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OLIVIA ZALESKI is a journalist focused on environmentalism as it relates to business, corporate best practice and executive thinking.

As CNNmoney's environmental correspondent, Olivia Zaleski has interviewed and reported on a plethora of world-business leaders and policy influencers from George Soros to Robert Kennedy Jr., Bill Ford and Environmental Protection Administrator Lisa Jackson.

The host and co-producer of CNN and Fortune Magazine's Emmy-nominated series, "Business of Green," Olivia examines the corporate sustainability claims and business ethics of America's largest corporations (including SC Johnson and Company, NRG Energy, and Duke Energy).

Olivia is also the host of Money Magazine's popular do-it-yourself video series, Home Work. Here Olivia offers homeowners advice on simple yet effective ways to save energy and money while cashing in on stimulus dollars.

When not reporting on environmental issues, grilling Fortune 500 CEOs or offering eco-focused home tips on CNNmoney, Olivia can be found making regular appearances as an environmental authority on ABC’s Good Morning America Now, Discovery Networks’ TreehuggerTV, Hearst Magazine’s TheDailyGreen.com and MarieClaire.com, Isaac Mizrahi TV, PlumTV, the CW, “The Dr. Pat Show" and nationally syndicated morning news program, The Daily Buzz.

Zaleski also lectures on corporate social responsibility and sustainability. She recently moderated the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability Forum in Boulder Co. and also keynoted the 2009 Green Travel Summit in Newport Beach.

Entries by Olivia Zaleski

A House of A Different Color. Slideshow: The Latest in Home Smart Tech

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2010 | 7:40 AM

Imagine the house of the future . . . creating and storing its own energy, every gadget speaks to a smart phone, the bathroom cleans itself, and the AC system senses your exact perspiration level--channeling just enough air to keep you perfectly comfortable.

Such a "smart house" is no longer...

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The Art of Dumpster Diving

(37) Comments | Posted July 30, 2008 | 12:06 PM

For many, the thought of going near a smelly dumpster--let alone touching, wearing or using the contents from inside--is dirty, if not completely revolting. But I say it's wonderful!

Ok, ok, rewind. Though I have never riffled through the trash myself, I must admit to having tremendous respect for...

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Timberland: A Model Corporation

(11) Comments | Posted July 28, 2008 | 2:05 AM

Too often corporations disappoint us with their lack of environmental concern or disingenuous green washing. In my recent research, however, I have found one global retailer standing tall above the corporate crowd. For the record, I'm not trying to sell you anything . . . simply, I like this company's...

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Stephen Colbert Rails On Treehuggers--Especially Carl Pope

(17) Comments | Posted July 24, 2008 | 2:11 AM

"Have you ever gone all the way with a tree?"

. . . just one of several hard-hitting, inappropriate and consistently hilarious questions Stephen Colbert throws at Huffington Post Green's star blogger and Sierra Club executive director, Carl Pope. Colbert aired an interview with Pope this...

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Wind Turbine Base Jumping--INSANE!

(11) Comments | Posted July 23, 2008 | 10:27 PM

T. Boone Pickens would have a field day with these wild-wind-turbine-base-jumping bandits. This video is insane! And according to General Electric's Wind Turbine Product Directory, wind turbines can run from 60 to 100 meters tall with blades running from 30 to 50 meters in length. That's no free...

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Miley Cyrus Says, "Wake Up America"

(15) Comments | Posted July 23, 2008 | 12:05 PM


Tween-pop phenom Miley Cyrus (non de plume Hannah Montana) is best known for jingle-jam ballads, bare-back photo shoots and banking an income of $18.2 million; but there's more to Miley than hair extensions and "haranguing life's cruelest inequities"

Read Lyrics . . .

'Every...
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Who Should Blog? Assembling the Most Important Voices in Environmentalism Today

(82) Comments | Posted July 20, 2008 | 9:15 PM

As Huffington Post's environmental columnist, I work closely with Arianna's Green Team--Willow Bay and Green/Business Editor Dave Burdick. Together, it is our mission to bring you the most pressing global matters affecting our planet's health and sustainability: up-to-the-minute news, exclusive green living features, health, consumer safety warnings and--if...

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Bush On The Environment: Top 5 Stupidest Things Said Yesterday

(20) Comments | Posted July 15, 2008 | 9:13 PM

Tuesday morning, President George W. Bush held a press conference to address national concern over the economy and escalating gas prices. In addition to announcing "temporary steps" to stabilize the housing and financial markets by bailing out major mortgage enterprises Fannie Mae and...

