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How to pick up a shoe: Vintage photos of 'correct' postures for household chores

Article: How to pick up a shoe: Vintage photos of 'correct' postures for household chores

From the Internet time capsule (or rather from Cornell University Library’s digital collection of images on photo series from the 1920s of a former Cornell alumnus Ruth Kellogg “demonstrating correct postures for various forms of housework.” I guess these photos could be viewed as early ergonomic manuals of sorts. These were published in

Lazy green landscaping: meadowing

Article: Lazy green landscaping: meadowing

Want to convert your front lawn into a garden or a native plant habitat? You’re likely looking at a lot of work in terms of killing off or digging up sod (we’re assuming you wouldn’t just douse it with herbicide), preparing the soil, and putting in new plants.

Turns out there’s a method that the Lazy Environmentalist would love: meadowing.

Midwest Wine Industry Needs New Herbicide-resistant Grape

Article: Midwest Wine Industry Needs New Herbicide-resistant Grape

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, October 14, 2008 (ENS) – An herbicide that effectively kills broadleaf weeds in corn, but also has wiped out most of the grapes in Illinois and other Midwestern states, may finally have met a grape it cannot kill. Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new grape called Improved Chancellor which…

World's Largest Bank Joins Sustainability Network

Article: World's Largest Bank Joins Sustainability Network

BOSTON, Massachusetts, April 7, 2008 (ENS) – The world’s largest financial services company, Citi Inc., has joined a network of investors, environmental groups and other public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges. Citi was approved March 27 as a Ceres network company by the Ceres board of directors, who cited the company’s…

In the Future: Design Through Bytes, Not ________

Article: In the Future: Design Through Bytes, Not ________

The inherent contradiction between “sustainable design” and creating more stuff — whose relative necessity and functionality may vary from person to person — is a difficult issue for TreeHuggers to reconcile sometimes. While our favorite designs sure look good and offer a greener alternative and lighter carbon footprint [www.sundance.tv], does the benefit of owning them…