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Waiting for a universal carbon measurement tool... 3° (3 replies)

I only hope the 'powers that be' hurry up and get this sorted out. I really want to be able to start to look at/analyse international data but no-one seems interested... sigh.

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Energy Saving

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Green Washing - Have you been fooled? 7° (7 replies)

I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference that addressed "Green Washing". I always thought that I was careful in the things that I purchased, using "green" products and purchasing from manufacturers who utilized "green" practices in their manufacturing process, but I learned there were a lot of manufacturers ...

Started by Virginia L. in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Industry & Business, Media, Recycling

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Electrasol's effect on the environment (hint: it's not good). 2° (2 replies)

It has been known that phosphate has been bad for the environment for quite some time. Since 1977, the government has banned phosphate levels over 0.5 in laundry detergents. Why then, do Electrasol tabs contain 8.7% phosphate content? The gels have less, 4.9%, but still far more than the environmentally-safe ...

Started by Vadim G. in August 2008, about Clean Technologies, Environment & Wildlife, Pollution, Water

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Your coal-driven or nuclear profit-making electric car! 5° (5 replies)

Electric cars are being touted as a 'green' option, but where does your electricity come from now? Chances are, it comes from coal or nuclear, at least in part. So what makes you think that if electric cars become the norm, things will change at all? All that will happen ...

Started by Leanne V. in July 2008, about Clean Technologies

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The World Bank cites bio-fuels for causing 75% increase in food prices. How come food in US hasn't increased by this amount? 3° (3 replies)

World Bank points to food riots in Bangladesh and Egypt. Yet we've not been so badly effected here in the U.S. Why not?

Started by Brian O. in July 2008, about Food, Industry & Business

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Does your company have a sustainability program? 2° (2 replies)

We're all making sacrifices in our own lives to try to help the environment... what projects and energy saving efforts have the companies you work for been making?

Started by Matthew W. in August 2008, about Industry & Business

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Top 10 green companies 2008? 3° (3 replies)

CNN thinks these guys were worth a mention for going above and beyond last year: 1. Honda (www.honda.com) 2. Continental Airlines (www.continental.com) 3. Suncor (www.suncor.com) 4. Tesco (www.tesco.com) 5. Alcan (www.alcan.com) 6. PG&E (www.pge.com) 7. SC Johnson (www.scjohnson.com) 8. Goldman Sachs (www2.goldmansachs.com) 9. Swiss Re (www.swissre.com) 10. Hewlett-Packard (www.hp.com) Who ...

Started by Matthew W. in August 2008, about Economics, Finance & Money, Industry & Business

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Sustainable Building at or below conventional cost 1° (1 reply)

Using our tradmarked project delivery method called Total Project Management: Driven to the POWER of g, we continue to deliver buildings that are at least LEED Gold Certified below conventional budgets Northland Pines High School - Eagle River, WI -23% below the national average cost of all public high schools ...

Started by Pete Hoffman in November 2008, about Air Quality, Architecture, Design, Economics, Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Finance & Money, Green energy, Industry & Business, Recycling

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Coal = Devastation 5° (5 replies)

It's 10am, do you know where your electricity has been? Does your provider buy electricity from power plants using coal sourced from mountain top removal, MTR, operations. Coal is bad enough on it's own merits as a climate destroying fossil fuel but the "ecocide" of mountaintop removal is completely out ...

Started by C Robb W. in November 2008, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Consumerism, Deforestation, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Pollution

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The US can reduce energy use by 30% through efficiency alone. 2° (2 replies)

"Rocky Mountain Institute's Energy and Resources Team has just published a report that shows the opportunity for 30 percent energy savings in the United States. Assessing the Electric Productivity Gap and the U.S. Efficiency Opportunity analyzed electric productivity state by state, and found a significant gap between the highest and ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Energy Saving

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