The idea that more and better electrical transmission capacity needs to be built to fully take advantage of the United States' renewable energy potential is one which is pointed out commonly these days.
For all the products discussed on TreeHugger there are only a few we get to test, to see if any of those suppliers claims hold water. Late in 2008 I was sent a pair of trail running shoes by END Footwear to thrash about. The names stands for
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Mountain Rose Herbs not only want to improve your health through the use of herbs and tea, but they want to use sustainable practices and products in the process. Hey, why go to all of that effort of healing your body if
We're all trying to cut back a little these days--both environmentally and financially--but every now and then you just need to get away. Sometimes it's easy: find an eco-friendly hotel a few hours from home--or in one of our
We've covered Sweet Skins before, but on Valentines Day Mira Fannin will take the store from the net to the streets. What began as a small eco-store run out of Fannin's kitchen, and a small booth at the Saturday Market in Eugene,
END Footwear launched late last year with their Environmentally Neutral Design[ed] shoes for trail running and light hiking. Now they’ve just released new models targeted to road running and water-based sports.
Our own Collin in Corvallis can get a part-time job this season; UPS is looking for cyclists in Portland, Corvallis and other cities to drag around 200 pound trailers to do deliveries. UPS's Jeff Grant spoke with
While the definition of what makes green wine is wildly debatable--different certifications allow different levels of sulfites, which are a naturally occurring part of the fermentation process--one thing we can agree on is
With the Global Financial Crisis in full swing, most everyone is tightening their purse strings. It is not just retail sales which are showing a steep downturn, but so too are charitable donations. Not-for-profit organisations rely heavily on
In a historic milestone, after years of negotiations with American Rivers and other parties, PacifiCorp has agreed to remove four dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon. The deal is part of a broader effort to restore the river and revive
On the surface it might seem like running has little or no negative impact, hey it doesn't even need a car. But Runner's World magazine found it wasn't necessarily so, "because running shoes aren't so green, not today at least. Production is
Last week Nike launched the latest round in their Considered Design line, shoes and apparel that have considered their environmental impact and reduced it. This program, originally begun in 2005 within their outdoor styles, has moved beyond its
Geothermal energy finally seems to be getting the attention it deserves. While it still is a small percentage of most nation’s energy mix (read: everybody but Iceland), the potential of geothermal in some places is enormous. Towards
The second part of our Interview with Ian Yolles, head of marketing head at the newly resuscitated Nau, a green outdoor clothing maker, which just re-opened it website. Yesterday, in the first part, we delved deeper in to the business side of matters
Last month we kinda roused on END Footwear for making their stripped down eco-focused trail running footwear, and not telling anyone about it. With the launch of their new website last week they've cleared that obstacle on the path.
Nau, the Eco outdoor apparel company, has had a rather tumultuous year. The year began with them continuing to garner praise from all quarters not only for their highly designed and detailed clothing made only from sustainable materials, but also for
With bicycling still on the rise in Portland, a city recognized for its bike friendliness, the folks at BikeSmart sagely (and potentially profitably) recognized a need for instructional classes for enthusiastic beginners.