See why a group of corporate giants want your empty cans and bottles.

In case you haven’t noticed, recyclables are kinda badass. From our curbsides, theyre launched into an odyssey of tumbles and churns along miles of conveyor belt. Photo by U.S. Navy/Wikimedia Commons. In the end, they emerge anew, transformed from crushed empty vessel to resilient post-consumer Read More …

5 Companies on the Cutting Edge of Sustainable Prefab Housing

5 Prefab Companies Impacting Green Housing 1. LivingHomes LivingHomes uses a modular construction process, meaning many of a home’s components are manufactured and pre-assembled prior to the on-site build. According to the company, modular construction is less expensive than “stick-built” (or on-site) methods, and also Read More …

Would You Eat Synthetic Shrimp?

Shove over those lab-grown burgers; we need to make room for the synthetic shrimp on the barbie. Yep, scientists are no longer just working on trading our beloved beef for a greener alternative, but seafoodtoo. Rather than trying to grow a meatyfeast from stem cells, Read More …

32 Most Creative WWF Ads

If you don’t live in a cave you’ve probably already seen some very powerful WWF advertising campaigns. If you liked it (and I’m 99.7% sure you did) you’ll definitely enjoy this huge collection of the most creative WWF Ads , not to mention that they Read More …

How Bette Midler’s Pet Peeve Made New York City A Better Place To Live

I guess we could look at this as an unlikely instance of job creation. But I think we should really look at this as a whimsical, ballet-like piece of public performance art meant to reflect the absurdities of contemporary life and the wastefulness of consumer Read More …

When Food Is Local, But Still Not Sustainable

Image: Flickr, Allie_Caulfield Last night, like so many nights, I spent some of my very limited leisure time reading about native California plants on the Internet. I don’t remember what tempted me to Google “native wild plum California,” but there I was, and lo-and-behold there Read More …

4 Ways You Can Make a Real Impact to Slow Climate Change

In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 file photo, a dry corn field receives some rain from a passing thunderstorm near Blair, Nebraska.Image: Nati Harnik/Associated Press The concept of climate change can be so overwhelming to the point where it paralyzes you into inaction. In light Read More …

Should We Feel Guilty About Using the Cloud Now?

It’s getting harder and harder to find blameless activities these days. For those of us who thought our online lives were fairly environmentally friendly — buying products on Amazon rather than driving to the store, streaming a movie on Netflix rather than buying or renting Read More …

A Funny Look At How One Huge Corporation's Been Fooling Us All Along

You know those advertisements for oil companies that are all about green energy ideas? The ones that play uplifting music set to scenes of nature that make us forget all about our dependence on oil? Yeah, those ones. Next time you see one, remember this Read More …

The S Word That We Really Need Our Kids To Know And Live By

The world’s not getting any younger. Or healthier. And until the Mars housing market opens up, we’re stuck with Earth as our home. So why not take better care of it?