban cycling, with the aim of...


24.07.2012 / Green Life

The Danes know better

When it comes to cycling, the Danes have practically no rivals. Die-hard bicycle lovers, they cycle to work and around...


02.07.2012 / Green Life

The B side of food

Every year, in Europe we throw away around one third of the food that we produce. 179 kilos of waste,...


21.06.2012 / Green Life

The changing wind

The Po like the Danube? The analogy has nothing to do with Viennese waltzs or blue waters – it’s all...


24.05.2012 / Green Life

Metropolitan utopia

Caravans built out of found materials, wind and solar energy, self-produced food, composting and recycled rainwater. We’re not talking about...


02.04.2012 / Green Life

Spring Cleaning

Last week we spoke about London’s Bicycle Library, a creative way of spreading the bicycle culture in town through a...


26.03.2012 / Green Life

Sustainable sushi

If turning a restaurant into a sustainable activity can be a hard job, running a sustainable sushi restarant is even...


19.03.2012 / Green Life

The future is electric

There’s no denying it: gasoline cars are destined to be a dying breed. Not just because the price of gasoline...


06.03.2012 / Green Life

Freedom on two wheels

Sustainable, portable and useful. That’s how the ideal means of transportation of the future should be. A vehicle capable of...


21.02.2012 / Green Life

Save our Cyclists

It all started last November, when 27-year-old journalist Mary Bowers was hit by a cement truck while cycling to work...


09.02.2012 / Green Life

Guerrilla Gardening

New York City, 1973. An abandoned lot in the Bowery Houston area suddendly turns into a garden. That’s more or...


01.02.2012 / Green Life

E-waste? No, thanks

Everyone has an old cell phone sitting on the bottom of a drawer, be it because it has a sentimental...


25.01.2012 / Green Life

A bike-friendly planet

It tones up your body, does not produce polluting emissions, lets you ride with agility through the traffic and doesn’t...


10.01.2012 / Green Life

A German Miracle

German people do love to ride bicycles, that’s a fact. Just spend one day in Berlin, in Munich or in...


14.12.2011 / Green Life

Green Christmas (part 2)

Now that we’re all set with our low-impact decorations, all we need to do is choose the right gifts to...


13.12.2011 / Green Life

Green Christmas (part 1)

What about forgetting about White Christmas and making this Christmas a Green one instead? Let’s start from the decorations: here...


05.12.2011 / Green Life

The sustainable landmark

Can you imagine London or even Paris without the shining lights outlining their most beloved and famous landmarks – respectively...


19.08.2011 / Green Life

Into the wild

Timber for heating, paper for writing and land for agriculture. These apparently innocent human needs have become some of the...


02.08.2011 / Green Life

A Place in the Sun

The only drawback is a high chance of bad weather. Otherwise, the Lapin Kulta Solar Kitchen Restaurant is a great...

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