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How Will You Make 2017 Your Year Of Green Intentions?

Gay Browne | Posted 01.05.2017 | Green
Gay Browne

Like many of you, I make New Year's resolutions. But this year, after reading an email a friend had sent me talking about the difference between inten...

The Day I Discovered Joi

Gay Browne | Posted 06.13.2016 | Green
Gay Browne

Last week, when my daughter and I were in Thousand Oaks looking for brunch. I remembered a friend had recommended a plant based café called Joi. A q...

Which Big-Box Retailers Are the Greenest?

Gay Browne | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green
Gay Browne

For the fourth straight year the greenest overall retailer in Greenopia's Environmental Retailer Guide was Ikea. The Swedish retail giant is a paragon of what a brand can do when it sets its mind to be greener.

Unraveling the Mystery of 'Green': Things to Consider When Assessing Environmental Rating Systems

Gay Browne | Posted 10.03.2011 | Green
Gay Browne

A complicated issue when assessing a company's green performance is choosing the criteria on which to focus: emissions, water, toxicity, waste, energy and/or social concerns. It would be great if they tended to line up, but this is rarely the case.

Think Pet Food Companies Are Telling Tall Tales and Making Your Dog Food Decision Rough?

Gay Browne | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
Gay Browne

Although pet food companies have been slow to improve their environmental footprints, they have been progressive about updating formulas. But this doesn't mean that it's any easier to find the healthiest pet foods at the grocery store.

Fast Food Chains Going Green? Their Efforts May Surprise You

Gay Browne | Posted 06.14.2011 | Green
Gay Browne

Given that the fast food industry is over a $100 billion dollar enterprise, we encourage that when you have to grab a quick bite to eat, do so at a chain that is making a true effort to minimize its impact on the environment.

10 Ways Geolocation Is Changing the World (PHOTOS)

Max Gladwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Max Gladwell

Location technologies are transforming how we experience, navigate, and ultimately better our world. From the global to the local, here are 10 ways geolocation is a positive force for good.

Can an Oil Spill Actually Help the Environment? Finding a Silver Lining in an Environmental Crisis

Gay Browne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gay Browne

No one is focusing on how we may look back at the oil spill as a defining moment in shaping environmental strategy and energy policy for years to come.

Does Higher Learning Mean Greener Learning?

Gay Browne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gay Browne

Greenopia announces its environmental ratings for the 100 largest schools in the US. At the top of the list were the University of Washington and the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Tastes Great! Less Footprint! Greenopia Rates 15 Breweries on Environmental Impact

Gay Browne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gay Browne

Like everything we consume, beer has an environmental footprint -- sometimes a significant one. The good news is that there are breweries, big and small, that are doing their part to consume less while making sure the beers still taste great.

Greenopia: Eco-Consciousness for the Rest-Of-Us

Abe Silk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Abe Silk

Greenopia is a series of local guides to green living that take a neighborhood approach to finding those eco-friendly choices we might know are out there, but don't have time to research ourselves.