TreeHugger has known for a while now how much difference changing your incandescent light bulbs in favor of CFLs can make (answer: a lot!). To help spread this message beyond those who read TreeHugger, the folks at Energy Star are reaching out to a
World Bike Relief has pledged to send 7,000 bicycles to seven countries in Africa by November 2008. Its commitment, announced at the Clinton Global Initiative, will focus on Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia, and is expected
We've already told you on several occasions (most recently here and here) of the link scientists have discovered between higher emissions and deteriorating cardiovascular health. A new study from researchers at Northwestern University has now shown how
We see increasing evidence that US corporations are taking climate change seriously. Here's an example. There might still be enough time to register for Corporate Climate Response, which takes place September 25th and 26th at the Courtyard Marriott
Chicago based company, NetGain, create and fit plug-in hybrid conversion kits for trucks. They are also working on kits for smaller cars, which will be available in 2-3 years. NetGain employee, David Cloud, shows us how it all works in this not so
Part of the Sustainable Convergence ’07 party (for all you hobnobbing types) being hosted by the non-profit Foresight Design Initiative, EcoModa will feature off-the-rack, environmentally forward, one-of-a-kind designer pieces, as well as accessories
Months after it's nearest competitor, The Chicago Tribune, began its investigative reporting series on the BP wastewater story, the Chicago Sun Times, a paper not exactly known for pro-environmental regulatory stances has suggested a 'boycott BP'
Chicago Climate Futures Exchange-TM (CCFE-TM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chicago Climate Exchange® Inc. (CCX®) is launching a futures contract on Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) today, Friday, August 24, 20071. The launch of CCFE CER
Never mind not-so-natural nostrums made with weirdly wonton wonders that benefit already bountiful bosses. Beeline honey-based beauty products are made with lots of luscious golden honey untampered by preservatives like paraben and formaldehyde.
There's a right way to negotiate a refinery wastewater discharge permit limit that affects huge numbers of people around a resource of international prominence. You get all the stakeholders around a table, state the goal, examine the trade-offs, and
We're glad His Honor noticed the water bottle thing. Like he said, bottled water produces tons of plastic empties. And few get recycled. It's a problem even in the town with the biggest, baddest water plant in the world and a high quality surface
We TreeHugger writers are sometimes advised that society 'can't buy its way out of climate change' solely by shopping for green "stuff" and reshaping individual lifestyles. Similarly, the folks are Grist are fond of saying that the prospect of
There has been a lot of demolition going on as houses are demolished for new monsters or renovated, and a number of different ways to get rid of the stuff that comes out, much of which has value. Usually the better ways to ensure re-use are Habitat for
For those of you in the States who got excited about our post on Nude Skincare earlier this week, but were frustrated that it won't be arriving on your side of the pond till the autumn, here is a homegrown treat for you.
When John wrote about the Great Lakes being drained for Oklahoma cotton, Las Vegas lawns and the Alberta oil sands, we commented that the oil sands had little to do with the Great Lakes. We were wrong; BP is planning to expand its huge 107 year old oil
That's what Jill Salisbury of Environmental Language Furniture said to Style Chicago in an overview of the Chicago green scene. They looked for "visionary architects, interior designers and home furnishings manufacturers who are committed to the green