Why did production in such a factory continue to go on even though conditions were known to be dangerous? As you can likely guess, the reasons were purely financial.
Stories are what change the world, more than just ideas. And that's what I am seeing and hearing on the road -- stories that will change people for the common good. Even Washington can be affected by the stories outside of Washington -- take immigration reform for example.
When you get to cleaning out your closet this spring, don't let your bag of unneeded clothes wind up in the trash can. Fact is, your clothes are needed by someone out there, and getting them to their second life might be easier than you expect.
The planet we inhabit is a living, breathing entity. It is an incubator of life, beauty and prosperity, hurtling in orbit through a cold, frozen universe that is much the opposite.
"After living with just the necessities, we realized that we had much more time to spend with our family when we weren't spending it caring for a large house and lots of belongings."
Trumka lays down a searing challenge to the right-wing economic royalists who are funding climate change denial: "We must embrace science, and I am here to say that climate change is real and climate change is dangerous."
Ys, on Earth Day and throughout Earth Week, we should all think big and call on our leaders in Washington and in statehouses to make a serious commitment to meaningful environmental leadership. But we cannot let the big be the enemy of the small.
Computers transformed how we do everything, and today, innovations in clean tech are transforming everything again -- including reducing the copious amounts of energy those ubiquitous computers use.
I grew up in the 1970s. I didn't wear a bike helmet. I didn't even own a bike helmet. I am not certain if manufacturers made them for my type of social, local biking. I biked all over town, helmet-free, hair blowing in the wind, thinking nothing of it.
The National Basketball Association's Green Week is globally unique in all of professional sports: No other league or team dedicates an entire week every year to educating tens of millions of fans about the importance of protecting our planet.
We have a huge challenge ahead in reaching a safer world, a more efficient economy and a more sustainable environment. That being said, creating positive change doesn't require a monumental societal shift. Small decisions about even smaller pieces of paper can go a long way.
If these barriers are overcome and municipal wastewater and electric utilities collaborate and coordinate their efforts, what's the potential?
For many years golf has been mature, confident and set in its ways. Now it appears to be heading into its teenage years with awkward growth, a bit unsure of its future and sometimes fumbling as if on a first date.
A friend of mine -- let's call her Heidi -- has become insomniacal over the increasing amounts of waste deluging our planet. There is no distracting Heidi from her never-ending trash thought-loop. She has good reason to freak out over how much trash we generate.
Would you guess that the product recommendation I struggle with most in my consulting practice is toilet paper?
Growing up in an affluent suburb, I was among the fortunate. I had a beautiful house. I went to a good school. I had every opportunity in front of me and never longed for anything. Yet it was a pile of plastic toys that would change my life forever.