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The New Global Leader, Part X: Dana Bentia, and the Sensuous Pageantry of Slow Food

O'Brien Browne | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
O'Brien Browne

Dana's passion is food and our senses with a mission of showing how the richness of our multi-sensory environments and the multitude of our everyday i...

Valuing Nature

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

The EPA had to do more inspecting to bolster its argument for Superfund designation and accidentally breeched a secret dam built inside the mine to hold back accumulated snowmelt, unleashing three million gallons of poisonous sludge.

Group Representing Half A Billion Christians Divests From Fossil Fuels

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.29.2014 | Religion

The World Council of Churches, which represents over 500 million Christians in more than 110 countries, has decided to divest from fossil fuels, repor...

UN Climate Chief Urges Religious Leaders To Speak Out On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion

Top UN official Christiana Figueres called on religious leaders to speak out on climate change in an impassioned op-ed for The Guardian. She is Execut...

Garden-Based Learning: A Return to Simpler Food in K-12 Schools

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 12.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

The idea that nutrition and educational performance are directly related is nothing new. Free school breakfast and lunch programs are often credited w...

Louis C.K. Destroys Global Warming Deniers

Posted 09.14.2013 | Comedy

Animator John Roney animated this segment from "Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre," in which he imagines that God would be totally disgusted by ho...

Don't Set Out to Change the World -- Just Do the Next Right Thing

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Robin O'Bryant

The girls played in the yard, but their restlessness and whining was gone. I could tell they felt satisfied -- the way you do when you've done something for someone other than yourself -- and they were made more content by the sunshine and crisp, cold air.

A New Water Filter Both Al Gore and Steve Jobs Could Love

Max Lugavere | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact
Max Lugavere

Launching on Kickstarter last week, Soma is a new company out of San Francisco that aims to make Brita and other plastic water filters obsolete with t...

Are We Even on Your List Of Priorities?

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 12.12.2012 | Parents
Ronnie Citron-Fink

This election day, let's find a way to vote with our parental hearts and figure this mess out for our children.

Religious Copout

Edward Flattau | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
Edward Flattau

Religiosity is sometimes used to promote a fatalistic attitude towards global warming and thus, pave the way for exploiting the earth's natural resources with impunity.

An Appreciation of Margaret Atwood

Dave Astor | Posted 08.02.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Atwood is socially conscious without being preachy. This is certainly the case in three dystopian novels that say a lot about things like women's rights and the despoiling of the environment but do that via the books' interesting characters and plots.

For Colette: The Flower That Shattered the Stone

Nancy Chuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Chuda

At the age of four, Colette was diagnosed with Wilm's tumor, a rare form of cancer. Parents Jim and Nancy Chuda labored to beat the cancer, but lost their daughter one year later.

What I Learnt from Prince Charles

Christina Patterson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Patterson

More than the deficit, more than the "axe", more than tuition fees, more, even, than the sale of a football player who enjoys visiting prostitutes to ...

Asbestos Trade Thriving Despite Major Health Hazards

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Kevin Liptak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For many in the developed world, asbestos may seem like a thing of the past: A cancer-causing fiber banned in the European Union, and limited to a sma...

Meltdown: Images of What We Lose When the Glaciers Disappear

Helena Christensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Helena Christensen

As with many poorer countries, Peru is bearing the brunt of a problem it has done little to cause. Its emissions account for only 0.1% of greenhouse gasses, but climate change has affected all aspects of life there.