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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.

Can Green Design Be Dumb?

Ben Uyeda | Posted 06.26.2011 | Arts
Ben Uyeda

Can green design be dumb design? The answer is sometimes, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. If our most creative people were only trying ration...

Sustainability Isn't a Four-Letter Word -- It's a Fourteen Letter Word

Brandon Boyd | Posted 06.13.2011 | Green
Brandon Boyd

The word 'Sustainability' is quite evocative isn't it? Not so much so as words like, 'Murder', 'Socialist', 'Sex' or 'Religion'. But what it shares with these other rabble rousing terms is that it evokes something different in each person the word is fired at.

Tribewanted Sierra Leone: 6 Months Later

Filippo Bozotti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Filippo Bozotti

After six months being in the thick of it, it is my opinion that Sierra Leone has huge potential to be an example to the world in green energy and agriculture.

The Bird Project: Healing Ruffled Feathers by Design

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The Bird Project is a perfect blend of Tippy Tippens' background in design and her desire to help in the aftermath of the BP Oil Spill. Her sculpted b...

Method Co-Founder: To Be Sustainable, Your Product Must Be Adoptable

Adam Lowry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Adam Lowry

Technology or creativity are not the most important components of innovation, adoption is.

Can Eben Bayer's Waste-Based Packing Material Create a Sustainable Shipping Industry?

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

Would you pack up a family heirloom in a box lined with seed husks and mushroom spores? Eben Bayer, the 26-year-old CEO and chief innovator at Ecovati...

"Roadmaps to New Power" series: Interview with Coalfields Leader Lorelei Scarbro

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Editor's note: "Roadmaps to New Power" will be a series of interviews with activists, residents, entrepreneurs and industry analysts about current pla...

Fixing the Future: Hope for Jobs?

David Brancaccio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Brancaccio

The economy does not have to be the way it is right now. If you didn't believe we were in trouble before the financial tornado hit in 2008, you probab...

This Week on Etsy: 6 Holiday Gifts Under $50.00

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rosalyn Hoffman


Ecovative Design and the Magic Packing Mushroom

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

What can be said about the noble packing peanut? For decades, shipping companies have filled boxes with these fluffy petroleum nuggets in order to kee...

All Eyes On Iowa: An Interview With Democratic Challenger for Secretary of Agriculture, Candidate Francis Thicke

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Ragogna

One of the most important races that you haven't heard about yet in this election cycle is currently unfolding in America's Heartland. Thicke is turning heads, shining a light on current unsustainable food-production practices and oversight.

Educating a Nation: A Job for Real Superheroes (VIDEO)

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Steven G. Brant

America needs more Superheroes, because it's going to take a lot of us to keep America from completely going over to the "Darkseid".

God Is Green: Why 'Less Bad' Is Not Good

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Using our imagination, intelligence and buying power, we can set the Earth on a path to healing and ensure that future generations of all God's creatures rest -- nourished and cared for -- in its loving, ample, natural embrace.

Natural Burial Is Gaining Ground: Advocates Are Speaking Up Across North America

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anne Dilenschneider

Throughout the United States there is increasing interest in natural burial as a way to honor lives that have been lived with care for the planet.

Sustainable Food: Earthen Path Organic Farm (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Oak Center, Minnesota. Steven Schwen was not born into farming, and in fact, first went to medical school before realizing it was living a more sust...

A Chance to Get Your Green On

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Terry Gardner

On Thursday, Sept. 16, Los Angelenos can invest their greenbacks to make the world a greener place at Sustainable Works' third annual fundraiser at...