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Michael DeJong: The Hypocrisy of Green 21.4.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Unfortunately, Earth Day for many has become yet another narcoleptic occasion to enact pointless environmental rituals while denouncing the greed and excesses they also find themselves ankle deep in.
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The Green Generation Prepares for 40th Annual Earth Day 21.4.2009 ENS
The Green Generation Prepares for 40th Annual Earth Day
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EPA announces collegiate Green Power winners; competition fails to change power buying habits 21.4.2009 Gristmill

The Ivy League is the greenest of them all, according to the EPA, which today announced the college and university winners of the Green Power challenge—a competition to motivate American schools to purchase more renewable energy.



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The Price Is Right: Green Edition With Ed Begley, Jr. 21.4.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
LOS ANGELES — Green prizes are coming on down at "The Price Is Right." In observance of Earth Day, Wednesday's episode of the CBS game...
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The Costs and Benefits of Better Design 21.4.2009 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com

Wendy Jedlicka of Jedlicka Design talks with GreenBiz Radio about explaining the benefits of green design to clients, countering the idea that green has to carry a premium and making sense of language related to sustainability.

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Starbucks Makes Big Investment in Fair Trade 20.4.2009 TreeHugger
CoopeTarrazu co-op We love our Small-Marts, independent bookstores, locally owned coffee shops. But you can't get around the fact that when the big boys like Walmart or Starbucks make a move, it has impact. We also love Fair Trade, and you can't get around the fact that while only ten percent of the coffee sold at Starbucks is Fair Trade Certified, that still makes them the largest purchaser in the world, buying forty million pounds of it this year. It can't get enough of the stuff. So now Starbucks is setting up a $20 million Small Farmer Sustainability Initiative (SFSI) to crank up the volume.... ...
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Is Local Food Better? Yes, But There's More 20.4.2009 Commondreams.org Views
by Sarah DeWeerdt

In 1993, a Swedish researcher calculated that the ingredients of a typical Swedish breakfast-apple, bread, butter, cheese, coffee, cream, orange juice, sugar-traveled a distance equal to the circumference of the Earth before reaching the Scandinavian table. In 2005, a researcher in Iowa found that the milk, sugar, and strawberries that go into a carton of strawberry yogurt collectively journeyed 2,211 miles (3,558 kilometers) just to get to the processing plant.

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Daniel C. Esty: Reset Regulation: An Earth Day Focus on Sustainability 20.4.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Smart regulation can channel corporate and individual efforts toward sustainable economic growth that is durable because it rests on solid underpinnings -- not externalized costs.
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Greenpeace vs Kleenex: More Than a Feeling (Video) 20.4.2009 TreeHugger
Greenpeace Spoofs Kleenex Ads When I wrote about Greenpeace's assertion that , the post attracted a good deal of traffic. But of course it's not just folks wiping their butts on ancient forest that we have to worry about - many of us are b... ...
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US$600 Billion-Plus World Carbon Trade Market Projected By 2013 20.4.2009 TreeHugger
Carbon trades interface. Image credit: SBI has made a US$679 billion annual carbon market projection for its market intelligence report, being offered to prospective carbon traders. The number is worth discussing, even if only as an order of magnitude esitmate, to frame our understanding of the global, and hopefully well-managed, carbon trading regime that is to come. For the SBI announcement of report availability see . (As the fu... ...
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Marianne Schnall: This Year Make Earth Day a Family Affair 20.4.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Here are some environmentally conscious activity ideas to celebrate Earth Day.
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Vietnam celebrates Liberation Day 19.4.2009 Green Left Weekly issue #780
There are two unforgettable images of Vietnam’s Liberation Day on April 30, 1975.
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Richard Stuebi: The Role of Government in Advancing the Green Economy 19.4.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Last week, I wrote a sizable check to the IRS. I wasn't exactly happy about it, but I was happy for the fact that it...
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ENN Interviews President/CEO of New York's Go Green Expo 18.4.2009 Environmental News Network
Go Green Expo, the largest environmentally-focused business and consumer show in New York's history, is returning to New York City for the second year April 17-19, 2009 at the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan. ENN spoke with Bradford Rand, CEO and Founder of Go Green Expo to learn more about this exciting event.
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Homo sociens and the New Ecological Growth Economy 17.4.2009 Environmental News Network
A new economy is on the doorstep. It's not the economy we used to know as "the new economy." It's not the information-technology-driven growth of the last few decades, although that makes up part of the new economy. A new economy is rapidly emerging, one which will transform the ways that people live and do business.
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98% of Green Labeled Products are Actually Greenwashed 17.4.2009 TreeHugger
We're all familiar with the . But the newest statistic is still staggering. According to , only 2% of products labeling themselves as green are completely legit in their claims. The remaining 98%, not so much.... ...
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How Sustainable Thinking Can Change Design 17.4.2009 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com

Terry Swack, co-founder and CEO of SustainableMinds.com, spoke with GreenBiz Radio about how sustainable design can help companies through the economic downturn and into the future, and where design changes need to be made to have the biggest impact.

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MELLO Bamboo Stool by Ekobo 16.4.2009 TreeHugger
You probably came across some of . If you like their work, which incorporates ethical production and eco-friendly materials, check out the MELLO stools. Glossy, minimalist and funky looking, the bamboo poufs are stackable, come in two sizes and the many bright colours that are typical for products. ... ...
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Artificial Trees Could Cool Climate 16.4.2009 Environmental News Network
A new kind of tree could cool the planet by removing a major greenhouse gas from the planet's atmosphere.
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Red Meat or Chicken? Why It's Wise to Stay Away from Both 16.4.2009 AlterNet
Cutting out red meat while still eating chicken doesn't address the fact that the industrial model for raising both is very bad for the environment.
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