Erin Courtenay

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  • Green Home Environmental Store

    June 9, 2:03 PM by Erin Courtenay in Interior Design

    Some of the most common questions we get here at TreeHugger start with "How do I…" as in: "How do I know that a product is truly good for the environment?" "How do I find a hip eco-friendly gift?" or "How do I get my office to be more green?" Many of

  • Malta - 1 : Austria - 0 (If Greening Were An International Sporting Event)

    June 8, 11:24 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Although this matchup won't be taking place in the upcoming World Cup, by eco-standards, Malta scores a point. Recent news about the country's World Environment Day events, which included Environment Minister George Pullicino's participation in a

  • Instant Survey: Do You Comment?

    June 8, 9:57 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    TreeHugger writers love receiving your comments. Not only do reader comments keep us on our toes, but they also generate a sense of community and momentum around the idea of a "modern+green" lifestyle. Some folks are such generous commenters that they

  • Preserve Jr Endangered Species Toothbrush

    June 7, 4:07 PM by Erin Courtenay in Green Food

    Parents can get a triple bang for their eco-buck with the latest project from the good people at Recycline, makers of 100% recycled content Preserve toothbrushes, razors and tableware. They've teamed up with the National Wildlife Federation to create

  • Instant Survey: Are You Crafty?

    June 6, 10:51 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    In the family of sustainable movements, DIY and crafting have been especially successful at developing "hip appeal." The increase in popularity of knitting, hand-built toys, and other crafty endeavors is a tonic for the over-consumptified modern life.

  • Deborah Milner and Aveda Launch "Ecoture" Fashion Collection

    June 4, 3:54 PM by Erin Courtenay in Style

    What do you get when you take one part fashion design, one part environmental advocacy and combine it with a bit of beauty industry magic? Probably something that looks a lot like the Deborah Milner/Aveda EcotureTM collection - a sophisticated line of

  • Instant Survey: Rent or Own?

    May 31, 9:50 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    In a survey last week we discovered that there are lots of packrats among TreeHugger readers. Where are you keeping all of this

  • Daryl Hannah Hosting Sierra Club Chronicles

    May 30, 11:29 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Like her co-ecoceleb Brad Pitt, Daryl Hannah of biodiesel and vlog fame is hosting an eco-themed monthly television series. Ms. Hannah is giving a hand to producers of the Sierra Club Chronicles - a program that "captures David vs. Goliath stories: the

  • Instant Survey: Hairy Legged Hippy Chicks

    May 30, 10:30 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    It is that time of year again when the joy of wearing cute & comfortable skirts and sundresses is tempered only by the realization that one's legs have gone unsunned and unshaven for far too long. Of course this is only an issue for TreeHuggers such as

  • Instant Survey: Are You A Packrat?

    May 26, 12:13 PM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    One of the more exciting green-novations to be born from online communities is the exchange platform for used goods (think Ebay and Freecycle). However, these services are only as good as the products that are put into them. The third toaster from your

  • Milwaukee's New Sustainable Garden Park

    May 24, 11:55 AM by Erin Courtenay in Corporate Responsibility

    Following in the footsteps of the fantastical Calatrava designed art museum, the new Public Market and the upcoming Discovery World science museum, the Erie Street Plaza will be yet another feather in Milwaukee's 'city progressive' cap. The city

  • Prince Wins Sexiest Vegetarian Vote

    May 23, 3:21 PM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Despite the fact that religious conversion prevents Prince from performing some of his naughtiest songs, Minnesota's second best lyricist still brings out nearly every girl's inner tramp. So it makes perfect sense that The Purple One has been dubbed the

  • Green Credit Cards: Get Your Money's Worth

    May 20, 4:33 PM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Those of us who depend on e-commerce to shop for much of the eco-hip fashion, gizmos and accessories featured in TreeHugger also depend on credit cards to make the transactions. Unfortunately many credit institutions are known to finance some rather

  • Instant Survey: Green Living - Sea Change or Pet Rock?

    May 18, 10:07 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    "Green Is The New Black," "Green Is The New Red, White and Blue," "Green Living: Is Sustainability the New Luxury?" April found popular lifestyle magazines and newspaper features gleefully pondering the (apparently novel) concept of living with the

  • Ailin: Eco-Active Wear With Style

    May 17, 2:44 PM by Erin Courtenay in Sustainable Fashion

    The good news is we: 1) have the scoop

  • Instant Survey: Mosquito Management

    May 16, 9:43 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    It is day five (or six, or seven) of the crummiest weather we've seen all spring in Wisconsin. The rain, though light, is relentless and the puddles are amassing into small lakes that threaten to rival the real lakes that are sloshing over from the

  • Elle: A Lovely Shade Of Green

    May 12, 3:36 PM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Understandably, TreeHugger gave lots of props to Vanity Fair (despite their paper snafu) - because, like - how cool was it to see a glossy photo of our very own Graham Hill? But as a fashion magazine fan and an environmental writer, I have to hand it to

  • Instant Survey: Monthly Visitor

    May 11, 11:07 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    (Okay fellows, feel free to scroll down to read about insurance policies, green stocks, and solar fountains - this one is for ladies only.) TreeHugger chicas had lots of questions about last year's post on Mooncup, the reusable feminine care device; and