About Us Fans of NRDC Blogs & News Donate Sign Up Personal Tips Current Initiatives Current Petition Downloads Video Library Results Featured Video Laurie David's Green Guide to Stop Global Warming Post This Video See All Videos Song of the Week namelessnumberheadman Branches of Branches of Branches 4:20 minutes (4.97 MB) View Song Archive Word Up News Wednesday, April 18, 9:09 PM Hot Green Jobs of the Future GE suddenly has “ecomagination,” and BP now stands for “Beyond Petroleum.” Yes, an oil-free economy could help the rich get richer, but it could also help retivalize the U.S. working class and lift millions across the globe out of poverty. Now that would be something. In fact that something is the vision of civil-rights lawyer and environmental justice advocate Van Jones. He calls it the the “green collar” economy. Wednesday, April 18, 8:47 PM Let the Climate Campaigning Begin!! Sad word of late aside, the Edwards’ camp has just uplifted our hearts. At a recent Howard University event, Edwards announced that he would go ‘Carbon Neutral’ by offsetting all of campaign-related CO2 emissions. (Nothing can yet be done about the hot air on the trail.) Then when asked by an audience member—bold young climate activist Courtney Frexall—if he’d commit to an 80-percent carbon reduction by 2050, he upstaged his earlier announcement by agreeing on the spot. more posts » Latest Blogs and Posts Wednesday, April 18, 8:09 PM A Call to Words I hate the term environmentalist. It doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. I like what it stands for: someone who cares about the natural world, who is mystified and awed by the complexities of nature and the chaotic and fragile balance of life on earth; but it's so damn....clunky. Wednesday, April 18, 8:06 PM Walking the Walk or Building the Road In the last couple of weeks, much ado has been made of Al Gore’s “inconvenient” utility bills. Dug up by a local free-market group, the bills reveal that Gore’s Nashville home uses about 20 times more juice than the national average. “Hypocrite!,” the neo-cons decried. They say that the global warming crusader isn’t, “living the lifestyle that he advocates.” more posts » Privacy Policy