Over at the Sietch Blog, an environmental site that I respect a lot, a roofer named Leo defends PVC roofing as one of the greenest roofs. He isn't wrong; it comes in white, and white roofs are all the rage, it lasts a long time and is a
Today's TreeHugger Deal comes to you from San Francisco-based Night+Day Guides. The Night+Day, Cool Cities Series is the platinum (and green!) standard for sophisticated urbanista travelers. Printed on high quality recycled paper and containing the
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TOMS Shoes is an inspiring company in more than one way—its generous Buy One, Give One Away program has already helped children in need in Ethiopia, South Africa, and Argentina receive quality, well fitting shoes.
A (dismal) chapter of American history most of us would gladly like to put behind us -- Hurricane Katrina and the government's pathetic response -- seems to be rearing its ugly head again. The latest revelation, according to
Short answer to the question posed by the headline: for everyone but the super-rich, it'll take many extra years, now, in areas ravaged by weather extremes. Corollary: we're back to emphasis on lifestyle changes.
Last year we showed the designs for Brad Pitt's Make it Right houses for New Orleans, where he commissioned 13 of the world's top architects to design green, sustainable houses and is building 150 of them. Now they are are under construction.
Interview with New Orleans Musician Amanda Shaw
With Hurricane Gustav threatening the Gulf Coast, TreeHugger's meeting with Cajun-pop prodigy Amanda Shaw takes on a certain urgency. A shadow of concern for her family, friends and home hangs over the
Focus Earth with Bob Woodruff looks at US environmental challenges of the past and what we can hope for in the future. With tropical storm Gustav on a collision course for the Gulf of Mexico, is New Orleans ready for another
Madonna...Still the Material Girl
Madonna urged us all to save our planet at Live Earth. But, obviously her claim to care doesn't apply to her own material needs: There's not much eco-friendly noise on Madonna's "Sticky and Sweet" tour. Her crew
The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has had plenty of practice at optimizing formaldehyde exposure for hurricane victims. Like the Daleks of BBCs "Dr. Who" series, they are prepared to constantly recycle the anti-humanitarian gesture.
The Cradle to Cradle enchanted Dutch town Venlo is hosting the 5th FreeFunk festival this year. Last year, the festival’s turntables and LED-lightshow were powered by 12 solar panels, home trainers (!) and wind turbines. This year, the FreeFunk
With all the madness leading up to the Democratic Primary down in South Carolina I’m not quite sure how President Clinton found the time to announce the expansion of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to college campuses through CGI U. But it turns out
In the final portion of our three-part interview with David Orr, the environmental polymath bring us to the 30,000-foot view and points to where hope and optimism must go their separate ways. With his closing thoughts, Orr reminds us that true hope
In the second part of our interview, David Orr traces the dirty trail of coal from ravaged Appalachian mountains to the carnage of the Gulf Coast, both of which he knows firsthand. Listen to the podcast of this interview via iTunes, or
When other people shake hands, David Orr hugs. He's one of those rare intellectuals. And although he comes from a lineage of preachers, Orr's ecological conscience is not religious (he didn't even know that his grandfather presided over Rachel
As promised earlier, the designs of new houses for the Lower Ninth in New Orleans, to be built in the Make it Right project of 150 affordable, environmentally sound houses, were announced today. Shown above is Thom Mayne's version, which according to