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  • 2005 International Design Resource Awards

    May 15, 3:54 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    For the past umpteen years the International Design Resource Awards have been inspiring students, and professional designers alike, to put their thinking caps on and conjure up products that address the concerns of our besieged planet. 2005 will be the

  • Planet S's 'Wadi' - the Bike Gaiter

    May 15, 2:03 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Fashion

    Now, at Treehugger we have a fondness for tempting you away from your car. And we do have a passion for promoting bicycles as a sustainable form of transport. But many people wanting to commute to work are wary of getting their trouser leg caught in a

  • El Furniture Origami Ottoman & Table

    May 15, 1:31 AM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Contrary to the name this seating is not made from paper, unlike others. However it's combo table is of one TH's favs — bamboo. The EL in the company name stands for Environmental Language. They are committed to seeking out "the most eco-friendly

  • 100% Recycled Copper Fire Pit

    May 14, 4:35 PM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    This fire pit is made of 100% copper recycled from demolition sites in Turkey. The reclaimed copper is handcrafted by coppersmiths in that country. Unfortunately transporting products from distant countries is not all that Treehugger-like. Too bad

  • The Long Emergency

    May 14, 10:07 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    James Howard Kunstler's The Geography of Nowhere was hugely influential in promoting the New Urbanism movement in the last 15 years. Now Kunstler has written "The Long Emergency", just released with his usual exquisite timing, about the effects of Peak

  • The Hydrogen Economy isn't Coming Soon

    May 14, 8:00 AM by TreeHugger in Renewable Energy

    In the race for the replacement of fossil fuels, a lot of people are betting on hydrogen. Others consider it a shill for the pro-nukes, since lots of electricity can be used to make it from water. The hydrogen is really not a fuel, but is a transfer

  • Cool House Tour

    May 13, 5:17 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    If you are near Texas you can take part in the "Cool House Tour" this Sunday, May 15. The Texas Solar Energy Society and Austin Energy Green Building Program offer this the 9th Cool House Tour, with open houses of "exemplary design, construction and

  • NYC Compost Giveback: Free Compost In June

    May 13, 4:59 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    The NYC Department of Sanitation, in conjunction with the City’s Botanical Gardens, is giving away free compost to New York City residents and community groups during three June weekends in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. Check out this schedule

  • Japanese Sort Trash into 10 Categories

    May 13, 4:09 PM by TreeHugger in Corporate Responsibility

    According to the New York Times, the city of Yokohama recently doubled the number of garbage categories to 10. It provides residents with a 27-page booklet on how to sort their trash. In the sort scheme, lipstick goes into burnables and lipstick tubes

  • Bokashi or "Effective Microorganisms"

    May 13, 1:04 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    "Bokashi" is a Japanese word meaning "fermented organic matter". It is a system of odorless composting, where carefully selected, "effective" microbes or "EM" are used to decompose organic kitchen waste. Similar to the wine-making

  • NorSing Bamboo Dinnerware

    May 13, 12:04 PM by TreeHugger in Kitchen Design

    NorSing is a Norwegian company which produces dinnerware (and flowerpots) out of bamboo. It is a quasi-disposable kind of dinnerware, unlike the selections from Bambu, which are the more permanent and elegant kind. Apparently bamboo is suitable for both

  • EEC - Environmental Enterprise Corps

    May 13, 9:51 AM by TreeHugger in Travel

    Some say that it’s business that’s gonna save the world. Show people how to make a buck out of doing the right thing and they’ll trip over themselves to be green. If this is true, then one perfect breeding ground for a eco-entrepreneurship has to be

  • Maya Obrist's DIY paper chair

    May 13, 9:00 AM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    We could not find more about that designer student than what could be found on the "meuble 21" 2003 contest webpage, hosted by the famous Athenaum architecture and design school, in Lausanne (Switzerland). But the idea that gave her the prestigious

  • Well, Well, Well

    May 13, 8:59 AM by TreeHugger in Green Food

    Don't feel like cooking this weekend? Well, well, well listen up Bostonians because you are in luck. This is one TreeHugger post you don't want to miss. The Cambridge-based company, and yup it's called Well, Well, Well, fixes and even delivers

  • Circa Asia: Local Goods From The East

    May 13, 7:39 AM by TreeHugger in Green Home

    Circa Asia has a wide selection of fine collectables from the far-east. The close relationships with local artisans throughout Asia and the selection of local handmade products enable Circa Asia uncompromising access to eastern design and culture. They

  • Loomtex

    May 13, 1:44 AM by TreeHugger in Green Architecture

    We thought you might like a closer look at the Loomtex product we showed you recently. Remember the chair made from paper. Look closely and you’ll spy that it’s a tightly twisted paper, woven through the ‘weft’ (sideways) with a vertical ‘warp’ of flax,

  • Generating Electricity From a Heating Boiler

    May 12, 1:53 PM by TreeHugger in Renewable Energy

    Powergen, a utility company in the U. K., says it has invented a central heating boiler which generates electricity for households. Powergen is looking for hundreds of customers prepared to buy these personal power stations in a limited launch this