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You Can Feel the Electricity in the Air...

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

A car that gets 230 miles to the gallon? It's coming soon to a dealer near you. And jobs in America making it all possible.

Seven Tenets of the Socially Conscious Business

Andrew Ruben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Ruben

There are many companies trying to take advantage of this trend, but some businesses are more socially conscious than others.

4 Hottest Green Jobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One of the quickest ways into a green collar job is through the burgeoning field of green building. ...

6 Things Small Businesses Can Do To Green The Country | Jennifer Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This morning I found myself thinking about inaugurations past. In particular, John F. Kennedy's 1961 Inaugural Address. That, along with meeting Auden...

New York's Green Business Competition

Christiana Wyly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christiana Wyly

Last week I found myself in Brooklyn's Borough Hall sitting behind the courtroom podium, watching passionate young entrepreneurs present their world-c...

McDonalds Goes McElectric

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

The world's largest fast food franchise corporation is continuing its move into the green era by offering an electric charging outlet for cars at its Cary, NC, location.

Stimulus Money May Finally Flow To Green Energy | Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's been a long time coming, but green energy business are about to get their promised boost from the economic stimulus package that President Obama ...

Government Giving The Go Ahead On Stimulus Money For Renewables | Matthew L. Wald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Treasury and the Energy Department today unveiled long-awaited new rules under which the government will pay up to 30 percent of the cost of renew...

If 98% of "Green" Products Greenwash - Which are the 2% that Don't?

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

We shouldn't generalize from a study that had found that 98% of "green" products on the shelves of American supermarkets made false claims.

Want a Healthy Job Market? Invest in Healthy Technologies

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

Two reports conducted by four cooperating groups show that investing in sustainability (energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy retrofits) c...

Greenmailing: When Unhappy Laborers Use Green Causes To Hurt A Company | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

How Greenmailing Works Now, on the surface, requesting that a company conduct environmental surveys before proceeding with a project seems like a pre...

How Green Is Your Favorite Sport?

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Grist has decided to take your carbon-based guilt and extend it to one of those few places that serves as a distraction from it: your favorite sport. ...

From Waste To Wonder: Greening Our Schools

GreenBiz | Marc Gunther, June 15, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

About a year and a half ago, Ron Wilcox, the superintendent of schools in Madison County, North Carolina, had a big problem. Electricity bills for the...

Irish Company Going Green To Make US Stimulus Bucks

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHICAGO — An Irish company hoping to benefit from the Obama administration's emphasis on renewable energy purchased three Illinois wind farms ne...

Lawmakers: "Nearly Impossible" For Consumers To Tell What's Green | GreenBiz StaffPublished June 12, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"It is now nearly impossible for the average consumer to get the information they need to determine whether a product is truly green: how and where th...

Origin and Destination: Culture Matters

Eve Blossom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eve Blossom

If we truly want to be sustainable, why stop at environmental, social, and financial sustainability?

How To Make Tastier, Greener Burritos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

What was the catalyst for Chipotle to use local foods? Better tasting food. We really believe that fresh ingredients from more sustainable sources ar...

Clean-Energy Proposals In Congress Too Weak Says Renewables Industry

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Though they're pleased to see a federal RES moving forward in Congress, leaders in the clean-energy industry say those plans are way too weak. If the...

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...

Study: Companies Need To Disclose More Climate Risks

AP | MARK WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Federal regulators have not done enough to ensure that shareholders are aware of material risks to companies from greenhouse ga...

Chuck Maniscalco Takes Reins Of Seventh Generation | 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...

EPA: Recession Won't Stop Clean Energy Revolution

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PARIS — The top U.S. environment official says it's time for the United States to shed its energy-wasting image and lead the world race for clea...

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.

GE: Our Green Decisions Are Increasing Our Profits

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Industrial conglomerate General Electric Co. says it has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions and is making a growing amount of mon...