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Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care

For many young people, drug use and experimentation is a rite of passage of sorts. However, experimenting with drugs and alcohol is far from harmless, and can often result in lifelong...

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Ron Dembo

Ron Dembo

Professor, author and founder of Zerofootprint.net

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Josh Dorfman

Author and radio show host known as The Lazy Environmentalist...

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Jennifer Hattam

Journalist and blogger at The Green Life

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Al Gore

Gore is the former vice president of the United States, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and chairman of Generation Investment Management, a firm working toward sustainable investing. He is co-founder and chairman of Current TV, an independently owned cable and satellite television network with citizen journalism and viewer-created content. Gore is the author of An Inconvenient Truth, which was made into a documentary.
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Alex Steffen

Steffen is the executive editor and co-founder of Worldchanging, one of the most read sustainability-related publications on the web. He also edited Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century. Steffen speaks to companies and organizations about the Worldchanging message.
Posted: 03/29/2008 03:04 PM EST more »

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Brent Blackwelder

Blackwelder has been president of the Friends of the Earth since 1994, but for more than 30 years he has served as an environmental advocate. He is also the founder of American Rivers, a national river-saving organization, where he helped expand the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System from eight to 160 in 35 years.
Posted: 03/29/2008 02:47 PM EST more »

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Carl Pope

Pope has been the executive director of the Sierra Club since 1992, but has almost 30 years of experience with the organization as associate conservation director, political director and conservation director. Pope is the co-author of Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress.
Posted: 03/29/2008 02:52 PM EST more »

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Carol Browner

Browner was head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and served as a member of the President’s Cabinet for eight years. She is an attorney, and is responsible for enacting the strongest-ever national air pollution standards. Currently, Browner is chair of the National Audubon Society and principal of The Albright Group LLC and of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm.
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Crissy Trask

Trask helps people learn about an eco-friendly life through written word and public presentation. She is the founder of GreenMatters.com, the home of The Busy Person's Guide To Greener Living. Trask is also the author of It's Easy Being Green: A Handbook for Earth-Friendly Living.
Posted: 03/29/2008 03:18 PM EST more »

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Ed Begley, Jr.

The actor-turned-activist has parlayed his passions into a reality show on HGTV, “Living with Ed.”
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