bust a move

My Intentional Life: Crash Pad

Gabriel is moving into a building where he and his new roommates are taking a crack at a more intentional lifestyle. But is this place ready for them?

the manhattan project

Be more like Manhattan to save the earth, and don’t go halfway

The greenest place to live is a dense city like New York, David Owen argues in his book Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability. We chat about urban vs. rural living and pitfalls of "decorative transit" and "density light."

The GINK Chronicles

Elena Kagan's childfree status: The mean take and the green take

Pundits have seized on the fact that new Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan has no kids. Even "feminists" say she comes up short for being childfree.

Scents and Sensibility

Ask Umbra on what stinks about perfume, cologne, and fragrant body products

Ask Umbra is fuming about perfume. Here she addresses some of its negative impacts on our bodies and the planet!

Losing my Composture

Urbivore’s Dilemma, Week 9: The well-traveled vegetable

A takeout eater turned farm-fresh foodivore takes her vegetables on vacation and tries to figure out where to compost their remnants. Should she get a worm bin? Weigh in!

The GINK videos

Stephanie Mills on choosing whether or not to have children [VIDEO]

Activist Stephanie Mills answers this question: "What advice do you give people who feel conflict about having children and living sustainably?"

Friday Flashback

The climate clock ticks faster, a solar campus, butter as biofuel, and 7 more green tales

Ten stories you might have missed from the greenosphere.

solar charge her

Solar vibrator helps women get off while getting off the grid

Let's give a squeal of welcome to the newest member of the solar community: the Micro-Kitty solar-powered vibrator. Yes, yes, YES, you should take a peak at this climax in sustainable sex toy innovations.

the monster mash

China to breed humongous bus-subway hybrid that swallows traffic

There may be 9 million bicycles in Beijing, but there's also a heck of a lot of traffic. To deal with all those wheels, Chinese innovators have come up with a Futurama-esque solution: a new breed of mass transit that lets cars drive through it. Take a look.

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