Green Roof Design – Rooftops as sustainable, functional and gorgeous green spaces.
“Rooftops as sustainable, functional and gorgeous green spaces. Around the globe, more focus is being put on utilizing the vast square footage of the roof. People are creating private, green havens of relaxation or gardens that provide fresh, pesticide-free fruits and vegetables.”
Oysters are becoming extinct as 85 per cent of worlds reefs disappear
“Oyster reefs around the world are disappearing so fast that more than 85 per cent have been lost to disease and over-harvesting, according to a study.The mollusk is disappearing from its natural habitat and is now ‘functionally extinct’ in many places due to over-exploitation, scientists believe.In areas such as the Wadden Sea in Europe and [...]
Potting Shed Creations – Grow Bottle hydroponic herb containers from reclaimed, cut wine bottles
“Part of Potting Shed Creations’ new line of products coming Sring 2011, the Grow Bottle makes hydroponic herb farming compact and easy to do indoors year-round. Potting Shed Creations prides itself on its sustainable, forward-thinking gardening products. The Grow Bottle, upcycled and composed completely of sourced and re-purposed materials, is no exception. They make the [...]
Vacavaliente Leather Leaf Tray
“Argentine design collective VacaValiente ($18) is known for recycling leather into happiness. Their Leaf Tray, which functions as a catch-all for the house, embodies the firm’s optimistic approach.”
Is It Possible to Make a Hamburger Greener?
“The World Wildlife Fund has begun a conversation about, of all things, sustainable beefThe WWF, led by Jason Clay, its iconoclastic senior vice president for “market transformation,” last fall convened a Global Conference on Sustainable Beef, bringing together environmentalists, academics and industry giants including McDonald’s, Walmart, Cargill and JBS, a Brazilian company that calls itself [...]
Ballard Bee unfiltered and raw honey
Corky Luster is a Seattle-based certified beekeeper. Two years ago he launched Ballard Bee, an enterprise he calls an “urban pollination company.” His fast-growing initiative includes 60 onsite beehives at his Northwest Seattle home, plans to expand to 100 in the coming year and hives placed throughout his neighborhood. Luster maintains the hives and compensates [...]
Culinarium: Toronto based gourmet food shop featuring local foods of Ontario.
Your Trusted Source for Local Food. We are a unique gourmet food store in Mid-Town Toronto that showcases exceptional Ontario products and the passionate people behind them. At Culinarium™ we offer a range of organic, natural, artisanal and / or sustainably produced products. These products range from preserves to snacks, cheeses to meats, non-perishables to [...]
Corn plastic spoons | Sustainable Party
These spoons are made from heat resistant corn plastic, also known as crystalized polylactic acid (CPLA). CPLA is an alternative to the typical oil-based plastics and it is made from a vegetable (USA-grown corn in this case!). 100% renewable, biodegradable and compostable! CPLA, made from corn, meets the ASTM D6400 compostable plastic standards and should [...]
Victory Garden of Tomorrow Remixes Posters From the Past : TreeHugger
“I have a thing about WWII motivational and propaganda posters and get a kick out of modern remixes of them. Portland artist Joe Wirtheim has introduced a line of them, called the Victory Garden of Tomorrow. He calls it “an art campaign committed to civic innovation and social progress. It is activist art for new [...]