Posts tagged "Metro hippie"
Flexitarians Unite!

Flexitarians Unite!

In 2003, the American Dialect Society awarded ‘flexitarian’ as the year’s most useful word… this is interesting, considering that perhaps 7 people actually know what it is!  Well, I recently became one of these 7 and will help to push this figure into double digits… a flexitarian is a “vegetarian who occasionally eats meat”… Yes,...
Big Apple Scrapple

Big Apple Scrapple

If you’ve ever been to New York City, you most likely will attest that there’s whole lotta people in not a lotta space… it’s dense, it’s thick, it’s urban, and rubbish is not hard to come by (I just love that word, rubbish)…. well, we all know the saying, “one person’s trash is another’s treasure”…...
Horst’s Sustainable To-Do List

Horst’s Sustainable To-Do List

Horst Rechelbacher (not to be confused with the popcorn guy!) is a leading voice in sustainable and ethical business management… In 1978, he founded Aveda with the goal of providing beauty industry professionals with high performance, botanically based products that benefit providers, guests, and the planet.  Under the guidance of Rechelbacher, Aveda has become a...
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...
See You Toemorrow

See You Toemorrow

I just scored me a sweet pair of vegan kicks by Simple from Fast and Furless in Minneapolis… these puppies, called the Toemorrow, are the bees knees as they feature all the good stuff you’d want wrapped around your footsies… A pretty stylin’ pair of kicks, eh?!?  I dig the industrial, rawish sort of vibe...
Woolly What?

Woolly What?

I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t like plants… and if you come across someone who says they aren’t fans of our foliage friends, tell them that they should hold their breath for the rest of their lives, because that’s what life would be like w/o them! Bringing vegetation into our built environment...
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...
Method + Skylab Sure to Delight

Method + Skylab Sure to Delight

Method Homes is a prefab home manufacturer out of Seattle… in years past, they’ve partnered with Balance Associates to produce two lines of dwellings, the Cabin Series and the S-M-L Series.  Pictured below is their production Cabin near Mount Baker, Washington State, which can be rented for $250/night…. man, not much more than a decent...
Neko Case should rock the Eco Case

Neko Case should rock the Eco Case

So musician Neko Case really has nothing to do with this post, but I thought it a clever ploy to get you to read about rockin’ recycled luggage! I’ve been rackin’ up the credit card points over the years and finally found something worthy of cashing them in on… that would be a set of...
Build Green = Save Green

Build Green = Save Green

Green building’s biggest misconception is that it is too expensive.  Many say “I wish I could go green, but dadgum, I just can’t afford to!”  Well folks, I’m not buying it… when it comes to crunching #’s, the converse is actually true.  Building green is one of the smartest financial decisions that can be made. ...
The Sky is Not the Limit for Farming

The Sky is Not the Limit for Farming

Perhaps some of y’all have heard about a cool concept called Vertical Farming.  Basically the idea is exactly as it sounds, building agricultural infrastructure vertically in dense urban applications.  This may sound a bit wacky in theory, but the ideas behind vertical farms are valid and address serious issues that we may be facing down...
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