Global Now / Week 8

Eco-friendly Plans to Help Surviving Villagers of Mount Merapi Volcano Eruptions

Name: Ethan Yoon Headline: Eco-friendly Plans to Help Surviving Villagers of Mount Merapi Volcano Eruptions Date: 10/24/12 Source:  The Jakarta Post Abstract: First of all, I accidentally did this week’s global now last week, so I’m doing last week’s this week… Sorry!  The article is basically about World Bank Indonesia, National Disaster Mitigation Agency, and … Continue reading

Global Now / Week 7

Architecture Students Making Future Cityscapes from Wood?

    Emma Pratte Section: Cope Global Now: Abstract Headline: New Design Competition Explores Wood as Green Material for Urban Construction Date:  10/17/2012 Source:  The Sacramento Bee Abstract:      Students from a number of different art school have been put to the test: make your city from wood.  Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), the … Continue reading

Week 3

Upcycled “Glocalization”

Adam Fernandez Section: Cope Global Now: Abstract Headline:  “Upcycled Glocalization” Date:  September 13, 2012 Source:  TriplePundit.com Abstract:  In this article that I found during my research for recycling, I discovered a thing called “upcycling.” According to Wikipedia, upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products. This article … Continue reading

Week 3

Starbucks experiments with its waste coffee grounds and unsold food to become potential ingredients of laundry detergent and plastics

Rachal Tai Section: Cope Global Now: Abstract Heading: Starbucks experiments with its waste coffee grounds and unsold food to become potential ingredients of laundry detergent and plastics Date:  08/31/2012 Source:  LA Times – Business // American Chemical Society Abstract: Starbucks, obliging to its motto, is trying to make the world a better place by pushing the … Continue reading