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Global Warming is Going to Be Financially Hard-Hitting

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Bipartisan Report Tallies High Toll on Global Economy from Global Warming

More than a million homes and businesses along the nation’s coasts could flood repeatedly before ultimately being destroyed. Entire states in the Southeast and the Corn Belt may lose much of their agriculture as farming shifts northward in a warming world. Heat and humidity will probably grow so intense that spending time outside will become physically dangerous, throwing industries like......read more

Apolis x Kinfolk Garden Bag

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Harvest your garden in style with this collaborative bag--handcrafted by a women's artisan collective in Bangladesh $78.00

The Los Angeles-based "global citizens" at Apolis teamed up with Kinfolk Magazine to produce the Garden Bag, the perfect accessory for backyard harvest season. Handcrafted by a women's co-op in Bangladesh and finished in California, the Garden Bag comes equipped with a durable lining and natural vegetable-dyed leather straps reinforced by antique nickel rivets. Don't have a garden? No problem,......read more

Christmas Morning Kit by New York Mouth

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This collection of artisanal treats from NYC will make for a perfect Christmas morn $50.00

New York Mouth, online purveyors of artisanal "indie" food from the five boroughs, has assembled what may be the perfect kit for Christmas morning. For parents, there is Bloody Mary Mix from McClure's. Just add some pickled okra (included) and a few fingers of vodka and feel the holiday stress fade away. For the kids, there is delicious Nunu's hot chocolate and a cheery Brooklyn Hard......read more

Crown Maple Syrup - Petite Trio

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Three delicious varieties of artisan organic maple syrup from a farm in Dutchess County, NY $15.95

At Madava Farms in New York's Hudson River Valley, 800 acres of sugar and red maples take advantage of ideal soil and weather conditions to produce the perfect sap for maple sugaring. Crown Maple Syrup is the delicious, organic result. With an artisan's eye for craftsmanship, Crown Maple produces three distinct varieties of amber maple syrup, each with its own flavor profile. The company's......read more

BottlesUp

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Minimize your footprint with these artisanal water bottles, made from 75% recycled glass $25.95

Laurel Herter has worked in art and architectural glass for over thirty years, creating stained glass church windows, carved glass tabletops, intricate leaded glass skylights, and more for clients all over the world. A glass lover through-and-through, she has deep concerns about plastic pollution and its effects on the environment. So she decided to do something about it with BottlesUp, a......read more

Kiboots Traveler

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One-of-a-kind bag combines organic artisan leather with colorful kilim rug scraps $183.00

Launched in Amsterdam in 2010, Kiboots has quickly become a sustainable fashion favorite. The Dutch company, fronted by Jovanna Kruitbosch and Martijn Lugtigheid, has built its brand around products that combine leather leftovers with colorful kilim rugs. This handsome backpack is a case in point. Dubbed the Traveler, the bag is handmade with organic artisan leather and authentic kilim......read more

Jim Denney Dining Table

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Encourage healthy forests with this artisan-crafted Goodwood table $5,695.00

The woodworking skills of multitalented artist/designer Jim Denney are on full display in the ABC Goodwood collection of furniture, which includes this jaw-droppingly gorgeous dining table. With a naturally-finished salvaged wood top and recycled steel legs, the piece is a beautiful, functional celebration of sustainable design. Each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind, so there will be......read more

Telephone Wire Bowls

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Handcrafted by disabled Vietnamese artisans for the SPIRAL Foundation. $40.00

Founded by Marichia Simcik Arese, the SPIRAL Foundation provides work for young, disabled citizens of Vietnam and Nepal, who create lively, functional products for the home using recycled materials. These colorful Telephone Wire Bowls are made from — you guessed it — discarded telephone wire, and are ideal for holding coins and keys. Crafted by disabled artisans at The SPIRAL......read more

Salomon Sick Stick Snowboard

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Fair trade footwear project provides hope for Guatemalan artisans. $550.00

The Sick Stick freestyle powder snowboard utilizes a revolutionary bamboo core. Made by sandwiching a core between two structural bamboo veneers, the weight of traditional fiberglass and resin is reduced by 25%. There are no petroleum-based topsheet materials or lacquer coats - the graphic is direct-printed on the board, making it less toxic and, in turn, lighter.   The Sick Stick comes in......read more

House Panel Votes to Strip EPA of Power to Regulate Emissions

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Partisan bill to kill climate regulations passes first hurdle.

A GOP-led effort to block Obama administration climate change rules passed a crucial first step Thursday, when a House subcommittee voted to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.  The bill, tabled by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman (and climate change turncoat) Fred Upton, would prohibit consideration of CO2 and other......read more

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