How to Green your Community

I have spent hours researching how to turn my community green. I suppose I’m a little too anxious to create change. I went directly for who I should contact locally for changing laws and such. Again, I was reminded that all things take time. One of the first things pretty much every site said about community change was that you should form a group. And it’s true, there is great strength in numbers, so here’s how to go about it.

Guilt is Not Green

This is a common belief that because of the numerous environmental problems we’ve created, we need to feel guilty. We don’t need to feel guilty at all, about this or in life in general.

Get Involved in Politics.. Hear Me Out (Going Green Tip #14)

I’ve got a love-hate relationship with politics, for sure. It can be extremely frustrating, especially given the ignorance and corruption dominating U.S. politics today. I have sworn myself off of politics in the past, but have come back around to it. One of the reasons I’ve done so is the clear need for the U.S.

Positivity (Cool Your Green Mind Monday)

Working on or caring about environmental issues is not like working at an amusement park — you get a lot more negative news than fun and games. But focusing on negativity is not a way to live, and getting pulled down by the negative news just takes us to places we don’t want to go.

Working Together (Cool Your Green Mind Monday)

We are all one. I know, we are each unique individuals, especially in the US. But, on another level, we are also all connected, and we can even say, on some level, all one. Even on a simple, physical level, look at how we can’t help but affect each other — if you’re in a

Greencast: National Security and Climate Change, Bicycling Politicians, New National Parks in Russia…

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/fgT-QfcjXw4&hl=pl_PL&fs=1] Here is this week’s “greencast” or screencast of great green news from around the internet (that we didn’t already cover). Enjoy the video above via YouTube or in high definition on screenr. By the way, if you happen to notice the sound of pedestrians, cyclists or streetcars in the background, it is because I

It's Time to Get Angry

It’s time to get angry. This is what John Kerry, not exactly the most extreme guy, is saying to us. Is it the best solution? This is what Kerry told advocates of climate legislation recently: “I want you to go out there and start knocking on doors and talking to people and telling people this

Environmentalist, Conservationist, Or Neither?

[social_buttons] Darby Nelson, a member of a Minnesota state panel that advises the Legislature on fish, game and wildlife habitat spending, is a classic conservationist. Almost 40 years after the first Earth Day, the term environmentalist is in some disrepute. Once a badge of honor for public-spirited citizens seeking to protect and clean up air,

Wal-Mart Pulls Plan to Build SuperCenter on Sensitive Land

After years of protests and obstacles, Wal-Mart has given up on plans to build a giant SuperCenter store on the environmentally-sensitive White Slough in Vallejo, CA. [social_buttons] Environmental activists were joined by Vallejoans for Responsible Growth and California Healthy Communities Network in their opposition to the plans from the start. Due to their vocal opposition,

Sea Shepherd Now has Former US Navy Lieutenant Onboard

We’ve covered Sea Shepherd and their new television show “Whale Wars” quite a bit the past couple months, and while we love the organization and the show, we must admit that we cringe every time they make a disastrous mistake on the TV show. But things are looking brighter for the next season, being filmed

In Obama We Trust? Four Ways to Keep Him in Check

To believe, or not to believe? That is the question of many on the far left and the fringes of the environmental movement. We cannot simply hope that Obama follows through with his promises, we must act to guarantee that he does. Nothing represents this dichotomy more than the mixed feelings I have about the

Who Does Rainwater Belong To?

One of the greatest steps forward that local communities have taken of late is the push to collect rainwater to offset your water use. It is often an easy way to help out the environment and, in the long run, simply save water. There don’t really seem to be any catches to it either. Rain

Environmental Degradation and the Self: The Link between the Two

Where does environmental degradation start? It starts with our unnatural inclination to want more than we need. And where does this want come from? It comes from the idea of self. It comes from the feeling of self. It comes from the experience that we are an individual, separate from everything else. It comes from

OIL: Our National Dog and Pony Show

Step Right Up And Be Amazed It struck me today that our fearless leaders, would-be’s, and corporate giants seem to think we’re all a bunch of rubes gathered outside a carnival sideshow, leaning on the barker’s every word. Urging Congress to lift its ban on offshore oil and gas drilling, our fearless leader, you know,

The Lindberg Report: Timothy Hurst of Red, Green, and Blue

My guest today is Timothy Hurst, lead writer for Red, Green, and Blue, Green Options political blog. In his blog, Tim focuses on applied energy politics, and the global green movement. While continuing his education in graduate school, he’s actively involved in environmental advocacy in his adopted home town in Colorado. Here’s our interview: tim-hurst-2.mp3

The Lindberg Report Podcast: Sarah Lozanova of CleanTechnica

Sarah Lozanova is a native Chicagoan who is passionate about renewable energy. She has an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio School of Management in San Francisco and she is working on developing ways for corporations to solve environmental and social challenges that face society. When she can escape the Internet vortex, she enjoys

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