When I was eight years old, my parents used to take me to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. We would go every week of the summer, spread out a blanket on the grass, and enact a tradition central to our monotheistic branch of Hinduism: singing devotional songs to passersby, often accompanied by a harmonium and brass hand symbols.
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It feels like divine momentum that Earth Day and Fash Rev Day are only 24 hrs apart. A multitude of good can spring from even the most dire circumstances -- so how can we best harness the energy of change?
There're untold names for her love. Myriad opportunities to celebrate her glory. Every day, an invitation to be more, live more, laugh more.
This isn't about a few hippies holding hands or hugging trees now -- it's about building a better, happier and more prosperous world for all of us.
The term "green beauty" is not only about what the ingredients your personal care products do to you, it's also about the effects it has on the environment (before and after you use them).
The full extent of the devastation brought by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake won't be known for some time. The Mugu villages are at least two-days walk from the nearest town -- and that's when roads are clear and weather fine.
I was always a 3M girl. I loved Mozart, martinis and macaroons. And then of course there's Mike. I met Mike Abrams as a studious Cornell freshman ...
A gathering of "urban green innovators," as they were called, yielded a crop of optimism about the myriad environmental challenges facing New Yorkers in the coming years. "Count the short-term victories," and "Keep your eyes on the prize," appeared to be some of the main messages from the event.
To survive on this planet at the numbers we have amassed, cities must more efficiently support their human habitants, especially with persistent constraints on water, land, and food.
Halting all tropical deforestation and forest degradation could reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 3 gigatonnes of carbon-dioxide equivalent per year.
This past week marked the 45 annual celebration of Earth Day. Robert Kennedy Jr., featured in this episode of "Love in Action" and nephew to the ico...
Credit: Millie Grenough Last Wednesday my daughter-in-law asked her two boys, 8-year-old Jules and just-turned-5 Theo, what they did in school that d...
Sea level rise, ocean acidification, species extinctions, erratic weather events, decreased agricultural yields, harm to human health and lower worker productivity are real and costly consequences of climate change. It is past time we reclaim the spirit of Earth Day and make 2015 a year of bipartisan action to preserve our natural resources and the health of our planet.
While national governments have struggled to work together to solve the global-climate crisis, mayors are cooperating through organizations like the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) to deliver concrete results.
Climate change is no longer a myth or conspiracy, but a cruel reality which we must now face. My generation and future generations will have to live longer with the consequences of current patterns and be subject to their impacts.