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    TEACHING GREEN ARCHITECTURE

    Take 15 outstanding architecture students, put them in the wilderness for four days, make them create their own shelter and find their own food and what do you get? Sustainable architects.

    This is our goal at the Ecosa Institute, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to incorporating sustainability into the design professions. The institute runs in-depth, total-immersion semesters for architecture, planning, landscape, and other design students.

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    CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATIONS

    For 35 years, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has worked hard to protect and restore the damaged ecosystems of the largest estuary in North America. Their latest effort to combat air and water pollution is manifest in their new home, the Philip Merrill Environmental Center near Annapolis, Maryland.

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    ENVIRONMENTAL REFUGE

    The new Cusano Environmental Education Center sends a message from its wetlands setting near Philadelphia: that environmentally sound construction can be attractive and not necessarily expensive.

    The center is an oasis on a site that could be an environmentalist's nightmare. The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge is the most urban refuge in the United States, with giant jets from the nearby Philadelphia International Airport buzzing overhead.

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    More Environment

    Capitol Trees Taking Their Leaves — WashingtonPost, 2001.0422

    Green house fails to fertilize interest — Indianapolis Star, 2001.0422

    Green engineers up there with Rolls-Royce and Marconi — The Guardian, 2001.0421

    Resort strikes a balance with ecology and development — Earth Times, 2001.0417

    Concern Rises Over Global Warming — AP, 2001.0409

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