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5 Things to Know Today: November 30, 2016

5 Things to Know Today: November 30, 2016

Liz Biscevic—5 Things to Know Today

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

In case you missed it, Apple is going (RED) for World AIDS Day, architects in Amsterdam are building a sustainable city block on a lake, and an Australian startup is recycling old tires to make cleaner fuel. 

1. CNET: Apple is making a statement about corporate responsibility, just in time for World AIDS day.

Apple is expanding its partnership with (RED), the Bono-founded organization that raises money to fight HIV and AIDS, by decorating 400 stores with Red signs and donating an unspecified percentage of sales to the nonprofit.

2. New Atlas: Amsterdam is about to get a sick new sustainable city block—on top of a lake.

Bjarke Ingles Group is teaming up with Barcode Architects to design Sluishuis, a multi-use complex that will sit atop of Amsterdam’s IJ Lake and includes zero-energy apartments that are accessible by car, boat, as well as mooring for 30 houseboats.

3. LifeHacker: The secret to saving for big purchase? Plan your budget around trends.

Though setting budgets for the month is a good practice, it’s easy to get turned upside down by unanticipated expenses. Instead, try focusing on trends of your year—like vacations, holidays, and times when you tend to spend more money or work less—in order to stay afloat during more strenuous financial times.  

4. Bthechange: The first zero-waste winery in the world saves water, soil and nearly a million dollars.

This year Fetzer Vineyards—California’s first winery to operate on 100 percent renewable energy back in 1995—became the world’s first certified zero-waste winery in the world, saving water, soil, and nearly $1 million dollars in one year.  

5. New Atlas: What do you get when you combine old tires and diesel fuel? Cleaner gas.

It sounds absolutely nuts, but Australian startup Green Distillation Technologies is providing some credible evidence that it’s possible to get cleaner fuel by combining diesel with oil derived from old tires. 

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