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School cafeterias now offering compostable plates at mealtime

Good news! An alliance of the largest school boards in the U.S. has opted to spend a bit more on compostable plates in order to cut down on waste.

Source: Culture feed | 22 May 2015 | 4:00 pm MSD

A lesson in garage sales

I never knew garage sales were such a big deal, until I moved to a small town where there's not much else happening on Saturday mornings in the summertime -- and then I, too, became addicted.

Source: Culture feed | 20 May 2015 | 4:00 pm MSD

School of Visual Arts intervention questions the role of gender in design

This year at WantedDesign, SVA students took on the question of gender with a project titled Engender.

Source: Culture feed | 18 May 2015 | 8:17 pm MSD

Exquisite art installation shows Amsterdam flooded with water made from light (video)

Artist Daan Roosegaarde creates a surreal dreamscape of what the city would look like without flood control.

Source: Culture feed | 15 May 2015 | 7:11 pm MSD

Etsy might not change the world, but it's the best we've got for now

The shopping world is rife with corruption and exploitation, and while it would be lovely for companies to mend their evil ways, that's highly unlikely. In the meantime, Etsy provides a decent alternative for conscientious shoppers.

Source: Culture feed | 13 May 2015 | 4:00 pm MSD

Cars, not strangers, are the biggest threat to kids

Far more kids die each year in automobile accidents than get abducted in stereotypical 'stranger danger' situations. Why is so little being done about that?

Source: Culture feed | 12 May 2015 | 4:00 pm MSD

Toronto is building a Museum Without Walls

The new Museum for Toronto has no fixed address. This could be the virtual future of museums.

Source: Culture feed | 12 May 2015 | 3:00 pm MSD

Show moms around the world some love by choosing Fairtrade for Mother's Day

As you spoil mom on Mother's Day, amplify your appreciation by opting for Fairtrade products that will turn the day into something even more meaningful.

Source: Culture feed | 7 May 2015 | 7:53 pm MSD

What I'm doing to fight climate change

A post in which I respond to a reader's question about what I'm doing to fight climate change in my personal life.

Source: Culture feed | 6 May 2015 | 4:00 pm MSD

Happy May Day, which used to be green instead of red

How a day originally celebrating fertility and life became International Workers Day and something else in America.

Source: Culture feed | 1 May 2015 | 2:26 pm MSD

Oh No Mommy! Will the Greenies Take Fireworks Away From Us?

Obligatory Post About Green Fireworks for the 4th of July Fireworks are fun - who doesn't like explosions? - and a good excuse to get together with family and friends, but they're also not very clean. In Beijing, China, the smoke from fireworks during the new year celebrations tripled pollution levels overnight, and the toxic metals used to get the bright colorful sparks fall back to Earth, contaminating soil and water. Is there something we can do without losing the fireworks?

Source: LivingECHO | 3 Jul 2009 | 12:11 am MSD

Do Roses Stink?

For Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions, giving flowers often seems like a gift from Mother Nature herself.

But when flowers are doused in pesticides and transported long (i.e., energy-intensive) distances, their eco-appeal quickly evaporates.  The health impact conventionally-grown flowers has makes them even less desirable.

Source: LivingECHO | 14 Feb 2008 | 10:19 am MSK

The Natural Collection Supports Peace One Day Today

We're sure that millions of people all around the world have made a commitment to today's International Day of Peace.

Source: LivingECHO | 12 Oct 2007 | 2:07 am MSD

Taking Back the Streets: TreeHugger Tips For Car Free Day

Here are some ideas for World Car Free Day to take back our streets:...

Source: LivingECHO | 12 Oct 2007 | 1:57 am MSD

Seven Easy Pieces for Fall: Women

A new wind is starting to blow and you can almost smell change crackle in the air,...

Source: LivingECHO | 12 Oct 2007 | 1:56 am MSD


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