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Buying a green product—an energy-saving lightbulb or bird-friendly coffee—can give shoppers a feeling of satisfaction for doing a small part to help the environment. But green-certified product label don’t give everyone the warm fuzzies. New research published in the Proceedings of the National Acad...
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Nike, NASA, U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. State Department have launched a challenge to create new, sustainable materials. It's an effort to bring collective genius, unprecedented networks and new resources to overcome some of humanity's toughes...
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Purchasing groceries online has typically been seen as a convenient way to shop for food without having to put on pants. But according to a recent study, shopping in your underwear may also benefit the environment. According to the study, conducted by University of Washington engineers, grocer...
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Adopting "clean technology" doesn't have to cost the earth, whether you're a large global enterprise or a local shop, but it could ensure the long-term survival of your business. As the population continues to grow, the demand for food, water and energy will rise by as much as 50% by 2030, says the...
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  Environmentalists and green marketers are always talking about “saving the planet.” Buy this car, this laundry detergent, or this light bulb and you will help save “the planet” or “nature” or “the environment.” Jenny Price, for one, wishes they’d stop. Price is an activist, historian, and s...
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In August 2012,  Approximately 25,000 bulbs have already been distributed by Feeding America West Michigan, while the remaining 75,000 bulbs will be distributed out of the group’s Comstock Park and Cadillac warehouses beginning Tuesday, Feb. 26. Each family will receive a package of two CFLs, a...
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Here’s a quick post about the handoffs that occur in this human race as one generation proffers advice to the next. In a recent and noteworthy post at Realclimate.org, Gavin Schmidt, a founder of the blog and NASA climate modeler, published and answered this question from a young stu...
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Its that time of year again. Christmas lists are handed out and you often find your self going from one side of town to the other looking for that perfect gift in just the right color, style, and price range. Not only are you spending precious time that could be spent with family and friends but you...
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I graduated from the University of Iowa this past May. Like many others, I found myself without a job, without a car, and the first of many student loan payments arriving in the mail. Fortunately for me, after a few months of living at home, I found a part-time job and an internship making the move ...
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While they have been in limited use for more than 30 years, mostly for consumer cleaning, what some call “hybrid” cleaning products — commonly known as oxygen-based, bio-based, bio-enzymatic, or bio-renewable products — are making more and more headway into the professional cleaning industry.Before ...
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EWG’s 2012 Guide to Healthy Cleaning reviews and rates more than 2,000 popular household cleaning products with grades A through F, based on the safety of their ingredients and the information they disclose about their contents. In the making for more than a year, EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning, t...
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by Lauren Deville The bad news: We live in a toxic world. There are all kinds of nasty foreign substances all around us, from heavy metals to plastics (otherwise known as phthalates) to pesticides, solvents, molds, and other fat- and water-soluble chemicals. It isn't really possible to avoid toxins...
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Businesses' growing concerns over their public profile and the need to meet corporate social responsibility (CSR) obligations mean vendors and suppliers are increasingly under pressure to be eco-friendly to stay competitive. This was recently highlighted when Apple in July rejoined the Electronics ...
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By Adam Satariano and Kathleen Chaykowski Apple Inc. (AAPL) said it’s rejoining an environmental rating system after its exit from the group threatened to halt sales to governments and universities that use the registry when making purchasing decisions. Apple’s decision to drop out of the environm...
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Environmentally-Friendly Consumption Sees Big Future According to a survey by Harris Interactive, 69 percent of consumers buy green and ecologically-friendly products. ListFinder, a searchable online data compiler headquartered in Evanston, IL, finds that its available data for green consumers has ...
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"The biggest bang in this year's UC Davis business plan competition came from the S2E Energy founder who touted a thin, clear window like material said to conduct the sun's power more cheaply and efficiently than existing solar technology." The biggest bang in this year's UC Davis business plan com...
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A new LED (light-emitting diode) from Philips promises to last 20 years – more than 25 000 hours. The LED light bulb was launched commercially in stores on Earth Day. For more than one hundred years, Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb has been on the market. Though providing excellent light qu...
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From grocery stores specializing in organic foods to green builders, Western North Carolina is home to a growing number of businesses that provide “green” products and services intended to provide benefits to the consumer and the environment. Because of the strong market for these products and servi...
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This article talks a lot about the LEED certification system so I am first posting a description of what LEED is and how/who is certified. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Buildi...
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Using household cleaners can be more dangerous than you thought. What is in the  cleaners you are using and how do you know if they are safe?! Before you even begin cleaning up your home, you might want to consider starting with the cleaning products you already have. You may be wondering, wha...
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