5 Things to Know Today: November 30, 2016
Liz Biscevic—5 Things to Know Today
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.