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Stop Polluters From Putting Their Money Where Your Mouth Is

Courtney Hight | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Courtney Hight

Udall and Bennet's amendment will overturn the damaging effects of Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United v. FEC that have thrown open the floodgates to a tidal wave of corrupting campaign cash. Ever since these decisions, the amount of toxic money from big polluters in our political system has skyrocketed.

Ramadan Reflection Day #9: Ramadan Garbage Wars -- Ways to Close the Junkyard

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Over a billion people are fasting this Ramadan and each one of us is arguably on average producing more waste than during the rest of the year. Iftars are held pretty much anywhere you can think of. The hosts more often than not are using paper plates, sytrofoam cups, and plastic forks in abundance to help serve the large number of guests,

Waiting For Environmental Justice to Come

David A. Love | Posted 07.08.2014 | Black Voices
David A. Love

Environmental toxins and pollutants know no class or race, and yet government policies and corporate activities place an undue burden on the health of the poor and communities of color.

Girls and Environmental Change Go Hand in Hand

Lila Igram | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Lila Igram

World Environment Day is in June, so it seemed fitting to post this article in June. Then, I got to thinking, every day should be a day where we are working to make sustainable changes for our environment.

UN Climate Summit: The Chance to Prove That We Are Climate Leaders

Christopher Jorebon Loeak | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Christopher Jorebon Loeak

The world has changed a lot since Copenhagen: the science has become more alarming; the impacts more severe; and the politics more potent. The world's two biggest polluters -- China and the United States -- have put energy and climate change at the heart of their bilateral relationship.

Advocating a Change in Farm Policy

Marc Barnett | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Marc Barnett

Essentially, U.S. farm subsidies are encouraging obesity among citizens, particularly poor citizens. Obviously this sounds very strong, and quite possibly may seem overstated, but it's not.

Schools for Sustainability Witnesses Water Purification at the Omega Center

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Close your eyes and imagine a place where harmful chemicals, pollution and toxins are nonexistent. In this haven, drinking water is completely pure, and fresh local food is prepared on the scene.

Green Wine Labels May Send the Wrong Signal

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

For some wine lovers, going green means sacrificing quality, according to a recent study conducted by UCLA researchers on eco-labeled wines.

Green Building -- The Path to High-Road Jobs

Denise Fairchild | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
Denise Fairchild

The American Society of Civil Engineers' 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure defined energy efficiency/renewable energy as the "sweet spot" for immediate job creation. Multiple other studies foresee millions of new jobs in those sectors.

What Is Our Narrative?

Melody Meyer | Posted 06.19.2014 | Food
Melody Meyer

I chance to say this new type of industrial agriculture isn't modern at all but a development of the notion that we can conquer nature rather than be in harmony with her. Modern agriculture has not yet been conceived in its fullest sense.

Land Degradation: A Pathway to Nourishing the Future Is Found in Africa

Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca

Most of these technologies and practices are not new, but their application by hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers has been a major factor in creating impact at scale.

Local Foods: From Fad To Force And What It Means For The Food Industry

Michael Zacka | Posted 06.18.2014 | Food
Michael Zacka

Given the fact that the local foods movement offers consumers so many benefits, sustainably processed and packaged food has an important role to play in supporting the admirable goals of local food advocates and supplementing their needs.

Eve of Extinction?

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Joseph Carlisi

Evidence pointing to the reality of human caused environmental change is increasingly streaming through global media outlets and information sources.

Meeting Logs: Obama Quietly Coddling Big Oil On 'Bomb Trains' Regulations

Steve Horn | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

When Richard Revesz introduced Howard Shelanski at his only public appearance so far, Revesz described Shelanski as, "from our perspective, close to the most important official in the federal government."

Goats and Governance in Detroit: Spitznagel Meets a Trend He Can't Trade

Nancy Kotting | Posted 06.11.2014 | Detroit
Nancy Kotting

When a man of means such as Mark Spitznagel intentionally goes rogue in Detroit, it is not about survival. It is about ego, audacity, entitlement and a blatant disregard for the rule of law.

My Green Mama Confessions

Joelle Wisler | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Joelle Wisler

I live in organic kale smoothie, non-BPA, gluten-free, cloth diaperin', homebirthin', breastfeed-them-till-they-go-to-college, crunchy green land. And I am an active participator in this culture. Well, not the whole placenta-eating-part. But I do have some confessions to make to my friends and neighbors.

5 Eco-conscious Sunscreens for Outdoor Adventures

Sierra | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
Sierra

The sunscreens on our list are chemical-free, protect against both UVA (skin cancer-causing) and UVB (sunburn) rays and are all under $25.

The Magic Behind Apps: An Interview With Qlik Tech CEO Lars Bjork

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.09.2014 | Technology
Natalie Pace

Ever wonder which companies aggregate all of that big data into compelling and easy-to-use visuals? It turns out that there are three entrepreneurial companies that are leading innovation in the industry.

Open Letter to Obama: The Ages Have Been at Work

Taylor Brorby | Posted 06.06.2014 | Green
Taylor Brorby

This past November I sent you an invitation to visit North Dakota, and it seems you have taken up the offer. As I understand it, you will be visiting the Standing Rock Reservation on June 13. I hope you will consider visiting the Fort Berthold Reservation, what I would call Ground Zero of the Bakken oil boom.

Going Green With Catie Marron

Rana Florida | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

"I think the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to the High Line is a great example of the value of creative thinking in designing public spaces. So many cities in the world now want to create their own High Lines and are thinking about abandoned spaces in a new way."

This Is The Year To Grow Your Own Food

Jeanne Nolan | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green
Jeanne Nolan

There's a common misconception that if you don't have a green thumb, you cannot grow your own food. And that's 100 percent wrong.

The "Other" Hemp

Erin Schrode | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Erin Schrode

"Weed." "Pot." "Marijuana." The answers began pouring out. College kids are familiar with the five-leaf hemp plant, but only as a drug. The "other" he...

The Broad Stroke of the EPA: Futuristic-Not Fatalistic

Peter Getty | Posted 05.29.2014 | Impact
Peter Getty

We are only a few days away from President Obama's new EPA rules on extant coal-fired power plants and I can't help but be struck by a scary irony.

Remembering Environmental Defenders

Erich Pica | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Erich Pica

On Memorial Day, there is nothing more haunting, tranquil and inspiring as listening to taps being played at a cemetery honoring the men and woman who...

Kids Stoppin' Styrofoam at Dunkin' Donuts

Ted Wells | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Ted Wells

There are so many reasons why Dunkin' Donuts shouldn't use styrofoam cups. It's bad for the environment, it's bad for animals, and it causes human health issues.