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    Willie Nelson's Biodiesel

    January 24, 8:51 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Hot on the heels of our post about biodiesel (and license plates declaring you veggie-fueled), we’re happy to tell you that Willie Nelson and co. are marketing their vegetable oil-based BioWillie to truck stops. Unlike the biodiesel in our earlier

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    The Lorax, by Dr Seuss

    January 22, 10:53 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    There is no book more eloquent about the predicament we find ourselves in, and the solution required for extrication. This is not a book only for three-to-four year olds, it’s an anthem for all humanity. Published in 1971, it has not dated, not a single

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    The Startech Plasma Converter: More Waste-to-Fuel Rocket Science

    January 21, 2:13 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    At its most serious, the Startech Plasma Converter sounds like something out of a "Dr. Who" episode and at its least, like something from Ghostbusters. The whole process is very scientific and confusing, but basically what happens is that waste goes

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    How To: Convert Your Diesel Car to Run on Food Grease

    January 21, 1:13 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Though some U.S. states won’t even sell diesel cars, we all know that they have certain fuel-economy characteristics that make them desirable in some ways, though there's still certainly room for improvement. If diesel just isn't good enough for you,

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    AntWorks Ant Farm

    January 21, 9:27 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Crazy ants! Always so busy, yet never creating any waste, and with more overall biomass than all the humans in the world combined. You can watch how they do it—and find out why they’re Bill McDonough’s fave animal—with the AntWorks ant farm, which

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    Top Five - Bamboo

    January 21, 8:35 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Friend to pandas, friend to TreeHuggers. Bamboo’s fast become one of our favorite eco-materials, as a quick search through the site shows. Why do we love it so? The useful part of bamboo is cut off without killing the root, so the grass keeps growing.

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    Top Five - Eco-Celebs

    January 20, 8:34 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Whether their fame comes from the screen or directly from the eco-work they do, we think celebrities getting environmental issues into the public eye is great. It’s easy for mega-earning movie stars to throw money at the problems, and sometimes money can

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    The TH Interview: Gregg Lewis, Organizer of the C2C-Home Competition

    January 20, 8:25 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Last Thursday and Friday, some of the biggest names in design—including William McDonough, Sarah Susanka, and Daniel Libeskind—gathered in Roanoke, Virginia to select the top entries in the C2C Home Competition, an inaugural contest based on t

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    Q&A.; Ceramics with a Low Energy Load

    January 20, 3:47 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    A. Geez, I wish the answer had been as easy to write as the question. Have been around the world on this one, to little avail.

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    Harry Potter (and The Green Press Initiative)

    January 20, 2:40 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    The Green Press Initiative is a participant in the Environmental Paper Network. This group of environmental organizations supports "socially and environmentally sustainable transformations within the pulp and paper industry." The Network also

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    Navigating Treehugger

    January 19, 7:38 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    To find your way to where you want be, it helps to know the proximity of significant things. Maps serve this purpose in cities and the backcountry. Think of Treehugger as your online map to a greener future. It highlights those features that can help

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    Volksware 759,987.20 Euros coat by Silke Wawro

    January 19, 3:20 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    We like this jacket not because it's made from recycled labels—no, that would be a cop-out. Instead, we like this jacket for what it stands for: The ironic contrast between individual desire to stand out from the crowd, but using mass-produced

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    No 3 for Me: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Plastics

    January 19, 8:55 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    The relative enviro merits of plastics are a tricky topic. We still check the Reactual pyramid when a manufacturer tries to get away with calling a plastic environmentally friendly. One thing is certain: PVC is bad news. Now Umbra at Grist has taken a

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    Baby Boomer Too Chair and Table by notNeutral

    January 18, 2:50 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Why should adults have all the fun? This table’s slight taper gives it a modern look that will make the kiddie table the place to be at your next dinner party. Or more likely, your next coloring-book-and-crayons afternoon. Both chairs and table are made

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    Eco-Celeb: Goran Visnjic

    January 17, 12:10 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Goran Visnjic isn’t a doctor, but he plays one on TV. He is, however, a campaigner for animals, having joined up with the International Fund for Animal Welfare after seeing seal-hunting videos that turned his ER-hardened stomach. He’s appalled that seals

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    Freeplay Lifeline Radio

    January 17, 6:10 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    You can buy this radio. But Freeplay won’t give it to you. They simply take your money and send the radio to someone else! Someone who needs it way more than you. It’s an Aid/Relief radio, designed for children. Only provided to humanitarian groups

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    Sustainable Living Festival

    January 17, 1:32 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    For three days next month, Melbourne's bizarre looking Federation Square will be host to a huge throng of people wanting information on planet gentle lifestyles. The crowds will be attending the wildly popular Sustainable Living Festival, where aside

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    Jane Kaczmarek and Bradley Whitford Host Union of Concerned Scientists Bash

    January 16, 1:37 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Malcolm in the Middle's Jane Kaczmarek and Bradley Whitford of The West Wing recently hosted a fundraising event for the Union of Concerned Scientists (one of our favorite nonprofits) at their new home in San Marino, California. Attendees included Ed

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