Volta Free Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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Leave it to the land of Teslas and Leafs to come up with a free charging network provided by advertisers. Volta has combined classic start-up innovation with electric vehicles to provide a free EV charging service. Owning an electric car …

Spotted: Brammo Empulse R Electric Motorcycle

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Looks like Brammo’s new electric motorcycle is all grown up. The Empulse R is a beefy and badass looking naked sportbike, with a design reminiscent of the Ducati Monster or Streetfighter. Packed with power, it retains the title for world’s …

Your Personal Farmer – Farmscape Gardens

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Ever wanted a personal or private garden? If you have the space, they will come… personal farmers that is. Farmscape Gardens is already in Los Angeles, and coming to San Francisco. Creating a personal food garden has never been so …

Local Organic Produce Delivery CSA Box

Greenheart CSA box

In an ever expanding world of home delivery, produce is making a comeback. It is a common occurrence here in the San Francisco Bay Area to see Amazon Fresh and Safeway delivery trucks. On top of that, there are many …

Is Your Own Tap Water Cleaner than Bottled Water?

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It’s possible. The fact is, cities and states have regulations for water quality, unlike bottled water, which can have higher levels of arsenic, bacteria, and other contaminants*. Recent studies of bottled water commissioned by EWG* have found high levels of …

7 Eco-friendly uses for Hemp

Hemp (Cannabis sativa) has long been associated with the marijuana plant due to its relation and resemblance, however, hemp does not produce the same THC drug as its relative. Still illegal to grow throughout much of the US, this wonder …

Sustainable Sushi Resources

With an explosion in popularity over the last few decades, Sushi is quickly causing overfishing problems impacting several species to the brink of extinction. Bluefin Tuna (Kuromaguro or Toro) is the most dire of these, however, many others such as …

Blackfish Documentary Movie Review

Blackfish has made a lot of waves lately, from environmental groups applauding the spotlight on captivity and dolphin capturing practices, to entertainers dropping out of Sea World events and companies pulling sponsorships. It may be for good reason. Blackfish is …

Holiday Shopping and Giving

It is that time of year again! Holiday shopping and gift giving in a rush, but The Chic Ecologist is here to help! Whether searching for that perfect eco experience, trying to lower your impact on the environment this year, …

DaDa and Quarterly Underwear Club

DaDa is a men’s underwear brand based in Scotland using sustainable materials to develop comfortable underwear. Fabrics such as organic cotton, bamboo rayon, seaweed, coconut shells and even coffee grinds have been developed and combined with stylish patterns and fits. …

Organic or Not, Avoid These Health Foods

We all are trying to eat healthier these days, avoiding chemicals, hormones, and processed foods as much as possible, but what happens when the so called ‘health foods’ can also pose problems? While organic is really the way to go …

Environmental Poetry – Nature, Energy and Expression

Here at The Chic Ecologist, I like to highlight all types of businesses, products, arts and artists, but it’s rare to find an environmental poet! Here are three selections from Robert Lopez, an electrical engineer major focusing on sustainable energy …