green chic: a great idea, or the new stepford?

Today's trend podcast is environmental chic. Cathi Bond looks at a new development in Markham, Ontario.  It pushes all the right buttons: it's LEED standard, mixed use, but Cathi wonders, is it a bit like Stepford? Meanwhile, if you've got a good green idea, consider entering Amsterdam-based Picnic's Green Challenge prize for ways to help people "effortlessly" reduce their environmental impact (via WIRED).  Nora wonders if its creating two classes: those who can afford to be eco-chic, and those who can't.  Also mentioned in this podcast: Greenshift, a company making all kinds of smart gear, like drinking cups that are 100% compostible.

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