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  • 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

  • Bamboo Storage Crates

    May 12, 1:02 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    It's hard to go wrong with simplicity and sustainability. The eliteness of bamboo has been well documented on Treehugger. These bamboo storage crates are inherently sustainable, and sell for $20-$24. The large one is 17"x14"x8.5". Maybe I'm just too

  • Recycled Rubber Ice Cube Trays

    May 12, 12:30 PM by TreeHugger in Kitchen Design

    These recycled rubber ice cube trays are made in Spain. Check out the poodle design! The manufacturer says the rubber is FDA-approved and "their flexible nature means they’re unbreakable, easy to release and won’t get bent out of shape". They sell for

  • Strida 3 - wheels to go

    May 12, 10:26 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    This one has been around for a long time. But now in its third rendering, and sporting an aluminum frame with a lifetime warranty. 16" wheels are also rustproof and never to be trued. Maintenance is negligible with a greaseless kevlar drivetrain and

  • Papyrus Australia Makes Banana Paper

    May 12, 9:58 AM by TreeHugger in Corporate Responsibility

    Papyrus Australia has developed a technology that turns banana waste into paper. Banana trees produce fruit once year, and are then cut down, so banana fiber is an abundant waste product. Papyrus makes the banana paper using an economical process that

  • Natural Emphasis Fuel Bars

    May 12, 9:52 AM by TreeHugger in Green Food

    The market is awash with performance sports bar. Many do deliver an extra boost for athletes, but the taste ... well ... often leaves much to be desired! It would seem however that Natural Emphasis, of Toronto, Canada, have pulled off the hat trick of

  • PlantNative: Native Plants In Your Garden

    May 12, 9:13 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    Want to get started using native plants in your garden? The PlantNative web site may be what you need. Their web site hosts a "Native Plants Nursery Finder" which lists, by state, the nurseries that specialize in native plants sales. They also

  • Vegbay.com Is Launched

    May 12, 8:53 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    VegetarianWomen.com is an online community that's dedicated to providing info and support for vegetarian women who seek a healthy, cruelty-free lifestyle. And it's not just for vegetarians, necessarily. It provides recipes and tips for everyone to

  • Improve Solar Technology -Design a Biomimic of Photosynthesis

    May 12, 8:35 AM by TreeHugger in Renewable Energy

    Graham Fleming from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, has led the development of a new technology which can see into the heart of photosynthesis; electron transfer. The ability to capture light and then transfer that energy to do work are two main steps in

  • EPA to change the way gas mileage gets estimated, to detriment of hybrids

    May 12, 8:00 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Drivers have been complaining for years that the fuel economy stickers on cars do not represent real world conditions and that nobody ever achieved the posted numbers. Now, as highway speeds have increased, air conditioning has become standard and there

  • Nano-tech Street Protest on Chicago's Magnificent Mile

    May 12, 7:00 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    The protest group "THONG", this week, used Street-Theater tactics on Chicago's Michigan Avenue to draw attention to one of the first commercial nano-tech involved consumer products, a branded line of stain and water repellant clothing. Looking at the

  • eRideShare: Find A Carpool

    May 11, 4:49 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Want to carpool but just don't know anyone going your way? You might want to check eRideShare — its a free service for connecting commuters, or travelers going the same way in the U.S. or Canada. They have over 11,000 rideshare listings in total.

  • Recycled Rubber Flooring by ECOsurfaces

    May 11, 3:02 PM by TreeHugger in Green Architecture

    Rubber flooring is great — it's resilient and you don't slip on it. ECOsurfaces makes recycled rubber flooring out of 100% recycled car tires and truck retreads. The flecks are made of post-industrial recycled EPDM (an organic synthetic "elastomer"

  • Jon Wiggers Sustainable Design Furniture

    May 11, 1:45 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Jon Wiggers specializes in contemporary and Art Deco inspired furniture design. His furniture combines exotic veneers with unusual inlays such as purfling, metal, glass, stone and mother-of-pearl. The wood is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council

  • What's So Great About Tung?

    May 11, 11:46 AM by TreeHugger in Green Architecture

    Perhaps you have heard that green designers often use tung oil as a substitute for more toxic wood finishes. Many woodworkers consider tung oil to be one of the best natural finishes for wood. But what is tung exactly? The oil is obtained from the seeds

  • Designing Sustainable Cities For China

    May 11, 11:32 AM by TreeHugger in Corporate Responsibility

    Speaking of William McDonough again, there's a new video clip of him on Big Picture TV where he speaks about designing sustainable cities for China. The Chinese plan to build housing for as many as 400 million of its citizens by 2017. With this target in

  • Sweetgrass Natural Fibre Apparel

    May 11, 10:55 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Fashion

    Made from 100% hemp, that fibre we tend to gone on and on about, for good reason, this stylish top has raglan cap sleeves and a tailored fit. More shirt than your average Tee. Eight colours on offer, including Sunset shown here. $46 USD. Sweetgrass do a

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