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Clothes libraries in Sweden and England

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by Adrien Geneste | 11.29.11

In Sweden, almost one item of clothing out of two never sees the light while textile consumption keeps increasing. In order to stop this nonsense, four women created, during the Stockholm Fashion Week, the first clothes library.

London’s transport system is transformed into a massive playground

London’s transport system is transformed into a massive playground

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by Adrien Geneste | 11.18.11

And what happens when a public transport network becomes the scene of gigantic team games? Inspired by the principle of Fun Theory, which suggests that environmentally responsible behavior can be encouraged through attractive infrastructure, Chromaroma invites London Underground users to participate in an eco-citizen turf war.

A musical bench sets the tempo in the city

A musical bench sets the tempo in the city

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by Adrien Geneste | 10.24.11

Designed by Michael Shoner, a German architect, and exhibited for the first time in 2008 in Amsterdam, the Boom Bench is first and foremost a factor of sociality.

Sound Delta Wild, digital technology in the service of nature

Sound Delta Wild, digital technology in the service of nature

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by Adrien Geneste | 10.10.11

Born from an idea put forward by the WWF to increase the presence of wildlife in cities, the Sound Delta Wild application helps users explore their surroundings through sound, transmitted via their smartphone headphones or supporting media.

Lean de vie is developing health solutions favouring good behaviours and prevention

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by Adrien Geneste | 09.26.11

Lean de vie is an innovative start-up offering a new vision of medicine. With the saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” as a course of action to develop solutions favouring good behaviours and prevention, Professor Raoul Ghozlan and Doctor Corinne Ghozlan have emphasised a proactive health approach.

In Nantes, l’épicier d’art sells low price artworks

In Nantes, l’épicier d’art sells low price artworks

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by Adrien Geneste | 09.11.11

Claude Savinel established the principle of l’épicier d’art (the art grocer) in 2002 with a single idea in mind: to democratize art for everyone to buy and exhibit.

The city of Murcia offers car drivers to swap their cars for lifelong season tickets

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by Adrien Geneste | 07.28.11

In order to encourage users to take its brand new tramway, the Murcia (Spain) city council, launched an innovative initiative offering people to have access to this means of transport for free and for life.

The Sol-Violette of Toulouse, an engine of economic solidarity

The Sol-Violette of Toulouse, an engine of economic solidarity

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by Adrien Geneste | 07.27.11

Inaugurated on May 6th in Toulouse, and designed with the aim of encouraging a society of responsible consumption, the Sol-Violette, the new ethical local currency, is already making waves.

Street art exhibited on the Net

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by Adrien Geneste | 07.12.11

New websites have just appeared on the Net, promoting street art works, from paintings to graffitis including chalk drawings.

In London, homeless people create a garden on the Southbank Centre roof

In London, homeless people create a garden on the Southbank Centre roof

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The Ecologist | 07.04.11 | Quick Read

“In the past, instead of this garden, there was a dreary, grey and hard-surfaced space,” Paul Pulford reported to The Ecologist. Now it is a green haven of peace.” This former homeless man, with the help of fifty volunteer workers, set his heart on creating a shared garden on the Southbank Centre roof in order [...]

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International Workshop on Open Data, Nantes, France.

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