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    Caroma Smartflush Toilets

    May 9, 10:02 AM by TreeHugger in Bathroom Design

    Australia is a country that often faces droughts and urbanization has put additional demands on water reserves, so any device that saves water is of great benefit. That's why dual flush toilets have been in mainstream usage in Australia for about 10

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    Materials Monthly

    May 9, 6:21 AM by Lloyd Alter in Green Architecture

    With great excitement and anticipation, we just received our first copy of Materials Monthly from Princeton Architectural Press. This "subscription-based publication providing hands-on access to state of the art materials" is the ultimate answer to the

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    Is It Recycling or Is It Art?

    May 8, 9:00 AM by Christine Lepisto in Sustainable Product Design

    Paul Reimert is making a statement. Put off by the proliferation of mass-produced kitsch which, after being declared "sweet" or "cute" serves as gift or decor, Paul Reimert is fighting back. He uses the broken or cast-off ceramic figurines to create

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    Modulab's Recycled Advertising Banners' Bags

    May 7, 6:49 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    These bags, made by Chilean Modulab Studio, are produced with PVC coming from old advertising banners. We could say they're kind of Freitag's idea, but not entirely, as they don't involve the social part, and they recuperate all that plastic used in

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    G|O|E on save some energy

    May 7, 5:00 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    The G|O|E Cardboard Lamp doesn’t mind clumsy people. Its sturdy, but relatively light, base is made from laminated recycled cardboard and is turned by hand so that each one is unique. So for all you bulls in china shops out there this is one

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    Eco and Socially Aware Materials from Córdoba

    May 7, 12:32 PM by TreeHugger in Green Architecture

    Another development of the Experimental Center of Economic Dwelling (from Córdoba, Argentina), which involves bricks obtained from paper, and from a material composed by soda bottles' polyethylene, wrappings of candy, and peanut shell. The aim of this

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    Beyond the Trailer Park: New Exhibition at Field Museum

    May 6, 7:14 AM by TreeHugger in Modular Design

    There are a couple of words that nobody in the prefab world ever uses, including "trailer park", "box" and "manufactured housing". The Field Museum in Chicago has managed to put them all into the title of its new exhibition: Beyond the Trailer Park- Out

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    WoodShanti: Certified Furniture

    May 5, 5:25 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    WoodShanti is a worker-owned cooperative, operating in San Francisco which specializes in custom cabinets and furniture using sustainably harvested and recycled lumber, and non-toxic finishes. The bed seen here is made out of cherry and a tiger maple

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    Krug Office Furniture

    May 5, 2:12 PM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Krug produces office furniture from sustainably managed forests in Canada. Krug utilizes a number of processes to maximize the yield of their wood materials, left over pieces of wood are used to make smaller components of their furniture. Unusable wood

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    Pacific Rim Sustainable Beds

    May 5, 1:05 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Pacific Rim Woodworking is a company in Eugene, Oregon, which makes sustainable beds and other furniture. They use Pacific Coast Maple grown in managed forests in Washington and Oregon. They hand rub each piece with their own finish, which includes tung

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    Armstrong Brings Back Linoleum, Renewing a 140 Year old Tradition

    May 4, 7:30 AM by TreeHugger in Green Architecture

    The original linoleum flooring, developed in the late 1800's, was an English inventor's blend of linseed oil...hence the "lin" in linoleum...finely divided plant materials like cork or wood powder, and jute backing. Linoleum was displaced by various

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    Envirolet Buzz

    May 4, 6:20 AM by TreeHugger in Bathroom Design

    Corporate blogs can be useful and entertaining if they try to add new items regularly and keep people interested. Treehugger has high hopes for the new blog from the makers of the Envirolet composting toilet- A good introduction to the concept and some

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    Timeless Timber Gives Submerged Logs New Life

    May 3, 1:05 PM by TreeHugger in Green Architecture

    Mining old-growth timber from the Great Lakes? Are you kidding? Although at first blush it may sound decidedly un-treehugger, Timeless Timber conducts a fascinating and environmentally-sensitive enterprise. The eco-treepreneurs reclaim logs from the

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    First Penthouse

    May 3, 6:17 AM by TreeHugger in Modular Design

    First Penthouse puts high end prefab penthouses on rooftops in London. Nothing in London is cheap, and these prefabs are not either- in fact, they are bloody expensive- $ 3,000,000 for 2,000 square feet. Courtesy for Business 2.0 we see what the problem

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    Forget the Yuppy, It's Time For Guppys

    May 2, 8:36 AM by Dominic Muren in Sustainable Product Design

    We don't mean to throw you all for a loop, but apparently, just when you got used to the esteemed title of "treehugger", they're going to change our label again. According to a recent article in the Christian Science Monitor, we're called "GUPYs":

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    The Single Most Immediately Effective Thing a TreeHugger Can Do

    May 2, 7:43 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Stay at the speed limit. Not a bit more or less. Stay at the posted limit and the gasoline savings will range from 2 to 15%. We're herd animals, easily tempted to go "caravan speed", which is typically 5 or 10 miles per hour over the limit at rush hour.

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    LEDS could reduce CO2 emissions by 15%

    May 2, 4:59 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Professor Colin Humphreys, and his team at Cambridge University’s Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, are very excited about their Gallium Nitride-based lighting. He reckons we can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 15%, by moving to next

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    White Mountain hand-cranked icecream maker

    May 1, 1:36 AM by TreeHugger in Kitchen Design

    It’s warming up in the Northern hemisphere and that means icecream time is soon approaching. What better way to sate your indulgence than by making your own. And without resorting to plugging into the nuclear/coal fueled electricity grid. The durable and

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