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Are You the Last to Know About the Benefit Multiplier of Investing in Nature?

Sissel Waage | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Sissel Waage

The eagle-eyed corporate leaders--who have been scanning the horizon for trends and key new insights--are increasingly investing in nature-inspired solutions to business challenges, as well as financing the opportunities in restoring and maintaining natural systems.

10 Green Technologies That Could Help Revolutionize Our Changing Planet

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green

In an era of drought, climate change and food shortages, environmental pioneers have joined forces to help tackle some of the world's most pressing is...

Environmental Innovation: Nice or Necessity?

Brian Kennell | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Environmental innovations are much more than nice; they are also fiscally sound practices that add value and provide a tremendous boost to the bottom line. And eventually, they have a domino effect

Clean Energy Powers The Roof Of The World

Man Bahadur Gurung | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Man Bahadur Gurung

My people, the Gurung tribe, are used to our remoteness. Heavy monsoon rains, flash floods and frequent landslides make it impossible to build roads or power grids. But we refuse to live in the dark. So we have learned to make the most of what we have: water and gravity.

The Opportunity In The Difficulty

Julie Fox Gorte | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Julie Fox Gorte

Climate change can bring out the best in us and help reinvigorate our economy. That's usually not the headline of a story about climate change, but it's a headline we can write if we want to.

The New Field Of Dreams

Tom Steyer | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Tom Steyer

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: American business and technology are our greatest assets in the fight against climate change -- and they are carving a path toward a clean energy future for this country.

Innovation Earth: Bringing NASA Technology Back to Earth

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

NASA has laid out some pretty sci-fi sounding plans for the next 20 years of space travel, but a more critical mission -- at least for the sustainability of human life here on earth -- may be the one it launched in Mountain View, California, just over two years ago.

Innovation Earth: Ed Begley Jr.'s 10,000-Gallon Solution for Drought

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

As one parched Texas town turns to toilets for drinking water, I wonder what the future holds for us here in California -- in the midst of one of the ...

Innovation Earth: This Technology Could Make Red Lights Obsolete And Boost MPG By 30 Percent

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Every weekday, I take a six-mile drive through Mid-City Los Angeles to pick up my daughter from preschool. There are no fewer than 20 stoplights along...

Innovation Earth: House Made of Textiles Will Use the Energy of a Hair Dryer

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Ask me to show you a sustainable house made of fabric, and I'll show you a tent -- or a yurt. Here where I live in Southern California, "green" homes ...

Innovation Earth: A Rooftop Farm, Coming Soon to Your Supermarket

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

We Americans, living in the land of fast-food drive-throughs and cardboard tomatoes for some time now, are starting to gain an appreciation for high-q...

Let There Be Light: Clean Energy Innovation at Home Supports Stability Abroad

Erin Mazursky | Posted 07.29.2012 | Green
Erin Mazursky

The benefit of supporting American-made clean energy extends far beyond direct job benefits and bringing money into the economy.

Sustainability's Neglected Frontier: The Young and the Entrepreneurial

Andrea Learned | Posted 06.09.2012 | Green
Andrea Learned

A week ago I spent a day with representatives of the Pacific Northwest's emerging generation of sustainability and socially-minded entrepreneurs, and it blew me away. And, I was not the only one impressed.

Where Sustainability Movement Meets K-12 Education

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 03.19.2012 | Green
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

The U.S. Department of Education announced last fall the Green Ribbon Schools Program, in a clear sign of the importance of this movement.

Is This the Next Time? The Need for More Responsible Innovation

Reid Lifset | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Reid Lifset

As 2012 begins, I would encourage the innovators in this field to pause -- to make a resolution for more sustainable paths forward in the development and deployment of electronic textiles.

What Sustainability Should Learn From Steve Jobs

Andrew Winston | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Here's hoping we find the next Steve Jobs quickly, someone who can bring us green things we never knew we wanted so badly.

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.

He’s A Solar Pioneer, And Barely A Teen

Posted 10.20.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: One would be excused for suspecting that Aidan Dwyer, said to be 13, is in fact a small, very young-looking, 37-ye...

Why Johnny Can't Innovate: The American Economy's Most Surprising Deficit

Ian Fletcher | Posted 07.28.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

To get our economy back on track, we need to stop dreaming that innovation is purely a self-financing private-sector game and start paying for the innovation we need. Either that, or we're not going to get the economy we want.

Reflections On Israel's Anniversary And The Environment

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 07.09.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

As Israel marks its anniversary, my hope is that from out of Zion will come forth inspiration, innovation and regional collaboration, paving the way to environmental sustainability and peace.

In 2011, Sustainability Will Force the De-Gendering of Business Leadership

Andrea Learned | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrea Learned

As we move into 2011, I predict that diverse organizations will have a huge advantage. And mastering the context of sustainable business will be the greatest leadership benchmark.

Knowledge Networks: Reducing the Cost of Green Business

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

No one disputes that climate change will be expensive. It is essential that the cost of green innovation is kept low.

So Who Roots for a Chip Bag, Anyway?

Marc Stoiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marc Stoiber

The Sun Chips bag countered the perception that green was the domain of the privileged. Anyone could have it. Anyone could compost it. And anyone could feel better about their trash because of it.

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.

PHOTOS: Astonishing Transformations -- From The Champs-Elysees To Abandoned Railyards

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We here at HuffPost Green are big fans of reclaiming, reusing, and renovating, especially with regards to urban transportation sites. Who can resist a...