Fair trade aims to pay low-income artisans and farmers in many parts of the world a “livable wage” in exchange for their goods.
Posts by Alice Horrigan:
You pull out that jar of old spaghetti sauce from the back of the refrigerator. You find green fuzzy stuff all around the inside rim, take a whiff and almost get knocked over. It’s another science experiment without a hypothesis—part of everyday life. As usual, you’re in a hurry. What do you do? Conscientiously wash […]
The principle “small is beautiful” is often held aloft by environmentalists, but it’s not always practiced by Earth-conscious architects, whose tony showcase eco-homes are sometimes sprawling mansions.
In the fall of 1995, a group of architects, environmentalists and builders converged on Atlanta for a symposium on encouraging low-cost green home design in the non-profit sector. "There’s nobody out there really focusing on affordable green housing," says Global Green USA Executive Director Matt Petersen, whose group co-sponsored the conference with Habitat for Humanity, the Department of Energy (DOE) and several private foundations.
Although it may appear to be a new phenomenon, recycling in one form or another has been practiced for centuries—even in ancient civilizations.
The Smoking Gun Warning! The Surgeon General has determined that passive smoke is hazardous to your health!
The politics of passive smoke are creating a hot new environmental issue, with competing studies, massive lobbying and last-minute legislative maneuvering. Smokers are becoming the new pariahs.