TreeHouse is like Home Depot with a green conscience

Green (Living) Review

Stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot often don’t live up their promise of “home improvement.” After all, if we’re throwing away useful old materials, buying new stuff, and working all weekend just to keep up with the latest trends in design and decor, but the house still leaks like a sieve and gobbles electricity, what’s really being improved?

Clean hands, clean conscience

Eco Friendly Daily

A long time ago humans discovered that hygiene is one of the keys to good health. People started to realize that being clean usually meant not getting sick and it was observed that doctors had a much higher rate of patient deaths when they did not wash their hands. Since then we have progressed from the idea that bathing once a year is enough to the idea that bathing at least once a day is enough and there is not a limit on how many times we can wash our hands in a day.

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6 Groundbreaking Art Projects With an Eco-Conscience

Green Prophet

Art has a way of jarring our perspective. Here are 6 groundbreaking projects that are changing the way people in the Middle East relate to their environment. Just today we read about an Egyptian artist who has spread her creative wings since Mubarak’s fall only to have them clipped again by increasing powerful Islamist groups.

A Clear Beer Conscience: Organic Beer

Eco Friendly Daily

During university, I worked at a liquor store part-time. Maybe it was my limited budget at the time, maybe it was my disdain for eco-friendly mass-consumerism, maybe it was my ardently traditionalist beer tastes, but I was pretty skeptical of the organic beer in our cooler. After all, my love of beer dates back to my childhood when the warm, toasty smells of my Dad’s home-brew used to permeate our kitchen.

6 Eco-Friendly Resorts Around the World For Travelers With a Conscience

Eco Chic

The post 6 Eco-Friendly Resorts Around the World For Travelers With a Conscience appeared first on Eco-Chick. If you’re anything like us, your wanderlust knows no bounds. A perfect escape is immersion in nature, packed with a balanced mix of adventure and tranquility. We’ve rounded up 6 gorgeous, environmentally responsible resorts around that world so you can begin daydreaming about your next trip.

A Boy Named Sue: Eco Fashion Boutique That’s Cool with a Conscience

Eco Chic

A Boy Named Sue is a new eco boutique based in Hong Kong that has a ‘stupidly simple’ premise: That all the clothes they sell are ‘Cool with a Conscience.’ Isabell de Hellerin Tux Jumpsuit. ’ Check out their collection of designers , from Thu Thu to Partimi, The Sway, Tricotage and Hien Le. And the cute video that describes where they’re coming from (below)! And just to whet your whistle, they’re having a 25% off sale right now!) Want more?

Hijab-Friendly Ensemble From Fashion Conscience

Green Prophet

Here is a fine selection of core wardrobe pieces I dug from the store Fashion Conscience. All items are from Fashion conscience except the v-neck cardigan, which is available from Monsoon.

Product Review- Tom's Natural Toothpaste

Green Earth Journey

Tags: blog movement family Tom's toothpaste review environment natural eco conscience green

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White Roofs

Green Earth Journey

Tags: global warming blog benefits white roofs paint environment eco conscience green

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How To Make Your Own Liquid or Gel Soap

Green Earth Journey

Tags: ivory liquid gel eco friendly make your own eco conscience essential oils all natural soap simple how to easy earth glycerin

2008 100

Sea Find Designs

Green Earth Journey

Tags: etsy blog sea find seafinddesigns movement beach glass eco conscience green

2008 100

Jesse Danger

Green Earth Journey

Tags: recycled metal blog Jesse Danger elegant gifts jewelry men conscience green women etsy independent handmade environment seller

2009 100

Product Review - Parent's Choice Organic Wipes

Green Earth Journey

Tags: movement sensitive skin organic cotton green blog baby wipes parent's choice naturally derived fibers eco baby conscience

2008 100

Why Green Roof?

Green Earth Journey

Tags: blog nature roof heating plants cooling living environment eco conscience home green

2008 100

Story and Metaphor in Art Form: How Writing and Painting Whisper.

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Sunday, March 8, 2009 Story and Metaphor in Art Form: How Writing and Painting Whisper or Shout Their Truths God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains; it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world —C.S.

2009 104

EasyJet, Easy Conscience?

Eco_Living

The UK's Grauniad is reporting today that low cost flight pioneer, EasyJet, is developing a new 'ecoJet' which it claims will have 50% less emissions per km than current 'planes. As I've said before, it would be great if a technofix could be found for flying as this appears to be the most intractable part of our carbon footprint.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: climate change is not science fiction

Green (Living) Review

Terminator star calls global warming a ‘battle in the real world’ that’s bigger than any movie, at the first summit of conscience for the climate in Paris Arnold Schwarzenegger has been chosen by the French government to join Nobel prizewinners, philosophers, UN secretary generals, spiritual leaders and theologians to make the moral case for the world to act urgently on climate change.

