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The New Obsession: Domestic Oil Drilling

Article: The New Obsession: Domestic Oil Drilling

Skyrocketing American gas prices propagate the growing debate about domestic oil drilling. People are hurting economically, with a rising toll of lost jobs. The amount of debt in the public pocketbook seems more and more similar to the private debt that many Americans have on their credit cards and loans. All of these stresses have…

Green for Dummies: Green Parenting

Article: Green for Dummies: Green Parenting

There’s nothing like getting new TreeHuggers started early, but babies are a handful without all the green considerations. This TreeHugger is watching some good friends attempt to raise their firstborn in a green-leaning way, and the verdict after six weeks is: a mixed bag, so far. It’s not as easy as it might seem, but…

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…

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…

Eco-Laundry

Article: Eco-Laundry

Now that Friday is here and the weekend is nigh, it’s time for many of us to kick back, relax a little, and catch up on chores around the house. Should laundry be at the top (or bottom) of your list, here are TreeHugger’s tips for cleaning your clothing while keeping it green. When it…