You no doubt know about sugar's contribution to obesity and diabetes -- but new research tells the increasingly alarming story about how sugar is at the root of many major illnesses, from Alzheimer's to cancer to heart disease and stroke.
Researching this issue inspired our editorial team to detox from sugar. To join with us in giving sugar the boot, check out our "how to… Featured Articles:
In the 1980s, the financial industry said that divesting from companies doing business in South Africa was unreasonable. But people of conscience who didn't want to profit from oppression divested anyway.
Fast forward to 2013. We have another issue of global impact where government is failing to lead, and where people of conscience may choose to divest -- the climate… Featured Articles:
Putting the Big Squeeze on Big Oil, Gas, and Coal
How to Invest Fossil-Fuel Free
Chasing Ice: How the Mighty Have Fallen
Interview with Faith Leader The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal
Interview with College President Dr. Stephen Mulkey
Interview with the Responsible Endowments Activist Lauren Ressler
Interview with Hip-Hop Activist: Rev. Lennox Yearwood
Interview with City Mayor Mike McGinn
Interview with Student Leader Chloe Maxmin
Interview with Environmental Justice Leader Dr. Robert Bullard
Eco-friendly holiday celebrations are a great excuse to take another green stop in your life (think New Year's Resolutions) and also an excellent gateway to enticing your friends into greening their lives.
May your celebrations be filled with love, laughter, and all things green. Here's to less tinsel and more joy! Featured Articles:
There’s a new generation of cooperatives taking action on serious problems in our economy.
This issue shows you how people are
cooperating to revitalize cities, create
affordable housing, scale up organic food
and clean transportation, and more. Plus,
7 DIY cooperative models for you to try at home. Featured Articles:
In 2011, US clothing sales totaled more than $329 billion. That's 329 billion reasons to stop buying conventional clothing and turn to green fashion -- whether you take to the sewing machine to update the clothes you already have, buy used, organize clothing swaps, or choose from the beautiful collections of fashion-forward green companies.
Genetically modified foods are bad for our health, the environment, and farmers worldwide. In the US, more than 94 percent of the soy crop, 95 percent of the sugar-beet crop, and 88 percent of the corn crop are genetically modified.
Because of the prevalence of soy, corn, and sugar in processed foods, more than 30,000 GM food products sit on US grocery shelves unlabeled… Featured Articles:
When you put your money into your checking or savings account, you might imagine it stacked up inside a giant, Hollywood-style walk-in safe, patiently waiting for you to spend it. But your money doesn't just sit there, your bank puts it to work in the world.
And if you have your accounts with a mega-bank like Citigroup, Bank of America, or Wells Fargo, you might not like… Featured Articles:
Not all plastic is bad. Plastics have made lifesaving surgical and water filtration equipment possible, and they've been molded into integral components for solar panels, personal computers, and other devices that make our lives possible.
But our use of "stupid plastic" (single-use items destined for our landfills) is out of control. Follow along on our blog as our… Featured Articles: