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    Shaw Carpet Renounces PVC

    December 16, 2:56 PM by TreeHugger in Green Architecture

    You may think of carpet as a cozy, harmless floorcovering, or you may not think about it all. But carpets can contain lots of nasty components, like icky glues, naughty fibers, and PVC backing. Now Shaw Carpet, a major player in the market, is taking

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    Bambu Natural Utensils

    December 16, 1:11 PM by TreeHugger in Kitchen Design

    No longer does your utensil drawer need to be a mish-mash of hand-me-down tools culled from across the decades. Heck, these ones look so good you wouldn’t have to hide them in a drawer. They’re stronger than wood, too, so you won’t be snapping the spoon

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    Angus Noble Touch Torch

    December 16, 10:34 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Relying on mobile phone Lithium-ion battery technology and the latest high intensity LEDs, Angus Noble has produced a tiny, rechargeable light source that is controlled by a touch sensitive switch. Called the Indium, the light uses the natural

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    Linda Loudermilk's 'Luxury-Eco'

    December 16, 2:02 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    According to Linda Loudermilk's press release, the U.S. and Canada spent "$85 million for organic fashions last year", with next year set to be even bigger. Which may explain why she is introducing a line called 'Luxury-Eco'. Hand tailored in

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    Recycled Red Ruler Chair

    December 15, 8:25 AM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Believe it or not, there's quite a market for old-fashioned rulers out there (don't believe us? check out eBay) and artisan Dorothy Spencer clearly has been doing her research on it. She's collected enough of the elusive red ruler to put togther this

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    GreenHomeGuide: Great Green Resource for DIYers

    December 15, 12:57 AM by TreeHugger in Green Architecture

    Here’s a great resource for any home-improvement projects you may be taking on. The GreenHomeGuide is a community-based resource for advice, inspiration, and information. Their sole intention, besides helping you, is to help the green wave catch on. And

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    Ford Rouge Center: World's Largest Living Roof

    December 14, 12:14 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    There was a time when industrial and natural landscapes were in opposite corners of a pretty bloody boxing ring. Now that's all being changed. Ford hired sustainability guru William McDonough to redevelop the Rouge Center, where the F-150 is built,

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    Pepper-mint Hexons Lighting

    December 14, 12:10 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Lighting isn’t usually something that allows for much creativity. There are some cool choices out there, but generally you pick it, you install it, you live with it. That’s why we like Hexons, which let you fiddle around until you’ve found the lamp shape

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    Standard, Precast, Concrete Walls

    December 14, 10:35 AM by TreeHugger in Green Architecture

    By engineering, manufacturing, and installing prefab concrete walls, Standard Precast Walls can erect the frame of a building in a just a day, producing green buildings that will stand the test of time. Strong, energy-efficient, and cost-effective the

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    SkySide Studios Sol Cube Table-Light

    December 14, 10:21 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Not too long ago, we featured an LED-lit resin cube that we really liked. It got our thumbs up for energy efficiency, but we frowned, sadly, upon its makeup; the Lux-us is made from polyethylene (not the worst, but could be better). According to

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    Candela Rechargeable Lights

    December 13, 12:16 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    These rechargable lights finally gave us a way to spruce up the place for the holidays without resorting to cheesy wreaths and Santa Claus figurines. No batteries to throw away, and they won't burn once and be binned like a real candle, either. The

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    REI Portland - Gold from Green

    December 13, 2:02 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) wanted to supersize their 3 letter acronym, so they went and got themselves a 4 letter one. A LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Still not satisfied, they even made it a top scoring Gold rated one. And

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    The Economist on Green Building and Swiss Re Tower

    December 10, 12:30 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    If you have no idea how they figure an LEED rating (or even what it is), or if you're wondering where green architecture came from and where it's going, an article on The Economist's website is a great introduction. It's no fad, the article says:

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    Phillip Jeffries natural wallcoverings

    December 10, 12:13 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Bring the outside in, by sticking it on your wall. Huge range of texture and shades, with some four hundred wallcoverings. Many of them from renewable sources. Take your pick of bamboo, raffia, rice papers, flax, cork, arrowroot, jute, and recycled

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    Fruit Juice Box Bags

    December 10, 7:00 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Move over Juicy Couture, there's something fruitier in town. These cute tote bags are made from 100% fruit juice boxes. We can't attest to eco-ness of the rest of the materials, but it's definitely a great effort in the recycling department. Boxes chosen

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    54Dean Georgie Table

    December 9, 1:46 PM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Named for its famous inspiration, the Georgie table takes it cue from Herman Miller’s Nelson bench, designed by George Nelson. New York-based design firm 54Dean's interpretation combines interior storage and a visual airiness that’s created with

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    GreenHomeNYC Building Resources

    December 9, 12:04 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Building green doesn't have to be lonely. Whether you haven't a clue how to start an eco-friendly home or you've built your green dream house and want to shout it from the rooftops, GreenHomeNYC should be your next stop. They're all about

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    LED Christmas Lights from Brookstone

    December 9, 9:11 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    We’ve all got a neighbor with a bit too much holiday spirit. This year, don’t let their super-duper Christmas spectacular cause brown-outs through the ‘hood. Tell your festive friends they can save energy and money by switching over to LED Christmas


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