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Celebrate World Environment Day with Buckminster Fuller

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Celebrate World Environment Day with Buckminster Fuller

On June 5th we’ll be celebrating World Environment Day. It’s the United Nations most important day to encourage worldwide awareness of environmental protection. It’s only fitting, then, that we take a look at some of the greatest--if underutilized--energy-saving ideas created by Buckminster Fuller. Geodesic Domes   When you think of Bucky Fuller, you think of the dome. What really appealed to Bucky was the fact that a geodesic dome’s interlocking triangular beams were far stronger than their rectangular counterparts. When you apply pressure to one side of a rectangle it buckles under the weight and folds in on itself. A...

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