Clean Up Australia

Clean Up The World, an initiative of Clean Up Australia discovered that over 80% of all office paper printouts end up in the bin - a statistic the environmental organization found disturbing and wanted to act on.

DDB decided to tackle this problem head on through the simple use of a downloadable desktop image that would act as a constant reminder for people to think before they print.

The desktop image symbolises what it is you’re actually printing via a microsite that reaches people directly at the source of the problem – their computer.

Agency: DDB, Sydney



Monome x minimalistic design...

"we aim to refine the way people consider interface.

we seek less complex, more versatile tools: accessible, yet fundamentally adaptable. we believe these parameters are most directly achieved through minimalistic design, enabling users to more quickly discover new ways to work, play, and connect. we see flexibility not as a feature, but as a foundation.

we strive for economic and ecological sustainability. careful design standards enable us to contribute both to culture and the environment by choosing local, high-quality, and responsible providers and production facilities. we acknowledge that our future will depend on our ability to support and maintain a regenerative economy.

we are a collective community."



World’s Most Expensive Places to Have Sex

Image (c)
of Environmental Graffiti
+ ENLARGE (because size matters)

For obvious reasons you can’t recycle a condom, but have you ever wondered which countries “tax” sex the most?

Well… Environmental Graffiti has decided to create a detailed graphical diagram, complete with wallpaper download for your viewing pleasure.

Environmental Graffiti

Born in May 2007, Environmental Graffiti is an eclectic mix of the most bizarre, funny and interesting environmental news on the planet. We search the vast realms of the internet on behalf of all environmentalists who don’t take themselves too seriously and compile it into a daily blog.

Surf and enjoy!


reactable - collaborative electronic music instrument

The reactable is a collaborative electronic music instrument with a tabletop tangible multi-touch interface. Several simultaneous performers share complete control over the instrument by moving and rotating physical objects on a luminous round table surface.

By moving and relating these objects, representing components of a classic modular synthesizer, users can create complex and dynamic sonic topologies, with generators, filters and modulators, in a kind of tangible modular synthesizer or graspable flow-controlled programming language.

The instrument was developed by a team of digital luthiers (Sergi Jordà, Martin Kaltenbrunner, Günter Geiger and Marcos Alonso), working in the Music Technology Group within the Audiovisual Institute at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona Spain. Their main activities concentrate on the design of new musical interfaces, such as tangible music instruments and musical applications for mobile devices. The reactable team was recently awarded with the "Premi de la Cuitat de Barcelona 2007" and the Icelandic singer Björk has been successfully using the reactable during the last year at her current "Volta" world tour.

Music Technology Group - Pompeu Fabra University - Barcelona, 2003-2008
>>> reactable.iua.upf.edu


The O-Zone (Online game)

Via Greenpolis.com
It's a hot summer day in the city. Pollution is on the rise, threatening to burn away the O-Zone.
It's up to you to save the city!

The O-Zone game


Greenpeace Sunshine Seeding

Greenpeace had produced a fun video clip as part of a climate
change campaign and needed to get it seen.


Does the sun shine out of your...? A Greenpeace ad that makes it's point pretty well!

Made by Park Village London for Escape Partners.
Directed by Sven Harding @ Rubber Republic.

Greenpeace Energy Petition- Go On, SIGN IT!!!!


Derrick Jensen - Writer Activist & Books

Though to Exist in the Wild wins 2008 Eric Hoffer Award
The Hoffer Award was founded at the start of the 21st century by award-winning author Christopher Klim (with permission from the Eric Hoffer Estate) to honor freethinking writers and independent books of exceptional merit. The commercial environment for today’s writers has all but crushed the circulation of ideas.It seems strange that in the Information Age, many books are blocked from wider circulation, and powerful writing is barred from publication or buried alive on the Internet. Furthermore, many of the top literary prizes will not even consider independent books or previously unpublished prose, choosing instead to become the marketing arms of large presses.

The “Hoffer” honored prose is largely unpublished and the books are chiefly from small, academic, and micro presses, including self-published offerings. Throughout the centuries, writers such as Emily Dickinson, James Joyce, Walt Whitman, and Virginia Wolfe have taken the path of self-publishing rather than have their ideas forced into a corporate or sociopolitical mold.

