When you're not working on a project for tomorrow's Green Apple Day of Service, check out what's Happening in the world this week.
THE JUNGLE GETS GREENER Amazon has launched a new shopping site called Vine.com, which sells eco-approved products and is geared toward those who "care about raising safe and healthy kids and feel green products without chemicals can help along the way." (The New York Times)
GET YOUR ECO-KICKS With natural, renewable, and raw white soles, Stella McCartney's new biodegradable and animal-free shoe line brings sporty to the chic. (Ecouterre)
FEED THE PLANT Put food scraps into this sleek desktop composter, plug it into a flowerpot, and the device will grind leftovers into liquid nourishment for your basil plant. (Fast Company)
ESPRESSO TO GO This quiet, low energy, pedal-powered coffee shop, designed from an old tricycle frame, is pushing lattes all over London proper, and elsewhere soon. (Inhabitat)
HIGH DESIGN GOES LOW In Japan, nearly 95 percent of cities feature their own unique manhole design, and many of the figured sidewalk covers are painted in lively detailed colors. (Grist)