Name Name

title
descript

SEARCH

390 results for "green living"
Page
1

Brooklyn Informed: Water

watch
New SHFT series Brooklyn Informed launches with a look at water conservation efforts in the borough.

Brooklyn Informed, our new web series, profiles real people pursuing the practice of sustainability in BK, a breeding ground for greening activity. The series jumps off with an episode on water, going deep with artist Mary Jordan and entrepreneur Sean Meenan on their respective water conservation projects in the borough. ...read more

How to Reduce Your Oil Footprint

read
A few simple ways to effect change.

In the wake of last week's catastrophic oil spill, still growing in the Gulf of Mexico, many people are feeling helpless as to what they can do in their personal lives to stop supporting offshore oil drilling and the use of oil in general. Fortunately, our everyday lifestyle and purchasing decisions matter. We as individuals have the power to help reduce our country's reliance on oil,......read more

What is Permaculture?

read
Get learned on the rising trend in sustainable living.

"Permaculture" is quickly becoming something of a buzzword. But what exactly does it mean? Wikipedia defines permaculture as "an approach to designing human settlements and agricultural systems that mimic the relationships found in natural ecologies." It is a very broad topic, but essentially refers to living sustainably with our environment in every way imaginable. The......read more

Eco House Book by Terence Conran

shop
The complete guide to sustainable home improvement $45.00

With "Eco House Book," legendary UK designer/retailer Sir Terence Conran offers a comprehensive guide to minimizing the footprint of some of the biggest polluters on the planet: houses. Just as we are urged shift our lifestyles to reduce energy and water consumption, there is plenty we can do make our homes more sustainable places to live. From relatively small and economic changes to more......read more

Aari Embroidered Duvet Cover by Coyuchi

shop
Luxurious, hand-embroidered duvet cover in 100% organic cotton $527.00

For quality home textiles with a conscience, look no further than Coyuchi, the NorCal brand best known for its signature bedding made of 100 percent organic cotton. The brand's higher end North Country Collection, new for fall 2013, features lavish embroidery in red or royal blue on pure white cotton. Included is the Aari Embroidered Duvet Cover, an ultra soft covering that comes......read more

Countries Get Eco Report Cards

read
Biannual Environmental Performance Index unveiled at the World Economic Forum.

The 2010 Environmental Performance Index, which ranks the world's nations according to environmental policy and performance, was released last week at the World Economic Forum. The index is compiled every two years by Yale and Columbia University researchers. Leading the rankings is Iceland, which is powered almost entirely by renewable energy sources. Rounding out the top 5 are Switzerland,......read more

This Is Our Moment

watch
Celeb-packed PSA for NRDC Action Fund urging voters to act now in support of clean energy bill.

Earth Day: Our Acidic Oceans

read
Actress Sigourney Weaver calls for action on ocean acidification.

On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Actress Sigourney Weaver testified before the Senate, warning that without climate legislation limiting CO2 emissions, the impacts on our oceans will be monumental. “The oceans are 30 percent more acidic than they were during pre-industrial times and if we continue burning fossil fuels as we are now, we will double the ocean’s acidity by the end of the......read more

Earth Day: John Kerry on Climate Change Action

read
On Earth Day 's 40th anniversary, John Kerry warns that climate change is the environment's biggest hurdle yet.

Environmental advocates and allies have achieved plenty since the first Earth Day forty years ago: the creation of the EPA, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act, are just a few of the legislative highlights that come to mind. But, as John Kerry warned today, the U.S. has yet to confront the biggest environmental problem of today: climate change. In......read more

Washington Responds To Oil Spill

read
Obama administration pledges all-out response to growing oil leak, Congress calls on oil execs to testify.

With workers struggling to contain the growing oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico, the White House has the declared the situation a disaster of "national significance." The designation paves the way for an all-out federal response to the potential environmental disaster. Yesterday, top officials were dispatched to the region to help coordinate defences against the leak. Meanwhile, the......read more

Page
1