A $9000 dome home for early retirement in Thailand

Green Prophet

A former flight attendant has grounded himself in Thailand in a masonry dome-home he built in just six weeks. Steve Areen hatched the hobbit-like home idea in 2011 while visiting a friend who was building dome homes for his Thailand retreat. Labor costs are low in Thailand, and the materials – cinder block, clay brick, and stone pavers for flooring and as decorative “tile” - were locally sourced.

A P­erfect Beach Holiday at Green Papaya in Thailand

Green Prophet

This February we took one of our beach holidays to Thailand for a month. Since traveling to Thailand, I’ d be promising my mom an Avatar experience, sites with lush green vegetation, overgrown flowers, butterflies galore, and Green Papaya helped me fulfill the promise. . Come summer time Mr. We would head up to Northern Thailand and the jungle where his father worked on a rubber and fruit plantation, and it would became his playground.

Akrya Resort for Japanese Sensibility on Koh Samui, Thailand

Green Prophet

An excellent time to get away from the cold weather, Thailand can easily become the Cancun or Ibiza for the Middle East. Of course sleeping on a beach bungalow without air-con is the best option for eco-travel in Thailand and something I do in Sinai. Not a lot of extra stuff, and without that Disneyland feel common at mid and luxury resorts on Thailand’s islands. Unfortunately we can’t drink the local water in Thailand, so bottles are a must.

Zazen for Feeling Some Eco-Zen-Chic on Samui Island, Thailand

Green Prophet

We travelled to Zazen Boutique Resort on Koh Samui, Thailand and were pleasantly surprised at their pioneering eco initiatives on an island without much awareness. I am a middle class writer who not long ago had the chance to tour some luxurious hotels in Koh Samui, Thailand as a guest and I felt some parallels in the experiences of the NY Times writer. At a few hundred dollars a night, it’s very expensive for Thailand. And Thailand is certainly not lacking luxury.

Naturally ventilated home in Thailand has a lush indoor garden


Designed by Studio Locomotive, this two-story home in Phuket, Thailand combines contemporary and biophilic design. Related: Off-grid bamboo bungalow embraces nature in Thailand Cross-ventilation is primarily achieved through a series of prefabricated air vents built into the home’s rear wall and large window openings in the front. Naturally ventilated home in Thailand has a lush indoor garden.

Off-grid bamboo bungalow embraces nature in Thailand


When Mr. Phol asked Bangkok-based architecture studio TOUCH to design for him a private home in Thailand’s north-central province of Petchabun, the brief came with a challenge — the home would have to operate entirely off the grid. Off-grid bamboo bungalow embraces nature in Thailand.

Mushrooms Do Their Bit to Save Thailand’s Endangered Species

Eco Friendly Daily

It is the wild fungus that’s doing its but to save Thailand’s endangered species and valuable forests. Thailand’s largest national park is home and habitat for endangered tigers, Asian elephants, gibbons (small apes), deer, and wild boars. That’s equal to what an entry level government job nets in Thailand. The Khao Yai National Park is also a World Heritage site. Located 120 miles from Bangkok, for long it has been a favored poaching ground.

Futuristic Safezone Shelter battles air pollution in Thailand with a green oasis


Originally posted here: Futuristic Safezone Shelter battles air pollution in Thailand with a green oasis. According to the World Air Quality Index of 2019, the city of Bangkok suffers from unhealthy levels of air pollution most of the year.

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Smugglers Caught With Tusks Of At Least 120 Elephants In Thailand

Eco Friendly Daily

However, Thailand officials recently caught smugglers of elephant tusks in a Bangkok port. However, ivory which generally ends up in Thailand is used for making trinkets for tourists, and often Buddhist statues. The Director General of Customs in Thailand, Prasong Poonthanet, stated: “There are 247 pieces of ivory- that’s at least 120 elephants. At the beginning of the 20th century, the African elephant population was in the multi-millions.

Eco-Tourism in Chiang Mai

Green Prophet

Thailand is breathtaking for anyone, but for people from the Middle East it is an obvious and a close playground. The steep northern parts of Thailand are vast wild settlers, an ancient culture that is hidden, beautiful, and rare in nature. Thailand is already lying amidst all greens.

