50 Low-Carbon Villages in Taiwan

Green Living Ideas

This week Taiwan announced their intention to create 50 “low-carbon villages” by the end of 2011. According to Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Agency (TEPA), the plan is to recruit two or more village-level districts in each city or county each village to cut emissions using a range of tactics, from limiting car or scooter trips and [.] [ 50 Low-Carbon Villages in Taiwan from Green Living Ideas ].

Modular materials make up an eco-friendly restaurant in Taiwan

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In Taiwan’s southern city of Kaohsiung, architect Ken Lo of Chain10 has crafted an eco-conscious restaurant for the third location of the Japanese grill restaurant chain Tan Zuo Ma Li. Related: MVRDV-designed market in Taiwan will grow food on a massive green roof The architect used minimalist decor to highlight the natural characteristics of the materials used — such as the locally sourced marble and the exposed concrete exterior walls — as well as the surrounding environment. “In

Giant wooden pavilion in Taiwan is a birdhouse for humans

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Designed by the creative minds behind Taipei-based Phoebe Says Wow Architects , the Boolean Birdhouse is a massive pavilion built in the middle of a national park in Taiwan. See the original post here: Giant wooden pavilion in Taiwan is a birdhouse for humans.

Nature-inspired home uses passive design to stay cool in Taiwan

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Oriented east to west, the home features a facade that mitigates unwanted solar gain at all times of the day while taking advantage of southwesterly winds to combat Taiwan’s hot and humid summers. Related: Modular materials make up an eco-friendly restaurant in Taiwan “Nature doesn’t have to be the second thought for an architect in 2020, it must always be his or her first,” the firm explained. Nature-inspired home uses passive design to stay cool in Taiwan.

Giant wooden pavilion in Taiwan is a birdhouse for humans

AGreenLiving

Designed by the creative minds behind Taipei-based Phoebe Says Wow Architects , the Boolean Birdhouse is a massive pavilion built in the middle of a national park in Taiwan. Located in Taiwan’s Yangmingshan National Park, the wooden building gives visitors to an annual flower show a place to rest while enjoying the incredible views. More: Giant wooden pavilion in Taiwan is a birdhouse for humans.

Nature-inspired home uses passive design to stay cool in Taiwan

AGreenLiving

Oriented east to west, the home features a facade that mitigates unwanted solar gain at all times of the day while taking advantage of southwesterly winds to combat Taiwan’s hot and humid summers. Related: Modular materials make up an eco-friendly restaurant in Taiwan “Nature doesn’t have to be the second thought for an architect in 2020, it must always be his or her first,” the firm explained. Nature-inspired home uses passive design to stay cool in Taiwan.

Nature-inspired home uses passive design to stay cool in Taiwan

AGreenLiving

Oriented east to west, the home features a facade that mitigates unwanted solar gain at all times of the day while taking advantage of southwesterly winds to combat Taiwan’s hot and humid summers. Related: Modular materials make up an eco-friendly restaurant in Taiwan “Nature doesn’t have to be the second thought for an architect in 2020, it must always be his or her first,” the firm explained. Original post: Nature-inspired home uses passive design to stay cool in Taiwan.

HOH Cafe is a shipping container coffee shop hidden in a tranquil park

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Tucked away into a forested area on the edge of Taiwan’s Zhubei City, the HOH Cafe is a shipping container coffee shop that offers a quiet respite for the area’s busy residents.

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Mystery Of The Dead Fish

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In the past several weeks, islands off the coast of Taiwan have been experiencing an unusual event. The subtropical Penghu Islands , in the Taiwan Strait, are economically dependent on tourism, as well as fishing and agriculture. Environment mass mortality Taiwan Thousands of fish are washing up on the beaches, causing the government to issue disaster relief funds. Different species of fish are involved, from the common to the exotic, including both farmed and wild fish.

This treehouse-inspired home in Los Angeles wraps around a cedar tree that grows through the roof

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Green anonymous-architects architects architecture home house house in the trees reclaimed cedar siding recycled materials solar water heater solo taiwan urban heat island effect wooden homes worldKnown for its seemingly endless urban sprawl and noisy traffic, Los Angeles makes finding serenity no easy task.

Rare Tree Cut Down by Christmas Thief at WA Arboretum

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Good Days brings sustainable activewear to Hong Kong

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TopGreen, one fabric used in the line, comes from FENC in Taiwan, a supplier that repurposes 100% traceable post-consumer plastic and turns it into new yarn. Eco Green Recycle a-studios-and apparel clothing cnn collection critically-endangered extinct species health over-the-world president trump school taiwan turns-it-into yearsOut of yoga studios and into closets all over the world, activewear remains a huge fashion trend.

