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Deforestation: The Over-Looked Climate Driver and What You Can Do About It

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Rosaly Byrd

Although many might say that an individual's purchasing decisions have a minimal impact, it is everyone's responsibility to understand the environmental effects of their consumption, and an aggregate shift can have an impact.

Joe Satran

The Coffee Industry Is Worse Than Ever For The Environment

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

Every day, coffee fans in cities from San Diego to Stockholm get a dose of self-satisfaction along with their morning caffeine jolt when they order fa...

Feeling Discouraged About Warsaw? Chin Up: Bands and Students Come Together To Push The Environmental Envelope

Adam Gardner | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Adam Gardner

It was pleasantly surprising to see the response first-hand from students -- not only did they tolerate all the environmental information and calls-to-action, but they immediately participated and were excited to talk about their efforts and ideas to make their campuses more sustainable.

How My Pineapple Became a Computer Lab

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Heritage Radio Network

It starts with a banana that turns into a college scholarship for a young woman in Rwanda. Or a pineapple that becomes a computer lab. It's women who have started their own businesses in the poorest areas of Central America, and pineapple farmers who are learning to read.

How Coffee Can Change the World -- Part 2 -- The Rainforest Alliance

Adam Pesce | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
Adam Pesce

Coffee production worldwide accounts for over 30 million acres of land use -roughly the size of England - giving the coffee industry a lot of space to either harm or benefit the environment. And for too long, coffee producers unknowingly chose the path of harm.

Farm to Fork Across America: Clif Bar... a Tour of the White Road

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 10.28.2012 | Home
Julie Ann Fineman

Since Clif Bar's commitment to organic ingredients and sustainability was a prime topic for our interview, the farm seemed the perfect setting.

Ways To Honor Dad By Giving Back

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.16.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Fathers. Fathers are complicated. Their role in society is just as laden with stereotypes and expectations as mothers. Which can make Father's Day a l...

Doing Laundry in a Costa Rican Cloud Forest

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Wendy Gordon, pioneer in the green consumer movement You would think that Jim Damalas, president of the Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Ho...

I Was on The Martha Stewart Show!

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

I had the great honor of being on the Martha Stewart Living Show today. A little secret: Through all the years I have been working to educate consumer...

How McDonald's Will Court Sustainability

Slashfood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sustainability has become the go-to word for every corporation in the U.S.and McDonald's is no exception. The burger giant recently announced what it'...

Incentives to Save the Planet - Part 2

Tensie Whelan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tensie Whelan

In Part 1 of this blog I outlined how the Rainforest Alliance's sustainable forestry certification program, called SmartWood, pioneered market-based i...

Introducing SustainableTrip.org -- One Step Better Than Reusing Your Hotel Towels.

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James Boyce

If we really want to make a difference while we travel, we need to make better, more informed choices. Real sustainable travel is about more than reusing towels, turning off lights and hotel recycling programs. These days, it has to be.

What's Up With the Rainforest: United States has higher percentage of forest loss than Brazil

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

We can't allow the constant reminders of the damage we have done to our planet overshadow the fact that we still have the chance to prevent the past f...

Too Green to Fail : While Environmental Policy is Stuck in Neutral, the Voluntary Green Economy Shifts Into High Gear

Tensie Whelan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tensie Whelan

Amid a weak economic recovery and a stalled environmental policy debate, there is at least one significant bright spot: the voluntary green economy. ...

What's Up With the Rainforest: More Hope, Less Blame

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

While corporations have jumped on the eco-bandwagon, we'd like to call attention to the unsung heroes who have shown a dedication to environmentalism, not driven by profit or personal gain.

What's Up With the Rainforest: Brazil Suspends Amazon Dam Project Targeted by Avatar Director

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

The recent decision to suspend the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam suggests that Hollywood holds a great deal of environmental leadership power.

What's up With the Rainforest: Need to Save Our Planet Has Never Been More Urgent

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

New research is helping make clear that saving our environment doesn't mean compromising our future. According to one study, protecting rainforests reduces poverty as well as conserving biodiversity.

What's Up With the Rainforest: Rate of Forest Loss Has Decreased, But We're Not Out of the Woods Yet

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

While it's not hard to conclude that logging and high rates of deforestation are detrimental to the forests, a realization that may come as a surprise is the impact urbanization has had on the rainforest.

What's Up With the Rainforest: A Day in the Life of a 14-Year-Old CEO

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

Instead of applying blame for the crisis that stands before us, there is a group of young people who are using their concern for the planet as motivation to actually do something about it.

What's Up With the Rainforest: Are Biofuels an Ethical Solution?

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

While scientists make strides in researching solutions towards a better future, we have become apathetic to our environmental crisis.

What's Up With the Rainforest: Chevron's Cover-up of Gross Environmental Abuses in Ecuador

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

Ecuador's people have been struggling for over a decade to achieve justice in their lawsuit against the US oil giant, Chevron.

What's Up With the Rainforest: Collapsing biodiversity is a 'wake-up call for humanity'

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

The global community has been sent a series of wake-up calls lately: the environmental crisis spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, unprecedented droughts...

Starbucks' Farmers Discuss How Fairtrade Changed Their Lives

Treehugger | Bonnie Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This TreeHugger was invited to a Starbucks tasting and informal discussion with coffee farmers and producers from Costa Rica and Tanzania. As a long-t...

What's Up With the Rainforest? Science in the Amazon

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

We have come to a point where we can either be proactive in securing a strong future, or we can wait until we run out of all our resources and are forced to change.

What's Up With the Rainforest: Will Turning Vegetarian Save the Planet?

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

Even decisions as small as selecting that perfect bottle of wine to go with your dinner provides an opportunity to make an eco-friendly choice.