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  • Pioneer Pure-Malt Speakers

    July 19, 1:39 PM by Erin Courtenay in Interior Design

    All manner of speakers have found their way onto TreeHugger pages including: hempcone, nontoxic, gourd and of course bamboo. Now audio giant Pioneer brings another novel eco-speaker into the mix - the Pure-Malt speakers made from made from 50-year-old

  • Instant Survey: Flying The Eco-Friendly Skies?

    July 18, 12:31 PM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Now that it is summer in the N. hemisphere, friends and family are jetting around the globe to make visits, take vacations and (unintentionally) contribute to global warming. While carbon offset programs are becoming more common - you still can't click

  • Vote For Finalists In Brad Pitt Eco-Design Competition

    July 15, 3:00 PM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Tune in to the Today Show on Monday July 17 to see the finalists for the Brad Pitt/Global Green sponsored New Orleans green building design contest. Three to six finalists from Stage I (proposal development and submittal) will go on to participate in

  • Emmanuelle Chriqui: Eco-Celeb In The Making?

    July 14, 11:39 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    The up-and-coming Canadian actress Emmanuelle Chriqui was recently spotted at "Green Experience Day," a Children's Health Environmental Coalition event in Brentwood, CA. Is this news you ask? Perhaps not yet, but sources say she's one to watch in

  • Instant Survey: Bamboo - Practically Perfect?

    July 13, 9:52 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    We love bamboo - we really do. It is versatile, beautiful and best for 'Huggers - renewable. But (why must there always be a "but" in sustainability?), bamboo has its problems as well. Are we too much in praise of this fabulous fiber, or have we

  • Instant Survey: Corn Based Ethanol - Can You Dig It?

    July 11, 9:50 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Here we are again folks, another of those sticky-wickets that TreeHuggers can't help but dive into head first. On the one hand, corn based ethanol IS an "alternative" fuel, which triggers our Pavlovian eco-brains to salivate over possibilities of a

  • TH Interviews Care2 Founder Randy Paynter

    July 7, 11:16 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    As the founder and president of Care2, Randy Paynter is a leader in harnessing the power of online social networking to drive positive change for the environment. Randy started Care2 in 1998 and survived dotcom capriciousness to become one of the

  • Paul Newman & Michel Nischan Open Organic Restaurant

    July 6, 11:10 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Celebrity chef Michel Nischan is to cuisine what Danny Seo is to home décor - a public figure dedicated to bringing green ideas to mainstream America. Like Mr. Seo, chef Nischan has partnered with the LIME network to host a TV series on eco-living.

  • Italy Leads Way With 'Green' Goods

    July 5, 11:14 AM by Erin Courtenay in Corporate Responsibility

    Italians have a lot to crow about today: a brilliant last minute victory over Germany in yesterday's World Cup match and recent news that the country leads the European Union in the number of companies making goods that qualify for the EU "Eco-label."

  • Verde: Fine Jewelry for Conscientious Adornment

    June 30, 11:53 AM by Erin Courtenay in Style

    Chances are good that if something sparkles, I'll probably like it. I go in especially big for sustainable glitz, so Verde's designer Gwendolyn Davis had me in just two clicks through her snazzy site. I was immediately captivated by a bamboo bracelet

  • Instant Survey: Tossing Brollies?

    June 27, 11:22 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    The I.D. Magazine - TreeHugger Umbrella Inside Out competition is serving as a clever campaign to re-imagine discarded umbrellas as a worthy source material for fashion forward designers. Given that in the U.S. alone the annual umbrella sales tally

  • Instant Survey: Hybrid Hype?

    June 22, 9:19 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Just utter the word "hybrid" in a room full of TreeHuggers and you'll likely find yourself in the middle of a heated debate. As one commenter noted recently: "every time there’s something about a hybrid (on TH) someone chimes in that they don’t actually

  • Simply Green Parties - A New Book From Danny Seo

    June 21, 10:00 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Perhaps more than any other environmental lifestyle advocate, Danny Seo has helped to bring about the transformation of green living from crunchy to classy. Although he is frequently referred to as the "green Martha Stewart" (a useful catchphrase for

  • Instant Survey: Green Energy Purchases

    June 20, 10:51 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    In many parts of the country, for a small premium you can purchase green energy from the regional utility. Alternatively if your "grid" doesn't offer the option, you can go to a service like CoolWatts to purchase clean green energy credits. Take a look

  • WSJ Takes A Look At Eco-Fiber Fashion Design

    June 19, 10:46 AM by Erin Courtenay in Sustainable Fashion

    Solar panels, minihouses, eco-friendly cleaning services and now - fashionable eco-fibers? Hmm... It appears as though the Wall Street Journal which we once referred to as a "rabid anti-treehugger fishwrap" has come along quite nicely in their

  • Father's Day Gifts For All Shades of Green

    June 14, 11:21 AM by Erin Courtenay in Green Home

    Our instant survey on green 'rents tells us that fathers of TreeHuggers come in all shades of green. So as a follow-up to the Dad's day suggestions, we're going to give you some ideas for three levels of green-ness: brown, light green and

  • Instant Survey: All About You (Sort Of)

    June 14, 9:37 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Folks, from time to time we are in need of some basic demographics on TH readers. Yes, this is mostly for advertising - but getting this info also helps guide us in our selection of posts and other TH endeavors (like the awsomely wonderful TreeHugger

  • Green Guide's Gifts for Dad

    June 13, 9:39 AM by Erin Courtenay in Green Home

    Father's Day is one occasion during which I welcome the "Hallmark hype," as I have been known to be a bit remiss when it comes to this daughterly duty (sorry Dad!). Fortunately the Green Guide is on top of things and has put together a helpful guide

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