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  • The latest Perk: the Office Veggie Patch

    May 30, 8:30 AM by Lloyd Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    Business Objects designs industrial strength software for big companies; it provides the backbone for the new Zerofootprint calculator. They have 1,600 employees in a converted warehouse in Vancouver, and

  • Molo Rocks!

    April 6, 7:31 AM by Lloyd Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    We have always loved Vancouver designers Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen, who hit the scene a few years ago with the softwall and followed up with the softseating. They are at it again with the completely silly but wonderful felt rocks:

  • Green Walls Growing Everywhere

    April 2, 9:27 AM by Lloyd Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    Treehugger loves green walls like ELT's simple do-it yourself system, Shimizu's Parabienta or Germany's Indoor Landscaping. Another entry in the field is Vancouver's Gsky, which is installing a six storey high outdoor wall at Vancouver International

  • Screen Made from Old Traffic Signals

    March 19, 9:52 AM by Lloyd Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    As traffic signals are replaced with LEDs, Vancouver firm Industrial Artifacts collects the old lexan lenses and incorporates them into room dividers. The artists "transform a variety of industrial materials into unique furniture and decorative

  • THTV Behind the Scenes: Reusable Memory Card Eliminates Video Tape

    February 25, 2:45 PM by George Spyros in Gadgets

    It's Oscar day, and we've just placed our Vloggie statuette for Best Green Vlog on the mantle of our THTV page. So which of the amazing entries that keep rolling in down to the wire will take top honors in our Convenient Truths contest? For those

  • UA Green: Responsible Furniture

    February 19, 7:41 AM by Lloyd Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    Vancouver's Upholstery Arts introduces UA green, a new line of furniture built from lumber certified FSC and the Rainforest Alliance (read this week's Lucy Siegle article in the Guardian on this subject), fabrics that are recycled or recyclable, and

  • Ashley Watson's Recycled Leather Bags at Beklina

    February 8, 8:30 AM by Leonora Oppenheim in Style

    The online eco-fashion store Beklina has just let us know that they are now stocking these gorgeous recycled leather bags by Ashley Watson. This Canadian designer tells us that she was first inspired to make a bag out of recycled leather when she was

  • Pedal Power Lights LED Billboard

    December 20, 10:35 AM by Collin Dunn in Clean Technology

    120 hearty volunteers took turns powering this billboard display last week in Vancouver, BC. The advertisement was sponsored by DDB/Vancouver and BC Hydro to showcase the super-efficiency of LEDs; to wit: the 1500 LED lights on the reindeer were

  • George Monbiot In Vancouver

    November 23, 1:05 PM by Treehugger Interns in Culture

    George Monbiot, who is touring his new book Heat, spoke in Vancouver last week. It was riveting, inspirational, and depressing all at once. Ecoshock, an environmental internet radio station, will be posting a recording of Monbiot's speech. Ecoshock is

  • Eco-friendly gift boxes from Saul Good Gift Co.

    November 17, 3:45 PM by Brittany Jacobs in Green Home

    With the holidays right around the corner, you might be stressed about finding the perfect gift for both your business associates as well as your loved ones. Saul Good Gift Co., a Vancouver, BC-based business, might be your one-stop-shop this season.


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