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  • Green Gifts

    The best ideas for the green living person on your list. If you’re looking for green gifts, Deep Green Living and OZOlife make it easy with a simple gift bag that includes some essentials: soap, sponges, toothbrush, lightbulb, recycling and shopping bags, and a handy aluminum bottle.

    Scott Lamb 5 years ago respond

  • Beer Growlers

    A refillable jug for carrying fresh beer home from the local brewery is a way to buy cheap beer without the wasteful packaging. There’s something so old-fashioned and quaint about the idea of carrying home some artisanal beer in a big jug. It’s like something Hansel and Gretel would do if they were wastoids. Read More ›

    Peggy Wang 5 years ago respond

  • Hypermiling

    A set of techniques that drivers employ to get as much as 100 mpg from their hybrid cars in this year’s OED Word of the Year. Gas prices are so insane right now that every little bit helps. Read More ›

    Peggy Wang 6 years ago respond

  • Cardboard Bike

    Phil Bridge, a young design student from the UK, has created a cardboard bike. While he has yet to finalize the design, citing that there are still a few problems to work out, he expects that the final product will look much like what is pictured below. With a frame made entirely of cardboard (the wheels are standard rubber and metal), the bike can support anyone up to 168 pounds. The bike costs $6 to make and is expected to retail around $24. Purdy damn cool, and the shit’s green as hell. View Image ›

    John Redmond 6 years ago 1 response

  • The Mason-Dixon Wine

    The “green line” that delineates where you should get your wine if you’re concerned about its carbon footprint: West of the line, go Californian; if you live to the east, get your vino from France. The map was put together as part of a study by Tyler Colman (aka Dr. Vino) and Pablo Paster called “Red, White and ‘Green’: The Cost of Carbon in the Global Wine Trade.” View Image ›

    Scott Lamb 6 years ago respond

  • Micro Fueler

    Efuel 100 has developed a contraption that lets you make your own ethanol out of water, sugar, and yeast, and fill up your car at home. It’s definitely not for the typical lazy American, but given the popularity of Hybrids, DIY ethanol could become a real trend. Read More ›

    Peggy Wang 6 years ago respond

  • Alkaline Hydrolysis

    Dissolving bodies with lye, which has been used to get rid of animal carcasses for years, is being touted as the green alternative to burial and cremation. Burial is expensive, and cremation can be sacrilegious (someone could try to smoke or snort your ashes). The third option of dissolution could become a viable, environmentally-conscious form of corpse removal. Read More ›

    Peggy Wang 6 years ago respond

  • Biodegradable Furniture

    New York Times has a piece on the latest trend in environmentally-conscious home furnishing: furniture that disappears when you’re done with it. Here’s an idea that could really take off, especially when it seems like so much furniture from IKEA is practically disposable. It pained me to have to throw out so much stuff when I decided I didn’t want to live like I was in a college dormitory anymore. Read More ›

    Peggy Wang 6 years ago respond

  • YAWNS

    An acronym for “Young and Wealthy but Normal” - a certain kind of person who forgoes luxury to change the world. Yawn. I just almost fell asleep sitting up while posting this trend. But it’s so much harder to hate yuppies when they actually care about something. Read More ›

    Peggy Wang 6 years ago respond