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Care To Ride A Silhouette Horsey In An Ecotard?

Biking is better for the environment. Why not do it with a sense of horsey humor, in an ecotard? Earlier today we reported on two women who plan to traverse 10,000 miles of Silk Road on bicycles. Their mission is serious – to promote trans-boundary conservation of fragile ecosystems. Now Treehugger has introduced an entirely […]

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Junktion’s upcycling sale for the holidays

A Clearance sale and the approaching High Holidays provide good excuses to check out Junktion Studio’s upcycled, recycled, unique designs. The Jewish High Holidays are coming up in just a couple of weeks, and for some of us this is a traditional time to exchange gifts. In Israel these gifts often come in the form […]

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Interview with Egyptian Eco-Fashion Designer Nadia Nour

Since her launch in 2008, Egyptian fashion designer Nadia Nour has been wowing fashionistas with her elegantly glamorous and individual fashion range which also happen to be environmentally-friendly. Graduating with a degree in Fashion and Philosophy, it’s seems that Nadia Nour was destined to create an ethical fashion range that gracefully combines her love for […]

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Waste Lb Design so Lebanese Waste Fewer Plastic Bags

Plastic bags are evil.  They are not biodegradable, pollute our landfills, pollute our waterways, convince fish and ducks that they’re food… it’s pretty well established that they’re just bad news.  While activists encourage consumers to try using fewer bags, or sometimes try to ban the use of plastic bags entirely, the truth is that these […]

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Green Lullaby Makes Recycled Dollhouses and Doll Cradles

Ecomum has already sung the praises of Israeli company Green Lullaby’s cardboard-made EcoCradle.  Made completely out of corrugated cardboard, this lightweight and easily assemblable cradle is a great eco friendly alternative to new, shiny wood or metal cribs and can be used for a baby’s first few months.  EcoCradles are completely recyclable, made mostly from […]

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"Eco-Design" Still A Trend To Follow In 2009

Some say that Eco-Design and other green initiatives are just a trend and it’ll go away like many other buzzwords. According to Trendwatching.com this is not the case. It looks like Simplexity is going to rule 2009. We’ll see more designed products that carry a simple design, maintaining ease of use while not giving up […]

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Cradle to Cradle or Cradle to Grave?

Two of the most basic terms in the ecological and sustainable design and architecture fields are “Cradle to Grave” and “Cradle to Cradle”. They relate to the product life cycle from the raw materials (Cradle) to disposal (Grave). What is Cradle to Grave A term used in life-cycle analysis to describe the entire life of […]

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DIY Heating: 2 Knitting Needles Studio

The winter months are fast approaching, and more of us are feeling the need to look for things to keep us warm – whether it be soup, sweaters, slippers, or socks.  And for those of us who are trying to be green, the more we can avoid using electricity and non-renewable energy for our heating […]

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Buy Big

More often than not the bigger package is the better deal. Don’t believe me? Check for yourself. Even in Israel where it is harder to find the “supersavings” in a regular supermarket the bigger package will more likely give you bigger bang for your buck. The eco-benefit is that you’ll be saving on packaging as […]