Tag: greenwashing

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 3

Written by | June 3rd, 2013

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Today we’re talking weather, greenwashing, and fighting deforestation.

  1. Oklahoma has been pummeled by tornadoes — but why? (National Geographic)
  2. A complaint from environmental groups is exposing what exactly is behind those green labels. (The New York Times)
  3. Environmentalists got one major firm to quit greenwashing and deforestation in Indonesia. (NPR)
  4. Need a little inspiration for what activities to do outside? Look no further. (Washington Post)
  5. Texas just passed landmark policy related to the state’s water supply — and it’s good news for this drought-beleaguered state. (Burnt Orange Report)

Sleeping With the Enemy?

Written by | February 25th, 2011

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Critics claim our work with extractive industries is “greenwashing.” One of our lead scientists explains why this new paradigm is just good conservation.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 10

Written by | February 10th, 2010

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We’re experiencing whiteout conditions here in Cool Green Morning land, so let’s break it up with a nice chunk of green:

  1. Unexpected effect of climate change: more fragrant roses, which is actually not good for anyone, not just people with allergies. (Treehugger)
  2. China released its first pollution census, an effort that took two years and a whole lot of manpower. (AP, via Yahoo! Green)
  3. Too much of a good thing? Aggressive recycling and composting in Berkeley, CA has left the city with a $4 million budget deficit. (SFGate)
  4. Your favorite green companies might not be as green as you think they are, according to a new report. (GreenBiz)
  5. Introduced to Congress last week: a bill that would install 10 million solar roofs and 200,000 solar water heaters in American homes over the next 10 years (if it’s passed, of course). (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 25

Written by | November 25th, 2009

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There’s a lot to be thankful this morning, readers. The majority of Americans believe that climate change is happening, and want to do something about it.  Someday, your cell phone’s waste heat could actually make its battery last longer.  There’s hope for a rise in e-recycling. Something else we’re thankful for? A well-deserved long weekend. […]

Why ‘Green’ Isn’t Working: How Do We Reach the Other Half?

Written by | October 28th, 2009

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A few weeks ago I attended a “Green Festival” in Washington, D.C., tagged as the world’s largest environmental expo. As I walked around, I kept thinking about who this festival was really meant for. Everyone in attendance chose to go to (and pay to get in) this event. These are people who are already invested […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, Feb. 5

Written by | February 5th, 2009

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Yes indeed, if there was ever a time to make lemonade out of lemons, it’s now. Because we might not have any lemons left if we don’t take action soon… No More California Lemons? U.S. energy secretary Steven Chu issued a dire warning yesterday, saying California’s farms and vineyards could be gone by the end of […]

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