Devastating forest fires in the area haven't kept Haifa, Israel, from being able to put up a massive Christmas tree in the center of town. It helps, of course, that the tree is made entirely of recycled plastic bottles -- 5,480 of them.
I have to admit I'm a bit the green grinch of the family: I really can't stand all the mindless consumption over the holidays, and I'm always pushing the buy nothing concept. I don't even have a Christmas tree.
Real Christmas trees - the ones you go out and cut down yourself, are a growth industry, says SF Gate. That's because young adults are flocking to u-cut tree lots, out for the experience and the family time that Christmas-tree
It's a Brit thing: every Christmas there is a race to see which group will have the top single of the Yuletide season. In past years, SImon Cowell has pushed his X-Factor winner to the top. Last year musicians got fed up with the
Environmental Working Group's (EWG) Skin Deep Cosmetic Database is my go-to source when researching and reviewing beauty products. They brought us the Toxic Dirty Dozen, the truth about shocking chemicals in popular perfumes, and much, much
In this age of consumerism, particularly around the holiday season, sometimes its easy to forget that the things we've used the longest often have the most value to us -- but the virtues of reuse just seem come naturally to some
We have heard time and time again about the importance of shopping locally but with the holiday season just around the corner it becomes more important than ever. But dollar for dollar what does choosing a local retailer mean for your
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After a year of engineering, modeling, and trials, the world's largest Christmas star now hovers above the A9 Autobahn near
It's hard enough for me to pass a bread shop without going in. But it's utterly impossible when I see this in the window. Walking by a bakery in the Castro in San Francisco, I stopped dead in my tracks and stared slack-jawed at this masterpiece: a
The Spanish inventor Pep Torres from the studio Stereonoise, who also created the flowerpot that automatically rolls your plants into the sunlight, has thought up a vending machine that only dispenses the snacks once you have burned enough calories.
There's no more enchanting sight during the snowy weeks leading up to Christmas than that of the majestic reindeer--delighting the fancy of children who long for a just a peek at one of the creatures that make up Santa's fabled team. Perhaps you've
Adding to this year's Christmas cheer, Germany's Spiegel magazine has asked eight top automakers to envision a new design for Santa's sleigh. Under the subtitle "Santa's faster, finer and more eco-conscious ride," all of the car
Talk about a recycled Christmas Tree. This one is made from 400 Mountain Dew cans. Drinking soda isn't a green or healthy thing to do - but skipping a fake plastic tree or a chopped-down pine tree and constructing your own out of
Are you dreaming of a green holiday this year? Giving only green gifts sans wrapping paper--if you haven't already check out our Gift Guide--to family and friends? Planning to partake in outdoor fun like sledding, skiing, or
greenvert has a question:
So between Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hannukah, Thanksgiving and New Year's, which is the greenest, in terms of resources used? I'm thinking trees, turkeys, airline travel, and all the other