Monthly archive May, 2008
Locavores Unite!

Locavores Unite!

An often overlooked culprit to our ginormous carbon footprint is our food and eating habits… Many are alarmed to discover that the average piece of food travels 1,500 miles to get to our dinner plate!  This obviously puts a tremendous strain on our transport system, requiring huge amounts of the ol’ petrol to bring us...
Check Your Carbon Self

Check Your Carbon Self

A term that gets thrown around a lot in the green arena is carbon footprint.  What in the world does this mean and how can you determine your own?  Well friends, a carbon footprint is a calculation that determines how your own actions and lifestyle impacts the planet.  It is usually measured in metric tons...
From the Vineyard to the Floor

From the Vineyard to the Floor

So apparently there are a lot of leftover cork stoppers from the wine industry.  Some opportunist out there discovered this and thought it might be a good a idea to do something clever with them… like turn them into a floor! Produced as cork mosaic tiles, these innovative recycled floors are becoming increasingly available at...
Lulu's Tree House Hideaway

Lulu’s Tree House Hideaway

Linda ‘Lulu’ Aldredge keeps herself quite busy by running Lulu Organics, an environmentally aware beauty company and Lulu is Who?, a portfolio of her design and illustration projects.  Aldredge’s work is hubbed in the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple, NYC… her escape is upstate, in a hand built tree house retreat.  Check out...
Almost Like Sleeping in a Tree

Almost Like Sleeping in a Tree

Looking to add some savvy style to your bedroom while being eco-friendly?  Consider the Larch collection from Unison, a nature inspired print designed by Robert Segal and Alicia Rosauer, starting from $72.  Let’s take a peak. The bedding is made from 100 percent organic cotton, a great material to support considering traditional cotton accounts for...
Dinner Table Topography

Dinner Table Topography

This might be the coolest things since the cat first meowed… It’s an Earth Bowl, from Austrian firm Fluid Forms.  Pick a location of your choice, (perhaps that favorite camping spot in the mountains) and plug its coordinates into Fluid Form’s website.  You will then see a satellite image from Google Maps and if you’re...
Sailing the Solar Seas

Sailing the Solar Seas

Australian Solar Sailor has developed a ‘solar wing’ for ferries or yachts, which harvests both sun and wind energy. Like a large sail, the solar wing can be manipulated into different rotating positions, as well as folding flat in high winds. The vessels can reach speeds of 10 to 13 knots, the same maximum speed...
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