2015 139

Economist's View: "The Pope & the Market"

Environmental Economics

Progress has been slow because countries have shown “failure of conscience and responsibility” (Paragraph 169). But the growing peril of climate change and many other environmental problems arises primarily not from unethical individual behavior such as consumerism or cowardice, bad conscience or excessive profiteering. Mark Thoma: William D.

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My Christmas post, only two days late

Environmental Economics

But two “wolfish” children, a boy named Ignorance and a girl named Want, are not rescued, but rather left to haunt readers’ consciences. Modo on Dickens : In October 1843, he had the idea for “A Christmas Carol.” As Claire Tomalin writes in another new book, “Charles Dickens: A Life,” he told a friend “he had composed it in his head, weeping and laughing and weeping again” as he walked around London at night.

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Are squirrels or pigeons ‘food’, and should we reintroduce pine martens?

Low Impact

Which brings me to animals kept on smallholdings – an organic smallholder will have enough conscience to keep animals humanely. OK, so this isn’t really about squirrels or pigeons – it’s about any animal; we’re back to the veganism vs meat-eating discussion.

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An energy-efficient renovation transforms this retro apartment

AGreenLiving

This sustainable renovation project lives up to Costa Lima Arquitectos’s value for designing and building from a place of collective conscience with a focus on economic sustainability and environmental awareness. They say everything old can be new again.

Google Street View uses camels to map UAE’s Liwa Desert

Green Prophet

Kudos for their environmental conscience. Google, bastion of cool-tech, has gone Throwback Thursday in a major way – resorting to camels to capture its latest addition to Google Maps. Thanks to their “camel-cam”, you can now explore Abu Dhabi’s Liwa Oasis exactly as the Bedouin have done for centuries, without leaving home. The Liwa Oasis is best known for its date plantations and was historically used as a trade center by early settlers.

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Esoteric jobs in the home office are crisis-proof

Green Prophet

Anyone who wants to give serious advice will only give advice that can be reconciled with a clear conscience. . Especially in these times of crisis, many people are looking for a home office job. Of course, it makes sense to look for a job that is currently benefiting from the crisis.

Not seeing the forest for the trees?

Environmental Economics

Companies can sell consumers with a conscience a “share” in global greenhouse gas reduction – that’s what the growing business of carbon offsets is all about. Nancy Folbre promotes the notion of green jobs at Economix and then gets down to business: The biggest gains from investments in new renewable-energy technologies are not easily captured in private transactions, because they produce environmental services that are largely unpriced.

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Are Social-Democrats socialists?

Green (Living) Review

While it may be possible to have a kind of free-enterprise socialism where small businesses, as in owner-operated or family businesses, operate different to larger ones which all should and must be worker-owned as the means of production must be in the hands of the worker, capitalism with a social face and -conscience does not socialism make, not even socialism-lite. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The short answer would and must be No.

2015 130

Domino’s vegan pizza makes global first in Israel

Green Prophet

Now Israeli vegans can eat good pizza with a good conscience. It could be because the country eats kosher , and many people strictly avoid pizza with both cheese and meat. Or it could be because Tel Aviv seems to be becoming the vegan capitol of the world. But Domino’s pizza chain is rolling with it and delivering what Israeli customer’s want: a vegan pizza. The dairy and meat free pizza for about $20 comes in family size and is served topped with vegetables and soy cheese.

Pandora announces switch to lab-grown diamonds

AGreenLiving

Many more people will be able to afford the new collection, keeping their finances intact while skipping the guilty conscience. Jewelry giant Pandora announced it will move away from mined diamonds and instead use sustainably made, lab-grown diamonds.

The Environmental Benefits of Veganism

Greentumble

Make this change for better health, a cleaner conscience, more sustainable practices and overall better living. Many people know the nutritional effect of veganism. on their lives, but they haven’t thought of whether the practice could make any changes to the environment. Let’s look at six of the most important ways veganism improves and protects the environment. Increases the availability of fresh water.

2018 63

Huskup – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

It should last for many, many years and when it finally has to be replaced you do not have to have a guilty conscience as to its disposal. Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Reusable and plastic free, Huskup brings takeaway coffee back down to earth Durable, biodegradable and entirely free from plastic, Huskup is tackling the UK’s disposable culture one flat white at a time with a brand new reusable coffee cup made from rice husks.

2018 164

You have to decide where you stand

Green (Living) Review

That choice is yours and yours alone and between you and your conscience. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In the monumental battle of our times we all have to take stock and decide where we stand and on which side we fight. Do you stand with capitalism and world domination (by the United States and its corporations) or do you stand for solidarity and peace, for liberty and justice, and for and with humanity?

2014 130

Lebanese Designers Transform Washing Machines Into Beautiful Seats

Green Prophet

Lea Kradokian in an email to Jennifer Hattam at TreeHugger said: “As a team we design with a green conscience, giving life to the lifeless heaps of Beirut’s rising metal mountains, in hopes of pushing other Lebanese designers to think green as well.”. :: TreeHugger. :: Images via Xavier Baghdadi / Lea Kradokian. : With a bit of creativity and green spirit, old washing machine drums have been transformed into stunning seating by Xavier Baghdadi and Lea Kradokian.

