Sustainable fashion is all about your mood

Wearing my aunt’s blouse handmade by my granny.

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Cool beer at the beach

I am in love with summer sunsets at the beach…  Especially with a cool beer on the side. Save energy and enjoy the natural cooler. Awesome results!

Apparently, what I tried out with my gluten-free beer, became soon a fashion at the beach!

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PS: have you noticed the unique design of the jacket I’m wearing in the picture above? It’s one of my favorite, from the Italian eco-fashion designer Ecologina.

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PPSS: the natural cooler works better and faster if you use it with organic juices/beers/drinks instead of sugar-artificial flavors packed Bacardi 🙂

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Hugging trees

How peaceful and relaxing it is hugging trees! Go out today and try to do it – the biggest the better! Hold it tight!

Exclusive organic jewelry beautifully designed handmade in Italy by Giardinoblu

Don’t know what to put on for tonight NYE party? Organic jewelry is the answer! Francesca Mancini’s – alias Giardinoblu – elegant and delicate design could not be mistook with anything else. She is sincerly inspired by nature and got a sense on organic materials beauty. Thank you Francesca for the interview and the passion you put in your creations!

Happy New Year everybody!

Non sapete cosa indossare per la fine dell’anno? Perchè non provare con i gioielli naturali? Le creazioni di Francesca Mancini – alias Giardinoblu – si possono riconoscere e amare a prima vista, per la loro delicatezza ed eleganza. Francesca disegna ed esegue manualmente ogni pezzo, ispirata da piante, frutta, mare, chicchi di riso… Un grazie speciale per quest’intervista e per la passione che trasmetti con i tuoi bellissimi gioielli, continua così!

Felice 2013 a tutti!

[Giardinoblu]

Wish you a fabulous and funny Green Christmas

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Snowy and relaxing days are here to come… Well, if you have time and you feel like being a creative sustainable maker, you could try the original “Garden in a ball” challenge:

Check out this useful resource to open source instructions of whatever type.

I have to confess... I bought them online via Grow the Planet – the ultimate social app which connects urban gardeners – yet I’m really keen on trying to make myself one!

Wish you a Happy Green Christmas!

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In questi giorni di neve e relax, ecco un tutorial per sentirsi sustainable maker mentre si festeggia il Natale: “Garden in a ball”, come fare un’originale palla di Natale che racchiude un piccolo giardino permanente. Devo confessare: io l’ho comprata qui già bell’e che fatta grazie a Grow the Planet.

Se non riuscite a trovare l’onda della creatività, su questo sito potete trovare una serie di ‘istruzioni’ open source in molteplici ambiti.

This blog is carbon neutral

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Hi, I ‘m compensating emissions from this blog by joining this initiative by Doveconviene.it. They partner up with a German association involved in volunteer tree planting and re-forestation projects. As for the numbers, a blog is believed to contribute with about 3,6 kg CO2 every year to the atmosphere, but a tree can take in up to 5 kg CO2/year. So if you are a blogger, join the initiative or just plant a tree in your garden.

Ciao, da oggi questo blog è a impatto zero perchè ha piantato un albero per compensare le emissioni nocive generate. Si calcola che ogni anno un piccolo sito sia responsabile di circa 3,6 kg di CO2 emessa nell’aria, mentre un albero ne può assorbire fino a 5 kg. Ogni blog pulito ha un albero, piantane uno nel tuo giardino, oppure segui anche tu l’iniziativa.

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Green city no cars

How many times you – stuck in the traffic jam – have dreamt about giving up the car and slowly walking through a wood, possibly alone… Now the dream is going to get real thanks to English non-profit organization Giveacar teamed up with Trees for Cities! “An average car will pay for around 13 saplings – about the right amount needed to offset a year’s worth of carbon.” – says The Green Thing Blog.

Quante volte imbottigliato nel traffico hai desiderato buttare via la macchina e ritrovarti d’improvviso in un bosco a passeggiare da solo, in pace… Il sogno sta per diventare realtà, grazie alla sinergia tra due organizzazioni no-profit inglesi: Giveacar e  Trees for Cities! “La valutazione di un’auto usata da rottamare è di circa 13 giovani alberelli, che corrispondono esattamente alla quantità di verde necessaria per compensare un anno di emissioni di CO2″ – come spiega The Green Thing Blog.

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Hyper-sustainable architecture: Med in Italy

Originally published on Slowear Journal on Oct 30th

Thanks to Francesca Stignani for translation

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A real Italian miracle”. That’s how the press defined the global success of Med in Italy, the very first Italian hyper-sustainable house. The project involved a team of students and architects from the Universties of Rome and Trento, which worked on it for over a year in collaboration with some of the best Italian firms in the field of innovative building industry.

The name evokes the Mediterranean nature of the house, which has been designed for warm climates and as a response to global warming. The layering of the walls, containing sand in aluminum tubes and coatings of natural isolation made with wooden wool, ensure thermal balance, while the heating is provided by solar panels, which produce three times the energy consumed by the house.

The “Mediterranean house” can be assembled impressively quickly: five days are enough to put together the 50 square meter structure, plus five more days for the installation and the testing of the systems. Which is why this house is a perfect solution in case of emergency (i.e. earthquakes) as well as an affordable alternative to traditional building methods.

Med in Italy won the third prize in the general ranking at the Solar Decathlon Europe competition in Madrid, and  the first prize for Sustainability, concerning the environmental impact of the house in its “lifetime”. The low-impact of Med in Italy has been further confirmed by its transportation: the house has been carried from Italy to Spain and back by rail transport, thus sparing around five tons of CO2.

Although it’s not on the market yet, Med in Italy will soon be a real alternative and an attractive novelty for green architecture in Italy and abroad.

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Change up Scelgo io

This Friday I couldn’t suggest anything than these three blogs – for Italian speakers only, sorry.

They are hosted by three “green bloggers” from Milan area – Marta Albè, Arianna Bosio and Giusy D’Addio. We were invited by Marinella Scarico to join the conversation at Change Up bloggers barcamp tomorrow on Sat 20th. Change Up is a new network working to raise awareness about sustainable and healthy living, particularly focusing on women and mother needs. All of you interested in, please feel free to join at Palazzo Liberty, Milan – till Oct 22nd – and on Twitter #scelgoio2012.

Have a good day!

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Underground New York Public Library

Today I would like to start a new series on my blog. As I like the #FF (Follow Friday) Twitter costum so much – I said – why just suggesting people to follow? Why don’t suggest blogs?

So here you are my suggested blog of the week: Underground New York Public Library is a blog by photographer Ourit Ben-Haim snapping intimate moments of commuters reading their books. They are the Reading Riders of NYC Subway.

Are you following me on TW? Go @ecoSFL!