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17 hip vegan shoes & boots for fall


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Here’s a fresh batch of snazzy vegan styles to perk up your fall wardrobe..

(above) From Olsen Haus:

  • uppers are made of recycled industrial waste from television screens
  • soles are composite rubber with details of recycled tires and sawdust
  • sustainable/renewable materials wood and cork are in the details.

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(above)  Super stylish NYC-based cri de coeur (French, meaning cries of the heart) is always ahead of the pack… (more…)

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Virginia Tech’s solar powered LUMENHAUS


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Would you appreciate a home with a modern, open floor plan and automated systems that changed your home’s configuration in response to environmental conditions to both save you money, and ensure your comfort?  The LUMENHAUS residence, Virginia Tech’s 2010 entry to the Solar Decathlon Europe competition, does all that and more.  The designers describe the home as a modern pavilion – an energy-conscious home with an open, flowing floor plan and design.

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The north and south walls are entirely glass, maximizing the owner’s exposure to natural daylight.  A key component of the home’s design is a fully automated Eclipsis System, comprised of independently sliding layers which creates a solar-powered house, filtering light through the sliding panels in unique patterns throughout the day. (more…)

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eco deal of the day: roozt at high noon


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Founded by USC grad Brent Freeman, Roozt.com, a hip online shopping platform – hatches at high noon today.  Community minded and cause-based, you’ll be able to find cool deals of the day from companies that are certified in at least one of the following ways:  eco friendly, ethical, humanitarian and community conscious. Hopefully, we’ll find many companies meeting all four socially responsible criteria.

With free sign-up, the deal of the day promises “responsible shopping” on limited quantities of snazzy merchandise discounted 50-80% off retail. For every purchase made, Roozt.com will donate 1% of the purchase price to the non-profit of your choice.  Scheduled to kick off today at 12n, EST – we’re rooting for a touchdown.  more @ roozt.com/

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eco news roundup


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