A pop-up boutique, “shwop” (shop + swap) and style event and online contests are some of the fun goodies to accompany New Zealand’s (NZ) first ever eco-fashion runway show, ‘Exposed’, on Saturday, September 21. While the country hosts three other fashion weeks, this will be opening night for ten sustainable designers as they come together to present original looks made completely from organic and upcycled materials.
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Green consumer products usually are more expensive than traditional counterparts, but other sustainable lifestyle choices may save you money in the long run. This infographic takes a look at some of the greener options you might choose over a lifetime.
Think your college or university is pretty green? Check out this new infographic on the best schools for implementing sustainability on campus, and see if your alma mater made the cut.
What’s going on in the US solar market? Over the last few years, even as the rest of the economy’s been in a slump, solar has grown. Check out the details of this growth in this infographic.
Wind power has been growing at a massive rate in the United States, and now accounts for a 10% share of the electricity energy mix in five states.
At least 215 million women want to prevent or delay pregnancy but are not using effective contraception. This “unmet need” for family planning may be due to poor reproductive health information, social pressures, or insufficient access to contraceptive options. In Africa, more than 1 in 4 women have unmet need — by far the highest rate of any region.
There’s just too much emphasis on “getting a job” these days. Okay, so we’re at nearly 10 percent unemployment nationally (if you believe the Federal numbers), so many people are without a steady stream of bi-monthly paychecks. Yet, 90 percent of Americans who had a job when the economy tanked, still do. But for some […]
Lifestyle is the biggest underlying contributor to our environmental impact. The things we buy, the products we use, the way we travel, are all influenced greatly by our lifestyle. Our lifestyle is the root of all our green (or not green) actions in some way or another. How we think, what we think about, how […]
I’m coming to the conclusion that there’s very little that’s sustainable about the company known as GM. It’s frustrating and sad, because I was raised in the auto city and had family members who worked in the industry. I even spent a summer at the GM Tech Center (working for then EDS as an intern […]
Green Eggs and Change: Five Reasons Why the Obamas Should Feature Sustainable Agriculture at the 2009 White House Egg Roll
It’s hard not to feel a bit sorry for President-Elect Barack Obama. Despite all the rainbow of pomp and circumstance surrounding the upcoming inauguration, he’s walking into a dark storm of problems and crisis, wrapped in a hefty price tag. So here’s a reminder, Mr. President-Elect, to remember the low-hanging fruit. Take advantage of easy […]
The local food movement is gathering steam. To keep locavores informed about best farming practices, one organization spreads the word about what sustainable farmers are achieving under the radar. Formed as a coalition of schools, Mid-Atlantic-based nonprofit organizations, and the USDA, the Small Farm Success Project is “dedicated to helping small and emerging farmers improve […]
“For any viewer who has been camping, a tent may not sound like the most… comfortable living option. On the other hand, it has some real benefits to my mission to live sustainably! …Inhabiting it uses no energy–neither heating nor cooling is an issue. While it might seem like it at first, a tent is […]
Some people build houses. Others, go abroad and help build or rebuild communities. Still others build… mobile kitchens! Earlier this year, students from the University of Toronto‘s master’s program at the faculty of architecture designed and built a mobile kitchen. So what you say? What’s so big about a kitchen table on wheels? Well, some […]