• Kony 2012

    Most people are familiar with the image of an African child soldier. Most people however, do not understand the circumstances behind the creation of these child soldiers, nor do they know whom is responsible for their creation. This video was created by Invisible Children in order to shine some light on the topic and suggest a solution to ending this...

  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN in 1948 as a result of the atrocities of WWII. This video is a great little overview of what undeniable rights all people are entitled to.
  • Ski lift powered entirely by solar panels

    ...All excess electricity will be sold to the grid. The lift features solar panels that are incorporated on the same lift, without having to build additional buildings. The panels are adjustable and can be removed to clear accumulated snow. The panels are anchored to the lift’s cables and bear the entire weight of the panels...
  • HOME

    It's been a year since Yan Arthus Bertrand released his documentary film HOME. With it's breathtaking cinematography (almost entirely aerial shots), Home shows us the current state of our planet. It showcases different life forms that inhabit it and how every single one of them are linked and interdependent. Not one organism can be self sufficient. Inevitably, HOME also goes...

  • Tiles for America

    Came across this while strolling down 7th ave in NYC last Sunday......

  • AI Members in Vars, France

    I have been in France for almost a month and a half, what an awesome experience and awesome time. I arrived on December 16th and spent 10 days in La Plagne and then on the 26th it was off to Vars to prepare for the Redbull Linecatcher Event. We had two weeks to get ready. We would hike an hour...

  • TRUCK FARM

    Check this out!!!! if you don't have room for a veggie garden you can look into this option! I love that they use green roof components ( especially my friend paul's gaia soil), amazing resourcefulness, and brilliant documentation of what is possible just when it looks there are no options! get gardening!

  • Greening the Desert: another plug for permaculture!

    A very cool insight into how we can reshape arid places in order to make them sustainable. This is encouraging given the fact that the land for our next project RACH is more or less rocks and sand Growing a garden in this environment will be a new kind of challenge for us.
  • The Age of the Unthinkable

    I'm reading an interesting book right now: The Age of the Unthinkable: why the new world disorder constantly surprises us and what we can do about it by Joshua Cooper Ramo.  The book is about how we are in an unpredictable and revolutionary time, when we've been relying on old systems, practices, politics and people that are no longer relevant..,...

  • Integrated design

    While we were in Colorado, we took the opportunity to go look at some of Lisa's integrated design work.  She showed us an extensive green roof project she just had finished in Steamboat and told us all about how it works. This one is a sedum application, composed of 11 different species of sedum, which can survive on only 3...