Writing for TreeHugger is such a brilliant job. We get to seek out all the positive news stories. To shine a little light on solutions, instead of only focussing on dark problems. It's food for the soul.
The debate over health care has, thus far, revolved around access and cost. While these are important issues, and will no doubt be the focus of any reform plan that emerges from Congress, they overshadow other more
"Hello DC!" Mayor Adrian Fenty began his speech at the opening of the White House Farmer's Market, before asking "are you excited about farmers' markets?" The crowd's cheering and applause answered his question. The rain
The world has been watching Colin Beavan--better known as No Impact Man--for some time. Now, his year of no-impact living at an end, he is sharing the ups and downs, the laughter and nail-biting, and all the lessons that came from what The New York
Even a casual TreeHugger knows that organic food is a greener option for the planet, but there's a lot more to growing it than just planting seeds in the sun, watering the sprouts (and skipping the pesticides) and talking
Barter a bushel of berries -- strawberries, loganberries, and gooseberries are in season -- down to a dime at your local farmers' market? Try a farmer's scrumptious recipe for cooking courgettes? Find a seedless
From baseball to ballet to drama, I'm always amazed (and somewhat bewildered!) at the array of after-school activities on offer for the modern child. The carbon cost of trucking kids back-and-forth alone must be
From organic food to buying carbon offsets, transparency, accountability and consumer choice are important elements of the sustainability puzzle - but must it always be down to us to ensure it? Last weekend my wife
Our friends over at the Huffington Post are having a great time seeking out all the best cities for local food spots around the USA. They are asking readers to send in names of their favourite city, as well as photos of the
Joel Salatin is a self-described environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer, or as the New York Times calls him, "the high priest of the pasture." You may remember him from The Omnivore's Dilemma, in which he was profiled at length by Michael Pollan.
According to a new study, obesity is a leading contributor to the high costs of healthcare in America. Apparently, being fat is killing everyone’s wallet when it comes to insurance. Could going green help reduce the high
Dreamers, yogis, greens, lovers of the outdoors and fans of indie, alternative music, rejoice! The Wanderlust Festival is coming to town. Bringing with it some of the hottest names in music and some of the most experienced yogis around to offer a