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A Leader, a Polar Bear, and the Shock of Recognition

President Anote Tong | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green
President Anote Tong

Climate change is a problem that requires a global solution. And it is a problem that requires remarkable global leadership if it is to be adequately addressed. In spite of the unequivocal scientific information available, many people remain unprepared.

A Room Is a Cage, The World a Zoo in the Collages of Vikky Alexander

Annabel Osberg | Posted 10.01.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The photo-collages in Vikky Alexander's first show at Wilding Cran Gallery, titled Theatergarden Bestiarium, are spare. In each, one or more cutout images of toy animals are overlaid onto a photo of a sumptuous historical site devoid of people.

The Look and Feel of 'Inevitably Urban'

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

I have compiled 25 photographs for this essay -- taken in multiple locations since 2009, including cities on four continents. The photographs are presented in black and white, to better show the contrast between the human and built environment, yet also emphasize the undeniably symmetry between.

'Our Future, Our Choice' -- On the Ground at the People's Climate March

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

On September 21, I was present at a piece of history...the People's Climate March of 2014. It was a huge event, planned with precision, and broken down into six contingencies. The route covered two miles. My interviews began with people waiting for the bus, on their way to the west side of Manhattan.

5 Things to Do After Climate Week

Diana Donlon | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green
Diana Donlon

Thanks to the epic success of the People's Climate March, alarm bells demanding climate action have never rung louder. So, now that you've succeeded in elevating the mother of all issues to the top of the global agenda, where should you and your fellow 399,999 marchers direct your tide-turning energies?

Climate Change and Our Kids' Future: An Excerpt From A Drowning World

Brenda Peterson | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Brenda Peterson

It's not just up to scientists and activists to tell the world about climate change. It's up to storytellers. We can vividly imagine the future so we ...

People's Climate Change March: Several Different Drummers

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Corinna Clendenen

Climate change is not happening in a vacuum, and speakers referred repeatedly to "corporate greed" as complicit in its profiting from mining and burning fossil fuels. Issues and answers filled the streets.

EU Solidarity Demonstrations Kick Off the NY Climate March

J. L. Morin | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green
J. L. Morin

Shouting, "What solution? Revolution," protestors started in front of Brussels' Palais de Justice and marched to Sablon to the beat of drums and brass band music.

Bowling Strikes Against the Carbon Kingpins

Ralph Nader | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Ralph Nader

Despite this clear convergence on climate change, the only ones who won't agree on treating it are those who hold the most power to do so -- The United States Congress. The reason for their inaction, unsurprisingly, is tied to the corrupting influence of money in politics.

DIWhyNot: DIY Snakeskin Sneakers

Mr. Kate | Posted 09.19.2014 | Style
Mr. Kate

DIYing is fun, theraputic, budget friendly and above all else, creative! This new series, 'DIWhyNot' is dedicated to saying "why not!" and trying yo...

Archbishop Tutu Calls For 'End Of Fossil Fuels Era'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.19.2014 | Religion

As the UN Climate Summit approaches, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has recorded a new video calling for "the end of the fossil fuel era." "The destructio...

A How-To for Apple Picking, the Ultimate Fall Pastime

Brad Hines | Posted 09.17.2014 | Travel
Brad Hines

The old saying of "one rotten apple wrecks the bunch" is true. Be careful not to put any bruised apples in the bag, as they rot the fastest, and take the others down with them. This is why as you pick the apples, its fairly important to place them in the bag gently.

5 Creative Ways to Inspire Children to Become Eco-Friendly

Dawn Wynne | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Dawn Wynne

If we educate children about the effects of our actions and give them practical tasks they can begin to create a healthier environment. Here are some unique and hopefully fun activities that will inspire your children to take green to a new meaning.

A New Shade of Green Collaborations Taking Shape in Boulder

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

To be truly effective and powerful, to have the social impact needed to reverse dangerous environmental trends impacting climate, ocean life, human life, forests, energy resources and all of Earth's ecosystems, collaboration and inclusion are essential.

Getting Ultra-Sustainability to Be as Big and American as Burgers

Mark Coleman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Mark Coleman

What if we allowed "ultra-sustainability" to seep into our lives the way ultra-excess has? What if we did not have to give up anything up to get ultra-sustainable?

We Thought It Was Safe

Bill Couzens | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

While the environment can be powerful, its negative effects are primarily man-made. Everything we put in the environment impacts our surroundings and inevitably, human health.

What You Can Do to Honor Robin Williams' Life and Legacy

Betsy Rosenberg | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact
Betsy Rosenberg

As we take a moment to contemplate what we've already lost -- whether it's the precious innocence and innocence lost on September 11, 2001 or the rare genius of a life lost August 11, 2014 -- shouldn't the takeaway message be to cherish what we DO have in our lives?

Big History: Why We Fail to See Life as Life Sees Itself

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 09.11.2014 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

My assumptions about history began to change 13 years ago. I was teaching a class called Media, Stereotyping and Violence when the tragic events of 9/11 overtook our lives. In the days that followed, my students and I confronted a question: Is all this violence inevitable?

Recycling Innovation

Jancy Langley | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Jancy Langley

Innovation is iterative. Sometimes change requires interns with fresh perspective. Sometimes it requires people with long-term industry knowledge who understand the parameters of the box we need to think our way out of. Sometimes it requires both.

CREO Investors Pledge $300 Million for Environmental Impact

David Bank | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
David Bank

Environmentalists are claiming their seats at the impact investing table. Nearly a dozen wealthy families are announcing today that they have committ...

Urge Pepsi to Stop Guzzling Tar Sands

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

A fact sheet outlines the toxicity of this form of oil and the resulting ecological devastation from the extraction process. Additional concerns include the excessive use of fresh water, high risk of endangering water supplies, spills, and the data documenting a spiked rate of cancer in communities adjacent to drilling areas.

Trust to Be Trusted

Mark Coleman | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Mark Coleman

Friendliness and trust are linked, but also very different. In relationships that matter, trust masked as friendliness is fleeting and false, much like receiving an award you do not deserve or did not earn.

Please Meet the Opportunity Manager

Erik Rasmussen | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Erik Rasmussen

Across the globe, we are seeing how a growing range of disasters are posing still more risks to our current way of living

Praying For Wind: Pollution Solution?

Phil Sharp | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green
Phil Sharp

The winds of prosperity do not blow steadily and will turn against both countries if the two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases neglect their obligation to collectively lead the global drive to mitigate climate disruption.

How to Help Americans Care About Climate Change Now

Lisa Bennett | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Lisa Bennett

Engaging more Americans in climate action requires that we talk about this issue with more humanity -- more openness, honesty and heart. We have to get as acquainted with the feelings as the facts of global warming.