Living

A bird in secondhand is better than two in a Banana Republic

Ask Umbra on donating, buying, and swapping secondhand clothes

Not all secondhand situations are equal. Ask Umbra answers the call to dress conscientiously. Read this and dress for sustainable success!

The GINK Videos

Soap operas spread word on reproductive health and population [VIDEO]

This Brazilian show spread progressive messages about contraception and health to a mass audience, thanks to efforts by the Population Media Center.

Chewing the scenery

An 11-year-old schools us on what's wrong with the current food system [VIDEO]

In this TEDx video, 11-year-old Birke Baehr covers the risks of genetically modified foods, CAFOs, pesticides and fertilizers, and food irradiation.

bug appetit

Your meat is too big — try this worm instead

Americans have issues with meat. But maybe we wouldn't have so many problems if we started to favor the flavor of the small -- and wiggly. Would you make a meal of worms?

you wear what you eat

From the kitchen to the catwalk: clothing you can wear, then eat [SLIDESHOW]

Recently, Lady Gaga raised a ruckus with a meat dress and fashion took New York by storm. So we compiled some tasty clothing you can wear then eat.

let the greenie out of the bottle

Booze in bulk with self-serve wine dispensers

If the French don't look down their noses at the unbottled joys of bulk wine, why can't we? Waste not and wine a lot!

Alternative energy before energy-to-be-an-alternative-for

2,000 Indian villages skip fossil fuels, get first electricity from solar

The Indian state of Orissa has decided to electrify an additional 2,000 villages by March 2012 using decentralized solar power.

ESCALADE-ING DAMAGE

Maryland Green Party Senate candidate killed by SUV while cycling

Natasha Pettigrew, a Maryland Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate, died late Monday, two days after a Cadillac Escalade hit her while she was bicycling.

Go, fish!

Let this poor little fish teach you to save water

In case you don't have bothersome fourth graders handy to remind you to "save some water for the whales," designer Yan Lu has a solution. But Goldie the Goldfish might not be happy about it.

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