Environment

4 Tips for Beating the Greenwashing Game

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate We live in a world where companies use terms like “natural,” “botanical,” “pure,” and “free” when their products are actually full of harmful chemicals. These companies spend millions on slick advertising campaigns to get you to buy their products—stacking the deck against you, the consumer. Many […]

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A New Resistance

by guest blogger Ed Brown, documentary filmmaker I really thought I’d learned enough about toxic chemicals to last a lifetime. After directing the film Unacceptable Levels, which took me more than four years to create, I really believed there wasn’t anything left to say. I knew that we have 80,000-plus chemicals in our system of […]

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Is the Grocery Manufacturers Association a Relic?

by guest blogger Robyn O’Brien, author and former financial and food-industry analyst The Grocery Manufacturers Association is the voice of more than 300 leading food, beverage, and consumer-product companies, but is it a relic of the 20th century? Questions that are starting to pop up about the Grocery Manufacturers Association include: Is it still delivering […]

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6 Tips for a Greener Outdoor Adventure

by the Rodale’s team Aristole once said, “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” We couldn’t agree more! And while there are tons of ways to enjoy the marvelousness of the great outdoors, few are quite like camping. Nothing compares to sitting by a campfire, hiking through mountains, or eating fish […]

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Your Climate Bill Is Due

by guest blogger “Coach” Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Americans have a serious spending problem. Our nation is $17.5 trillion in debt; we finance new homes, cars, and educations pretty much as a rule; we use credit cards like free money. And we spend way beyond our means when it comes to the environment. […]

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United By Blue: Using Business To Heal Our Oceans

by guest blogger Brian Linton, founder of United By Blue United By Blue is a brand of outdoor apparel and accessories focused on ocean and waterway conservation. We make products that are responsibly made of sustainable materials like organic cotton, wool, and other low-impact fibers. We believe the outdoors is something that unites and connects […]

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5 Disgusting Facts about Roundup

by Leah Zerbe, online editor for RodaleNews.com Pesky weeds popping up in your yard? Here’s what to not reach for—Roundup. While glyphosate, the active ingredient in America’s favorite weedkiller, Roundup, has been marketed as “safe” and even “biodegradable,” the science is pouring in, and, well, the results are gross. 1. You’re eating it—in “excessive” levels. […]

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Your Plate Is the Answer

by guest blogger Ellen Gustafson, sustainable food-system activist, author, innovator, and social entrepreneur Our global food system is a pretty powerful thing. The system produces enough calories to feed every person on the planet more than each of us needs, and many of us have more diverse food options than our grandparents could have ever […]

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