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Greenwashing Companies

4 Tips for Beating the Greenwashing Game

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

We live in a world where companies use terms like "natural," "botanical," "pure," and "free" when their products are actually full of harmful chemicals.

Reduce, Reuse, Rebrand? Coca-Cola and Chicago Team Up to Greenwash

Anna Lappé | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Anna Lappé

What if you woke up one morning to learn that your community had become enlisted to advertise for Coca-Cola? You didn't have a choice. People in neighborhoods across your city were told the same thing. That's basically what happened in the city of Chicago.

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. ...

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...

Earth Day™ -- Tastes Great, Less Filling

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erich Pica

On Earth Day, President Obama asked us to remember Senator Gaylord Nelson, the founder of Earth Day. But as Nelson himself admitted, he wasn't the on...

Has Earth Day Become Corporate Greenwash Day?

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

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The Perils of 'Green Watching'

Wood Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wood Turner

This Earth Day, I think it's important to ask: At what point does "Green Watching" become a form of greenwashing?

GE's Dirty Green Jobs

Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

Recent abuses suffered by GE's "green" workers -- who are now suing GE -- confirm our worst fears that there's little guarantee so far that green jobs are going to be good jobs.

Nation's Top Polluters: We're Green Too!

Tom McNichol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom McNichol

Don't expect any of these companies to admit they have a poor environmental record. In fact, to hear the top polluters tell it, they're as green as Al Gore.

Top 10 Greenwashing Campaigns of 2009

The Dirt on Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This one deserves to be on the list for that picture alone. Maybe cooking the earth is the wrong message for a product that purports to be green. The ...

One Stop Shopping for Greening Your Home: Green Depot Has It All

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marissa Bronfman

Find out how Sarah Beatty, a determined new green business woman, has earned Green Depot's moniker as America's leading one-stop shop for building solutions.

One Silver Lining: Recession Could Cripple Greenwash

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

Amid the negative economic forecasts - housing prices continuing to fall for a while, credit markets taking their time to stabilize - there are also p...

New "Green" Nightclub

New York Post | Justin Rocket Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Jean-Georges announces he's opening a green restaurant. Then $72 prix-fixe Rouge Tomate says it doesn't have table cloths because they're "green." Now...

Corporate Cotton Greenwash!

Starre Vartan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Starre Vartan

An ad is basically asserting that because it's a 'natural' fiber (i.e. it grows from the ground), cotton is green, or environmentally friendly. Nothing could be further from the truth!

Greenwashing: How Bad Is It Really?

American Public Media | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The debate between Joel Makower of GreenBiz.com and Jeffrey Hollender of Seventh Generation on the magnitude of greenwashing has been fascinating, alt...

Greenwashing: The Six Sins Of Greenwashing

TheDailyGreen.com | Annie Bell Muzaurieta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Greenwashing, the term used when a company misleads a consumer regarding its environmental practices, can make it difficult for the average eco-newbie...