Erin Courtenay

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    Larry David Parts With Prius (For A Good Cause)

    May 8, 3:50 PM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    I certainly hope Erick Tarula didn't curb his enthusiasm when Larry David handed him the keys to the Curb Global Warming sweepstakes grand prize Prius. Presented during Larry and Laurie's guest lecture for the UCLA course, ENVIRON 188: Effective Methods

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    Instant Survey: Environmental Orgs.

    May 8, 9:54 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    In last week's Show Me The Money survey, the majority of readers indicated that you can get the biggest eco-bang for your buck by donating it to an environmental nonprofit. With that in mind, give us some idea of where that money might go?

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    Instant Survey: Show Me The Money

    May 4, 11:32 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Clearly the following question has lots of room for interpretation. But basically, what we're getting at here is: if you had to choose would you go with the economic, the activist, or the political fix? Yes, they are interrelated and we need them all -

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    Seventh Generation's Eco Party

    May 3, 1:23 PM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Leave it to a treehugger to make housework hip and glamorous. One in particular - Jeffrey Hollender, President of Seventh Generation - even manages to put a Hollywood spin on the formerly un-sexy world of eco-friendly cleaning products. Mr. Hollender

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    Jesse James of "Monster Garage" Opens Eco-Burger Joint

    May 1, 1:23 PM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Perhaps TreeHugger should consider launching a new category: "Only in California," where the story about motorhead Jesse James and his actress wife, Sandra Bullock opening an organic, solar powered hamburger joint named for a pet pit bull would fit

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    Third Annual Chevy Chase Earth Day Auction

    April 28, 7:30 PM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    You may not have the $2K to bid on a paddling adventure with Christie Brinkley, but who could resist the temptation to go for a rare Caddyshack tee shirt autographed by both Bill Murray and Chevy Chase? (it could be yours for $150.00). These are just a

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    Instant Survey: How Do You Take Your Water?

    April 28, 11:30 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    When Lloyd gave us the DL on what I call "silly water" and Warren filled us in on the not-so-silliness of the bottled water industry - TreeHuggers turned out for the drink debate and posted lots of comments on the relative merits of various hydration

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    What If The Hokey Pokey IS What It Is All About?

    April 28, 11:00 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Hardy har har. But seriously - you are a TreeHugger because you give a damn about the world around you, and it's a lot more than the Hokey Pokey that gets you out of bed in the morning. That's what SustainLane CEO, James Elsen was suggesting when he

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    Instant Survey: Life In The Blogosphere

    April 25, 11:20 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    TreeHugger is thrilled to be in the running for a Webby Award - and we know that we owe most of this success to our enthusiastic readers and tipsters. We're also proud to be part of a growing cadre of green and progressively-minded bloggers. Of course,

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    Instant Survey: Tuning In

    April 20, 9:56 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    In spite of the growing number of eco-programs available on the boob-tube, it is still pretty clear that television commercials and network programming fuel the rabid consumer culture. While these days TreeHugger.tv and other video podcasts make it

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    Laura Dern and Amy Brenneman Launch Eco-Home Campaign

    April 19, 9:19 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Laura Dern (Happy Endings, Jurassic Park, Blue Velvet, Mask) and Amy Brenneman (Judging Amy) are helping The Children's Health Environmental Coalition launch the Blue Butterfly Campaign, an initiative to spread the word about "5 Easy Steps to a Healthier

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    Instant Survey: A TreeHugger Census Question

    April 12, 10:40 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Environmental advocacy is frequently conflated with the ideals of a Western elite, but at TreeHugger we strive to demonstrate that sustainable living and environmental responsibility transcend backgrounds. We hope that by seeking correspondents from

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    Make Your Easter Sweet 'N Green

    April 12, 10:02 AM by Erin Courtenay in Green Home

    Easter isn't just for tykes. In fact, when you take a moment to think about it - Easter is a pretty darned adult-type holiday. Whether celebrating religious redemption or vernal rebirth, the Easter season invites us grown-ups to be optimistic about

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    Instant Survey: Green Investments

    April 11, 11:55 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    While flipping through the pages of my green Vanity Fair I came across the feature bit on Hank Paulson and was reminded of John's post on Goldman Sachs' support for the environment. Then I got to wondering - if the stock market invests in treehugging,

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    Oscar Winner "Crash" Star Has A Green Epiphany

    April 7, 4:40 PM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Readers skeptical of Alliance Against Urban 4x4s might be chagrined by the unexpected outcome of a similar Greenpeace campaign. When actress Thandie Newton (Flirting. Interview with a vampire. Jefferson in Paris. Beloved. Mission: Impossible II. The

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    Aveda Celebrates Earth Month

    April 6, 5:19 PM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    During Aveda's Earth Month you can get a professional salon service while helping to save threatened and endangered plant species. The Aveda Network celebrates the month of April with an international fundraising effort designed to raise money for a

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