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    Bags of Goodwill

    September 13, 8:40 AM by Bonnie Alter in Style

    Acknowledging that everyone is getting a little fed up with the "I am not a plastic bag" phenomenon, we still couldn't ignore these great looking carrier bags. Twentytwentyone, a furniture and design store, has commissioned forty world-renowned

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    Forest Rising: Marjetica Potrc

    September 11, 8:58 AM by Bonnie Alter in Culture

    This art exhibition is a mixture of anthropology and art, with some heavy philosophizing about architecture and the environment. The Slovenian artist Marjetica Potrc spent two months travelling in western Brazil, where the rainforest is in danger of

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    Book Review: Green is the New Black

    September 10, 8:36 AM by Bonnie Alter in Culture

    Tamsin Blanchard, the author of this new book on fashion and the environment, has written about style and the latest must-haves in all the major newspapers here. Whilst she is not as much of an acknowledged authority on environmental matters as Lucy

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    Retreat at TreeGap: an Eco-Journey

    September 9, 12:01 AM by Bonnie Alter in Natural Sciences

    This lovely looking house is the starting point for an environmental and ecological journey. Megan Reynolds decided to give up her day job, move into her family's house in Woodstock, New York, and turn it into a one room eco Bed and Breakfast. She

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    23% of Brits Would Rather Drive

    September 8, 12:51 PM by Matthew Sparkes in Cars

    What Car recently conducted a survey on the travel habits of Brits, and I have to say that I'm disappointed at how lazy they seem to be. I can only assume that the survey was conducted only amongst their own readers, who will obviously be more biased

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    Grass-Covered Train Station

    September 7, 1:35 PM by Matthew Sparkes in Cars

    Here in Amsterdam, most train stations are full of grass, but this is different. This is Newcastle Central Station, where a PR stunt by train operator GNER saw a platform covered in artificial grass. It was conceived to encourage people to take the

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    Rugby World Cup Goes Green

    September 7, 8:01 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    Last year's World Cup Football competition set new standards for environmental initiatives. Today the Rugby World Cup 2007 is starting in France for six long weeks, and they too have risen to the green challenge. Environment Minister Jean-Louis Borloo

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    U.K. District Gets Solar Parking Meters

    September 5, 9:58 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Cars

    More than 50 new parking meters are being installed in the Mendip District of Somerset in southwest England—and half of them will be solar powered.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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