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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?
Powder mold on a decaying orange.
Green Life
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Don't fear the date. You may be wasting these stay-fresh foods.
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.
Foraging dandelions
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Who needs the agricultural-industrial complex when you can gather free food close to home?
Green Life
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Let's imagine that we feed Fido a pound of prime rib every day . . .
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.
Fox Gnaws on GoPro in Round Island, Alaska
Green Life
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
These animals take the "all-terrain" camera to new heights
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.
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.
"Kill the K-Cup" features the unrecyclable Keurig cups as a Godzilla-like monster
Coming Clean
More proof that good things are worth waiting for. About a year and a half ago, my family and I hiked in Colorado's Browns Canyon, along with some military veterans, Sierra Club volunteers, and local rafting owners. At the time, local people had been trying for two decades to get permanent protection for the canyon (which has long been popular with whitewater rafters and other outdoor enthusiasts). As is often the case, they'd come tantalizingly close more than once to succeeding. Fortunately,...
Tunnel 2 Paradise | North Shore, Oahu
Deep inside some of the world's most dangerous waves.
don't buy more stuff you don't need
Green Life
Monday, November 24, 2014
Don't buy more stuff you don't need.
The Green Life
The experts weight in on the technique of these rock climbing bears.
Snowflakes, Alexey Kljatov
Photographer Alexey Kljatov uses a reverse-lens macro technique to capture snowflakes on his balcony in Moscow.
7 of the planet's most incredible spectacles
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?
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.
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. 
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.
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.
Green Life
Monday, November 24, 2014
There are lots to choose from--and lots more to choose against.
Sierra Nevada red fox, provided by U.S. National Park Service
Green Life
Friday, January 30, 2015
Yosemite National Park sheds light on why the Sierra Nevada red fox is so rare