Spring gift bags made from 100% recycled paper

recycled paper gift bag

Be it Easter, weddings, or graduations, spring is a big time of year for giving gifts. Nashville Wraps has you covered with 5 new designer gift bags all made from 100% recycled paper (and one that is made from 50% recycled paper) in their new spring line. I like the “Brushed Floral” design, personally. Which […]

The Southeast is where greener living thrives

Chattanooga, TN

The Southeastern United States is where living greener converges with the normalcy of everyday life. And at the heart of the Southeastern green scene, is Chattanooga, TN. This small-ish river city isn’t only Outside Magazine’s “Best Town Ever” of 2011, but it is a ridiculously robust hub of pragmatic healthier and greener lifestyle habits.

Tesla Motors unveils a SEXY electric crossover SUV

tesla model x with "falcon wing" doors open

You don’t have to drive something that looks like a cheap matchbox car to roll in electric style. Tesla Motors, aka, makers of all-things-sexy (at least when it comes to electric vehicles), unveiled their new Model X yesterday. The Model X is being described as something between a sleek crossover SUV and a minivan, but […]

Swiftwick Socks: A spring in the step of US manufacturing

Swiftwick Aspire compression socks

Like many other industries in America, sock manufacturing packed up and left for distant shores about 12 years ago. We’ve all heard stories about some nameless textile industry company dousing their products and the water table with dyes and chemicals. But Swiftwick, a Tennessee-based compression sock company, is breaking that manufacturing mold.

Brooks Sports celebrates first Responsibility Report

Brooks Sports running responsibly Corporate Responsibility report

You’ve got to love it when a company pulls back the curtain shrouding their operations and lets their customers (and competitors) see exactly what they’re up to on an environmental and social level. And that’s exactly what the folks at Brooks Sports have just done…and they’re commemorating it in an incredibly clever way.

Starbucks’ Times Square store gets lit by LEDs

Starbucks' flagship Times Square store gets lit with LEDs that look like old Broadway theatre lights

Gone are the days when LED lights are harsh, expensive, and impractical. Just like the CFL saga a decade or so ago, LED’s started out as little more than an intangible pipe dream. Today, however, LED light bulbs are falling in price and rising in viability as a lighting solution for both businesses and homes […]

Doc’s All-Natural Chamois Cream [Review]

Doc's all-natural chamois cream

The last place you want to go rubbing a product full of nasty toxins is on your groin area…but that’s exactly what lots of cyclist do with chamois creams. Enter Doc’s Cycling Salves. We put Doc’s products through the ringer and they came out the other side with AMAZING reviews. Read on for the details.

Former Starbucks barista petitions for Fair Trade

Starbucks Fair Trade Certified coffee

Starbucks is facing a petition against their lack of Fair Trade Certified options in the United States…and one spear-headed by a former barista, nonetheless. But should they really care about their lack of Fair Trade certified products?

Hank D and the Bee: Bee’s band broke up

Hank D and the Bee: Bee's band broke up

CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder) is ultimately what brought down Bee’s band, ABeeCD. Gibson’s illegal logging didn’t help either. Read on to learn a bit more about what CCD is, how Gibson got into hot water for their logging practices, and to have a knee-slapping laugh at the rest of this cartoon.

Green lighting will boost this economy

Green Lighting

The most common complaints I hear about green lighting are that the technology is too expensive and simply “not feasible.” In my experience, no lighting retrofit has ever cost more than the long-term savings it provides. Sure, this isn’t necessarily true with certain environmentally friendly technologies such as some types of advanced alternative-energy projects. But […]