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4 Asian resorts win green honors

Green Traveler Guides

Winners of the HICAP Sustainable Hotel Awards are resorts in Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and Cambodia. Asia Cambodia Chiang Rai India Mallapuram News Resorts Sigiriya Sihanoukville Sri Lanka Tamil Nadu Thailand Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa Green Travel News HICAP Jetwing Vil Uyana Koh Rong Archipelago Mallapuran Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay Reuters Sikanoukville Song Saa Private Island

International airports source local farm food in 30 countries

Green Prophet

Locally grown hydroponic food in Thailand via Shutterstock. Lifestyle FAO hydroponic Thailand United NationsFollowing an international trend pressuring large food chains to think local and source local food, Autogrill, the multinational company known for its motorway and airport restaurants in 30 countries, is partnering with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (or the FAO) to do just that.

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Chiang Mai Green: Tamarind Village

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Chiang Mai Green: Tamarind Village 1 April 11 · 0 comments | Thai Eco Elegance | S urrounded by ancient temples and quaint streets in the Old City at the heart of Chiang Mai , in northern Thailand , is a boutique resort that takes its name from a 200-year-old tamarind tree that shelters it in a shady embrace.

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Gorgeous Cotton Hippie Pants for the Hippie in All of Us

Green Living Ideas

Fashion & Beauty fair-trade practices Hippie Pants pants sustainable brands textile industry ThailandWe all need versatile, comfy, adorable clothes – why not source them from a company that offers a range of gorgeous patterns and styles while supporting communities and investing in fair-trade practices. Meet Hippie Pants! The post Gorgeous Cotton Hippie Pants for the Hippie in All of Us appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Palm oil map to aid in sustainable planning

Successful Green

Researchers have used satellite imagery from the European Space Agency to produce a map of the extent and year of detection of oil palm plantations in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand that will help policymakers... The post Palm oil map to aid in sustainable planning appeared first on successful GREEN.

Bangkoks Mega Park reimagines mega-malls as green community hubs


It has been over 10 years since the original shopping center was built housing the first IKEA in Thailand ,” the architects said. Green a-decade-ago a-have-evolved first garden mall panoramic park public-space shopping skywalk thailand tree top walk

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 22

Cool Green Science

Illegal palm oil development in Thailand causes monkeys to stop having babies, using tools. ( Times MNN monkeys National Geographic palm oil development speed limits sun Thailand tools Today’s green news is all about animals! The number of dolphin deaths on the east coast continues to alarm researchers. ( LA Times ). This jumping caterpillar uses the sun — while shrouded in a leaf — to figure out where to go! ( MNN ).

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Tamarind Village: Chiang Mai green

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Tamarind Village: Chiang Mai green 30 August 10 · 1 comment | Thai Eco Elegance | S urrounded by ancient temples and quaint streets in the Old City at the heart of Chiang Mai , in northern Thailand , is a boutique resort that takes its name from a 200-year-old tamarind tree that shelters it in a shady embrace.

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This summer, consider sustainable seafood


Most shrimp is imported from tropical countries such as Thailand, where mangrove forests are cut down to make space for shrimp ponds, releasing large amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. Business Eco Green Recycle a-good-solution america and-drag arizona-desert croatia desert diet family-vacation free mediterranean restaurants seafood thailand tipsThis summer, consider sustainable seafood Theresa Lieb Fri, 07/23/2021 – 02:30 Summer makes me nostalgic for seafood.

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English Cyclists Killed After Surviving Iran and Turkey

Green Prophet

They had survived Iran and Turkey previously, but a truck in Thailand struck them down. Just 34 years old, Peter Root and Mary Thompson had been cycling the world since July, 2011 when a pick-up truck moved into their lane in Thailand. Travel & Nature cyclists nature Thailand travelA surge of round-the-world cyclists have emerged in the last few years as touring gear has improved and borders have become more fluid (for certain passport holders.)

