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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.

Only in New York... for A Greener Apple (NYC)!

Pamela French | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pamela French

What a wild and wacky, eco-friendly summer it has been! From free piano music serenading the streets of New York (as an art project) to runner's in t...

Recycle Your Ride? Vehicles Are More Sustainable Than You Might Think

Sue Cischke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sue Cischke

When we think of recycled products, our thoughts usually center on paper, aluminum cans or glass bottles. That's why it might surprise you to know aut...

Pepsi's 'Dream Machine' Pays You To Recycle

Inhabitat | Sarah Parsons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Traditional vending machines require cash before providing folks with a tasty beverage. The Dream Machine, a new type of vending kiosk, embraces a muc...

Time to Cut Back on Passive Power & Toxic E-Waste

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Larry Magid

Most of those power bricks you have plugged into the wall are sucking power even if they're not connected to whatever device they're meant to power or charge.

Leslie and Al Anderson Raise Thousands For Food Bank By Sorting Recyclables

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For the last four years, Canadian couple Al and Leslie Anderson have dedicated countless hours to raising money for a local food bank. Westerly News r...

Proper Waste Disposal (PHOTOS): How To Recycle Those Trickier Items

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While recycling statistics show the U.S. making little strides every year, there are certain items that still fall in the "what the hell am I supposed...

Is Plastic Wrap Toxic?

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

See-through Cancer? I *knew* there was a reason I hate plastic-wrapped pastries in cafes..! ...Oh, right, PVC=cancer and other evils for our heal...

Five Items You Should Always Recycle

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Recycling is one of the easiest steps you can take toward living green--but some recycling matters more than others.

How to Recycle a Rubber Hose Into A Cheap, Comfy Chair

Dornob Design | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A few pieces of plywood, threaded metal rods, washers and bolts are all that is needed to construct the supporting elements on the sides of the seat. ...