The books and prose of the Hoffer Award are nominated by the people and judged by independent panels. Since its inception as the Writers Notes Award, the Hoffer Award has grown in prominence. Winners of the “Hoffer” are given prizes, honors, and worldwide media exposure, as well as being covered in the annual anthology, Best New Writing.

The Hoffer Award will continue to be a platform for and the champion of the independent voice.

Derrick Jensen unpublished books.

Biography Americans Who Tell the Truth .

“If monetary value is attached to something it will be exploited until it’s gone. That’s what happens when you convert living beings to cash. That conversion, from living forests to lumber, schools of cod to fish sticks, and onward to numbers on a ledger, is the central process of our economic system.”

Derrick Jensen is a leading voice of cultural dissent. He explores the nature of injustice, how civilizations devastate the natural world, and how human beings retreat into denial at the destruction of the planet. His work examines the central question, “If the destruction of the natural world isn’t making us happy, then why are we doing it?”

Rather than proposing easy answers, Jensen traces the roots of the culture’s pathology and finds the places where they intertwine, revealing fresh and startling connections. The Culture of Make Believe (2002) examines the interrelationship between hate and economics. The book was a finalist for the 2003 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, which cited it as “a passionate and provocative meditation on the nexus of racism, genocide, environmental destruction and corporate malfeasance, where civilization meets its discontents.”

Arguing that contemporary culture is destined to collapse due to destruction of the planet, Jensen advocates “dismantling civilization”— but not in a conventional sense. “One of the good things about…the culture being so ubiquitously destructive is that no matter where you look — no matter what your gifts, no matter where your heart lies — there’s good and desperately important work to be done,” he writes. “Know explosives? Take out a dam. Know how to love and accept children, how to teach them to love themselves, to think and feel for themselves? That’s what you need to do.”

Jensen, a long-time activist who lives in Northern California, unflinchingly examines the culture’s darkest corners while searching for a way forward. In A Language Older Than Words (2000), he draws on his own experience of childhood abuse to examine violence as a pathology that afflicts every life on the planet. This acclaimed book has been said to accomplish the rare feat of breaking and mending the reader’s heart, as well as energizing the mind.

Derrick Jensen



Mario Basanov (Marijus Adomaitis) is top notch Lithuanian producer, secret studio weapon, slowly but surely heading for world domination. Still in his twenties but solid ten years of production experience behind his back Mario is the one to watch. House, Broken Beat, New Jazz, R&B - Mario’s creative work shows all of these are just names not boundaries.

What really surprises is Mario’s scope and versatility. Lithuanian pop stars knock at his door when they need a proper sounding radio hit. Local dance celebrities do the same when they’re in demand for a new floor destroyer. Lithuanian Progressive icon Ignas I.V. (remixes for 16B and Deep Dish), House ambassadors RyRalio (original production/ remixes for Jay-J, Rithma) and New Ravers Metal On Metal (original production/ remixes for Datarock, New Young Pony Club, Tim Deluxe, Kissy Sell Out) all owe at least a little something to his studio trickery. No wonder American House legend Miguel Migs came up with a remix request lately as well.

And when it comes to more ambitious musical grounds one shouldn’t be surprised to find Mario name checked alongside living legends Bugge Wesseltoft, Lars Danielsson, Nils Petter Molvaer or Eivind Aarset in various live and studio projects such as Lars Danielsson’s album Mélange Bleu.

Recently Mario teamed up with respected Lithuanian DJ, radio host and promoter Vidis to deliver what could be the freshest sounding House music in Lithuania and around. Their first production effort a remix for Atjazz and Robert Owens’ song Love Someone is already causing a stir - it was picked and banged by the likes of Gilles Peterson and Pete Tong.



Toolbox for Sustainable City Living

The Toolbox for Sustainable City Living is a DIY guide for creating locally-based, ecologically sustainable communities in today's cities. Its straightforward text, vibrant illustrations and accessible diagrams explain how urbanites can have local access and control over life's essential resources: food production, water security, waste management, autonomous energy, and bioremediation of toxic soils. Written for people with limited financial means, the book emphasizes building these systems with cheap, salvaged and recycled materials when possible. This book will be an essential tool for transitioning into a sustainable future threatened by the converging trends of global warming and energy depletion.

