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Who Grows Our Food: Arnold Coombs of Coombs Family Farms

Ellen Kanner | Posted 03.10.2014 | 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...

Print or Digital: It All Has Environmental Impact

Omega Institute | Posted 02.27.2014 | Green
Omega Institute

Are you reading fewer than 100 books on your e-reader before upgrading? Do you read the news more than 10 minutes each day? If so, the printed pa...

Harlem's New Starbucks of Teas

Nova Lorraine | Posted 02.25.2014 | New York
Nova Lorraine

Have you ever had the feeling of overwhelming joy in one little cup? This is what I experienced after my first sips of Serengeti's Moroccan Mint tea.

Solving the Problem Means Actually Solving the Problem

Josh Tetrick | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

The world requires profound and urgent changes in energy and education and food and healthcare. And whether chicken eggs or cars or cookies, it requires all of us to toss stale, incremental thinking back on the shelf.

Chocolate As Resistance

Daniel Klein | Posted 02.03.2014 | Taste
Daniel Klein

It is a food steeped in history and spirituality that has lost its place in Mexican agriculture and production. This is a story about bringing it back.

The Year of Buying Locally

Alison Cayne | Posted 03.24.2014 | Food
Alison Cayne

No matter how you look at it, the food system that is responsible for 98 percent of the food produced in the U.S. needs a good hard tweaking. Where, then, do we begin to fix it? This is where 2014 comes in!

McDonald's Commits to Buying Sustainable Beef

BurgerBusiness | Posted 03.09.2014 | Food
BurgerBusiness

McDonald's Corp. has announced its commitment to begin purchasing "verified sustainable beef" during 2016 following a two-year ramp up during which it will "listen, learn, and collaborate with stakeholders from farm to the front counter to develop sustainable beef solutions."

WATCH: The Best of Mexican Food In One Minute

Daniel Klein | Posted 01.06.2014 | Taste
Daniel Klein

We traveled to Mexico City, Hidalgo, Oaxaca and Chiapas for two weeks of documenting various food stories.

Wouldn't You Prefer Your Bouquet Organic?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Small Business
Bill_Robinson

Further on up the road from delivering potted plants to Winn-Dixie, Robert McLaughlin can now feel proud that he's not only done it his way but also had a positive impact on the floral industry and real people on the farms of Central and South America.

How To Be Sure Your Holiday Feast Is Good For The Environment, Too

Posted 12.18.2013 | Green

The holidays are a time to feast, but how can we enjoy all the delicious dishes this time of year has to offer without feeling guilty about our impact...

Ski Area Environmental Sustainability Efforts

Liftopia | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green
Liftopia

Protecting the environment is important to a lot of ski areas (as well as to most of their customers), and many have taken steps to reduce their energy consumption, increase recycling, and improve their overall environmental sustainability.

Travelers Changing the World: Redistributing Wealth and Finding Peace

Lisa Niver Rajna | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Niver Rajna

After reading Looptail, I immediately wrote to G Adventures on Facebook and said, "If I had not left my job 17 months ago to wander the world full-time, I would quit today and come work for your company."

Morocco In Three Minutes

Daniel Klein | Posted 11.20.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

This incredible country has a lot more than tagines, spice markets and mint tea... although it has those too.

Bee Keeping Tradition Threatened in Eastern Turkey

Daniel Klein | Posted 11.05.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

Eastern Turkey is famous for its pure honey. The nectar comes only from wild mountain flowers and the native "Caucasian" bees are never given any sugar to increase production. But this bee and way of life are under threat.

The Highway Of The Future Is Paved With Smart And Sustainable Tech

Brandon Gorrell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Brandon Gorrell

Using energy from sunlight stored during daylight hours, glow-in-the-dark lane markers on roads will illuminate at night and communicate traffic information to drivers. Utilizing Dynamic Paint -- a coating that becomes visible in response to temperature fluctuations -- the road will be able to alert drivers of road conditions.

Pay Zero Electric Bill. For Life.

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.11.2013 | Green
Natalie Pace

In our interview of last June, Michael Liebreich, the CEO of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, had a simple solution for market-weary investors -- at leas...

This Food Video Will Make You Cry

Daniel Klein | Posted 10.08.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

In travel or in our daily lives, at restaurants or at markets, we pass by others, forgetting that all the people we interact with are just like us... human: full of happiness and pain and hope.

The Luxury of Knowing

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

The following appears in the October/November edition of Organic Gardening magazine. For great gardening, cooking, and living tips, pick the issue u...

Eyes on #NYFW

Anna Therese Day | Posted 11.08.2013 | Style
Anna Therese Day

In a year where the deaths of over 1,000 garment workers in Bangladesh revealed that the West's demand for cheap product literally kills, the need for a solutions-based approach like Modavanti could not be more pressing or timely.

The Eight Ways You Can Shop Sustainably During Fashion Week

David Dietz | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
David Dietz

We've seen Whole Foods lead the organic foods revolution. We're witnessing Tesla drive the electric car movement. It's about time we experience a sustainable fashion movement.

The Man Behind the Prosciutto

Daniel Klein | Posted 09.02.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

Enjoy the tradition of Parma!

WATCH: NYC Vendy Awards Finalist, Luke's Lobster: Ambassadors of Maine

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.30.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Meet Luke Holden, the president and founder of Luke's Lobster, a sustainably focused Maine seafood company based in New York City. Luke is a proud Mainer, or "Mainiac."

Truffle Hunting

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.20.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

How to find truffles (and sell them, and eat them.

A Midwife's Road to the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Nomination Is Paved One Signature at a Time

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Akoshia Yoba

As a young girl growing up in Uganda, Esther Madudu knew she would dedicate her life to bringing babies into the world. Little did she realize, how...

A Pasta Story

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.06.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

Heirloom grains grown through biodynamic farming creates a pasta that is delicious and nutritious