05.11.10

Distilling Simplicity

During his recent presentation at a TED conference in Los Angeles, celebrated chemist and Harvard professor George Whitesides closes with two quotes; “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” (Albert Einstein) “You know…

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05.07.10

It’s like Mom says…

In honor of Mother’s Day- thank you to all you Moms out there, where would we be without you?!- LTT goes back to the basics. Responsibility, consideration, care, these are concepts first taught to us by our mother,s…

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04.29.10

Recycled Island Paradise

One of our readers sent us an iPhone pic (below) of a man-made island, built from recycled plastic bottles. The brain-child of British eco-pioneer Richart Sowa, Spiral Island II, as it’s called, is actually his second recycled island (the…

04.22.10

OneDegreeTV: Essential Oils vs Mainstream Synthetics

In another webisode of One Degree TV, we pay a visit to Burlington, VT-based Lunaroma to talk with owner Leila Bringas about some of the benefits of botanically-based essential oils and how mainstream synthetic alternatives are not only…

04.07.10

TED: How to start a movement

This is almost TED meets Monty Python- you can hear John Cleese saying, “and now for something completely different.” But here’s Derek Sivers, founder of the successful indie music retailer CD Baby, showing some…

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04.06.10

Brands: Ben & Jerry’s Tries To Stay True To Its Roots

My affection for Ben & Jerry’s goes beyond my Phish Food obsession. As a Vermonter- though, admittedly, like Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield themselves, not born and bred- I see the ice cream maker as the quintessential Vermont company…

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