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Solar mountain could power Burning Man with clean energy

Solar mountain could power Burning Man with clean energy

Solar Mountain Could Power Burning Man with clean energy

Mumbai architecture firm NUDES wants to address this by proposing a permanent installation called Solar Mountain. Solar Mountain has been designed to power the entire 3,800-acre ranch of Burning Man with 300 MWh of solar power.

‘Solar Mountain’ could hint at the future of eco-friendly architecture

The new design incorporates a gigantic assortment of solar panels stretching down a gradient from a central spine. The architects behind the new project claim it was inspired by the natural landscape of Fly Ranch — adjacent to Burning Man’s location, at Black Rock City. The company — literally called NUDES — thinks this unconventional curving form more capably fits the dynamic landscape of geysers, wetlands, and hot and cold springs.

Sustainability Spotlight: Tony’s Coffee

Sustainability Spotlight: Tony’s Coffee

How did sustainability start for Tony’s? Our sustainability journey can be traced back to 2002, when we began sourcing Organic, Fair Trade, Shade Grown coffee. Since then, we moved to 100% green power, doubled our roasting efficiency, offset our roastery’s carbon footprint, and continue to support causes that we care about. Our commitment to sourcing…

Sustainability Spotlight: Aslan Brewing Company

Sustainability Spotlight: Aslan Brewing Company

Aslan Brewing Company, a member of Sustainable Connections, is based in Bellingham, WA and was founded in 2012. From the beginning, every decision the Aslan founders made was through the lens of sustainability. When Aslan opened its brewpub doors in May of 2014, team members focused on crafting world-class beer with local ingredients and low-impact…

Sustainability Spotlight: Brio Laundry and Cleaners

Sustainability Spotlight: Brio Laundry and Cleaners

Buckminster Fuller once said, “In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. That, in essence, is the higher service to which we are all being called.” Colleen Unema combined her educator mindset with a…

California testing solar-paneled canals

California testing solar-paneled canals

The Turlock Irrigation District approved a pilot project testing the construction of solar panels over canals in the San Joaquin Valley. Key takeaways: The decision was based on research demonstrating that covering the 4,000 miles of California’s water canals with solar panels could reduce evaporation by as much as 82%, saving up to 63 billion…

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