Fair Trade has gone far beyond coffee and bananas - now there is everything from body scrub to hand towels, soccer balls to vanilla beans. You wouldn't know this in any normal U.S. store, but in Denmark, Fair Trade goods are fairly easy to find.
We love the Passivhaus, or Passive House as it is known in America, where houses are designed to be so well insulated and sited that they need no energy other than passive solar gain to keep warm. But it can be limiting; all the windows face south and
I know, I know. In spite of what we've said, the helmet debate will never be over - it is paper versus plastic all over again, except with the added fear factor of saving (or not) the contents of your precious brain if your head is involved in an
A major function of a bike is to carry stuff, but where seats are built in, baskets and carriers are usually aftermarket add-ons. But just like every car has a trunk, every bike should have some way of carrying your
Mayor Bondam of Copenhagen Puts Best of Green Plaque on his Office's WallFor Earth Day this year, TreeHugger held the first annual Best of Green awards, with 177 winners in 8 categories. One of them, in the Cars & Transportation category, was the city
Although it may come as a surprise, research shows a larger carbon footprint doesn't lead to happiness. While the United States ranks near the top of both per capita and aggregate carbon emissions, it's
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Shai Agassi should need no introduction to TreeHugger readers. We've written about him many times (2010: The Year We Make Electric Contact, Israel Says Shalom to Electric Cars, Making Electric Cars Sell Like Cell
Update: Vote now for Best of Show!
Now that the initial voting period has ended, it's time to vote for the 'Best in Show' -- check out the category winners in the Best in Show slideshow, and then click over to Planet Green to View & Vote for your
Denmark's Tax Commission is considering putting a tax on farmers' greenhouse gas emissions, which they reckon to be approximately 4 tons per cow per year (that's more than an average passenger car, which they say emits approximately 2.7 tons). What's a
It seemed like just yesterday geo-engineering was one of those taboo subjects you couldn't touch with a ten foot pole. Now, though still far from being widely embraced, it has been recognized by many governments and reputable research
By this point we’ve all heard it dozens of times: Green jobs will revitalize the economy. And though by most accounts the stats bear out that near-maxim, nonetheless transforming our current brown economy to one a nice
Steven Holl Architects have made our pages before — from a huge 'eco-complex' in China, to the shiny Whitney Water Purification facility. Now we hear via Inhabitat and The Guardian that the ground-breaking architect has won a competition to
With the melting of the polar ice caps, countries around the world are finding that new shipping lanes are now opening up, and with that, areas that were previously off limits to exploration and drilling are now accessible.
The US offshore wind market is finally ramping up: Though no projects have been completed yet, Oregon, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey and Delaware all have offshore wind farms in various stages of development. Meanwhile
The Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting is in full swing in New York City. In Thursday morning’s plenary session, Integrated Solutions: Water, Food & Energy, Tom Brokaw moderated a discussion about the entwined issues of