EARTH DAY COUNTDOWN – Big Green Purse Meets Green Biz!

  Under the visionary leadership of Joel Makower, GreenBiz.com has been the leading chronicler of green business trends for years. The company tracks new eco developments in the corporate arena, offers impartial analysis of green products and services, and helps corporations understand the benefits that protecting the environment can have for their bottom line. I […]

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EARTHDAY COUNTDOWN – Have a Big Green Book Party

Celebrate the many great green reads coming out this month with a  Big Green Book Party. Here’s how: Invitations : Reduce paper and postage costs by inviting your guests electronically. Apart from being quick and easy, Evite is free; Sendomatic charges a small fee, but there’s no advertising on its website. If you want to […]

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EARTH DAY COUNTDOWN BEGINS…with sex!

Earth Day is the last day you want to use as an excuse to add to the world’s population. Instead, practice "green" sex – "safe" sex with an eco-twist.  *Toss used condoms in the trash, not the toilet. The jury’s out on whether latex condoms are biodegradable. Regardless, they’re a better option than polyurethane. "French […]

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Plant a Tree for Every Book You Read

Want to get a new book but worry about its environmental impact? Worry a little bit less. With the help of Eco-Libris, you can plant a tree for every book you buy or read. Says Raz  Godelnik, an Eco-Libris co-founder, the company works with readers, publishers, writers, bookstores, and others in the book industry to […]

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Nordstrom Bags It

Nordstrom, the upscale department store chain, is getting on the "green" bag bandwagon. The company recently announced that, starting in April, it will begin transitioning to shopping bags, gift boxes and tissue paper that are 100% recyclable. It’s not clear if those bags will be made from recycled paper or some other material, though during […]

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New EPA Clean Air Standards Show Why Consumer Action is so Critical

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – the federal guardian of clean air – has issued new standards to control smog that scientists and environmental organizations are criticizing for not going far enough. EPA’s action offers a stark reminder that, in the absence of meaningful regulations, consumer action is critical if we’re going to reduce air […]

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