• Earth Day, Every Day

    Earth Day, Every Day

    June 12, 2013

    Angela Topp is a tree hugger, and to tree huggers’ it’s Earth Day every day of the year. In 2010, Angela decided to cement her legacy in Grand Rapids as an eco-warrior by founding Tree Huggers, an earthy-friendly retail store in East Hills, Grand Rapids. With the idea of ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ in mind, she opened a […]

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  • PaperGator

    May 31, 2013

    There is not a lot to get excited at when looking at the PaperGator, it looks a lot like your average dumpster. The PaperGator, however is no average dumpster as it not only helps the environment, but helps nonprofit churches and schools earn money. Look around your home; do you have old papers lying around? Phonebooks? Magazines? […]

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  • Not the SAME Sustainability

    Not the SAME Sustainability

    May 20, 2013

    The beautiful children of Keholani Village outside of Pretoria, South Africa greet each day’s sunrise with a significant set of challenges. Most of the orphans of Keholani live with the unrelenting struggles including illness, severe poverty, dehydration and malnutrition. They are quick to hold your hand or reach for a hug and will gladly share […]

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  • Deep in Brooklyn, two farmers are redefining the notion of a “community garden”

    July 18, 2011

    The trend of community gardens, back yard farms and farmers’ markets in Bushwick continues to grow in popularity, and while most of these have a commercial component, one local project considers itself outside the market. And Bushwick City Farm, built on a narrow abandoned lot under the J train tracks amidst bodegas, nail salons, and dollar stores, is flourishing. Freshly […]

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  • Kansas town rises green from tornado rubble

    June 27, 2011

      When community leaders in tornado-ravaged places such as Joplin, Mo., consider the future, they look to Greensburg, Kansas. Destroyed by a powerful tornado on May 4, 2007, Greensburg is renowned for its rebirth as a community of sustainable living. The town has energy-saving buildings and landscaping at every turn, drawing curious public officials and […]

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  • One tree planted for each wooden watch sold

    April 8, 2011

    We’ve already seen jewelry made from both reclaimed and sustainably mined materials. Guided by a similarly eco-minded philosophy, Los Angeles-based (and Florence-born) WeWood crafts wooden watches and plants a new tree for every watch it sells. WeWood timepieces offer Miyota movements in a variety of designs that are completely devoid of artificial and toxic materials, […]

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  • Hoboken, NJ, Pays Citizens to go Car-Free

    October 7, 2010

    Click on the link below to learn how a NJ town is paying its citizens to ditch their cars. http://bit.ly/aUkLRz

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