• Green Roof Inspiration

    A green roofβ€”essentially, a garden atop any office building or homeβ€”helps save energy, promote drainage, and feed you. Why Build a Green Roof? Sod roofs are common on the Faroe Islands, west of Norway. Traditionally the roof was covered with sod on top of several layers of birch bark over wooden boards. Today, commercial roofing […] More

  • What’s Your Green?

    No, my title is not a pickup line overheard at a recent Earth Day festival (though it bloody well could be!). Instead, what I refer to here is how the environmental movement is far from homogenous if one truly looks at the diversity of individual motives and methods for going green. The green movement is […] More

  • Cleaning Service Options Go Green

    Green cleaning* has emerged as the new wave in household cleaning services. “Green” methods of cleaning have become extremely popular due to the safety and effectiveness of products and techniques used that minimize health risk and maximize cleanliness. More

  • sustainablog Approved: Green Social Network We Stay Green

    A green social network? Yeah, your immediate reaction might be something like “Been there, done that.” From the now-defunct Hugg and GUSSE, to Care2 and MindBodyGreen, to our own review community, there are (or have been) many opportunities for the green-minded to engage with one another online. Fortunately, when We Stay Green founder Liam Bayer […] More

  • PG&E Wants Californians to Wear Green Goggles

    Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) newly qualified ballot initiative will lock in high rates by killing honest competition from outside energy providers. California law allows communities to purchase power on the open market. PG&E wants to stop local communities from exercising their constitutional right to cleaner and cheaper alternatives. The signature verification process has just […] More

  • The Green Cleaning Challenge: Substituting Chemicals With Vegetables

    I have discovered the holy grail of green cleaners! There are very few situations in which consuming unnecessary chemicals seems like a good idea so I decided to re-vamp my cleaning supplies. Slowly I am substituting my traditional products for vegetable-based products which are more safe and sustainable and I challenge you to try the […] More

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    Thrive Market Review

    Editor’s Note: We’ve been hearing awesome things about Thrive Market, but before we plunked down the $59.95 membership fee, we needed to know: Is it better than other online and local organic food options? We decided on a two-part strategy: Our writer road-tested the service, which she wanted to try anyway. Meanwhile, we compared the […] More

  • Rest in Green Peace: Green Burials for Sustainability After Death

    Sustainability, it seems, can be practiced in all aspects of one’s life–including DEATH! As I discovered recently, traditional methods of handling dead humans are surprisingly serious sources of pollution and resource consumption. For example, burials require a dangerous toxin, formaldehyde, to embalm the body, and those pollutants remain in the corpse as it decays and […] More

  • Sacred Places Future: Nature in the World of Generation W (Wild)

    In my previous posts on sacred places, I have claimed that: 1) Sacred places in our past are crucial for making us appreciate nature and formulate an ecological consciousness. So they are crucial for environmentalism. 2) Sacred places are readily available in our present lives, not isolated to extreme or remote locations. So if we […] More

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