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01.23.11

WindMade Product Labels

We’ve come to rely on certain symbols to know which products are made responsibly. The recycling arrows, CFC-free, not tested on animals, USDA Organic, Fair Trade, as this video suggests, these labels help us choose between things we want…

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01.07.11

Empire State To Go 100% Wind Power

The 102-story landmark will buy 100% of its power from wind farms owned by Green Mountain Energy Company.

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12.29.10

LTT Picks 2010: Roving Green Roof

One of our favorite concepts of 2010 was Marco Castro Cosio’s roving green roof project, Bus Roots. As we noted then, more than half the world’s population now lives in cities, but increasingly urbanization doesn’t…

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12.23.10

“Against Dumb” Purchases

The psychology of shopping is fascinating- how marketing can influence buying decisions, how product placement in a store can convert into sales. The sensory barrage is different online than in a store, but are we more or less likely…

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12.09.10

Renting Your Christmas Tree

There are a lot of ideas out there for ‘greening your holiday traditions.’ Some of them (“don’t travel to see your family”, “don’t buy any stuff”, etc…) aren’t likely to catch on. Then there are the ideas…

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12.02.10

Hotel Rewards Smart Travel Choices

Cambridge, MA is synonymous with intelligence. Home to MIT and Harvard, the city is practically a ‘smart idea’ factory. But this particular smart idea comes from the Charles Hotel, which has developed an array of…

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