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    Last century finding clothing that trod lightly on the planet was as hard as, well, finding WMD in Iraq, — i.e, nigh on impossible. If threads were your scene, then looking sharp pretty much excluded benign materials and labour practices. There were a

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    How To: Energy Efficiency Advisor Web Site

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    Grassland Beef: The Best Beef

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    Grassland beef just changed its name to US Wellness Meats. I guess that’s what happens when good products meet bad marketing. It doesn’t taste like medicine, as the name now seems to imply, it tastes just the way that beef is supposed to. It’s sort of

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    November 12, 6:05 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    New book Winning the Oil Endgame (Rocky Mountain Institute) shows how U.S. business and military leaders can eliminate oil use in a few decades, led by businesses making profits instead of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Co-funded by the

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    Vermont Shepherd Cheese: Tis the Season!

    November 11, 8:01 AM by TreeHugger in Green Food

    Yes, cheese has a season. Think about it. Lamb are born in the Spring (Think: Baby Spring lamb), so that’s when the milk comes. Got milk? Make cheese. (It seems so intuitive, but sometimes we forget.) Depending on how long the cheese is aged, it will

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    Tissue Culture's "Victimless" Leather Jacket

    November 10, 10:49 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Fashion

    We're not sure if this is cool or disgusting, but here it is: a "living" jacket grown from mouse and human bone cells. The cells used, which are applied to a biodegradeable polymer base, come from "immortalized" cell lines--i.e., cells that divide and

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    November 10, 6:01 PM by TreeHugger in Green Food

    Organic wines suck. It's hard to hear if you're a proponent of sustainable agriculture. Trust me. It's hard to say. But, the Organic part isn't the problem. The truth is this: wines made without added sulfites suck. Sure, sulfites sound

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    First, we were super-jeal that the Kaleidoscope Dollhouse wasn't around when we were kids and now this. The Power House, with its 20 building projects and 70 experiments, guides students (including the adult kind) through building a house complete with

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    Promessa Organic AB's Sustainable Burial

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    Yossarian, one of the characters in Joseph Heller's novel Catch 22, had decided "to live forever or die in the attempt." While many of us have a similar wish, a Swedish biologist, Susanne Wiigh-Mäsak, set up a company to deal with the reality.

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    The term "green power" pretty much refers to electricity supplied, at least

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    Sahalie Self Powered Bike Pedals

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    LED flashing lights for cycling have been around for ages now. But they all require batteries, which will ultimately find their way into landfill. How about eliminating the batteries by being your own power station? As these pedals rotate... they create

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    Design that Matters: Bike Powered Projector

    November 8, 8:29 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Design need not only be about style. It can also be about substance. It can be harnessed to improve the lives of all, not just the wealthy. 'Design that Matters' takes up this challenge. "Outreach, education, and innovation for sustainable development"

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    QOTD: J.P. Suarez

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    J.P. Suarez, former Bush-appointed enforcement chief of EPA on his tenure at the agency. Suarez, who's not exactly an environmental dreamboat himself, has said that the EPA tried to thwart lawsuits against polluting power plants. ::The Environmental

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    These guys started out making some pretty 'agricultural' chairs from bicycle inner tubes. Not the prettiest seating you've encountered. But since then their artistic flair has improved, as has their metalworking skills. Now you find a whole bunch of

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    November 7, 12:06 PM by TreeHugger in Green Food

    Rejoice, coffee drinkers! The company that has America’s cup running over with love for caffeine--Starbucks--has reported that by 2007 it aims to procure 60% of its coffee from farmers who follow a strict set of environmental and labor rules called the

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    November 6, 7:18 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    All is not what it seems. 34 years ago, a US paperboard company (CCA) wanted a symbol to promote their recycled content. Gary Anderson, a graphic arts student from USCLA, won their design contest for his 3 chasing arrows, inspired by the Mobius strip,

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    Prana Clothing

    November 5, 11:26 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Fashion

    PrAna, which in Sanskrit means both "breath" and "life force", makes stylish clothes and accessories that work for both yoga and climbing, but that also look pretty cool for just hanging around. Primarily made of recycled plastics and organic cotton, so

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