Posts tagged "green week"

Dealbreaker: He Doesn’t Believe In Global Warming

I should have known the relationship was doomed the moment he brought up his all-consuming hobby: race car driving.

I spent an entire summer in the sticks of Ohio and Pennsylvania, feeling like an idiot as my then-boyfriend Sam, his dad, and a friend worked on the car, which was black and blue…

Marisa R. Cordova / April 22, 2011

Earth Week Field Guide: The Earth Mother

Alas, it’s the end of Earth Week. Now that you know all about Freegans, Locavores, Righteous Recyclers, and Eco-Consumers, let’s peek at the Earth Mother. From Gaia, the Greek Goddess of the Earth, to Rachel Carson, whose Silent Spring kick-started the modern green movement in 1962, to Erin Brockovich, who continues to take on corporatio…

Deborah Stein / April 24, 2009

Earth Week Field Guide: The Eco-Consumer

Yep, it’s still Earth Week, y’all. So far, we’ve discussed the Freegan, the Locavore, and the Righteous Recycler. Now, let’s turn our eyes towards Eco-Consumers, who aim to shop their way to a greener planet. You know, the ones who brush with organic toothpaste, wear clothes made from sustainable materials, and wipe with recycled TP.

Deborah Stein / April 23, 2009

Earth Week Field Guide: The Righteous Recycler

Big ups for Earth Day! On Monday, we gave you the skinny on Freegans, and yesterday we profiled Locavores. Today, we’re loving on the Righteous Recycler. You know, that friend who picks your Diet Coke can out of the trash and keeps it until you pass a recycling bin, unplugs all electronics, and composts foodthing…

Deborah Stein / April 22, 2009

Throw A Green Party

Tuesday was Earth Day, but now that the weekend is here, you can actually celebrate. Here are a few (pretty obvious) tips to help you get your green on.

Everyone looks better when the lights are way down low. The Sun Jar captures energy throughout the day so you’ll have five hours of it…

Catherine Strawn / April 25, 2008

Crave: High-Waisted Pants That Look Good And Do Good

High-waisted pants are tricky. They have the potential to make even the Skinniest Minnie look dumpy. But this pair from eco-friendly designer Anna Cohen (her company runs on sustainable practices, from raw materials to end-of-life use) has the ever-so-elongating vertical stripes and an extra long leg that fit down over a pair of high-heels. [AnnaCohen.com

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 24, 2008

Han Solo Gets His Chest Waxed

Harrison Ford got his chest waxed on Access Hollywood in order to shock people into paying attention to deforestation. This is especially interesting considering how shy and reclusive the Indiana Jones star is known for being. Apparently the painful removing of his chest hair is supposed to draw a parallel to the devastating impact deforestatio…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 24, 2008

Crave: Wallpaper That Adds Ambiance And Eco-Friendliness To Your Abode

Ninety-percent of the reason I want to own a house someday is so I can wallpaper every room in a different pattern. WalnutWallpaper.com sells wallpaper that is made from non-toxic materials such as water-based ink and untreated papers (no chemical waterproofing of any kind), not to mention wallpaper with some of the coolest and hard…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 23, 2008

The Daily Hotness: Colin Beavan

Colin Beavan, his wife, and their young daughter have spent the last year trying to lead a no carbon impact lifestyle in New York City, blogging about the experience on “No Impact Man”. The experiment included, among other things, producing no trash except for what went into a compost, purchasing no goods except…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 23, 2008

Crave: A Necklace That Even An Elephant Would Love

Isn’t this necklace pretty? It’s made from orange tagua which is a vegetable alternative to ivory. Beautiful and yet it doesn’t eff with elephants! Happy Earth Day! [$200, GreenWithGlamour.com]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 22, 2008

Crave: An Eco-Friendly, Yet Threatening Hoodie

Happy Earth Day, a day early! [$155, Katherine E. Hamnett]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 21, 2008