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Miley Cyrus Bike, Celebrities On Bikes, Politicians Biking, Famous People On Bikes

(11) Comments | Posted July 14, 2008 | 1:13 AM

Get with the times. High gas prices are fueling a renewed interest in bicycles. Here to motivate us to hop on the bike-bandwagon are 10 more of . . .

"The Notable and Notorious--On Bicycles!"

Whether influential, intriguing or simply offensive, these celebrities, politicians and pop culture icons...

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Environmental Racism Takes Hold In California

(21) Comments | Posted July 8, 2008 | 11:20 PM

Don't we all deserve clean air? The answer seems obvious, but in the predominantly Latino, Black and poverty-stricken neighborhoods of Southern Los Angeles many--especially young children--are left wondering.

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Source: 1996 Toxic Release Inventory (U.S. EPA), 1990...

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The Notable And Notorious -- On Bicycles!

(7) Comments | Posted July 7, 2008 | 10:49 AM

Gas prices got you down? Get with the trend--ride a bike! You'll save money, help the planet and burn calories all while unleashing a sweet rhapsody of endorphins. Best of all, you won't be riding alone . . .

According to a recent report from The Chicago Sun-Times,...

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Summer Recession Tips: Save Money, Stay Cool, Save The Planet (SLIDESHOW)

(34) Comments | Posted June 22, 2008 | 11:25 PM

Did you know that you have the power to decrease production of carbon dioxide and other harmful greenhouse gases by thousands of pounds this summer?

Who cares, right?!

If you're like most Americans, you don't give a (insert expletive here). Astronomical gas prices, the mortgage meltdown and staying...

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Stop Junk Mail Now: 3 Easy Tips

(13) Comments | Posted June 16, 2008 | 1:25 AM

In addition to unsolicited phone book deliveries, useless items of crapolla, plastic water bottles, plastic bags and Gilbert Gottfried, few things make me more . . . ahem . . . "enviro-mental" than junk mail.

While the numbers vary from source to source, it's confirmed...

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Watch! An Inconvenient Truth The Opera

(2) Comments | Posted June 11, 2008 | 12:00 AM

Al Gore's famous keynote presentation is already a book, Oscar-winning movie and popular topic of debate. So what more could Gore want? Jeeez, the presidency?

Following in the footsteps of such epic films as The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Legally Blonde The Musical, An Inconvenient Truth will...

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It's About Time! Isn't It?!

(7) Comments | Posted June 9, 2008 | 10:20 AM

I must admit, I'm pretty excited--no, I'm thrilled! Arianna's decision to designate an entire section to environmentalism speaks volumes not only for her personal priorities, but also the priorities of the Huffington Post's readership. Just as Arianna recently stated in her HuffPost Green kick-off post, it's clear you value...

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Top 10 Most Useless Items of Crapola

(277) Comments | Posted May 30, 2008 | 8:35 AM

Once upon a time, things were made to serve a purpose. Consider the light bulb, the compass, and the cardiac pacemaker. No doubt necessity was once the mother of invention.

Fast forward to the present. What's happened? It seems that everywhere I go, I'm bombarded with completely useless and...

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Welcome To The Jungle: Target Launches Sustainable, Slightly Ugly Swimwear Line

(15) Comments | Posted May 19, 2008 | 7:36 AM

In a radical retail collaboration--one that rivals "Karl Lagerfield for H&M"--big-box superstore Target, or as I prefer to call it, Tar-Jhay, has teamed up with haute eco-fashion designer and sustainable materials expert, Rogan Greogory.

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You may recognize Rogan as fashion's leading...

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Green Schools 101

(3) Comments | Posted May 12, 2008 | 8:04 AM

Green schools are inarguably the right decision for our children and the environment. Though up-front costs are higher, green buildings http://www.epa.gov/greenbuilding/ save enough in operation and maintenance expenses to pay for their original construction in a matter of months. The money saved on energy bills (the annual energy savings...

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World Of Waste: America's Mass Consumption In Images

(17) Comments | Posted May 5, 2008 | 9:09 AM

Look at this image.
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Chris Jordan


Pan out . . .
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Chris Jordan


Pan out a little more . . .

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What NOT to do on Earth Day

(14) Comments | Posted April 21, 2008 | 8:40 AM

Earth Day is tomorrow. I could give you a song and dance about what you should do (install CFLS, bring own bag to grocery store, move to a wind-powered Ashram), but I'll spare the harangue. Instead, here's a list of what not to do on Earth Day. Sure, you won't...

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