Cooper-Hewitt, the intrepid design museum in New York that brought us Design for the Other 90%, among many other excellent projects, is almost ready to crown another People's Design Award winner. We first mentioned this earlier, and by virtue of the
Domino's second annual shopping bazaar is greener than you might think—as soon as you're ushered through the entrance, you're handed a large organic-cotton shopping tote with "Made in the USA" proudly emblazoned across its side-seam label. (No paper
It seems that many couples become inspired to start living more eco-consciously once they are expecting. And it seems once they start doing research on their everyday goods, they want to take it a step further and inspire others to do the same.
Longtime readers might remember Adam Kalkin's Push-Button House, the shipping container prefab that magically transforms from enclosed container to living space at the push of a button. We weren't sure we'd ever see it again (it was but a concept at
Designers, mapmakers, and wayfinders of the world, listen up: Green Map is revamping its award-winning iconography and it wants you to review and comment on the new icons―which already appear in over 325 print and interactive maps, covering 420 cities,
On Saturday night I attended The New Yorker Festival: David Byrne Presents How New Yorkers Ride Bikes courtesy of Fuseproject who had invited me along. I love cycling and bicycles: I revel in the freedom of spinning around the city on my bike and I also
Here's another entrant to Green Design Contest Season: Make Time for a Green Cause is a New York City-based green clock design competition and fundraiser for Trees for the Future, a non-profit reforestation organization. The challenge is to conceive
Author John Bowe, whose latest book Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy we featured in a recent interview, will be doing a reading at the Upper West Side Barnes & Noble book store (2289 Broadway @ 82nd
Starting today, Energy Star's Change a Light, Change the World campaign is hitting the road, touring the country (see the full schedule here) by bus to spread the good word about the difference we all can make in the fight against global warming by
"Plastic Bottles" by Chris Jordan depicts two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the United States every five minutes
Keen Footwear is launching an art exhibit, held in conjunction with the company's Hybrid. STAND campaign, that will
You'll find nothing easier than growing a tree, Dr. Wangari Maathai told a rapt audience at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City last Tuesday. "Just dig a hole, plant the seed, the Lord provides the rain, and lo and behold!"
TreeHugger has known for a while now how much difference changing your incandescent light bulbs in favor of CFLs can make (answer: a lot!). To help spread this message beyond those who read TreeHugger, the folks at Energy Star are reaching out to a
TreeHugger is reporting live from the Clinton Global Initiative 2007 Annual Meeting at the Sheraton New York in Manhattan. The three-day event rustles up about 1,000 global leaders to examine the world's most-pressing and challenging issues, and
All across North America grows a wonderful bounty of local, seasonal, delicious food. Tableland is about the people with their hands in the dirt, the farmers, and the chefs and eaters who enjoy the benefits of their hard work.
So, what happens when you combine toxic waste and art? It's something that doesn't get done often, but when executed properly -- Ed Burtynsky's work (here, here and TH interview here) is a great example -- it can be very visually stimulating and
What would it be like to have Alice Waters come over to cook lunch for you? Well, we would probably have a full-body asthma attack, but the New York Times who lucked out with the opportunity merely fussed over her two cans of Diet Pepsi and wondered if
The best strategy to deal with climate change is to make the rest of the world as rich as New York, argues Bjoern Lomborg, the Danish political scientist and author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist". In his opinion, what we need to do is to ensure