Celine Ruben

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  • Calling New York's Eco-Heros: Restore Your Right to Recycle

    June 25, 10:47 AM by Celine Ruben in Culture

    As an ardent, life-long recycler, seeing trash and recyclables commingle makes my skin crawl. Treehuggers know that recycling is the least effective of the 3R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) but that doesn’t mean it is not important. In fact, many cities

  • Sustainability in Vegas: The Springs Preserve

    May 17, 3:26 PM by Celine Ruben in Natural Sciences

    Generally, the mention of Las Vegas conjures up notions of debauchery, artificiality and hedonism. "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" it is said. In the midst of a financial boom, new housing developments — and adjacent strip malls - sprawl

  • Desert City Leads Utah Clean Energy Movement

    May 14, 9:07 AM by Celine Ruben in Renewable Energy

    Located on the Colorado River near the state line between Utah and Colorado, is the 4-square mile City of Moab. A desert oasis, the 5,000 or so Moab residents host over a million tourists annually. Visitors come to enjoy the adjacent National Parks

  • Black Google Saves Energy

    May 7, 2:51 PM by Celine Ruben in Clean Technology

    A few months ago, TreeHugger Mark Ontkush wrote a post on his blog EcoIron titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year. The post lays out the following train of thought. "An all white web page uses about 74 watts to display, while an all

  • Zippy Electric Car

    May 4, 9:23 AM by Celine Ruben in Cars

    Who says the electric car is dead? If you are looking for a zippy little electric car that can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds to a top speed of 120 mph your search might end here. The car generates no emissions and operates from a set of

  • Earth Day Festival Gains Momentum

    April 26, 11:59 AM by Celine Ruben in Culture

    Without skipping a beat, plans to expand America's biggest Earth Day celebration for 2008 have begun. This past Earth Day, the Green Apple Music & Arts Festival was attended by over 200,000 people in New York, Chicago and San Francisco and reached

  • Greening NYC Step by Step: Tale of the Green Lady

    April 21, 1:15 PM by Celine Ruben in Renewable Energy

    On the frontlines of the green revolution are the foot soldiers. I have become known as "the green lady" since the unseasonably warm days of mid December 2006, by selling renewable energy made from wind and water door to door

  • New York Loves Earth Day

    April 20, 1:09 PM by Celine Ruben in Culture

    For most TreeHuggers, Earth Day is every day -- how does it fit into your plan? And why get excited? Because there are so many fun events happening on and around April 22nd. The festivities kicked off in style yesterday. EGBNY, in collaboration with

  • Earth Day Weekend with Green Apple Music and Arts Festival

    April 17, 12:30 PM by Celine Ruben in Culture

    Thanks to the Green Apple Music and Arts Festival, thousands of Americans in New York, San Francisco and Chicago will celebrate Earth Day weekend with music! Join artists such as Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, The Decemberists, The English Beat and the

  • New Yorkers E-waste Le$$

    April 16, 1:23 PM by Celine Ruben in Gadgets

    Laptops, printers, iPods, cell phones, and other electronics are an integral part of the lives of many a busy citizen. These gadgets allow us an unprecedented amount of flexibility and mobility. But what happens when they break? Full of hazardous

  • Join The Biggest Earth Day Celebration in America: The Green Apple Music & Arts Festival

    April 10, 11:47 AM by Celine Ruben in Culture

    As Sami noted earlier today, sometimes it's hard to be a TreeHugger. We worry. We hope. We try to minimize our impact. And then Earth Day comes along and gives us the opportunity to relax, enjoy and celebrate how marvelous our planet really is! The

  • Automotive X Prize: Preliminary Guidelines Released

    April 9, 12:25 PM by Celine Ruben in Cars

    We need desirable, affordable, and fuel-efficient vehicles on the road. Our collective addiction to oil is hurting consumers, undermining the economy, exacerbating international conflicts, damaging the environment, and threatening the health of the

  • CelebrateEarth Day With Green Apple Music & Arts Festival

    April 3, 11:43 AM by Celine Ruben in Culture

    Last year, 2006, it was the biggest Earth Day celebration in America. This year the Green Apple Music & Arts Festival is going to be much bigger still. From Friday, April 20th to Sunday, April 22nd, 200 performances will take place in over 60 top music

  • Sweden Introduces "Green Car" Cash Bonus

    April 2, 11:38 AM by Celine Ruben in Corporate Responsibility

    Congratulations Swedish car buyers. Thanks to a "new "green car" bonus program that went into effect yesterday April 1st, 2007, those who buy a new eco-friendly car can expect SEK 10,000 ($US1,400) in cash from the government. Scheduled to run

  • SmartPower's Clean Energy Ad Challenge; Win $10,000

    March 29, 3:47 PM by Celine Ruben in Renewable Energy

    "Clean energy. It's real. It's here. It's working." So says SmartPower, a nationwide, non-profit marketing campaign that promotes clean energy. Issued in 2003 their 20% by 2010 challenge aims to have 20% of the US energy supply come from

  • Flood Maps: View Sea Level Rise

    March 27, 10:49 AM by Celine Ruben in Clean Water

    As the earth's ice caps continue to melt rising water levels are a global threat. If you find it hard to wrap your head around the concept, don't worry, you are not alone. In response to this issue Alex Tingle, an accomplished programmer, created

  • Seen In New York: Guilt By Association

    March 26, 4:30 PM by Celine Ruben in Cars

    New York City dwellers are notoriously car-less. And why wouldn't they be? The city boasts a robust transit system and generous sidewalks are ubiquitous throughout the five boroughs. Although a bit dangerous, the mostly flat terrain lends itself well

  • Tap Project: New Yorkers Pay $1 For Tap Water To Fund UNICEF Projects

    March 22, 4:24 PM by Celine Ruben in Green Food

    As Bonnie noted earlier today, the theme of World Water Day 2007 is Coping with Water Scarcity. New York City has a bountiful supply of clean running water from pristine upstate reservoirs -the largest unfiltered supply in the world. 1.3 billion gallons