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The Environmental Impact of Black Friday

Black Friday has come around again and the holiday shopping season is kicking off. We all know that the holidays are a time of excess but what is the environmental impact of Black Friday? Continue reading

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The Best Green Posts This Thanksgiving

As the holiday approached, the web has been predictably awash with Thanksgiving articles from every possible angle. Here are a few of the posts that stood out among the endless lists of tips on how to have a greener Thanksgiving. Continue reading

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How Eco-Friendly Was Your Thanksgiving?

By way of wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving we thought we’d look around the web for the best suggestions on making your Thanksgiving more eco-friendly. Continue reading

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Health and Vitality from Brazilian Superfruits

Amafruits brings the exotic flavors and health giving properties of Amazonian superfruits to your kitchen and helps protect the rainforest at the same time. Here is their story… Continue reading

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Urban Mining – a 21st Century Gold Rush!

Whether it is reclaimed building materials, plastics, upcycled furniture or e-waste, the modern world is finding value in the stuff we throw away. Waste is being turned into a resource to be managed and exploited rather than disposed of. A 21st century gold rush has begun. Continue reading

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‘Nike’ Moment for IT Sustainable Supply Chain Managers

The IT world is now looking closely at sustainable supply chain management. 70% see business value in improving the quality of their supply chain, positively effecting the triple bottom line; people, planet and profit. Continue reading

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Green Building Gearing Up For Global Growth

Growth in green building is being driven by tangible economic benefit for developers and building owners. It is decreasing operating costs and increasing building values as well as satisfying client demand for healthier living and protection of the environment. Continue reading

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200 MW Geothermal Project in Nicaragua

Successful development of a major geothermal project in Nicaragua helps US company, Ram Power, to post strong operating results. The project is one of the biggest of its kind and has the potential to produce over 200 MW of clean, geothermal renewable power. Continue reading

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Interest in Electric Vehicles Down Since 2010

Pike Research has published a report on information gathered during Fall, 2012. They tell us that fundamental interest in PEVs declined among survey participants between 2010 and 2012. Although 35% is still pretty high. Continue reading

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Sustainable Acoustic and Soundproofing Products

Soundproofing, like other building projects, can be approached with sustainability in mind. A range of sustainable acoustic products are available using recycled and eco-friendly materials. Continue reading

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America Recycles Day November 15th

America Recycles Day is this Wednesday, the 15th November. They are inviting you to help beat their 2011 record of 2000 events around the country. If you can’t organize an event, you can still help by bringing some recycling to an event near you. Continue reading

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Stunning Green Wall Pictures

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Reductions in green space in cities aren’t good for the environment, for the air we breath or for our quality of life. Green walls are one way that plant life is being brought back into the city. They are also a means of regulating building temperature and can be a stunning design choice. Continue reading

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Ava Anderson – A Quest For Non Toxic Cosmetics

At the age of 14, Ava Anderson began to be interested in cosmetics. When thinking about the products available, she wanted to know what was in them. What made them work? Was there a danger they could harm her? What she found disturbed her and led to the formation of Ava Anderson Non Toxic. A brand with a passion. To provide the world with eco-cosmetic and personal care products that do not contain toxic chemicals. Continue reading

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Reusable Bag Store: Green Lunches and Kitchens started with a vision to help people use fewer and fewer plastic bags. They have expanded into lunchboxes, water bottles and even eco-friendly utensils. We spoke to company founder Shabbir Nooruddin to find out more. Continue reading

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5 Constructive Uses for Shredded Tires

Old tires have the potential to be an environmental hazard. One solution is to shred the tires and then use them for some constructive purpose. Here are 5 uses for shredded tires, turning what would have been damaging waste to valuable use. Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy, Surprise Endorsements and the Election

Yesterday we mentioned that hurricane Sandy was going to bring the climate change debate further forward and impact the presidential election. Before the sun had set, New York City Mayor and former Republican Michael Bloomberg was endorsing Barrack Obama. Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy and the Climate Change Debate

Hurricane Sandy has left a path of wreckage across the Eastern United States. The storm has claimed at least 150 lives and among other effects are hundreds of thousands without power and serious damage and debris from flood waters and fallen trees. The question being asked, as the cleanup begins for many, is whether Sandy is related to climate change? Continue reading

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100 Global Sustainability Leaders 2012

October 2012 saw the release of 100 Global Sustainability Leaders 2012 by ABC Carbon. The list includes Nobel prize winners, scientists, journalists, designers and the CSOs and CEOs of international companies. Here are a few that stood out. Continue reading

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Record Home Solar Installations in California

California is seeing a boom in domestic solar installations. Q3 2012 was California’s most successful quarter ever for home solar, buoyed by falling prices and finance schemes which require little or no up-front payment. Continue reading

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a Bamboo Project Seeks Crowdfunding

Over 1.5 billion people use bamboo worldwide and the market for bamboo is worth $5 billion a year. The US is the largest importer of bamboo, so could growing more bamboo in the US result in cheaper, greener product in our stores? “a Bamboo Project” is seeking crowdfunding to help prove just that. Continue reading

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