Chris Harmon, an animation artist and designer, wondered that question—what would the estimated 100-180 million gallons of oil be used for, if it hadn't been spilled into the Gulf? Harmon says he spent a month
Last month, Catalan TV3 just aired a new documentary called "comprar, llençar, comprar", meaning "to buy, to throw away, to buy" in Catalan, right on time for the christmas shopping and the winter sales which started this week. You can now watch the
Pepsi is rolling out a new product next month: Tropolis, a drinkable snack. It's marketing its Tropolis "smooth blend of real squeezable fruit" to moms and kids, apparently to replace the role of actual fruit. Why is this not the
Ethical shopping is no easy task. It's often hard to know which companies use child or forced labor, and which stick to paying adequate wages and other fair labor policies. But a newly released phone app helps
Whether it's young couples living simply as an alternative American Dream, TreeHugger founder Graham Hill's LifeEdited project for an ultra low-footprint apartment, or localization advocates exploring the economics
It's hard to see Japan's sunny side of affairs beyond the red pool of blood in Taiji's cove. It's currently in the middle of peak dolphin killing season. When I read the following piece in Resurgence by Junko Edahiro, a
Last week a conscious community of business owners and entrepreneurs gathered in Boulder Colorado for three days to attend the LOHAS Conference: Businesses Coming Together To Help Change The World. We're talking conscious triple
You can't buy happiness. Or can you? One new study shows that you actually can - but it doesn't come in the form of things. It comes in the form of buying experiences. It's not necessarily news - we already know that
Live and let live, right? We've all heard the phrase a million times, and it connotes that true-blue American sentiment of accomodation and freedom of choice. But what about when our choices are trashing the earth?
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 world can no longer afford business as usual," stands in bold at the center of the Opportunity Green website. The Opportunity Green Business Conference, to be held at UCLA from November 7 through the 8th, is about
Saturday, 26 September 2009 is a big day for a little town. Bundanoon, 1.5 hours south west of Sydney, will hold the official launch of its initiative to make the quiet village of about 2,500 people, Australia's First Bottled Water Free Town.
A new UK consultancy group called Abundancy launched on a royal wave last week with an open letter to Her Majesty The Queen. HRH Elizabeth II no doubt receives bag loads of mail every week so why should she pay special
The news: When IKEA launches its massive glossy 2010 catalog next week, an in-house ad spread nestled at the back also announces the company's latest effort at either massive PR or a new era in showcasing
Maybe it's a case of Fairy Godmother Syndrome gone amuck, but the task of elevating the humble bicycle from carbon-neutral mode of transport to chic status symbol is all the rage these days, with a slew of two-wheeled
Spoofing the marketing of bottled water, as we highlighted the other day, is but one of the myriad tools being engaged to counter this resource hogging scourge. Another method is to fight fire with fire, such as the famous water city of Venice, Italy, is