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Communicate with Clarity & Leave No One Behind: How the UN Is Scaling Sustainability in a Post-2015 World, Part 1

Mark Coleman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

On July 8th I had the unique opportunity and pleasure to speak with Ms. Mohammed about the post-2015 development process and agenda.

Communicate With Clarity & Leave No One Behind: How the UN Is Scaling Sustainability in a Post-2015 World, Part 2

Mark Coleman | Posted 08.05.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

Part 2 of 2: A Conversation with Ms. Amina Mohammed, UN Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning The fate of humani...

The Four-word Business Case for Green Building

Roger Platt | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Roger Platt

The idea that multiple institutional and other major investors are consciously assembling global portfolios of green, high-performance buildings was a foreign concept. Sophisticated developers have been looking for a "product differentiator" in some markets.

On History, Sustainability, and Community

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.23.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

Part I of a three-part sustainability series by guest blogger Larry Eighmy, managing principal of The Stone House Group Even if you don't believe i...

Fashion's Fur Problem: Fur Is More Fashionable Then Ever. But Why?

David Dietz | Posted 07.22.2015 | Style
David Dietz

The arc of history bends towards progress, but for the fashion industry, change isn't progressing fast enough.

Donald Trump Won't Make His Clothes In America But These Awesome Designers Will

David Dietz | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
David Dietz

While Trump has been his usual all talk and no action when it comes to bringing his clothing to the US, there is a renaissance underway in American apparel manufacturing.

How A Boomer With A Conscience Is Leaving A Legacy

John Tarnoff | Posted 07.14.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

In early 2015, having left the paper industry and moved to Georgia, Jim Gehrman decided to change his destiny, and insure that legacy. He opened up his Supergreen Solutions franchise, and is discovering the entrepreneurial life in his early 50s for the first time.

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

Go Big or Go Home! Defining Beneficial Scale

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

There are many ways to "go big." Even small scale solutions can go global and scale to global relevance. Human powered farms and gardens are a great example.

Why Is Profit a Dirty Word?

Emma 'The Gecko' Davidson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Emma 'The Gecko' Davidson

It's been suggested to me that I should not be making any profits, that my business should be a charity, and that I should not pay myself a salary.

When Will the Design Innovation Bubble Burst?

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Startups continue failing at an alarming seventy to eighty percent rate for top picked opportunities, while, for average startups, the failure rate is closer to 95 percent.

New York Fashion Week Drops the Ball On Sustainability

David Dietz | Posted 04.14.2015 | Style
David Dietz

An industry that survives on determining what is cool is at risk of becoming passé. Strangely the wound is self-inflicted; fashion is the second dirtiest industry in the world after oil and gas.

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.

Beautiful Fair-Trade Condoms Could Be Coming To A Bedroom Near You

HuffPost Germany | Lea Kosch | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business

Everyone’s experienced this: You’re shopping in a drugstore, and you have everything on your list except for one thing. You approach the aisle...

Designing for Disaster: How Architectural Details Help Keep the Roof Over Your Family Sheltered from a Storm

Jay Libby | Posted 02.04.2015 | HuffPost Home
Jay Libby

When designing a house, architects and their clients often talk about hopes and dreams of the style, size, and ambience of the house they will ultimately call home. Seldom discussed, but always on the mind of the designer, is how to design a home that will withstand as much harsh treatment as Mother Nature can dish out.

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.

Uncommon Good

Tammara Fort | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green
Tammara Fort

In early September the WorkerAnts team visited Uncommon Good in Claremont, California. Since its inception in 2000, Founder and Executive Director Nancy Mintie has worked with the community to create an inspired and synergistic organization endeavoring to end the cycle of poverty and restore the health of the planet.

What Is Long Island Sound Worth?

Kyle Rabin | Posted 11.25.2014 | New York
Kyle Rabin

Once called the "American Mediterranean" and more recently described as "The Urban Sea," Long Island Sound is considered one of North America's most urban yet biologically diverse estuaries.

L.A.'s Drought Response: An Open Letter to Mayor Garcetti and the Office of Sustainability

Lisa Novick | Posted 11.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

We must respond to the urgency of drought and loss of biodiversity, and we must promote landscaping that feeds either people or wildlife. We don't have the water or the time to waste on anything else.

Getting Ultra-Sustainability to Be as Big and American as Burgers

Mark Coleman | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Mark Coleman

What if we allowed "ultra-sustainability" to seep into our lives the way ultra-excess has? What if we did not have to give up anything up to get ultra-sustainable?

Trust Is Essential for a Sustainable Future

Mark Coleman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Mark Coleman

The question is whether humans can harness the power of trust to envision and realize a shared fate that values each individual equally, and which honors other life on earth. Our time is up. It is time to trust!

Retire With Due Diligence the 21st Century Way: Less Money, More Substance

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Molly Alexander Darden

Who hasn't heard the astronomical projections of how much financially we need in order to walk out of the office and into a new life? Well, I'm here to tell you, it ain't necessarily so! Here's how a smaller financial base can work when we apply the principle of due diligence analysis long before retirement.

Who's Cool?

Michael Brune | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

In addition to committing to renewable energy and divesting from dirty fuels, colleges and universities can use their influence to advocate for statewide policies that will bring more clean energy online.

Do You Pass the SATs?

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

What Is Sustainable, Authentic and True Is What Comes Easy To You When we effort, try and force our way into our lives, our jobs or even our relatio...

Don't Buy This Jacket (Part 2)

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

In the copy, Patagonia basically cops a plea and admits that even with its sustainable practices in place, the carbon footprint of the garment depicted in the ad is much higher than anyone would think.