Tag: Treehugger Picks - Page 3

  • TreeHugger Picks: Biomimicry in Product Design

    March 30, 11:21 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    When it comes to concepts central to the notion of TreeHugging, few are higher on the list than biomimicry. We have a lot to learn from the way things are designed in nature, and both the general principle and more specific examples can be applied to

  • TreeHugger Picks: Not Just Four Walls & a Door

    March 28, 10:40 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    TreeHugger loves green building, prefab architecture and other resource and energy-efficient buildings and dwellings. While most of it is designed to have four walls, a couple windows and doors, there are definitely alternatives to these more

  • TreeHugger Picks: Flooring

    March 26, 11:47 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    There are a dizzying amount of decisions to make when working on a remodel or renovation of your home. Though it's underfoot, flooring is a major consideration, affecting your home's aesthetic and air quality. If you're pondering a renovation or new

  • TreeHugger Picks: Tips for Shutting Down and Turning Off

    March 23, 11:42 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    World Shutdown Day is this weekend, and with it comes a good opportunity to prove that you aren't addicted to your computer by shutting it off and leaving it off all day. In addition to taking a break and doing something other than emailing, surfing or

  • TreeHugger Picks: Spring Gardening Ideas

    March 21, 10:25 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    Spring officially, uh, springs today, and, after averting a crisis with the new Daylight Savings Time switch, we have some extra daylight to begin fun springtime activities like gardening. While indoor aeroponic gardening never goes out of season, as

  • TreeHugger Picks: Green Countertops

    March 19, 10:48 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    Green remodeling and home improvement have been a pretty hot topic here at TreeHugger for awhile now, with good reason. Investing in a greener abode is a great way to make your home's interior healthier, as well as more valuable upon resale. Though

  • TreeHugger Picks: TreeHugger Radio's Big Name Interviews

    March 14, 11:25 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    TreeHugger Radio has been getting the green scoop in the audio world for awhile now, chasing down and chatting up some of the big names in the green world to get their take on how we can all hug more trees and generally green up our act. Here are just

  • TreeHugger Picks: Straw Bale Construction

    March 12, 11:12 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    Straw bale construction offers many TreeHugger-friendly advantages, from better insulation and reduced heating and cooling costs to the use of renewable, often local materials and great aesthetics. Here are some of our picks of the great things that

  • TreeHugger Picks: Have a Green Weekend

    March 9, 11:42 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    For many TreeHuggers, weekends offer a break from work and a good chance to catch up on some fun stuff; read a book, go out for dinner, or just sleep in a little bit. For others, it's time to do some chores and prepare for next week. Either way, here

  • TreeHugger Picks: One Year Ago in TH

    March 5, 9:19 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    A lot can happen over the course of a year, so we got to wondering: what was on TreeHugger's radar one year ago today? We hadn't heard of the Tesla, hadn't seen An Inconvenient Truth (or any Convenient Truths videos, for that matter) or shown our green

  • TreeHugger Picks: Print Mags We're Reading

    February 26, 10:38 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    Awhile back, we posted on what books the TH team was reading (hint: there's another similar post coming soon!) and have picked a few "TreeHugger Bibles" that are required reading for all TreeHuggers at some point, but we like to keep our eyes on the

  • TreeHugger Picks: Videos to Use for Inspiration

    February 23, 11:29 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    TreeHugger's Convenient Truths video contest is in its last weekend; we're counting down the final days until we can watch 'em all and see who has the best example of how they are putting the brakes on global warming and gets the $30,000 in sustainable

  • TreeHugger Picks: Compact Fluorescents in the News

    February 21, 9:58 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    Yesterday's announcement that Australia will completely phase out the inefficient incandescent lightbulbs in favor of TreeHugging compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) made some pretty big waves, with coverage from ABC to the BBC and the Sydney Morning

  • TreeHugger Picks: Presidential TreeHugging

    February 19, 11:02 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    Though designated as "Washington's Birthday" in section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code, today is known by most in the US as President's Day, a day which many celebrate by not going to work (hmm). In honor of the day, and since we're in

  • TreeHugger Picks: Transformer Furniture - More Than Meets the Eye

    February 16, 11:52 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    TreeHugger loves furniture that transforms for a couple of reasons: aside from being visually compelling, it simultaneously saves and makes more efficient use of space. This makes it easier to have less stuff and be comfortable in smaller spaces, both

  • TreeHugger Picks: Green Your Valentine's Day

    February 14, 12:19 PM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    Like it or not, Valentine's Day is here, and while some TreeHugger's prefer to avoid the commercialization and media hype, we know there's a few of you out there who like to have a special day to express your love to that special someone. For the

  • TreeHugger Picks: TH Interviews

    February 9, 12:06 PM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    TreeHugger has chatted up a lot of folks about being green, going greener and caring for the planet without disregarding the way we look, what we eat and where we live. From business to design and architecture to food and fashion, here are a few of our

  • TreeHugger Picks: Green Social Networking

    February 7, 11:51 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    Social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook have exploded in popularity and changed the way that people everywhere use the internet to stay in touch and meet new people -- heck, even TreeHugger has a MySpace page. This idea hasn't been lost on