Deja Shoe is the third and final in our mini series on companies that blazed the trail for dedicated eco-businesses, long before the arrival and departure of Nau. The previous two case studies were Terrapax and Esprit Ecollection.
Ozone, the miracle molecule
The miracle molecule, ozone, can be made in your own home now thanks to an award winning appliance, the Lotus Sanitizing System from Tersano. If you are up on green technology, you already know that ozone is a chlorine-free
Last year we got a good response from readers and colleagues when Mike Indursky of Burt's Bees talked in a TreeHugger interview about developing The Natural Standard - an attempt to specify exactly what is, and is not, meant when a company describes
The hair on your legs, silly! If there is a way to improve on leg-waxing, then Moom has done it. This Canada-based product works just like regular wax in theory, only its better because its nicer on your skin, Certified Organic and has reusable
Canadian Health Minister Tony Clement (pictured left) announced yesterday that Bisphenol A would be listed as a toxic substance and banned the use of polycarbonate plastic baby bottles. His Ministry will also tell baby food manufacturers to get it out of
We didn't know that this kind of thing still went on, but scientists spread "biosolids" on yards in poor black neighborhoods in Baltimore to test whether it might protect kids from lead poisoning. The theory was that the
Last month we gave Ford a failing grade for the Transit Connect Taxi, a vehicle that Ford hoped would be used as a cab, but that got a miserable 19 miles per gallon in city driving. But now Smith Electric Vehicles has announced that it will use the
Canada's regulatory body, Health Canada, is the first in the world to declare Bisphenol A dangerous, the first step toward a ban. The chemical is used to make polycarbonate bottles, but also can be found in the linings of most tin cans.
Our guide on How to Green Your Funeral already offers a huge array of resources for those looking for more environmentally sustainable end-of-life options, from a conversation with Joe Sehee of the Green Burial Council to some very funky green casket
Often when we post about a company crafting something from recycled PET (polyester) someone will let lose a rant about antimony. And they aren't, as some might assume, opposing the dollars and cents economy. Rather, they are concerned about a
Some eco-treats are just best (or only able to be) coveted from afar, and that's how it's been between me and the great recycled-sailcloth bags from Red Flag Design - based in Vancouver, B.C. Both Red Flag's original duffel bag and tote designs are
It happened two days before Earth Hour everywhere else and true to their promise, cyclists were out powering the rock concert in Tel Aviv that brought out some 40,000 people at Rabin Square last night. Karen Chernick from Green Prophet reports that "As
In many nations, Good Friday is a major holiday. Where this writer lives, everything is closed shut like Christmas, and spring cleaning with environmentally friendly products has commenced.
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Volatile organic compounds: something's in the air
You can't see them, but they're all around us. They aren't listed as ingredients on the objects we bring in our home, but they're often there. They're volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, a
All the webs are abuzz about an Associated Press study that found pharmaceuticals in drinking water. Our resident chemist didn't think much of it (it is all old news to TreeHuggers) and concluded: "Thanks a lot AP, for handing a
Last week and the Friday prior, I kicked off a radio tour to support the Detox Your Home feature currently running on PlanetGreen.com. I talked to millions of listeners and spoke with radio reporters, deejays, and show hosts across the country during