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Hu's Here

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US visit by Chinese leader is a chance for clean energy cooperation.

President Obama is entertaining his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao this week, and while the agenda is jam-packed with thorny issues like trade and human rights, clean energy represents a potential area of cooperation for the two nations. This is an opportunity to build upon the progress made at last month's Cancun climate summit, where compromise was the order of the day. "Our cooperation at the......read more

US Preparing for Climate Disaster While Hitting Brakes on Negotiations

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Kelly Rigg has a less optimistic view of Obama's recent executive order

GCCA's Kelly Rigg for The Huffington Post: Maybe I've lived outside the U.S. too long, or maybe my mind is just totally focused on the start of next week's international climate talks in Warsaw. But I think I may have been the only one who reacted somewhat cynically to last week's news that President Obama had signed an Executive Order "Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate......read more

An inflatable flower installation grows in Jerusalem's Vallero Square by HQ architects. They are calling it Warde. The flowers fill with air when pedestrians pass by and deflates when they walk away. All four flowers also open when the tram arrives to provide cover for the pedestrians as they step off the tram. The nine by nine meter installation was part of an effort by the......read more

Bee's Wrap

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Beeswax and cloth combine in reusable alternative to plastic food wrap $5.50

Say hello to an innovative, eco-friendly solution for saving food. Bee's Wrap, the brainchild of Vermont gardener and organic food advocate Sarah Kaeck, incorporates organic cotton muslin, beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin to create a perfectly sustainable alternative to plastic food wrap. The pliable, reusable wraps mold to items with the warmth of your hands, then stiffen as they cool to......read more

Transit Issue Table Candle

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By Apolis Global Citizen, this candle is 100% made in the USA and smells amazing $44.00

Our good friends at Apolis make some of the best stuff with some of the best partners in the world. Ethical, tasteful, and just what you want in a product. Each part of this candle is made in the USA, comes in three great scents (Cypress Fig, Redwood Ember, and Sandalwood Clove), and will burn for 40 hours....read more

Wine Barrel Lazy Susan

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Up-cycled aged oak wine barrel $129.00

Our Wine Barrel Lazy Susan delivers dishes right to you with a simple flick of the wrist. Rotating in the center of the table, its displays the original imprint of the cooperage of origin. Did we mention that it's a converted oak barrel end, gainfully re-employed as a spinning server? Made in USA. 23.5"D x 2"H    ...read more

Cat Spring Yaupon Tea

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Antioxidant-rich tea crafted in the USA from native plants $9.95

Native to much of southeastern USA, yaupon holly is a tenacious evergreen that was used by Native Americans for centuries to brew a delicious, antioxidant-rich tea. Texas sisters Abianne Miller and JennaDee Detro are tapping into that tradition with Cat Spring Tea, produced domestically using sustainably-grown, native Texas yaupon. Like maté, yaupon's South American cousin, the......read more

I used to live in Carrboro, North Carolina—a town that has a lot going for it in terms of sustainability. (So much so, that it was the chosen image for one of Zach's posts about car-free living.) But despite my knowledge of its urban farm tours and goat-powered landscaping companies, I wasn't aware of one important fact: Carrboro has long had policies in place to nurture and protect......read more

Felt Top Table by Wintercheck Factory

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Handsome, rustic coffee table manufactured in the USA from reclaimed materials $375.00

Founded in 2009 by Kristen Wentrcek, Brooklyn's Wintercheck Factory produces American-made, design-focused products at affordable price points. Fromt he brand's furniture collection comes the Felt Top Table, a beautifully rustic coffee table made using reclaimed pieces from South Carolina. The original pieces featured linoleum tops, which Wintercheck covers with a dense, structural 1/8" F-3 felt.......read more

Arbor Fish Cork Carver Longboard

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Say hello to the ultimate cruiser/carver -- made in the USA from sustainable hardwood and cork $170.00

This smooth-riding longboard from our friends at Arbor Collective in Venice Beach is designed with an extended wheelbase and a timeless teardrop shape. Designed by local surfboard shaper and artist Randy Noborikawa, the Fish Cork Carver has a soft, comfortable flex allows it to excel as both a cruiser and carver. The design combines six plies of sustainably-sourced hard rock maple with a Hawaiian......read more

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