Mairi Beautyman

Mairi Beautyman

Senior Editor / Berlin, Germany

Mairi Beautyman is senior editor at TreeHugger and heads up the Living category, in addition to tackling feature projects for the site.

With a background in literature, art, design, and architecture, Mairi had sustainability hammered in at a young age during a childhood in rural Western Massachusetts. Her dog ate what was in the organic lunch box -- until she embraced her calling. Now she likes thinking about materials that don't stick around, and believes the best green design is also nice to look at. She tends to wander off...Morocco...Indonesia...Nicaragua...for extended surf trips, but usually calls Berlin home.

Mairi is also a regular contributor to Interior Design magazine, and has written for publications including The Huffington Post, A Hedonist's Guide to Marrakech, Wired, Art News, Architectural Record, Slow Travel Berlin, Time Out Berlin, Azure Magazine, and The Robb Report.

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    Alternative Energy: When Lightning Strikes

    October 18, 1:23 PM by Mairi Beautyman in Renewable Energy

    We've all witnessed the raw power Mother Nature can produce during a summer shower. And even before Mary Shelley's Dr. Frankenstein, scientists have sought to harness it—with limited success. Now, Alternative Energy Holdings plans to be the first

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    New Amazon Protected Area Larger Than NJ

    October 12, 7:53 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Corporate Responsibility

    In the Brazilian State of Amapá, heated behind-the-scenes battles have paid off. The state recently proclaimed the formation of the Amapá State Forest, an Amazon protected area larger than the state of New Jersey. Known for its diverse landscape, the

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    D.C. Museum Offers Tons of Green Events and Tips

    October 11, 12:20 PM by Mairi Beautyman in Culture

    Through November, the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., is offering an extensive lineup of green programming. In conjunction with the exhibit "The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design, which will run through

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    Water Harvesting Now Works in Deserts

    October 11, 7:54 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Clean Technology

    Aqua Sciences is redefining water harvesting technology, according to a recent article in Wired Magazine. The firm, now under government contract to hydrate U.S. soldiers in Iraq, has developed a product which creates water out of thin air "virtually

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    Major River in Greece Could be Diverted

    September 28, 7:30 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Corporate Responsibility

    Cotton could change the course of the Achelos, a major river in Greece. According to Deutsche Welle Radio, a new law has passed that could allow the Greek government to proceed with a diversion project which has been firmly opposed by environmental

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    Bosch Launches Plant Oil Stove

    September 27, 7:23 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Renewable Energy

    A couple of months ago we mentioned Protos, a stove fueled by sustainable and renewable plant oil (which can also run on used fryer oil and kerosene) under evaluation in the Philippines. After testing in 100 households and small restaurants since the

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    Tell the World Your Design Favorites

    September 27, 7:20 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Corporate Responsibility

    We all have our design favorites, here's your chance to make your case to the world. Though October 16, 6pm Eastern Standard Time, you can cast your ballot online, as part of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s first People’s Design Award. In

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    If a Car Dealership Can be "Green"..Here's the First

    September 21, 10:47 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Sustainable Product Design

    Gensler says it is behind the first "green" car dealership in the U.S. The design, planning, and strategic consulting firm designed a Toyota facility near Dallas which is on track to land a LEED Silver rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. The

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    Raw, Organic, and Vegan Products and Food Online

    September 20, 8:04 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Green Food

    If you live in New York, you have probably heard of Pure Food & Wine, the Gramercy culinary hotspot which dishes out critically-acclaimed raw, organic, and vegan fair. Turns out they also have an extensive online arm—One Lucky Duck—offering s

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    Healthy Food Summit in London

    September 20, 7:56 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Culture

    In London, from October 31-November 1, the topic on the table is food. For two action-packed days, the food and beverage community will debate European nutritional and food industry issues for the second annual Healthy Foods European Summit, organized

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    "Living" Memorials Commemorate 9/11

    September 14, 8:22 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Culture

    Since September 11, 2001, people have planted trees, created parks, and even made efforts to restore forests. Now, there's an exhibition and a Web site, complete with directions and maps, highlighting these locations. From October 7-27 New York's

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    "Hyperion" Beats Out World's Tallest Tree

    September 13, 8:31 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Natural Sciences

    In California, the redwoods are battling it out. Seems the 370-foot Stratosphere Giant, previously known as the World's Tallest Tree, isn't that tall after all.

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    Restaurant Uses Waste Fryer Oil as Fuel

    September 13, 8:25 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Clean Technology

    A savvy restaurant owner in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin has found a way to put his waste fryer oil to good use. Ed Rich, owner of Culver's Restaurant, now runs his hot water heater on used vegetable oil. Rich teamed up with LaCrosse-based INOV8

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    MBDC's Pick for All-Purpose, Non-Toxic Cleaning

    August 31, 7:30 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Organic Beauty

    Last Week, we told you that sustainable product and process design consulting firm McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) had awarded Begley's Best All Purpose Cleaner with Cradle to Cradle Certification, one of the most prestigious sustainable

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    Greenbuild Expo in Denver

    August 30, 9:44 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Culture

    In the U.S., the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is THE sustainable construction conference. Held in Denver from November 15-17, the 2006 event will present more than 700 exhibitors to a crowd of more than 10,000 global attendees.

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    Greening Your Roof Just Got Easier

    August 30, 8:40 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Corporate Responsibility

    Yes, Toyota Motor Corporation is a major player in the automotive industry, but its subsidiary Toyota Roof Garden (this is an English translation of the Japanese site) is producing some interesting ways to offset the environmental challenges that come

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    MBDC Issues 17 Sustainable Certifications

    August 24, 10:05 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Corporate Responsibility

    Product and process design consulting firm McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (read more here and here) has bestowed 17 coveted Cradle to Cradle Certifications, indicating "significant, tangible progress in designing more environmentally sustaining

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    Solar Conference in Dresden

    August 23, 8:26 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Culture

    Want to be in the know on the most current solar technology? The 21st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition will be held in Dresden, Germany from September 4-8. Last year, more than 2000 attendees from 76 countries walked the


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