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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.

Despite Progress, Long Fight Ahead to Protect Rare Wildlife From Pesticides

Collette Adkins Giese | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green
Collette Adkins Giese

The Environmental Protection Agency, which is charged with protecting us and the environment from the risks of pesticide use, has failed to assess the impact of literally hundreds of pesticides on our nation's endangered species despite a clear legal requirement to do so.

The Overlooked Plight of Factory Farm Workers

Lucas Spangher | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Lucas Spangher

We need to take a step back and ask why the events in Tyson's video occurred. To me, the data seems clear: We can no longer afford to treat this case as an isolated incident, but rather as part of a dangerous trend.

Got More Herbs Than You Know What to Do With?

Food Politic | Posted 08.18.2014 | Taste
Food Politic

I decided to save herbs in every way possible and had to get creative to find uses for all of my herbs. Here are eight helpful hints I have used to put up your herbs so you can enjoy them year-round.

Who's Cool?

Michael Brune | Posted 08.14.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

In addition to committing to renewable energy and divesting from dirty fuels, colleges and universities can use their influence to advocate for statewide policies that will bring more clean energy online.

At the American Renewable Energy Day Summit, a Call to Accelerate Solutions

Anna Shen | Posted 08.08.2014 | Green
Anna Shen

Can we truly speed up the world's transition to clean tech? Can America's splintered right and left find common ground on the climate debate? What is the best way forward for America to achieve energy security? Can the green sector really create jobs and economic opportunity?

Jefferson Woeste's Green Passion for Gardening: If Not Now When

LuxEco Living | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green
LuxEco Living

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Gardening is my therapy " A garden to walk in and immensity to dream...

What I Learned During My Adventures In The Amazon

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 08.04.2014 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

My perspective shifted during my adventures in the Amazon. While the experiences were unforgettable, they weren't the focus of the trip. I got to see firsthand what is being threatened by modern needs.

Arrest of Forest Rights Activists Symbolic of What's Wrong in India

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

Local authorities are trying to intimidate people to cater to the interests of corporate giants, but it does not end there.

Remove, Donate, Swap, Sell... And Repeat

Polina Groman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green
Polina Groman

Maybe that stunning skirt needs a new home or that delightful dress would have a better life being adorned by a new wearer...

The Military Battles Climate Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With a nod to the fact that the conversation has reached a partisan and polarized level, the Board maintained that this tangible "national security concern" cannot afford to get bogged down by politics or budget wrangling.

Not In My Backyard: U.S. Sending Dirty Coal Abroad

Associated Press | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted en...