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    EcoTip: Bicycles: testing the mettle of the pedal

    November 16, 7:59 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Yikes! Bikes and trikes. What's with Treehugger's fascination? Probably because the single largest contributor to atmospheric pollution is surprise, surprise: motor vehicles. And according to various estimates 250,000 people die on the road every year,


    Manzini and Jegou's Book: Album Solutions

    November 14, 7:16 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Although shopping is fun, the reality is that new green products, on their own, aren't going to get us out of the jam we're in. But new thinking just might. Last year Ezio Manzini and Francois Jegou, a couple of Italian visionaries, co-ordinated

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    How To: Energy Efficiency Advisor Web Site

    November 12, 12:21 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    The Energy Efficient Rehab Advisor is a site designed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which sets up guidelines for conducting energy-efficient housing rehabilitation. Simply select the type of house you're remodelling, what

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    Book: Winning the Oil Endgame

    November 12, 6:05 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    New book Winning the Oil Endgame (Rocky Mountain Institute) shows how U.S. business and military leaders can eliminate oil use in a few decades, led by businesses making profits instead of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Co-funded by the

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    Mindware's Alternative Energy Play House

    November 9, 11:54 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    First, we were super-jeal that the Kaleidoscope Dollhouse wasn't around when we were kids and now this. The Power House, with its 20 building projects and 70 experiments, guides students (including the adult kind) through building a house complete with

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    How To: Get Green Power

    November 9, 12:30 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    The term "green power" pretty much refers to electricity supplied, at least

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    Sahalie Self Powered Bike Pedals

    November 8, 10:12 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    LED flashing lights for cycling have been around for ages now. But they all require batteries, which will ultimately find their way into landfill. How about eliminating the batteries by being your own power station? As these pedals rotate... they create

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    Design that Matters: Bike Powered Projector

    November 8, 8:29 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Design need not only be about style. It can also be about substance. It can be harnessed to improve the lives of all, not just the wealthy. 'Design that Matters' takes up this challenge. "Outreach, education, and innovation for sustainable development"

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    QOTD: J.P. Suarez

    November 8, 11:32 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    J.P. Suarez, former Bush-appointed enforcement chief of EPA on his tenure at the agency. Suarez, who's not exactly an environmental dreamboat himself, has said that the EPA tried to thwart lawsuits against polluting power plants. ::The Environmental


    Recycling Logo and what those little numbers mean

    November 6, 7:18 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    All is not what it seems. 34 years ago, a US paperboard company (CCA) wanted a symbol to promote their recycled content. Gary Anderson, a graphic arts student from USCLA, won their design contest for his 3 chasing arrows, inspired by the Mobius strip,

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    Jargon Watch: SUVing

    November 5, 5:28 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    SUVing: noun. The trend in American industry and consumerism of products getting bigger and bigger. e.g. "A 6,500-square-foot, seven-bedroom, six-fireplace house with an indoor pool with a waterfall, and a steam room and a 150-gallon fish tank is

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    Bamboo Surfboards

    November 5, 7:15 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Imagine a surfboard that is 15% lighter than normal, with more control and speed in turns, that resists denting. One that has two third less toxic chemicals. Made from a material with weight for weight twice the strength of fibreglass and six times

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    QOTD by Yvon Chouinard

    November 4, 5:59 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia, and Treehugger hero extraordinaire, in an interview with Grist magazine’s Amanda Griscom. ::Grist ::Send us your favorite quotes! [by


    Moulton NS Speed Bike

    November 3, 7:18 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Remember the original Italian Job movie? Sporty little Minis bouncing down all those stairs? Well, the guy who designed the suspension for those Minis, later turned his attention to bicycles. He crafted the first bike with front and rear cushioning -


    EcoGolf Water Soluble Golfball

    November 1, 7:17 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Not a rice ball! Yeh, sorry about the photo folks. Not very impressive we know. But what might motivate interest is that it's a golf ball — on the right after 24 hours of immersion in water. Believe it or not - a water soluble golf ball. Why? Well, it

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    Totally random: The Verichip for VIP Clubbers

    October 29, 6:27 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Dept. of Holy Crap!: A nightclub in BCN has taken exclusivity to a new level: VIP members get a microchip implanted into their arm that emits a Radio Frequency Identification which can be scanned at the velvet-roped point of entry to let you in, get your

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    Carefree Cities: A Solution to Cars in Urban Transport

    October 29, 5:09 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    J.H. Crawford, author of Carefree Cities, believes he has a practical solution to the urban problems presented by cars, which he describes as technology that’s out of control. Cars cause air pollution, isolate people, kill street life, and encourage

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    Top 5 White TreeHugger Posts

    October 28, 2:26 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

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