From making tofu to the coolest seed bank ever, CHOW have been serving up some great, green-minded video content of late. One of their latest efforts—a tour of the ubiquitous food trucks of Austin—features an
Green Mountain Coffee announced a partnership today with USAID and Fair Trade USA that in theory will build upon fair trade certification to promote biodiversity and environmental education in the coffee-growing communities
We often talk about how good design can improve the world, but one can also see many cases where designers and companies actually conspire to make it worse. A good example is the new in-room coffee system in the Sheraton Hotel where I am staying for a
Last year at Greenbuild we learned about Starbucks' new Global Store Design Strategy from Corporate Architect Tony Gale. One very attractive feature was that it was not a "one size fits all" program but would adapt the designs to
So coffee helps wake people up in the morning. And java from the Tim Hortons chain isn't too bad. But can Canadian coffee make your car go? Not exactly. Professors at the University of Manitoba are turning discarded T Ho's
A lot of people had doubts about the Betacup Challenge, a competition "in search of a solution to the rampant wastage of unrecyclable paper coffee cups". There are perfectly good solutions out there right now, like
We have shown popup container, railway car and trailer coffee stands, but never anything as minimal as Brooklyn's Kickstand Coffee, where Aaron Davis, Peter Castelein and Neal Olson deliver fine drip coffee from a
A french press system makes a good cup of coffee. According to the Smart Cup people, it "places coffee grounds in direct contact with hot water and that offers a larger surface area for extraction. They are then pressed with mesh, not
Back in November at Greenbuild we talked to Starbucks' Corporate Architect Tony Gale about the rollout of their new Global Store Design Strategy. It included designs that will "will reflect the character of each store's surrounding neighborhood
Love is the air as Valentine's Day approaches this weekend. And while we regularly show our appreciation for all the other amazing green bloggers out there on TH Blog Love, at this time of year it seems even more appropriate to declare our feelings!
Just a few months ago, we thought George Clooney's coffee choice could be better. Although fair-trade, Nestlé's Nespresso coffee capsules could not be recycled or reused- until now! At the beginning of this month, Nestlé announced in Madrid, Spain, the
The next time you're in Italy, meandering the streets, marveling at the architecture and just spending a lazy day hanging out at one cafe after another, why not try the new trendy coffee alternative showing up in cafes across the
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Baking soda to save money AND the planet! 22 ways to use this miracle stuff (oh, yeah, and you can bake with it, too).
5 easy ways to be cycle-chic on the supercheap.
These 3 coffees are triple-certified fair trade -- and
While we still think that bringing your own reusable mug or water bottle is best, for those organic, fair trade, hip coffee shops out there in need of something a little more green, we introduce the Eco-Products recycled coffee