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Whether It's Green Growth, Green Economy, Or Creative Economy, It's All About Modern Jobs

Yvo de Boer | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Yvo de Boer

To my mind, the Creative Economy naturally lends itself to incorporating a green pillar. Innovative approaches to addressing pressing societal and economic issues can create jobs, green the economy, and increase the country's international competitiveness.

Toxin Toxout Detox Tips

Bruce Lourie | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce Lourie

Natural health supplements are a booming industry in America, and detox remedies are a large and growing part of that. But do detox treatments really work? And which ones will actually help rid ourselves of toxic chemicals?

Teavolution USA: Tea Becomes a Green Economy in U.S. (VIDEO)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 08.16.2014 | Business
Charles Karel Bouley

It is odd that for a country that started with descendants from Europe that we shunned tea for many years. But that is changing, and besides, tea was being served here in North America and what would become New York even before London.

Finding Ethical Alpha

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

Katherin Collins elegantly demonstrated that there is too much uncertainty about the future to depend on data from the past, and so we best order our investments with policies, procedures and processes that are at least in harmony with nature.

What if Climate Change Were a Foreign Enemy? Part I

Sheila D. Collins | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Sheila D. Collins

What if climate change were a foreign enemy that had declared it would destroy civilization as we know it and we had only five to fifteen years to def...

Dozing Through 'The Great Moving Right Show'

David Coates | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
David Coates

The greatest danger currently facing all of us in America, and particularly progressives, is one of drift. As an economy, the United States is drifting along a low-growth path that is acclimatizing all of us to levels of unemployment which only a decade ago would have been treated as an outrage. As a society, the United States is drifting towards levels of income and wealth inequality so large that, if left unchallenged, will soon become irreversible. And as a political system, the United States is drifting towards a Republican sweep of both the House and the Senate in November unless the democratic left acts now to reverse what is in truth a carefully orchestrated and heavily funded great moving right show. Those of us of a progressive predisposition are drifting towards a political defeat of historic proportions -- one underpinned by an economic and social settlement of a highly conservative kind -- and we are doing so with what would appear to be only the slightest sense of alarm.

The Self-Fulfillment of Socially Engaged Art

Blair Schulman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
Blair Schulman

A growing number of artists are looking to socially engaged art practices, questioning the idea that a fulfilling life and career based upon economics and collectability as their sole rubric demands re-examination.

To Believe or Not to Believe

Lisa Longo | Posted 03.07.2014 | Green
Lisa Longo

Lately, I seem to be spending a lot of time explaining the difference between facts and opinions. It is a time consuming, but worthy, undertaking. It ...

Renewable Resources: We Sorely Need to Develop a Culture that Embraces Them

Michael Zacka | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

What's draining U.S. energy resources faster than any other product or technology? Cars? Lighting? HVAC? Refrigeration? None of the above.

A Lesson From Sandy: Why We Need to Fortify Vulnerable Communities

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

The storm drove home a somber lesson -- one that Hurricane Katrina first taught us eight years ago. When disaster strikes, those with the fewest resources have a harder time preparing, escaping, and recovering.

We Need to Accelerate the Development of Sustainability Metrics

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.14.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

We need a generally accepted set of definitions and indicators for measuring sustainability. We also need independent auditors to verify that these numbers are real. Numbers without verification are ultimately useless.

Innovation Earth: The World As It Could Be

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

For three years, I wrote the green advice column for this page. As a lifelong environmentalist, penning my previous column, Eco Etiquette, was cathart...

Water: The Most Critical Asset in Your Production Strategy

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

It's the new oil, and both need to be in the business mix.

Water in a Changing Climate: Challenges, The New Blue Economy and the Role of Modern Business

Jay Famiglietti | Posted 07.12.2013 | Green
Jay Famiglietti

The global water crisis is real. It poses significant, quantifiable threats to all aspects of business. Clearly, the private sector needs the best information currently available for sound planning and for sustainable operations and management.

Fixing the Green Economy Gender Gap

Kathleen Rogers | Posted 08.07.2013 | Women
Kathleen Rogers

With more than a century of industrial development at our backs, the moral imperative to change how we treat natural resources and human capital while reducing and eliminating dirty fossil fuels is urgent.

Gross Domestic Product: Grossly Incomplete, But We Can Fix It

Gernot Wagner | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green
Gernot Wagner

Up to a point, GDP does tell us important facts about people's lives, livelihoods and aspirations. Living on a dollar a day is miserable no matter how you look at it. Choking on economic growth, of course, is equally bad.

The High Cost of Opportunity

Yvahn Martin | Posted 06.29.2013 | Black Voices
Yvahn Martin

The very definition of poverty is to be lacking the money to cover the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and healthcare. If you can't do that, how can you choose to spend money to start a business?

Earth Day Lessons

Kathleen Rogers | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green
Kathleen Rogers

In short, Earth Day participants not only get alot done, they also demonstrate that human beings everywhere are driven by their faith, their conscience, their sense of duty, or by a moral imperative to save the planet. It is staggering to think about one billion people working together in a collective action.

Teach Your Kids to Clean Up the Shmootz

Neale Godfrey | Posted 06.16.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Shmootz is all around us. We all have areas in our lives that could use a little spring cleaning. Involve your children and make a family project out of finding -- and cleaning -- the shmootz in your life.

A 'Texas-sized' Earth Day

Robert Walker | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green
Robert Walker

It's not enough anymore to draw out the hard-core environmentalists on Earth Day. In an over-populated, over-subscribed world, we have to mainstream the commitment to conservation and environmental action.

'Instant Gratification' -- My, How You've Grown!

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

One way of conceiving environmental awareness is that it's all about fighting our desire for instant gratification. But there is another way to think about instant gratification that an ecological worldview opens to us.

Protecting Nature Is Critical to Maintain Global Security

Peter Seligmann | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Peter Seligmann

The world's growing population -- expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050 -- is predicted to double demands on our planet's dwindling supply of food, fresh water, energy and other resources we can't live without.

Report: Green Job Growth Outpaced All Other Industries

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.21.2013 | Green

For people looking to put their finances in the black, a new report suggests they may be wise to look green. That's according to a report released ...

The Green Economy and Race: Another Side of Farmers' Markets

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 02.27.2013 | Green
Fabio Parasecoli

They empower shoppers to express their dissatisfaction with food production as it is now. By "voting with their dollars," customers can put pressure on Corporate America, by taking business away from it.

Playing Our Part in Developing a Green Economy

Hans Zimmer | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Hans Zimmer

Artists, can touch millions of people with a song, book or movie, and can play a key role in moving the global economy toward a greener future. The time to act is now. We need sustainable, low-carbon economies that create more and better jobs.