Tag: England - Page 14

  • Open House London: Architecture in the Flesh

    September 5, 8:06 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    Get on your running shoes and get going: it's that crazy weekend again. On September 15 and 16, hundreds of private and public buildings across every London borough will be open to the public for two short days. Figuring out where to go first and

  • Backfire: Constitutional Forest Protection in Greece May Promote Arson to Abet Land Developers (or "Forests Don't Vote")

    September 1, 11:58 PM by George Spyros in Corporate Responsibility

    While the Greek Church may be home to one of the greenest religious leaders, forest conservation measures provided for in the Greek Constitution may be backfiring. Earlier this month, before last weekend's fires in Greece threatened to engulf the

  • Theatres are Getting Greener

    August 31, 8:31 AM by Bonnie Alter in Culture

    Theatres are by nature both green and not green. Green because they have little money, so they re-use costumes and props. Not green because they have huge power demands (lighting), travel requirements and throw-away programmes. But the times are

  • Healthy Office Plants

    August 30, 8:57 AM by Bonnie Alter in Lawn & Garden

    Houseplants at home and in the office do more than just look pretty. They help clean the air that we breathe as well as make us feel less alienated in the artificial environments that pass for offices now. Modern office buildings spew out hundreds of

  • Recycle This Chair

    August 29, 8:52 AM by Bonnie Alter in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    It may not look like the most exciting chair, but the concept behind it is just what we love at treehugger. It is made out of 100% recycled plastic, recovered from recycled electronic products such as games consoles. Then it is collected and

  • Now Endangered: Hedgehog, House Sparrow

    August 28, 3:44 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Natural Sciences

    "'Beyond the Wild Wood comes the Wide World,' said the Rat. 'And that's something that doesn't matter, either to you or me. I've never been there, and I'm never going, nor you either, if you've got any sense at all.'"—Kenneth

  • In Praise of Lemons

    August 27, 8:13 AM by Bonnie Alter in Green Food

    "Lemon tree, very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet, but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat..." Now there is an old folk song which under-estimates the virtues of this beautiful fruit. Most are grown in California, so they aren't

  • Get Drunk Guilt-Free

    August 24, 8:17 AM by Bonnie Alter in Green Food

    It's summer and beer-drinking time so why not make it organic? They taste just as good and benefit the environment. Since there are no artificial fertilisers or pesticides used in the grain production, that means it is healthier and better for the

  • Made With Hands

    August 23, 8:31 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Fashion

    They are young, hip, and sell their wares from market stalls. These hand-knit delights are the product of twin sisters who are dedicated to "creating simple hand-made pieces using only 100% natural fibres and nothing else." Their aesthetic is nouveau

  • Last Call for Sunscreen

    August 21, 8:01 AM by Bonnie Alter in Green Food

    With Labour Day coming up and the last blast of summer sun, get that sunscreen out and put it on thick. We all know now how necessary it is to keep covered, wear a hat and not stay out too long. And we are aware of all the weird chemicals that are in

  • Jigsaws are Us

    August 20, 8:38 AM by Bonnie Alter in Culture

    There is something so satisfying about watching a child play with a jigsaw puzzle; the way they hold the pieces and look at them--you can almost hear them thinking. And this one will teach them the names of all the states whilst they are at it. Made

  • Thames Water Tastes Best

    August 17, 8:54 AM by Bonnie Alter in Green Food

    Bottled water bashing has been an ongoing theme at Treehugger and for good reason: plastic bottles destroy the environment and why pay for what nature gives us. Lately there have been restaurants that have stopped serving it and it has been proven

  • Oh My Gawd! She Wore the Same Clothes All Year

    August 16, 8:27 AM by Bonnie Alter in Style

    We call it wearing the clothes from our cupboard,she calls it art. Can we survive without the retail buzz that we get from shopping? "Can a person wear, in heavy rotation, the equivalent of one suitcase worth of clothing for an entire year and survive

  • The Homemade Homemaker

    August 15, 8:12 AM by Bonnie Alter in Green Food

    Perhaps the old ways were the better ways. Some of those remedies that your grandmother told you about really did work, and were purer, more environmental and cheaper than the complicated, hyped products that we are bombarded with today. Plus there

  • Rice Paddies As Art

    August 14, 8:15 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    Call it environmental art, public art, whatever, more and more artists are getting interested in working with nature to alter the environment and create outdoor art with plants. We saw it on the walls of the National Theatre in London, where artists

  • Plastic Bag Gallery

    August 13, 8:12 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    Treehugger has had so many posts on plastic bags, it would seem that there is nothing more to say about the subject. So maybe it is time to switch to pictures, worth a thousand words, of course. The Photographers' Gallery has asked people to send in

  • Really Trashy Umbrellas

    August 10, 8:17 AM by Bonnie Alter in Style

    This continues to be the worst and rainiest "summer" in years; even if it starts out looking good in the morning, and you think that it will be a proper summer day, no matter what you wear, the rain keeps coming. So an umbrella seems to be the most

  • Keep Calm and Carry On

    August 9, 8:50 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Fashion

    It started as a slogan in 1939, on the eve of World War 2, a message from the British Ministry of Information, from King George VI to his people "that all capable measures to defend the Country were being taken". The poster was never officially issued

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