TAG: Global

Google’s Other Half


Since their inception, Google has made prolific attempts to achieve “…universal distribution and accessibility of information to keep citizens equally informed..” Doing so with a variety of projects that have splintered off into sister sites like Google Earth and Google Green. Thus, it may be faulty to assume the existence of an other half, so much as a complimentary limb, however, with the creation of Google.org, Google has spawned a partner site that takes the company’s goal to a new philanthropic level. In their own words, Google.org is an organization that, “…develops technologies to help address global challenges and supports… read more

What is The EarthBench Movement?

The Earthbench

Some of the most effective movements stem from a simple concept. The EarthBench is no exception. Using empty plastic bottles and soft, inorganic trash, waste is used as a building material for community gathering spaces. The EarthBench is part of the “Peace on Earthbench Movement” (POEM), a non-profit organization conceived by Brennan Blazer Bird, an ecological educator from the San Francisco Bay area. To make an EarthBench, discarded plastic bottles are filled as snug as possible with soft trash, including plastic bags and fast food wrappers, using a stick to compress each layer of trash firmly towards the bottom. Once… read more