Tag: green business

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Matt Arnold

Written by | May 21st, 2013

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What’s an environmentalist doing on Wall Street? Nature Conservancy CEO Mark Tercek interviews JPMorgan’s Head of Environmental Affairs, Matt Arnold, to find out.

Hollywood Turns the Yellow Brick Road Green

Written by | February 28th, 2013

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The Nature Conservancy explored on the set of “Oz: The Great and Powerful” to find out how Hollywood incorporates environmentally friendly practices during production.

Unsung Heroes: Corporate Sustainability Officers

Written by | May 11th, 2012

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For a growing number of companies, “going green” is now a core business strategy. What do these companies leading the way in environmental sustainability have in common?

Greening Latin America: Investing in Nature for a Sustainable Future

Written by | December 13th, 2011

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New allies in Latin America are showing businesses that improving sustainability has a positive impact on their bottom line, local communities and the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 23

Written by | May 23rd, 2011

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Hey, we’re all still here! Let’s celebrate with some great green news:

  1. Protected land is protecting communities in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin from flooding. (NPR)
  2. The more energy-efficient your home/appliance/car/etc. is, the more energy you burn…maybe. (The Daily Green)
  3. What are we going to do about all that plastic in the ocean? (Green)
  4. Ask Umbra offers up more eco-friendly alternatives to those ubiquitous single-serving coffee cups. (Grist)
  5. One blogger doesn’t believe we can shop our way to sustainability. Here’s why. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 25

Written by | January 25th, 2011

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Get your green news in 5 easy links:

  1. The Northeast is the new Artic. Brrrr. (The New York Times)
  2. Dow’s collaboration with the Conservancy is “a small step for a company, a giant leap for critters of all kinds,” says Joel Makower. (Green Biz)
  3. Cyber-thieves hack the Czech carbon registry and make off with $38 million in carbon credits. (Mongabay)
  4. REDD needs to focus on the needs of local people, says a new report. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. One of Obama’s top climate and energy advisers is stepping down–what impact will her departure have? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 3

Written by | January 3rd, 2011

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Does your new year’s resolution involve keeping up with the latest and greatest in green news? Good.

  1. Another worthwhile new year’s resolution? Sticking to “meatless Mondays.” (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Is your toilet paper leading to the destruction of old-growth forests? (The Daily Green)
  3. Banana peels are dirty-water fighters. (Treehugger)
  4. California’s set to enact a ton of new green laws in 2011. (LA Times)
  5. Extra-credit reading: Check out the 10 “most hopeful” business-related green stories of 2010. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 29

Written by | September 29th, 2010

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The day’s best green news…CGM FTW!

  1. Congrats to the United Kingdom, which is now home to the world’s largest offshore wind farm. (CleanTechnica)
  2. On the other side of the pond, the United States and Mexico are teaming up to try to keep methane gas out of the atmosphere. (Green)
  3. Green=green. Here’s why it’s a good idea for businesses to adopt eco-innovations. (GreenBiz)
  4. Tiny little phytoplankton could be like the puppetmasters of hurricanes, suggests new research. (Wired)
  5. Another sad effect of the Gulf oil spill: soaring depression rates among Gulf residents. (AFP via Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 4

Written by | August 4th, 2010

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Happy Cool Green Wednesday!

  1. Despite federal protection, cute little California sea otters are on the decline, and no one seems to know why. (Wired)
  2. Up to 80 percent of the world’s marine species remain undiscovered, says a new study. (YaleE360)
  3. Climate legislation might be at a standstill, but the climate isn’t taking a break. (DotEarth)
  4. Static kill sounds great and all, but experts say the relief well is the only way to really shut down the Gulf oil spill for good. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Since 2007, more than a trillion dollars has been invested in green business. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 4

Written by | May 4th, 2010

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Heard any good news lately? In addition to the latest on the Gulf oil spill, which is still very bad news, we’re bringing you some positive stories on a growing green economy (weeee!) and new developments in recycling (yay!):

  1. A bummer for non-coastal U. S. songbirds: the side effects of the oil spill might mess up their migrations. (Mongabay)
  2. A new study claims that the U.S. could completely get rid of coal emissions in 20 years, using only current technologies and/or stuff that will be ready to go within a decade. (EcoGeek)
  3. Will the oil spill spur changes in public opinion– and policy– toward climate and clean energy? (CleanTechnica)
  4. A new report shows that the green economy is growing, but slowly. (Green)
  5. Pepsi rolls out a sort-of reverse vending machine that recycles cans and bottles and gives out prizes. (GreenBiz)
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