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Reads tagged with “sustainability”

The Hidden Beauty of Pollination
The Hidden Beauty of Pollination

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Introducing the Regifting API: Free Tools to Destigmatize Regifting
Introducing the Regifting API: Free Tools to Destigmatize Regifting

How to give and receive with honesty, love, and no guilt.

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The Holstee LifeCycle Film: Visual Poetry for Bike-Lovers and Creators
The Holstee LifeCycle Film: Visual Poetry for Bike-Lovers and Creators

“Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them.”

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Breathtaking Photographs of Sea Creatures by Mark Laita
Breathtaking Photographs of Sea Creatures by Mark Laita

From stunning stingrays to jubilant jellyfish, or what cutting-edge technology has to do with Earth’s whimsy.

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The Story of the Millennium Seed Bank Project + Gorgeous Vintage Seed Catalog Cover Artwork
The Story of the Millennium Seed Bank Project + Gorgeous Vintage Seed Catalog Cover Artwork

What 30 double-decker buses have to do with biodiversity and our dinner parties of the future.

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How the Dutch Got Their Bike Paths
How the Dutch Got Their Bike Paths

What The Netherlands can teach us about child safety and mass protests as effective policy-benders.

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Meat the Future: An Animated Case for In-Vitro Meat
Meat the Future: An Animated Case for In-Vitro Meat

Petri dish to plate, or how to feed the world of 7 billion without starving the planet.

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All Nothing: Poetic 1978 Animated Allegory about Mankind’s Greed
All Nothing: Poetic 1978 Animated Allegory about Mankind’s Greed

Frédéric Back’s beautiful short film about harmony and the tragic entitlement of our species.

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The Toaster Project: A DIY Quest for the Origins of Stuff
The Toaster Project: A DIY Quest for the Origins of Stuff

A nine-month journey to find what we lost between fifteenth-century smelting and China’s factories.

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Architects’ Sketchbooks: Behind the World’s Most Magnificent Buildings
Architects’ Sketchbooks: Behind the World’s Most Magnificent Buildings

How to limn a skyscraper in a line, or why the Centre Pompidou was inspired by a Chinese bamboo hat.

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