• bagrecycled.jpg

    Make your own Bag of Bags from recycled Plastics

    May 6, 3:50 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Reading about Tote Le Monde Recycled Bags reminded us of Treehugger Tipster Emma Brown's tip- cut up assorted plastic bags and knit them into your own multi-coloured carryall. Full instructions for all you knitwits at ::DIY Network by [LA] thanks

  • Eco-Drive

    The Eco-Drive for Watches

    May 6, 2:26 PM by TreeHugger in Style

    Eco-Drive is a hidden solar power system for watches, created by Citizen. Watches with the Eco-Drive system look just like regular watches — there is no solar "panel" to be seen. Sunlight is absorbed through the crystal and the dial of the watch. A

  • The Corporation: A Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power

    The Corporation: A Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power

    May 6, 12:42 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    "The Corporation" is a documentary, now released on DVD, that is based on the book "The Corporation: A Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power" by Joel Balkan. It examines why big business came to be what it is today, and why corporations do not always

  • 12525871_a415b8bf25.jpg

    Tote Le Monde Recycled Bags

    May 6, 12:22 PM by TreeHugger in Style

    Tote Le Monde makes vibrantly colored bags like this one and other accessories out of recycled plastic. (My wife gives them the thumbs up.) Tote Le Monde was created by Tia Wou and Anna Aliaga, in 1994. Their aim was to create "environmentally friendly,

  • substitute-with-style.jpg

    Non-Toxic Products on Catwalk in Europe

    May 6, 12:00 PM by TreeHugger in Corporate Responsibility

    Major consumer brands took to the catwalk recently in Brussels in a bid to stop other companies from using hazardous chemicals in their products. The show, organized by Greenpeace, dubbed "Substitute with Style", featured a wide range of green products

  • TH_tangomain_050605.jpg

    Tango For Two

    May 6, 8:31 AM by Dominic Muren in Cars

    The now infamous Segway Human Transporter was touted as the next big thing in commuting for a lot of reasons, but one stuck out above the rest: Compact size. By shrinking the footprint of the vehicle, you can fit many times more people on existing

  • elsewares.jpg

    Snack Bowls by Elsewares

    May 6, 8:29 AM by TreeHugger in Green Home

    Elsewares is an online catalogue of unique products from independent designers and entrepreneurs and so many of the products on this site make great gifts. Check out these cool vintage record snack bowls, for example ($26.00). They’re made from classic

  • forests2.jpg

    Chop Locally- Wall Street Journal on Sustainable Forestry

    May 6, 8:21 AM by TreeHugger in Corporate Responsibility

    There was an interesting article on May 5 in the Wall Street Journal, of all places, in support of sustainable logging practices. "Treecutting done right doesn't have to cause environmental damage or ruin views. Cutting some trees can boost a forest's

  • puffins.jpg

    Barbara's Bakery does Good Works, and makes Good Eats

    May 6, 7:30 AM by TreeHugger in Green Food

    Puffin Cereal is a great tasting, low cost, and socially conscious food. I found the Puffin brand cereal at my local health-nut food store. I wasn't expecting much, as half the stuff I buy there tastes like cardboard. But the cereal came in a huge

  • thumb.jpg

    Cummins Demonstrates Road Map for High-Efficiency Diesel

    May 6, 7:30 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Cummins, Inc. (NYSE:CMI), has demonstrated an ISX heavy-duty truck engine with an increased Brake Thermal Efficiency (BTE) of 45 percent while reducing emissions to levels associated with the future introduction of 2007 EPA-mandated technology.

  • lacanmainframecap.jpg

    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

  • flowers-inside.jpg

    Get Organic Flowers for Mom

    May 6, 7:13 AM by TreeHugger in Green Home

    We are going to send you to ::Organic

  • bed_curved.jpg

    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

  • Krug Monterey

    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

  • car.jpg

    Speed Record for Electric Cars to be Challenged

    May 5, 1:40 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    A British team is about to challenge the six-year-old record for fastest electric vehicle (245 MPH) , racing down a Nevada state highway closed today for the occasion. The car has two motors from ABB Ltd., a variable speed transmission and 52 12 Volt

  • Pacific Rim Sustainable Beds

    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

  • madeby2.gif

    Made-By Sustainable Coop

    May 5, 10:01 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Fashion

    Made-By is a "shadow label" created by the Amsterdam-based organization Solidaridad to indicate that a clothing manufacturer has a sustainable production line and encourages customers to "meet the makers" of the clothing. Thus, Made-By emphasizes

  • bobhunter.jpg

    Greenpeace Founder Dies

    May 5, 8:36 AM by TreeHugger in Corporate Responsibility

    Canadian Bob Hunter, who co-founded Greenpeace and also had a fantastic career in journalism, died on Monday after a battle with prostate cancer. Hunter made a name for himself in the Canadian media back in the 60’s before Greenpeace was launched in

WHAT'S HOT ON FACEBOOK

treehugger slideshows