Jasmin Malik Chua

 

A 12-year veteran of the publishing industry, Jasmin joins Ecouterre as managing editor after a stint at TreeHugger, where she wrote about sustainable fashion and beauty. She has an M.S. in biomedical journalism from New York University and a B.S. in animal biology from the National University of Singapore. With stories published in online and print publications like Alive, Plenty, The Huffington Post, and Sprig, Jasmin has also been quoted as a green expert by such publications as The New York Times, BBC Radio, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, and People. Jasmin was previously a copy editor for Computer Shopper and PRINT. (She still reads style guides for fun.)

Follow Jasmin on Twitter @jasminchua.

Jasmin Malik Chua
Industrial Designers Society of America: “There is No ‘Away’”

Industrial Designers Society of America: “There is No ‘Away’”

This mini-poster by the Industrial Designers Society of America gets straight to the point: Don't throw anything away. There is no "away." Thanks for the reminder, IDSA, that one person's trash

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New Eco Index Will Offer Energy Star-Like Rating For Clothes

New Eco Index Will Offer Energy Star-Like Rating For Clothes

A new sustainability index is poised to take the guesswork out of how green your garments are, doing for clothing and shoes what the federal Energy Star rating currently does for electronics and

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Oil-Spill Condoms Want You to “Drill Without the Spill”

Oil-Spill Condoms Want You to “Drill Without the Spill”

You may be a cycling, recycling, composting, 100-mile-dieting vegan dynamo, but one of the best ways to minimize your impact on the environment is by not reproducing with abandon. These cheeky

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UNICEF’s “Dirty Water” Vending Machine Has 8 Flavors of Disease

UNICEF’s “Dirty Water” Vending Machine Has 8 Flavors of Disease

As far as stunt activism goes, dropping a dirty-water vending machine in the middle of Manhattan during World Water Week is one helluva attention-grabber. For UNICEF's Tap Project, however, it

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Flat-Pack “Lady Jane” Lamp by Kevin Webby

Flat-Pack “Lady Jane” Lamp by Kevin Webby

Our love of space-saving, ultra efficient flat-pack design isn't about to abate anytime soon. And it only takes one look at the Lady Jane table lamp to see why. Assembled from two-dimensional

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Painless, Dissolvable Patch Delivers Vaccines Without the Jab

Painless, Dissolvable Patch Delivers Vaccines Without the Jab

Needlephobes, cower no more! Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have developed a vaccine-delivery patch that dissolves painlessly into your skin — no muss,

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Hat-itecture: Architects, Artists Create Hats Inspired by London

Hat-itecture: Architects, Artists Create Hats Inspired by London

Hats and architecture may not appear to have anything in common—at first blush, anyway—but architect-turned-milliner Gabriela Ligenza begs to differ. For the London Festival of Architecture,

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Thermoelectric Galoshes Charge Your Cellphone With Every Step!

Thermoelectric Galoshes Charge Your Cellphone With Every Step!

These Wellington boots give us a charge—and we mean the electrical kind! Developed by U.K. telecommunications company Orange and the renewable-energy experts at Gotwind, Power Wellies convert

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The Most Expensive Oil Painting in the World

The Most Expensive Oil Painting in the World

What can we say? This photo caption of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill would be funny if it weren’t so downright tragic. Yeah, let’s go with tragic. We’re sad just looking at it.

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Stamp-Sized Paper “Chip” Diagnoses Diseases For Just a Penny

Stamp-Sized Paper “Chip” Diagnoses Diseases For Just a Penny

As far as mobile, ad-hoc medical labs for developing countries go, you can't get any more mobile or ad-hoc than something the size of a postage stamp. One Harvard University chemist has

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LED-Equipped Solar Timbuk2 Bag Creates a FLAP at PopTech

LED-Equipped Solar Timbuk2 Bag Creates a FLAP at PopTech

Canvas swag bags are par for the course these days, but PopTech upped the ante yesterday by giving conference attendees the Swag Bag to End All Swag Bags: a Timbuk2 messenger bag that's really a

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