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Help Women and Climate: Unite to Prevent Unintended Pregnancies Worldwide

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.24.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

A population explosion, a drought, and a draining aquifer. Add uncaring leadership, and this is the tragedy of Syria, from which refugees flee into a reluctant Europe, the latest example of how ever more people and extreme weather are creating resource conflicts and refugees worldwide.

Afrofuturist Photos Transform Senegal's Trash Into Haute Couture

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts

There are certain depictions of African life we in the West are all too accustomed to seeing: Images of poverty, violence and corruption conjure a on...

Circling Up for Sustainability

Jennifer Elks | Posted 09.18.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Elks

Achieving, or even striving for, Goal 12 will require nothing less than a complete overhaul of our linear, take-make-waste patterns of production and consumption.

Welcome to the World of Waste and Imbalance

Dr. Paul Shrivastava | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
Dr. Paul Shrivastava

We are borrowing from our future and we are altering Earth's natural cycles to the extent that there is a mountain of evidence we have entered a new geological epoch -- the Anthropocene.

Money Cannot Be The God of Life: How CEO Pay Drives Inequality

Heather Gautney | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Lawmakers have failed to keep the wage apace with inflation so that its value is now less than it was five decades ago.

The Best Quotations (and Key Themes) From the Pope's Environmental Manifesto (Part 1)

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Andrew Winston

Leading up to the release, much of the news coverage talked about an upcoming "climate declaration." Yes, this is a core part of the discussion, but the Pope is clearly concerned with environmental conditions overall.

Consumption Is Not a Sin

Camilo Herrera Mora | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Camilo Herrera Mora

Consumption is good, healthy, functional, and can even be regarded as the best way to exercise ones social, civil, and democratic rights. Through consumption, people's needs are purposely satisfied due to the liberty and equality that it grants.

Ecomodernism -- As Overly Optimistic About the Future as the Doom-and-Gloomers Are Overly Pessimistic

David Ropeik | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
David Ropeik

More than once in China, under a gloaming pall of poisonously polluted air I have watched oceans of people flood the streets and shops of Beijing or Chengdu or Guangzhou acquiring the material goods that they hope might improve their lives, and thought to myself "We're screwed. The earth just can't handle this."

Political Population Poppycock, and the Ethics of Misinformation

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.04.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

In "Unrealized Horrors of the Population Explosion," Clyde Haberman beats an obsolete, dead horse, repeating observations made over past decades that Paul Ehrlich's predictions of horrors stemming from our exploding population have not come true. His misplaced focus masks real, constructive discourse on overpopulation and promotes overpopulation denial.

The High Costs of Status Seeking

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.09.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

What is the psychosocial link between income gaps and societal dysfunction?

"The Doctor's Dilemma"

Joseph Cooper | Posted 12.14.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Despite all that bile, the dilemmas portrayed in Shaw's 1906 play might inform some thinking about how we distribute decontamination equipment and intensive-care teams; how we allocate protective gear, bio-containment facilities, isolation rooms, and life-saving vaccines.

Prescriptions to Heal a Crippled Planet

Dawn Wynne | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Dawn Wynne

From political policies to neighborhood remedies, here are solutions for individuals, groups and even children to implement for the planet.

Climate Change: More Disasters Needed to Motivate Individual Behavior Change?

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 11.26.2014 | New York
André Corrêa d'Almeida

It is certainly very timely to pressure global leaders to take action on climate change, but it is also good to remember the impact that individual behavior have on this process.

The Dictatorship of Consumption

Jacques Attali | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Jacques Attali

Forgetting the real world is never a good omen. It always come to mind. It is therefore urgent to reconnect with it. It is even what we should first teach to children: Commodity consumption should no longer be the ultimate goal of our societies, and all work should be an art of creation. We are far from it.

How Abstract Art Can Change The Way You See Waste And Consumption In America

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts

If you're a human being who goes on the internet or wanders outdoors from time to time, you know this is a precarious time for planet Earth. While oft...

How Much Did You Really Enjoy Your Last Snack?

Gregg McBride | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Yes, that's right, healthy snacking should be as enjoyable as the more decadent kind of snacking. But no matter which type you're doing, you really should be enjoying the whole experience and not eating like a vampire that's afraid of dawn's first light.

Labyrinth Of Plastic Waste Shows Just How Serious Our Consumption Problem Is

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts

It's often difficult to visualize how our daily consumption habits play out on a grander scale, how every water bottle we discard contributes to a gro...

Individual Material Consumption, Guilt and the Crisis in Global Sustainability

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

A key question as we make the long transition to a sustainable and renewable economy and culture is the role of individual responsibility and personal lifestyle. In the end, our individual behavior as "consumers" adds up to the crisis of sustainability, but the causes of this crisis are far from simple.

Sustainable Consumption and the Global Environmental Crisis

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

The idea of reducing consumption is a popular idea with some in the environmental community, but on a world-wide basis has no real relevance.

10 Shocking Photos That Will Change How You See Consumption And Waste

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.29.2014 | Arts

As individual and anonymous consumers, it's seemingly impossible to even estimate the physical ramifications of our daily consumption and waste. While...

Students Are Now Competing Across Continents to Reduce the Most Emissions, and Waste, in Their Schools

Veronique Pittman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Green
Veronique Pittman

What began in 2003 in one school as a campus-wide energy conservation competition to raise awareness about energy consumption is now being used as a successful tool for schools and entire districts to meet strict energy savings targets.

The Fifth Force

Eldon Taylor | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

The journey of life is really about living into our authentic selves. The first big gotcha is to hide that fact from us, to enculturate us in ways that foster the interests of society as a whole or of an elite few, while organizing the rest of us to conform and thereby consume.

Face It: You Don't Care That Much About Water

George McGraw | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
George McGraw

Still, Americans use hundreds of gallons of water every day without thinking. (Especially in drought-stricken California.) I think that if we can learn to love our water, it just might save our lives. So I decided to give a talk about it.

Consuming Over the Horizon: Seeing Our Impact Can Help Us Make the Right Decisions

David Wilkie | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

By consciously situating ourselves in a larger, interconnected global community, where most trade is certified earth-friendly, we may begin to make choices about how we build, where we shop, and what we eat a little more carefully.

The Trade Elephant in the Climate Room

Carl Pope | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

By pretending that it is the countries where emissions occur which are the problem, rather than the consumers whose products require the pollution, both the EU and the United States have concealed their real failure to shift their economies to lower carbon consumption.