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The Top Ten Cool Schools
The colleges at the top of our annual "Cool Schools" ranking are so dedicated to greening every level of their operation--from energy usage to recycling to food sourcing to curriculum--that sustainability has become woven into their very culture.
Eco-Friendly Sunscreens
Green Life
Friday, May 30, 2014
Which sunscreen will you choose for you summer adventures?
Niagara Falls
Green Life
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
These daring videos shot by drones go where no human could go alone.
cool schools full ranking
Cool Schools 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Our Cool Schools 2014 scorecard
Eco-brews are helping the planet, pint by pint
Taste Test
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The perfect excuse to have a beer: Eco-brews are helping the planet, pint by pint.
Green Life
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Let's imagine that we feed Fido a pound of prime rib every day . . .
Foraging dandelions
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Who needs the agricultural-industrial complex when you can gather free food close to home?
First ascent of Virgin Tower, Enshi Grand Canyon National Park, China
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Can psychologists chart what happens when nature blows your mind?
Ask Mr. Green
Green Life
Monday, July 7, 2014
What is the environmental impact of office paper use? Mr. Green finds out!
Thomas James
Monday, March 31, 2014
Fearing lost profits, the nation's investor-owned utilities are moving to blot out the solar revolution.
TerraHaus passive dorm, Unity College
Comfort Zone
Monday, July 28, 2014
A Maine dorm where mini-fridges aren't allowed and a single hairdryer can heat the place in winter.
Corals, sponges, and anenomes appear static but are actually in constant motion.
Green Life
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time-lapse photography reveals corals as vicious predators, Bay Area fog as a rapid river, and so much more.
Tunnel 2 Paradise | North Shore, Oahu
Deep inside some of the world's most dangerous waves.
"Kill the K-Cup" features the unrecyclable Keurig cups as a Godzilla-like monster
The Green Life
The experts weight in on the technique of these rock climbing bears.
don't buy more stuff you don't need
Green Life
Monday, November 24, 2014
Don't buy more stuff you don't need.
Michael Swaine
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Around 12 years ago, a friend and I were walking by an abandoned alley in San Francisco, and she asked, 'If you could do anything with this space, what would you do?
7 of the planet's most incredible spectacles
Snowflakes, Alexey Kljatov
Photographer Alexey Kljatov uses a reverse-lens macro technique to capture snowflakes on his balcony in Moscow.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Potty smackdown
The Planet
Last spring, when the Sierra Club started helping organize what would become the People's Climate March, we were hopeful that 50,000 people would come to New York City to participate.
Mr. Green
The Green Life
Does energy efficiency outweigh the energy needed to make the appliance?
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or battery electric: Here's what's good, better, and best for the environment when it comes to cars.
Ending Energy Poverty
 400 million people in India lack access to electricity. In Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, solar is helping rural people get light and other energy services. 
In 2013, Matt Dyer was nearly killed by a polar bear on a Sierra Club Outing. One year later, he returned to the wild with the people who saved his life.
Monday, December 15, 2014
A year after he was nearly killed by a polar bear, Matt Dyer returned to the wild with the people who saved his life.
Misty Copeland
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Misty Copeland is the third African American female soloist in the New York's American Ballet Theatre 74-year history -- and the first in 20 years.
You don't have to be a pro to take a great Wilderness photo. It's all about timing--and gumption
Check out stunning photos taken by amateurs and learn how they got the winning shot.
A detail of Pam Longobardi's 20-foot-long Economies  of Scale (2013), made from plastic debris the artist found  in oceans from Greece to Alaska.
Cool Schools 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Art students and professors have lit fires under the civil rights and antiwar movements. Can they do the same for environmentalism?
Survive: Snake Bite
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Miles from help and you're bitten by a snake. Now what?
Cool Schools 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
How we tallied our Cool Schools scores.
Green Life
Monday, November 24, 2014
There are lots to choose from--and lots more to choose against.
Green Life
Friday, May 30, 2014
Great views of the moon are in store for June.