MGM Resort's Crystals at CityCenter Wins VIVA Award for Sustainability

Jun 1, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has named Crystals at CityCenter as one of the recipients of its VIVA Best of the Best awards for 2012. CityCenter, the world's largest private green development, is the 2012 winner in the Sustainability category.... Read More

Chef Royden Ellamar Brings Cutting Edge Ideas to Sensi at Bellagio Las Vegas

May 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Royden Ellamar, executive chef at Sensi, Las Vegas, grew up around food and sustainable food practices, as he was raised in a farming family in Hilo, Hawaii. No matter what chef position he held, he worked with local farmers and food purveyors to bring their produce to the restaurant table.... Read More

Fisker Automotive Issues First State of Business Update

May 29, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Fisker Automotive released its first business update statement today. Highlights include company revenues exceeding $100 million in four months to April 30, 2012, and 1,000 vehicles delivered to customers since the launch of the luxury electric-car maker. The vehicle has been available since December 2011.... Read More

Healthy Design Alternatives

May 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

+House by superkül inc | architect is a dynamic project that reflects the Toronto-based firm’s commitment to home design excellence and sustainability. +House may just be the “healthiest home” in North America. Located in Mulmur, Ontario in Canada, +House is a four season residence built with anti-bacterial and fungal materials, such as cementitious blocks and natural clay plaster walls that required no chemical or paint finishing.... Read More

Honda UNI-CUB | Why Walk When You Can Ride?

May 23, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Honda UNI-CUB is an all-electric, self-balancing vehicle that cruises at three miles per hour and folds up for easy storage when not in use. This is the evolution of the U3-X personal mobility device that Honda introduced in 2009, when it was defined as a “self-balancing unicycle.”... Read More

Meet the 100 MPH, All-Electric Brammo Empulse Motorcycle

May 21, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Brammo Empulse all-electric motorcycle, which was introduced earlier this month, is the first model that the Oregon-based manufacturer plans for mass-market production. The Empulse sports motorcycle uses the same charging stations that are used by the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf.... Read More

Volta Volaré GT4 Electric Aircraft to Begin Testing this Spring

May 4, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The electric-powered GT4 by Volta Volaré is a four-passenger plane with a powertrain that operates both an electric- and a petroleum-powered engine. The manufacturer of the private aircraft Popular Science (PopSci) recently headlined as “...the first production-ready electric airplane” announced that flight testing would begin this spring.... Read More

Local Seasonal Spa Treatments Offered Around the World

May 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

The cheerful blossoms of this year’s early spring beckon would-be gardeners, farmers’ market browsers, and green living enthusiasts back to nature. Going locavore is sure to be a popular Earth Day resolution—and why stop with the products you eat and drink?... Read More

Eco-Committed | 8 Ways Napa Valley is Raising the Bar

Apr 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Over the past few years, the practice of sustainability has evolved from a noble concept to a full-on movement in the Napa Valley. Here are just some of the ways businesses in this leading wine region are stepping up their eco-commitment—improving wine quality and the way we all live.... Read More

Lost Crates Bring the Best in Design to Your Doorstep

Apr 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Sometimes you want something to make your room, office, or friend feel truly special, but you don't quite know what it is. Luckily you're likely to find the perfect thing you didn't even know you needed with Lost Crates, a subscription service that delivers design to your doorstep.... Read More

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