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    Every Step They Take...

    January 10, 5:48 AM by Bonnie Alter in Cars

    British rock and rollers have been rated on how eco-friendly they are and how carbon neutral their tours have been this year. The scores ranged from 0: as carbon neutral as Bob Geldof's bathwater to ten: as good for the Earth as an oil spill. The

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    Yahoo! Finds of the Year Winners

    January 9, 5:54 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    Yahoo! has announced the winners of its "Finds of the Year" competition. It's the annual search for the most innovative contributions to the web and we are so chuffed that some of our favourite sites have hit the heights. Nigel's Eco Store won in the

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    But Is It Art?

    January 8, 6:59 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    It looks like a field of wildflowers, which it is (was...) It was commissioned for Grant Park in Chicago in 1984 and created and planted by the Texan artist Chapman Kelly. The work, called "Wildflower Works", was a 1.5 acre field of rare

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    Eco Hopes for the '08's

    January 7, 6:37 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    It's the first list of 2008, and it could be the most important one. An esteemed panel, assembled by the Guardian newspaper, has chosen the fifty people most able to prevent the continuing destruction of the planet. There are some serious

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    Recycle Your Cards: It's Easy

    January 4, 5:36 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    This one is a no-brainer, as they say. Collect all your Christmas cards, put them together and drop them in a specially marked bin at supermarkets and book stores. All the cards collected at these places will be taken to paper mills, where they are

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    Tinok Yarok: Organic Israeli Babies

    January 4, 5:11 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Culture

    Within the same week, not one, but two organic baby clothing suppliers entered our radar over here in the Holy Land. The first, who we will feature today, is Tinok Yarok, Hebrew for "green baby." Sophie Ohana, the company's founder dropped us a line

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    Now Free Cars For Paris

    January 3, 5:11 AM by Bonnie Alter in Cars

    First they had the Vélib' in Paris--the scheme where you can pick up a bike, ride it, and drop it off somewhere else. Now the Mayor is proposing the introduction of Voiturelib'--2,000 electric-powered vehicles that subscribers can drive off without

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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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