TreeHugger loves Product Service Systems, where you borrow and share instead of own. They are also called libraries, and Kris De Decker of No-Tech Magazine points us to a lovely post by Brian Kaller, a former newspaper reporter
Ireland has taken the bold step of banning the cultivation of all GM crops. Photo by ellievanhoutte via Flickr.
Prince Charles has called it the "biggest environmental disaster of all time," while Monsanto and others maintain it's safe for humans and
Good news for more sustainable fisheries! The world's largest contract caterer, Compass Group, has just announced that it will remove some 69 endangered and threatened fish from its menus in the UK and Ireland. The fish to
The other week I was sitting in a medical waiting room reading, as you do, a copy of Reader Digest. There was an intriguing article about Jackie Heinricher, her Booshoot company, and the plan to bring large scale bamboo cultivation to North America. At
Are Transition Towns Just Rebranding the Seventies Back-to-the-Land Movement?
The viral spread of the Transition Towns movement has been an encouraging sign that communities are ready to tackle their fossil fuel dependence head on. From planting fruit
The Powerdown Show - Transition Towns and Energy Descent Pathways from Rob Carr on Vimeo.
Powerdown Show Offers Fun Perspectives on Coming Challenges
I am eternally grateful to Rob Hopkins of the Transition Towns movement. Not only has he inspired one of
400 Fruit Trees Project, Kilkenny from Future Proof Kilkenny on Vimeo.
Inspirational Video from Irish Transition Group
I've been known to get pretty enthusiastic about Transition Towns - the community-led movement that is creating grassroots responses to
For most people, spring break conjures up memories (or expectations) of beaches, beer, and--if MTV is your source--lots of bikinis. And while there’s nothing wrong with collecting your best friends and heading out for a
Just two weeks ago Aquamarine Power Ltd was touting its new Oyster wave power unit. Now the Edinburgh-based firm has announced that it has signed an agreement with Airtricity, the renewable energy division of Scottish and
Not the actual thing... photo: Abri le Roux via flickr
Hawaii’s mandated them on new homes and plenty of people not compelled by building codes have embraced them as well, now an Irish firm, Surface Power, has unveiled what they are claiming to be the
"10% of all vehicles in the transport fleet to be powered by electricity"
These days, there's certainly no shortage of ambitious goals, especially in Europe. The hard thing is achieving them. Sadly, the problem is that from politicians' point of view,
Protester Risks Life to Stop Pipeline
TreeHugger has asked before how far people should go when protesting - from tree sitters to naked bike riders, folks are often willing to go to extremes to make sure their views are heard. But few would go as far as