petroleum products

By the Numbers: Toxicity in Cleaning

Article: By the Numbers: Toxicity in Cleaning

Cleaning is one of those micro-level things that seems small — something that goes in the “I’m just one person; what difference could it possibly make?” category — but can really add up over time and with widespread green best practices. How much does it add up to? Here are some numbers to help give…

Red Carpet, Green Fuel: Celebrity Biodiesel Boosters

Article: Red Carpet, Green Fuel: Celebrity Biodiesel Boosters

We’ve been spending most of this week chatting about fuel, and biofuels have been hogging the spotlight. That’s okay; they’re a viable way to power our cars and other forms of transportation in a greener, more renewable way than petroleum products, and they’re available today. Biofuels have even gotten big enough to pick up some…

Think Global, Eat Local

Article: Think Global, Eat Local

With the arrival of spring comes the increased opportunity for many of us to feast on food grown locally; for TreeHuggers, that’s generally within 150 miles or so. When it comes to being an environmentally-aware person and good TreeHugger, eating local is near the top of the list; we mentioned it on this blog before…