$6-million cardboard cathedral opens in quake-struck New Zealand city

The new cathedral was designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. "Even concrete buildings can be destroyed by earthquakes very easily, but paper buildings cannot," he said.

 

A $6-million cardboard cathedral was officially dedicated in New Zealand on Thursday, replacing the neo-Gothic structure destroyed in a 2011 earthquake that killed 185 people.

Made from nearly 100 24-inch cardboard tubes coated with waterproof polyurethane, the new building in Christchurch is expected to last for more than a decade while a permanent replacement is built.

It includes a mosaic of colored, triangular glass etched with images from the original cathedral’s facade, which dates to 1864.

Acting dean Lynda Patterson told Agence France-Presse that the official opening of the innovative structure marked a major milestone in the city’s recovery from the devastating 6.3-magnitude quake that leveled much of the downtown area.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/15/20034606-6-million-cardboard-cathedral-opens-in-quake-struck-new-zealand-city?lite

2nd Annual Trashion Show/Upcycle Party

     We can’t wait to see what our effervescent narrator Aina Tonjes will be wearing this year!

Save The Date!

2nd Annual Trashion Show/Upcycle Party
October 12, 2013
NCRD Auditorium/Gymnasium
36155 9th Street in Nehalem
7:00 – 10:00 pm
Tickets On Sale NOW! At the Following Locations:
CARTM Refindery Cashier
T-Spot in Manzanita
Wisteria Chic in Manzanita
Manzanita News — guess where? — in Manzanita
The Beehive in Nehalem
Creative Fabrics in Wheeler
Only 180 tickets will be sold!!
Those trashionistas are getting out their sewing machines and making amazing new creations for this year’s beloved Trashion Show/Upcycle Party.   Come and see the live runway show.  Every seat in the auditorium is a good one, but plan to come early as seats are first come, first served.   These one-of-a-kind outfits may just inspire you to be in the show in 2014!
After the Trashion Show head upstairs to the Upcycle Party.  DJ Jeff James will be spinning a great dance mix and there will be plenty of yummies and drinkies to enjoy!
Winners of this year’s Re-think Raffle will be drawn at this event—always an exciting moment!
Ticket price includes admission to the Trashion Show and the Upcycle Party.

We’ve Just Launched Our 3rd Annual “Re-Think” Eco-Raffle

First prize and second prize just isn’t the right way to describe this year’s top two prizes for CARTM’s annual Re-think Raffle as they both hold top billing appeal.  Tickets are on sale now at CARTM for this year’s effort to support north county’s award-winning recycling facility.  Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and offer the opportunity to win one of three prizes.
Holder of the first ticket drawn will have their choice of the top two prizes:  a Manzanita staycation ($600 value) or a private party for eight at VINO/Manzanita ($500 value).  The staycation offers two nights at the pet friendly Studio/Lighthouse on the oceanfront in Manzanita.  Along with two nights of lodging, the Staycation includes dinners for two at Terra Cotta and the Big Wave, breakfast or lunch at Bread and Ocean and a massage at Longevity.  The private party for eight at VINO is offered during the month of January 2014 and includes dinner, wine, live music, gratuity and the private ambiance of this local wine bar for the eight lucky winners.
The third prize, valued at $250 is a “Recycling PhD.”   This unique prize includes an in-home consultation by CARTM staff to design a recycling set-up to fit the space and lifestyle of the winner.  New recycling bins, a home composter and a $50 gift certificate to The Refindery round out the prize.
The winning tickets will be drawn at this year’s 2nd annual CARTM Trashion Show/Upcycle Party on Saturday, October 12 at NCRD.   To purchase raffle tickets visit CARTM during open hours:  Thursday – Monday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., 34995 Necarney City Road in Manzanita.  Or for more information call 503-368-7764 or www.cartm.org.

Country’s Largest Brewery Goes Landfill Free

THIS IS TRULY INSPIRING NEWS:  “Back in 1873, Rocky Mountain spring water put the Coors brewery in Golden, Colo., on the map for lovers of beer. Now, lovers of all things green will mark the facility as well: This week, the largest brewery in the country moved to landfill-free status.”

Justin Rowe book art opens British Academy Literature Week

Unwanted books consigned to the shelves of charity shops have been rescued by a Cambridge bookseller and turned into works of art for a literature festival.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-22597417

Wind-Driven Walking Bottle Beast

Check this out — wouldn’t this be cool on our beach?  Although perhaps our winds are not as predictable.

http://vimeo.com/71927604

“Self-propelling beach animals like Animaris Percipiere have a stomach . This consists of recycled plastic bottles containing air that can be pumped up to a high pressure by the wind. This is done using a variety of bicycle pump, needless to say of plastic tubing. Several of these little pumps are driven by wings up at the front of the animal that flap in the breeze. It takes a few hours, but then the bottles are full. They contain a supply of potential wind. Take off the cap and the wind will emerge from the bottle at high speed. The trick is to get that untamed wind under control and use it to move the animal. For this, muscles are required. Beach animals have pushing muscles which get longer when told to do so. These consist of a tube containing another that is able to move in and out. There is a rubber ring on the end of the inner tube so that this acts as a piston. When the air runs from the bottles through a small pipe in the tube it pushes the piston outwards and the muscle lengthens. The beach animal’s muscle can best be likened to a bone that gets longer. Muscles can open taps to activate other muscles that open other taps, and so on. This creates control centres that can be compared to brains.”

Solar Highways

http://www.wimp.com/solarhighways/

House of Cans: Houston man’s quest to throw nothing away, even beer cans, becomes landmark

An intriguing article of recycling as a labor of love (of beer).

 

Can Somebody Just Give This Guy A Million Bucks Already?

TUCSON MAN DIVERTS RAINWATER TO GROW EDIBLE GARDEN!

This video is just great – it shows how a guy in Tucson diverted rainwater from the storm sewer system to grow an edible garden. Very inspirational!   Can Somebody Just Give This Guy A Million Bucks Already?

Free Water | Andrew Brown from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.

Second Annual “CARTM TREASURES” Live Auction

Save The Date!

September 14, 2013
NCRD Gymnasium
36155 9th Street in Nehalem
Preview begins: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Auction begins:  6:00 pm
CARTM’s own Belinda Spegel has, once again, put together a list of auction lots to satisfy the most rabid auction-goer!  Something for everyone in these 200+ lots of great finds, treasures, antiques, collectibles and more.
Pro auctioneer Paul Thompson will be bringing his usual quick wit and high-action skills to the event.
Payment methods accepted:  Cash, Credit, Debit and local Checks
10% buyers premium will be added to all sales.
Food and beverages will be available for sale.
All proceeds from this fun Live Auction benefit CARTM’s operating expenses.
Don’t Miss It!