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What's Weighing You Down?

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

What's in your own backpack? If you're like most of us, you've got too many items on each day's to-do list and too much stuff in the closet. Too many entanglements with other people. And too many "shoulds," worries, guilts and regrets.

We Are Spending Too Much on Trash

Paul Giebeig | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Paul Giebeig

Recently, some such as Dr. Thomas Kinnaman, Professor of Economics at Bucknell University, have argued that Americans are actually recycling too much of our trash.

One Visit to Edwina von Gal's and You Understand the Meaning of Green

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Suzanne Donaldson

One can barely imagine that after driving through the heat and traffic that you could come upon a place as glorious as Edwina von Gal's home aka The...

It's Time For ShiftCon: The First Eco-Wellness Social Media Conference

Lori Popkewitz Alper | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Lori Popkewitz Alper

Next weekend, hundreds of bloggers and eco-friendly brands will be joining forces at ShiftCon in Los Angeles. This is the first eco-wellness social media conference, born out of the idea that "together we can create a profound impact on the world around us."

Shift Your Spending To Make A Real Difference

Diane MacEachern | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
Diane MacEachern

As much as manufacturers oppose environmental legislation and regulation, they embrace what happens in the marketplace. They have to. Consumer dollars are their lifeblood. Corporate need for profit gives consumers power. Why don't we use it?

Want To Reduce The Climate Change Impact Of Your House? Follow This 10-Step Checklist

Diane MacEachern | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Diane MacEachern

Climate change seems so... global. Yet many climate change solutions are very... local, because they're based on the way each and every one of us uses energy. Here are ten ways you can reduce the climate change impact of your home.

How to Go Green for Earth Day | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green

Earth Day comes just once a year, but it's a good time to think about the eco-friendly changes you can make all the time. Check out these easy ways you can reduce your carbon footprint and do your part to help the environment.

Get Out of the War

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

See the suffering in the other people and yourself, and see if you can have compassion for all parties. The world outside may not change. But if you end the war in your own head, you'll feel better and act better. Which just might help the world around you to change for the better as well.

Drop the Load

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Wisdom is choosing a greater happiness over a lesser one. Sometimes you have to give up the lesser rewards of the new thing for the greater rewards of allowing some new space to clear in your life.

Frightful Waste: Making Halloween Green

Mattias Wallander | Posted 12.17.2013 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Who said Halloween has to be all orange and black? With a little do-it-yourself work and imagination, All Hallows' Eve can go green, too.

Are You Making Efforts To "Go Green"? (POLL)

Posted 09.18.2013 | Home

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The Faithful Shopper: Mountain Magic

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.28.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Hard as it is for some of us water babies to believe, not everyone heads straight for a beach during the summer. Others prefer to spend their time exp...

The Real Cost of Clothing

Mattias Wallander | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
Mattias Wallander

Why did production in such a factory continue to go on even though conditions were known to be dangerous? As you can likely guess, the reasons were purely financial.

A Game of Inches

Christina Weiss Lurie | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Christina Weiss Lurie

It has been said that football is a game of inches and that field position often determines who wins and who loses. Is not the same true when it comes to protecting the planet?

The Hidden Costs Of Going Green

Bill Carter | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
Bill Carter

Going green will drive the open-pit copper mining industry with a new demand for copper components. Going green is best for the planet, but doing so will mean digging enormous holes in the Earth, all of them bleeding toxic metals into watersheds in the name of clean technology.

Collective Wisdom

Alan Briskin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
Alan Briskin

Human well-being and nature's well-being are inextricably linked. Both the soul and the soil must be nurtured for life to have meaning, generativity, and significance. Yet too often we live with notions of scarcity, that there is not enough or that competing priorities necessitate painful sacrifices.

Mayor Bloomberg's Sustainability State of Mind

Steven Cohen | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

Work, create, save, tax, invest and sustain. There is no free lunch and you get what you pay for. That is Mike Bloomberg's sustainability state of mind.

Earth Will Thank You: Simple Ways To 'Go Green' Everyday

Evan Allis | Posted 12.18.2011 | Fifty

A recent survey from the Pew Research Group reports that the number of Americans who believe the earth is warming dropped to 59 percent last year from...

The Golden Arches Go Green?

The Stir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Stir

While McDonald's intentions may be admirable, it's going to take a lot more than a bunch of drought-tolerant plants to convince us that we are buying a product from a company that's really interested in sustainable food production.

This Christmas Go Green With A Rented Tree | JENNIFER STEINHAUER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Mr. Martin's idea, enabled by a rotten economy that made his free time greater and his potential labor pool deeper, is now manifest in his new busines...

5 Essential Green Living Skills Our Grandparents Knew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Our grandparent's generation didn't use the word green to describe their lifestyle, but many of the things they knew how to do are now considered to b...

France To Donate $1.5 Billion To Electric Car Tech

Yahoo! News | Simon Boehm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

France launched the "battle of the electric car" Thursday as it unveiled plans to invest 1.5 billion euros on infrastructure for the two million elect...

Colbert: The Toilet Paper Battle Escalates To "World War 3-Ply" (VIDEO)

Posted 01.07.2013 | Green

Wednesday night on The Colbert Report, Colbert joked about rectal splinters and using the next softest thing - a spotted owl - if environmentalists wi...

The War Over Plush Toilet Paper | David A. Fahrenthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Plush U.S. toilet paper is usually made by chopping down and grinding up trees that were decades or even a century old. They want Americans, like Euro...

Fall Veggies And Greens: Plant Your Own (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

September and October are great planting months for root veggies and leafy greens. Want to eat local? Give growing your own veggies a try this winter....