The Soma is a simple and elegant reinvention of the water filter. The design is a bit retro and would look lovely on the counter. Their filters are made from a “compostable, foodbased PLA composite, carbon granules derived from Malaysian coconut shells, and a special layer of vegan silk that adds to the filtration process.” It is currently raising money via Kickstarter. See a video and the TreeHugger review here:  Soma Reinvents the Water Filter, Makes It Gorgeous And Greener

The Soma is a simple and elegant reinvention of the water filter. The design is a bit retro and would look lovely on the counter. Their filters are made from a “compostable, foodbased PLA composite, carbon granules derived from Malaysian coconut shells, and a special layer of vegan silk that adds to the filtration process.” It is currently raising money via Kickstarter. See a video and the TreeHugger review here:  Soma Reinvents the Water Filter, Makes It Gorgeous And Greener

Growing food indoors is usually limited by the space you have. More often than not, that means some kind of vertical placement, as we’ve seen withwindowfarms, mini-greenhouses doubling as lighting and aeroponic systems.
Fogponics — a more advanced application of aeroponics where vaporized water is used to transfer nutrients and oxygen to enclosed, suspended plant roots — is where German design company Vakant Design begins instead with Fogger, a unit designed to give plants that extra boost.
(via Fogponic Unit Stacks Vertically to Grow More Veggies in Less Space : TreeHugger)

Growing food indoors is usually limited by the space you have. More often than not, that means some kind of vertical placement, as we’ve seen withwindowfarmsmini-greenhouses doubling as lighting and aeroponic systems.

Fogponics — a more advanced application of aeroponics where vaporized water is used to transfer nutrients and oxygen to enclosed, suspended plant roots — is where German design company Vakant Design begins instead with Fogger, a unit designed to give plants that extra boost.

(via Fogponic Unit Stacks Vertically to Grow More Veggies in Less Space : TreeHugger)

Graham Hill:

I actually don’t think it takes much to make most people happy. We want to live in a healthy environment, enjoy good physical health, have great relationships, have time for recreation and live in peace.

On the other hand, happiness often requires removal. Many of us could stand to scale back on our possessions, space, debt and activities. Most of us have found that the things we thought would make us happy actually stress us out and can make us miserable.

So “editing” means removing all that detracts from our happiness. This is not a passive act; as Blaise Pascal put it, “I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.” Editing takes effort.

TreeHugger founder, Graham Hill has a new project called LifeEdited. Where TreeHugger aims to show that environmentalism doesn’t have to be about outdated stereotypes, LifeEdited aims to show us that less isn’t just more. It’s better. Read why Graham says, “Nothing is the Next Big Thing.


21 Lessons in Sustainability from the Great Depression
Lloyd Alter writes: While the economists say we are climbing out of the recession, the new austerity budgets coming out of Washington, Ottawa and London ensure that the recovery is spiky and uneven, leaving many behind. It sure doesn’t feel like a recovery to me and it is perhaps time for a refresher course in Frugal Green Living. 

21 Lessons in Sustainability from the Great Depression

Lloyd Alter writes: While the economists say we are climbing out of the recession, the new austerity budgets coming out of Washington, Ottawa and London ensure that the recovery is spiky and uneven, leaving many behind. It sure doesn’t feel like a recovery to me and it is perhaps time for a refresher course in Frugal Green Living.