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Virgance, Web Startup, Helps Speed Up Environmental Action

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Internet has revolutionized politics and activism, making it much easier to organize large groups of people in relatively short periods of time. A...

Heidi Fleiss: Renewable Energy Business Better Than Sex

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Heidi Fleiss, best known as the Hollywood Madam, had always had plans of opening up an above-board brothel in the Las Vegas area. But the economy has ...

Green Shopping Still Increasing, But Consumers Want More Information

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LiveScience.com reports that people are buying as many or more green products now as they were before the economy, but that they still have questions ...

It Is Time to Order a New Economic Order

Peter Brown and Geoff Garver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Brown and Geoff Garver

The evidence is everywhere that continued dedication to 'economic growth,' per se, will destroy the Earth's ability to provide a healthy home for most life forms.

Is Water The New Carbon (And Not The New Oil)?

Fast Company | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's become commonplace in the sustainability world to say water is the oil of the 21st century. But it may be more accurate to say it's the new carbo...

11 Heavy Duty Green Trucks

TreeHugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Our Society's Worker Ants: Heavy Vehicles We often talk about greener light vehicles, but we must not forget that heavy vehicles (garbage trucks, bus...

Brewer To Turn Beer Waste Into Fuel For Its Trucks

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sierra Nevada Brewing, already one of the greenest breweries out there, just bought into a new way to turn waste into money. The brewer has worked out...

Green Beer, Greener Beer

Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Burdick

It's important to watch companies that aggressively market their green efforts but it's also important to recognize a company that's legitimately doing the right thing of its own volition.

Putting Green in Arm's Reach of the Desire to Consume

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

The environmental movement needs to start thinking more like Coca Cola.

From Big-name Fashion to Banking, A Green Headquarters is Now a Must

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

Somewhere, there's a little black book that contains everything you need to know to create a successful business: In the 21st century, that book says green headquarters.

Coke Opening World's Largest Bottle-To-Bottle Recycling Plant

greenbiz.com | Marc Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Here's how it will work, as explained by Scott: A separate recycling company, led by Coca-Cola Enteprises, the world's biggest Coke bottler (don't ask...

Bad Apples

Stefan Deeran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stefan Deeran

Apple has released a statement opposing a proposal that would require the disclosure of their sustainability strategy, arguing there is enough environmental information on the company's website.

2009: The Year of Light Green

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

What will happen now in this damaged economy? It would be silly to suggest that the intensity of the focus on green will continue unabated. But we'll see a form of what I'll call "light green" this year.

GREEN Treehugger: 6 Clean Start-Ups To Watch In 2009

Treehugger | Jaymi Haymbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

2008 was a banner year for green tech start ups. While the economy crashed, investments in clean technology stayed relatively strong. We're taking a l...

2009: Top Ten Business Social Risks

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

Below is a top ten list of social risks business must mitigate to create a sustainable work environment that respects the rights of human beings while maintaining economic viability in 2009.

Eco-Heroes In The Office Unite!

Wall Street Journal | ELIZABETH GARONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Make it a daily habit. Start small. "The best way to start is to reduce all the waste that involves paper, plastic or petro," says Tim Sanders, author...

Carbon Neutrality: What It Means And What It Doesn't Mean

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Wall Street Journal reported today on corporate goals of "carbon neutrality" and just what those goals entail. The story presents a highly skeptic...

Greening Hollywood: TerraCycle's Big Green Business

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. We've all heard that axiom before. Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO of TerraCycle, offers up his own twist: He sees no trash.

Will Barack Obama Commit Industrial Policy?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Obama may soon find that he is committing a big sin against one of the major premises of the reigning ideology, and will create a head-on collision with one of the cherished dogmas of market fundamentalism -- "free trade."

7 Days: Green Jobs, Caroline Kennedy and Rick Warren

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

Is Obama's choice of Rick Warren another example of the president-elect giving conservatives the visual while later giving progressives the policy?

When the Economy Looks Grey, It's Time to Go Green!

Jean Jerome Baudry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jean Jerome Baudry

As we enter 2009, it seems as though businesses everywhere are incorporating green practices into their day to day operations.

Solar Toledo: City's Makeover From Glass City To Solar Valley

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

To secure its future, Toledo, once known as the Glass City, embraced its past; Toledo is where glass was first mass-produced for bottles, buildings, a...

"As You Sow" Recycling Scorecard Flunks Most Beverage Companies

greenbiz.com, Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The recent "As You Sow" recycling scorecard flunked many beverage companies, many of which have made some green efforts, but still produce staggering ...

Intel: The Electric Car Company?

Alleyinsider.com | Dan Frommer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Chip giant Intel (INTC) has had a rough fall, warning that business is getting much worse as the PC market slows. So how to juice growth? One idea: St...

A Moment of Truth for the Golden State

Eric Schmidt and Alan Horn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eric Schmidt and Alan Horn

Our companies are not in the energy business, but both of them are making substantial investments in energy efficiency and clean power, not just to be good corporate citizens but because it's good for the bottom line.