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The Air Is Sooty. We Should Clean It Up.

I’m no chemist. In fact, I get a little jittery around (and refuse to make eye contact with) the Periodic Table on my son’s closet door. But, given the subject matter here, I must do my best to understand the basic causes surrounding greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on […]

10 Women Who Inspire Us to Succeed

Ten women who are role models for perseverance, courage, creativity and leadership. We live in a time where there are many women who are achieving amazing goals and impacting the lives of women and girls around the world. Here are 10 who have impacted and inspired more than they can […]

Angry About Your Back Pain?

In my background as a yoga therapist, I can vouch for the fact that very often, physical pain is the result of emotional stress. Once the emotions are felt and released, the physical body responds and someone with years of chronic pain may suddenly find themselves pain-free once and for […]

3 Anti-Aging Secrets Straight Out Of Hollywood

You can lie, sue, and Spanx all in the name of youth in Hollywood. We age. It’s a normal part of life for all women, like getting your period or slowly turning into a person who refuses to wear high heels. But if you live and work in Hollywood, it’s […]

Dogs Can Camp With the Best of Us

Whether renting a cabin, climbing a mountain, or toasting marshmallows around a backyard campfire, don’t be shy about packing up your pooch and taking him along for the adventure. With a little preparation, your dog can enjoy the great outdoors just as much you do! Find Pet-Friendly Destinations Not all […]

5 Desks to Feel Good About Using

Greening your life doesn’t end at the door to your home office. If you poke around enough, you’ll find there are lots of environmentally friendly desks on the market that can add beauty to your workspace without stealing resources from the planet. Sustainable Corner Desk with Peninsula This big, bold […]

The Friday 5: Year Ahead Edition

The top stories at EcoSalon for the first week of 2012.  A new year is exactly the right time to question – am I in the right job? Here are 10 telltale signs you need to do exactly that. Could you create just one canful of trash this year? This […]

10 Everyday Things You Might Be Allergic To

When you have bad allergies, it can seem like you are allergic to everything. Turns out, you might be! Or you might just be super paranoid. We don’t judge. But what we can do is offer a list of everyday objects or activities that could have you swelling up like […]

Take a Brain Break

Naturally, I came across two articles in the New York Times discussing the effects of computers, technology and PDA’s on our lives, just as I was preparing to head out on a solitary 3-week artist retreat in Colorado. The need to get away from the whirlwind of daily life in […]

EcoMeme: Facebook Under Fire for Coal Powered Data Center

Facebook is the second largest website in the US and the default social network of many environmental activists, where they (ok, we) go to develop supportive networks, raise awareness and funds for good causes. It’s also a platform for some excellent, environmental-fundraising games like Lil’ Green Patch (acquired by social […]

Carnival of the Green #203!

Welcome to Carnival of the Green #203! We’re excited to be your hosts. What is this Carnival, you ask? Al Tepper and Nick Aster cooked up the Carnival of the Green years ago over a few beers, and since 2006 it’s been hosted by our pals at Treehugger. Popping up […]

Global Warming Takes Center Stage As Compelling Drama

Conscious themes in mainstream performance art. Two recent London plays have had audiences grappling with environmental issues. The National Theater’s production of Greenland, slammed as partisan, dull and rotten theater by the critics, dealt with sea levels rising in the Maldives and the failed UN talks in Copenhagen. Another show, […]

Best Organic Deodorants (That Actually Work)

Life is good. We’re eating healthier, exercising more and we remember to bring our reusable bags to the grocery store. But do you feel as if something is missing? Do you ever wake in the middle of the night, wondering what final piece of the green puzzle will make your […]

This Place Is a Dump…We’ll Take It!

Could converting the huge amounts of garbage sitting in landfills around the world into biofuel be the answer to the growing energy crisis and a means of wrangling out-of-control carbon emissions? Scientists in Singapore and Switzerland think so. Their research, published in Global Change Biology: Bioenergy, shows that by converting processed […]

Peta’s Fail Whale

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) does not see fit to extend the same moral courtesy to human animals, specifically the female kind. In the organization’s latest sexist campaign for vegetarianism, an overweight woman in a bikini is faced with the emboldened slogan: “Save the Whales”. Beneath the […]

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Do People Blow Your Mind? You Just Might Be a Humanist: HyperKulture

Some people experience overwhelming awe in church, some on magnificent mountaintops, some in elegant equations. But some of us tend to get “it” when witnessing stunning examples of our human footprint. If that sounds like you, you just might be a humanist—something with very down-to-earth implications.   “I was blown […]

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Do People Blow Your Mind? You Just Might Be a Humanist: HyperKulture

Some people experience overwhelming awe in church, some on magnificent mountaintops, some in elegant equations. But some of us tend to get “it” when witnessing stunning examples of our human footprint. If that sounds like you, you just might be a humanist—something with very down-to-earth implications.   “I was blown […]