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Wear your clothes #InsideOut for Fashion Revolution Day!


Stop for a moment. Take a look at what you’re wearing. Do you know where it was made? Have you ever stopped to think about who made it?

Creating electric car clusters to test the grid of the future

Electric cars are selling well, and every day there are more and more EVs and plug in hybrids on the road.

5 ways biking is getting better in the U.S. (and one way it's not)

Last week the Alliance for Biking and Walking released its 2014 Benchmarking Report. Chock full of tidbits about biking and walking in the U.S., the report shines a light on what's good, and not so good, in biking.

Plastic Bag Bans Spreading in the United States


By Janet Larsen and Savina Venkova Los Angeles rang in the 2014 New Year with a ban on the distribution of plastic bags at the checkout counter of big retailers, making it the largest of the 132 cities and counties around the United States with anti-plastic bag legislation.

Planting trees for Arbor Day gives roots and branches to Earth Day celebrations

Earth Day celebrations are a double-edged sword. On the one hand, raising awareness of specific activities and actions we can take to live more sustainably is a key component of becoming the change we want to see in the world, but on the other hand, buying more stuff for Earth Day, even if it's described as "green," just creates more of an environmental boondoggle.

Video showdown: Vote for the best in the United Nations Environment Programme’s competition

Each year, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) picks a blogger to send to World Environment Day.

The new Apple headquarters may be suburban office park, but it is the sexiest and greenest one ever built


Apple has released a new video promoting their new headquarters, seen in a glimpse of their environmental efforts for Earth Day.

Did the environmental movement start in the suburbs? (Book Review)

We get a lot of books sent to us for review and don't get to all of them. I assign them to my students at Ryerson School of Interior Design, and have built a website with hundreds of reviews.

It's Earth Day and we should write something about it


For the last month my inbox has been flooded with Earth Day promotions, product launches, infographics.

Does oil pulling actually work?

Oil pulling is a 2,000-year-old Ayurvedic treatment that has become a new hot trend, due in no small part to celebrity endorsements by Gwyneth Paltrow and Shailene Woodley.

Earth Day Nature Selfies are totally silly and that’s why you should take one


Today is Earth Day. There are lots of important issues vying for our time, attention and money on this occasion.

Vermont poised to enact mandatory GMO-labeling

Last week, Vermont’s senate voted in favor of requiring foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to be labeled.

There’s reason to be optimistic this Earth Day

By Mark Tercek, The Nature Conservancy's President and CEO. Earth Day is tomorrow. Yes, people and nature around the world face grim threats due to rising temperatures, increasingly frequent and intense natural disasters and increased demand for food, water, land and energy.

Air pollution from China = stronger storms in the Pacific?


While air pollution is now the world’s biggest environmental health risk with 7 million deaths per year, according to the World Health Organization, its effects aren't limited to your heart and lungs.

Apple gives us a glimpse of their environmental efforts for Earth Day


For Earth Day this year, Apple has revamped its Environmental Responsibility website to give us an updated look at what they're doing on that front.

Can this app make an organic gardener out of you?


If you want to start growing some of your own food, and you want to do it in the most sustainable and eco-friendly manner, but you don't know where to even start, there's a handy free online vegetable garden planner that can help you become an organic gardener, one step at a time.

Flipping anti-bike arguments on their heads (+funny video)

Following up on my quite popular roundup of #replacebikewithcar tweets, below are a bunch more that I've found since then.

Building highways doesn't reduce gridlock, thanks to "The fundamental law of road congestion."

Toronto writer Edward Keenan is tired of hearing politicians promise that they are going to end gridlock, whether by building more highways, subways, light rail or magic monorail.

What?! 65,000 tonnes of Nazi chemical weapons were dumped in the Baltic Sea 70 years ago


A ticking time-bomb? After the hateful, murderous regime of the Nazis was defeated about 70 years ago thanks to the sacrifices of millions of people, the allied victors did something rather strange.

Multifunction and multi-user desk is shared by people and cats


We love multifunction furniture and we love sharing, so what's not to love about this desk that you can share with your cat?


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