The San Francisco Chronicle recently profiled California's Shiloh wind project:- “One hundred white windmills, their blades stretching 122 feet, line the hilltops west of Rio Vista…Each of its turbines can generate the same amount of electricity as
Living green can mean so many things, from biking to work to using solar power. LetsGreenThisCity.com provides info on all points in between for San Francisco, from sustainable businesses to solar schools to making life more sustainable around your
The EVO stand at the Green Festival a few weeks ago was a hubbub of activity. With their brightly coloured Pop Art graphics standing out from a cosy wooden cubicle they were quite the attraction; everyone was intrigued to find out what they were about.
Born from architect Paolo Soleri's ideas of "arcology"—theoretical habitats that marry architecture and ecology to maintain high-density populations by reducing the overpopulation and environmental-impact problems common to urban areas—the
From the San Francisco Chronical: - "Starting Dec. 1, a first-in-the-nation ban goes into effect in San Francisco, prohibiting the sale, distribution and manufacture of baby products containing any level of bisphenol A and certain levels of phthalates".
Green Key Real Estate is the first and only sustainability-minded real estate business focused on serving the residential market in San Francisco—and one of the first in the U.S. Its president Chris Bartle founded it in 2005. An Ecobroker and
Wall Street Journal (subscription only) reports that "One of the nation's first "green" banks -- focused on investing in clean technology and other green ventures -- has started here [San Francisco Bay area] with backing from a roster of Silicon
Listening to inspirational speakers, whilst being surrounded by interesting people, innovative products, and consuming delicious organic food and drink is really not a bad way to spend one’s weekend. And what’s more it was all with the aim of
Busy busy busy, that's the TreeHugger team's motto these days. So busy that we didn't notice that TreeHuggerTV has been nominated for a Vloggie! So busy, in fact, we didn't even know there was such a thing as a Vloggie - an illustrious award for video
It's been awhile since we checked in on furniture designer David Brunicardi; he's got some really nice looking new furniture available to be drooled over at his website. The San Francisco-based designer, whom we've covered before, specializes in
Some of the most haunting images from An Inconvenient Truth are the computer renderings that show what a rise in sea levels would do to our major cities. Like any potentially catastrophic future event, cities inundated is still a sight difficult for
At this time of year many of us go to big barbecue fund-raisers or events for our veggieburgers. When planning a big barbecue there is more to consider than just the fuel- we have mentioned before that propane appears to be better for the environment
Zipcar, the car sharing service based in Cambridge, MA, announced recently that it will double its San Francisco fleet of Priuses, MINI Coopers, Mazdas, and BMWs, and start servicing the Chicago area as well. Zip Car will expand into new Bay Area
As if arsenic in chicken, reducing global warming, and associating with sexy men like Prince and Chris Martin weren't enough reason to be a vegetarian, we now have the Veg Out:Vegetarian Dining Guides to prod the more carnivorous souls among us to
If you liked Rebar's instant San Francisco park, you will love David Gallaugher's grass-lined wheel. He and three other Dalhousie architecture students built it to make a social statement- we need more green space. Their contraption is a way to "take
You know something is off when you leave one of the year's most hyped eco-fashion events feeling a bit lost, with the memory of the Mayor's suit implanted more firmly than the best runway pieces. Before I upset shaman apologists, and those who would