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Why We Fast With Divest Harvard

Talia Rothstein | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Talia Rothstein

On October 20, Harvard students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members will begin a week of fasting and reflection to call on our university to divest its $36.4 billion endowment from the fossil fuel industry. We believe that we have no other choice.

Are Your Whole Grains Really as Healthy as You Think They Are?

Epicurious | Posted 10.15.2014 | Taste
Epicurious

by Joanne Camas We're being told to eat more whole grains. There's no escaping the message. But do most people know exactly what "whole grain" mean...

A Divergent Morning Tea Experience

Alessia ROSSI | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Alessia ROSSI

Hope is what keeps us going every single day and which lingers deep down in all of us, even in the most tricky and challenging situations on earth. Hope is like the taste of Matcha tea, it is confusingly astringent and sweet.

It's Mental Illness Awareness Week And Election Day Is A Month Away

Mary Giliberti | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Giliberti

Help raise concern, Get people thinking and talking. Whether a candidate is running for Congress or a county board, they need to see and hear that people in their communities care about mental health care.

Why the 'Finesse of the Avenue' Is What Cities Need

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 10.08.2014 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

While Cassis is known as a fishing village turned touristic haven (and a departure point for dramatic rock faces above the Mediterranean and remarkable inlets along coast, a short distance from Marseille), this essay is hardly a travelogue.

Environmentalism Gets a Much-Needed Rebrand

M. Sanjayan | Posted 10.06.2014 | Green
M. Sanjayan

For too long, environmentalism and conservation have been focused on saving nature for its intrinsic value. We don't really talk much about people except almost as an afterthought. In some instances, we've even allowed our efforts to be framed as favoring nature at the expense of people.

Should Halal Meat Be Organic?

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.04.2014 | Religion

The Prophet Muhammad advised his followers to treat animals with kindness and, if needed, kill them mercifully for food. And he didn’t mince words. ...

Ultra-Orthodox Jews Defend Right To Ritual Chicken Slaughter

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.03.2014 | Religion

Hundreds of Ultra-Orthodox Jews in New York City flocked together this week to perform Kaporos, the ritual slaughtering of chickens for Yom Kippur. ...

The Grand Canyon of Our Oceans

Eric Schwaab | Posted 10.02.2014 | Green
Eric Schwaab

President Obama has just protected the Grand Canyon of our oceans. By expanding and protecting the Pacific Remote Islands National Monument, he has created one of the world's largest protected marine reserves and conserved a breathtaking, ecological hot spot for endangered species.

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.