The Valentina sounds more like a designer handbag than that of an outdoor composting bin but the message is clear, composting can be as stylish as this season's high boots if you ask designer Priscilla Woolworth. For urban
When I reported earlier this year that San Francisco was instituting a law making it mandatory to recycle and compost--lest citizens face a $500 fine--it was met with mixed reactions. Some were worried that such a law would infringe
Bioneers 2009 wasn't your typical conference, and especially not a typical conference on climate change, which can give off an underlying feeling of doom and gloom. Bioneers represents a welcome change, as, even when
This week at Fast Company, we looked at the sustainable qualities of cloud computing, ideas for San Francisco city design crowdsourced from the locals, a list of green brands chosen by consumers, and a major US military purchase of biofuels.
The Green Guide Network, an online city-specific guide to green in your area has just added a few more cities to the loop. Not in one of those cities? No problem, you can use the guide for travel tips if you happen to be
The fifth annual PARK(ing) Day was last Friday, and promised to be the biggest and best one yet, but we wanted to get out and see for ourselves. TreeHugger previously looked at how previous years stacked up, so to speak,
The fifth annual PARK(ing) Day was last Friday, and promised to be the biggest and best one yet. We looked at how previous years stacked up, so to speak, but how would this year's compare?
Intrepid TreeHuggers set out to experience it firsthand. First u
Thanks to All Those Who Took Part in PARK(ing) Day 2009!
If you don't know what PARK(ing) Day the videos (above and below) by our friends at StreetFilms are a good intro. It shows just how much fun the event can be, and how many cool ideas those who
Today is the fifth annual PARK(ing) Day, a day where artists, activists and citizens temporarily transform metered parking spaces in cities around the globe into public parks and other social spaces. It's pretty cool;
In cities around the globe today, artists, activists and citizens will temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public parks and other social spaces, as part of an annual event called PARK(ing) Day.
Don't have plans for saturday night? You do now, with the Zerowasted Bar Crawl going on Saturday, September 19 in the Mission. Join fellow TreeHuggers and beer-lovers alike as you try your wits at their
Whether carbon offsets are more buying indulgences for your eco-sins or a viable way of addressing environmental impact of flying is a perennial hot-button topic, and this next bit of news is likely to just to stir the
It seems everywhere I go these days, another restaurant is serving drinks in "biodegradable" plastic cups and food with potatoware disposable cutlery. And it really bugs me. But why would I be against making wasteful disposable
In 2008, this event achieved a goal of 94% waste diversion and their 2009 event beat that record with a 97% waste diversion. This 97% also happens to have the esteemed distinction of "highest diversion rates ever
The Bay Bridge that connects San Francisco to Oakland is an amazing bit of engineering; it had an upper deck for cars, a lower deck for trucks and two sets of railway tracks. It is strong enough to support the weight of 37,041 three bedroom modular
Check Out the Conference Cycle! Our friends at StreetFilms did an excellent job (once again) with their coverage of San Francisco's last edition of Sunday Streets 2009. Were any of our readers there? Please let us know about your experience in the