05 Aug '11, 6pm

Keep Cool With Culture, Not Contraptions...

Keep Cool With Culture, Not Contraptions...

Barcelona is a hot, humid seaside town where people have been deferring to heat for thousands of years....rather than rely on machines, and wreck their old architecture with window units and ducts, they design their habits, hardware, clothes, and attitude to cool themselves off. Now their deference seems sustainably avant-garde. The secret to Catalan comfort is not a gadget, but a self-induced, mind-body state of discomfort suspension: heat tolerance. Accordingly they plan their seasonal vacations, daily routines, food, drinks and wardrobes for maximum cooling. In other words, it is the culture that cools, not the contraptions.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/keep-cool-with-cu...

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The F-word: Cool or crude?

tnp.sg 07 Aug '11, 2am

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dotsauce.com 05 Aug '11, 5pm

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How To Keep Cool Without A.C. Eco-friendly ways to beat the heat

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life.gaiam.com 09 Aug '11, 7pm

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straitstimes.com 06 Aug '11, 4pm

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In honor of shark week, check out these 8 crazy cool shark tales (w/ video) from @treehugger:

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treehugger.com 04 Aug '11, 1pm

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Cool chairs made from unwanted clothes! via @neslusa: @ecoideasnet @warrenwhitlock @jmuschamp

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treehugger.com 06 Aug '11, 10pm

What often intends to be forgotten in wardrobes and boxes, now is brought to light again. Worn-out clothes, still kept for...