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Radical Transparency | the Next Frontier?

Radical Transparency | the Next Frontier?

Nothing frosts my cookies more than being referred to as ‘a consumer’.  It’s such an impersonal term, generally used to categorize faceless crowds and their spending habits… believe it or not, here in the US of A we are twice as likely to be called a consumer than a citizen!  Ick!… This is far from...
Green Design Summit, oh Yeah!

Green Design Summit, oh Yeah!

My friends Gail Doby and Erin Weir at the Design Success University are hosting the first annual Green Design Summit later this month… a webcast conference geared towards helping designers and architects pick up that green edge.  The teleconference runs June 29th and 30th this month and features a rockin’ lineup of eco-experts including Ed...
Smart Hypermiling

Smart Hypermiling

Have you ever been in a hurry to get somewhere and you’re stuck behind a car that drives at a snails pace?  You know, the car that seem to taunt you with their slower-than-molasses acceleration… incredibly infuriating, right?  I mean, get the hell off the road!  This is 2009… people have stuff to do, places...
Let’s Talk Trash!

Let’s Talk Trash!

Aight… mixin’ in a little commentary here… and I’m skippin’ the small talk! …we’re pretty wasteful here in the good ol’ US of A.  We are throwing away twice as much as we did 50 years ago… our number is up to 4.5 pounds of waste a day/person.  This translates to 1,600 lbs of garbage...
Get Green With Organic Josh

Get Green With Organic Josh

So a couple months back I filmed a project out in Philly doing eco-friendly kitchen and bath makeovers for HGTV.  I hosted 20 short episodes covering everything from graywater recycling, bamboo tables, low VOC paints to floor refinishes and backsplash installations.  The clips are now available to view on Ecologue, HGTV’s sister site devoted to...
February is Minnesota Month on Metro Hippie

February is Minnesota Month on Metro Hippie

This month at Metro Hippie will be dedicated to companies based out of my home state of Minnesota… Many instantly think ‘isolated tundra’ or of that ridiculous Fargo movie (which is North Dakota people!).  I’m here to turn the ‘naysayers’ into ‘yaysayers’ by focusing on some incredible eco-efforts made possible by progressive minds within the...
Can science save the environment?

Can science save the environment?

As climate change has become an increasingly ‘hot topic’, there has been a lot of emphasis on cutting carbon emissions.  Countries across the world are stepping up to the plate and making substantial efforts to do their part.  New Zealand for example, is looking to be the world’s first carbon neutral country, an astonishing and...
Let the voting begin!

Let the voting begin!

Hey y’all, So this will be more of a personal blog or ‘call to action’ than my other postings…. An idea I’ve enjoyed exploring recently has been that of personal choice and its relationship to sustainability… In America, we consume resources like no other country on earth.  We make up less than 5% of the global population, yet use over...
Green Building: What can I do?

Green Building: What can I do?

Green is a very hot color right now…. It’s hard to pick up a newspaper, or scroll through the internet without getting a little green love.  A lot of people are interested in making changes to their lifestyles, but don’t know exactly what to do.  That’s what I’m hear to do! So what encompasses green,...
Metro Hippie Blog?

Metro Hippie Blog?

Hey y’all, So I spend most of my days perusing through magazines and browsing online for the latest and greatest in the world of art and design and figured I might as well share my discoveries with the cyber world.  So let’s give this a try, eh? I don’t know where this thing will lead,...
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