Engineers are making an ‘’electric highway’’ that stretches from Norway to Italy

Now, two more companies, an international energy and e-mobility company E.ON and Denmark e-mobility provider CLEVER, are partnering to build yet another network of charging stations. Over the next three years, their network will provide 180 “ultra-fast” charging stations across 7 countries between Norway and Italy. Each station has a capacity of 150 kW, putting… Lire la suite Engineers are making an ‘’electric highway’’ that stretches from Norway to Italy

Thoses floating homes are hurricane-proof

Dutch architect Koen Olthuis and Miami-based livable yact company Arkup collaborated to build a 4,350-suqare-foot home that floats on the water. It’s completely off the grid, and is capable of withstanding a category 4 hurricane. According to Inhabitat, Olthuis — with his studio Waterstudio — collaborated with “avant-garde life on the water” company Arkup to… Lire la suite Thoses floating homes are hurricane-proof

Residents move into crowfunded tiny house community for a pilot project

Last July 21, fourteen residents moved into their new community. Denver’s crowdfunded tiny home project has run into more than a few road blocks, but those home are now disponible. Eleven 8-foot by 12-foot homes and a bathing house fill the Urban Land Conservancy-owned property. They are also several tables covered by three white pop-up… Lire la suite Residents move into crowfunded tiny house community for a pilot project

A new community land trust has been created to help low-income residents buy houses

New Yorkers are coming up with innovative ways to help solve the housing crisis, that has been going on for years,through community land trusts (CLT). A $1 milion donation from Citi Community Development has helped to start New York City’s first CLT, Interboro CLT.The project will start with developing 250 affordables units, with plans to… Lire la suite A new community land trust has been created to help low-income residents buy houses

These Boxes For Refugee Supplies Double As Kids’ Toys

Refugees often receive aid shipped in cardboard boxes–which then might go to waste. One designer has created conceptual packaging that doubles a children’s toys. The project is called Inside the Box. Designer Lisanne Koning proposes printing colorful shapes and game boards onto cardboard boxes so that children can use the extra material as fodder for play. One game,… Lire la suite These Boxes For Refugee Supplies Double As Kids’ Toys

Tesla’s first project in puerto rico Is a children’s hospital

Tesla’s first project to restore electricity in Puerto Rico is a children’s hospital in San Juan. The automaker, which previously committed to helping the U.S. territory recover from Hurricane Maria, is combining its commercial batteries and solar panels at the children’s hospital. The company said it is the first of many projects on the island… Lire la suite Tesla’s first project in puerto rico Is a children’s hospital

Tomorrow’s “solar houses” will generate our electricity and grow our food

Greenhouse farming has existed since the 15th century, and the idea of growing plants in an area that could be environmentally controlled can be traced back to the Roman Empire. However, since modern greenhouses were introduced in the 17th century, not much has changed. Now, greenhouses are powered by electricity from the grid and their… Lire la suite Tomorrow’s “solar houses” will generate our electricity and grow our food

Seniors reinvent aging through cohousing & senior villages

They’re supposed to be the golden years; a time of happiness and prosperity. But for many seniors, the post-retirement years are not so golden. Many live in isolation, watching their abilities, well-being and independence slowly dwindle away to the point where, after a lifetime of self-determination, they’re in the dreaded position of being a burden.… Lire la suite Seniors reinvent aging through cohousing & senior villages

The new co-op helping ex-inmates find work and recover

The United States has the world’s highest incarceration rate, with more than 2.2 million people in prison. And within the United States, the highest incarceration rate belongs to Washington, D.C. There, a new worker-owned business cooperative hopes to reverse those numbers, offering former prisoners opportunities for employment and healing. Though co-ops that employ formerly incarcerated… Lire la suite The new co-op helping ex-inmates find work and recover

The sandhills solar facility is brightening the future

When the sun shines in Taylor County, Georgia, it powers the world  or at least portions of Georgia. That’s thanks to the Sandhills Solar Facility, which opened in November 2016. It’s one of the largest solar projects east of the Mississippi, with approximately 1.6 million solar panels that track the sun as it moves across… Lire la suite The sandhills solar facility is brightening the future