Latest Stories in Culture - Page 547

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    Julia Butterfly Hill: Activism is Patriotism

    December 6, 12:30 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Julia Butterfly Hill climbed to fame by spending three years living in a redwood. Climbed – geddit? Anyway, back on terra firma, her foundation Circle of Life encourages activism ‘that honors the diversity and interdependence of all life.’ She recently

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    Thank you to all of our Tipsters!

    December 6, 8:16 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Despite the fact that the Voltaic Solar backpack has gone to the very worthy Miss Michele Weingeist, TreeHugger would like to thank each and every one of our readers who has sent in tips, especially Nick, David, Brian, Regine, Cameron, Jalopnik, Gizmodo

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    Top Five - Organic soft toys

    December 6, 3:12 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    So, maybe you haven't yet found a Toy Library nearby and and are still on the hunt for a green baby gift. Hopefully this selection of cuddlesome critters will fit the bill. Made with organic fibres they eschrew the many toxins found in most kid's toys. A

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    Shiva-Tech Hemp Skateboards

    December 6, 1:41 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Ages ago we discussed a company that made bamboo surfboards and skateboards. Now here comes a band of bro’s making ‘em outta hemp. This new weave for the skateboard deck apparently provides better ‘pop’ and increased durability. Details are a bit sparse

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    Toray biodegradable fishing line & lure

    December 4, 1:05 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    FieldMate fishing line is made of biodegradable polymer. After about 3 months in salt or fresh water, it decomposes through the enzymatic reactions of naturally occurring microorganisms, before eventually being reduced to water and carbon dioxide.

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    Code Green TV Show

    December 3, 1:51 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    We've been telling you about various US celebrities with eco-TV plans (Cameron Diaz, Angela Lindvall, Danny Seo) for a couple of weeks, but everything's looking pretty preliminary. Not so for Canadian producers Ric Beairsto and Daniel Leipnik, who start

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    Eco-Tip: Eliminating Phantom Loads

    December 2, 12:01 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    In Nov. 18 post on "phantom" power loads, TH told you that household electronics in standby mode are wasting a shocking amount of electricity. George Mokroy wrote in a tip that can help us all save more energy: "Any appliance that has a phantom

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    Green Volunteers Guide

    December 1, 4:56 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Wanna do something practical? Get your hands dirty, or your T-shirt sweaty, making a real contribution? Grab a copy of this directory. But be warned, you might just end up in the Galapagos undertaking biodiversity surveys, tracking dolphins in the Med or

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    TreeHugger Announces Winning Tipster!

    December 1, 4:39 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    A mere 6 weeks ago, we announced our first TreeHugger Tipline sponsor, Voltaic Systems. We want to thank many of you for sending us great stuff that you have found that fits the TreeHugger criterion. Using, we selected a sequence of dates and

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    Soundwood musical instruments

    December 1, 3:59 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Founded a dozen years ago, Soundwood set out to march to the tune of a different drummer. They collaborate "with educators, scientists, the music and timber industries and local communities to develop practical solutions for tree and forest habitat

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    Eco-Celeb: Leonardo DiCaprio

    November 30, 2:03 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Leonardo DiCaprio’s been championing environmental causes for quite some time now. His foundation’s website features sections on global warming, sustainability, and other issues, plus a page tracking the ecological record of George W. Bush – not exactly

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    Wanna come to the NYC TreeHugger Launch Party?

    November 30, 7:00 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    TreeHugger will be officially "opening its kimono", as my cousin Tish would say, next Tuesday night at 7:30 in an undisclosed lower manhattan location. It's co-launching with Voltaic Systems' Solar Backpack and some of the Greek Cups will surely be in

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    Eco-Celeb: Angela Lindvall

    November 29, 1:42 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    After you’ve checked out the day’s eco-wares on TreeHugger, take a look at the Collage Foundation for some more. Model and actor Angela Lindvall founded the non-profit to encourage a trend for environmental, political, and social concern. Who says models

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    Emiliano Godoy's Biodegradable Sugar Golf Tee

    November 29, 12:28 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    So you’ve got water soluble golf balls, but still chopping down trees for tees? Mexican designer Emiliano Godoy’s got the solution for you: fully biodegradable golf tees made of sugar for his Sweet Disposable collection. Apparently they pose no threat

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    Q&A.; Kitchen Counter Redux.

    November 29, 1:50 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Q. Hoping you can help. What I am looking to do is take my old laminate kitchen counters… paint them maybe glitter them… then cover them in a clear coat resin or epoxy. So I am looking for an eco-friendly food safe resin or epoxy that is clear and can

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    World Expo 2005 in Japan: "Nature's Wisdom"

    November 28, 12:56 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    During the 20th century, remarkable progress was obviously made in science and technology, high-speed transportation, and information and communications technologies. All of these things greatly accelerated global exchange among people, goods, and

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    Woody Harrelson's Oasis Room for Hotel Triton

    November 26, 11:51 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Planning a trip to San Francisco? A celebrity-designed eco-suite at Hotel Triton might be a change from the Bates Motel. Celeb designs room; eco-charity gets 10% of the nightly rate; you get a cool place to sleep. We’re not sold on all the celebs’ design

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    Intel's Surfer Surfboard

    November 25, 5:26 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Earlier this year, Intel commissioned their own design nerds and a surfboard shaper in the U.K. to fabricate a stick embedded with a tablet PC. Why? Simply so they could market their new Centrino processor to tawny, brawny beach babes at sandy


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