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Turning Black Friday to Green

Ben Klasky | Posted 11.23.2015 | Green
Ben Klasky

It's the week of Thanksgiving, which means that Black Friday is also looming around the corner. By now there's a good chance you've heard that national retailer REI plans to close all 140+ of its stores on the biggest shopping day of the year, paying its employees to take the day off and enjoy the great outdoors.

Letter For Ted Cruz: On Behalf Of My Generation

Jonah Bryson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Jonah Bryson

I have devoted much of my time and passion to the world we live in. What I find especially disappointing is that climate change doesn't appear to be a concern of yours -- and on behalf of my generation, I am writing you this letter to ask why and urge you to reconsider.

Increasing Food Sovereignty Through Grassroots Efforts, Part I

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 11.18.2015 | Green
Nichlas Emmons

At least in the United States, it is not a problem to find some sort of sustenance. All along the main roads of any American town and city we find an ample supply of fast food establishments and casual restaurants.

Does Climate Change Actually Fuel Terrorism?

Christopher Preble | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Christopher Preble

It is customary for politicians to say that we are beset by dangers, and that they alone are what stands between voters and certain doom, but Bernie Sanders' claim that "climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism" is certainly a twofer -- hitting two things that people seem most worried about. But is it correct?

WATCH: How to Keep Your Home Both Green and Organized

HooplaHa | Posted 11.18.2015 | HuffPost Home

Our favorite frog says, "It isn't easy being green." But we beg to differ. With new fads about being organic to stay healthy, the ways we clean are ch...

Cooling the Climate with Giant Seaweed Farming

Clayton B. Cornell | Posted 11.06.2015 | Green
Clayton B. Cornell

Australian climate scientist Tim Flannery suggests we could cool the climate with massive seaweed farms to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

Compost: To Turn Or Not To Turn

Rebecca Louie | Posted 11.04.2015 | Green
Rebecca Louie

Anyone who has passively nurtured a pile (i.e. just let it sit there) knows that it can take months, if not years, for a mini mountain of food scraps and landscaping waste to become luscious black gold.

WATCH: Forget Your Stupid Jack-O'-Lantern, Make A Bong Instead

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 10.29.2015 | Weird News

In this Hallo-WEED themed video from 2014, marijuana enthusiast Andrew Pyrah teaches you how to fire up your jack-o'-lantern... and we're not ...

How to Leave a Legacy With Trees

Chuck Kellen | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green
Chuck Kellen

Lessons learned during our 500-mile cycling journey to support tree research with the STIHL Tour des Trees This year's 500-mile cycling event to ra...

The Dark Force Of 'Willful Blindness'

Iain Patton | Posted 10.27.2015 | Green
Iain Patton

Let's celebrate the future and look ahead, but with a cautious eye that is weary of our own inherent frailty and absence of mind. It makes no sense to continue to ignore the perilous signs all around us.

Amidst Hottest Year on Earth, Faith Leaders Unite and Call for Climate Action

Yonatan Neril | Posted 10.22.2015 | Green
Yonatan Neril

In light of new evidence that 2015 will likely be the hottest year ever recorded, Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and other religious leaders joined together at the Parliament of World Religions pledging faith-based action to combat climate change. The event took place in Salt Lake City, and brought together over 8,000 people from scores of faiths and nations.

Apple's New Solar Projects To Slash Over 20 Million Tons Of Emissions

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.22.2015 | Technology

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple announced Wednesday it will build 200 megawatts of solar energy projects in China and work with local supp...

A Green Technology That Isn't So Green

Terry Tamminen | Posted 10.21.2015 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Some businesses are being sold battery systems to store energy, but not necessarily from solar or other renewable resources. In many cases, such installations are designed purely to profit from storing grid energy at night, then selling power back to the grid during the day.

Top 5 Office Design Trends of the 21st Century

Maureen Mahon | Posted 10.20.2015 | Technology
Maureen Mahon

The technologies industry has changed the way we approach office design. The traditional office model -- where executives inhabit the big corner offices and smaller spaces are carved out in proportion to employees' status -- is becoming a thing of the past.

Bras And Other Everyday Things You Should Be Recycling

Thrillist | Posted 10.15.2015 | HuffPost Home

Unless you're talking about ex-girlfriends or '80s haircuts, you should always recycle. Sure, you may feel good about yourself because you save bottles and cans and carry a canvas tote to the Trader Joe's, but the fact remains -- there are SO MANY MORE household products that can be reused and reinvented if you'd just stop throwing them in the trash.

"I'm Living in a Sacrifice Zone": Women Speak Out for Climate Justice

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Women around the globe need to be made aware of all the narratives. The reason is simple. We are all interconnected. Women must recognize their commonalities as they search for solutions. Every story is valid. They all need to be heard -- individually and in unison.

Asylum: What You Should Know Before Applying

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Umar Akbar Ahmed

The United States offers protections to individuals who have suffered persecution, or fear that they will suffer persecution, due to their race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

Don't Just Blindly Follow All 'Green' Trends -- Do Your Research First

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
The University of Central Florida Forum

A hybrid car is a pretty good choice, but making and disposing of the batteries in electric and hybrid cars results in serious impacts on the environment. They require special chemicals and result in nasty waste. Again, there is always a price to pay.

What Will it Take to Move Us to Action?

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
Kathleen Siddell

We live in a world where most people act after its too late. We look at the mental health of a teenager compelled to shoot kindergarteners after the tragedy. We vow to help a country struggling with disease after millions have died and the disease spreads closer to home.

Amal Clooney Stuns In Perfectly Form Fitting, Versace Dress

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 09.30.2015 | Style

 This is not your average date night look. Amal Clooney, rockstar lawyer, style sweetheart and George Clooney's better half, has a way of making ...

5 Simple Lighting Tips to Brighten Up Your Apartment

Thrillist | Posted 09.29.2015 | HuffPost Home

By: Alex Robinson Credit: Shutterstock Along with the basic arrangement of your furniture, lighting plays a crucial role in creating the overall vi...

Leading Special Forces for Sustainability: How Peter Bakker and the WBCSD Isolate, Take Action, and Deliver Measurable Impacts on 9 Global Priorities, Part 2

Mark Coleman | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

Part 2 - Leading Special Forces for Sustainability, A Conversation with Mr. Peter Bakker, President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustaina...

You Have the Power to End the Global Food Waste Scandal

Selina Juul | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Selina Juul

We are all part of the problem -- and we are all part of the solution. Pointing fingers and creating scapegoats won't work in the long run: If you need to end the global food waste scandal, you need to be united against food waste.

The Business Case for Green Building: Four More Words

Roger Platt | Posted 09.23.2015 | Green
Roger Platt

I recently observed that a "refreshing free-market breeze" is blowing in the direction of green buildings and green communities. I summarized part of ...

The Pope Smokes Out Congress On Climate Change

Michael Winship | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

The funniest line of the last few days came from Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar. Resentful that Pope Francis might blaspheme the sacred chamber of the World's Greatest Deliberative Body with some inconvenient truth about global warming, Gosar announced he would boycott the Holy Father's visit to Capitol Hill. You can argue that a joint session of Congress is an inappropriate speaking venue for a world religious leader, violation of church and state and so forth. And many of us have big, big issues with the Roman Catholic Church. But frankly this is no time for business -- or politics -- as usual.