Green Living Tips

Living

Oh for chrissakes, will.i.am, you did not seriously just take a helicopter to a climate change meeting

It’s great when celebrities get the green bug and decide they want to use their fame to tell people “hey, this climate change thing? It’s a problem.” But guys, GUYS, as much as we appreciate the support, we’re REALLY going …

Green Living Tips

Ask Umbra: What can I do with old CD cases?

A reader wonders what to do with all the CD cases he no longer needs. Umbra has the answers.

Business & Technology

My quest for a family car has ended, and the winner is …

We're sick of our minivan and want something smaller and more fuel-efficient that will fit our whole family (and dog) for our daily city commute. After getting some great advice from Grist readers, we've made our choice.

Green Living Tips

Ask Umbra: I need a book of eco-tips!

A reader seeks a book's worth of green living advice. Umbra searches the stacks.

Green Living Tips

Umbra’s second helpings: Giving green wedding presents without looking weird

Finding a good, green wedding present can be quite the commitment. Umbra vows to help out.

Green Living Tips

Ask Umbra: How do I avoid cheap plastic spray bottles?

A reader says she’s littering the planet with her discarded spritzers. Umbra gets all misty eyed.

Biking

Umbra’s second helpings: Keeping your skirt out of your bike chain

Concerned that your frills could get hung up in the works? Our beloved eco-advice columnist, Umbra Fisk, is here to help.

Sustainable Business

Budget-friendly hotel chains also have the smallest carbon footprints

When choosing an environmentally friendly hotel chain, the best indicator probably isn’t whether the place asks you to hang up your towels if you don’t want them replaced each day. According to a new analysis [PDF] by sustainability company Brighter …

Green Living Tips

Ask Umbra at 10: Warm, weird anniversary wishes from our readers

As our beloved eco-advice columnist Umbra Fisk celebrates her 10th anniversary, an outpouring, nay, a veritable green tsunami of love letters rolls into the office. Rest assured that the feeling is mutual.