Will Algae Run Your Car?

The quest for renewable energy sources is on and you've probably heard about the major players: solar, wind, hydrogen, ethanol. But who is writing about some other innovative sources you may not know about? ...more

Banning the Bag: Plastic Gets the Boot

Areas around the world including Australia, the United Kingdom, Paris, San Francisco, Bangladesh, South Africa, Shanghai and Taiwan are addressing the negative environmental impact of plastic bags head-on. Through taxation or outright banning, the bags that pile on the litter, take 1,000 years to decompose and despite being resuable and recyclable, are thrown away to the tune of 100 billion each year in America alone, are being edged out. Some statistics from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which urges consumers to buy reusable bags (I highly recommend reusablebags.com): ...more

We're taking a stand against plastic bag use at our house, too! The ones we do have on hand are ...more

Home Sweet Home: Green Buildings

The U.S. Green Building Council lists the following environmental benefits of green building. Green building will: Enhance and protect ecosystems and biodiversity Improve air and water quality Reduce solid waste Conserve natural resources Let's find out who's blogging about green buildings. ...more

Squeaky Clean?

"The average American uses about 25 gallons of toxic, hazardous chemical products per year in their home [and] a major portion of these can be found in household cleaning products," according to the book "Prosperity Without Pollution: The Prevention Strategy for Industry and Consumers" by Joel S. Hirschhorn and Kirsten U. Oldenburg. How can we get the toxins out of our home? Is it difficult? Let's see what these writers have to say. ...more

Wow. While I admit to using some household cleaners, like Clorox, I learned from my grandmother ...more

Global Warming: What will a little gold statue do for the planet?

"An Inconvenient Truth" was awarded an Oscar for best documentary feature last Sunday. The film addresses global warming and features Al Gore discussing our current "planetary emergency." Here are some writers exploring the film and its issues. ...more

Going Social: Do-good entrepreneurship in London, Malaysia

What is social entrepreneurship? These entrepreneurs "act as the change agents for society, seizing opportunities others miss and improving systems, inventing new approaches, and creating solutions to change society for the better," according to Ashoka, an association of social entrepreneurs. Who's writing about this growing business area? ...more

Green Trends: Restaurants and banning incandescent bulbs

Recently, an ad agency published 70 top product and services trends, many of which were "green." Here are some trends worth tracking. ...more

give this story at npr a listen. there is also a link on ...more

Blogging Climate Change: Richard Branson's Virgin Earth Challenge and a Live Earth concert.

Climate change is top of mind of late to say the least. Here are some writers addressing the topic. ...more

Howdy You'll,

I'm retired, I ain't sellin' nothin', I'm not running for office and, ...more

Good Green Reads

The world of green blogs is wide and deep and can often be daunting for even the most dedicated blog reader. "Good Green Reads" is an occasional series highlighting three good green spots to start your adventure. Check out these writers to learn about sustainability. ...more

Beyond Organic?

According to the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (which uses the curious acronym ATTRA): "Biodynamic agriculture was the first ecological farming system to arise in response to commercial fertilizers and specialized agriculture after the turn of the century and is...an advanced organic farming system [with an] emphasis on food quality and soil health." I've often heard it referred to as "beyond organic." I learned more about biodynamics from these blogs. ...more

the picture attracted me to read this post. "an advanced organic farming system" is something ...more