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    How To: Eco-Laundry

    January 10, 2:59 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    A while back, we did a piece on self cleaning clothing. We cited some LCA research, that indicated 75% of the energy consumption in apparel, was not in its manufacture or distribution, but in the laundering thereof. So the question came back, "until self

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    "Do SUVs Make You Stupid?"

    January 7, 1:49 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Well, seeing as it's Friday, we thought we'd pass on a little light reading for you to peruse over the weekend. And so we give you a recap of the latest from anti-establishment columnist and humorist extraordinaire Mark Moford, of the San Francisco

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    Building Blocks at Kid-O

    January 7, 12:00 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    There was a bit of a tiffle in the comments at Apartment Therapy about whether Kid-O’s high-design toys were for the kids or really for the design snob parents. We’re staying out of it, but we will say this: every kid needs a set of building blocks, and

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    Jake Gyllenhaal and Future Forests

    January 6, 1:27 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    "I think I was brought up pretty aware of the environment," Jake Gyllenhaal tells the BBC, and making The Day After Tomorrow made him more conscious of environmental issues. While the film may have been high on the cheese factor, director Roland

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    Q&A.; - Green Employment Resources (Updated)

    January 6, 4:35 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    I am wondering if you can help me out. I have been searching for a job with a green company. As you know, they don’t grow on trees in abundance. I am interested in a green company vs. working for a non-profit type

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    WorldWatch on GMOs

    January 6, 1:37 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    If you haven't yet encountered The Worldwatch Institute, make it your duty to look them up. For 30 years they have researched and reported on the state of the world, looking towards a environmentally sustainable and socially just society. In their

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    Green Cities Exhibitions: SocióPolis and Verdopolis

    January 5, 1:06 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Two exhibitions with similar names and similar themes. SocióPolis (no, not a city for sociopaths; that would be an entirely different design challenge) is the brainchild of Spanish architect Vicente Guallart, who invited other renowned architects to

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    Q&A.; Eco Coffee for the Office

    January 5, 4:50 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Q. I'm hoping you can help me out here the company I work for has recently switched to one of those "brew your own cup" types, which requires each drinker to insert a new, non-recyclable-plastic pod into the machine before brewing.  You can

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    How To: Build Your Sustainable Portfolio 101

    January 3, 2:18 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    New year, new resolutions. If one of yours is to begin (or continue) converting your financial portfolio in a greener grouping of money-making opportunities, here are some tips that can help. There are few magazines dedicated to helping you invest your

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    Eco-Celeb: Sienna Miller

    January 3, 12:03 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    So what's a beautiful young actress and model to do after snagging Jude Law? Promote sustainable, fair-trade clothing, of course. Sienna Miller spoke up for People Tree, insisting, "There's no reason why organic and fair-trade clothing can't be

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    Top Five - Recycled paper products

    January 1, 1:31 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    We had a lot of interest in the Paper Vase we highlighted made from recycled magazines. Unfortunately it is no longer available. So thought we'd track down some appropriate replacements. Here are five examples of what we found. The ‘Radiator’ vase (shown

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    Tsunami

    December 31, 7:06 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    At a time when modern society normally slows a little, so families can come together, thousands, maybe millions, have recently had their relationships torn apart. Tragic as the Asian Tsunami has been for many visiting foreigners, those that survived, can

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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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