Tag: Paris - Page 8

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    More on The Velib

    October 15, 7:51 AM by Lloyd Alter in Bikes

    Bonnie recently extolled the virtues of the Velib, the new Parisian bike rental system; now Eric Rayman of the New York Times tries it out. "The French have embraced communal bike ownership, according to my informal

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    Ethical Fashion Show: Parisian Style

    October 15, 5:57 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Fashion

    It's Paris so they really know how to do fashion and it's ethical so it's our kind of fashion. The Ethical Fashion show is the world's largest event devoted solely to eco and fair trade clothing. Over 4 days designers from forty different countries

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    Parisians Love their Velib

    October 11, 6:09 AM by Bonnie Alter in Bikes

    We've read about the bicycles around Paris that you can pick up, ride and drop off elsewhere, and now we have seen them. And we are here to report that the concept works and the Parisians are using it like crazy. Called Vélib', you register to get a

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    Paris Pledges Emissions Cuts by 2020

    October 4, 6:41 PM by Sean Fisher in Corporate Responsibility

    Image: Flickr - markhillary While many cities around the world are plagued by infighting when it comes to cutting carbon emissions, Parisians from all ends of the spectrum are coming together to create a green plan for the city. The city's new plan

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    Most Huggable: Paris' Accords, More NASA Swiftboating, 'The New Black,' and More

    October 4, 3:48 PM by Team Treehugger in Culture

    NASA scientist James Hansen finds himself swept up in another episode of Swiftboating…

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    Chareau House

    August 26, 9:54 AM by Lloyd Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    As an architecture student, few buildings influenced and excited me as much as the glass house designed in the late twenties by architect Pierre Chareau. It was a model for housing in the machine age, a stunning urban glass and steel box. Nicolai

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    Paris Hilton (not) Getting Hummer Hybrid

    August 7, 12:52 PM by Matthew Sparkes in Culture

    Paris Hilton's claim to environmentalism seems to have got bogged down in the sand by a comment over a fictional Hummer hybrid. She was recently given a free hybrid by Ford, and apparently later told press that she had also ordered a hybrid Hummer. She

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    BikeShare for New York - You Can Make it Happen

    July 3, 9:21 AM by Warren McLaren in Bikes

    Two years ago we reported on Lyon's city bike hire program. A user pays version of the garishly coloured schemes of similar ilk that have been available in Northern Europe for years. Then we observed London, Paris and Barcelona had rolled out similar

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    Bio-fuel Tested in Commercial Jet Engine

    June 19, 4:26 PM by Matthew Sparkes in Aviation

    A blend of bio-fuel and traditional jet fuel has been tested in an aircraft engine which is a common model used by Boeing. This is an exciting move because the engine required no modification to use the fuel, and because of the popularity of the model.

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    20,000 Rental Bikes to be Unleashed in Paris

    March 27, 12:35 AM by EcoGeek.org in Bikes

    This July, Parisians will have an exciting new way to travel around their city. About 1,500 stations stocked with specially designed, vandal-proof bikes will be scattered around the city. Once your membership is paid, and your credit card is on file,

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    Most Huggable: City of Bikes, Worried Hunters, and Bush Whacking Science

    March 26, 1:24 PM by Jacob Gordon in Culture

    Global warming as serious a threat as terrorism? Most Americans seem to think so…

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    Alter Mundi: Parisian Eco Chic

    March 16, 8:51 AM by Bonnie Alter in Style

    Alter Mundi is a Parisian eco-boutique. What makes it different from ones in Montreal, London or Rome? It's the individual sense of style of each country that is reflected in the stores that make it so interesting to compare them. The Montreal and

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    CSAO: Senegalese Recycled Craft Shop

    February 22, 8:30 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    Walking into this store in the Marais area of Paris is like entering another country altogether. Suddenly the air is alive with light and colour as the exotic objects, fabrics and furniture transport your spirits. This shop was started in 1995 by a

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    "So Ethic" at Salon Prêt à Porter Paris

    February 2, 11:34 PM by Kyeann Sayer in Style

    Don't you wish you could clone yourself sometimes? This week, TreeHugger Celine Ruben-Salama and I are covering NY Fashion week, filling you in on the millionth of a percent of eco and ethical fashion on the runways. If we were in Paris, we'd be at the

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    "5 Minutes of Respite for the Planet"

    January 31, 10:36 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    French environmental group L'Alliance pour la Planète is urging people all over the world to turn out their lights and other electrical gadgets for five minutes at 19:55 (GMT+1hr -- that's 13:55, or 1:55 PM Eastern time) tomorrow, February 1, to give the

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    Sofar/Sonear — Showing New Collection In Paris

    January 25, 11:30 AM by Leonora Oppenheim in Sustainable Product Design

    Since we first wrote about this ethical Italian design company, just over a year ago, they have gone from strength to strength. Having previously only been available to buy in Italy and UK, today Francesca Gasparotti, the founder of Sofar/Sonear,

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    Natura's New Make Up Line: Diversa

    January 8, 8:00 AM by Paula Alvarado in Style

    We’ve already told you about Natura, a Brazilian beauty products company whose products are developed with natural resources extracted in a sustainable way and via fair trade; that also uses recycled materials in its packages and recipients. Well, this

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    Visit The verē Chocolate Factory!

    December 12, 2:30 AM by Kyeann Sayer in Green Food

    Lucky New Yorkers! The verē chocolate factory will open to the public beginning Wednesday, December 13th through Friday, December 15th from 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. Not only do you get to sneak a peak at one of the most magical processes known to humanity


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