Here's a new catch-phrase: retail activism. It refers to stores that get involved with political issues to raise awareness, raise money and presumably sell stuff. A great example in London right now is taking place at Selfridges'
We can agree that most take-out is bad for you. We can agree that a home-cooked meal is usually far better than take-out both for you and for the environment. And we can probably agree that even if you're a great cook, a
Last month this TreeHugger was complaining about how the most innocent of pleasures, such as guerrilla gardening, was being turned into a business. Now I have returned to Selfridges to re-test my thesis, as in shop.
"Reformed" vegetarian Lierre Keith always said that vegetarianism and veganism is not always the "kind to the earth, don't kill animals" philosophy it's cracked up to be. Last week The Guardian exposed one of the dirty secrets of Europe's insatiable
Houseplants, with all of their air-purifying, stress-reducing beauty, deserve a place in just about every home and office. We've all done it: grabbed an impulse philodendron or African violet from the grocery store or bought
Clean out the corners of your room, under the sofa and behind your bed and send the dust in to "Laid to Rest". If you do it quickly enough you can have your own personal brick made with your name on it.
Groupon's pretty great for eco-bargain hunters like me-- in New York City, it has offered discounts on the likes of American Apparel, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and GustOrganics (as pictured above.) Not all of the sales stem from
According to a study commissioned by Michigan's Local First, "when West Michigan consumers choose a locally owned business over a non-local alternative, $73 of every $100 spent stays in the community. By
From the confessions of an economic hitman to David Korten urging that we rid ourselves of the Wall Street mafia, the green movement is no stranger to the idea that we may need to rethink conventional economic
The message on posters from World Wars I and II are often similar to the messages we try to send at TreeHugger, such as growing your own food, walking instead of driving, reducing waste and conserving. Two years ago I
A picture is worth a thousand words. How can we grab people's attention, and get them to eat more local food? Yes, local food -- because it is healthier, slashes food's carbon footprint, and makes you savour the seasons again.
Around the world, the local food movement is gaining momentum, and anyone from celebrity chefs to simply conscious people are trying to stick to the 100 Mile Diet.
Why? Because it is healthier for you, and healthier for the planet. Local food means big
Bartlett Street in San Francisco's Mission district can feel underutilized and desolate, especially the block between 21st and 22nd streets where the west side holds a parking garage and the east side has only a few