Michigan woman could face jail time for growing a garden

The green movement doesn't have much use for lawns. Yeah, they make suburban enclaves look tidy and uniform, but really, would it be so effing bad if your house had something useful -- say, a …


Land of the freegan, home of the brave

For a freegan, the world is a grocery store, and everything is marked 100 percent off. I go dumpster diving with a few intrepid New Yorkers who are living the freegan dream.


Green party: Let’s get this party started

Grist dared me to plan an eco-friendly party for my college buddies. The first challenge: making sure there's enough food to be polite, but not so much that it goes to waste.


Secondhand style: Wearing clothes dropped off in garbage bags

Accepting Grist's dare, I vow to wear only secondhand clothes for a week. Goodbye, Bloomingdale's. Hello, Salvation Army.

World's greenest gym forces patrons to generate their own electricity

A gym in Portland, Oregon (where else?) claims to produce 36 percent of its electricity from a combination of solar panels and special exercise bicycles that transform patrons’ exertions into electricity.  

Could your dildo kill you?

Germany's Green Party has a penetrating concern: Toxic substances in sex toys.

Get yourself sterilized and win a free car

India has a massive and worsening overpopulation problem -- the country has added 181 million people in the last 10 years. So health officials in the state of Rajasthan are trying to lure people into …


Plastic purge: Trouble on every aisle

It took me two hours to buy five days' worth of groceries that didn't have any plastic packaging. Two hours! WTF?

WWF leaflet campaign reaches 285,142 people with one piece of paper

As certified genius Mitch Hedberg once said, when someone hands you a flyer on the street, it's like they're saying "here, YOU throw this away." But the panda-suited chuggers in this World Wildlife Fund leaflet …