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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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Where can I find a large storage tank for a large scale rain catchment system? What type of tank if recommended? 12° (12 replies)

The Homestead will be putting in a large scale rain catchment system once we have our new roof (lots of leaks) on this summer. Ideally, I would be interested in a 1.5-2 story cylindrical holding tank to be placed outside near the house. I can't seem to find anything on ...

Started by Jayne Bielecki in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Recycling, Water

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GM crops increase pesticide use 11° (6 replies)

From Organic Consumers Association "According to a recent (December 2008) global summary report from the Worldwatch Institute: 1) The U.S. leads the world, by far, in genetically engineered crop production and consumption. 2) The widespread planting of crops genetically engineered to resist specific pesticides (which allows farmers to apply more ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Genetic Modification, Organic, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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2009 Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards 2° (2 replies)

Hi all, this is just a quick note to request your nominations for our 'Best low carbon transport & technology' in the Responsible Tourism Awards 2009 (founded and organised by online travel agent responsibletravel.com, in association with The Telegraph, Geographical Magazine, BBC World News, and World Travel Market). Since 2004 ...

Started by Alex Lyons in May 2009, about Electric vehicles, Environment & Wildlife, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Transport, Travel

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Please take a minute to read this! 1° (1 reply)

Hey all, I'm sure some of you have heard of the Pepsi Refresh Everything grant. In case you haven't, Pepsi is basically giving away millions of dollars every month to various causes submitted by everyday people wishing to help out in their community. Ideas that people submit are voted on ...

Started by Luke J. in April 2010, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Education, Environment & Wildlife, Green energy

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Curtailing new coal mining operations 1° (1 reply)

It is abundantly clear that coal mining is an environmental disaster on many levels. Certainly, Big Coal is doing a masterful job keeping the facts of how mining coal brutalizes the environment under the radar of the general public. Recently, two colleagues of min -- Clair Jones of Utah Chapter ...

Started by Steve T. in November 2009, about Celebrities, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Events, Water, Weather

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Global Youth Panel 2° (2 replies)

Hello to everyone! As you all know the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference is approaching, and here at Debatewise we are attempting to put together a one thousand strong panel of young people to debate the issues that arise in Copehagen. We want this panel to contain people from every country ...

Started by Ricky D. in October 2009, about Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Global Dimming, Logging, Pollution, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water, Weather

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