Two Victories in One Week for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers – Are More Needed?

October 22, 2010 by  
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Image: Institute for Southern Studies Pacific Tomato Growers, one of the largest tomato producers in the U.S., agreed last week to a penny-per-pound wage increase for the people who work the tomato fields. Some of the country’s biggest tomato buyers, including McDonald’s and Whole Foods, are on board, in a major victory for the Florida-based

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Access is the New Ownership: Poptech 2010

October 22, 2010 by  
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Image: The Mesh, by Lisa Gansky One of my favorite ideas to crop up at Poptech — a conference that’s full of them — is Lisa Gansky’s concept of the Mesh : Or, how business is moving away from models of ownership and towards that of access. The rise of product service systems (things like Netflix, Etsy, your public library, etc) has been a phenomenon we’ve covered for years at Treehugger: it promotes efficiency and lowers consumption through plain ol’ sharing

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Onya Cycles’ Electric Trike Zooms at 20mph with Rider & Cargo (Video)

October 22, 2010 by  
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Image Courtesy of Onya Cycles Saul Griffith’s latest project is an electric tricycle designed to take the place of cars for short, local trips. Griffith started Onya Cycles , an internal project of OtherLab , and the result is the Front End Ladder, the tricycle that does 20 mph (the legal limit for this type of vehicle) and can carry you plus up to 150 pounds. It’s got a basket in front that can hold groceries as well as your children, and a custom steering mechanism that keeps the trike (and you) from tipping over on tight t…

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CFL bulb with safety skin keeps mercury inside

October 29, 2009 by  
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(Credit: ClearLite) Florida-based lighting company ClearLite is introducing a new CFL bulb with an unbreakable safety shell that prevents mercury from escaping, a feature that addresses some health concerns with CFLs. The SX-4000 silicone skin remains intact even if the ArmorLite bulb inside shatters, according to ClearLite, which is rolling … Originally posted at Crave

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