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April 9, 2012 What Is the Best Earth Day Pledge?

Source: Huff Post

What is the best Earth Day pledge? One can find a plethora of "green" actions from a variety of websites and programs. It is sometimes overwhelming to the average consumer; what is meaningful? In some cases, actions are fleeting...

March 2, 2012 Is America Blowing Its Chance To Lead In Electric Vehicles?

Source: Forbes

Bright Automotive, a promising start-up company developing hybrid plug-in delivery vans for fleet customers, closed its doors this week after running out of money. It’s too bad, really. Its lightweight van, called the Bright...

March 1, 2012 Green Jobs: Small Businesses Boost CSR as Sustainability Attitudes Improve

Source: Green Buildings.com

In his recent Environmental Leader article, "Study: Baby Boomers Believe in Sustainability Principles (and Will Pay for Them)", Kevin Kelly described the results of a Civano Living study, which showed that baby boomers' attitudes...

March 1, 2012 Greening urban growth: green grids of life, not gridlock

Source: The Nation

Two days at the Conference on Greening Urban Growth in Penang allowed me to catch up on the latest thinking about the environmental impact of urban development. The effects of industrial pollution are with us every day, with...

February 23, 2012 Greening America

Source: Sustainable Business Forum

‘Environmental policies must be carefully structured and predictable if they are to enhance rather than undermine competitiveness.’ So begins an article in the current edition of Harvard Business Review, ‘Green Rules to Drive...

January 27, 2012 Retrofits Are Greener Than New Green Buildings, Until You Take Population Growth Into Account

Source: Money Box, Slate

I heard a radio story this morning about a new report from the National Trust for Historic Preservation arguing that retrofitting existing buildings is much greener than building new LEED certified super-efficient ones. That's...

January 26, 2012 Green Companies Focus on CSR, Creating Green Jobs

Source: Green Buildings.com

The Corporate Knights, a Toronto-based media, research and products firm, released its annual "Global 100" List of the most sustainable companies in the world. In 2012, Novo Nordisk of Denmark, Natura Cosmeticos of Brazil, and...

January 9, 2012 The Green Economy – which way to look in 2012

Source: Guardian.co.uk

Re-engineering our transport, energy, food systems and building stock for a low carbon future could provide a much needed economic boost, says Andrew Simms

December 27, 2011 Ceres President Mindy Lubber Statement on EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Rule

Source: Ceres

In response to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement of its final Mercury and Air Toxics Rule for Power Plants, the following statement was issued by Mindy S. Lubber, president of Ceres and director of the...[more]

December 21, 2011 The problem with green rankings

Source: Guardian.co.uk

News Corporation – a multinational media conglomerate that includes BSKYB, Dow Jones, Fox News, 20th Century Fox and Star, among other units – announced earlier this year that it has become climate neutral, meaning that its...

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