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Richard Stuebi: The Role of Government in Advancing the Green Economy 19.4.2009 Green on
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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Eating local means figuring out your "food miles" 18.4.2009 Seattle Times: Health
"Food miles" — how far food travels from the producer to your home — have become the latest preoccupation for folks concerned about their ecological footprint. But food miles are a complex matter not easy to calculate. King County's EcoConsumer Tom Watson has put together a guide to different options as you try to buy food produced closer to home — comparing farmers markets, natural food stores, home-delivery services, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscriptions, and full-service grocery stores.
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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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Residents can conserve energy with small lifestyle adjustments 18.4.2009 The Daily Record: Local
Paul Mantell and his wife, Avery Hart, of Kinnelon have been making small changes in their lifestyles to help conserve energy and protect the environment.
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Atlanta becomes 1st Zero Waste Zone in South 18.4.2009 CNN: Top Stories
Last year, downtown Atlanta lost a convention to another Southern city because the visiting group perceived the other city as "greener" than Atlanta. The loss propelled Holly Elmore into action.
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Energy-efficient home upgrades save money at tax time 18.4.2009 Seattle Times: Real Estate
Congress tripled the tax credit for energy-efficiency home improvements when it passed the latest stimulus plan. The tax credit now covers up to 30 percent of the cost of products installed this year and next.
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Green business practices mix profit, altruism 18.4.2009 Salt Lake Tribune
When Scott Dwire launched his green general contracting business in 2005, few people knew what that meant. "They wanted to know what we did and why we did it," said Dwire, who owns Planet Conscious Resources in Harrisville near North Ogden.
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Luxury Brands Cope With an Image Problem 18.4.2009 Newsweek Top Stories International
Having lots of fancy toys is suddenly not so ...
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Commentary on The Global Food Security Act (SB 384) 18.4.2009 Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy - Institute for Food and Development Policy

By Annie Shattuck, Food First Policy Analyst
Published in Foreign Policy in Focus
April 17, 2009

Editor: Emily Schwartz Greco

Editor's Note: This commentary was adapted from the report "Why the Lugar-Casey Global Food Security Act will Fail to Curb Hunger," by Annie Shattuck and Eric Holt-Giménez. (Food First Policy Brief No. 18. Institute for Food and Development Policy. Oakland, California.)

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