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

A Greener Life

Dried-up rice is seen on a paddy field stricken by drought in Soc Trang province in the Mekong delta in Vietnam. Citizens and government officials resorted to drastic measures this year to prepare for the annual dry season in Vietnam’s Mekong delta.

Vietnam: eco-friendly is the way to go

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Christmas around the World – Vietnam

Green Home Blog

Christmas around the World – Vietnam. Even the Christmas Eve dinner would be somewhat familiar to Americans, including as it does a traditional chicken soup or wontons in chicken broth, sticky rice, rice crepes (banh xeo), pork buns (Char Siu Bao), taro puffs, roast goose, duck, and a Christmas pudding instead of a turkey for many of the growing middle class in Vietnam. Tagged: ancestor worship , Buddhism , Christmas , Christmas Eve , Kitchen God , local food , Shinto , Vietnam.

Villa in Vietnam prioritizes natural light and green space


Vietnam. K-Villa+ is one of few private residences in the country to be certified by the Vietnam Green Building Council. Villa in Vietnam prioritizes natural light and green space. Step into K-Villa+, located in C?n

Dismountable dojo in Vietnam is topped with a rice husk roof


Designed by Southeast Asian design firm T3 Architects , the building has a unique, international character thanks to its design modeled after traditional Japanese dojos and its location in the garden of an old French-style villa in Vietnam’s largest and most populous city.

This home in Vietnam stays cool with a rooftop rainwater sprinkler


Located in Hai Duong, Vietnam, this solar-powered home designed by H&P Architects and completed in 2020 is made of steel, bamboo and locally sourced brick. This home in Vietnam stays cool with a rooftop rainwater sprinkler.

Reclaimed timber makes up this tranquil nature retreat in Vietnam


Related: Dramatic arches usher nature inside an alley home in Vietnam A ladder in the living room leads up to a small mezzanine where the family’s library and storage are located. Reclaimed timber makes up this tranquil nature retreat in Vietnam.

A rich vegetable garden grows atop a unique home in Vietnam


In Vietnam’s coastal region of Quang Ngai, a one-of-a-kind home with a roof topped with fresh vegetables has infused new life into a rural village. A rich vegetable garden grows atop a unique home in Vietnam. Eco Green architecture double-height gardening indoor outdoor living kitchen space taa design the red roof vietnam

Creative anti-coal campaign in Vietnam

The Green Changemakers

VIETNAMESE PUBLIC JOIN CELEBRITIES TO SAY "I CAN'T" TO COAL POLLUTION HO CHI MINH CITY, 06 APRIL 2016, Today CHANGE/ Vietnam officially releases the I Can't campaign in its entirety with three photo album with the overarching message of “Don’t let coal pollution destroy your life." They are transformed into different characters wearing gas masks to demonstrate the struggle they will have to go through in a coal-polluted Vietnam. “I

Poaching Concerns Likely To Push South Africa, Vietnam And China To Meet

Eco Friendly Daily

The WWF analyzed poaching and illegal trafficking in recent months and determined, unsurprisingly, that Vietnam and China are the major hubs of illegal poaching activity. According to recent reports, officials from South Africa, Vietnam and China are expected to meet to discuss the growing problem. We salute all those working tirelessly to secure a future for rhinos, and we call on government leaders in Vietnam and China to do their part.”.

Community collects locally sourced materials to construct a school in Vietnam


The Xuan Hoa commune in the Lao Cai province of northwest Vietnam is, like much of the surrounding area, a region that has suffered from economic hardships in the past. The new school was developed by the Vietnam Sustainability Social Enterprise and coordinated, designed and constructed by 1+1>2 Architects. Community collects locally sourced materials to construct a school in Vietnam.

Last Javan Rhino In Vietnam Killed; Species Number Down To Approximately 40

Eco Friendly Daily

Vietnam has been part of the recent escalation of rhino poaching as their demand for rhino horns has significantly increased recently. There are approximately forty individuals in Indonesia and last year there were four individuals in Vietnam. However, three of those rhinos perished in 2010, two naturally and one by poaching, and now officials have stated that the last Javan rhino in Vietnam was killed by poachers recently.

FrieslandCampina's Vietnam headquarters combines stunning.


FrieslandCampinas Vietnam headquarters combines stunning design with sustainability. In Vietnam, it has its office centered in the city of Ho Chi Minh, where it is looking to further expand its base. With this view in mind, the headquarters of FrieslandCampina in Vietnam is being designed in a thoroughly progressive manner. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //.

