Bamboo-fiber clothing. Fast-food, whole grain “foodballs.” Electric micro-taxis in Spain. A “Big Dig” house made from interchange ramps scavenged from Boston’s Interstate 93 during the notorious highway camouflaging project. An Alameda County, Calif., jail facility whose successful deployment of a large-scale solar-electric system convinced the county to increase solar energy commitments. Pressure-treated lumber without the pesky copper arsenate.
Just a few of the recent stories at Treehugger, a blog site devoted to highlighting the successful intersection of business, culture and environmentalism. The articles are submitted by a diverse, international group of writers. They aim to alert their readership to compelling, eco-friendly products and projects, with an eye toward sustainability, aesthetics and design.