I'm just humbled to be nominated (and arrogant enough to believe I contribute)

Environmental Economics

The seven finalists -- Columbus, Ohio; Oulu, Finland; Stratford, Canada; Taichung City, Taiwan; Tallinn, Estonia; Taoyuan County, Taiwan; and. On Wednesday, Louis Zacharilla, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum. ICF), announced the organization's seven finalists for the 2013. Intelligent Community of the Year. The announcement was made during the. final day of the Pacific Telecommunications Council's annual meeting in. Honolulu.

Nucle lamps are made using discarded banana fibers

AGreenLiving

The French designers came up with the concept and produced it during a six-month residency at the National Taiwan Craft Research Institute (N.T.C.R.I.) in Taiwan.

Analysis: Floating solar ready for take-off

A Greener Life

Other Asian countries with plans include Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The world’s largest array of floating solar panels in China’s Anhui province. Photo credit: Alamy. By Fred Pearce.

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No new gas-powered cars by 2035, California governor says

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Eco Green a-tranquil-vibe california cars climate change entrepreneurial news opportunity state taiwan the-opportunityCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom’s new executive order bans the sale of all new gasoline-powered cars and passenger trucks by 2035. After that, only zero-emissions new cars will be sold in the state of California. Californians will still be able to own, drive, buy and sell used cars that run on gas.

Over 75 Nationalities Can Now Apply for an Egypt Visa Online

Green Prophet

Taiwan. Electronic visa systems have been growing in popularity for a number of years now, as governments around the world seek to find a way to facilitate the process of streamlining application processes to encourage foreign travelers to visit their country. .

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In case you were wondering, I joined the Ohio State faculty in 2000*

Environmental Economics

Taiwan. I was recently made aware of a 2012 article in Ecological Economics listing the "Most influential institutions in the field of environmental and ecological economics (2000–2009)."  "  Here they are: 1. University of Maryland. Resources for the Future. University of East Anglia. World Bank. National Chung Hsing University. Vrije University Amsterdam. Netherlands. Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Indonesia. Ohio State University.

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Local permaculturist creates sustainable food forest in Ypsilanti Township

Green (Living) Review

Chen comes from Taiwan, with a background in business. Her interest in medicinal and edible plants grew from time she spent hiking through mountains in Taiwan- she wanted to know what plants to avoid and what she could eat, as a survival skill. To the untrained eye, Zeal Chen’s yard might look overgrown and unkempt. But ask her about any plant on her property and she’ll tell you what it is and how you can use it.

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"A good lesson for journals"

Environmental Economics

At the time, corresponding author Wen-Bin Chiou , of National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan, told us that a research assistant who had since left the lab hadn’t kept questionnaires used in the research, making replication impossible. Retractionwatch : Last month, we reported on a retraction in Judgment and Decision Making that said “problems were discovered with the data.”

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Brilliant IKEA dinner table outsmarts mealtime smartphone users!

Green Prophet

Head to IKEA Taiwan where designers have cooked up a table that encourages real-time relationships, eye contact and chat. Images: YouTube/IKEA Taiwan 宜家家居. Sit four people around the dinner table, and at see that least three are tethered to their smartphones (well, someone’s got to cook and serve). What’s a conversation-starved hostess to do? You remember those once-essential ingredients to a decent mealtime experience.

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Cooking up Energy: Waste gases from fried chicken offer clean power

EcoFriend

In this context, Yu Chin-hung from Taiwan has just found a way to convert all the waste gases from a chicken frying stand into enough energy that will drive a whole chicken cart unit. This special chicken cart is currently on display at the exhibition of dual use military technology in Lung-Yuan Research Park, Taiwan.

Pig Problems? Start Potty Training to Avoid Pollution

Eco Friendly Daily

Taiwan believes it has hit upon a solution to the perennial problem of pollution, smell and excessive water use on pig farms. Stephen Shen, Taiwan’s environment minister had this to say to Reuters –. As Chang Chung-Tou, general manager of Long Kow Foods Enterprise, a pig farm with toilets in the western Taiwan county of Yunlin, says –. It has experimented with potty training for pigs and results are quite encouraging.

