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  • Pump-a-bike: Hop on a Hydrofoil

    June 22, 8:32 AM by Dominic Muren in Natural Sciences

    When you think of a hydrofoil, chances are, it's some crazy missile-equipped, laser guided, James Bond contraption. It's definitely not a human powered vehicle designed to make your next lake party a crazy amount of fun. But that's exactly what the

  • YourAir: Protect Yourself and Your Lungs

    June 21, 8:31 AM by Dominic Muren in Corporate Responsibility

    Despite recent pushes for pseudo-solutions like "Clean coal", particulate pollution from transportation, agricultural and waste burning, and power generation continues to be a huge problem in the US, and abroad. While this is only a minor

  • Treehugger Reader Survey: Win A Freitag

    June 20, 9:43 AM by Dominic Muren in About TreeHugger

    Treehugger's readership (that's all of you guys) has been growing by leaps and bounds lately. It's encouraging that so many of you are interested in the same things that get us, the writers, fired up everyday. As you've seen, Treehugger is an

  • Tiffany Tomato: Some For You, Some By You

    June 20, 8:27 AM by Dominic Muren in Sustainable Product Design

    Tiffany Threadgould loves her garbage. So much so, that she is now soliciting donations of the following: Empty mini liquor bottles, Altoid tins, stale cereal, mini cereal boxes, old Halloween candy, and Tropicana juice lids. Why does she want it?

  • Candle Night: Shed Some Light On Conservation

    June 17, 11:54 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    This Summer solstice, you can join Japan in its quest for increased energy conservation. Candle Night, begun in 2003 by a group of Japanese NGOs, is intended to raise awareness about the amount of energy that we use, versus the amount of energy we

  • The Brother "Cobra": Ultra Fast Prints + Ultra Low Power

    June 16, 1:06 PM by Dominic Muren in Clean Technology

    Businesses which depend on printed documents and tight schedules have long relied on getting the fastest print times possible to keep their offices running. But these high ppm ratings come at an extreme energy cost, because fast printers have

  • Ragbag Bags: Bag Rags Re-Bagged

    June 15, 8:30 AM by Dominic Muren in Sustainable Product Design

    In many parts of the less technologically developed world, and even in cities like Chicago, trash-picking is the livelihood of a significant group of people. Unfortunately, the resources gleaned from trash often are so base-grade, that they bring a

  • Mark Macek: Enviro-responsible Furniture

    June 14, 12:30 PM by Dominic Muren in Corporate Responsibility

    Being green isn't just about alternative fuels, or alternative transportation, or how much you can recycle. Breaking the cycle of rampant consumption by purchasing high quality designs that use sustainable materials to make beautiful, lasting objects

  • Texans Save Their Rain

    June 14, 8:37 AM by Dominic Muren in Clean Water

    Those of the treehugger community who are especially miffed by a certain Texan might be tempted to cast the entire Lone Star State in the same tainted light. But nothing could be further from the truth. Who knows whether it's the frontier life, or

  • PET Bottle Containers by Miriam Mitsuko Utsumi

    June 13, 8:44 AM by Dominic Muren in Sustainable Product Design

    When you were little, no doubt you made little terrariums out of cut soda bottles, or maybe even used a sliced bottle as a bird feeder. But these new designs using woven strips of the familiar green and white PET leave all our kindergarten designs in

  • Biodiesel On Living On Earth

    June 13, 8:41 AM by Dominic Muren in Corporate Responsibility

    One of the biggest hurdles for treehugging business initiatives is just that: investors worry that it's more about the trees than the money. Luckily, some entrepreneurs are getting wise to this, and realizing that going green doesn't have to mean

  • Adapt Design: More Bamboo for You

    June 9, 8:30 AM by Dominic Muren in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Bamboo, Bamboo, Bamboo, how do we love you. Well, the answer is a lot. Quick to renew, strong, durable, and really great looking, this is a Treehugger's choice material. We covered Adapt Design's bamboo plywood Spring chair and Becca Stool earlier

  • Green Yarn Comes In Lots Of Colors

    June 7, 10:20 AM by Dominic Muren in Green Architecture

    There is nothing sadder than seeing hundreds of well meaning treehuggers around the world going through all the trouble to knit, sew, or crochet a present for themselves or someone else, only to find that the yarn they used in it makes some of the

  • How To: Biodiesel at Make Magazine

    June 6, 10:08 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    Even though it's been known for more than 100 years, Biodiesel is just now getting the attention that it deserves. Unfortunately, it's still not available at your local Texaco station (unless you live in a few very special places). But, never fear,

  • Greening Your Computer

    June 3, 10:00 AM by Dominic Muren in Gadgets

    For those of you who are power computer users (And for readers of TH, who isn't ?) you may not realize exactly how much power your little electronic friend is sucking down. With the average desktop power consumption cruising along at 120 watts, and

  • Salvo Architectural Salvage

    June 2, 8:39 AM by Dominic Muren in Green Architecture

    Are you a homeowner in the UK, you might be fortunate enough to live in a house that is more than just a few years old. While this makes for a great feeling of "homeyness", it can make repairs and remodeling quite costly when you're looking for that

  • Fossil Fool: Home of the Down Low Glow

    June 1, 8:35 AM by Dominic Muren in Cars

    Treehugging isn't always just about saving massive amounts of energy, or keeping the air free of emissions, or even getting lots of healthy exercise. Sometimes, a little fun in the mix can be just as powerful as all the green products you can find.

  • Organic Portraits at World Environment Day

    May 31, 10:56 AM by Dominic Muren in Sustainable Fashion

    If you've been waiting and waiting to see the Organic Portraits show that we profiled a few months ago, your wait is over. Summer Rayne Oakes will be showcasing the photographs, along with a number of other initiatives of the program at this year's