Topics covered in the book include:

* Aquaculture: ponds, plants, fish and algae
* Microlivestock and city chickens
* Rainwater Harvesting
* Low-tech bioremediation: cleaning contaminated soils using plants, fungi and bacteria
* Constructed Wetlands/ Greywater
* Autonomous energy: bicycle windmills, passive solar
* Biofuels: veggie oil vehicles, methane digesters
* Struggles for land and gentrification
* Humanure and worm composting
* Floating Islands to clean stormwater
* Asphalt removal and air purification

w3 > Radicalsustainability.org

See also: R.U.S.T

RUST is an intensive weekend workshop focused on skills related to building autonomous communities in today's cities...


Green Design x Sustainable Dance Club

Going out in a trendy club and feel good because you contribute to positive environmental processes, such as generating electricity by dancing and upcycling of waste into decoration. This idea forms the basis for the Sustainable Dance Club. The Sustainable Dance Club is a creative concept of Rotterdam based organizations Enviu – innovators in sustainability and Döll – Atelier voor Bouwkunst.

The Sustainable Dance Club incorporates innovations in the field of sustainable design and applied techniques with social responsibilities in attractive club surroundings. No more counter culturists and moralizing attitudes but sustainability as a positive, young and profitable alternative for a broad target group. The Sustainable Dance Floor will generate electricity from the movements of dancing people. This human powered floor is now being developed in cooperation with the Technical University in Delft and will most likely be the projects’ piece de résistance.

Download leaflet of the Sustainable Dance Club

The Sustainable Dance Club combines contemporary lifestyle with the latest ideas on sustainability. Soon you can generate energy while dancing on the Sustainable Dance Floor and flush the toilet with rainwater. The color of the walls changes without any energy use as a reaction to the heat and you can drink an organic beer near the water basin on the ‘relax roof’. These are just a few examples of what the Sustainable Dance Club can entail. The Sustainable Dance Club is developed as a brand: with time you may find sustainable dance clubs all over the world!

What makes a dance club a sustainable dance club?
Just putting “sustainable” in front of “dance club” does not mean anything by itself, so what actually makes a club (more) sustainable?

* 30% less environmental impact than average clubs
* Sustainability integrated in both building and organisation
* Installation of 3 SDC spectaculars that show sustainability to the public (Sustainable Dance Floor/ Zero Waste Bar/ Waterwall etc)
* Communication plan on how to inform the public about sustainability
* Sustainable business plan with yearly targets and evaluation

Source : Eco-clubbing neural.it
The Dutch agency Enviu, working in collaboration with architects from Dutch company Döll, has been working on a design for an Sustainable Dance Club. This technology, now in use, will enable dance clubs to run at a very low environmental impact and with reduced carbon emissions. This is all possible thanks to a new technology which enables the floor itself to generate electricity through absorbing the energy expressed by the dancing bodies. It works through a system of tiny accumulators, similar to pressure sensors, which are embedded in the floor. The physical energy of a dancer is captured by these sensors and utilized to run the facilities of the club, such as the lighting and speakers. This is just one example in a growing trend of technologies and products which seek to harvest and reuse the energy produced by the human body. Other examples include clothes which, through integrated devices, harness the movement of the human body and translate it into useable electricity. There is also the novel concept of a toilet flushed with human sweat. Increasingly, we will be witness to technologies which function in many ways analogous to parasitic or symbiotic organisms in finding new ways to use our own anatomy.
By Tony Canonico @ neural.it

Neural is about :

media art hacktivism emusic since 1993 ;)

ヽ(´ー`)ノ Enjoy the video of the launch of the Sustainable Danceclub concept at off_corso Rotterdam. For more info: sustainabledanceclub.com.

*.* Goodies..


Been-Seen x Travel by design..

Been-Seen is a global community of people searching for a different type of travel experience.

