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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has just officially unveiled its plans to build theworld’s first carbon-neutral city. Situated on Abu Dhabi’s desert outskirts, “Masdar City” is designed from the ground up to be the first completely environmentally sustainable city and a hub for renewable energy research. The UAE’s rulers hope Masdar will eventually house at least 1,500 businesses and 50,000 people, powered by solar and other renewable energy sources.

MASDAR

MASDAR

Residents will be able to get by on foot, despite the region’s blistering climate, thanks to architectural techniques that promote shading and help generate cooling breezes. Stops for the city’s solar-powered “personalized rapid transport pods” will be no further than 200 meters apart. Lord Norman Foster, the founder and head of the architectural firm in charge of the Masdar development, said the project “promises to set new benchmarks for the sustainable city of the future.”

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The flatmates

The flatmates

In the final days of their Clean Bin Project – a one-year, buy-nothing, waste-nothing challenge – three roommates reflect on what they’ve learned.

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Freecycle Network

 

Share you excess

Share your excess

The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,753 groups with 6,770,000 members across the globe. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them’s good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box above or by clicking on “Browse Groups” above the search box. Have fun!

 

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