I was recently in Caffé Nero - don't ask - with a group of environmentally-conscious friends when someone asked, "would you consider yourself a 'Green'?" Everyone raised their hands in agreement, but I could only look on, disgusted, before blurting out, "I am definitely NOT a 'Green'!" Not since watching George Michael's sorry performance at the Olympics Closing Ceremony have I experienced such an acute sense of revulsion.
I'm in the forest in my salvaged ragtag bed sheet skirt. A basket filled with foraged mushrooms hangs in the crook of my arm as I walk flanked by ...
Travelers are a bit egocentric: We put our journeys ahead of time. We put life above because as far as we know, as far as Sendak knew, we've only got one -- too short to be confined to memory.
President Obama isn't the only one visiting Stockholm this week; about 2500 delegates from around the world have gathered at the 23rd Annual World Wat...
Although green vegetables offer a wealth of advantages, eating a large amount of them can be difficult. The easiest way is to simply put them all in the blender and drink the resulting concoction at one time. Here are 10 reasons why I have a green veggie shake every day.
Whether due to budget, environmental awareness, or food allergies, many people are starting to move toward a more "homemade life." It may seem like a lot of work, but you don't have to drive yourself crazy! Here are some tips to go homemade without losing your mind.
By Rachelle Carson-Begley Okay, I'll admit it: I'm a girly-girl. I love to look fresh, pulled-together, and effortlessly beautiful. And years ago, I...
Today, clear and convincing research shows that improving specific factors such as school indoor environmental quality improves attendance, academic performance, and productivity.
By condensing the hours-long footage into short clips, Matt was able to capture the eerie, tireless way a wildfire stalks any and every sign of life in its path.
I believe our best plan for minimizing our carbon footprint, from the cleaning side, is to use common sense more and cleaning products less.
Many say grace before eating, but how many think about eating with grace? It's explicitly human in our fast-food world to go get it, then gulp it. Yet, that doesn't sustain us as satisfactorily as we think it does.
I am more convinced than ever that to work and create earth-centered ecologically-sound communities and local food cultures, grounded in the timeless wisdom of ancient spiritual tradition, is the most vital justice work of our time and also the true spiritual revolution of our time.
Gearing up for school (literally and figuratively) can be stressful and expensive. By being smart, a.k.a. "green," you can take away a lot of the running around stress and certainly save plenty of your hard earned dollars and your health, too, now and throughout the year.
Everyone wants to raise healthy, responsible children. We hope our offspring will grow up with compassion and a desire to leave the world a better place. How do we foster these qualities in young children whose primary thought is getting their immediate needs met?
There is a whole range of friendships beyond those between flowers and local insects; planting vegetables, flowers and herbs near each other can either result in difficult relationships or great friendships. The good news is that you don't have to be a tree-whisperer to bring friendship to your garden; you just have to understand its roots.
The Earth is in trouble. To "become like this" in empathic love right now is to admit to being in that same deep trouble. Actually, that's already an advance on being a parasite indifferent to the fate of its host.