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Eco Fashion Trend of the Week: Conflict-Free Diamonds

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Ever since the 1930s when De Beers launched ads aimed at young couples in love, diamonds have been the most recognizable, widely accepted proof of love and commitment in our culture. Unfortunately, most diamonds aren’t mined with green technology. Many are mined with forced labor, often by children, and are used to finance violent rebel movements. Thus, many diamonds you ...

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Green GQ This Week: A Mean Green Brutus 2 Motorcyle Machine

For all of you motorcycle fanatics, you soon enough will have a reason to get a new high-end ride: The classy American motorcycle that many have grown to love is going green while still staying mean in the form of the 2012 Brutus 2. The Brutus 2 is an all-electric motorcycle that easily could be mistaken for a classic Harley ...

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Eco Real Estate of the Week: Modern Beach House, Massachusetts

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A gorgeous plot of land in Cape Cod was a challenge for the eco real estate designers at Boston-based ZeroEnergy Design. The clients naturally wanted to be able to take in the beautiful view of the water. But this meant designing a structure with west-facing windows, and that’s not the most energy-efficient situation. To further complicate things, the property was rather ...

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Chicago’s Latest Off the Grid Green Building: The Plant

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Innovative green building has come a long way with The Plant, originally a meatpacking facility in Chicago that’s being converted to provide multiple dimensions in eco-living while adding green jobs, technology enhancements and growing a deeply sustainable (and healthy!) community. Calling itself a Farm for the Future, The Plant encompasses 93,500 square feet. Its unique methodology is to combine food ...

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Women in Green This Week: Kimberly Ovitz

Kimberly Ovitz, a women’s fashion designer, is making green look pretty chic – and for less. Ovitz on April 10 launched a lower-priced eco-friendly clothing line. The highly anticipated clothing collection, O by Kimberly Ovitz, formally was launched at Curve, a boutique on New York’s Mercer Street. The collection is made up of dresses and super-soft tees for the spring ...

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European Eco-Trend of the Week: Living Clothing with “Plant Pockets”

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Lithuanian designer Egle Cekanaviciute wants to take us back to nature. But she recognizes that people are busy these days. Not everyone has time to hike through a forest, see plants at their local botanical gardens, or even stop and smell the roses. So she decided to bring nature to us with Seed, green clothing that doubles as plant pots. ...

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Green Political Spotlight This Week: No More Pipeline Pipe Dream?

The controversial TransCanada Keystone XL oil pipeline now is going down the straight and narrow path – a green decision that has some environmentalists screaming praises, and a move that has pipeline opponents no longer feeling as if pipeline is nothing but a pipe dream. TransCanada, which is based in the Canadian province of Alberta, recently turned in several proposed ...

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