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Urban Mining: A way towards a circular economy and better resource management

Urban Mining: A way towards a circular economy and better resource management   The concept of urban mining represents a paradigm shift in how we view construction and resource management, treating urban waste not as refuse, but as a valuable reservoir that can be systematically harvested and repurposed across various applications. This approach encompasses a … Continue Reading

How Urban Farming Can Transform Our Cities: From Necessity to Sustainability

How Urban Farming Can Transform Our Cities: From Necessity to Sustainability Introduction: Urban farming, a concept deeply embedded in the annals of history, experienced a profound resurgence during the Second World War in the United Kingdom. As food shortages gripped the nation, citizens turned to innovative solutions, converting urban spaces into productive plots to supplement … Continue Reading

Unveiling the Vile: The Problem with Greenwashing

Unveiling the Vile: The Problem with Greenwashing In a world increasingly concerned about environmental sustainability, consumers and businesses alike are eager to jump on the green bandwagon. But while many corporations tout their eco-friendly initiatives, there’s a dark side lurking beneath the surface: greenwashing. Greenwashing, the deceptive practice of presenting a green public image while … Continue Reading

Can we Geoengineer our way out of Climate Change?

Can we Geoengineer our way out of Climate Change?   After last year’s disastrous COP28 and record-breaking heat in 2023, it is clear that humanity won’t transition away from fossil fuels soon enough to curb the worst effects of climate change. But is it possible to engineer our way out of this problem? Geoengineering attempts … Continue Reading

COP28: The Highs, the lows and the scary

COP28: The Highs, the lows and the scary   As you might know, COP28 is currently underway in Dubai in The United Arab Emirates. COP is an international climate meeting held each year by the United Nations to agree on voluntary actions to prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. From the very beginning, … Continue Reading

Fighting climate-despair with Hope

Fighting climate-despair with Hope Introduction: Climate despair, also called Ecological grief is defined as “the grief reaction stemming from the environmental loss of ecosystems by natural and man-made events.”[4] Another definition is “the grief felt in relation to experienced or anticipated ecological losses, including the loss of species, ecosystems, and meaningful landscapes due to acute or chronic environmental change. … Continue Reading

Building a Cob and Lime Pizza Oven and what we learned in the Process

What is Cob? Cob is an ancient building material that has been used for centuries worldwide. It is a natural and sustainable material made by mixing earth, sand, straw, and water. Cob has many advantages over other building materials; It is cheaper, more eco-friendly, and has excellent insulation properties. This blog post will discuss how … Continue Reading

5 Sustainability trends to look out for in 2023

The world is waking up to the devastating effects and long-term damage that rising CO2 levels can cause in the earth’s atmosphere and increasing global temperatures. In the past couple of years, we have seen record-breaking temperatures all across the globe and extreme weather wreaking havoc and causing large-scale destruction from wildfires to flooding to … Continue Reading

Architecture and memory

Have you ever arrived or entered a building you had never visited, and it somehow felt familiar? Or revisited a childhood holiday destination and were somehow taken back to your youth? Almost like a memory triggered by a smell or Deja Vu, this undefined phenomenon could profoundly impact how we experience and live in our … Continue Reading

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