Tag: sustainability

Live From SXSW Eco

Written by | October 4th, 2011

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We’re live blogging from the first ever SXSW Eco conference. Come back for updates on what’s happening in Austin, live streaming video, and a link to our Twitter feed.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 10

Written by | June 10th, 2011

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Three cheers for Friday! And today’s 5 cool green news links:

  1. Mark Ruffalo and other celebs have something to say about hydrofracking. (Grist)
  2. Didn’t catch Thomas Friedman’s column “The Earth Is Full” yesterday? It’s not too late. (The New York Times)
  3. If you think it’s hot now, scientists warn summers are only going to get warmer. (HuffPost Green)
  4. Take a virtual submarine ride with the new-and-improved Google Earth Oceans. (Wired)
  5. Is the huge Arizona wildfire the beginning of a trend fueled by climate change? (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 23

Written by | February 23rd, 2011

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Can’t stop sneezing? Suffering from sinus pressure? Blame that changing climate.

  1. Which US state is the biggest power-plant polluter? (Huffington Post Green)
  2. A new report suggests that Californians might be shelling out too much green for green energy. (Grist)
  3. Climate change will probably make your allergies worse. Sorry! (The Daily Green)
  4. The UN and AAAS report that 50 million environmental refugees will flee their homes by 2020. (Treehugger)
  5. Sustainability doesn’t sell…or does it? (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 14

Written by | October 14th, 2010

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So, what are YOUR plans for 2030?

  1. A new report says that we are sucking the life out of the planet so bad that by 2030, we’ll need two. (Mongabay)
  2. Better news for 2030: by then, the United States could be getting 20 percent of its energy from offshore wind. (EcoGeek)
  3. No more phone book litter for the city of Seattle! (Treehugger)
  4. Small businesses really should care about sustainability– and here’s why. (GreenBiz)
  5. Italy’s fighting prostitution by cutting down trees. Um, what? (Guardian.co.uk)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 3

Written by | June 3rd, 2010

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Go forth and be green, cool and news-worthy:

  1. What if the Gulf oil spill happened where you live? This new map lets you visualize the impact. (Green Inc.)
  2. Stop the oil spill with a nuclear blast? Talk about fighting fire with fire. (New York Times)
  3. A new report on global sustainability offers a refreshing twist: choices. (Earth Watch)
  4. Are fish bothered by underwater noise pollution? (Wired Science)
  5. A change in E.U. tax policies could make renewables cheaper than fossil fuels. (Environmental Leader)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 24

Written by | May 24th, 2010

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The day’s best green links– get ‘em while they’re hot…err, cool!

  1. Check out these seven eco-homes that also float. (The Daily Green)
  2. Paris’ famed Champs-Elysées turns green (literally, with plants) for two days. (Guardian)
  3. For those who are struggling to adjust, here are the five stages of coping with sustainability. (Triple Pundit)
  4. Why isn’t everyone on board with green products? Two words: “price” and “performance,” says a new report. (GreenBiz)
  5. Will we/everybody ever give up our flying addictions? (YaleE360)

Beyond ‘The Tragedy of the Commons’: Why Conservation Needs a Rethink

Written by | October 27th, 2009

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Of course this year’s Nobel Peace Prize got all the press — as that prize nearly always does. The Nobel Prize in economics, by contrast, went almost unnoticed. That’s a double shame. First, because it was given to Dr. Elinor Ostrom of the Indiana University and Arizona State University — the first woman ever to […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 12

Written by | June 12th, 2009

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Ready for a cool green weekend? No you’re not — that is, if you haven’t read the five links you must click on today, conveniently situated right below this sentence. Enjoy! Is “sustainability” a bad word? Peter Senge of MIT’s Sloane School of Management says the term is akin to “survival” — that it motivates […]

5 Questions: Design for a Living World

Written by | June 12th, 2009

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Isaac Mizrahi, Alaska, kicky pumps, salmon leather. Stumped? OK, let’s try another one: Kate Spade, Bolivia, handbags, palm leaves. No? How about Maya Lin, red maple, Maine? Such Riddle-of-the-Sphinx juxtapositions define Design for a Living World, an exhibition now showing at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City through January 4, 2010. The exhibition, organized […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 20

Written by | May 20th, 2009

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If you’re in a green building, are you happier? But first — can you even hear the question? Find out why green buildings are noisier — and all the other day’s hot green news — in this edition of Coolness: President Obama proposed tougher auto emissions and gas mileage standards for American-made autos yesterday. But […]

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