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Green Lawns Don't Make for 'Green' Yards

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

The natural world is awakening from a tough winter, and our yards are greening up as the weather warms. But are our yards really as "green" as they could be?

Green Cheese: One Blogger's Search for Sustainable Creameries

culture magazine | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
culture magazine

I've learned that sustainability needn't be overly expensive or cost prohibitive. And best of all, I've learned that I've only scratched the surface of the green cheese movement.

Realizing Mayor Lumumba's Promise

Aaron Bartley | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Aaron Bartley

When Chokwe Lumumba, Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, passed away in February, he left behind a blueprint for combating poverty and promoting sustainability in America's post-industrial cities.

Trash Talk

Asher Roth | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Asher Roth

Like single use plastic, words are too often disposed of without concern for consequence. It's important to understand that our actions have enormous impact on the world around us.

Films Champion Inspiring Youth Solutions to Climate Change

Cintia Cabib | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Cintia Cabib

"If the adults don't do enough, we have to do it because we will live on earth for another 80 or 90 years and our children will live even longer." The...

Taking The Long View Of The National Mall On Earth Day

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 06.21.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Leave no trace is an ethos that pervades society's thinking about the great outdoors, and we need to extend that thinking to urban landscapes like the National Mall.

If We Can't Smoke It, at Least Grow It: The 4/20 Case for Hemp

David Dietz | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
David Dietz

No plant species on earth has the mix of awesome commercial, economic and environmental potential as hemp and yet sadly, no plant has been so stigmatized.

Creating a Kinder Earth

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Kari Warberg Block

Earth Day comes once a year, but every day should be seen as a celebration of this amazing planet we call home.

Noah and the Deal

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 06.17.2014 | Hawaii
Joseph Carlisi

Noah (by Darren Aronofsky) is a powerful movie on several levels. It speaks directly to one of the most deeply ingrained archetypes of human consci...

Fighting for Science in the Classroom and America's Future

Michael Haas | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Michael Haas

The next generation of inventors, policymakers, and CEOs will determine the fate of the environment and our economy. In order to ensure that these future leaders are up to the challenge, a commitment to comprehensive climate science education is needed today.

Top 5 Earth Day Presents

Terry Tamminen | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Terry Tamminen

What do you get Mother Earth on her big day (Reminder: It's April 22nd!)? She's just so hard to shop for and, after all, she already has everything. She might appreciate one of those self-help books, although few moms want a gift that implies they are fat or 'polluted'

Is Global Warming Real? A 30-Second Answer

Keith Gaby | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

There is either a decades-long conspiracy involving tens of thousands of scientists who have imbedded false formulas into the basic physics and chemistry textbooks, or climate change is real.

IPCC Report: Impacts, Adapation, Vulnerability

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

The latest IPCC report underscores how climate change will create changes in crop production, yielding an increased chasm between supply and demand. To me, the natural ensuing question is, "If you thought there was a chance that something bad could happen, would you do something to prevent it?"

Optimistic About a Non-Toxic Future

Alicia Garey | Posted 06.09.2014 | Women
Alicia Garey

Two years ago I found out I had an aggressive form of breast cancer. After going through such a sudden, unexpected, terrifying experience, I've begun to question everything. I've developed serious paranoia about the world around me and all of the chemicals we live with.

Nature Gone Wild: 98 Hikers Stranded Overnight At Popular Hawaii Trail

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green

One hundred and twenty-one Hawaii hikers found themselves in trouble on Sunday night when rain swelled Hanakapiai stream along Kauai’s popular Kalal...

8 Strategies for Building a Sustainable Preservation Movement

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
National Trust for Historic Preservation

[Preservation Tips & Tools] Eight Strategies for Building a Sustainable Preservation Movement from PreservationNation Older and historic bu...

Dr. Jane Goodall's 80th Birthday: Being Smart Is Sexy, and Being Gentle Does Not Make You Weak

Pippa Biddle | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Pippa Biddle

You are an example to all women that being gentle does not make you weak, and that being soft-spoken does not mean that you have nothing to say.

Noah: Would 40 Days of Rain Solve California's Drought Problem?

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

Even in extreme drought, 40 days and 40 nights of rain is not the answer.

Earth Day Ideas From My School to Yours

Ted Wells | Posted 05.28.2014 | Education
Ted Wells

At The Park School in Brookline, MA, where I teach fourth grade, we do the things that most schools do, but we have also been working to connect with and protect the environment.

World Parks Congress Holds Promise for an Inspired Planet

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Hawaii
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

The effort to work with women, local communities, indigenous peoples, and youth has never been more pronounced.

Kristen Bell Convinces Us To Clean Up Our Act

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.28.2014 | Style

Actress and "House of Lies" star Kristen Bell is no stranger to green living practices. Bell has spoken up for causes like water conservation and the ...

Silencing Native Voices: 200 Years After First Foreign Contact, Efforts to Control Native Lands Reignite

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 05.27.2014 | Hawaii
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

In a small island community like Hawai'i, where Native communities have protected valued ecosystems across the islands for countless generations, such lingering ignorance and arrogance is unforgivable.

Ecotopia

John Feffer | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green
John Feffer

The first Ecotopia took place in 1989 in Germany, in a field not far from Cologne in West Germany. Three hundred and fifty people lived in tents for three weeks. They ate organic food. They discussed environmental issues and movement politics. They sang, put on ecoplays, and used a special currency (the ECO) to buy and sell items.

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Still Leaves a Painful Legacy

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Why are we still so far from a sustainable economy, even after the powerful lessons of the Exxon Valdez, the BP oil disaster in 2010 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012?

The Easiest Way To Tap Into Your Creativity Today

Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...