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The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Patrick Sauer | Posted 07.28.2011 | Small Business

The old chestnut says that April showers bring May flowers, but let's be honest -- in most parts of the country, it rains for months on end. In Baltim...

Dear Wyclef: Do Business, Go Green

Michael Seager | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Seager

Instead of focusing on making a difference in Haiti through the public sector, why not try the private? Let me tell you about some good social enterprise ideas, and who might find them appealing in Haiti.

Dancing in the Dark: The Danger of Letting Business Lead on Climate Protection

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

In a candid session on energy and the environment at the Clinton Global Initiative yesterday, the world's lead climate negotiator Christiana Figueres ...

Proof That Renewable Energy Is Alive, Well and Profitable!

Christiana Wyly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Christiana Wyly

In one of the nation's most strategic clean economy deals to date, NRG Energy, Inc. announced the $350 million acquisition of Green Mountain Energy last week.

Suburb Sprawls Sustainability

Ben Zolno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ben Zolno

Check out this new video about how a subdivision farm works with the restaurant just a few yards away, which serves their food often just hours after harvest.

Opportunity to Grow Greener Businesses (With a Discount)

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Terry Gardner

The way Tom Ridgeway, VP of Patagonia's Environmental Programs, describes Patagonia's approach to products, it seems like the store has an "eco oath" much like a doctor's hippocratic oath ("First do no harm").

Sustainable Consumption Rising on the Agenda

Gregory Unruh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gregory Unruh

Sustainable consumption? Sounds like an oxymoron. But that's what we'll be discussing at next week's World Economic Forum Summer Davos 2010 event in T...

A Future of Hyperlocal, Curated shopping: Lessons From NYC's Hester Street Fair

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kirsten Dirksen

The Hester Street Fair is nothing like the pseudo street fairs of summer that plague New York City streets with mass-produced gyros and knock-off sunglasses. You're most likely to meet your product's producer.

On Labor Day, How We Can Give Both Workers and Our Environment a Chance

Kimberly Freeman Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kimberly Freeman Brown

This Labor Day, America is facing a dizzying array of problems, none more acute than the twin crises of how poorly we treat our workers and how appallingly we treat our planet.

This Labor Day, Green Companies and Union Workers Building a Sustainable Economy Together

Kimberly Freeman Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kimberly Freeman Brown

The employers in our report and their responsible business and labor practices mark a shift toward a more sustainable model for workers, shareholders, and the planet.

Minding the Sustainability GAAP

Janet Ranganathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janet Ranganathan

The global environmental crisis, including climate change, isn't just a problem for "greens." It also creates significant financial risks for companies and their investors.

Preventing the Next Oil Spill: Do Consumers Hold the Key?

Aron Cramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Aron Cramer

Sustainability has been understood to mean only limits. Sustainable consumption turns this idea on its head, as a way to develop products that deliver better living standards without further burdening our planet.

Yes, You Can Save the World at Work

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Innovators who stay inside their field and drive change from within are the ones to watch. The world needs bus drivers, plumbers and IT specialists -- and most of them want to do good, too.

The Other 95%: Foundations Can Do More With Less

Billy Parish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Billy Parish

Foundations typically give away 5% of their total assets each year (the legal minimum to maintain their tax status), so the other 95% of their assets do nothing to advance their social mission.

The New Power Girls: How Today's Women In Business Are Making Money And Change

The New Power Girls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The New Power Girls

Lucques is one of the chic little restaurants that dot L.A.'s Melrose Avenue towards the west end. It's tucked next to other local classics like Taste...

Growing AND Greening

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dennis Whittle

Historically, richer countries have grown by relying on power sources and technologies that generate massive amounts of the greenhouse gases that are ...

Outdoor Industries: Feeling the Heat from Climate Change

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Outdoor pursuits will be among the first activities widely altered by climate change. And now, many of the $730 billion outdoor industry's largest companies are getting vocal about it.

Over 100 Student Body Presidents Urge Congress to Support Energy Education

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Teryn Norris

A group of more than 100 university and college student government presidents submitted a letter today urging Congress to launch a national program for clean energy science and engineering education.

Earth Day: What Began As Anti-Business Is Now All Big Business

The New York Times | Leslie Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

So strong was the antibusiness sentiment for the first Earth Day in 1970 that organizers took no money from corporations and held teach-ins "to challe...

Earth Day - A Modest Proposal (with apologies to Jonathan Swift)

Andrew Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Shapiro

It's time to think about moving to Mars On this 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, there is good reason to celebrate the efforts of individuals, communi...

Goldman, Wall Street and Financial Terrorism

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Whetten

The most disturbing part of the Goldman lawsuit is that it confirms Goldman's reputation of doing whatever it takes to win, even if it damages their clients and society as a whole.

Gender and the Sweet Spot of Sustainable Business

Andrea Learned | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Learned

The time has come to equally value what men and women contribute, and encourage them to do so using their own unique styles.

Sustainability Holism Vs. Green Tokenism

Gregory Unruh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gregory Unruh

Can "green" and "non-green" brands coexist in the same portfolio? How much can the portfolio sustain? It looks like a lot. Toyota can sell the Prius and Tundra. Pepsi sells Sun Chips and 7-Up.

Why Should You Read a Company's Sustainability Report?

Sue Cischke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sue Cischke

Today, it's not uncommon for companies to publish sustainability reports highlighting a range of efforts being made to act in a socially responsible m...

What's up With the Rainforest: Need to Save Our Planet Has Never Been More Urgent

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

New research is helping make clear that saving our environment doesn't mean compromising our future. According to one study, protecting rainforests reduces poverty as well as conserving biodiversity.