It is a familiar lament of companies wishing to find a market for environmentally and socially responsible (such as fair trade) goods -- the majority of consumers simply will not pay a premium for these items.
Is your Dad a fiend for the barbecue? It's the season for it, so why not mix up a jar of 'Dad's Special BBQ Sauce' from store cupboard ingredients and present it to him with a handy basting brush.
I live in organic kale smoothie, non-BPA, gluten-free, cloth diaperin', homebirthin', breastfeed-them-till-they-go-to-college, crunchy green land. And I am an active participator in this culture. Well, not the whole placenta-eating-part. But I do have some confessions to make to my friends and neighbors.
Why should special provisions be made to ensure plentiful water for surprisingly well-heeled nut farmers when our steelhead and salmon populations are facing collapse?
The idea here is to cut down on wasting fuel. Choose a venue that does both the wedding and reception so guests don't have to drive to more than one location.
"Weed." "Pot." "Marijuana." The answers began pouring out. College kids are familiar with the five-leaf hemp plant, but only as a drug. The "other" he...
Copenhagen is a secondary city that doesn't get the attention it deserves. Like any other large European city, it has the trappings of contemporary culture: it is home to the exquisite Royal Danish Ballet, it hosted this year's Eurovision Song Contest and it is also the centre of iconic mid-century furniture design.
Only with the limits imposed by the energy crisis and now the climate change crisis has recycling become obligatory in many parts of the world. The range of recyclables has also widened dramatically over the years beyond just paper, cans, and bottles.
Throughout the Pacific, climate change is heightening the intensity of extreme weather events, driving sea levels up and exacerbating droughts. If that's not scary enough, if the world keeps burning fossil fuels as it currently intends to, this is just the beginning for Kiribati, and it can only get worse.
What can I say? Watching Tom Darden work in his adoptive hometown of New Orleans seems to be like watching a man who is to his field what Paul McCartney is to music. In other words, when it comes to sustainable building, the man is a natural.
"Leaving something" requires that we redefine economic growth away from the limitless accumulation of material goods and toward growth in the quality of life.
After spending a year in NYC when I was 29 years old, I found myself a little apprehensive about the the slim cultural experience and inspiration of LA in comparison to the city.
Two feet of rain fell in twenty-four hours in the panhandle of Florida a few days ago, sending many fleeing to the rafters and roofs of their homes. ...
At the local level, many communities are quickly recognizing the overwhelming desire of the general public to regain control of their food sources out of the desire to live healthy and sustainable lives.
As one parched Texas town turns to toilets for drinking water, I wonder what the future holds for us here in California -- in the midst of one of the ...
Any natural connection, no matter how small, can benefit certain species. But before a design is made, a thorough understanding of local, regional, and migrating species should be acknowledged and addressed in the design of a project.