01 Nov '11, 6pm

Yurts come to #occupytoronto. I, for one, welcome this wonderful building form.

Yurts come to #occupytoronto. I, for one, welcome this wonderful building form.

They are settling in for the long haul at #occupyToronto, and what better building form to settle into than the ultimate moveable nomadic dwelling, the yurt. Three of them arrived on Saturday, donated by "seven anonymous unions." In photos at Torontoist, you can see Yves Ballenegger's wonderful truck; He buys traditional yurts in Mongolia. Since I interviewed him four years ago for TreeHugger his business appears to have boomed; he now has distributors across North America. He writes: Still today, we try to source most of our material from the Mongolian country side to support rural economy. We strongly believe that a profitable business can be developed sustainably. We also support a few local development projects, in particular two women cooperatives whose felt products can be found in our catalogue. We have opened our own tree nursery, growing 5 trees (actually quite a ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/occupytoront...

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Garcia's two wins only a glimpse of what's to come

Garcia's two wins only a glimpse of what's to come

pgatour.com 01 Nov '11, 2pm

text size Heathcote/Getty Images Garcia only missed one cut in his 16 starts on the PGA TOUR this season. Nov. 1, 2011 By ...