Q315 Topic: The War on Waste

The Green Movement has evolved beyond preventative and into pro-active. It is no longer good enough to simply cut emissions or recycle—now there is a call to be able to use the excess that is otherwise wasted. … Read More

Wants vs. Needs

I came across this glass that is cleverly using design to make a point.  It’s a 16 oz. glass with a hole strategically placed at a line near the top that makes you question whether you really need to fill … Read More

Shopping & Shipping Green

Amazon.com has always been a greener way to shop because your car stays in your garage the whole time. Now even the shipping is greener. Instead of all those boxes that pile up, Amazon has introduced the Amazon Tote to the Seattle area. Your order is delivered in a free re-useable tote. … Read More

Small Solutions To A Big Problem

When I saw this picture of a “protest” against Yellow Pages it really struck a chord with me. I seriously can’t remember the last time I ever opened one! I may have used one to prop a door open or squish a bug. But seriously, who uses them anymore? … Read More

Temporary Spaces and Creative Infill

Two businesses, two different cuisines, two different sets of staff and chefs –all under one roof, with one entrance, one kitchen, and one dining area. By day, it’s a burrito joint; by night, it’s a Nepalese BYOB restaurant. When everyone’s … Read More

Coffee Flavored Biofuel and Other Delights

After some reflection, the hype over biofuel has given way to criticism by environmentalists. The controversy revolves around the fact that many biofuels require use of land and crops that would otherwise be used for growing food, further inflating food … Read More