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Seventh Generation

Climate Change: Changing Design, Not Minds

Joe S. Whitworth | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Joe S. Whitworth

Like many complex social problems, climate has been reduced to a religious debate -- you must believe as I do! But actions speak louder than words, and it's pretty easy to see where our past actions have us headed.

Millennials and Boomers: Don't Forget Generation X

Christine Henseler | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Christine Henseler

The transitional and transformational time when Generation Xers grew up should not be ignored or erased. To understand how the Millennials think and act today and might change the world tomorrow, the cloak of invisibility must be lifted.

Who Grows Our Food: Arnold Coombs of Coombs Family Farms

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

What goes into making the top organic brand of pure maple syrup? "Sustainable forestry. We're good farmers. That makes good syrup," says Arnold Coombs...

Kate Sheppard

These Companies Want More Government Regulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- A group of consumer product companies have formed a coalition to push for chemical safety reform legislation. The coalition includes S...

B Corps: What's the Use?

Michele Masterfano | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Michele Masterfano

We have moved so far into the notion of every man for himself that we have to add complexity to our business law to ensure that there are at least a few companies that have figured out how to be good citizens as well as profitable.

A Better Awards Ceremony

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Alberto Gonzalez, founder and CEO of GustOrganics During most of our modern history, business has proved to be the greatest vehic...

Alex Bogusky Expands 'Made Movement'

The Boulder Daily Camera | Alicia Wallace | Posted 01.20.2013 | Denver

The former Watershed School building on the western edge of Boulder has a new owner and soon will have a new tenant. Burgeoning creative agency Made ...

Organic Authority's Favorites: 5 Best Natural Laundry Detergents

Organic Authority.com | Posted 01.08.2013 | HuffPost Home
Organic Authority.com

Free of chlorine, sulfates, parabens and other nasties.

Futureproof Brand Secret? Uncomfortable Questions

Marc Stoiber | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business
Marc Stoiber

Today, consumers want brands that fulfill deeper emotional needs. Brands that are willing to be transparent and humble. Brands with sincere commitments to the environment, social equity and responsible governance. This is a far cry from consumer needs just a decade ago.

Who Grows Our Food: Arnold Coombs Of Coombs Family Farms

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.12.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

This is a sweet time for maple growers -- or it should be. It's sugaring time, when the trees are tapped and the sap is boiled to make maple syrup and maple sugar candy. It takes 40 gallons of sap to boil down to one gallon of syrup, so every drop counts.

Ideals and Ethics: The Next Business Edge?

Marc Stoiber | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business
Marc Stoiber

Morten Schroder of Van Houtte Coffee knows something about being a sustainability leader. In fact, Van Houtte has a long, proud history of adopting s...

PHOTOS: Eco Lessons From Wal-Mart? 10 Tips From The World's Biggest Company

Edward Humes | Posted 07.24.2011 | Books
Edward Humes

The idea of greener Wal-Mart would have been inconceivable a few years ago -- laughable, even.

Consumers Never Liked to Pay More for Green to Begin With

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.16.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

To the extent that the premium-priced green products named by the Times have taken a hit, consumers' disdain isn't news: Recession or not, mass consumers never loved paying extra for green.

8 Revolutionary Socially Responsible Companies (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There is no shortage of examples of excess, risk taking and abysmal leadership in today's corporate ranks. But the success stories of socially-minded ...

PHOTOS: How To Green Your Period

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Greening your period is a simple, eco-friendly and fun way to make an impact. In one lifetime, it is estimated that one woman can use as many as 16,80...

And the Survey Says: Sustainability Key to Future Business Success

Jeffrey Hollender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Hollender

Being a genuine socially and environmentally responsible company will be the only way to compete and win in the 21st century.

Exhibit A in the Case for Corporate Responsibility

Jeffrey Hollender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Hollender

I wonder what it must feel like to be BP CEO Tony Hayward, the most besieged person on the planet and the biggest poster boy for corporate irresponsibility in the wake of an oil spill that's ultimately his personal fault.

New Toxics Legislation Isn't Hazardous to Corporate Health

Jeffrey Hollender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Hollender

Whether the business community will go willingly remains to be seen, but the case for industry support for the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010 is extremely powerful.

'Benefit' Corporations: the Future of Business

Birju Pandya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Birju Pandya

Until recently, you had two options before you: work at a nonprofit or work at a for-profit. However, the state of Maryland recently passed legislation to offer another route: the 'Benefit' Corporation.

Eco Etiquette: 5 Green Ways To Fight That Cold

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. It seems like every time ...

Admiration Earned

Jeffrey Hollender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Hollender

Fortune magazine released its annual list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" this week, and it's hard to say which is more incredible: some of the companies that made the list or those you won't find anywhere on it.

Missions That Matter

Jeffrey Hollender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Hollender

In the book Bill Breen and I just finished, The Responsibility Revolution, we talk about "missions that matter" as a critical dimension of responsible and sustainable businesses.

The Responsibility Revolution

Jeffrey Hollender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Hollender

As the headlines continue to chronicle new lows in business behavior, we have no choice but to rethink corporate responsibility. It's more critical th...

Empowering a Climate Change Movement, Part 5: Taking a Cool Community to Scale

David Gershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Gershon

This is the fifth of a six-part weekly series excerpted from chapter 11 of my book Social Change 2.0: A Blueprint for Reinventing Our World. It shows ...

More Questions About the US Chamber's Membership Number Claim

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

With more voices saying clearly that US Chamber of Commerce does not represent them, the Chamber's membership numbers are looking more and more questionable.