It's all about :

# Art &Design
# Cool Stuff
# Go Cabin
# Jungle Blog
# Movie Atlas
# People
# Property Scouting
# Room with a View
# Travel Info
# Travel Places

You can embed this widget (dynamic contents) at been-seen.com


Refresh your face

Il existe un petit plugin* très sympa qui permet de modifier librement sa page ''User Facebook'' pour la customiser en mode green comme dans un dream, si l'opération s'opère en moins de deux minutes et demi... le résultat est plutôt frais comme vous le voyez !

Green bubble 2.0, ce sont deux thèmes, Spring & Summer.

Je viens passer au thème estival et c'est une solution idéale pour se rafraîchir le profil façon green - green team ;)

./_\. Userstyles.org

* Note : Greasemonkey is a plugin for the Firefox web browser.

Paris to Launch Subscription Electric Car Sharing Service

From buildings to airports, Paris is looking towards greening up.

And now, Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoë announced last week that by the end of 2009, Parisians can expect to see about 4,000 electric cars throughout the city that will be available for rent through a sharing service called Autolib.

Similar to the city’s bike* sharing service Vélib’, these EVs will be available for pick-up and delivery at 700 spots around the city. Users can hop online to specify where they’ll return the car, and they’ll be guaranteed a parking spot in that location. The subscription service would cost about $390 a month, with a 60 mile-per-day limit – pricy but considering the cost of owning, maintaining, parking, and filling up a car with fuel in a busy city, the price and mileage both seem reasonable.

Read more / Lire la suite + commentaires sur : Ecogeek.org

* correctif : l'auteur (Written by Jaymi Heimbuch) indiquait ''electric bike''...


The New York City Waterfalls

The New York City Waterfalls by artist Olafur Eliasson is comprised of four man-made waterfalls in the New York Harbor situated along the shorelines of Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and Governors Island.

The Waterfalls range from 90 to 120-feet tall and is on view from June 26 through October ...



:: MobileMonday du 07 juillet spécial CleanTech ::

Les inscriptions au prochain Mobile Monday sont ouvertes.

Ce Mobile Monday est dédié aux CleanTech.
Le lundi 7 Juillet à partir de 18h30
A La Cantine
151 rue Montmartre, 12 galerie Montmartre, 75002 Paris.

18h45 : Ouverture Marie-Vorgan Le Barzic, Silicon Sentier, Véronique Routin, Fing
Introduction : David Dornbusch, Président Clean Tech'n Tic et Gilles Berhault, Président TIC 21 et Acidd

19h00 : Quatre présentations, 4 visions du présent et du futur de la mobilité :
Commission Européenne : Brice Lepape, Chef de Secteur, Direction Générale Société de l'Information et Medias, Unité Croissance durable : Les TIC comme levier de l'efficacité énergetique et de la lutte contre le changement climatique.
Nokia : Xavier des Horts, Communications & Public Affairs Manager Corporate Social Responsibility Manager : "Du vert dans votre portable ! Ou comment un grand industriel de l'électronique se préoccupe de l'environnement et du développement durable !"
Daily act : Cedric Pautet, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6) : "Comment chacun peut devenir un acteur au quotidien du développement durable grâce au téléphone mobile"
Covoiturage.fr : Frederic Mazella, PDG de Commuto, Fondateur de covoiturage.fr : "Les NTIC au service de la mobilité durable : la nouvelle plate forme mobile de covoiturage.fr : "it phone home"

20h00 : Echanges, réseautage, discussions libres, recherche de partenaires autour d'un verre.

en ligne !

Greenpeace x Guide to Greener Electronics

The guide ranks the 18 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TV's and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change.

The ranking criteria reflect the demands of the Toxic Tech campaign to the electronics companies. Our three demands are that companies should:

* clean up their products by eliminating hazardous substances;
* takeback and recycle their products responsibly once they become obsolete.
* Reduce the climate impacts of their operations and products.

The use of harmful chemicals in electronics prevents their safe recycling when the products are discarded. Companies scored marks out of 51 this has then been calculated to a mark out of 10 for simplicity.

Follow the more link beside each company for the full details of their score. The full criteria for scoring the companies is available as well as in criteria on chemicals explained in depth. Download the full pdf of the scorecard.

Each score is based solely on public information on the companies website. Companies found not to be following their published policies will be deducted penalty point in future versions of the guide.

The guide is updated every 3 months. The current edition was published on the 25th June 2008.