In the past decade a whole region with new Ontario wineries has sprung up around Beamsville, near Niagara Falls. This was formerly a rich fruit growing area, but the peach and cherry orchards are disappearing as the
Agribusiness giant Cargill has announced plans to offer only sustainably-certified palm oil by 2015 for certain countries, including the U.S., and by 2020 worldwide. On the surface, that sounds like a positive step forward,
It's music festival time and camping time and if you are in the UK, it's raining time. And more rain. Thus we present the perfect (spud) poncho...made out of potato starch bioplastic, it's the eco friendly way to stay dry.
We have already written about the recycling of the distinctive red telephone booths in England. With everyone using cell phones, the evocative boxes have become redundant and the phone company is selling them off to local communities.
Sigg Bottle photo by StromBer (Wikipedia Commons)
Two years ago we asked TreeHugger readers, if, in light of revelations that Sigg aluminum water bottled had actually contained Bisphenol-A (BPA) linings, would they be returning their bottles. 200 said
Volvo Trucks' manufacturing plant in Dublin, Virginia has achieved a 30-percent reduction in energy intensity in just one year, making it the first company to meet a 10-year challenge established by the Department of Energy, the
When Chris and Mat started their shoe company, Jojo, they had the environment in mind. That's why delivering the product to customers was so problematic: carbon emissions. So the duo settled on a delivery system that
Canada's supermarkets didn't get great marks on their sustainable seafood practices. Greenpeace has rated the 8 biggest supermarkets and 5 of them had better go back to school. Only Loblaw, Overwaitea and Safeway passed the
Merrell makes shoes for the outdoors (as well as some apparel and bags), so it seems fair and reasonable that their mission and marketing manta might be, "Let's Get Outside." To share this mission Merrell support a
The Observer Ethical Awards are an annual celebration of the best of the British activists in the environmental world. It honours groups and individuals who have raised the bar when it comes to ethical and sustainable products and
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Corporate ethics is one of the most critical components of the green tech revolution today. The foundation of sustainable product design is innovation in base materials, novel new green chemistries that replace