Well a beer festival may not be my thing the solar powered part is what captured my attention as well as the dedication of Craft Lager Festival
, Inc. a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers that are non-salaried and donate thousands of volunteer hours to this event. Craft Lager Festival 2009 is the world's first solar-powered craft beer fest, happening next month in Manitou Springs, Colorado Aug. 8th and 9th 2009 1pm to… Continue
Added by Eco-Hustler on July 24, 2009 at 8:49am —
As many of you already know buying vintage is always Eco/Green. I had to share my hot weather fetish of rockin' a bandana around my neck as part of my eco-look. I jus' hooked up some vintage bandanas from the 1970's, they were part of some deadstock items. Because of their age they are mad soft and broken in jus' right, brothaman is so diggin'em...…
Added by Eco-Hustler on July 23, 2009 at 11:30pm —
Even prisons are becoming green making them more energy and cost efficient.
Does it take being locked up in a an eco-prison for a fool to get green and should they now be referred to as an eco-gansta, a green-gang banger or O.G.(organic gangsta)?
Butner Federal Prison, located outside of Durham, N.C. is the nation’s first and only LEED-certified prison, having met the U.S. Green… Continue
Added by Eco-Hustler on July 22, 2009 at 11:59pm —
Back in June I mentioned that I was a presenter at the Media That Matters
film festival at HBO studios here in New York and have been meaning to share this deeply touching documentary entitled "The Next Wave"
that won the Jury Award.… Continue
Added by Eco-Hustler on July 21, 2009 at 8:30pm —
I'm thinking of moving, and the National Resources Defense Council's
recently published list of America's top 15 most sustainable cities
will influence my decision. Seattle, a city I never even considered calling home, was named #1, followed by San Francisco, Portland (Oregon), and Oakland. New York came in at #12 (is this a surprise?), Los Angeles was #13, and Dallas squeezed in at last… Continue
Added by Victoria on July 21, 2009 at 10:31am —
I dig hearing about folks lookin' out for one another. Architectonics
, a New York based firm is working on the MCF Academy in Monrovia( the capital city of the West African nation of Liberia) a sustainable village used to house, feed and educate 200 orphans. How dope is that!
Now we need to green-out existing schools here in New York and build more sustainable ones. A better quality of life leads to a better education for our… Continue
Added by Eco-Hustler on July 20, 2009 at 10:30pm —
These supafly rubber flower pots are for those of you fortunate to have an outdoor space, I live Brooklyn and do not so I bought a set for my folk's garden down in Georgia.
Rubber Flower Pots (Set of 3)
Americans alone toss out about 300 million tires every year. The… Continue
Added by Eco-Hustler on July 19, 2009 at 12:30am —
Being vegan and allergic to soy is not easy. I just tore apart this amazing ice cream made by Turtle Mountain
I choose Purely Decadent Vanilla Bean and it was of the chain. It's made with coconut milk and is dairy and soy free.…
Added by Eco-Hustler on July 19, 2009 at 12:00am —
Perhaps the last store one would expect to be environmentally conscious, Walmart has announced its massive plan to measure the sustainability of every product it sells. Based on a survey of 15 questions for each product and intensive research including from faculty of Harvard, Berkeley, and Stanford, the company will create a store-wide sustainability index and mark products with corresponding labels for consumers to see while shopping.… Continue
Added by Victoria on July 18, 2009 at 7:54am —
During my travels in Thailand, I was often coughing and pinching my nose while wandering the streets and trying to avoid inhaling the thick black fumes emanating from the "tuk tuks" or 3-wheeled motorcarts that are the most popular kind of taxi in Thailand. The drivers wear surgical masks (do those make a difference?), and guidebooks warn that respiratory problems are the most common complaint tourists have in these parts of the world. Well, good news… Continue
Added by Victoria on July 16, 2009 at 1:00am —
The Mount Hope section of the Boogie Down Bronx was just blessed with the opening of a new farmers market. The market accepts food stamps, market coupons and dirty ole' cash...
Maritza Owens, founder of Harvest Home Farmers Market says that "Farmers that I've been working with have kind of adapted their plants to come into this community and they come because they know what we're trying to do is offer people access to fresh fruits and… Continue
Added by Eco-Hustler on July 15, 2009 at 12:30am —
You may be feelin' a lil' grown up or just want to add some cool eco-pieces to your oasis. For starters check the following I found them all at CB2
. I will hook you up more gems in future blogs... Peace Eco Hustler…
Added by Eco-Hustler on July 14, 2009 at 1:59am —
If you're guilty of throwing clothing out because you're simply too lazy to take it to Salvation Army and don't know what else to do with it, say hello to a new option: Wearable Collections is a NYC-based organization that provides residents of apartment buildings with free used clothing collection bins! The company collects the bins once a week or more depending on how full they get. Clothes are then sold to third party vendors, who make new clothes… Continue
Added by Victoria on July 12, 2009 at 6:00pm —
It's a rainy night here in Brooklyn and I thought that you could use an eco-umbrella to keep your eco-friendly fashions and organic eating body dry... Now all you need to do is to find some puddles and take your vocal skills to the streets.
Coby Eco Umbrella
Automatic, water-proofed… Continue
Added by Eco-Hustler on July 12, 2009 at 1:00am —
If your kitchen is due for an upgrade this is the sickest kitchen a brotha has ever laid eyes on and it's eco as hell. They used no wood, ya heard?
has made the first kitchen in the world completely out of aluminum and glass that respects the main rules of eco-sustainable design: dematerialization, 100% recyclability, No toxic emissions and durability.… Continue
Added by Eco-Hustler on July 9, 2009 at 3:00am —
As I was rollin' through Dumbo Brooklyn I passed by Recycle-A-Bicycle
on Pearl Street and thought I would drop in to see wassup. After speaking with Chris Brunson, Head Mechanic and fellow mechanic Damian I quickly found out that Recycle-A-Bicycle
was way more than your average bike shop.… Continue
Added by Eco-Hustler on July 9, 2009 at 1:55am —
I just had share this piece of good news. ConEdison Solutions
and Community Energy sent me a letter and a certificate that verifies that my annual clean energy purchase of 6,533 kilowatt-hours(kWh) has enabled clean, emission-free wind energy to enter the regional electricity grid on my behalf, and has reduced the need for energy from other sources. How dope am I? But ya'll know you… Continue
Added by Eco-Hustler on July 9, 2009 at 12:30am —
What can be more eco than powering your car with piss? Well powering your car on piss when you are consuming healthier foods.
Producing hydrogen as a renewable fuel has always been expensive, but researchers at Ohio University have discover that hydrogen can be produced from urine using a electrolytic process at only a fraction of the cost of generating hydrogen from water. Who would have thought that you were wasting waste?… Continue
Added by Eco-Hustler on July 8, 2009 at 10:40am —
With only a few thousand dollars and lots of heart, Organic Grooming
created the first certified organic personal care facility in the US and offer recyclable packaging when many of their suppliers said that it could not be done. This is revolutionary to the personal care market and should inspire all manufacturers.
I really dig Organic Grooming's… Continue
Added by Eco-Hustler on July 5, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Sup ya'll could not keep this one to myself but did think about it. I won a Matt & Nat
vegan duffel bag on one of my favorite sites "The Discerning Brute”
(fashion, food and etiquette for the ethically handsome man). The bag's design is crazy and recommend that all the fly girls and boys check these cats... Here's a photo of me and my bag.…
Added by Eco-Hustler on June 29, 2009 at 10:44pm —