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Retailers drop coconut milk brand over animal exploitation allegations


Chaokoh brand coconut milk, manufactured by Thailand -based Theppadungporn Coconut Co., “Following the recent news about the use of ‘monkey labor’ in Thailand’s coconut industry, Chaokoh, one of the world’s leaders in coconut milk production, reassures that we do not engage the use of monkey labor in our coconut plantations,” the company said in a statement. Coconut has been touted as a superfood the last few years.

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 4

Cool Green Science

Thailand’s prime minister pledges to ban ivory trade. ( Animals Environmental News The Green Buzz bbc nature chimpanzee Daily Green Discovery News electricity environmental news green news illegal ivory trade ivory trade National Geographic power redorbit shark stinkbug ThailandExtra, extra, get your green news here! NY Times ). Can you guess how many sharks are killed illegally each year ? RedOrbit ). Female chimps = mean girls?!

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Mekhala’s Slow Boat Gives Us a Soft Landing into Bangkok

Green Prophet

The winter months in the Middle East are the perfect time to travel to Thailand, especially with this year’s cold snap. Long over are the days when Thailand didn’t have to worry about water conservation. The food was the best so far that we’ve had in Thailand and the staff of four were very careful to make sure they prepared food to suit our dietary habits. Middle Easterners come to know Thailand through its migrant workers and domestic help.

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Brazilian home uses solar energy for 100% self-sufficiency


Related: Solar-powered residence in Thailand takes on a sculptural form with cantilevering cubes According to the architects, the solution to the building lot’s slope was to set the home’s main social areas at the highest elevation possible, jutting out of the sloped hill, but above the tree canopy.

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Holiday on Samui’s Rocky Shores at Baan Hin Sai

Green Prophet

Think Wem Wenders meets Knots Landing at this natural cliff top resort on Koh Samui, Thailand. . But when I travel to places like Thailand, I like a little bit of pampering. Because Thailand is the place to go to get knee deep in nature, and get spoiled at the same time on a reasonable budget. This past February I travelled to Koh Samui, an island in Thailand. Travel & Nature eco touring holidays Thailand vacations

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Low-impact Thai home uses modular design to harmonize with nature


Located on a hill in Pak Chong in northeastern Thailand, the home was carefully sited to preserve existing Siamese Rosewood trees and is elevated to reduce site impact. Eco Green carousel showcase city gallery home house modular project sheppard robson solar gain thailand

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Driving, flying expected to spike after COVID-19 pandemic


Germany, Thailand and China will be planning more domestic vacations in the future. Eco Green a-new-tab africa brazil cars china climate change food internet italy terrified-their thailand with-the-veganAmidst the everlasting pandemic, fewer people yearn to squeeze into closely spaced airline seats or pack into crowded buses.

Terreform ONE’s plans to upend cities and suburbs in a post-pandemic world


From ants to beetle larvae — eaten by tribes in Africa and Australia as part of their subsistence diets — to the popular, crispy-fried locusts and beetles enjoyed in Thailand, it is estimated that insect-eating is practiced regularly by at least 2 billion people worldwide,” FAO said.

No Surprise: Protected Areas Work

Nature Conservancy - Science

More strictly protected areas are not necessarily more protective: evidence from Bolivia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Thailand. They find that in Bolivia, Indonesia and Thailand a more strict protection level equals less deforestation. Yes, protected areas do have less deforestation — usually. Photo: Mark Godfrey. By Craig Leisher , senior social scientist. Ferraro, P. et al.

Kudmai Collection repurposes vintage fishing boats into unique wood flooring


The wood used for the Kudmai Collection comes from vintage and decommissioned Thailand boats, which have been retired from service and are no longer needed. Eco Green a-natural-sheen fishing home interior-design reclaimed-wood reuse sacred sacred-crafts thailand upcycled vintage water with-the-properThe Sacred Crafts, a San Diego-based brand focused on adding character to the home by sustainable methods, is giving new life to old wooden ships.

