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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.

Big Oil Goes Green

newsweek.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's not just that these projects involve bigger money, which will grow exponentially if new technologies work. That's still peanuts for oil majors, w...

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"?

Eco Etiquette: Do We Have to Serve Meat at Our Wedding?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I'm a firm believer that weddings are about the two people who are joining their lives, and that they should create whatever type of celebration they darn well please.

Faux Localization: The New Greenwashing?

Linda Buzzell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Linda Buzzell

The trend toward local economies may be convincing the giant multinationals like Starbucks to start disguising the affiliations of their stores.

Weekly Mulch: Market-Driven Sustainability

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

Last week, Wal-Mart, ExxonMobil and AAA announced new programs that promote sustainability and a cleaner planet. Are their efforts actually a case of corporate greenwashing?

5 Greenwashed Myths of the Beauty Industry

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With environmental awareness on the ascent--thank you Goracle and friends--natural and organic beauty products have exploded onto the scene with such ...

If 98% of "Green" Products Greenwash - Which are the 2% that Don't?

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

We shouldn't generalize from a study that had found that 98% of "green" products on the shelves of American supermarkets made false claims.

Greenwashing: More Than 98% Of 'Environmentally-Friendly' Products Make False Or Confusing Claims

Guardian | Suzanne Goldenberg, US Environment Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

More than 98% of supposedly natural and environmentally friendly products on US supermarket shelves are making potentially false or misleading claims,...

Lawmakers: "Nearly Impossible" For Consumers To Tell What's Green

greenbiz.com | GreenBiz StaffPublished June 12, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"It is now nearly impossible for the average consumer to get the information they need to determine whether a product is truly green: how and where th...

Bush EPA Failed To Disclose Coal Ash Cancer Risks

iowaindependent.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One out of every 50 people living near sites used to store ash or sludge from coal-fired power plants has a high risk of getting cancer, according to ...

Green News Report - April 16, 2009 (Audio)

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

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Goodbye Tax Day '08, Hello Tax Day '09 (with big new incentives to sweeten the deal); Birds taking the long way home; "Green...

Eco-Extrava-gay-ances

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

In an industry-wide turn-around, many high-end labels are trying to change their luxury goods businesses by "double air kissing" new environmental and labor standards.

Top 10 Greenwashing Companies In America

24/7 Wall Street | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The irony of the "green" movement of US companies is that many of the firms that spend the most money and public relations effort trying to show the g...

California Town Spraypainting Lawn Bald Spots To Sell Houses

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PERRIS, Calif. — A town is going green to combat foreclosure blight: A contractor has been hired to spray-paint lawn bald spots. Perris spokesma...

EPA Halting Ineffective "Green Club" For Businesses

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is closing a program that drew complaints from environmentalists for cutting back on company in...

Starbucks Puts Sticker Shock on Coffee in Brazil

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Ehrmann

Rio -- Brazil's president Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva got free coffee from President Obama at the White House Saturday. But back home he'll pay $20 f...

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...

Green Beer, Greener Beer

Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Burdick

It's important to watch companies that aggressively market their green efforts but it's also important to recognize a company that's legitimately doing the right thing of its own volition.

Greenwashing: Don't Be Mislead by "Green" Claims

Jean Jerome Baudry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jean Jerome Baudry

It's no wonder that greening your business has become so marketable when over half of the baby boomer population -- some 40 million -- are environmentally cautious consumers.

"Emerald Paintbrush Award" For Greenwashing Goes To... (VIDEO)

Treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's Jackass meets environmental activism! Okay, so maybe it's a little heavier on the Jackass side. Earlier this week, dinner jacket-clad Greenpeace ...

Joe the Deacon and the Church of Clean Coal Carolers: How to Faith-wash Green-washing

Justin Callaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Justin Callaway

Forget the ghost-written pontifications of Joe-the-Plumber, meet Joe the Deacon. That's Joe Lucas, the VP of Communications at the ACCCE, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy.

John "Nuke Bailout" Bryson Must Not Be Secretary of Energy

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Long gone from Southern California Edison, John Bryson's ascent to head the Department of Energy would send a disastrous signal to those who are committed to a post fossil/nuclear future.

GM Asking Students to Help Greenwash

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

My intern, Meg Imholt, is also the president of EcoSense, American University's environmental group... the target of GM's latest cynical marketing attempt.

A Green Opposition to a Colorless Proposition

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Eco-activists Rachael Carson and Henry David Thoreau didn't call for cleaner air and water for gay people - they raised their clarion call to ignite a flame under all people.