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10 Easy Ways to Become
a Zero-Waste Household

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Bea Johnson, of The Zero Waste Home The zero in "zero waste" makes it sound scary and hard to achieve. It's actually not as hard...

The Disposable Plastic Crisis

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Robyn N. Cohen

Have you ever wondered how much plastic is disposed of in one day? The people at the Plastic Pollution Coalition want us to change the ways we think about, use, consume, and dispose of plastics.

This Time, Remember to Recycle Your Santa Hat... and Everything Else, Too!

Mattias Wallander | Posted 02.29.2012 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Not everyone realizes this, but used clothing is a much needed global commodity resold in thrift stores and market places worldwide.

The Social Entrepreneur's Dilemma

Patrick FitzGerald | Posted 02.26.2012 | Small Business
Patrick FitzGerald

In order to make a potentially game-changing idea a long-standing reality, it's highly recommended that social entrepreneurs look at their business model and ask a very simple question: Could my company be a profitable one?

The 5 Best Uses For Leftover Coffee

Small Kitchen College | Posted 02.11.2012 | College
Small Kitchen College

Photo Credit: Isabella Cucchi Once I acquired my own kitchen (!), I quickly learned the economics of coffee. As any reasonable caffeine addict know...

What's YOU in 2012?

Drew McGukin | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Drew McGukin

Part of planning ahead is about looking back to see what you've missed, what's not right, or what could stand to be a little better. I love following trends and recently enjoyed Trendwatching.com's '12 Crucial Consumer Trends for 2012.'

How I Spent My Black Friday: Selling, Not Buying, Patagonia Fleeces on eBay

Wendy Gordon | Posted 01.29.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

My plan this year for Black Friday was to sit out the retail game altogether. That was before I saw the ad in The New York Times. "Don't Buy This Jacket," exhorted the full-page message sponsored by the Patagonia Common Threads Initiative.

Small Kitchen College | Posted 01.29.2012 | College
Small Kitchen College

Photo Credit: Small Kitchen College With the holidays right around the corner, there are plenty of excuses to throw cozy dinner parties at your home...

Earth Will Thank You: Simple Ways To 'Go Green' Everyday

Evan Allis | Posted 12.18.2011 | Fifty

A recent survey from the Pew Research Group reports that the number of Americans who believe the earth is warming dropped to 59 percent last year from...

America Recycles Day: Get Involved

Mattias Wallander | Posted 12.27.2011 | Impact
Mattias Wallander

America Recycles Day serves as a great reminder to all Americans that we are responsible for doing our part for the planet.

Occupying Wall Street For a Greener Apple (NYC)

Pamela French | Posted 12.14.2011 | New York
Pamela French

How do the occupants of Zuccotti Park feel about Greening the Apple? 2011-10-14-videopull.jpg

Boulder Rolls Out the GREEN Carpet

Alexia Parks | Posted 11.22.2011 | Denver
Alexia Parks

Fashion industry and GQ take note. Boulder flaunted its green lifestyle last weekend with a GREEN Carpet Fashion Show.

A Second Life for Unwanted Clothing

Mattias Wallander | Posted 10.01.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Fashions change every season and when we buy new things we have to get rid of the old, outgrown and out of style. Americans consume 65 pounds of new clothes per person each year and discard a total of 25.4 billion pounds of textiles annually.

Brief From Bonnaroo: Tennessee Trash

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Anyone who grew up in the 1970s in Tennessee can sing a bit of "Tennessee Trash," a comic and catchy PSA that was sponsored by the State Department of Transportation to discourage littering.

The Naked Cowboy for A Greener Apple (NYC)

Pamela French | Posted 08.31.2011 | New York
Pamela French

Yesterday morning, I luckily ran (rather biked) into an old friend -- The Naked Cowboy. So, hot off the City's streets -- The Naked Cowboy tells all, about how he would make New York "A Greener Apple."

Solving World Problems Starts With Your Strengths

Josh Tetrick | Posted 08.18.2011 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

During this time of pessimism, some see our biggest needs as opportunities to thrive. A few stories show how selflessness is often (ironically) profitable.

Getting Big Press

Josh Tetrick | Posted 08.08.2011 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

Remember: Simple, personal, and genuine. And a little tenacity, especially in the world of impact and social good, goes a long, long way.

How a 10-Year-Old Has Kept 10,000 Pounds of Textiles Out of Landfills

Mattias Wallander | Posted 07.27.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Eco-Erek's efforts are incredibly inspiring: over 10,000 pounds of textiles kept out of landfills and recycled in two years... by one motivated 10 year old boy. Age is no bar to join the recycling club.

New York Times, Take This!

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 07.23.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

A recent New York Times article, in classic "all the news that's fit to print" fashion, declared that the bevy of green consumer products introduced o...

Earth Day 2011: What's Old is New

Courtney Reum | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Courtney Reum

Sometimes with green, what's old is new. Case in point: cooking with hay. No, it's nothing you can rush to your kitchen and do on a whim, but some o...

Let's Make the Perfect Farmers Market Bag

Darya Pino, Ph.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Darya Pino, Ph.D

I've talked before about how much thought and preparation I put into getting all my farmers market produce home undamaged. Though the tactics I use wo...

America Recycles Day

Sen. Tom Carper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Tom Carper

The U.S. has made progress in recycling, but we can do a lot better. We recycle only about 33 percent of our waste, which is quite low compared with other industrialized countries.

Desigual's Undie Party -- 4 a Greener Apple NYC

Pamela French | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Pamela French

New Yorkers in their under garments wait outside of Desigual in Soho, for free clothes! While baring themselves for a top and bottom, they get down ...

PHOTOS: Hempcrete, Earthships, And More! The Coolest Home Design Trends

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The modern home builder has a bevy of options for building a sustainable, low-energy, non-toxic building. From hemp, to corn cobs, to old tires, to sm...

Thinking About a Textile Recycling Program? What Every City Should Consider

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

City recycling programs can't stop at bottles and cans. There's still a lot more local leaders can do to drive down the amount of waste sent to costly landfills each year.