Daily Green Wrap-Up 14.January, 2012

Among this year’s 16 films in the U.S. Documentary Competition at Sundance on January 19-29 in Park City, Utah, this definitive eco-doc by Oscar-nominee Mark Kitchell, whose Berkeley in the Sixties won at Sundance in 1990, is a featured selection and may be poised to become a classic.
Sears and wireless electric vehicle charging station maker Evatran have reached an agreement for Sears’ home-installation division to distribute and install Evatran’s Plugless Power stations.
The agreement allows Evatran to sell its stations at a single price in which both the product and installation will be inclusive.
Curvaceous and versatile, the Becca Stool is a killer piece of furniture perfect for any cramped house looking for a bit of style and extra storage space. Made from fast-growing FSC bamboo, the Becca can be used as a stool, a side table or even piled-up as a dramatic shelving unit. Designed by Modern Bamboo‘s founder, Anthony Marschak, the piece comes in either a natural silky finish, amber, or by special order, in ebony or cherry.
An exhibition recently on view at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum spotlighted French artist Sophie Calle’s videos of Istanbul residents encountering the sea for the first time. They stare out at its expanse, occasionally turning back to the camera in disbelief, wonder, or glee…In China too, the natural world is an unknown quantity for an increasing number of urban children, many born to parents who left their rural roots to seek better economic opportunities as workers in the country’s sprawling megapolises.
A recent Yahoo survey about the American consumer’s evolving view of housing provides interesting and strong evidence of a definite market trend. According to the Yahoo survey, energy efficiency is a top hallmark of the “dream home” — more consumers cited energy efficiency as a desirable attribute than any other feature.

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