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Convenient Composting for Urbanites

In a tight urban space, committing to compost isn’t the easiest of feats. But in Washington, D.C. residents will soon be able to reap the benefits of composting without dealing with its difficulties. Launching this spring, Compost Cab will provide customers with a bin which can then be filled with […]

Is Single-Use Plastic on Its Way Out?

Did you know that each year Americans throw away around 100 billion polyethylene plastic bags? Less than 0.6 percent of those are recycled. And that Americans buy 28 billion disposable plastic bottles of water a year? When we’re on the go it’s easy to forget about the real impact of […]

Wall Street Sequel Sees Two Kinds of Green

From the Street… Many of us were too young to remember Oliver Stone’s dispiriting 1987 ode to greenbacks – which became a template for corporate boilerplate, earned Michael Douglas an Oscar, and minted the ubiquitous mantra, “greed is good.” Douglas’s character, Gordon Gekko, has been excavated and given a quick […]

The Friday Five, Vol. 25

A weekly roundup of EcoSalon’s top stories. We like being single but we also like companionship. In Abigail Wick’s weekly column Sex By Numbers, she tackles the topic: Can I Stay Single But Commit To One Man? Wick decides to address the issue penning it as an open letter to […]

Bad Behavior? Don’t Make Excuses

A friend of mine – a therapist in a halfway house – once described a harrowing incident where a burly Hell’s Angel guy barged into a group therapy session, hollering and waving his arms around like a maniac. He was was having an “episode” that would’ve scared the bejeezus out […]

Wake Up and Smell the Polymers

Imagine a TV ad featuring a loopy  Zooey Deschanel singing the praises of plastic. Not pretty, nor as comfy as the touch and feel of cotton – which carries its share of pitfalls as well. Still, ubiquitous plastic has functioned as the toxic fabric of our lives for the past […]

From The Vault: Complicating Earth, Taking Names

7 stops to give you a small portrait of the world we live in. We hope you enjoyed Libby Lowe’s gorgeous glimpse of Vietnam this week! However much smaller the internet makes the world feel, it’s still just as vast and diverse as it ever was. Here’s a 7-stop trip […]

Getting Our Green On at EcoSalon

The hard working contributors, columnists and editors at EcoSalon are earning their green stripes, blazing the trails and taking their proven commitment to sustainable living beyond the daily blog. Our strides are so darn exciting, we simply can’t keep them to ourselves. Ready, set, kvel! Fashion Editor Amy DuFault has […]

Send Your Green Message on a Stamp

If you’re sending correspondence through the mail these days, why not design your own stamps to promote your green message? Many sites, including Zazzle.com, allow you to either select from their designs or customize your own using photos or images downloaded from your computer. If you decide to make stamps […]

I Want My Green TV

This week on eco-friendly television, Leonardo DiCaprio took us to Greensburg, KS, the first sustainable city, and Jon Stewart had a few words to say about Senator Lindsey Graham (mostly “waa”). Once again prompting us to cry out “I Want My Green TV!” Can Greensburg Sustain Sustainability? Out of the […]

The Skinny on Green Models: Size 10 Still a Cut Below?

Is a fuller figure feasible in the world of haute hemp? It’s a question that has been nagging at me ever since seeing Bahar Shahpar’s last few ready-to-wear collections. Sure, leggy is cool, but can’t Shahpar offer up vegans with more meat on their bones? The eco fashion pioneer has […]

Real Lessons from Arizona

When I was in a college I had a friend named Henry. He wasn’t my closest comrade, by any stretch, but he was part of our little posse and was as friendly to me as anyone else in the group – eye-to-eye handshakes, hugs, pats on the back and pints […]

Weed Killing, Naturally

A day or two after reading the study about Roundup’s toxic dangers, I came across a post at WebMD that’s all about how to kill weeds the natural way. No chemicals. No hazards. All you have to do is use simple everyday ingredients found around the house. Like…water. Boil it […]

Is Your Pet Fat? Statistically, Most Likely

Got a cat or dog that could spare to lose a few? According to the 2009 Pet Obesity Study conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, over 50 percent of our dogs and cats are overweight or obese. Like in people, obesity contributes to numerous health concerns in companion […]

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Do People Blow Your Mind? You Just Might Be a Humanist: HyperKulture

Some people experience overwhelming awe in church, some on magnificent mountaintops, some in elegant equations. But some of us tend to get “it” when witnessing stunning examples of our human footprint. If that sounds like you, you just might be a humanist—something with very down-to-earth implications.   “I was blown […]

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Do People Blow Your Mind? You Just Might Be a Humanist: HyperKulture

Some people experience overwhelming awe in church, some on magnificent mountaintops, some in elegant equations. But some of us tend to get “it” when witnessing stunning examples of our human footprint. If that sounds like you, you just might be a humanist—something with very down-to-earth implications.   “I was blown […]