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Students Are Now Competing Across Continents to Reduce the Most Emissions, and Waste, in Their Schools

Veronique Pittman | Posted 03.22.2014 | Green
Veronique Pittman

What began in 2003 in one school as a campus-wide energy conservation competition to raise awareness about energy consumption is now being used as a successful tool for schools and entire districts to meet strict energy savings targets.

Moral Pollution

Peter Neill | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

In the context of the ocean, indeed of our relationship to the natural world in general, the operative extreme relates, in my view, to greed and its associated derivatives, corruption and hypocrisy.

National "2012 Green Cup Recycle Challenge" Encourages K-12 Students to Rethink Waste and Consume Less

Veronique Pittman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Education
Veronique Pittman

On April 2nd, thousands of students, in schools from Connecticut to California, will aim to "recycle right" for four weeks during the 2012 Green Cup Recycle Challenge.

How I Spent My Black Friday: Selling, Not Buying, Patagonia Fleeces on eBay

Wendy Gordon | Posted 01.29.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

My plan this year for Black Friday was to sit out the retail game altogether. That was before I saw the ad in The New York Times. "Don't Buy This Jacket," exhorted the full-page message sponsored by the Patagonia Common Threads Initiative.

Please Don't Eat the Mountains

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

Life on earth is talking to us. The oil and ash and tsunamis and mudslides and tornadoes -- these are massive memos from the life that preceded us.

You're the Economic Expert

Kenneth Kales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kenneth Kales

A fundamental distinction of the American economy, as opposed to others in Europe or Asia for example, is that our economy is dependent on retail consumer spending to fuel growth.

Why Email Can Be Habit-Forming

Linda Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Stone

One of the most significant lifestyle changes to happen over the last twenty years is screen time: time in front of a television, video game, computer, or mobile device.