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Eco-Schmeco: A More Sane Way to Rate Eco-Resorts

Ron Dembo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ron Dembo

Almost any resort that uses recycled toilet paper and serves shade grown, organic, fair trade coffee can call itself an eco-resort. Why is there no reasonable rating system for them?

At Last, a Model for Retrofit Funding With the Right Design

Ron Dembo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ron Dembo

Retrofitting cuts home energy use and therefore emissions by up to 40 percent. It makes so much sense, that you would think we would be rolling programs all over the country. So why aren't we?

Eco Etiquette: Can I Email My Holiday Cards?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I'm enchanted at the sight of my far-flung friends and family and their collective broods dressed in matching reindeer suits, but all that paper! All those trees!

HuffPost Review: Cool It

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The problem with Bjorn Lomborg's approach and the whole Cool It ethos is that it only adds fuel to the ridiculous argument that, in fact, global warming is not a problem.

Eco Etiquette: 10 Tips For A Green Halloween

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

With a few simple swaps you can guard the health of the planet and your little ones (and your own, if you're still a kid at heart) without sacrificing a ghoulish good time. Here are my top 10 tips for a green Halloween.

Hacking the Future -- Biochar 10-10-10 Global Work Party at All Power Labs

Kelpie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kelpie Wilson

It takes about 100 years for natural processes to remove CO2 from the atmosphere -- we have to find ways to help nature along. Biochar is one of those ways.

Folk-Rocking Sustainably

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.thegreengrok.Branding with a sustainable theme is becoming more common. Last month, Duke's Nicholas School was visited by Roz Sav...

Finnair launches World's Most Accurate Flight Emissions Calculator

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Finnair has launched an emissions calculator that's the first to use actual real world data to drive its predictions rather than estimates or assumpti...

Dancing in the Dark: The Danger of Letting Business Lead on Climate Protection

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

In a candid session on energy and the environment at the Clinton Global Initiative yesterday, the world's lead climate negotiator Christiana Figueres ...

Cap and Trade Population

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Robbie Gennet

We are all aware of the Cap and Trade idea being promoted as a solution to reduce carbon emissions and thereby global warming. Once you put a price on...

We Are the Champions! Marin County Fair: Greenest County Fair on Earth

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

Marin County officials are claiming the record for recycling the most ever waste at a county fair. Roughly 90 percent of the garbage created at this summer's county fair was diverted away from overcrowded landfills.

Universal Benchmarking Is Essential in the Fight Against Global Warming

Ron Dembo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ron Dembo

Our homes and city buildings are responsible for over 70% of some cities' environmental footprints -- and yet we don't know how they compare individually with one another. There are no benchmarks.

'The Moneyless Man'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In 2008, economics graduate and former businessman Mark Boyle gave up the one resource we all crave more of: money. He sold his house, found a place t...

When Wooo-Sah Isn't Working, Check This Anti-Road Rage Machine

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

When you get road rage, you create high levels of carbon emission To address this problem, a team of students from Inha University in Korea created a contraption, called "R U Gentle?"

Why Learning to 'Forget Yourself' Is Important for Psychological Health Today

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

The irony is that a self-absorbed person is much less able to handle today's flood of life dilemmas and challenges in positive, creative, solution-oriented ways.

Eco Etiquette: Is The Carbon Footprint Passe? 5 Global Warming Offenders to Know Now (PHOTOS)

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Somebody said to me that ...

Seeing the World Through Green-Colored Glasses: My Interview with Ed Begley Jr.

Lauren Elyse Matison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lauren Elyse Matison

I spoke with the eco-friendly father, husband, and hybrid-trotter about his upcoming project, some easy next steps for greenies, and what his own climate bill would look like.

Clean Energy Collective

Adele Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Adele Israel

The Clean Energy Collective provides a way to decrease your carbon footprint, combat climate change and save money on electricity, all in one fell swoop.

Grow a Conscience: How to Garden Green

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Whether your farm fits in a window box or spans several acres, ensure a truly green thumb with these Earth-friendly gardening gizmos.

Earth Day and the World's Cities

Marcelo Ebrard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marcelo Ebrard

On this Earth Day, we should think how we can make a true impact in our daily lives. As Mexico City has shown, we don't have to sit and wait for world leaders to agree on how to care for our environment.

Military Ahead In Shrinking U.S. Carbon 'Boot Print,' Study Says

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- From solar-powered water purification systems in Afghanistan to a Navy jet fueled in part by biofuel, the US military is taking a ...

Otarian Opens: Vegetarian Fast Food With Carbon-Labeled Menu

Otarian Opens | Matt McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I was a "hungry vegetarian" Otarian founder Radhika Oswal tells me when I ask why, with no restaurant or food service background at all, why she wante...

Al Gore Doubles His Carbon Footprint

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

In deciding to divorce, the Gores have doubled their carbon footprint by creating the need for two residences. Though they have purchased carbon offsets for their property, that's like buying oneself out of conscription during the Civil War.

Are Dogs Worse than SUVs?

Guy T. Saperstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Guy T. Saperstein

Environmentalists need to give up their big dogs and turn to small dogs to save the planet.

PepsiCo CEO: Saint or Sinner When It Comes to Our Health?

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

A decade ago, getting food behemoths to even think about supporting healthier fare was a very tough task. Yet today we're seeing a new wave both in government and business toward "healthy living policies."