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H2O: The Next Big Green Issue is Blue
By Keri Luly

Maps and globes show blue bodies of water, clearly larger in mass than brown land. Climate change melts polar ice, releasing captive water and adding what would appear to be extra “blue.”


For those who live on islands and coastlines, an excess of water will certainly become a survival issue, but the biggest green challenge we face in the future is a shortage of water—clean, accessible water. Water in the right place at the right time. Water we take for granted when we turn on the faucet. Water that provides services to us we don’t even recognize (or pay for)...


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CIDA Announces Interior Design Education Award
The Council for Interior Design Accreditation recently announced a new award that celebrates innovative teaching and program-related practices that advance the cause of excellence in interior design education.
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Architects and Designers Invited to ‘Reign in Spain’
Tile of Spain is looking for architects and designers (a minimum of three) to participate in its annual junket to Spain. This free trip coincides with Cevisama, the International Ceramic Tile and Bath Furnishings Show held in Valencia.
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Helsinki Named World Design Capital 2012
The designation was recently announced by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) at the Icsid World Design Congress 2009 in Singapore.
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Mannington Launches Year Two of Tx:Style Design Challenge
Finalists in the competition will win $3,000 each; an all expenses paid trip to NeoCon 2010; and will work with Mannington’s design team to develop their concepts into carpet.
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December 8, 2009

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