Polar Bear Life Jacket Concept Design Makes You Think

ADDI writes:

A dog who lives most of it´s days carried around in an expensive handbag, doesn´t need a camouflage hoodie and a small cap over it´s ears. There are a few others who we should give at least the same attention.

This concept is not a solution for the endangered species, It´s purpose is to show one of the many areas where people could have done something good with our knowledge, instead we keep our eyes closed. Hopefully you won´t support cheap crap anymore, save your money for those who really need to be saved.

The Polar bears are drowning because of the ice that are melting. They have to swim up to 10.000 km to find food. Global warming needs to be stopped.

[ADDI via Dvice]

Al Gore: A Generational Challenge to Repower America

Highlights of his speech today:

Full Speech:

Al Gore:

We’re borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the planet. Every bit of that’s got to change.

Today I challenge our nation to commit to producing 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy and truly clean carbon-free sources within 10 years.

[We Can Solve It | Transcript]

Ocean of Trash – Is this what it’s come to?

Ocean of Trash

A ‘plastic soup’ of waste floating in the Pacific Ocean is growing at an alarming rate and now covers an area twice the size of the continental United States, scientists have said.

The vast expanse of debris – in effect the world’s largest rubbish dump – is held in place by swirling underwater currents. This drifting “soup” stretches from about 500 nautical miles off the Californian coast, across the northern Pacific, past Hawaii and almost as far as Japan.”

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Building Covered in Grass Kicks Ass

Building Covered in Grass

Architects Minsuk Cho and Kisu Park of Mass Studies designed this flora-clothed multi-level building to house Belgian fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester’s store in Seoul, South Korea. The building was completed in October 2007 and takes green roofs and living walls to another level, using foliage to cover both the external and internal wall surfaces.”

[more photos and info @ inhabitat]

The Story Of Stuff – MUST WATCH

The Story Of Stuff

What is the Story of Stuff?

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.”

[The Story Of Stuff | Direct Link to 54 MB quicktime version]

Design e² Documentary Series

design:e² (the economies of being environmentally conscious) is an original six-part series that explores the vitality of the environment through eco-friendly architecture. Narrated by Brad Pitt and masterfully shot in high-definition, the series introduces us to the inventive leaders and technologies driving sustainable practices worldwide in the design of buildings where we live, work, and play.

[Official Site]