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Boulder, Colo. to join other cities in single stream recycling and composting

“Single stream” isn’t a euphemism for some new and detrimental Army Corps of Engineers water management program. It’s a recycling system being deployed all over the continent in cities like San Francisco, Toronto, Denver, Tucson, …

Yaoza!

Yao Ming to serve as UNEP ‘environmental champion’

Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player extraordinaire and eco-activist green Olympian, recently agreed to be the United Nations Environmental Program’s first-ever “Environmental Champion.” Yao accepted the UNEP’s invitation the day after the Olympics opening ceremony in …

More EEStor lore for the hardcore

EEStor founder says things are on track for commercial production in 2009

Those of you have have been following the EEStor saga will want to check out this new article in Technology Review and this blog post, both by Tyler Hamilton. Seems EEStor founder and CEO Dick …

Let's handcuff the property cops

Homeowner associations restrict eco-friendly practices in favor of aesthetics

This post comes to us via the Land Institute’s Prairie Writers Circle. —– Susana Tregobov dries clothes on a line behind her Maryland townhouse, saving energy and money. But now her homeowners association has ordered …

Making a stink about green(ish) deodorants

Choosing a deodorant can be the pits. Upon moving to Washington, D.C., about a year ago, I quickly realized two things: Our Nation’s Capitol was built on a swamp and The Hill is called that …

The people came

New York City’s inaugural Summer Streets event a big hit

StreetFilms writes … … the New York City Department of Transportation held its first Summer Streets event on Saturday by opening 7 miles of city streets to pedestrians and bike traffic only. From 7 AM …

Don't like the sound of that ...

Green music festivals losing money

Music festivals across the country are going green … but losing green in the process. By the numbers, green festivals can be both encouraging and discouraging. Jeremy Stein, one of the producers of Rothbury, which …

IKEA invests in cleantech, may soon stock solar panels

Heading to IKEA for some meatballs and easy-to-assemble furniture? You may soon be able to pick up solar panels as well. The Swedish manufacturer plans to invest some $75 million in a handful of cleantech …

From Pole to Paris

Ladder rip Who’s steamy, dreamy, and good with a well-greased pole? These South Florida firefighters, whose 2009 charity calendar showcases sustainable wood. We just hope they put out … fires, that is. Photo: Apollo GT …

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