Tag: sustainable

Is Cashmere Sustainable?

Written by | April 30th, 2013

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Where does cashmere come from, and how can we make its production more sustainable? Jack Hurd explores in a new installment of All ‘Bout Commodities.

Gift Guide: Environmentally-Friendly Gifts for Kids

Written by | November 23rd, 2011

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This holiday season, ditch the big box stores and check out these fun eco-friendly gifts for the kiddos in your life.

Sympathy for the Shark Finner

Written by | November 10th, 2011

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Shark finners make easy villains, but have you ever met one? Matt Miller did and came away with an amazing story and a new perspective.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 13

Written by | October 13th, 2011

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LEED standards have been raised several times over the years. Now, it’s time to do that again.

  1. In response to criticisms, the U.S Green Building Council will implement major upgrades in LEED certification standards in 2012. (Matter Network)
  2. Protesting and tweeting — see how Occupy Wall Street is raising the social media bar. (Clean Technica)
  3. Sustainable products will be mainstream by 2020, says new report. (TreeHugger)
  4. The Himalayas and Antarctic could supply enough energy to become the ‘Saudi Arabias of solar power’. (TG Daily)
  5. Despite a nasty reputation, piranhas seem to bark more often than bite. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 6

Written by | October 6th, 2011

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The legendary Steve Jobs passed away last night. We’re iSad about it, too.

  1. The world turns to the very devices Steve Jobs created to mourn his death. (Washington Post)
  2. Footballs and solar panels: two NFL teams green their stadiums. (Clean Technica)
  3. Mattel reveals their new sustainable packaging goals. Barbie and Ken celebrate! (Business Green)
  4. Heirloom-produce loving eaters now have a bigger say in what crops local farmers grow. (Grist)
  5. Americans love their blue jeans, so why not give sustainable denim a try? (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 31

Written by | January 31st, 2011

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The best green links in all the land:

  1. Would you drink milk from a recyclable papier-maché package? (Treehugger)
  2. Your favorite scented candle could be responsible for forest destruction. (Grist)
  3. A new study says that castrated reindeer are better at coping with climate change. But there has to be a better way! (Reuters, via Huffington Post Green)
  4. Arctic waters are warmer than they’ve ever been at any point in the past 2,000 years. (Green)
  5. Andrew Revkin explains “sustainable,” and answers many other pressing questions. (Dot Earth)

The Big Green (Living) Bus

Written by | August 19th, 2010

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It’s not your typical college road trip. Find out how a dozen students driving around the country on a bus actually helped the environment.

Climate Change Set to Get Personal

Written by | August 27th, 2009

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What does climate change mean to you?  Maybe you think about polar bears stranded on a melting ice block. But climate change is going to be a lot more personal to U.S. residents than that, according to a new analysis released today by The Nature Conservancy. Longer, drier droughts could wither crops and push family […]

Dear Apple: Are Green MacBooks All We Get?

Written by | December 5th, 2008

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Last night I saw one of those ubiquitous Apple ads touting the environmental benefits of the new MacBook computer, and listing the following green attributes of the latest Apple must-have: •    An aluminum and glass enclosure that is “completely recyclable”; •    The ability to “run on a quarter of the power of a single light […]

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