Call for proposal - Low cost household toilet adapted for the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

The Green Changemakers

CALL FOR PROPOSAL LOW COST HOUSEHOLD TOILET ADAPTED FOR THE MEKONG DELTA, VIETNAM Save the Children, the world’s largest independent organization for children, delivers immediate and lasting improvements to children’s lives all over the world. Statistically, the region has amongst the lowest coverage of safe toilets in Vietnam. Tran Quy Khoach, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Email Address:

Toward Green Resilience: Eco-effective Design and Climate Change Adaptation in Vietnam

The Green Changemakers

[link] “Vietnam is not a country, but an aggregate of individual dreams.” Zen and the Art of Climate Change Adaptation Vietnam is drowning in concrete and water. Vietnam could use a similar system for urban sustainability and climate change adaptation. As Vietnam wrestles with the agricultural loss of the Mekong Delta and the relocation of millions of people 2 , heroic engineering works that consume a significant portion of the nation’s budget will be unlikely.

Co-Management in the coastal Village of Au Tho B, Vietnam

The Green Changemakers

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, SocTrang, Vietnam Co-Management in the coastal Village of Au Tho B, Vietnam Bianca Schlegel Au Tho B village is located at the coast of Soc Trang Province in the Mekong Delta. It is based on contracts made with groups of people rather than individual households, as it has been the case in Vietnam so far.

Ngi Space offers a new purpose to traditional ceiling tiles


This seems to be the case with Ngói Space, a multipurpose building located in a residential area outside Hanoi, Vietnam. Related: Reclaimed timber makes up this tranquil nature retreat in Vietnam With this project, the architects said, “The Ngói space was created as an inspiring solution to reusing these memory-filled tiles.” Architecture can connect with nature, serve a purpose and bring visual charm all at the same time.

A geometric double roof promotes natural cooling at this Tropical Chalet


Related: Lush living plants engulf the green-roofed Pure Spa in Vietnam “Materials were were chosen not only for their sturdiness and climate resistance, particularly bricks with their high insulation qualities,” the architects explained.

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These bioclimatic student dorms use low-cost, sustainable materials


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A green lung brings sunlight and air into a narrow Vietnamese home


In the tightly packed cities of Vietnam, residential houses are often placed close together on long, narrow plots of land — a setup that can make it hard for residents to get access to natural light and ventilation.

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Affordable and sustainable fashion trends for fall


This jewelry is handmade in Laos using recycled materials — namely shrapnel from the Vietnam War. Business Eco Green Recycle a-fall-outfit- clothing fashion frances-austen namely-shrapnel nofollow-noopener ongoing orders-mudjeans source vietnam work

Middelkerke Casino blends into the surrounding Belgian sand dunes


Related: Massive eco-resort with a theme park to rise on Vietnam’s beaches The primary design goal was to create visual appeal that blends into the seascape rather than standing out against it, with a focus on building placement and integration. Eco Green Recycle beach belgium enormous-amount hotels mayor project vietnamGreat architectural design provides function for indoor spaces but also considers the effect on the surrounding outdoor space.

Used face masks could be repurposed for making roads


Green Recycle a-white-home concrete landfill roads steel study university vietnamA recent study published in the journal Science of The Total Environment has revealed that discarded, single-use face masks could be used to make stronger, cheaper roads. The study was conducted by researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia in a bid to find new ways to use disposed masks.

Agent Orange On Your Lawn?

Green Living Tips

2,4-D (2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) is a chemical that was used in the infamous "Agent Orange" defoliant deployed during the Vietnam War. It's also still being widely used today - and perhaps even in your own garden. There are more environmentally friendly alternatives

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The Redress Design Award is making sustainable fashion an industry standard


Menswear designer Le Ngoc Ha Thu of Vietnam created designs that stood out among hundreds of entries from 48 countries. Business Eco Green a-great-way award christina-dean clothing industry seaweed-girl stood-out-among sustainable fashion took-the-chance vietnam womenswearWho doesn’t love a good fashion contest? Competition has always been a great way to introduce new styles to the world and for new designers to show off their skills.

A cluster of serene bungalows is tucked into Vietnamese rice fields


For those looking to enjoy peace and quiet while being completely immersed in nature, the beautiful Ruong resort in Vietnam, designed by studio H.2 , features an intimate complex of bungalows built with natural materials and tucked behind miles of expansive rice fields. Eco Green a-looking-out a-popular-beach bungalow bungalows contemporary architecture img-class landscape natural light portugal vietnam

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6 Eco-Friendly Resorts Around the World For Travelers With a Conscience

Eco Chic

Escapes eco destinations eco lodges eco resorts eco tourism Eco Travel Grenada India Nicaragua responsible travel Tanzania travel Vietnam wanderlustIf you’re anything like us, your wanderlust knows no bounds. A perfect escape is immersion in nature, packed with a balanced mix of adventure and tranquility. We’ve rounded up 6 gorgeous, environmentally responsible resorts around that world so you can begin daydreaming about your next trip.

An eco-travel guide to Bend, Oregon


Eco Green courtyard courtyard house features green-holidays health and fitness home middle-east- oregon time vegan vegetarian vietnamBend, Oregon is a sunny spot in a state known for rain. This area of central Oregon is the fourth fastest growing region in the country.

