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Earth Day 2012

A Poem for the Marcellus

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

In honor of both National Poetry Month and Earth Day, I offer below a love song to the bedrock: the methane-suffused shale that geologists call the Marcellus, which now lies in the crosshairs of the oil and gas industry.

Every Day is Earth Day in L.A.

Laura Berland-Shane | Posted 04.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Laura Berland-Shane

L.A.'s challenges (traffic, pollution, an aging infrastructure and electricity grid) are creating enormous opportunities for businesspeople who see an immense economic opportunity in clean technology.

Earth Day: Act One

Michael Zacka | Posted 04.27.2012 | Business
Michael Zacka

Earth Day was a powerful first act to what could be a wonderful stage production by drawing worldwide attention to universal environmental issues and setting the stage for changes needed in our own consumption patterns.

Reduce, Reuse, Repent: Earth Day Revival Amuses And Transforms

Will Braun | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Will Braun

So what does a postmodern Earth Day altar call look like? People pledged to learn to live in smaller circles -- to bike less and walk more, to eat locally, to plant gardens. Many pledged to take a digital sabbath -- "no screens on Sunday."

Esperanza Spalding on Creativity, Inspiration and Hip Hop

Demetria Irwin | Posted 06.26.2012 | Black Voices
Demetria Irwin

Twenty-seven-year-old Grammy award winner Esperanza Spalding is not only an amazing vocalist and musician, but also an inspiring public speaker. After a recent performance, she sat down to share some of her thoughts on music. Here are a few gems from that talk.

Earth Day Energy Quiz Yields Alarming Results

Brian F. Keane | Posted 06.25.2012 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Rather than telling people how to be more energy efficient this Earth Day, SmartPower decided to test consumers' knowledge of energy efficiency with a...

Why I Didn't Celebrate Earth Day 2012

Shireen Younus | Posted 06.25.2012 | Teen
Shireen Younus

It's easier to plant a tree, clean up a road, or fight for fat, furry and friendly creatures miles away in the Arctic. It's harder to fight against hunger, disease, social conflict and war.

This Earth Day: Jobs, Environment and Economic Growth Together

Howard Learner | Posted 06.23.2012 | Green
Howard Learner

Earth Day 1970 sounded an alarm. It launched the modern environmental movement. Today, the growing green economy is helping to drive the Midwest's and our nation's economic recovery.

3 Steps to Eco-Friendly Wedding Day Flowers

Carly Cylinder | Posted 06.20.2012 | Weddings
Carly Cylinder

Buying local and seasonal will save you money, and the planet. Be open to using substitutions to achieve the same look, as getting stuck on one type of flower may cost you more money in the long run.

PHOTOS: Earth Day Celebrated Around The World

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green

-- An Indian boy plays in the polluted waters of the Yamuna River in New Delhi. Women wearing leaves and flowers ready for a celebration in Barcelona...

Earth Day, Conspiracy and World Government

Seth Baum | Posted 06.22.2012 | Green
Seth Baum

The behaviors we need to protect the environment are not particularly oppressive. Indeed, many are things we'd want to do anyways. But they're often a big change from what we're currently doing.

From Environmentalism to Regeneration: What We Need to Do Differently This Earth Day

Jeffrey Hollender | Posted 06.22.2012 | Impact
Jeffrey Hollender

There is little about this current state of affairs that we will want to sustain. Sustainability, a state we never came close to achieving, is no longer enough. Regeneration is what is required. What is it?

It's Climate Change That Threatens Our Way of Life -- Not the Actions We Need to Take to Solve It

Kelly Rigg | Posted 06.22.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

What would I actually say to convince them to start fighting for our children's future, rather than the profits of the fossil fuel companies? What would it take to penetrate that armor of business and politics as usual, and wake them up?

The 8 Biggest Moments In SF Environmental History

Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.23.2012 | San Francisco

In the Bay Area, our environmentalism is palpable. From Mt. Tam to Golden Gate Park, from the plastic bag ban to our bay cleanups, from our tree s...

The Funniest Earth Day Tweets

Posted 04.22.2012 | Comedy

Just because climate change is real and we could all be doing a better job as stewards of the planet, that doesn't mean a few well-humored tweets aren...

Earth Day Call to Service: Vote Green and Clean in 2012

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

A generation of Earth Days has conditioned millions of us to be green in our homes yet we must apply the same ethic to our politics if we want to save our planet and our democracy. What must we do? Vote green and clean in 2012.

Celebrating Earth Day

Mark Udall | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics
Mark Udall

Working together we can keep our wild lands wild, and our air and water clean. By accomplishing this, we will ensure our children too can enjoy the opportunity provided by the geography of hope -- the great gift of the American West.

Google Celebrates Earth Day

Posted 04.22.2012 | Technology

Google on Sunday replaced the logo on its search engine homepage with a blossoming animation in honor of Earth Day 2012. Visitors to wi...

Earth Day Successes Since 1970

Posted 04.22.2012 | Green

From Earth911's Mary Mazzoni: An estimated one in 10 Americans took part in the first Earth Day, observed across the country on April 22, 1970. Bra...

Ten Tips to Help Boomers Celebrate Earth Day through Green Travel

Doris Gallan | Posted 06.22.2012 | Fifty
Doris Gallan

After creating Earth Day in 1970, Boomers have spread the good word around the world through their travels, retirements abroad and, of course, by setting an example for future generations.

5 Ways You Can Help Save Our Planet's Resources On Earth Day

Posted 04.22.2012 | Impact

It's the Earth's Day today, but it's our moment to look around, breathe our air in a little deeper and hug our trees a little tighter. It's a day ...

The Joys of Stargazing

Helen Olsson | Posted 06.22.2012 | Parents
Helen Olsson

It's not that hard to brush up a bit to enhance your astro-gazing experience. Here are some tips for successful stargazing.

Green Team Cuts Down On Water Waste

Posted 04.25.2012 | Green

Day 7: Earth Week Challenge -- Waste Less Water From April 16-22, HuffPost Green has invited you to take on one simple endeavor per day to reduce y...

PHOTOS: Take A Glimpse At Fashion's Hottest Eco-Friendly Babes

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 04.22.2012 | Style

Happy Earth Day! (You did remember that today's Earth Day, didn't you?) As a way to celebrate this tree-huggy day, we decided to get inspired. So o...

PHOTOS: Farming On Church's Roof Provides Food For A Hungry Community

Posted 04.22.2012 | Religion

In 1984, Rev. Gene Bolin prayed over his church's newly purchased building in a distressed neighborhood in New York City. “God,” the pastor petit...