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viernes, 23 de julio de 2010

Coalition of the Willing

I´ve just had a crush with this inspiring, artistic and visually awesome short film that, in addition, perectly matches with Wisesap´s philosophy.

Its creators have described it as "An animated film about an online war against global warming in a post-Copenhagen world. " I totally agree with them.

I promise you that time will fly while watching this 15 min. film. It´s beautiful, funny and smart! So... enjoy!

Coalition Of The Willing from coalitionfilm on Vimeo.

‘Coalition of the Willing’ has been Directed and produced by Knife Party, written by Tim Rayner and crafted by a network of 24 artists from around the world. For more info: http://coalitionofthewilling.org.uk

by Guio.

martes, 20 de julio de 2010

There you have a garden of vegetables in Madrid.

This is our home terrace. Several months ago we decided to give it some use, so we planted a little vegetable garden. We have started with tomatoes and parsley, although there are much variety of seeds in any supermarkets, from vegetables to fruits.

The seasonal for planting is spring. They just need sun, water, patience and then, ready to eat.

I promise a future publication with the tomatoes aftery they´ll be served on the table. But, for that, we´ll have to wait a few months.


The mistery of Lightbulbs

Recycling sometimes (specially in Montreal) can be kinda complicated… There are many unsolved questions on “recycling land”… So that’s why I’ve decided to put on my best Sherlock Holmes costume plus a new British accent (that I’ve always loved) and resolve the mystery of Light bulbs; what’s recyclable and what’s not?





According to www.recyclfluo.ca; CFLs must be handled with care and disposed of safely. In case of broken certain precautions must be taken to avoid any risk of mercury contamination:

* Recommended to wear rubber gloves
* Using a piece of stiff paper or cardboard to pick up debris
* Then, clean up the spill with a damp paper towel
* And be sure to put the debris and the paper towel in a tightly secured plastic bag.

Mystery solved!

sábado, 17 de julio de 2010

What is eco-design?

What is eco-design? What are designers asked to do for the environment? Are they able to help fixing what seems to be the hugest global threat of all times? Will they succeed if so? What does the planet need? More eco-designs or less junk products? Don't you feel that everything around shops and magazines is about green design?

Far from presenting here a two double-sided sheet explanation about eco-design, using therms like LCA (life cycle assessment) or cradle-to-cradle, I rather expose what are the advantages of tapping into designers expertise and creativity to produce smarter greener solutions.

There are two great ways to mix ecology and design, either within any kind of company or in general every day life. First of all, just to let you know that if you are a business owner, getting an eco-sensitive design team will help you to reduce your production expenses. The strategy will be investing to scan and improve the production methodology of a specific product, ending on a new green-product for a "eco-hungry" consumer. Let's say this is the engineering, the industrial way to put in practice eco-design.

On the other hand, there's the creativity that designers use during their practice. Business oppurtunity research, design thinking and innovation quest technics can also be used to reduce, recycle, reuse or even re-think a whole new world where sustainability meets society and economy.

Finally, as an example, check out Ideo's new web site, where they suggest short videos where ecologists and enthusiastics of design will have hours of pleasure while learning. But learing what? That design can improve our ways of purchasing.

by david

sábado, 3 de julio de 2010

Eco-Groceries in Mallorca

Who said that eco-friendly can´t be trendy? La Real Bio Granja is a clear example of WISESAP´s philosophy.

Once upon a time, far far away, in a little beautiful Island in Spain (Mallorca)... Look what I’ve just discovered!!! A lovely eco-friendly shop with lots of biological and handmade products! Love at first sight. A plus? Its affordable prices, something quite rare when talking about "green" or handmade products.

An upstairs view of its orchard

Where? La Real Bio Granja its located at Camí de La Real (behind the Monestir) num. 5, Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain.
34 971 254 19