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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    Meet Ben Jervey at Brooklyn Brewery

    March 2, 12:12 PM by Mairi Beautyman in Culture

    Last month, we told you about the The Big Green Apple: Your Guide to Eco-Friendly Living in New York City, a book fresh off the presses offering all you super busy New Yorkers tips and strategies for an environmentally smart, lower-impact lifestyle. On

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    Winter Olympics: Damage to Wolf Habitat?

    March 1, 6:57 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Corporate Responsibility

    We’ve talked up the environmental program at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin (about the flame, the hydrogen vehicles, and the carbon neutral claim) a bit over the last couple weeks, but a recent article on caught our attention. According to

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    The World's Highest Eco Station

    March 1, 5:05 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Corporate Responsibility

    Where’s the best place to measure all the pollution blowing in from smog-producing factories in China and India? How about Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. This month, Italy opened an eco station on Everest’s 16,600-foot level, as reported

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    Ten Tips For a Green Home

    March 1, 3:00 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Culture

    The National Building Museum, in Washington, D.C., released a great 10-tip plan to cut energy consumption and conserve in the home, in conjunction with its upcoming exhibit "The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design" (May

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    D.C. Exhibit to Focus on Green Building

    February 27, 11:39 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Corporate Responsibility

    Here's your chance to walk right into Michelle Kaufmann's Glidehouse, a prefab on our hot list. The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. will feature a full-size re-creation of the house in the exhibit "The Green House: New Directions in

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    Extreme Makeover: The Tea Bag

    February 24, 10:08 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Green Food

    Something as simple as tea can get us excited. Tea Forté had one brilliant idea: let's revamp the boring old tea bag into something so aesthetically orgasmic you just want to look at it all day. The company's individually hand-crafted

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    100% Recycled Lawn Furniture

    February 23, 10:25 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Sustainable Product Design

    Yes, it's still February...but we are already thinking about lazy weekends lounging about outdoors...Canadian-based CRP Products manufactures 100% recycled plastic lawn furniture. This classic recline, available in a rainbow of colors, never needs

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    Ionize Away with Beeswax Candles

    February 23, 10:21 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Style

    Today, I learned beeswax is a natural ionizer. Dust, odors and other bacteria? These guys are positively charged—courtesy of static electricity, they hang around in the air. So, beeswax reportedly emits negative ions when burning, which combat and

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    Pillow Covers Support AIDS-orphaned Teens

    February 22, 10:09 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Style

    After an eye-opening experience with Habitat for Humanity in Tanzania, East Africa, American Beth Peterson teamed up with Tanzanian Grace Ndunguru to support women-owned businesses and companies that offer trade skill training and jobs to AIDS-orphaned

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    Vanity Fair to Feature Green Issue

    February 22, 9:17 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Corporate Responsibility

    According to Women’s Wear Daily, Vanity Fair may follow in Elle’s enviro-sensitive footsteps, and publish a green issue this Spring (coinciding with Earth Day). The issue, according to the source, will be published on recycled paper (like Elle) and

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    Arnold Launches Green CA Site

    February 16, 2:04 PM by Mairi Beautyman in Corporate Responsibility

    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is throwing some muscle towards a greener state. (This is part of a continued effort—read about the 29 bills he signed last fall here.) Last week, his administration unveiled "Green California," to

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    Recycled Glass Finds New Life in Italy

    February 16, 6:13 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Sustainable Product Design

    Italian design firm Metamorphosi, a collaboration between "architects, deejays, musicians, decorators, garden planners, and botanists," uses only eco-friendly or recycled materials to create its whimsical interiors and exteriors laden with glass

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    Every Cow Has its Day

    February 16, 3:46 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Green Food

    The Cowshed skincare line is 100 percent vegetarian, not tested on animals, and a friendly nod to the bovine. The products, made from herbs hand-picked from gardens at the Babington House hotel and spa in the U.K., have tongue-in-cheek names like Dirty

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    Click to Plant Trees

    February 9, 4:05 PM by Mairi Beautyman in Corporate Responsibility

    Fill out a form on Milliken's Web site, and the carpet manufacturer will plant a tree. Yes, this is most likely a smart way to get you on their mailing list, but it's also a great green way to burn some online time. Single-handedly, you can inspire

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    Boston Building Energy Conference and Trade Show to Hold Public Forum

    February 9, 8:24 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Corporate Responsibility

    Sponsored by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, the sustainable forum features a

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    California Bestows Waste Reduction Awards

    February 9, 5:38 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Corporate Responsibility

    The California Integrated Waste Management Board recently awarded the 2005 WRAP (Waste Reduction Awards Program) Awards, recognizing California businesses that have made "outstanding efforts to reduce nonhazardous waste and send less garbage to our

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    Steelcase Releases PVC-free Office Dividers

    February 7, 9:58 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Corporate Responsibility

    A cube divider seems like such a simple thing, but it could be producing harmful chemicals while you work away at the office. Metro, a division of office furniture manufacturer Steelcase has just released Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)-free division components

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    World Cup Taps into Hydro Power

    February 6, 12:39 PM by Mairi Beautyman in Renewable Energy

    In Europe, football frenzy is kicking into high gear. (Now that the Super Bowl’s over, we actually mean soccer—depending on what country you hail from.) During the four action-packed weeks of World Cup festivities (to learn about the climate neutral


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