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Green Certification

What Makes a Sustainability Certification System Successful?

Laurèn DeMates | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green
Laurèn DeMates

Although validating the legitimacy of a sustainability certification system is a huge task, the basic operations of such a system can assist in determining whether or not it will earn success and credibility in addressing the environmental and social issues it is taking on.

Confessions of an Ecotourism Pioneer in Costa Rica

Ethan Gelber | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel
Ethan Gelber

The contrast between the imagined urban cacophony below and the tranquil urban removal is part of what makes the latter so glorious.

U.S. Green Building Council Constructs a Greener Future

Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 11.14.2012 | College
Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D.

Studies show that greener buildings mean lower operating costs, and better sales and occupancy rates. It only makes sense to do business this way.

Supergreen Me?

Linda Buzzell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Linda Buzzell

Trick question: if Monsanto or a coal company put up a few solar panels on the roof of their corporate headquarters, would that get them certified as "green"?

The Green Standard

Jeffrey Hollender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Hollender

Having spent more than two decades pushing back against the sometimes appreciable damage that "greenwashed" products can wreak, I think a green product certifying agency has a lot of merit.