google

Artist Spotlight: Ji Lee, "Insanely Awesome Designer"

Artist Spotlight: Ji Lee, "Insanely Awesome Designer"

Okay, not to oversell it, but Ji Lee really is an insanely awesome designer. He is currently the Creative Director of Google Labs at…uhm, Google, which you may have heard of. If not, I suggest visiting the Internets. His freelance and independent projects, many which are topical, have captured a lot of buzz from his…

Tutorial: Creating Event or Location Map Markers

Tutorial: Creating Event or Location Map Markers

Welcome to Eco-mmunity. This website aims to connect people to all the green resources in the world. One of those resources is environmental events and important environmental locations. Creating event and location markers in Eco-mmunity is a great way to create awareness about ways to lessen damage to the environment, and also to protect special…

TUTORIAL: Advertising Your Business

TUTORIAL: Advertising Your Business

Welcome to Eco-mmunity. This website aims to connect people to all the green resources in the world. Listing your business here is free and it can only help spread the word about the sustainable value of your goods and services. Step One – Create a membership with Sundance Channel. Once you have logged in to…

Virginia is for Levers

Virginia is for Levers

Polls just closed in Virginia, but this is not the end to what we’ll be hearing about this state. The get-out-the-vote slogan here should have been “Rock the Vote (but not too much!)” Polls were not prepared for high voter turnout in the state this election. Voting machines broke down in northern Virginia (but that’s…

Obama's Family Skeletons

Obama's Family Skeletons

Aarrgggghhh! Murphy’s Law has struck again. Here we are in the home stretch of this historic election, four days from the finish line when every narrative of the last 10 months is reaching a high-pitched whine, and my most crucial research tool is on the fritz. This is seriously vexing. I’m talking, of course, about…

Voter: What's Your Type?

Voter: What's Your Type?

University of Iowa Professor and author of the book, How Voters Decide [books.google.com], David Redlawsk has broken down how voters make decisions into four categories of voters: confirmative, fast & frugal, intuitive, and rational. Confirmative: These voters vote along party lines. The look for any additional information they gather to further confirm their beliefs. Fast…

Eleventh-Hour Name Calling

Eleventh-Hour Name Calling

Dave the Dentist, Tito the Builder, Joe the Florist, Phil the Bricklayer and Pam the Republican Teacher are just a few of the characters John McCain has met in his own great schlep through Central Florida the critical battleground states of Ohio and Florida. While Sarah Palin is running around spouting keywords like “terrorist” and…

Obama Smears Scrape Bottom, Break Through, Continue Digging

Obama Smears Scrape Bottom, Break Through, Continue Digging

There’s been recent talk in the blogosphere about “Peak Wingnut Theory,” [blogsearch.google.com] that moment when the lizard brains that still believe Obama is a not-so-secret Muslim plotting with Louis Farrakhan to steal white people’s precious bodily fluids reach the apex of incoherent insanity. Any and every crackpot conspiracy theory will be thrown against the wall…

The Amazing Race

The Amazing Race

The New York Times has been running a series of articles about race and how both campaigns have avoided the topic. The article The Times published yesterday, In Voting Booth, Race May Play a Bigger Role [www.nytimes.com] asserts that the public discourses ignores race. The worry, according to the article, is that race is is…

Air Space

Air Space

As Obama rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where does he go? It’s primetime network television! Barack Obama has purchased a half hour of prime time programming on Oct 29th at 8pm, on CBS and NBC. He is the first candidate since–Ross Perot in 1992–to purchase…

Reading Comprehension 102: On the Economy

Reading Comprehension 102: On the Economy

Given the lack of damage control in her seemingly never-ending supply of weapons-grade dumb [blogs.reuters.com], it’s tempting to believe that Sarah Palin has all the self-awareness of a coffee grinder. Occasionally, though, something breaks through; she senses people are……mocking her? Is that the right word?…. and feels compelled to take another bite at the apple.…

Swing State Destinations

Swing State Destinations

The stakes couldn’t be higher at home or abroad leading into the general election. Polls show McCain and Obama in a dead heat with just six weeks to go. The economy has gone to shit. And if you haven’t been laid off yet, you could be very soon. Seems like the perfect time to pack…

2008 Cape Farewell Voyage

2008 Cape Farewell Voyage

The current climate-induced peril the world is experiencing can often be described in very drab, academic jargon that only a scientist would understand. This “members only” quality of the environmental movement presents a major barrier to involving a huge segment of the population in a concerted effort to reverse climate change. There are still people…

Clean Up The World Maps Activities Online

Clean Up The World Maps Activities Online

SYDNEY, Australia, September 19, 2008 (ENS) – A new online tool will track environmental protection activities across the planet as part of the annual Clean Up the World Weekend, the United Nations Environment Programme announced today. Clean Up the World Weekend, celebrated globally on the third weekend in September, starts today. Clean Up the World…

On THE GREEN: BUSINESS

On THE GREEN: BUSINESS

Business makes the human world go around in the 21st century. With the exception of a few native cultures hidden away in jungles, who shoot arrows at helicopters they see as “flying black monsters,” there is no part of the world that is not affected by the way in which the world’s companies conduct business.…

Michigan Joins Climate Savers Computing Initiative

Michigan Joins Climate Savers Computing Initiative

LANSING, Michigan, April 22, 2008 (ENS) – Governor Jennifer Granholm today announced that Michigan will be joining the Climate Savers Computing Initiative to encourage the utilization of more energy efficient computers and servers in state offices and agencies. With some 55,000 desktop computers and laptops and nearly 3,700 servers in state government, the annual estimated…

Nanosolar INC. Creates Solar Plant in San Jose

Nanosolar INC. Creates Solar Plant in San Jose

Recent studies show that most Americans believe solar power [www.sundance.tv] has the greatest likelihood of allowing America to be independent of foreign energy sources. This is interesting since solar power [www.sundance.tv] currently provides less than one percent of all the alternative power in the country. There must be something enticing about the idea of getting…

The Eco-mmunity Map Is Here!

The Eco-mmunity Map Is Here!

Eco-mmunity Map Changing the world overwhelms most people who even think about the concept. Sundance Channel’s THE GREEN has shown you innovative companies and inspired individuals initiating green changes. Seeing how other people have changed, learning about steps to living an every day green lifestyle and applauding the efforts of progressive companies are important aspects…

Plug 'em In

Plug 'em In

Personal transportation is a huge TreeHugger topic, since most of us have to get from one place to another at some point each day; with cars near the top of the transportation list for many, it’s important to know what options are best for you, and, perhaps as importantly, what options are out on the…

TreeHugger's Best Big Idea

TreeHugger's Best Big Idea

At TreeHugger, we a lot of our time talking about scaling things back, using less, reducing our footprints and the like. Most of the time, this behavior serves to cut back on raw material and other resource use, so it makes sense. There are other (more rare) occasions that we’ve found to promote “big” ideas,…