Surprising ways seaweed benefits the environment


Many Tanzanian women farm seaweed for export to China, Korea, Vietnam and other countries that use it as an ingredient in cosmetics and skincare products. Eco Green a-large-amount chinese environment indonesia ireland korea news norway seaweed vietnamWhile the news often mentions the terrible things in the sea, such as gyres of plastic and other trash, the oceans also hold an extremely valuable resource: seaweed.

Kareiva: Are We Thinking Globally When We Do Conservation?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Most of Australia’s fish imports are from capture fisheries or aquaculture in Vietnam, China and Thailand. Vietnam has been reforesting since 1987, but it has been doing so by importing more wood, half of which is illegally harvested. Think globally, act locally. Photo: Flickr user Vlasta Juricek via a Creative Commons license. by Peter Kareiva, chief scientist, The Nature Conservancy.

All-bamboo retreat in Bali features all you need for a serene off-grid escape


Related: Gorgeous bamboo hall welcomes visitors to a relaxing coastal oasis in Vietnam Tucked into a lush forest in the Karangasem regency region of Bali, the minimalist design of the idyllic lodging is meant to put the focus on the incredible surroundings. Green bamboo architecture bamboo building bamboo house hideout-falcon home local studio wna vietnam with-pitchedIf the hustle and bustle of every day life getting to you, perhaps it’s time for a little escape to paradise?

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One in a hundred quote of the day

Environmental Economics

 Source was a Vietnam Veteran (he was wearing a hat that said so), talking to his wife about global warming (I have no idea why). "If 99 doctors told you you had cancer, and one didn't, who would you believe?" " Overheard while sitting in a waiting room this morning.      

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Discovery: New Cave Fish Species Sees “Light of Day”

Nature Conservancy - Science

Deep inside a remote cave in northern Vietnam, Craig Leisher aimed his headlamp at the water. In 2002, Leisher was living in Vietnam and looking for new places to scuba dive in his free time. An old edition of the Lonely Planet Vietnam guide mentioned a cave with a river that made for a good stopping point on the road north from Hanoi,” says Leisher. Caves remain one of the most unexplored ecosystems; scientists are still discovering new species. Ethan Inlander/TNC.

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Dutch company collects plastic pollution from rivers to make parks and products


Belgium and Indonesia were the first countries to adopt the RIF approach, and the organization is now preparing similar projects in Vietnam, France, the Philippines, Brazil and more. Eco Green Recycle california composting indonesia litter-traps park plastic project recycled recycled-plastic seattle tiny house vietnamPlastic pollution is a worldwide problem, with piles of debris along coastlines, on roadsides, in landfills and floating in waterways.

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The First Earth Day – Birth of the Modern Environmental Movement

Green Living Ideas

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Rare Tree Cut Down by Christmas Thief at WA Arboretum

Green Living Ideas

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One-of-a-Kind Holiday Gifts That Will Lift Women From Poverty

Eco Chic

Handwoven out of a beautiful blend of cruelty-free handspun silk and cotton in a fair trade women’s cooperative in Vietnam, this gorgeous scarf in silver will be a great accent to any outfit year round. Fair Fashion artisan community Fair Trade fair wage heroines for the planet Kenya women Vietnam female empowerment

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At least no one said 'Canada'

Environmental Economics

Vietnam. I randomly take attendance in my Intro class (for exam bonus points).    Today, to record attendance, and for fun, under the guise of 'current events are important,' I asked the class to put their name on a sheet of paper and list three countries in which the U.S. has active military engagements--that is, fighting.    A few random (cherry-picked) responses: South Africa. Denmark. North Korea. Japan. China. Liberia. Africa. Middle East. Lebanon.

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Cashews, The Shocking Facts

Green Prophet

Most of the cashews consumed in the US, China, and the EU are imported from Vietnam, the largest processor of the raw nuts. Vietnam grows cashews but brings most of them in from West Africa’s Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Cambodia, and India.

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Banana leaves replace plastic packaging in Asian markets

Green Prophet

Major market chains in Vietnam, such as Lotte Mart, Saigon Co.op, and Big C, have all begun to experiment with banana leaves as a packaging alternative in their stores as well. According to VN Express, the use of the leaves as packaging is a welcome addition to the numerous other efforts establishments in Vietnam are experimenting with to reduce plastic waste.

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Homemade Weed Killer

Green (Living) Review

However, anything on the natural front must be better than using dangerous chemicals such as Round Up (glyphosate) which is but a cut-down version of Agent Orange (remember the stuff from Vietnam and what it did I would like to add that I have not tried this mixture but have tried using vinegar before with varying results. But that was JUST vinegar in water. Forgot to use a surfactant for starters, that is to say something like dish soap.

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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Recycling News Roundup - June 2018

Living Green Technology

Fortunately, buyers in other countries like India, Malysia, and Vietnam have emerged to take up some of the volume, but their capacity doesn't even approach China's. 2018 has been a wild year when it comes to recycling and green living news. Keep reading for the latest from these industries.

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