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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
Even though we are all aware that green jobs have a lot of benefits, we sometimes fail to pay enough attention to the challenges that we have to face in the process of going green. Overcoming them is becoming increasingly important because of the current growth rate of the green jobs sector. The ch...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Chalk this one up as a combination we never saw coming. It appears that one of America’s most recognizable car companies is teaming up with America’s favorite ketchup brand. Ford and Heinz are coming together to investigate whether using tomato fibers in the development of sustainable composit...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
Funding green energy will become harder under EU rules published on Wednesday designed to replace subsidies with market-based schemes, just when the Ukraine crisis has heightened the need for alternatives to imported fossil fuel. The executive European Commission said the guidelines, whic...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. Earth Day Network launched the Green Cities campaign to help cities around the world become more sustainable. Focused on three key elements – buildings, energy, and transportation – the campaign aims to help cities accelerate thei...
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Posted by on in Green Design
What if we could turn food into minerals?  Could it be enough to stop mining?  Colorado School of the Mines thinks they may have found that solution!  Check it out! By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Colorado School of Mines engineers have found an alternative to digging into mountain...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By JUSTIN GILLISPublished in the New York TimesSeptember 27, 2013 STOCKHOLM — The world’s top climate scientists on Friday formally embraced an upper limit on greenhouse gases for the first time, establishing a target level at which humanity must stop spewing them into the atmosphere or face i...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Far too many conferences are boring, repetitive and uninspiring. Frequently, we find ourselves preaching to the choir, perhaps just trying to impress each other. Then, every once in a while, an event manages to bring together the right “vibes” and that’s when ideas can coalesce and energize. I foun...
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Posted by on in Mining
The first major test of controversial planning reforms in England has led to the approval for a stone quarry to be excavated in 80 acres of ancient woodland in Kent, leading campaigners to declare "no green space is safe". The development of Oaken wood, near Maidstone, has been the subjec...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
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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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
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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Posted by on in Food
by Brandy NorleenIt’s that time of year again, and you are preparing to cook a feast to feed the masses. As you start planning the smorgasbord of side dishes and entrees to feed your family this Thanksgiving, are you asking yourself how you can make this holiday a little more eco-friendly? It is eas...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
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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Posted by on in Ecotourism
The "green" movement has developed from an expanding awareness that each individual's lifestyle choices have both a personal and a community impact. The decision to modify lifestyles and expenditures towards a more sustainable outcome is increasing in significant numbers within the more affluent we...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
by Angie Bergenson Cleantech Group releases new report on clean technology patents The Cleantech Group, a market research firm that focuses on clean technology, has published the latest edition of its Clean Energy Patent Growth Index. The report aims to provide insight on the trends that are influ...
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Posted by on in General Environment
A KeenForGreen.com survey finds several roadblocks to a more "green" life. Obstacles including the high cost, inconvenience, and large time commitments associated with green products and behaviors. In a recent KeenForGreen.com survey 76% of respondents described “living green” as important. Seventy...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
by Brigid Milligan According to the National Geographic Society and the consultancy GlobeScan, Americans lag behind the rest of the world regarding sustainable behavior, but notably don’t feel that bad about it. The fourth annual Greendex report studied 17,000 consumers in 17 countries, asking que...
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Posted by on in General Environment
  The WWF’s Living Planet Report (LPR) is the world’s leading science-based analysis on the health of the Earth and the impact of human activity. The ninth biennial publication released in May, reviews the cumulative pressures humans are putting on the planet and the conseq...
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Posted by on in Green Design
For all the kitchen projects I’ve performed inside East Hamptons Rentals, homes and other sorts of similar geographic real estate, I’ve had very few requests for reclaimed materials. And I didn’t really find this strange until very recently. You see, remodeling any part of a household, but especial...
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