Photo: Wikipedia, CCSearching for Clean PowerGoogle has been rapidly expanding its clean energy portfolio lately. Just last week we reported the $168m investment in solar thermal, and before that there were multiple investments in wind power,
Facebook is planning a solar array for its new Oregon data center. The problem, though, is that the array is teeeeeeensy, and certainly not enough to get Greenpeace off its back. Data Center Knowledge has details about the array and what (little) it
Lloyd mentioned gardening among his 11 lifestyle choices to hedge against inflation, and Jeff Nield has noted how one gardener saved $2000 in food costs. For the last few years famed frugality expert and financial guru J.D.Roth of GetRichSlowly.org
From communities growing free food to Secret Freegan's dumpster diving exploits, the idea of providing free food to those in need is not new to the sustainable food movement. Community gardens are often held up as a great
Just outside of Portland, Oregon, on a small local certified organic workers´ farm collective (that´s a mouthful), a small cabin is being built. Measuring just 16´x 20´ (small is the new big), it will house farmers
Nau, one of our favourite eco clothiers was recently presented with the ISPO (international sports expo) BrandNew Award in the Style category. "Nau combines urban style and high end outdoor functionality on a unprecedented level,"
A couple of weeks ago Nike unveiled a for-general-consumption version of their Environmental Apparel Design Tool. It is a replica of the calculator they use in-house when putting together their Considered Design collection, and is said to
From a cell phone app empowering bike repair on the go, to community-based bike co-ops, we've seen plenty of initiatives aimed at enabling folks to fix their own bikes and take charge of their transportation in the process.
They might not be too effective when it comes chasing down vandals or spooking away would-be burglars -- but it turns out that our humble city trees may be apt crime-fighters, nonetheless. According to the findings
Nestle, the world's top-selling bottled water company, has been trying to win the right to tap between 100 and 166 million gallons of water from Oregon's Columbia River Gorge annually, and wants to justify it as environmentally sound by simply
Chances are that you have logged into Facebook today -- maybe it's open in another tab of your Internet browser right now -- but at what cost to the environment? A new video from Greenpeace is urging to social-media giant to change its dirty ways by
A few years ago, Scott McGuire launched an experiment in backyard sustainability—exploring how much food he could grow in his backyard for his family, and whether they could reach self-sufficiency. So what happened?
Most Passivhaus or Passive House designs we have shown on TreeHugger have tended to be modern, but Sarah Evans and Stuart Rue tell Green Building Advisor that "We wanted our house to fit in with the surrounding