Posts tagged "environment"

Would You Drink Synthetic Milk?

Vegan scientists in San Francisco (of course) have built a startup (of course) to make synthetic dairy milk. I’m intrigued! The synthetic milk would be created by inserting DNA sequences from cows into yeast, from which milk proteins could then be extracted. Fat would be taken from vegetable sources, and vitamins, minerals, and…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 28, 2014

Surprise, Surprise: Elite Daily Wants You To Take These White Guy Climate “Brotesters” Seriously

What’s a brotest, you ask? Oh, you don’t ask, because you immediately get the idea? Let this red-Kool-Aid-swilling Reagansexual elaborate anyway: “It derives from when we see evil in the world, and bros are sent to fix it.” He’s referring to the People’s Climate March, by the way.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 26, 2014

Recyclable Paper Coffee Cups Could Make Your Daily Starbucks Run Way More Earth-Friendly

I have a pretty hardcore to-go coffee habit. Every time I buy coffee in a disposable paper cup (which is often), part of me cringes inside at the thought of it filling up a landfill. Obviously, this doesn't stop me from buying it, which is part of why I'm telling you -- to publicly guilt…
By: Claire Hannum / July 2, 2014

The BP Oil Spill Is Making Dolphins Sick, And Now I Want To Cry

Dolphins living in an area affected by the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are now suffering from lung diseases and other problems that are consistent with oil spills. How heartbreaking is that? A federal government study was conducted looking into the effects of the spill, and the sobering…
By: Claire Hannum / December 20, 2013

Right Now, 6 Women Are Scaling A 72-Story London Building To Protest Arctic Drilling

Sometimes to get the public's attention, you have to go to pretty extreme lengths. Which is why six female Greenpeace activists are in the midst of a 1000-foot climb up the side of London's Shard building, in order to protest arctic drilling. The Shard was chosen for its proximity to Shell Oil's building. “They don’t…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 11, 2013

Do Not Want: Shower Coach 5-Minute Shower Timer

I am what one might call a leisurely bather. If one wished for some reason to paint me in a less flattering light, "bathroom hog" may or may not be the term best used to describe my habits. I can say with all honesty that I have never taken a shower in under 20 minute…
By: Rachel Krause / February 21, 2013

CFDA And Vogue Launch A New Green Initiative To Curb Fashion’s Carbon Footprint

April is Earth Month, so naturally it's the perfect opportunity for the fashion world (and, it goes without saying, the world over) to stand up and do what they can to take action. The latest venture into green comes from the CFDA and Vogue with Clean by Design, a new partnership with National Resources Defense…
By: Rachel Krause / April 21, 2012

You’re Wasting Water By Shaving Your Legs, Ladies

Who is to blame for Mother Earth's metastasizing environmental crisis? Women, of course. Are we tossing out too many sanitary napkins? Drinking too many lattes in cardboard cups? Well, yes, but this is more serious. Us ladies are "wasting" billions of liters of water every year leaving the water running while we shave our…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2011

Behold, A Wedding Dress Made Out Of Newspaper

You've seen prom dresses fashioned with duct tape. The next DIY sartorial eyeful is a wedding dress made completely from newspaper. I can't imagine any bride wants ink stains on her big day, but at least designer Jenna Braga proves she could hack it on one of those weird "Project…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2011

Jay Leno Tells Ellen Page “We Should Pee Together!”

Not many starlets would talk about pee on "The Tonight Show." But then again, not many stars would ditch fake-baking in Hollywood for composting at an Oregon eco-village. Ellen Page dropped facts about composting — apparently if you build it right, it doesn't smell! — and announced how she and her eco-village pal…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 19, 2010

I’m Not A (Clean) Plastic Bag

Hopefully by now, everyone's invested in a few reusable totes for grocery trips instead of ruining the environment with plastic bags. But while you're being all green and eco-friendly, it's important to remember that between schlepping groceries, gym clothes, and random finds around town, more than a few germs have most likely found their way…
By: Bianca Posterli / June 28, 2010

The Birkin Goes Green

If you can't afford a Birkin but are desperate to show off your fashion sense, then get yourself to Taipei. Some genius over there recognized the need for a Birkin-inspired, eco-friendly tote, so went a little DIY happy and screened an image of the covetable purse onto a canvas bag. Born from the creative moment…
By: Bianca Posterli / June 20, 2010

Are Your Jeans Responsible For Polluting China’s Pearl River?

Pollution of the Pearl River has long posed a problem for China's ecosystem; however, the degree of contamination has become twice as bad since 2007. One reason, according to a new Greenpeace report, points to the denim factories lining the banks of the water. Clearly, China is a huge manufacturer of consumer goods, and the…
By: Leonora Epstein / April 27, 2010

Eating Green Just Got Much Easier

Low-output shower heads kind of suck and fluorescent lighting can make a girl look tragic really fast, so some of us justify our unwillingness to switch over and help the environment out just a little. But when the rare opportunity to stop taking total advantage of the planet while enjoying ourselves comes along, there's really…
By: Lily Q / January 22, 2010

Perfume Has A Carbon Footprint?

Makes sense, actually. Just something you probably never thought of. Now there's the first carbon-free fragrance, brought to you by Blue Marble Energy and Sweet Anthem perfumes. Working together, the environmental org and the perfumery came up with EOS, with a women's version smelling of tea rose and sandalwood, and a unisex potion spiced…
By: Leonora Epstein / January 8, 2010

Change Your Underpants, Change The World

Sometimes I feel bad for not recycling enough, but if going green is as easy as wearing environmentally friendly underpants and results in scoring at the office, I'm down. [NOTCOT]…
By: Susannah Breslin / November 10, 2009

Your Body Is A … Map?

Check out these extraordinarily awesome paper clothing creations by Elisabeth LeCourt, who turns maps into wearable art. Eco-friendly? Yes. Comfortable? I don't know. Durable? I doubt it. Regardless, LeCourt's pleated dresses and chic tops let you look like origami -- if, you know, that's the look you're going for. And, if you ever…
By: Susannah Breslin / November 6, 2009

Quick Pic: What Not To Wear This Halloween

I've seen a lot of really moronic Halloween costumes in my day, but this "eco-friendly" Go Green Girl Costume takes the cake. If global warming eliminates getups like this one, I'm all for it. [Jezebel]…
By: Susannah Breslin / October 12, 2009

Urine Luck! Scientists Envision Pee-Powered Cars

Pee: it's not just for toilets anymore! Scientists at Ohio University say urine from humans and animals can be used to make hydrogen, which creates the hydrogen gas used in fuels when an electric current is sent through it. The power of pee could hypothetically be used to get 90 miles to the gallon o…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 17, 2009

If You’re Really Into Recycling

There are online dating sites geared toward practically any highly specific interest out there, and since people are all about being green, it should be no surprise that there are tons for eco-minded people. Green Singles, Green-Passions, Earth Wise Singles, and Green Speed Dating are…
By: Catherine Strawn / August 15, 2008
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