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Farmers' Markets Move Online

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home
Katherine Gustafson

Smart use of the Web can shift the focus of food retail away from industrial suppliers and toward those in the position to offer on-demand delivery of the freshest food around.

Loren Berlin

Your 'Natural' Products Aren't As Green As You Think | Loren Berlin | Posted 04.23.2012 | Money

If you've recently traded in your Colgate toothpaste for a tube of Tom's of Maine in an effort to be more environmentally friendly, your money is stil...

PHOTOS: Top Green & Natural Setting Homes For Sale In Colo.

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.02.2013 | Denver

If the sprawling estates of Cherry Hills Village have you worried about carbon footprints and the tiny homes popping up in Boulder are just a little t...

The Top 10 Green Dining & Drinking Destinations In New York City

Michael P. Owens | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Michael P. Owens

I spent the past month researching and visiting venues that embrace sustainability as a core value of their business. A few thousands calories later (and one small hangover), I am happy to share my findings with you.

WATCH: Could You Live In Only 125 Square Feet?

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.09.2013 | Denver

Could you live in only 125 square feet? That's exactly what a Boulder, Colo. couple are doing now that they have completed building their brand new, t...

Evaluating Green Communities: Part 5

Mark Hostetler | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green
Mark Hostetler

When you think about it, a window has a complicated job: it must allow the sun's light to pass though, but not the sun's heat. It must keep cool conditioned air inside, but not have condensation on the outside of the glass.

Evaluating Green Communities: Part 4

Mark Hostetler | Posted 05.13.2012 | Green
Mark Hostetler

You should not rely on a certificate as the sole indicator of how green your community is -- rely more on your "on-the-ground" analysis. Here are some things to look for.

5 Simple Ways to Live Greener

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Julie Kerr Gines, environmental scientist and the author The best way to become greener is to slowly incorporate green habits into y...

The State of Sustainability in America -- Experts Weigh In...

Michael P. Owens | Posted 05.02.2012 | Green
Michael P. Owens

I asked top green business executives, experts and political leaders, who are speaking at the 2012 Sustainable Operations Summit in NYC, what they think is most encouraging as well as what they think is most frustrating about the state of sustainability.

A Visit to My Kitchen: Alisa Gravitz

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

Gravitz has pioneered effective techniques for addressing issues of sustainable consumption and production, helping American families and businesses "go green."

10 Easy Ways to Become
a Zero-Waste Household

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Bea Johnson, of The Zero Waste Home The zero in "zero waste" makes it sound scary and hard to achieve. It's actually not as hard...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Bea Johnson,
of The Zero Waste Home

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

1. Why is living organic important to you? Living organic is important to me because it has less impact on the environment and our health. I think it...

The Transformation of Social Life

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

For many of us, the context for our existence has become mechanical and often unfulfilling. We have lost touch with the organic, with the alive and the renewing, and exist in material cocoons that are drip-fed.

10 Steps to Becoming a Greener Angeleno

Erin Mahoney Harris | Posted 01.31.2012 | Los Angeles
Erin Mahoney Harris

Did you see WALL-E? If not, please Netflix it. If so, treat yourself to another viewing. Hopefully, that will get you in the mood to start generating less trash.

As The World Burns

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

Well, the distraction technique was working for a while--all the political bickering and almost humorous "debating"--meanwhile, we are all in complete...

How Do You Build A Truly Green City?

Andrew Ross | Posted 01.23.2012 | Books
Andrew Ross

Every U.S. city is rushing to adopt a sustainability plan, but urban policymakers need to make sure these programs are genuinely inclusive.

Green Is the New Punk

Erin Mahoney Harris | Posted 01.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Erin Mahoney Harris

There's no question that "going green" is officially trendy. Of course, this is one seriously high-stakes trend; if it doesn't stick, the earth is pretty much screwed.

Sustainability and Behavioral Change

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green
Soren Petersen

Imagine how the creation of multiple small and large clever solutions can impact everyday user behaviors and alter them in ways that ultimately help our world.

Netflix Subscribers See Red, But Video Streaming Is All Green

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Our recommendation is that you forget about the Great Netflix Controversy, cancel your Quickster subscriptions, and take the streaming-only portion of the subscription service.

Barbie Gets An Eco-Friendly Dream House

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 10.07.2011 | Green

With a collection of hot pink sports cars and her endless wardrobe, Barbie is a far cry from a sustainability role model. But now it looks like she...

An Earth as Sick as Our Children

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 08.24.2011 | Green
Robyn O'Brien

I suppose it would come to this. Having spent the past several years talking about allergies and children's health, it is a lens through which I often...

Lucas Kavner

Creating The Most Sustainable Homes In America | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.08.2011 | Impact

What do you do when you desperately want to be an architect, but you realize you kind of -- for lack of a better word -- suck at it? Raised by a si...

A Revolution Out Of Garbage In Haiti

Uma Viswanathan | Posted 07.22.2011 | Impact
Uma Viswanathan

The unique cornerstone of Nouvelle Vie Haiti is to shift the mindset of an entire generation. Wilner and the rest of his team are doing just that.

Conflict Minerals Conundrum: Transparency, Traceability and Tantalum

Josh Dorfman | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green
Josh Dorfman

Tantalum, used in the manufacture of consumer electronics, is often sourced from the Congo where the mining and sale of it is believed to fund ongoing violence inside the war-torn country.

Really Big and Off the Grid

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 07.10.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

2011-05-10-greenpost.jpgMichael Funk's home is responsibly built and completely off the grid. It's solid, an heirloom in a jewel of a setting.