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  • TreeHugger Picks: Required Reading

    December 11, 12:13 PM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    TreeHugger covers a lot of books, and have picked out ten page-turning tomes that'll make great gifts this year. While they're all worthwhile reading, there are a few that stick out in scope and subject matter that make it on to our required reading

  • TreeHugger Picks: Green Insulation

    December 8, 10:04 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    TreeHugger has been covering a bevy of ways to reduce energy use lately, from the Power2Save and PowerCost home energy monitors to five ways to cut back on phantom loads and vampire power, but sometimes prevention is better than treatment. Here are

  • TreeHugger Picks: Cut Back on Phantom Power

    December 6, 10:44 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    Call it what you will: phantom load, idle current, vampire power, wall wart; they're all euphemisms for the way devices use and waste electricity when they aren't even on, and they're everywhere. Here are some ways to save some bucks and carbon

  • TreeHugger Picks: Carbon-Neutral Everything

    December 4, 9:25 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    As 2006's New Oxford American Dictionary’s Word of the Year, "carbon neutral" has been on the tip of many tongues this year, leading to many different and exciting things that won't contribute to our warming globe. Here are some of our picks of things

  • TreeHugger Picks: Readers' Take on Sustainable Cities

    November 29, 11:50 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    Awhile back, we initiated a series of posts encouraging our readers from across the globe to tell us about their cities: the green good, bad and ugly of the city, including things like public transportation, suburban sprawl, air quality and other

  • TreeHugger Picks: What To Do on Buy Nothing Day

    November 24, 12:21 PM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    As Celine noted, today is both Black Friday and Buy Nothing Day. Avoiding the big sales, crowds and traffic doesn't mean you have to sit on your hands all day. Here are our thoughts on surviving Black Friday.

  • TreeHugger Picks: What We're Thankful For

    November 22, 9:33 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    For TreeHuggers in the US, Thanksgiving is just a day a way, so we'll take time to pause and reflect on some of the things that TreeHugger is thankful for this year.

  • TreeHugger Picks: Shipping Containers Do More Than Ship

    November 20, 10:53 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    The holiday season really kicks in to high gear this week, and with the holidays comes lots of food, lots of drink and lots of stuff, and that stuff has to come from somewhere. Too often, it comes from ship, train and truck in ubiquitous shipping

  • TreeHugger Picks: Buy Local Day

    November 17, 1:25 PM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    As we noted yesterday, tomorrow is Buy Local Day; though none of us need an excuse to support our local farms, businesses and economy, it's a nice way to galvanize support for the "buy local" movement. Here are some ideas for how to spend your buy

  • TreeHugger Picks: Recycle Something Today

    November 15, 12:36 PM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    Today is America Recycles Day; in honor of the big day, here are some ideas for some things & ways you can help keep some junk out of our waste stream. Please, do yourself, your garbage collector and the planet a favor, and think twice before throwing

  • TreeHugger Picks: Product Service Systems (Part II)

    November 13, 12:05 PM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    We like the idea of the Products Service System (PSS) so much that there's an entire category for products available as services. We've covered the concept before on TreeHugger Picks, but there are so many good ones, we couldn't resist going for round

  • TreeHugger Picks: Green Home Improvement

    November 10, 10:24 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    It's Friday, and we can see the light at the end of this week's tunnel; with the weekend nigh, it's nearly time to take a break from work and focus on other things. For many of us, that may be a few fixer-upper projects around the home. Here are some

  • TreeHugger Picks: A Spot of Tea

    November 3, 9:50 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    TreeHuggers like to drink, be it booze, coffee or otherwise; sometimes tea is just what the doctor ordered. Here are our picks for the indulging in its leafy goodness.

  • TreeHugger Picks: Making Green by Working Green

    November 1, 9:45 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    TreeHugger is hiring, and between our call for writers and the TreeHugger job board, there are a fair amount of green jobs available, but it's really just the tip of the iceberg. Here are more of our resources and ideas for making green by working

  • TreeHugger Picks: Halloween Tricks 'N Treats

    October 30, 12:01 PM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    With the big day just around the corner, we thought we'd take a look at some of the Halloween tricks 'n treats from our past.

  • TreeHugger Picks: Pellet Stoves

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

    Pellet stoves are extremely efficient, produce little waste and use inexpensive fuel, so they've become increasingly popular in the face of rising natural gas and heating oil prices. As the temperatures dip and you put on a sweater, take a look at some

  • TreeHugger Picks: Airplane Flight Isn't All Bad...

    October 23, 12:25 PM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    Airplane flight has become a very contentious issue as global warming has made more and more headlines; flying creates tremendous amounts of carbon emissions, but it isn't always easy to get from Point A to B without it. Here are our picks for some

  • TreeHugger Picks: Going Green at Home

    October 20, 9:49 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    Donnachadh McCarthy, one of Britain's leading expert in green living, believes seven days is all it takes to "go green." Inspired by the inaugural How to Green Your Life column we ran yesterday, here are our picks for some ways to go green at home.