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Saving The World, One Straw At A Time

Posted 07.27.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Just because you’re young doesn’t mean you can’t make a diffe...

Kyra Sedgwick Leads Global Call to End Plastic Pollution at United Nations

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.31.2012 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Kyra Sedgwick, film actress and star of television's popular show The Closer, is using her famed communications skills to educate the public and world leaders about something that really upsets her: single-use plastics.

ANOTHER Colo. Town Bans Plastic Bags, Sets Fee For Paper

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | Denver

ASPEN, Colo. -- The Aspen City Council has voted to ban plastic bags from the Colorado mountain resort town's two grocery stores and place a 20-cent f...

I'll Have the Can, Hold the Cups

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Tell the flight attendants you want just the can, no napkin, next time you need a shot of carbonated caffeine while in the air. Why use so many plastic cups, and what happens to them when the plane lands?

Oceans Awash: 5 Wins and 5 Losses in 2010

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

This year, President Obama issued an executive order to implement conservation-based management of our public seas, while marine researchers discovered an area in the Pacific containing 40 times more plastic than plankton.

'Rise Above Plastics' PSA Shows Urgency Of Ocean Waste Issue (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The shocking amount of plastic waste that is funneled into our oceans often falls by the wayside when pit against other environment issues. The Surfri...

The Waste Of Eating Out (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Week Of Eating In is a time to make conscious decisions about your food, which is as much about what you don't eat as it is about what you do. Tha...

How To Make Soda And Seltzer (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The average American consumes more than 600 bottles of soda or sparkling bottle a year, according to Grist columnist Umbra Fisk. Not to mention that 8...

Guatemala Villagers Use 6,000 Plastic Bottles To Build Schoolhouse

Planet Green | Rachel Cernansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

You'd never know it just from looking, but the new bright orange schoolhouse in Granados, Guatemala has walls built with used plastic bottles--and so ...

Desperate Bottled Water Industry Battles Trend Toward Tap (VIDEO)

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

As concerns mount over bottled water's impacts on the environment and human health, bottled water sales are beginning to dry up.

High School Student Discovers Plastic-Eating Microbe

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Daniel had a thought it seems even the most esteemed microbiology PhD's hadn't considered. Plastic, one of the most indestructible of manufactured mat...

Jellyfish Spaghetti and Your own Carry Container = Happier Oceans

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

Apart from an unexpected comeback of cod stocks in the Baltic Sea, it's hard to find good news about our oceans this year, and bottom trawlers and population pressures on Earth are not helping.

The Plastics "Out There" and "In Here"

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

A huge percentage of our plastic problem could be addressed immediately, using simple, cost-effective, off-the-shelf technologies.