Category: October

All posts created in October.

The International Festival of Lights in Milan

October 26, 2010

Milan’s International Festival of Lights, or Festival Internazionale Della Luce in Italian, is a month-long festival in Milan designed to transform the city into an open-air stage of contemporary art. The rules of the festival are simple; artists must use energy efficient LED lights in order to illuminate city squares, avenues, historical parks, monuments, and […]

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Environmental Impact of Natural vs. Artificial Christmas Trees

October 6, 2010

General Considerations Many variables must be taken into account when determining the environmental impacts of natural and artificial trees. Natural trees remove CO2 from the atmosphere while growing, but often stress the environment with fertilizer, pesticide, irrigation, and soil depletion. Artificial trees are typically shipped a much greater distance (e.g. from China), and require significantly […]

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