The Kala on Samui Sets Eco Standards for Thai Islands

Green Prophet

Nestled in a seaside grove of coconut trees planted by her husband’s father, and a deep commitment to planting roots Nuan Re-Ki built The Kala , eco-resort on the tropical paradise of Koh Samui in Thailand. This is the basis of sustainable eco-tourism, and The Kala is a great escape for anyone looking to dip into some traditional Asian aesthetics in Thailand. . Travel & Nature Chewang Beach eco-tourism Koh Samui Lamai Beach Thailand The Kala

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Biden chooses his climate team here are the nominees


Eco Green a-decade-ago a-have-evolved biden climate energy infrastructure michigan north panoramic park skywalk thailand tree top walkAs president-elect Joe Biden continues to pick his Cabinet and agency heads, eco-conscious Americans watch to see what his choices will mean for the climate crisis. So far, it looks like Biden is surrounding himself with a strong climate team consistent with his top priority of quickly reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

UN releases World Water Development Report 2020


Some countries — such as Peru, Mexico , Thailand and Jordan — have already harnessed the methane in untreated wastewater as biogas, which provides enough energy to run the treatment process. Eco Green a-new-tab climate change environment news retreat solar power thailand waterClimate change further challenges the world’s overstretched water resources, ultimately threatening all aspects of human life, according to the latest UN World Water Development Report.

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Thai Migrant Workers Poach Wildlife for Food in Israel

Green Prophet

“One of the biggest problems involving illegal hunting is caused by the more than 26,000 foreign agricultural workers from countries like Thailand,&# he says. “These agricultural workers are brought to Israel from poor rural communities in Thailand, and they are used to hunting wild and even domestic animals to supplement their meager incomes,&# says NPA’s Lider. Travel & Nature animal rights Israel Thailand wild animals

The Mekong: roll on, muddy river, roll on

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact The Mekong: roll on, muddy river, roll on 23 February 11 · 0 comments | The Green Cruise | W hat better way to make the transition from touristed Thailand to laidback Laos than on that most famous of Southeast Asia’s rivers, the Mekong?

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Can Freshwater Reserves Protect Tropical Fish Diversity?

Nature Conservancy - Science

A new paper details the conservation success of community-led freshwater reserves in Thailand. The post Can Freshwater Reserves Protect Tropical Fish Diversity? appeared first on Cool Green Science. Fish & Fisheries Asia Pacific Conservation Science Fish Fisheries Protected Areas Water

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, February 5 | Conservancy Talk

Cool Green Science

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Analysis: Vietnam struggles to find solutions for extreme dry seasons in Mekong delta

A Greener Life

According to MRC data , without dam releases during the 2016 drought, the river’s flow would have been 44% lower at Chiang Saen and 38% lower at Nong Khai, two key measuring stations in Thailand.

Local Gas (and no I'm not talking about what happens when I eat local cucumbers)

Environmental Economics

Proximity matters: An energy company from Thailand said today that it is considering building an ethane cracker in Belmont County, a project that could lead to billions of dollars worth of investment. “We We are one step closer to landing a new, multibillion-dollar investment in eastern Ohio, and that’s exciting news for our state, the region and Belmont County,” said Gov.

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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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Southern California’s largest orchid producer Westerlay sets sustainability standards

Green Prophet

But orchids, which I first met in Thailand, growing on trees in jungles everywhere are an exception. But orchids, which I first met in Thailand, growing on trees in jungles everywhere are an exception. This Cascade orchid creates a statement.

Tribe of Tigers

Eco Friendly Daily

A new study has found that as many as 2,000 tigers could happily survive in a park in Thailand. In Thailand, only about 4 tigers are found per 100 square kilometres. About one quarter of Thailand remains forested, and more than half of this is managed under wildlife protection legislation. In Myanmar, intact forests are contiguous with the protected regions in Thailand, offering an invaluable resource for both elephants and tigers.

Yothaka debuts sustainable furniture collection at TIFF 2012


Ishan Sidhu: At the Thailand International Furniture Fair 2012 Yothaka, a furniture manufacturer from Thailand introduced his collection for this year. Another material is yan lipao that is only found in Southern Thailand forests and is turned into structural form by weaving through traditional techniques of basketry.

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