Posted on 31 October 2011 by Sustainability Digest
One of the downsides of public transportation is that you can’t always expect a free seat, and you can’t save a place for yourself or a friend. But Jaymi showed us a novel solution — fake spilled ice cream cups and coffee to keep potential seat thieves at bay. They’re of dubious morality (and taste), but sometimes, you just need to sit down.
We also have sharks invading a golf course lake, a whale making friends with a motorboat, amazing night sky photography, and more in our roundup of the most popular stories on TreeHugger this month.
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Posted on 29 October 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Courtesy of Audubon /Promo image
Birding can be fun. Except when you have to get up early and it’s cold. That’s why Birding the Net may be so appealing to Internet surfers out there, especially those still wearing pajamas late into the afternoon. Just tongue in cheek, folks, this is about a new social media campaign by Audubon called Birding the Net. Virtual birds have been released all over the series of tubes, and being the first one to catch all of them could net you a grand prize trip to the Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 27 October 2011 by Sustainability Digest
The Once-ler, a clear-cutting industrial polluter. Images courtesy of Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures
The Lorax, champion of the environment, is coming to the big screen in an animated 3D (or rather “Tree-D”) movie featuring Danny DeVito as the grumpy forest creature. Seuss took on consumerism with How the Grinch Stole Christmas and environmental concerns with The Lorax, which has had its share of controversy. What better way to get the message across than in a fantasy land losing its colorful cotton candy-esq…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 20 October 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Chef Christian Escribà making sugar hair… an alternative to nylon? Photo Credit: oh!BCN
Bored of conferences? Looking for inspiration? Then oh!BCN might just be your thing. It is a new kind of happening based around the unusual association of glass and food. We listened to chef Albert Adrià (brother of Ferran from El Bulli), and his …Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 13 October 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Photo: margaret atwood
Margaret Atwood, writer and Canada’s National Treasure, is issuing a limited edition of her latest book on straw paper. The paper is made solely of straw leftover after the grain harvest. Her new book, In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, will be the first in North America to be printed on this energy saving paper….Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 28 September 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Photo credit: D Guisinger/Creative Commons
Every year salmon swim up the Snake river, struggling over 900 miles and up 7,000 vertical feet to their spawning grounds—the highest in the world and among the most important in North America. Before the construction of dams down the length of the river, as many as 30 million fish made the annual journey.
This year, two runners will acco…Read the full story on TreeHugger
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Posted on 12 September 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Photo by Dave Morris/CC
Do you have music guilt? Music glut? Rows and rows of old CDs that haven’t been played in years? If you’re like a lot of people, you rip a CD to your mp3 player or smartphone as soon as you buy it. That’s if you buy the CD at all, since music is available digitally from places like iTunes and Amazon. Not to mention the (illegal) downloading and sharing that goes on online. Still, what do…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 19 August 2011 by Sustainability Digest
The production of petroleum, of metals, and of fertilizer–seen here–result in polluted runoff that, when captured in the right moment, are as beautiful as they are troubling. Photographer J Henry Fair has captured these moments for his new book The Day After Tomorrow and to open viewers to a vision of a cleaner future.
We also have the most incredible edible gardens, 10 gorgeous new bikes we want now, and more, in our photo roun…Read the full story on TreeHugger
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Posted on 16 August 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Finally some of the great heroes of American design are being honoured by the US Postal Service. The twelve designers (one lone female) that have been chosen represent the most important and, dare we say it, iconic designs of the twentiet…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 15 August 2011 by Sustainability Digest
The Sock Summit 2011 was a purl of an event. Held in Portland, Oregon, it was a “one of a kind conference for hand-knitters that explores the humble art form known as the sock.”
Why socks, one might well ask. Well, these thousand or so women have the answer to that one, and it’s not simple.
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