Why Virgin America Gets It

It’s no coincidence that when billionaire Richard Branson launched the US edition of his Virgin Airlines over here he chose the San Francisco Bay Area as its headquarters. The brand’s philosophy and attitude make Virgin America more…



Solar Camera Strap

As solar technology advances, we’re seeing more ways to harness the sun’s rays to recharge everyday appliances. From the practical, such as iPhone covers that have photovoltaic panels- although, I’d like to talk to someone who’s successfully…



The (re) Rise of Odwalla

Odwalla is no BP. Just about everything about the two companies is different. But could the oil giant learn a thing or two from the makers of Mango Tango? If you’re a consumer of a certain age, you…


Green Satire: UCB’s ‘Coffee Spill’

As we noted earlier this month, BP’s Deep Horizon oil spill appears to be the worst man-made environmental disaster of our lifetime. The damage to the Gulf Coast, the ecosystem, the economy, people’s lives, is difficult to…



The Living Vending Machine

Living walls allow a rural aesthetic to emerge in an urban setting. These vertical gardens, usually growing on the side of buildings, not only bring green into an otherwise brick and mortar realm but, in some case, help to…



Rethinking The Clothes Hanger

The clothes hanger is one of those household objects that must somehow be breeding in your closet. They multiply. And when they break, how many of us think to recycle them? Old hangers do sometimes find a new…