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Amid Bickering Governments, UN Climate Chief Turns To Business Leaders

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green

STOCKHOLM (AP) — As governments bicker over who should do what to slow the pace of global warming, the U.N.'s climate chief is increasingly looking ...

Greening the Grammys: It All Adds Up

Allen Hershkowitz | Posted 04.13.2012 | Green
Allen Hershkowitz

By itself, the Grammys telecast does not instigate major ecological impacts. But each and every procurement decision, and all operations, are reviewed with an eye towards reducing the event's ecological footprint.

The 10 Tech Companies Taking The Biggest Stand Against Climate Change

Posted 02.10.2012 | Green

How are some of the world's biggest IT companies taking a stand against a climate change? A list released by Greenpeace this week ranks some of the...

Sticking With Your New Year's Resolutions? Time to Think Bigger

Eddie Fernandez | Posted 04.04.2012 | San Francisco
Eddie Fernandez

In a year where the election and global economic crisis are at the forefront of our minds, let's also think outside our personal bubbles to some global trends that, when applied to key sustainability issues, are definitely resolution-worthy.

Learning From Latinos: San Francisco Green Biz Pioneer Hands Off Company to His Kids

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 03.27.2012 | San Francisco
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

Choosing to innovate in the 1980s, in an industry not known for its environmentally friendly practices, Alfonso and Monica went to great lengths to differentiate their business.

Green Building Trends For 2012

Posted 01.24.2012 | Green

From Earth Advantage Institute: Earth Advantage Institute, a nonprofit green building resource that has certified more than 12,000 homes, announced...

Green Business at Davos

Dominic Waughray | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business
Dominic Waughray

At Davos this year, we want to launch a transformation to bring the energy and ingenuity of industry to bear on addressing the urgent problem of climate change.

Where Is the Greed in Climate Change Markets?

Peter Gardett | Posted 03.14.2012 | Green
Peter Gardett

Greed is a strong word, but if the climate change community is serious about finding a market solution to the crisis they are so good at describing, it is also an effective one.

Where Wine Connoisseurs And Environmental Enthusiasts Unite

The Huffington Post | Julia L. Rogers | Posted 12.19.2011 | Small Business

Rion Austin has spent his life on a quest to combine his entrepreneurial drive with a passion for helping the environment. His interest in saving the ...

Is L.A. Challenging S.F. on the Green Conference Front?

Eddie Fernandez | Posted 02.12.2012 | San Francisco
Eddie Fernandez

It could have been the presence of celebrities such as Adrian Grenier or post event parties on sky-scraper roof tops. But regardless, the Opportunity Green Conference had a cool factor that exceeded the green events I've been to recently.

Give It Away Now

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 01.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Schwab

While co-hosting the Opportunity Green conference held at Los Angeles Center Studios downtown, I couldn't help but think of the Red Hot Chili Peppers I listened to the closing keynote by NIKE VP of Sustainable Business and Innovation, Hannah Jones.

Why Solyndra and Beacon Power Aren't Fatal for Renewable Energy

Gwen Ruta | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green
Gwen Ruta

I'd like to see our government investing in new energy infrastructure that welcomes participants into the marketplace, and promoting policies that diminish the need for subsidies and make all investments in renewable energy a better bet.

Women and Bicycling Means Sustainable Business

Andrea Learned | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green
Andrea Learned

Biking represents a simple activity and lifestyle change that could affect so many of the big, societal issues we face today, as well as some that are not given the priority they should, such as community-building and connection with nature.

A Hot Bed for Green Innovation

Eddie Fernandez | Posted 12.26.2011 | San Francisco
Eddie Fernandez

One city by the bay is making a name for itself with thriving sustainability start-ups, and surprisingly it is not the one you think.

Changing the Conversation: From Nature's Wonder to Nature's Value

Mark Tercek | Posted 12.25.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

As South by Southwest has proven in the areas of technology and music, the best new thinking and creative ideas often emerge when we cross boundaries to seek out new relationships and ideas.

The Greenest Companies In The U.S.

Posted 12.17.2011 | Green

This week, Newsweek released its 2011 Green Rankings of the greenest companies in the world and in the U.S. They say they looked past the "green ch...

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.

No Reason to Give Up on Clean Energy

Nicole Lederer | Posted 11.16.2011 | Green
Nicole Lederer

The clean energy industry is still our best hope for our economic and energy future -- with or without one company called Solyndra.

Sustainability Thought Leadership: Shift or Show?

Andrea Learned | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green
Andrea Learned

What if your thought leadership got you very little recognition today but contributed to an incredibly significant cultural shift that made a positive difference for generations to come?

Advancing the Conscious Business Paradigm of Cooperative Winning

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business
Mitchell J. Rabin

As business is currently done, there is a high probability of a few corporations aggregating most of the business to be done through rather cutthroat ...

Economy, Jobs And Morality

Doug Demeo | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Doug Demeo

There can be no quick fixes, no magic bullets and no wearisome blame games. A conversation about what constitutes an enduring economy is something that we all have a vested interest in.

Why Go Green? Ask Wal-Mart

Ed Lawler | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business
Ed Lawler

Some leaders are questioning the investment value of environmental responsibility, or "being green," but consider this: green can be profitable.

'Green News Report' - August 16, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.16.2011 | 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: Obama pl...

'Green News Report' - August 11, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.11.2011 | 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: Presiden...

'Green News Report' - August 9, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.09.2011 | 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: Tempers ...