Auto Industry Becoming More Green?

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The subject of the auto industry and the environment usually centers on fuel choice and fuel economy. However, as Ford is showing, reuse and recycling also has a role to play. Continue reading

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Recycled and Recyclable Toner Cartridges

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It is an easy decision to move to recycled and recyclable toner cartridges. With no loss of quality or increase in price you can help to keep old cartridges out of landfill, reduce waste and reduce pollution. Continue reading

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Green Jobs With an Environmental Degree

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It is always good to have an idea of available employment when choosing your college degree. Environmental studies is no exception. In this article, guest author, Jeff Jordan, give some ideas of the types of employment you might expect if you take an environmental science degree. Continue reading

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Innovative Eco-Houses in the UK

Advanced eco-building and sustainable living demonstrated through four of the UK’s most innovative eco-building projects. Council houses made from straw, an 1840′s retro-build and two modern eco-houses make a fascinating show-case of what can be achieved. Continue reading

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Dear New Year, Here are Five Climatic and Environmental Wishes For 2013

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Guest author, Scott Ryan, sends us his five climatic and environmental New Year wishes for 2013 in the form of a letter. Continue reading

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Top 10 Green Business Watch Posts in 2012

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Out of the hundreds of posts published on Green Business Watch during 2012 we have chosen 10. From tax incentives to movies about fracking, from rivers catching fire to recycling plastics, our top 10 covers our most popular green business topics. Continue reading

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5 Individuals Inspiring Change in Green Business 2012:

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As part of our roundup of 2012 we have chosen 5 posts promoting green businesses which are run by inspiring individuals with a vision for change. Continue reading

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Algae Biofuel Becomes Available to San Franciscans

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Biodiesel B20, an algae based biofuel, has been available in the San Francisco area on a trial basis since last November. This represented the world’s first opportunity for private consumers to use this biodiesel in their vehicles. B20 contains 20% algae and manufacturers say that this can be increased successfully. Continue reading

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Why is Green Investment Critical to the Future of the Earth?

Green construction company, Vector Foiltec, argues that investment in green technologies, products and solutions is an urgent issue for commercial investors. We cannot wait for governments. Even when the will is there, the process is too slow. Continue reading

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US Home Energy Use [infographic]

US Home Energy Use

Our home energy use presents a cost in both cash and environmental terms and accounts for a massive 22% of total energy used in the United States. Want to know where we use most of the energy in our homes? How much it costs? Have a look at this great infographic. Continue reading

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Can a Used Gasoline Car Be As Green As a New EV?

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In the search for ways to reduce our carbon footprint, cars are a really big deal. With the green option of all-electric cars on the market, how do they compare to the option of a used gasoline car? Continue reading

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5 Green Family Habits

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Green habits don’t need to be difficult and may have many unexpected benefits. Jenny Jones, thinking a little differently, comes up with 5 suggestions including a few which might be unexpected and can involve the whole family. Continue reading

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Green and Profitable – An Interview With Shel Horowitz

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Author, speaker and marketing consultant Shel Horowitz is the man behind GreenAndProfitable, which aims to show businesses how they can use Green to real advantage. We asked him about his belief in ethical, Green and environmentally conscious marketing and business practices. Continue reading

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The Benefits of Reclaimed Timber

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Today, many varieties of wood which were once abundant and freely available are in very short supply. However, reclaimed timber provides an alternative source. Continue reading

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Relan – Recycling and Repurposing Billboard Vinyl

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Relan provides organizations with the opportunity to turn their discarded billboard vinyl into unique, branded products which can be used for promotion. We spoke to owner and CEO, Della Simpson, to find out more about the company’s aims and ambitions. Continue reading

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How Safe Is The Air You Breathe? [infographic]

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Nearly 4 in 10 people in the United States live in counties rated F for air quality and live with unhealthy levels of ozone air pollution. So how safe is the air you breathe? Continue reading

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Mexicans Using Solar Power to Cook Tortillas

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In a small area of Mexico local people are getting used to the idea of their tortillas being cooked by solar power. Bakeries and tortillerias are discovering that there are big savings to be made by replacing fuel costs with the ever-present power of the sun. Continue reading

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The Impact Of EV Solar Charging Stations [infographic]

EV Solar Charging Stations

Solar charging stations will be central to the success or failure of electric vehicles. This infographic does a great job of laying out the benefits of solar charging stations and their impact on EVs, emissions and our health. Continue reading

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Herbs Can Be Excellent Mosquito Repellents

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One way of repelling mosquitoes is by planting herbs that can keep them at bay. This method is affordable and accessible. Of course, these herbs can often be used for other purposes such as cooking. Maybe it is worth a try? Continue reading

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Benefits of Solar Energy for Your Business

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Many business owners are looking for ways to save money without impacting quality. A popular ‘green’ way to cut costs is to have a solar system provide their energy needs. Solar energy can lower your energy costs and also appeal to environmentally-conscious customers. Continue reading

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