Paper plates can be convenient, but have an ugh quality that doesn't make the cut for any special occasion. The Japanese company Wasara has solved it with a line of single use biodegradable dishes shown above. Pretty nice huh?
As officials battle the mighty Mississippi River to keep it from flooding New Orleans, it's really apparent that climate change is having major impacts around the world. We're not longer talking about the existance of climate change, we talking about what needs to be done in response to climate change. To minimize the effects of climate change, we need to reduce carbon emission as quickly as possible. Last year I signed on to the Architecture 2030 Challenge. It's an organization that encourages the architecture and building community to make all new buildings and major renovations of building carbon neutral by the year 2030.
Right now, Mock/Wallace Architects is working on Silver LEED certification on the Renovations to the Cambridge Hotel in San Francisco and examining what we can do as new projects come up. I encourage all who see this to check out the Architecture 2030 Challenge website and join me by signing up!