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Righteously Green: The Risks of Eco Snobism

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

If you have green fever, you already know all of the eco-friendly things you can do. The trick is to set an example and include people in your efforts without seeming like you're trying to forcefully convert them.

Ten Wacky Ways to Help Save the Planet

Rachel Haimowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rachel Haimowitz

Rather than focus on the been-there-done-that tips for going green, I thought I'd highlight some of the, er, quirkier ideas I came across while researching my book.

Green Your Travel, Low Carbon Vacation

Planet Green | Collin Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's beginning to look a lot like summer, and with the kids out of school and the warm, sunny weather, it's vacation time for many of us. But with f...

Battle For The Best Green Cleaner

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Ah, dish duty. Who hasn't ignored it, dreaded it, rock-paper-scissored over it? But there comes a time in each eater's life when dishes must be done. ...

How To Eat Fresh and Local

Planet Green | Brian Merchant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On Greensburg, city manager Steve Hewitt decides to rebuild his devastated city green. He says one of the main inspirations for going green is that ...

How To Throw An Eco Kiddie Party

Planet Green | Leslie Billera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Hank Green's recent G-Word video blog, taken from a secure vault that holds seeds from every crop for a 'just in case,' post-apocalyptic world, got ...

How Green Is Your Brand?

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sustainable brands. A term soon to join the lexicon of perfect oxymorons, like jumbo shrimp and plastic glasses, but for now the title of a four-day a...

Stop Junk Mail Now: 3 Easy Tips

Olivia Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Olivia Zaleski

They may seem innocent, but common companies often sell your personal spending information to credit bureaus. Credit bureaus use the information to create lists based on consumer characteristics (i.e. income brackets, spending habits, boxer-briefs preferences) and rent them to marketers, credit card and insurance industries in search of specific demographics.

Consumers Feeling Overwhelmed By "Green Noise"

New York Times | Alex Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DESPITE the expense and the occasional back strain, Mary Burnham, a public relations consultant in San Francisco, felt good about the decision she mad...

Recycling? Starbucks? Hello?

Jessica Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessica Jensen

I don't go into Starbucks very much any more because I pretty much break out in eco-hives seeing all of that plastic and paper waste being shuttled ac...

Greener Great White Way: Broadway Gets "Eco-Friendly"

Grist | Sarah van Schagen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Mamma Mia! Broadway is going green. Inspired by An Inconvenient Truth, producer David Stone (who recently greened his hit musical Wicked) met with oth...

Save Water Save Money: 5 Simple Tips | Brian Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With water bills rising and many water tables going down, it makes eco-sense and dollar cents to conserve. Here are five painless ways to get started....

16 Ways To Turn Your Business Green

Nancy H. Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nancy H. Taylor

Whether you have a large factory with hundreds of employees, or a two-person office, there are many ways to save money, energy and resources by implem...

Raising The Roof: Big Buildings Going Green | Bryn Nelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The Washington Nationals' new baseball stadium opened the 2008 season with one. Vancouver's 2010 Winter Olympics will feature many more. And earlier t...

Shareholders Not Convinced "Going Green" Is Great For Business

New York Times | CLAUDIA H. DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Green is green has become a mantra of environmentalists and, increasingly, corporate chiefs. Between money saved by energy efficiency and money made f...

Why I Wrote My Book

Gary Hirshberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Hirshberg

The flow of greenbacks out of consumers' pockets has brought the notion of going "green" back into vogue.

A Greener, Sweeter Valentine's Day

Olivia Zaleski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Zaleski

Is Valentine's Day a beautiful celebration of love, commitment and denial? Dating back hundreds of years, the origins of Valentine's Day--and its ...

Booze It Up... And Four Other Ways To Go Green This Season

Danny Seo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danny Seo

There's so much talk right now about having a green Christmas. There's one camp that says don't buy anything, skip the malls, forget presents. Bah-H...