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Changing the Conversation: From Nature's Wonder to Nature's Value

Mark Tercek | Posted 12.25.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

As South by Southwest has proven in the areas of technology and music, the best new thinking and creative ideas often emerge when we cross boundaries to seek out new relationships and ideas.

A Teaching Moment About the Green Economy

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 12.12.2011 | Latino Voices
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

How about you? Are you bullish on our nation's green economy? Are you working in a green industry today? If not, are you working somewhere where new green jobs could be created if certain long-standing processes were questioned and new solutions created?

The Solar Decathlon: Innovation Through Making

Harris Silver | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green
Harris Silver

We are reminded every time we buy things and see the country of origin that we have stopped making things. You can't foster a culture of innovation without having a culture of making.

Tom Zeller Jr.

California Solar Company Touted As Model Of Green Economy Will File For Bankruptcy Protection | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 10.31.2011 | Green

Solyndra, a solar technology firm in California that the Obama administration once touted as an exemplar of an emerging green economy, said Wednesday...

Impact Investing Defined

Jigar Shah | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green
Jigar Shah

The term "Impact Investing" has taken on many meanings in the past few years. I want to end the confusion and underscore that impact investing must by definition deliver impactful and compelling financial returns.

Report Urges World To Secure Drinking Water Access

AP | Posted 03.21.2012 | Green

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Investing as little as 0.16 percent of the world's gross domestic product – or $198 billion per year – could give half a billion...

Look Out For Tall Buildings, Banana Peels -- and Alarmism

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 10.03.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

An article in the Los Angeles Times suggests clean energy is putting people and communities in harms way. It's not. As with any profession there are accidents. But the safety of wind power is staggering compared to traditional energy sources.

The Cost Of Going Green

| Posted 09.27.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Susanne Rust Californians are worried about climate change and overwhelmingly support ...

10 Cities With The Fastest Green Jobs Growth

24/7 Wall Street | Douglas A. McIntyre, Charles B. Stockdale, Michael B. Sauter | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: It’s no secret the U.S. is struggling with high unemployment and dismal job growth. But at least one industry seems to be bucking the...

Green Jobs Can Bring Home Bigger Paychecks, Report Finds

Posted 09.12.2011 | Green

Unemployment remains high. Fossil fuels are under increased scrutiny. Governments are looking to cut costs. These underwhelming realities have shi...

Green Jobs for Our Health and Our Economy

Lisa P. Jackson | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green
Lisa P. Jackson

We can show that we don't have to choose between breathing clean air and drinking clean water or creating good jobs. We can do them all at the same time.

Buddhism And The Fate Of The Species

John Stanley | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
John Stanley

As weather-related disasters increase every year and the world begins to burn, the very fate of our species is being treated as a mere "externality" by free market ideology.

The Worldshift Has Started

Ervin Laszlo | Posted 06.18.2011 | World
Ervin Laszlo

More and more people seem convinced that something dramatic will happen at the end of 2012. Something dramatic will indeed happen -- and it could be something dramatically good.

Skateboarders Going Green

Kevin Duffel | Posted 06.08.2011 | Green
Kevin Duffel

Skateboarding gear wears out quickly and needs frequent replacement. When there are upwards of 13 million active skaters in America, that's a hell of a lot of gear to be manufactured only to subsequently end up in a landfill.

Van Jones: The Right's Tribute

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Understand the charges against Van Jones for what they are: A backhanded tribute to his past accomplishments and future potential as a leader and advocate for a better America.

What We Can All Do in the Face of A Tsunami

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Perkins

It is during these unexpected disasters that we can truly find our souls and the commonalities of our humanity. Those cannot be taken away no matter how much Mother Earth shakes and how hard the tsunami waves strike.

Florida Governor Scott Puts Short-Sighted Partisan Politics Above Peoples' Transportation Needs and Job Creation

Howard Learner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Learner

This week, Florida Governor Rick Scott rejected $2.4 billion in federal funds to build a modern passenger rail line between Orlando and Tampa that would have created jobs and supercharged Florida's tourism industry.

Is the Sun Already Setting on Domestic Solar Manufacturing?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

Last week Evergreen Solar, America's third-largest such manufacturer, announced that it is shutting down its plant and shedding 800 local jobs in order to move its operations to China.

The Green Economy Is Here, and It Ain't Pretty

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

Many of us have long advocated a green economy where jobs were generated in sectors like alternative energy and recycling. It was our hope that this economy could be both environmentally friendly and offer opportunities for rising living standards. Well, we've now got a green economy and there's plenty of recycling, but it's not exactly what most of us had in mind. In this new green economy, the Wall Street gang recycles their money -- it flows from taxpayers to Wall Street and then back to politicians who ensure that the flow continues and increases. Anyone got a problem with that?

10 Ways to Be 'Thankfully Green' (PHOTOS)

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Perkins

This Thanksgiving I want to offer a few ways that we all can be "thankfully green" and at the same time take concrete steps to care for our fellow men, women and children (and all life forms) during this economically challenged time.

Green Economy

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ray Suarez

Governments around the world are starting to make a priority of developing new industries that will reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases. The Unit...

Prop 23: It's About Our Future

Hunt Ramsbottom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Hunt Ramsbottom

A "Yes" vote on Prop 23 jeopardizes both economic growth and the improvement of air quality in California, and delays the reduction in the emission of detrimental greenhouse gases.

Why the Green Economy is Unstoppable -- and 10 Ways it's Making Life Better

Andy Mannle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andy Mannle

It's clear from our inability to pass climate legislation that we're not going green because it's the right thing to do, but because it's the smart thing to do. Here are 10 major areas of life that are inevitably getting better by going green.

Green Jobs: Promise, Progress and Potential

Gregory Unruh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gregory Unruh

A green economy is society's best hope for reconciling the world's need for poverty-alleviating economic growth with the planet's need for life-giving ecological vitality.

Why on Earth Would Jerry Brown Want to Be Governor of California?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Jerry Brown talks now about a "re-founding" of California in the midst of chronic budget crisis and slow-mo recovery from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.