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Google London Removes Employee Trash Cans To Promote Recycling

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Google's removal of employee trash cans is an ingenious idea. It costs nothing for a business to remove the item and direct employees to a centralized...

Chuck Maniscalco Takes Reins Of Seventh Generation

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Seventh Generation Inc. co-founder and CEO Jeffrey Hollender, who started the green tissue giant in 1988, is transferring power to Chuck Maniscalco, a...

Cleantech Startups Getting The Green Light

Los Angeles Times | Dan Fost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Today, thanks to Kleiner's $6-million investment, Chatterjee unveils his latest start-up, Hara, which monitors and manages companies' water and energy...

Is Whole Foods Market Just Another Evil Corporation?

Christiana Wyly | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christiana Wyly

Whether history decides that WFM's stance against unions is wise or misguided, this single issue hardly outweighs the tremendous good that it has done for the culture of sustainability.

Making Sure Green Jobs are Good Jobs

Edwin D. Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edwin D. Hill

A job in the new green energy economy can't just be another dead-end "McJob" that keeps our economy stuck in the past.

Conscious Business: Like Water To A Fish ...

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Whetten

Fear makes us stupid, it makes us un-conscious, it literally sucks the blood from our brains, reverses tens of thousands of years of evolution, and puts us into "fight or flight mode."

Green Homes Get Affordable

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 09.28.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

There remains a price differential, between those who can afford a green home and those who can't, that hasn't been addressed. That is, until now.

Carbon Offset Guide: Which Are Good, Which Are Bull

GOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Two words of advice for anyone looking into carbon offsets: buyer beware. In the wild and unregulated offset marketplace, one particularly inconvenien...

"Greenest Office Building In The World" Breaks Ground

Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The 218,000-square-foot, $64 million structure will house 700 employees and is scheduled to be completed in 2010. Funding for the building is coming ...

First in Profits, Second in What?

James K. Boyce and Manuel Pastor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James K. Boyce and Manuel Pastor

ExxonMobil just had another banner year. Despite the global economic slowdown, the oil company now tops the Fortune 500 in both profits and sales. It's also ninth in a less salubrious list -- the "Toxic 100."

Empowering Consumers, One Square at a Time

Jeffrey B. Swartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey B. Swartz

Last week, UK retailer Tesco added toilet paper to its list of more than 100 own-brand products bearing carbon labels.

Sustainable Social Networking -- Economically and Environmentally

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

On the surface, friending and twittering seem like environmentally kind endeavors. But if one digs down and learns what it takes to sustain these monstrous websites, the cost is quite high.

Letterman Worried That Electric Car Would "Magnetize My Nuts" (VIDEO)

The Late Show | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The chairman of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk, went on the Late Show with David Letterman last night to promote the Tesla Model S, another in his company's ...

Top 50 US Renewable Energy Consumers (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post, EPA | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The EPA released a list of the top 50 organizations buying renewable energy in partnership with them. One or two took me by surprise -- New York Unive...

Ecological Intelligence

Daniel Goleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel Goleman

Is it more ecologically correct to tote a stainless steel bottle you refill with water, or to use water in throwaway plastic bottles? As it turns out, it all depends.

Philadelphia's New Green Bank, Ready for Business

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

The bank will "walk the sustainable walk." It won't have branches and will limit the number of paper checks to keep its environmental footprint to a minimum.

Do-Gooder Flash Mobs Encourage Green Choices By Businesses (VIDEO)

Current.com, Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We first heard about Carrotmob almost a year ago -- they organize huge numbers of consumers ready to show up and buy things at a business that commits...

Wal-Mart To Double Solar Energy Use

usatoday.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Wal-Mart plans to announce for Earth Day on Wednesday that it will as much as double the size of its solar-power initiative in the next 18 months by p...

It Is Easy Being Green

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Spalter

According to the EPA, more than 100 million cell phones are discarded annually in the United States and only 10% of these phones get recycled.

The Learning Curve is Steep

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

How does environmental protection rank in importance for Americans these days? If the results of two recent studies are to believed, our priorities have definitely shifted.

Are Online Publications Really Greener Than Newspapers?

nytimes.com | TOM ZELLER Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As several of our readers pointed out, weighing the environmental and climate impacts of a physical newspaper against the impacts of its online manife...

Is What is Good for General Motors Actually Good for America?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan A. Schein

What is the message here? Put out a mediocre car, close in on bankruptcy, and then the federal government will buy your products without even asking you to compete with other manufacturers.

When America Works Together, America Works

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan A. Schein

It will probably be months before we know the outcome of the Waxman-Markey bill; in the meantime, it appears that more alliances of strange bedfellows will emerge.

Should Businesses Be Skipping CFLs For Greener LED Lighting?

ilumisys | Dave Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Businesses are not only being encouraged to switch their energy consumption practices to more environmentally friendly alternatives but also are being...

Top 10 Greenwashing Companies In America

24/7 Wall Street | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The irony of the "green" movement of US companies is that many of the firms that spend the most money and public relations effort trying to show the g...