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Get Mad And Take Action

Kees Kruythoff | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green
Kees Kruythoff

NRG CEO David Crane's recent blog 'Being Mad As Hell for the Clean Energy Revolution' is spot on. His passion inspires me to join in the call for action on the challenge of climate change and many societal issues that our world faces today.

A Field Guide to Sustainabillies

Bob Brinkmann | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Bob Brinkmann

Most of us know a sustainabilly. The urban pickle canner, the suburban farmer, the home brewer, and the off-the-grid craftsman come to mind. However, I am finding that the term sustainabilly needs a bit of refinement in our modern age of specialization.

How Chopping Down Fake Trees Could Help You Preserve Real Ones

Mother Nature Network | Sami Grover | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. The New Forest National Park in England recently opened a Tech Creche, a service that ...

How Do We Grow Hope? A Simple Recipe...

Gary Heine | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Gary Heine

I remember my feelings of despair. Twelve years ago. Wondering what I could possibly do to help change the world; so much was going wrong. How could...

The Fountain of Youth Springs from Within

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 08.31.2014 | Fifty
Molly Alexander Darden

The secret to exuberance at a certain age, is recapturing the feeling we enjoyed when we were 8, 10 and 13 years old, knowing that now we're emotionally stronger, wiser and smarter.

Carla Herreria

Real-Life "Tarzan Child"-Turned-Surfer Girl Will Inspire You To Live Adventurously

HuffingtonPost.com | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living

Meet Alison Teal, a 29-year-old filmmaker, adventurer, sustainability guru and reality show star: A self-described “Tarzan child,” Teal’s...

Taking Back Ownership of Our Food

Ophir Haberer | Posted 06.06.2014 | College
Ophir Haberer

Let's grow our own food, and build communities supporting each other's production. Let's learn to do so in all kinds of spaces from neglected urban spaces to suburban backyards.

CSA Pizza Night

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.09.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Nate Luke, photographer and video director Millsap Farms brings a lot to the table--literally. Along with providing community-supp...

Third World Wisdom Is Vital for Redeveloping a Sustainable Civilization

Rohit Kumar | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green
Rohit Kumar

The best human civilization possible can only emerge from a synthesis of so-called First and Third World cultures. The First World civilizations have developed technology and science, which have grown from a wonderful cultural sense of appreciation for adventure, risk, and innovation.

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Clothing Waste and Save Money

Emily Chen | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Emily Chen

As clothing manufacturers and governments address waste in both the pre-consumer and post-consumer stages of the global textiles lifecycle, what can we easily do to reduce clothing waste -- and save money?

Print or Digital: It All Has Environmental Impact

Omega Institute | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Omega Institute

Are you reading fewer than 100 books on your e-reader before upgrading? Do you read the news more than 10 minutes each day? If so, the printed pa...

Confessions of an Ecotourism Pioneer in Costa Rica

Ethan Gelber | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel
Ethan Gelber

The contrast between the imagined urban cacophony below and the tranquil urban removal is part of what makes the latter so glorious.

The Food Industry's Choice

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

The food industry has a choice to make: stand with the chemical companies or stand with its consumers.

Norwegian Architects Design for Democracy

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.31.2013 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Norwegian architects Snøhetta have become world known, not only for their amazing buildings, but also for a new social democratic approach to architecture.

R-R- Redundancy -- a New 'R' To Heed

Jacquelyn Ottman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jacquelyn Ottman

At lunch yesterday a colleague asked me what I thought about 'Resilience' as a alternative term for sustainability. I responded that I was still tryi...

PHOTOS: Why This House Could Be Gone In 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.23.2013 | HuffPost Home

When architect Dominic Stevens fled the city of Dublin, Ireland to live in a biodegradable house on the countryside with his wife and kids, Dwell maga...

Partnership for Building Reuse: Learning from Los Angeles

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Through innovative public policy and creative private development, Los Angeles is demonstrating how older buildings can be repurposed to serve the new, creative economy and help meet ambitious goals to reduce carbon emissions.

Organic Clothes? 3 Ways to Green up Your Closet!

Bridget Nielsen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green
Bridget Nielsen

I'd given away a lot of my clothes after making the decision to leave Los Angeles, but after several months it didn't make sense to keep my Fendi heels to wear in a rugged Maui jungle. I had been a classic female adorer of clothes all my life and now some adjustments had to be made to fit my new lifestyle.

Mr. Berry, Meet Rabbi Sacks

Alison Cayne | Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion
Alison Cayne

What prepares children for citizenship, adulthood, social responsibility, and the ability to connect meaningfully with other people? And for those of us without children: What prepares us for those things?

The FXB-Village Model: Together Towards a Global Solution

Albina Du Boisrouvray | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Albina Du Boisrouvray

As the FXB-Village Model continues to grow and we develop ways to share its methodology with the public, we will continue to rely on others -- on organizations that put out the call to action, and on individuals that answer it -- to help us validate and advance our work.

Curbing Fossil Fuels to Power a Public Health Revolution

Jonathan Patz | Posted 07.11.2013 | Religion
Jonathan Patz

The simple truth is that our antiquated energy policies, along with other industrialized nations, are disrupting the planet's climate and threating many species, including our own. But much of our economy is dependent on fossil fuels.

From America's Next Top Model to Green Advocate

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.03.2013 | Style
Nova Lorraine

After receiving the title "Hippie Hannah" from none other than the queen of America's Next Top Model, Tyra Banks, Hannah has embraced her nickname for what it represents. She passionately promotes global awareness and sustainable lifestyle practices through food, fitness and the arts.

Get in Control! (And Make It a Ritual)

Merel Bakker | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Merel Bakker

I would like to talk about how we can get control of our thoughts, actions and speech. Because those elements determine whether we are truly able to live in a healthy and sustainable way.

WATCH: Actor: Obama 'Should Die In His Boots' In Climate Change Fight

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 03.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Actor and environmental activist Ed Begley Jr. doesn't think President Barack Obama is doing enough in the fight against climate change. "He needs ...

Bring it Back Now Ya'll: Turning to Our Traditional Past, Seeking Sustainable Solutions for the Future

Sarah Davidson | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Sarah Davidson

It's a strange world we live in today. We are more dependent on our advanced technologies than ever before, yet we remain deeply nostalgic for a past ...