Upcycling Plastic Ocean Trash into Fashion

Womens Swimsuits Recycled Plastic

A while back I wrote an article about a collaboration between Adidas and Parley to create a shoe out of abandoned fishing nets appropriately named the Adidas Recycled Ocean Waste Shoe. I was happy to see that this turned out …

Natural Kapok Fiber Body Pillows

I was recently offered a body pillow set from Tree Hugger Pillows to review, and the timing couldn’t be better. With my wife 5 months pregnant, a body pillow is a comfort she couldn’t resist. This got me thinking though- …

5 Eco Friendly Denim Brands Pushing Fashion and Sustainability

What makes denim eco-friendly? Since the definition can be very broad, we want to be as transparent with our choices as possible. This is how we determine how eco-friendly and sustainable: Materials Cotton can be very intensive to produce, and …

Eco Friendly Home Insulation – From Farm to Walls

eco-friendly insulation

Most of us are aware that adding insulation to our home’s walls, roof, and attic essential in reducing energy usage and associated costs. But, the insulation materials we choose can also have a direct impact on the environment as well …

Is Your Hamburger Destroying the Amazon?

Beef Grazing Amazon Deforestation

Beef is not the most environmentally friendly food, as meats go- but things potentially just got a whole lot worse in August of 2016. This is when the US opened up beef imports from Brazil following an earlier import ban …

Where Is Geothermal Energy Growing the Most?

geothermal power

Although the world is still heavily dependent on fossil fuels, promising developments have appeared in renewable energy and sustainability. Geothermal energy resources are located within hot water reservoirs below the Earth’s surface. Although technicians must sometimes drill down a mile …

Why We Should All Care About Food Labeling

rectopamine labeling in food

A little war over food labeling has been going on in our food aisles, and it is much more important than you may think. You may be asking, “what’s the problem, isn’t everyone for the labeling of our foods?” Well, …

How Rubber Is Revolutionizing Recycling

Recycled Rubber

Rubber has gotten a bad rap from critics, but true to its nature, it has a way of bouncing back. Concerns about discarded tire accumulation have prompted a rubber recycling renaissance since 1991, when the EPA first began promoting use …

Waste from Shoes and Shoes from Waste

shoes knitted from ocean plastic

It’s estimated that 20 billion pairs of shoes are produced annually, with roughly 300 million pairs ending up in landfills after they have been worn. The Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, which usually makes up the midsole of most running shoes, can …

Secret Downtown San Francisco Urban Public Parks and Patios

Public Open Space Plaque

San Francisco is full of hidden garden oases and public patio gems thanks to a little known program promoting called POPOS or Privately Owned Public Open Spaces. That is, many highrise buildings in cities have public ‘parks’ or public space …