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Training the Citizen Muscle

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy A few days ago I was in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and saw multiple ads on the streets inviting citizens to gather in their nei...

Seven Leaders to Inspire You to Act

Adria D. Goodson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Adria D. Goodson

Today we announce the seven women and men chosen as our 2014 Prime Movers fellows who will inspire you next or may have already done so.

Greenpeace USA's New Leader On The Fight For Our Planet (There's Hope!)

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.16.2014 | Green

The name Greenpeace has become synonymous with some of the most intense environmentalism of the past four decades. Now, a new leader is poised to take...

Kate Sheppard

Greenpeace USA Names New Executive Director | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Greenpeace USA announced new leadership on Tuesday, tapping filmmaker, author and environmental activist Annie Leonard to serve as its n...

Brave New Consumerism: How to Get from More to Better

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Perhaps the owners of Toys-R-Us and their advertising team have been reading Brave New World because this advertisement mocking nature and encouraging consumerism seems ripped right from Huxley's book.

Waving the White Flag

Annie Leonard | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Annie Leonard

"My vote can't make a difference. All politicians are the same. Sitting it out is better than voting for the lesser of two evils." No, no and no. Think about it.

The iPhone and Consumer Guilt

Annie Leonard | Posted 05.30.2012 | Green
Annie Leonard

Next time someone says they feel guilty for owning an iPhone, ask if they were the one who decided to maintain a 73% profit margin while underpaying workers on 18-hour-shifts. To roll out new models at breakneck speed? To use conflict minerals and toxic chemicals?

Don't Be Stupid, Cupid -- Show Your Love Responsibly

Annie Leonard | Posted 04.11.2012 | Green
Annie Leonard

Most roses and other flowers sold in the United States are imported from Colombia, where the cut flower industry is also known to use child workers and forced labor.

We're Not Broke!

Annie Leonard | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green
Annie Leonard

We're not really broke -- our public money has just been hijacked. Our new film, The Story of Broke, shines a light on the dumb choices our elected so-called leaders are making with our money.

A Prayer for the Planet: Chatting With DJ Logic Plus Nikka Costa

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Prayer For The Planet, DJ Logic's latest album, is a collaboration with Jason Miles, his partner, and also Falguni Shah.

Stand Up for Main Street!

Steve Skrovan | Posted 08.03.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Skrovan

I think they were under the mistaken impression that I was a Hollywood player. I've never been on a board before. I have no organizational experience. And everything I know about the law, I learned from the OJ trial.

Why Democracy Only Works When People Are in Charge

Annie Leonard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Annie Leonard

2011-03-01-corporationscopy.jpgA recent poll by Hart Research found that 85 percent of Americans say corporations have too much influence on our democracy.

Surfers Spread the Message of Responsible Shopping this Holiday Season

Heather Box | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Heather Box

Kyle Thiermann, a 20-year-old professional surfer from Santa Cruz California, stood in a clothing factory in Sri Lanka amongst the commotion of the sewing machines.

Loop Scoops: Annie Leonard's New Series For Kids

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

So now Leonard is bringing her message of sustainability to kids. She's teamed up with PBS Kids and WGBH to create eight short animated videos to sho...

You Are the Key Puzzle Piece

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathan Havey

In order to create a cohesive vision of the future, we have to come together and connect the pieces to see the big picture.

What Price Beauty? New Legislation Seeks Safety Regulations

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Most Americans would be astonished to learn that of the approximately 12,500 individual chemical ingredients in personal care products, the overwhelmi...

WATCH: Bottled Water Front Group Makes Cheesy, Faux Grassroots Video

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One particularly enjoyable environmental front group to monitor is Bottled Water Matters, which is funded by The International Bottled Water Associati...

HuffPost Game Changers: Who is the Ultimate Game Changer in Green?

Huffington Post | Posted 10.01.2009 | Green

(VOTING IS NOW CLOSED) HuffPost's Game Changers celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 10 categories who are harnessing the power o...

The Story of Bottled Water: Fear, Manufactured Demand and a $10,000 Sandwich

Annie Leonard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Leonard

In the last few decades, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle and other big beverage companies have spent untold millions making us afraid of tap water.

Annie Leonard On Colbert (VIDEO): The Life-Cycle Of Our Stuff

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Environmental activist/consumerist critic Annie Leonard appeared on The Colbert Report Tuesday to discuss her new book, "The Story of Stuff," which wa...

Haiti: The Aid Masquerade

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kerry Trueman

How many thousands of Haitians could have survived the earthquake if the country weren't crippled by chronic poverty, shoddy infrastructure, and environmental degradation?

Capitalism: Never Enough?

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

The epidemic of designer stores is symptomatic of the buying binge we've been on for the last half-century.