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Designing for Disaster: How Architectural Details Help Keep the Roof Over Your Family Sheltered from a Storm

Jay Libby | Posted 12.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jay Libby

When designing a house, architects and their clients often talk about hopes and dreams of the style, size, and ambience of the house they will ultimately call home. Seldom discussed, but always on the mind of the designer, is how to design a home that will withstand as much harsh treatment as Mother Nature can dish out.

Skate for Cleaner Waves: Patagonia Invests in Recycled Skateboard Startup

Lauren Daley | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Lauren Daley

With the motto "Skateboards for plastic-free oceans," and the slogan "Ride your Footprint," Bureo aims to reduce the amount of sea pollution by recycling discarded fishing nets -- which make up 10 percent of the world's ocean pollution -- into skateboard decks.

Uncommon Good

Tammara Fort | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green
Tammara Fort

In early September the WorkerAnts team visited Uncommon Good in Claremont, California. Since its inception in 2000, Founder and Executive Director Nancy Mintie has worked with the community to create an inspired and synergistic organization endeavoring to end the cycle of poverty and restore the health of the planet.

What Is Long Island Sound Worth?

Kyle Rabin | Posted 11.25.2014 | New York
Kyle Rabin

Once called the "American Mediterranean" and more recently described as "The Urban Sea," Long Island Sound is considered one of North America's most urban yet biologically diverse estuaries.

L.A.'s Drought Response: An Open Letter to Mayor Garcetti and the Office of Sustainability

Lisa Novick | Posted 11.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

We must respond to the urgency of drought and loss of biodiversity, and we must promote landscaping that feeds either people or wildlife. We don't have the water or the time to waste on anything else.

Getting Ultra-Sustainability to Be as Big and American as Burgers

Mark Coleman | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Mark Coleman

What if we allowed "ultra-sustainability" to seep into our lives the way ultra-excess has? What if we did not have to give up anything up to get ultra-sustainable?

Trust Is Essential for a Sustainable Future

Mark Coleman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Mark Coleman

The question is whether humans can harness the power of trust to envision and realize a shared fate that values each individual equally, and which honors other life on earth. Our time is up. It is time to trust!

Retire With Due Diligence the 21st Century Way: Less Money, More Substance

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Molly Alexander Darden

Who hasn't heard the astronomical projections of how much financially we need in order to walk out of the office and into a new life? Well, I'm here to tell you, it ain't necessarily so! Here's how a smaller financial base can work when we apply the principle of due diligence analysis long before retirement.

Who's Cool?

Michael Brune | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

In addition to committing to renewable energy and divesting from dirty fuels, colleges and universities can use their influence to advocate for statewide policies that will bring more clean energy online.

Do You Pass the SATs?

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

What Is Sustainable, Authentic and True Is What Comes Easy To You When we effort, try and force our way into our lives, our jobs or even our relatio...

Don't Buy This Jacket (Part 2)

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

In the copy, Patagonia basically cops a plea and admits that even with its sustainable practices in place, the carbon footprint of the garment depicted in the ad is much higher than anyone would think.

Sustainable Success: Training for a Career Marathon, Not a Semester Sprint

Emilie Aries | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Emilie Aries

I was burnt out before 25. It was the beginning of my transformation to living life with the understanding that work, love and wellness are connected. So how did I start to live for the long game and not sprint through life like a semester?

Milaap Adds Crowd Element to Sustainable Giving

Geoff Livingston | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

Like traditional giving, what matters most is the organizer (nonprofit or NGO) and actual benefactor. If you believe in both, then give. Everything else is gravy.

Schools for Sustainability Welcomes (SuperMOM and Permaculture Expert) Melissa Miles, Environmental Biologist, to their Team

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Some women have it all, leaving us wondering, "How DOES she do it?" Melissa Miles is no exception.

A Family Farm, a Century and a Half Old, Leads the Way on Sustainable Meat

Sasha Lyutse | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Sasha Lyutse

In today's conventional meat industry, what passes for a "farm" is really more like a factory. But farmers and ranchers across the country show us every day that there is a better way to raise the chickens, pigs and cows that end up on our plates.

Fast Cash for Your Old Cell Phone

Natalie Pace | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Natalie Pace

Companies like ecoATM, Liquidity Services, Electronic Recyclers International Inc. and Appliance Recycling Centers of America all make it easy for Americans to properly dispose of your old cell phone, tablet, computer or refrigerator, and will dismantle the products in a responsible way.

Powerful New Documentary Shows Effects of Tourism on Barcelona

Doug Lansky | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Doug Lansky

We're all familiar with the upside of tourism...the food, the sun, the cultural experiences. But in the same way that we've blindly sucked oil out ...

Design: Matching Innovation Types to Organizational Capabilities

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Corporations and governments proclaim that design and innovation, are the twin engines for future progress, especially within the Creative Economy. ...

Green Cheese: One Blogger's Search for Sustainable Creameries

culture magazine | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
culture magazine

I've learned that sustainability needn't be overly expensive or cost prohibitive. And best of all, I've learned that I've only scratched the surface of the green cheese movement.

Taking The Long View Of The National Mall On Earth Day

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 06.21.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Leave no trace is an ethos that pervades society's thinking about the great outdoors, and we need to extend that thinking to urban landscapes like the National Mall.

How I Eat Meat

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Heritage Radio Network

Might I suggest two strategies to ensure that all of the meat you consume be delicious and satisfying to both mouth and soul?

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...

Print or Digital: It All Has Environmental Impact

Omega Institute | Posted 04.29.2014 | 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 04.27.2014 | 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.