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A Visit to My Kitchen: Alisa Gravitz

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

Gravitz has pioneered effective techniques for addressing issues of sustainable consumption and production, helping American families and businesses "go green."

Making the Business Case for Conservation

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

What is the business case for conservation? Just a few years ago, I don't think many people in either the business or conservation communities would have thought to even pose that question. But times are changing.

Where Is the Greed in Climate Change Markets?

Peter Gardett | Posted 03.14.2012 | Green
Peter Gardett

Greed is a strong word, but if the climate change community is serious about finding a market solution to the crisis they are so good at describing, it is also an effective one.

Stories to Watch in 2012: U.S., China, Food, Renewable Energy, Rio+20

Manish Bapna | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Manish Bapna

What are the top environmental and development issues that will shape 2012? While we can't predict the future, here's a rundown of the key issues to keep an eye on.

Three Ideas That Are Good for Both Economy and Environment

Manish Bapna | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Manish Bapna

Not only can preparing for climate change offer opportunities for economic growth, it would be unwise to pursue one without the other.

Michigan Can Be a Leader in Dealing With Climate Change

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 02.08.2012 | Detroit
Olga Bonfiglio

Peter Sinclair spoke recently at the Kalamazoo Nature Center about the effects of greenhouse gases on the natural cycles of the earth and what we can do about it.

The Cost of Climate Change Is Jobs

David Foster | Posted 02.02.2012 | Green
David Foster

Whether in South Africa or in the United States, the cost of climate change is deep and far reaching. It's costing us money. It's costing us economic growth. And it's costing us jobs.

Could a Small Town in Arizona Become the Solar Capital of the World?

Virginia Simmons | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green
Virginia Simmons

When Rick Buss left his position as city manager of Maricopa, Arizona, to become the town manager of a 2,000-person, economically struggling town called Gila Bend in 2008, some people who know him personally and professionally wondered why.

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.

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 | Home
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.