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    Chai Mulch

    April 14, 8:56 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    Some people's gardens have the slight aroma of nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. Their gardens are mulched with recycled Chai or tea. "Chai mulch" (heh) is the invention of Ken Foster, founder of Terra Nova Ecological Landscaping in Santa Cruz, California. He

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    GroundScape Recycled Tire Mulch

    April 11, 8:04 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    GroundScape turns car tires into color-fast mulch that actually looks a bit like bark mulch. We’re not quite sure what to make of it. It’s great to find a way to recycle tires (without turning them into hillbilly flowerpots), but the decay of natural

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    New Lifewood Furniture from CWI

    April 11, 3:56 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    Creative Woodwork International makes transforming outdoor furniture using plantation eucalyptus imported from Vietnam. Eucalyptus is a renewable, inexpensive alternative to teak. Its density, straight grain, smooth finish, and honey color make it an

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    TreeHugging Is More Than Just Talk

    April 8, 8:30 AM by Dominic Muren in Natural Sciences

    You all know that Treehugger is firmly rooted in progressive, stylish environmentalism. Consequently, our name is a little tongue in cheek, since this is the last place you will find hemp sandals and Grateful Dead T-Shirts. But maybe we spoke too

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    Trees for Cities

    April 7, 5:45 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    Woody Allen once said "that of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps most remarkable." The good folks at Trees for Cities obviously agree, they're planting groves of urban trees in cities as diverse as Madrid, Manchester and Addis

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    Very Cool Igloo Making Tool

    April 6, 8:31 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    Before the snow completely melts Treehugger wants to try this igloo-building tool from Grand Shelters. One fills the form with snow, then uses the arm like a drafting compass to place the blocks in a perfect circle. The Inuit in Canada have demonstrated

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    Sunlawn Lawn Mowers

    March 31, 11:11 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    Ah, the sounds and smells of spring. Birds chirping, people laughing, flowers and freshly cut grass. But man, don’t ya hate it when you can smell the gasoline from a lawnmower and see it polluting the air? Ew – now that ruined the mood. Let's take a

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    Earthpaks

    March 21, 9:00 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    These bags aren’t like the Eclipse Solar Gear Reactor Backpack or the Voltaic Solar Backpack for one obvious reason – they aren’t solar. But they are indeed TreeHugger. Earthpaks are sporty bags with rugged utility and are environmentally conscious at

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    Henry Hall Design Pure Outdoor Furnishings Collection

    March 9, 11:44 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    It’s almost that time of year again (almost)—time to start thinking about outdoor furniture. Where will yours go and where will you go to get it? If you’re in the market for new pieces this season, try Henry Hall Designs’s new Pure collection. The

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    Self sufficiency in one square foot: SFG grid

    March 5, 3:01 PM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    One step up from the windowbox, SquareFootGardening (SFG) offers city dwellers a chance to relax in their very own compact market garden. This is a modular system of four foot by four foot wooden or plastic boxes. These are sub-divided into a grid of

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    Be Green, Get Clean: Belvisi Solar Shower

    February 23, 7:15 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    While full on solar water heating is becoming more and more affordable, and may soon be available easily to the average do-it-yourselfer, it's not the only way that you can cut energy consumption from hot water. If you've got a backyard pool, or

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    Southsea Deckchairs: Love is...Eternally Yours

    February 15, 5:20 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    On the morrow of the most romantic of days, Treehugger brings you closer to your loved one. Enter the Wide Boy, a ‘double’ deckchair encouraging close encounters of a different kind. Brainchild of Southsea Deckchairs, Portsmouth, UK, this XXL seating

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    Surfrider and Summit Foundations

    February 4, 8:57 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    If you've ever dipped your toe in the salty brine of our magnificent oceans, then you might've heard of the Surfrider Foundation. Formed over twenty years ago by a handful of dedicated waxheads, looking to protect the playground that bleached their

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    The Big Issue

    February 2, 1:36 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    The Big Issue is a very successful program for street people in the UK, Australia and parts of Africa but as not widely known in the US. Basically, street people sell a newspaper/magazine call the 'Big Issue', and they keep 50% of the sale price in their

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    Indigo Bamboo Snowboard

    January 28, 12:23 PM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    We’ve shown you snowboards and surfboards in the past that meet our ethical and aesthetic standards, now along comes another snow toy that we think you’ll find to your liking. Indigo’s Bamboo snowboard is made of just that (well, the veneer is; the core

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    Arbor Snowboards

    January 19, 11:49 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    It’s sad, but true: Much of the gear that gets us to the pristine outdoors spaces that we adore has dirty little secrets that we don’t like to think about. Take for example, surfboards, sailboats, and snowboards made of fiberglass (cringe). Not too

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    Outdoor Retailer Winter Market now even greener

    January 12, 2:00 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    How’s about a little organic whole food, eaten off recycled paper products and washed down with environmentally friendly brewed beer, while you listen to an activist singer/song writer perform? Not your normal industry bash, that's for sure. We’ve

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    Eastern Active Technology

    January 12, 1:42 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    Every now and and then along comes a product line that just eats up the competition. You’re licking your lips, just waiting to get your hands on it. Such is the product from these guys. A range of outdoor equipment made from biodegradable fabrics,

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