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Greenwashing

We Can't Put a Price on Nature

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 09.23.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

The so-called "green economy," which governments, business leaders, and some environmental organizations touted at last month's summit in Rio de Janeiro, is actually a greenwashed economy.

Why Changing Your Lightbulbs Won't Save the Planet

Annie Leonard | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Annie Leonard

We need a big idea of how things could be better -- a morally compelling, ecologically sustainable and socially just idea that will not just make things a little better for a few, but a lot better for everyone. And we need to get active.

What Your Windows Aren't Telling You

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 07.02.2012 | Money

For advertisers, it's a sneaky trick to get you to buy their products. For consumers, it's called deception. The two key words savvy shoppers need...

Message From Mama Earth: Stay Off the Lawn Chemicals

Dr. Gary Ginsberg | Posted 06.24.2012 | Green
Dr. Gary Ginsberg

The "junkie" lawn may push up healthy-looking grass, but looks can be deceiving.

Sharon Silke Carty

Five Greenwashed Car Ads That Make You Feel Good To Pollute

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

Despite all the hype about fuel efficient cars and the future of alternative fuels, there are few things more harmful to the environment than cars. ...

"Making It Right" After BP Oil Disaster Is Up to Us - Not BP

Riki Ott | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Riki Ott

Two years after the BP oil disaster, I ask for people to help make it right -- in the Gulf and across the country. We have the power to stop BP and the federal government from doing more harm. It is time to exercise our power in our communities.

Skepticism of Green Marketing -- Big Trouble When Addressing Latinos

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

The American Latino consumer community is a highly skeptical community, generally speaking, but one with deep cultural connections to the earth, to creative reuse and to conservation.

Behind the Label: H&M's Conscious Collection

Jessica Marati | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Jessica Marati

H&M's steps toward sustainability are certainly laudable. However, it's undeniable that H&M's fast fashion model is in itself wildly unsustainable.

Bonnie Christian

PHOTOS: Frito-Lay, Other Companies Going Green

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Christian | Posted 12.14.2011 | Green

Big companies are discovering that going green does not just mean saving trees, but dollar bills, too. By becoming more sustainable, they are increasi...

WATCH: Questionable 'Green' Ads

Posted 12.03.2011 | Green

Maintaining effective public relations and a positive image with the public are important parts of doing business. But for some companies, this task c...

New Ads: Clean Cars or a Trip to the Greenwash?

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Advertising could be considered an art of grand hyperbole, but are new car ads the latest brushstrokes on this fanciful canvas or truthful commentary on how far down the road car companies have come to lower pollution?

Hanging The Logging Industry's Greenwash Out To Dry

Todd Paglia | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green
Todd Paglia

It's time to move beyond fake eco-labels and make real change happen in our forests and everywhere else.

Greenwashing Hydropower

Peter Bosshard | Posted 08.16.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Hydropower projects need to be based on a balanced assessment of all available options, the full participation of affected communities, strict social and environmental guidelines, and public oversight.

Greenwashing: Electric Cars and Innovation Stalled

Robert F. Brands | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Robert F. Brands

The key issue for any concerned consumer is: Where's the power coming from? Most electricity in the U.S. comes from nuclear facilities or power plants that burn coal or fossil fuels.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Commerce... and Other Scholastic Satires

Josh Golin | Posted 08.07.2011 | Media
Josh Golin

If the trademark police are watching, let me be clear that the images you're about to see are parodies. Unfortunately, however, Scholastic's InSchool Marketing division is no joke.

What Dow Doesn't Want You to Know About Your Water (VIDEO)

Anna Lappé | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Anna Lappé

I believe in inclusiveness and engagement in discussing the future of our water, but I also believe we must pursue those principles within a context that is honest. To do otherwise is to participate in what is popularly called "greenwashing."

PHOTOS: Eco Lessons From Wal-Mart? 10 Tips From The World's Biggest Company

Edward Humes | Posted 07.24.2011 | Books
Edward Humes

The idea of greener Wal-Mart would have been inconceivable a few years ago -- laughable, even.

Green Goes Mainstream But "Shared Responsibility" Pact Necessary

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kate Kelly

Companies are going green with products large and small. From the Nissan Leaf to the household cleaners that promise to reduce the noxious chemicals ...

The Human Stain on "Sustainism"

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

In its infancy, our little blue orb was a perfect place serenaded by little more than the swoosh of winds and the ebb of ocean tides. Enter humans.

The Nine Commandments of Eco-Sex: Getting It on the Green Way in 2011

Stefanie Iris Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stefanie Iris Weiss

What's your number one resolution for 2011? If you answered, "getting more action," you've come to the right post. Whether you're looking to spice up your current relationship or start something new and steamy, here's how start doing it.

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative's Greenwash: Snake Oil for the 21st Century

Todd Paglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Todd Paglia

This week ForestEthics released "SFI: Certified Greenwash", a report that exposes the Sustainable Forestry Initiative's (SFI) industry-sponsored green...

PHOTOS: Fur, Private Jets, Yachts and More: Extravagant Luxury Goes Green

The Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Obviously, we here at HuffPost Green are all about making changes for more eco-friendly lifestyles. However, there are some people out there who haven...

Green News Report: October 12, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Offshore ...

Green News Report: October 7, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hungarian ...

The Polluter's Newfound Concern for the Poor

Stephen Kretzmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stephen Kretzmann

Unfortunately, the World Bank seems to be continuing to reflect the interests of corporations in its donor countries rather than the poor.