TH Forums Highlights: Global Warming Fights, Disposable Fashion, Tiny House and More

Here are some of the recent highlights from TreeHugger Forums...




1) Forums user mpopovi helps the Forums' polling functionality flex its muscles with the question "Could Global Warming Lead To War For Scarce Resources?" While the results are decidedly one-sided so far, it causes several users to wonder if we aren't in such a predicament already, and if history has a chance of repeating itself. Would the fear of war over the implications of a warming globe be enough to inspire some people to action?


2) User lamarguerite says, "This is for all the other green girl wannabes like me, who want to do good, but can't resist fashion's calls. I am especially vulnerable to Target and its new designer collections. The latest one, Libertine was most potent. Two jackets, two pairs of pants, one blouse joined my already full closet. So much consumption can't be good for the environment, and I doubt very much that Target has sustainability high on their list when selecting their new designers." By the look of the responses, she isn't the only one who is struggling to balance consumption with eco-ethics.


3) Forums user sverrir says, "One of the issues Treehugger very often addresses is the size of new residential housing. The critique is usually against McMansions. In true contrarian style some sort of mini home pod is usually put up against the McMansion. But this always presumes that people need to live in single family, detached houses. I know this is the norm in the US. But isn´t that a big part of the problem?" That begs the question: are apartment complexes generally greener than small houses? Greenwashed advertising and biodegradable paints, after the jump...


4) User exformation is on the greenwash watch: "I don't know what it is - maybe a majority of American corporations trying to cash in the boom in green awareness maybe. For whatever reason, companies think that they can plant the suggestion that their product is actually good for the environment (I'm looking at you, car companies), whereas it's usually closer to the opposite. It's almost like they think the consumer is unable to distinguish truth from embellishment." What's your "favorite" greenwash attempt?

5) Lastly, new user islands of la is in need of help from the art community over at TreeHugger Forums. "I am doing an art project with street posters and want this to be biodegradable and eco-friendly...Does anyone know of a glue to recommend that works with paper which will be pasted onto metal? What about paint or ink? I heard milk-based paint or tempera. For paper the only thing i found is seed paper. I also found water soluble paper but it uses wood pulp. Correct me if I am wrong but I believe tree-free paper is the most eco-friendly." Can anyone help with green art suggestions?

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