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December 2009 Blog Posts (3)

Michelle Kaufmann

Twitter is not an application that I use often, however, I do follow a few people/news groups. Michelle Kaufmann, an amazing designer and eco-friendly connoisseur, is one of those people. I was introduced to her by Renae Tvedt (an instructor at the Art Institute of Tampa) last quarter, and since then have found some pretty cool info. Michelle is probably best known for the Glidehouse, a home built in a factory and made with environmentally friendly building methods and materials. In addition to… Continue

Added by Heather Ham on December 16, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Wind Farm For Florida??

There is a purposed project for a wind farm of the eastern Florida coast near St. Lucie. This wind power will produce enough electricity for more than 3,600 people with zero carbon emissions, removing the carbon-equivalent of 2,600 cars from the road.

The St. Lucie County Wind Project Will:

* Use no fuel or water and leave no waste.

* Use the latest turbine technology, a proven method of providing clean, emissions- free energy.

* Generate clean, renewable wind energy… Continue

Added by Heather Ham on December 6, 2009 at 11:07pm — 1 Comment

New Eco-Friendly Furnishings

Recycled Seatbelt Furniture

These pieces look very nice, clean and make for a super strong and durable seat. This might be a fun project to do on your own, check out some of the local junk yards for seat belts and visit a consignment or Goodwill store for pieces you can overhaul.

Scrap Lab is a group of designers based out of Bangkok’s Kasetsart University’s Architecture program that creates fun and innovative furniture out… Continue

Added by Heather Ham on December 5, 2009 at 11:19pm — No Comments




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