America's future rests on sustainability. If we keep wasting energy resources at our current rate, the future is going to look pretty bleak. In that regard, The Power of Green is about sustainability at new heights. It's time to cut through the greenwash and get to real strategies that will truly resolve our environmental issues.Here are the visionaries, those who are tackling our problems in novel ways. Meet Silicon Valley's top green investors, learn about the future of green homes, uncover the truth about carbon offsets, and find out what the government is really up to on the climate change front. Also dig through our archives of green content, where you'll read all about the companies and people that are building our eco-future.
As politics and the planet both heat up, there’s a lot of talk about climate change measures. What’s really happening?
Many venture funds believe newborn companies need too little money and too much other help. This pullback has created an opening for individuals who have become full-time investors that operate just like venture funds, except with their own money. Here are the standouts among that handful.
Musicians, music venues, promoters, and record labels are all cleaning up their acts. Here five industry notables share how their being more eco-friendly.
Take a look inside Developer Steve Glenn's abode -- the first LEED Platinum-certified single-family house in the United States, along with other homes on the cutting-edge of green.
Going au natural for the office is easier than you might think.
Sustainable is the new sexy. Long gone are the days when caring about the environment meant dated fashions and dowdy garb. Here's a look at nine quirky green friendly designs that are fashionably far from the ordinary.
Nowadays, with consumers that are not just fashion conscious, but also environmentally conscientious, more and more large chain retailers are jumping on the eco-wagon and offering sustainable styles. Here's a look at some of the biggest names in apparel and the eco friendly collections they offer.
Half-a-hundred options for cleaning up your business, from the universal (catch that rainwater!) to the specific (lose the plastic bowls!). Mix, match--join in.
Texas tycoon T. Boone Pickens has been dubbed the "Oracle of Oil." So why is he building the world's largest wind farm?
An alternative to oil? Check. Completely green? Check. Economical? Check. So why has the entrepreneur been sued, pilloried, and lampooned?
This former fossil fuel power plant tycoon wants to pioneer a new era in renewable energy. His $1 billion Cape Wind project would be America's first offshore wind farm, with 130 turbines, each higher than a 40-story building, turning the inexhaustible ocean breezes into clean energy.
Architect Michelle Kaufmann on finding an alternative to endless subdivisions of McMansions.
HIP+SVT examined 21 renewable-energy pure-play companies - covering energy types as diverse as solar/photovolataic, wind, fuel cell, ethanol, and cogeneration.
Johnathan Goodwin can get 100 mpg out of a Lincoln Continental, cut emissions by 80%, and double the horsepower. Does the car business have the guts to follow him?
Oakland activist Van Jones is on a mission to bring green-collar jobs to the urban poor. His mightiest weapon: His mouth.
The answer to greening business might just be working less
Can the wisdom of crowds design a next-generation car?
A new program at Patagonia tells consumers about the eco-impact of its products -- and helps the company get greener.
VC god John Doerr explains what it will take to score the untold treasures of the green-tech boom.
In the fast-changing world of corporate sustainability, environmental consultants are the new management gurus. And Mike Brown is the master.
Committing to clean design.
LEED buildings get lots of buzz, but the point is getting lost.
Once the youngest president of the Sierra Club, Adam Werbach used to call Wal-Mart toxic. Now the company is his biggest client. Does the path to a greener future run through Bentonville?
In October 2005, Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott outlined audacious environmental and sustainability goals for the company. Here's the status of some of the company's major initiatives.