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    Anchors Aweigh: Earthrace

    January 2, 5:22 AM by Bonnie Alter in Clean Technology

    Earthrace is a 78 foot trimaran which is trying to set a world record for circumnavigating the globe in a powerboat. The record is 74 days but skipper Pete Bethune wants to do the 26,000 miles in 65 days. The interesting part for treehuggers is that

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    Products For a Happy Life

    January 1, 5:01 AM by Bonnie Alter in Culture

    This small, well-designed little book urges readers to "un-take for granted" the simple, functional items of our everyday life. It reminds us that instead of on-line shopping for last month's have-to-have item, there are products that represent

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    New Year's Resolutions: Change the World 9 to 5

    December 31, 5:42 AM by Bonnie Alter in Culture

    It's New Year's eve and once more we are reading articles about making those pesty resolutions. The latest one says that we are out of luck already: "Most important, say the psychologists, is not to leave the decision until New Year's Eve. In

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    Climate Pics Give New Meaning to Urban Jungle

    December 28, 9:08 AM by Leonora Oppenheim in Culture

    The British artist and photographer Jason Elliott has been weaving digital magic into his local landscape of West Yorkshire in a series of images called Hebden Bridge 2032, which is currently being exhibited at the Alternative Technology Centre in

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    Good Deeds Dept: Picasso Goes for Green

    December 28, 6:20 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    Here's a nice story: an art dealer has sold a Picasso etching for $3 million dollars and he is donating the proceeds to environmental and Third World causes. The print is one of an edition of 50 and its owner, Dr. Frederick Mulder, decided to sell it

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    And the Winner is....a Towel

    December 26, 5:39 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    Muji is the much admired japanese homewares store which is ubiquitous in Europe and Asia (241 shops), and has one location in the USA, in New York. Their products are stylish, affordably priced, good quality and well-designed. It is appropriate that

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    Trees for Cities

    December 25, 6:56 AM by Bonnie Alter in Lawn & Garden

    Changing the world and people's attitudes is a group effort; the more people working together for a common cause, the more effective it will be. At this joyous time of the year, Treehugger would like to recognise and salute the dedication and hard

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    Slow Food Market is Slow Good

    December 24, 7:33 AM by Bonnie Alter in Green Food

    Slow Food is an organisation dedicated to counteracting fast food, fast life and the disappearance of local food traditions. Started in 1989 in Italy, its time has come, now that so many people are concerned about where their food originates and how

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    Stocking Stuffers: Tote Bags

    December 21, 6:35 AM by Bonnie Alter in Style

    Tote bags are great stocking stuffers: they are convenient, useful, environmental, cheap and roll up tightly to fit into that (hand-knit?) stocking and purse. There are so many witty and catchy ones around that you could just keep on going with them.

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    Wretched Excess Dept: Sting's Christmas Hamper

    December 20, 8:07 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    It's the rock and roll establishment's gift of choice: a wicker Christmas hamper filled with products from Sting's personal organic farm in Wiltshire. There are only one hundred of them, with products lovingly chosen by his wife, Trudie Styler, and

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    Download a Christmas Tree Topper

    December 20, 6:15 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    Be the first on your block to have a cutting-edge angel designed by a famous artist on the top of your tree, downloaded for free from the net. Treehugger loves downloading; it's free, democratic, environmental and fun. Now you can pick one of three

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    Green Gifts for Eco-Warriors

    December 19, 6:25 AM by Bonnie Alter in Style

    Of course we are all sick to tears of more ecological recommendations for Christmas presents, but when they are from the green goddess herself, Lucy Siegle, how can we resist? She prefaces her list with a confession that she is not yet "sufficiently

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    New Tricks, Old Dogs

    December 18, 6:55 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    Vitra, the Swiss furniture company, has commissioned some new design from familiar old names such as Frank Gehry, Jasper Morrison, and Ron Arad . Vitra held the first commission twenty years ago and this second time 'round it is interesting to note how

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    Crafty Gifts

    December 17, 6:04 AM by Bonnie Alter in Style

    There is something so warm and cozy about receiving a present that is handmade and homespun looking, rather than designer label, assembly-line. Like little elves, craftspeople across the land are working hard, using all their skills and creativity to

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    U2 Has Architectural Problems

    December 14, 6:51 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    You can't always get what you want....ooops, wrong group. U2 is having big problems with the 32-storey skyscraper that it wants to build, which will be the tallest building in Dublin and all of Ireland. Plans include a recording studio that will hang

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    The People's Millions...The Winner Is

    December 13, 6:17 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    The People's £50 Million Lottery Giveaway is the biggest-ever lottery grant awarded by public vote. It's a lottery fund with £50M to give away to the best environmental project in the UK. The winner is decided by voting and the lobbying has been hot.

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    A Child's Christmas

    December 12, 6:39 AM by Bonnie Alter in Culture

    And in the end, holidays are about children and the joy of seeing their faces light up with the happiness and excitement of the occasion. When looking for gifts, it's hard to succeed with all the commercialism and advertisements for hideous toys and

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    Some British Communities Fed Up With G.P.S. Units

    December 11, 10:05 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    G.P.S units are good for so many things: tracking global warming, recovering stolen bikes, finding green services and renewable landmarks, and so on. But for many small communities throughout England, G.P.S navigation systems are responsible for an


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