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    Eco-Tip: Smoke Detectors and Radiation

    December 30, 1:15 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    You wouldn’t want all your fancy green furniture to go up in flames, so of course you’ve got a smoke detector. But not all detectors are created equal: there’s a choice between photoelectric and ionization detectors, and the latter contains a tiny bit of

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    'Nice day for a Green Wedding'

    December 29, 8:20 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Stepping down the aisle and want the maximum emotional impact, with the least environmental one? Consider these folk. They offer wedding gowns of floaty hemp/silk or hemp/tencel blends. Advice on reception catering, with leads to bakers who make such

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    Liv Tyler's New Baby Uses Seventh Generation

    December 27, 12:14 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    We’ve normally got our noses buried in Dwell or Metropolis so we can excitedly report back to you on all the juicy things we find. But TreeHugger isn’t too proud to peek at somewhat lower-brow sources, so we can tell you that photographers for Star

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    Richard Buckminster (Bucky) Fuller

    December 25, 11:17 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Was thinking the other day - how can we have a "modern + green lifestyle filter" and not mention 'Bucky'? But where to start? The guy was an eccentric genius. He designed a car so eye-poppingly radical, it once caused a seven hour Manhattan

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    Lego: Fun and Green!

    December 23, 12:51 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    I’ve always thought Lego was pretty environmental just because it never ends up in a landfill. I mean, who would ever throw it away? Other toys come and go, but you can always build something new with Lego. But imagine our delight when the Massive Change

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    How To: Make a Cycle-Powered Generator

    December 21, 10:45 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Hey DIY-types: Wondering how you can make your very own cycle-powered generator? Check out this site, which’ll walk you through the process. Though it claims not to be a step-by-step for a specific set-up, it will give you the basic information you

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    Eco-Celeb: Sharon Lawrence

    December 20, 12:40 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    When not playing professional adulteress Maisy Gibbons on Desperate Housewives, Sharon Lawrence has been busy sitting on the board of ECO and campaigning to protect coral reefs. As a certified diver, she's sorry to see reefs being mined so that coral

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    Supersize-Me: Giant Fridges Are the New Ugly Trend

    December 20, 9:40 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    In the mad, mad world of kitchen design, it looks like refrigerators are the new Viking ranges. Since giant, professional-sized stoves and ovens have become residential standards during the past the past few years, we knew oversized fridges couldn't be

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    Green:Design, an Online Reference Tool

    December 20, 9:05 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Who says focusing on eco-friendly product design can't make you some green? Not the minds behind Design:Green, who lead a series of workshops meant to dispel the notion that sustainable product development won't help entrepreneurs grow their

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    Be creative and score a Prius

    December 20, 8:22 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    We’ve been going on and on about the Toyota Prius, to the point where you probably wish you had one, so you could blithly pass by our rabid enthusiasm. Well, have we got a deal or you! A free Prius, no less. And there is surprising little fine print or

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    Top Five - Personal Care

    December 20, 2:00 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    It's very close to Christmas. Most of your gift shopping is done (unless of course if you are a guy and you haven’t even started!) but there is that elusive special someone, you just can’t find a present for. You’re thinking of falling back on the old

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    Top Five - Helvetas' Fair Trade Eco Gifts

    December 19, 5:11 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    The products we showcase on TreeHugger often have a North American bias. To redress the balance (if only a little) here are some great gift ideas from Helvetas. A Swiss based organisation that promotes self-reliant and sustainable development in the

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    Droog Design Turns 10

    December 17, 1:01 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    To celebrate its first decade in existence, Droog Design, that wacky Dutch design firm famous for clever ideas such as a bookshelf made of wrapping paper and a chest of drawers taken from unwanted furniture, is having a giant, international exhibition at

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    Spoke n' Wheel LED Bike Lights

    December 16, 2:14 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    More groovy news from the gals at Popgadget, who spotted Michael Kertesz's Bicycle Wheel, a system of LED lights applied to spokes. We've seen this done before, but this looks extra-good, so we're giving it props. By mounting a thin strip of 32

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    Eco-Tip: Nappies and Diapers

    December 16, 3:03 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    I could get into a lot of yellowy brown, smelly stuff here. Which is better - disposable or cloth? Maybe you've heard the phrase "Lies, damned lies and statistics." Over the years data has been trotted out to support both sides of the argument.

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    Mont Bell Canoe Bear

    December 16, 1:02 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Unfortunately its bank forced the closure of operations for one of our previous posts, Walden Kayaks. So we’ve been out looking for an alternative provider of recycled plastic watercraft. Our search is ongoing but in the process yielded up Canoe Bear.

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    Eco-Celeb: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    December 15, 1:23 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    "It's only a matter of time before one of those things takes a crap in the house," Julia Louis-Dreyfus says of the pelicans and other birds circling over her house. "I'm not too keen on that, but what can I tell ya? They live here, too." And

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    How To: Pick a Green Christmas Tree

    December 15, 12:11 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Go chop down a tree. Really, we mean it. An artificial Christmas tree might seem like the greener option, since no real tree is being destroyed and it can be reused year after year. But they’re usually made of PVC, and our local recycling center


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