Green Overload: 5 Green Products We Don’t Need More of

December 22, 2010 by  
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Photo: annnie via flickr. At TreeHugger, it seems every week there’s a press release for a new line of reusable bags or organic body care

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TED Talk: Systems of Sharing About to Revolutionize Consumerism

December 22, 2010 by  
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Image via TED Video TreeHugger has always been an advocate for share systems — things like tool libraries, clothes swaps, car-sharing, and product-as-a-service systems like Netflix. The fewest products possible shared among the most people is very green indeed. The trends toward this networking of products has grown over the years, but author Rachel Botsman thinks its about to revolutionize the way we live

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Is Winter Traffic Chaos "Our Fault"?

December 22, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Robbie Sproule , used under Creative Commons license. This time last year I had just survived a two-night ordeal trying to get through the snowed-in mountains of West Virginia. It caused me to reflect on the inconceivability of immobility (and the stupidness of Sami) .

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Now From Ponoko: The Laser Deli And Printed Turkey

November 25, 2010 by  
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Ponoko just keeps moving from idea to idea, creating a marketplace for CNC designs and recently into 3D printing. But just in time for the holiday season you can now see everything from 3D printed turkey to laser etched ham.

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Roo Rogers on the Rise of Collaborative Consumption (Podcast)

October 14, 2010 by  
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Photo credit: Andrew Zuckerman “The great success of hyper-consumption in the 20th century was persuading consumers that sharing is somehow akin to being either a hippie or a communist,” says Roo Rogers . “The 21st century is about realizing that sharing is actually good for business, good for the consumer, and good for the planet.” The age old art of sharing and swapping–be it a bicycle ,

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Japanese Trends Worth Watching: De-ownership, Demonetization & De-materialism

September 25, 2010 by  
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Photo via: Flickr/ tomo908us It’s hard to see Japan’s sunny side of affairs beyond the red pool of blood in Taiji’s cove. It’s currently in the middle of peak dolphin killing season. When I read the following piece in Resurgence by Junko Edahiro, a Japanese environmental activist and journalist, however, a tiny glimmer of hope arose

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Bad News for Coral Reefs: Global Warming Causes Bleaching & Death

September 25, 2010 by  
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Image Credit: mattk1979 via Flickr Global warming has done a lot of damage this summer, from deadly flooding in Pakistan to the heat wave of the millennium in Russia. Now, the New York Times reports , there’s another vict…

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Celebrating Safer Cycling in Prague

September 25, 2010 by  
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Posters advertising the Critical Mass events in Prague. Images via Auto*Mat . Heavy traffic, aggressive drivers, few bike lanes, and fear of theft made the Czech capital a place where cycling was “only for the brave,” as an article for Radio Prague put it a few years ago

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Proof That Small Spaces Work – Brilliant Solution for Parking Tiny Car in Tiny Garage

January 26, 2010 by  
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Screenshot via YouTube One clever man has thought up a fantastic solution to parking his car (which is 1 meter 49 centimeters wide) in his tiny garage (which is 1 meter 55 centimeters wide). How does he get out with only 6 centimeters to spare, you might ask

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