If you stood in the middle of one of our tea plantations at dusk, you would hear the forest come alive. Bird calls, insects buzzing and behind it all, a gentle whomp-whomp of something powerful moving through the brush. That would be our gorilla neighbors enjoying their tea time.
I'd like to believe that with time and distance from the 1996-2006 insurgency, this issue, and others, will be ironed out and given the attentions -- and solutions -- it deserves.
If we educate children about the effects of our actions and give them practical tasks they can begin to create a healthier environment. Here are some unique and hopefully fun activities that will inspire your children to take green to a new meaning.
With ugly politics and intense greed blocking the way, it's up to us to turn things around and vote with our forks to better protect our own health, each other, and the planet we (as well as countless species) call home.
Climate change seems so... global. Yet many climate change solutions are very... local, because they're based on the way each and every one of us uses energy. Here are ten ways you can reduce the climate change impact of your home.
Trust is the underlying bond that binds individuals to individuals, individuals to institutions, and institutions to society. The future of humanity then is very much tied to your actions, behaviors, and impact.
Innovation is iterative. Sometimes change requires interns with fresh perspective. Sometimes it requires people with long-term industry knowledge who understand the parameters of the box we need to think our way out of. Sometimes it requires both.
I am happiest -- and, I've found, I do my best writing -- when surrounded by greenery. As I type this now, my desk is fringed with a little Peruvian apple cactus, a spider plant, a milk cactus and a big, hardy jade plant.
Deceptive "green washing" claims aside, this is a business trend that is unequivocally good: it's good for the environment, it's good for the consumer, and there is a growing consensus that it's good for business.
The world is currently on track to heat up the climate by six degrees, which would cause huge losses to the global economy. In order to avoid this, significant investments in low-carbon technologies are needed. But where should the cash come from?
Today's parking facilities are no longer the antithesis of environmental responsibility. In fact, the International Parking Institute (IPI) and its affiliate, the Green Parking Council, are working to not only turn them into spaces that contribute to the environment, but also the aesthetic of the world.
Over the last decade, Colorado has emerged to boast one of the most aggressive clean energy standards in the United States -- something that began under the administration of former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr.
As the seasons change and customers again flock to the salons, both consumers and workers alike can be a little more at ease, knowing that safety and health in New York City's nail salons is a priority.
It's early November, and I sit perched on the edge of a remote Adirondack lake. The afternoon sinks into evening much like it has for weeks, but faster, a sobering reminder that the crisp autumn air will soon give way to the bite of winter.
He made the time he had left profoundly meaningful in the way he chose to say goodbye by using his death and plans for an eco-burial to save a wooded area scheduled to be cut down for a cemetery.
The greatest fear of disconnection with nature, and the widest response thus far, seems to be for children. At some point, society separates our young people from the natural world, reinforcing a doctrine that has been evolving for hundreds of years.