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Recycling Opens the Door to a Circular Economy

Brian Kennell | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Brian Kennell

Recycling is critically important, but it's only one part of a larger, globally emergent environmental paradigm known as the Circular Economy. As we look forward to America Recycles Day, we are reminded that we have so much more to do.

Innovation Earth: Bringing NASA Technology Back to Earth

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

NASA has laid out some pretty sci-fi sounding plans for the next 20 years of space travel, but a more critical mission -- at least for the sustainability of human life here on earth -- may be the one it launched in Mountain View, California, just over two years ago.

It's Our Way of Thinking That Has to Change

Alexander Collot d’Escury | Posted 08.01.2014 | Business
Alexander Collot d’Escury

"The biggest barrier is the mindset of reimagining your business," said Kingfisher chief executive Sir Ian Cheshire at the launch of a new World Econo...

How Smart Business Can Help Solve 'The World's Largest Environmental Risk'

Alexander Collot d’Escury | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Alexander Collot d’Escury

We all knew air pollution was a major killer. But the latest research from the World Health Organization is shocking. So, what is the role of business in making things better, apart from polluting less themselves and increasing eco-efficiencies?

Design to Make the World Better Than It Was Before

Alexander Collot d’Escury | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Alexander Collot d’Escury

Design and innovation are at the heart of the circular economy - a restorative approach to economic activity that could transform our future.

The Utility of Fashion

Francesca Koe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Francesca Koe

Let's be frank -- I am not a fashionista. The last time I may have even been remotely on the cusp of being fashionable was well-over a decade ago, (u...

The Power of Principled Innovation

Marc Stoiber | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
Marc Stoiber

Innovation is a hot topic. You hear daily about its democratization, globalization and acceleration. But in the all the breathless wonder at our speed...

Pouring Water on Sand

Bridgett Luther | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bridgett Luther

It can be a frustrating place advocating as the underdog in a battle against special interest groups. But I won't pour water on the beach or stomp down our sand castles. Instead, I will start looking for new ways to inspire and drive market demand for green products.

Time to Recognize the Rights of Nature

Terry Tamminen | Posted 06.17.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

As the World Bank warns, a possible 4 degree Celsius increase in global temperatures by the 2060s will lead to a "transition of the Earth's ecosystems into a state unknown in human experience."

Goodbye Western Lifestyles, Long Live Circularity!

Alexandre Lemille | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Alexandre Lemille

There is no chance we can continue to play, live and work the way we do today. Extreme consumption as we know it will soon be a past and obsolete tren...

Meryl Streep Shares Her Green Inspiration

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 01.18.2013 | Celebrity
Alison van Diggelen

This week, Meryl Streep shared the inspiration for her green activism with Fresh Dialogues and also shared some of her wicked sense of humor in this tribute to green design guru Bill McDonough.

Observations This Fine Morning

Scott Poynton | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green
Scott Poynton

Driving to work this morning, I wondered at the morning light, golden in the fields, Mont Blanc poking its head above the clouds, the Jura Mountains a...

Plastic And The Great Recycling Swindle

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.30.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Disposable plastics are the largest component of ocean pollution. Should we be risking life and limb for single-use bags and plastic bottles that can easily be replaced with sustainable alternatives?

The Human Stain on "Sustainism"

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

In its infancy, our little blue orb was a perfect place serenaded by little more than the swoosh of winds and the ebb of ocean tides. Enter humans.

Green Architect William McDonough Talks Sustainable Design

Inhabitat | Andrew Michler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Green architect and co-author of the pivotal green design handbook Cradle to Cradle, William McDonough is one of the founders of the green design move...

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.

Green Products Innovation Institute Formed Establish To Product Safety For California

Wall Street Journal | JIM CARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

California's crackdown on harmful materials in consumer products is gaining a new tool: a nonprofit institute that plans to help manufacturers come up...

Small Business Tool to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Adele Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Adele Israel

At the 2010 Alliance for Sustainable Colorado Regional Sustainability Roundtable in Rifle last month, I was introduced to a very intriguing new ventur...

The economy is trash

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Those living in the vicinity of China's Asuwei dump may soon find relief. This month, the government is installing high-pressured guns that will spr...

Schwarzenegger's new "Benign by Design" Platform

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Gavigan

Schwarzenegger announced a partnership between California and Denmark to rotect consumers against chemical exposure. Congress should look to California for an example of proactive action and prioritizing human health.

American Apparel To Sell Bag-O-Scraps (Waste as Product)

Dan Gould | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dan Gould

You've got to hand it to American Apparel -- they're always finding new ways to make tired cotton and spandex duds into something exciting and marketable

Eco-Extrava-gay-ances

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

In an industry-wide turn-around, many high-end labels are trying to change their luxury goods businesses by "double air kissing" new environmental and labor standards.

Water, Water Everywhere

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

When a company like Nestlé pipes-up about its unfounded environmental credentials with an attempt to address ecological concerns and to self-promote as a green steward, it's "super-greenwashing."

Today Is Human Rights Day

Michael DeJong | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael DeJong

Living consciously and mindfully of the potential for cradle-to-cradle living and sustainability is empowering enough to make tiny but impactful different choices in our purchases.