An old mall becomes an urban lagoon and public square in central Tainan

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In downtown Tainan, Taiwan, MVRDV has transformed a former shopping mall into the Tainan Spring, an urban lagoon and park. Related: MVRDV-designed market in Taiwan will grow food on a massive green roof “In Tainan Spring, people can bathe in the overgrown remains of a shopping mall.

DYK, There is Lead in Christmas Lights?

Green Home Blog

The mini-blind connection was first noted in 1996, when the CPSC analyzed blinds being imported from China, Taiwan, Mexico and Indonesia. DYK, There is Lead in Christmas Lights? News media company CNN recently completed a study which shows that four ordinary brands of Christmas lights exhibit lead levels that are high enough to present a danger to children.

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Flow e-bike features removable battery and seat

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It’s among the top 5 OEMs in Taiwan with production taking place in China’s Longkou, Taipei and Taiwan. Sonia Renthlei: The race is on to design contemporary bikes that not only provide comfort but enable a user to ride without too much exertion. E-bikes are fast becoming the ‘in’ thing with their ability to help cyclists travel longer distances using a minimal of exertion. These electrically-propelled cycles are also stylish and cater to contemporary fads.

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Solar Cooker is a solution for emergency

EcoFriend

The National Taiwan University of Science & Technology researcher has specially designed the solar cooker to address emergency situations. Abdul Vahid V: Cheng-Tsung Feng’s Solar Cooker is a portable and easy-to-use cooker. It can be set up quickly at any location including refugee camps to heat up water or bake foods. The creator has planned the solar-powered cooker for emergency situations.

Lush Sky Green towers are the first of their kind in Taichung

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Taichung, Taiwan has taken yet another step toward becoming a greener, more livable city with the recent completion of Sky Green, a sustainably minded, mixed-use development. Designed by Singaporean architecture firm WOHA , the high-rise is named after its inclusion of sky gardens and terraces that are filled with lush, subtropical greenery. The project’s integration of green spaces is expected to raise the city’s standards for “skyrise greenery” in future sustainable developments.

Five myths about economic growth

Green (Living) Review

There’s been the Taiwan miracle, the miracle of Chile and even the Massachusetts miracle. We were sent this by CASSE – the Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy. Love it – there are so few organisations pointing out the insanity of the quest for perpetual growth (image: [link] ). We particularly like the observation that the service economy can’t be de-materialised, and therefore can’t grow forever.

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Wishing you a greener holiday!

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Go for the green photo: #9

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New Video: The Pacific Rim Coal Bubble

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Over the next two years, as China’s coal imports continued to grow, prices on the Pacific Rim seaborne coal markets skyrocketed, as power companies in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China all competed for a limited supply of coal on the seaborne markets. Hey, kids!

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Central California: 5th annual Earth Day Food & Wine fest

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Honolulu's Halekulani intros 'GMO-free cuisine'

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Biomimicry Institute reveals 2020 Global Design Challenge finalists

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This year’s 10 finalist teams are from five different countries — including Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Taiwan and the United States — with the majority focused on Good Health and Well-being, Sustainable Cities and Communities and Climate Action.

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Go for the green photo: #7

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How to Lower Your Electricity Bills in Summer and Winter

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government has international agreements in place with Canada, the European Union, Japan, Switzerland and Taiwan to use the Energy Star designation in those nations as well [17]. In a 2008 study sponsored by the New York Times, it was found that two-thirds of electricity used by United States consumers was wasted [1]. Other countries waste less, but even in the most energy-efficient locales like Scandinavia and Japan there is still plenty of fat to be trimmed.

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Green hotel in Greece? No problem…

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San Francisco to install 5000 electric car chargers

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Lebanon’s Bees are Freezing

Green Prophet

Previously thought to occur only in Europe and North America with potential cases in Taiwan and Ireland, CCD is a phenomenon in which worker bees suddenly abandon their hives en masse, literally collapsing the colony. Huge bee die offs do not bode well for agriculture in Lebanon. A staggering proportion of bees in an important agricultural hub have frozen to death in Lebanon.

Shining a light on #EarthHour2016

Green Prophet

Education programs for schools were launched in Thailand and Taiwan. Earth Hour is upon us. It comes every year on Saturday 19 March, as the clock strikes 8:30 PM around the globe. It’s a worldwide movement that aims to unite the global community on a broad range of environmental issues, working on a grassroots level to enact mass behavioral change. Join the fun by turning off non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for your commitment to the planet.

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Coming soon: sensual green in the Maldives

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Ubud, Bali: visit the Eat Pray Love cafe

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