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Universal Phone Charger Approved, Could Save 13.6 Million Tons of CO2

treehugger.com | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Last week, a universal charger was approved by the International Telecommunication Union that, while not being "forced" upon manufacturers, is availab...

Google's Energy Monitoring Dashboard Teams Up With Device Partner

treehugger.com | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

[G]oogle mentioned they wanted to bring on a smart meter-like device that would allow anyone the ability to monitor their energy use with PowerMeter. ...

A Key Private Sector Lever to Slow Climate Change: the Sustainable Supply Chain

Tony Prophet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tony Prophet

A powerful way companies can drive environmental change is through the supply chain -- the global network of suppliers, manufacturers and partners it works with to make and distribute its products.

Majestic 12 Movie Theater: Chattanooga's New Green Cinema

AP | BILL POOVEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — With plush lounge chairs, gourmet appetizers, a VIP auditorium and the latest digital and 3-D equipment, Chattanooga's newe...

Landmark Green Jobs Bill is Win-Win-Win

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

What if we could help stop global warming, save homeowners on their utility bills, and create thousands of badly needed jobs too? It’s not a fa...

Google Energy: Google Starts Their Own Electric Utility

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In 2007, Google committed to becoming carbon neutral and has been pursuing their goal by buying high quality renewable energy energy credits. Google E...

The New Faces of Eco-Entrepreneurship: Q&A with Blake Mycoskie (TOMS Shoes), Lauren Bush & Ellen Gustafson (FEED Projects), and Andy Dunn (Bonobos)

Courtney Reum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Courtney Reum

TOMS Shoes, FEED, and Bonobos share the same entrepreneurial spirit as I do, while caring about tomorrow at the same time. So without further ado, please enjoy the following chat.

Building the New Economy

Scott Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Paul

Some of us warned this day would come. We knew an economic strategy predicated on replacing wage growth with debt and credit to maintain a certain standard of living was doomed to fail.

AT&T Is The Greenest Mobile Phone Company

nytimes.com | Jim Witkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the crowded field of North American mobile phone companies, AT&T Wireless leads its competitors in efforts to reduce its environmental impact, acco...

A San Francisco Landmark Goes Green

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin Newsom

The most famous building in San Francisco is also one of the most environmentally friendly in the country: The Transamerica Pyramid building has achieved a LEED Gold certification.

Dell's Sustainable Profits: Green Efforts Pay Back In 2-3 Years

Environmental Capital | Keith Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Dell's internal transformation does underscore one interesting point that has gotten lost in Washington's dysfunctional debate over energy and the env...

Nike Resigns From Chamber Of Commerce Board Over Climate Issues

The Hill's Blog Briefing Room | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Nike corporation said Wednesday it would abandon its position on the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, citing differences with the business g...

Wyclef Jean To Team Up WIth Timberland On Eco-Friendly Boots

AP | HOLLY RAMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CONCORD, N.H. — Wyclef Jean and The Timberland Co. are teaming up to sell eco-friendly footwear and support reforestation of the singer's native Haiti.

Jean, who achieved fame with The Fugees before going solo, collaborated with the New Hampshire-based footwear and apparel company on a 16-boot collection going on sale in November. Timberland also will sell T-shirts designed by Haitian children, and a new line of organic shirts and hats will be sold at Jean's concerts, with a cut of the profits going to Jean's Yele Haiti foundation.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Jean says he hopes the partnership will inspire children and put a new face on his homeland. The partnership is part of Timberland's Earthkeepers program, which promotes environmental and social activism.

America Needs A True Revolution Of Values

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Who made Carrie Prejean and Mike Huckabee the experts on values? What can Sen. Jim DeMint, Bill O'Reilly or Rep. Michele Bachmann teach me on the subject?

Coca-Cola Enterprises Goes Carbon 'Lite'

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

he company, based in Atlanta but separate from the Coca-Cola Company, distributed 2 billion cases of beverage worldwide last year, generating revenues...

One Stop Shopping for Greening Your Home: Green Depot Has It All

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marissa Bronfman

Find out how Sarah Beatty, a determined new green business woman, has earned Green Depot's moniker as America's leading one-stop shop for building solutions.

Corporate America Goes Green and Leads the Way

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

A new study conducted by Siemens Building Technologies Inc. and McGraw-Hill Construction reports that 76% of the largest corporations in the U.S. are ...

Airlines To Propose Halving Emissions By 2050

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The aviation industry's plan is thought to be an attempt to head off criticism from environmental groups over increasing emissions at the Copenhagen m...

The Newsweek Green Companies List

newsweek.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Many of the companies that finished in our Top 100 are recognized leaders in sustainability. Intel, No. 4 in NEWSWEEK's ranking, recently launched an ...

Who You Callin' Vegangelical?

Ari Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ari Solomon

When a vegan is talking to a meat-eater about slaughterhouses, he or she is not "preaching", "trying to convert", or any such thing. We're not telling you what to eat. We're telling you what you're eating.

Home Depot Launches 'Eco Options' Label

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Wednesday on CNBC CFO Carol Tome discussed the launch of Home Depot's Eco Options label, which appears on 3,700 products. According to the company, th...

We Are What We Eat. Let's Be Something Better.

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

The problem is that Americans have convinced themselves that cheap food, a seasonless selection, and endless variety are their rights instead of healthy food, in-season crops, and correct variety.

Google's Custom Solar Technology Will Reduce Costs by 60%

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Google's developing new solar tech that will drop the cost from 18 cents a kW-h to just under 5. At least, it's hoping to. ...

Green News Report - September 3, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: California burning; Killing wolves; Recycling the Great Pacific Garbage Patch... PLUS: A Fracture in the Clean Coal Coalit...

Stock Picker Market Now

Amy Domini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Domini

The economy is growing stronger and stocks are not overvalued. Washington, however, is not giving us a feel-good experience, and psychology matters.