We can't drill and burn our way out of our economic and ecological ills, but we can invent and invest our way out, says the author of The Green Collar Economy and founder of Green for All. In part two of our conversation with Van Jones, we talk
Who hasn't heard the infamous old-school eco-slogan, "Save the Whales?" But do most of us know who actually charges up the effort? Animal Planet takes an in-depth look at one of the leading whale conservation
Between their Climate College, "global cooling" efforts and PETA's calls for them to use breast milk in their ice cream (say what!?), Ben & Jerry's have managed to stay several steps ahead of the game for years.
Do you love your hybrid, fear for the plight of the polar bears, dying to put solar panels on your roof? Then you might be a member of the eco-elite. Not that there's anything wrong with you, says Van Jones, but for a green economy to be truly
Photo: Richard Hume, courtesy of Experience Life magazineEco-advocate, civil rights activist and social entrepreneur rolled into one, Van Jones was recently on tour promoting his latest book, The Green Collar Economy. As the founder of Green For All &mdas
For every pair of TOMS sold, another pair is given away to a child in need. Blake Mycoskie used to think he'd make as much money as possible in life and then give it all away. But now he figures he'll just do business and help the world at the same
If you haven't heard the name Grace Potter yet, I have no doubt you will in the coming months. A rocker chick straight out of green Vermont, Grace and her band the Nocturnals had their audience to seriously rocking out at Outside Lands a few weeks ago.
If you have an entrepreneurial itch, a love of shoes, or a distaste for poverty, Blake Mycoskie, the creator of TOMS, is someone you should know about. In an odd twist, Blake took the favored footwear of Argentine peasants and sparked a hipster shoe
If you can believe it, there was a time when colleges and universities didn’t have people looking after eco issues. Energy and water meters went unwatched, pesticides floated freely across quads, organics were laughed out of the cafeteria, and recycle
Interview with New Orleans Musician Amanda Shaw
With Hurricane Gustav threatening the Gulf Coast, TreeHugger's meeting with Cajun-pop prodigy Amanda Shaw takes on a certain urgency. A shadow of concern for her family, friends and home hangs over the
Colin Finlay, a former photocopy machine salesman turned world class photographer may represent the tip of the spear when it comes to the public consciousness of climate change. And he's done far more than his fair share
Interface sells carpet to the tune of $1,100,000,000 each year. That is just one reason why the business world listens up when Ray Anderson speaks. Ray describes his ecological awakening as "a spear in the chest," a wound he has used to both his
Ray Anderson started his company, Interface, back in the 1970s to make carpet. Like any business man, he wanted to shake up the market and make a healthy profit, which he's done, and Interface now has 17 manufacturing locations on four continents.
When I recently had the opportunity to interview Greensburg mother Sharon Schmidt she sounded tired but resolute. Much like you’d expect a mom who has been through a lot in the recent past, putting her own life back together while ensuring her son has
When I called Principal Randy Fulton and asked for an interview he was as busy as any Principal might be on any given school day; particularly if they were in the process of planning the new high school to be built to LEED platinum standards and the
Back in the days, when you wanted a wall you put up wood or metal lath, hired very skilled labour and took a long time to plaster a wall. Then plasterboard lath came along and eliminated the base coat, and soon drywall
When I heard that one of the member's of Will Steger's team heading out across the Arctic to raise awareness of global warming was a woman who practices subsistence living I was bound and determined to interview her. I mean really, How many people do