2012 84

Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE among world’s top 10 wasters

Green Prophet

Maybe due to a bad conscience. Bahrain, in the Middle East is one of the most wasteful nations on earth, according to the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) 2014 Living Planet Report ( download the PDF here ), published recently. Bahrain as the ninth worst offender in terms of the environmental impact it has on the planet, per head of population.

Crime doesn’t pay! Israeli antiquity thief agrees.

Green Prophet

As for would-be robbers, will the lure of a clear conscience become a better deterrent than the threat of a lengthy prison term? Two 2,000-year-old sling stones were mysteriously dropped in the courtyard of the Museum of Islamic and Near Eastern Cultures (MINEC) in Be’er Sheva last week. Also called “sling bullets”, this ancient ammunition dates back to Neotlithic times, famously used by David in his romp against Goliath.

2015 77

The Way of Water (La natura dell’acqua)

The Alien Next Door

a stunning example of good storytelling with an excellent setting and cast of characters."-- Tangent Online “…Written with flare and a conscience… Munteanu shines a light on human evolution and how the choices we do or don’t make today, may impact our planet and future generations. She imagines its coolness gliding down her throat. Wet with a lingering aftertaste of fish and mud.

2016 100

The Way of Water (La natura dell’acqua)

The Alien Next Door

a stunning example of good storytelling with an excellent setting and cast of characters."-- Tangent Online “…Written with flare and a conscience… Munteanu shines a light on human evolution and how the choices we do or don’t make today, may impact our planet and future generations. She imagines its coolness gliding down her throat. Wet with a lingering aftertaste of fish and mud.

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Designers turn old wine bottles into functional objects

EcoFriend

With the help of Aid to Artisans, a non-profit organization, Artecnica has brought to the forefront a program dubbed “Design with Conscience” that works with artisan communities in emerging countries to design exclusive, handcrafted items that reflect local skills without automation. Mridul Jerath: Artecnica, an American design company, aims to bring out the meaning and value of everyday objects by using certain designs to enthuse and transform them.

Sustainable Ways to Dispose of Old Mattresses

Green Prophet

Sleeping with a conscience? Find out how you can recycle your mattress. Did you hear that thud? Someone just threw away a mattress. And another. And another. Every single day, tens of thousands of used mattresses are discarded to landfills.

Debunking Some Green Myths

Green Home Blog

And once shareholders start voting with their conscience, they also vote to unseat ineffective CEOs and institute truly sustainable business policies – the latter because the last few years’ weather patterns have convinced the majority that global warming is real. Debunking Some Green Myths. Not all “natural” products are natural. And not all “green” corporations are as environmentally friendly as they would have you believe.

2012 116

Arabian eco-fashion show asks: how green is your abaya?

Green Prophet

Designers from around the world will parade their latest collections in Abu Dhabi’s first-ever Eco Fashion Show, a five-day event featuring couture-with-a-conscience this April. Designed to raise awareness of green practices nationwide, it’s part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Green Festival 2014 , and an offshoot of Berlin-Dubai Designer Exchange 2013, conducted in partnership with the Goethe-Institute Gulf Region.

2014 83

Stylish (and Sustainable) Saturday: Two Eco Outfits for Guys

Eco Chic

Guest Post by Brad at the fantastic guy’s ethical style blog, Commerce with a Conscience. Ed Note: I’m loving the site, Commerce with a Conscience , a guest post from which is featured below. To see more like this, check out Commerce with a Conscience. Brad has a classic/cool sense of style and knows where to find the good stuff, as evidenced by his frequent postings.

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It is not possible to make peace with capitalism

Green (Living) Review

When parties like the Social Democrats and the British Labour Party talk about making capitalism more human, giving capitalism a social conscience, and such, this is absolute and utter baloney. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) As the late Bob Crow said: “I didn't become a trade unionist just to tweak capitalism. I want to smash capitalism and every rotten thing it stands for.”

2016 122

'Biodegradable' plastics are not at all great for the environment

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The UN has stated that 'biodegradable' plastics are not so great for the oceans but the truth be told they are not so great anywhere actually, just a feel-good sop to our consciences. Biodegradable plastic sounds like a wonderful idea when you first hear about it but the truth is a different one to be honest.

2015 122

Negev Energy Wins Bid for Israel’s Largest Concentrating Solar Power Plant

Green Prophet

Although Israel doesn’t have much of an eco-conscience, seeing as it will do anything it can to get energy no matter how it comes, the Ashalim plant will divert 300,000 carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere every year once it is online. Spain’s super solar giant Abengoa has teamed up with Israel’s Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy (SKBN) to build a concentrating solar power plant in the Negev desert.