We've only got one planet, and it makes our lives possible. We can no longer take it for granted.
Losing Power in Standby Mode
by Valerie Doyleposted Nov 08, 2005
- The average American household continually leaks about 50 watts of electricity. Eliminating that trickle, would save $1 billion annually in wasted electricity.
by Lilja Ottoposted Nov 08, 2005
- Because of serious concerns about the safety of chemical sun screens, mineral filters appear to be a better choice.
Organic Produce Goes to School
by Rebecca Clarrenposted Oct 04, 2005
- Farmers are struggling to stay on the land. Meanwhile, obesity is epidemic among U.S. children. A movement is creating a solution to both problems by linking schools to sources of local organic produce. The kids don’t seem to miss the deep fryers.
Indicator: Mayors Vote to Support Climate
by Megan Tadyposted Oct 04, 2005
- US mayors, and mayors from throughout the world vote to support climate protection.
Book Review: Carfree Cities by J.H. Crawford
by Guy Daunceyposted Sep 12, 2005
- Guy Dauncey reviews a book that praises the details in life that become noticable when people walk through their communities instead of driving.
Experts Warn of Oil Peak
by Rik Langendoenposted Sep 08, 2005
- World oil supplies are about to decline, risking major effects on the world's economy and politics
How to Build an Ecohome
posted Sep 08, 2005
- Build a home that conserves energy, water, and wood using components from Berea's ecovillage
West Oakland Gets Fresh
by Jodi Helmer, Carolyn McConnellposted Sep 08, 2005
- Teenagers bring fresh produce to vacant lots of West Oakland neighborhoods.
What's the matter with sprawl?
by Meredith Dearborn, Lisa Kundratposted Jul 29, 2005
- This article outlines some downfalls of urban sprawl, from environmental to psychological effects.
Just, Green & Beautiful Cities
by Carl Anthonyposted Jun 03, 2005
- Carl Anthony on the regional equity movement, and making cities work.
A Classroom in the Forest
by Kathryn Hainesposted May 25, 2005
- Children learn lessons from slugs and hemlocks, and would-be MBAs from Bainbridge Graduate Institute attend class in a treehouse
Two Crises, One Solution
by Van Jonesposted May 25, 2005
- We face devastation of the natural world and violence in human communities. There's a way to solve both these crises. A reverence movement would anchor a different economics, a restorative economics. Working with nature, we can create wealth sustainably and spread it more equitably. Solution-based, investment-driven environmentalism.
by Christopher Gutsche, Kathleen Smithposted May 24, 2005
- Campus housing goes green at Berea College.
Resources for a Sustainable Future
by Katie Billingsposted May 19, 2005
- Want to take action, but don't know where to start? Start here! The following is a list of organizations that support both teachers and students in their efforts to create positive environmental change.
The New City Beautiful
by Francesca Lymanposted May 09, 2005
- Vancouver, Seattle, London, and Chicago are getting healthier and more beautiful through "green urbanism."