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This Week on Etsy: 6 Holiday Gifts Under $50.00

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rosalyn Hoffman


Ecovative Design and the Magic Packing Mushroom

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

What can be said about the noble packing peanut? For decades, shipping companies have filled boxes with these fluffy petroleum nuggets in order to kee...

All Eyes On Iowa: An Interview With Democratic Challenger for Secretary of Agriculture, Candidate Francis Thicke

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Ragogna

One of the most important races that you haven't heard about yet in this election cycle is currently unfolding in America's Heartland. Thicke is turning heads, shining a light on current unsustainable food-production practices and oversight.

Educating a Nation: A Job for Real Superheroes (VIDEO)

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Steven G. Brant

America needs more Superheroes, because it's going to take a lot of us to keep America from completely going over to the "Darkseid".

God Is Green: Why 'Less Bad' Is Not Good

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Using our imagination, intelligence and buying power, we can set the Earth on a path to healing and ensure that future generations of all God's creatures rest -- nourished and cared for -- in its loving, ample, natural embrace.

Natural Burial Is Gaining Ground: Advocates Are Speaking Up Across North America

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anne Dilenschneider

Throughout the United States there is increasing interest in natural burial as a way to honor lives that have been lived with care for the planet.

Sustainable Food: Earthen Path Organic Farm (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Oak Center, Minnesota. Steven Schwen was not born into farming, and in fact, first went to medical school before realizing it was living a more sust...

A Chance to Get Your Green On

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Terry Gardner

On Thursday, Sept. 16, Los Angelenos can invest their greenbacks to make the world a greener place at Sustainable Works' third annual fundraiser at...

Yes, You Can Save the World at Work

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Innovators who stay inside their field and drive change from within are the ones to watch. The world needs bus drivers, plumbers and IT specialists -- and most of them want to do good, too.

Tribewanted Sierra Leone: Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Travel

Filippo Bozotti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Filippo Bozotti

On this squeaky-white-sand beach, tribemembers will work together with the local fishermen village, population 352, to build the first eco-community resort in Sierra Leone from scratch.

Julia Butterfly Hill: We Live In An Age Of 'Disposability Consciousness' (VIDEO)

KarmaTube | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Have human beings lost sight of their connection with the earth? For Julia Butterfly Hill, an environmental and social activist, the answer is a reso...

WATCH: Small Steps To Living Green With Graham Hill

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BigThink talks with Graham Hill, founder of, on small steps individuals can take to get on the right path toward a more environmentally...

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.

Living Well On a Low Footprint

Ron Dembo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ron Dembo

This project proves that sustainable living can be amazing. It is a model that one can learn from and adapt elsewhere. It shatters the myth that high-end needs to mean high footprint.

Growing Green: We're Moving in the Right Direction

Nora Pouillon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Nora Pouillon

We are what we eat, and unfortunately for most Americans, that means that we are made up of the same unhealthy, chemically-infused and unsustainably produced food that we put on our plates every day.

Sustainable Living -- Becoming an Unconsumer

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

Unconsumption describes the now savvy and respectable trend of reducing, reusing, and recycling. It's a conscious consumerist mentality.

Sustainable Fashion Strategy: Play Hard to Get, Take It Slow

Jenni Avins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jenni Avins

I've seen the topic of sustainability, appear with increasing frequency. And while the fashion industry and the media agree on its importance, no one seems able to land on a definition.

What to Eat This Spring: An Interview with Hudson Valley's Fare Lady

Lauren Elyse Matison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lauren Elyse Matison

After months of slushy streets, heavy stews, and stubborn colds, I was feeling more than ready to talk about a fresh new season when I called up Laura...

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.

Let's Stop Debating Global Warming and Start Convincing People to Solve It

Josh Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorfman

It's simple: if green choices help us save money, look cool, get more dates or improve our children's chances of getting into a great college, then people are far more likely to embrace them.

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.

6 Baby Steps Toward a More Sustainable Animal Diet

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Most people I speak with inherently sense that their meat and dairy should be raised as "humanely and sustainably" as possible, but don't really know what those terms mean.

Fight the Foam: Join the Packaging Police

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

After cutting open yards of plastic packing tape, I was appalled to find acres of bubble wrap, then those absolutely impossible Styrofoam "peanuts" which will still be in the landfill 200 years from now.

What's Up With the Rainforest: School of Architecture Builds Sustainable Health Care

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

What actions must we -- as individuals, families, corporate CEOs, government officials, activists -- take to secure a path that guides us to a cleaner, safer, and healthier world?

Whistler Mountain's Accountability Deficit

Erik Rothenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Erik Rothenberg

Is a course being "financially sustainable" really the best metric of success? What about the value of the luger's life and the lives of future riders on the course.