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Why Imagination Is Our Strongest Weapon Against Climate Change

Kajsa Paludan | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Kajsa Paludan

If our civilization was to disappear tomorrow, would you be able to say what the future world had lost? When you work to create a sustainable future, are you certain that your approaches serve life and people?

How to Solve the Energy Crisis: The Story of FEMME

Marilyn Tam | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn Tam

"What do you do?" I dread that question because the answer is complicated. People often ask this question in order to place the subject into a neat bo...

7 Easy Ways to Appease Your Environmentalist Friends

Laurèn DeMates | Posted 08.31.2015 | Green
Laurèn DeMates

This one might be the worst for environmentalists because it is generally well-known that leaving lights on unnecessarily uses energy, but lights are still frequently on when they don't need to be, such as when you leave a room or during the day.

Sticking It Out: 6 Research-Based Pointers for Sustained Behavior Change

Brian Donnelly | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Donnelly

Best practices around sustained motivation tell us that we need to think holistically, help our friend form new habits and control their lives. There is a ton of research in this area that can be distilled into a few guiding principles.

Original Unverpackt: Zero Waste (VIDEO) | Posted 07.16.2015 | Green

Original Unverpackt (Originally Unpackaged) is a Berlin-based supermarket which demonstrates one very simple way we can cut down on the amount of waste we produce in our day to day lives.

Off-Grid Getaway Offers Sustainable Solitude

XPRIZE | Posted 07.17.2015 | Green

Meet the undeniably adorable Ecocapsule, a tiny (approximately 8 ft. by14 ft. by 7 ft.) self-sustaining portable house that can be plunked down pretty much anywhere sunlight is available to provide an extremely intimate living situation for up to two people.

From Sea to Shining Sea, Sustainably

XPRIZE | Posted 07.02.2015 | Green

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

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.

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