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From Sea to Shining Sea, Sustainably

XPRIZE | Posted 07.02.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

A new study by Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford, and colleagues including U.C. Berkeley researcher Mark Delucchi, is the first to outline precisely how each of the 50 states can replace fossil fuel energy with clean and renewable energy within 35 years

10 Green Technologies That Could Help Revolutionize Our Changing Planet

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green

In an era of drought, climate change and food shortages, environmental pioneers have joined forces to help tackle some of the world's most pressing is...

Does Green Need a New Color?

Ian Moise | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Ian Moise

Unlike global warming, green began to cool off. It became over-used and over-done. It became politicized, with more extreme views polarizing and blurring the issues. People got tired of false and confusing claims by companies.

Smog-Eating Buildings Battle Air Pollution

XPRIZE | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

Architects and environmental scientists have been teaming up to address an interesting question: is it possible -- and economically feasible -- to design and construct buildings that can passively clean smoggy urban air?

An Interview With 'Survivorman' Les Stroud: How Survival Skills Can Enhance Your Life

Omega Institute | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

I stay grounded by being grateful for things in my life and the opportunities and life experiences I am granted, including survival. I remind myself that my work can inspire people and positively influence their lives.

Why All States Should All Have a New York State of Mind

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

We all need pure water, clean air, and the healthy environment necessary to support and sustain healthy lives, yet political leaders fail to give environmental rights the same protections they give other fundamental rights like freedom of speech.

Skate for Cleaner Waves: Patagonia Invests in Recycled Skateboard Startup

Lauren Daley | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green
Lauren Daley

With the motto "Skateboards for plastic-free oceans," and the slogan "Ride your Footprint," Bureo aims to reduce the amount of sea pollution by recycling discarded fishing nets -- which make up 10 percent of the world's ocean pollution -- into skateboard decks.

Reforming Fashion By Making It More Eco-Conscious

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.29.2014 | Style
MeiMei Fox

Are you one of those super environmental types who shops at Whole Foods and your local farmer's market, avoids GMOs, and does your housekeeping only with eco-friendly soaps and detergents? But then when it comes to fashion, suddenly all their rules about purchasing products that are good for the earth fly away.

Principles of Simply Sustainable Living

Lisa Durant | Posted 10.16.2014 | Green
Lisa Durant

To me, living a beautiful life is actually about respect - for oneself, for others and I maintain, for the environment. Taking the time to notice what's beautiful and to savor it, and when necessary, to protect it.

Get Mad And Take Action

Kees Kruythoff | Posted 11.19.2014 | 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 10.27.2014 | 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...